Hmm, most interesting…Namewee’s quintessential Chineseness

By Sharifuddin A Latiff [Click on image for Mkini’s report] Namewee’s response to Perkasa Arman Azha’s inflammatory act was, poignantly, more civilised. In fact, he is almost stoically Confucian. Excerpted – Asked by journalists for his reaction to the protest, Namewee said: I have no comment, I’m not politician. I came here for an anti-racism … Continue reading

Kids say the darnest things

Drawing (source Wikipedia): “Someone has been wounded” – drawn by a 7-year-old child in Sderot Say a bunch of pupils from Kubang Pasu go on a school outing to Kuala Lumpur. How exciting! What questions will they ask teacher about the capital city? Another bunch of elementary school kids were on a bus trip to … Continue reading

Real champs vs a jaguh kampung

“Datuk Nicol David captured her 5th World Open squash title yesterday, in dominant fashion, securing her place in the pantheon of great squash players and edging her closer to be being the greatest female squash player ever” – read: TMI report. [Pix from squashsite.co.uk] “World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei defeated archrival Lin Dan … Continue reading

Nobody seems able to stop Perkasa now

By Hartal MSM As we post this, Mahathir should be addressing the Perkasa crowd right about now in Pasir Mas — Ibrahim Ali’s constituency. According to a notice in the Perkasa website, their patron will be greeted by 3,000 ‘warriors’ on motorcycles. The purpose of the Mahathir-Perkasa rally in Kelantan is — according to the … Continue reading

Malaysia-Instinct’s missing links

By Sharifuddin A Latiff Earlier on, in ‘What spooked Malaysia-Instinct?‘, I conjectured that it could have been something else that made the news portal going M.I.A. from the Net for a while. Meanwhile, RPK responded to Malaysia-Instinct’s Satu Hala with The Art of Spinning, replete with a photo and a Google map of the ‘crime scene’ … Continue reading

Mercedes on the roads/VIPs on cargo deck

Pix taken from IMEMC (July 9, 2010). The International Middle East Media Center is a Palestinian organization. The purpose of the Gaza flotilla was to break Israel’s naval blockade. Writing in the Gisborne Herald today, renowned scientist Dr Rodney Brooks  said the blockade was only partial, and hence did not precipitate any “humanitarian crisis” as … Continue reading

Don’t bluff lah! KL where got poor people one

Pix above: Holiday resort in Gaza (Source: al-Ahram/Egyptian media) Poverty in our capital city Kuala Lumpur has made international headlines; the news item was in India Times online aggregation. Segambut parliamentarian Lim Lip Eng told a press conference yesterday that he recently received written answers to his question from both Najib Razak and Federal Territories … Continue reading

Why police so antsy about ‘Negaraku’?

What happened on Sunday night? According to FMT, Anti-ISA protesters arrested In Petaling Jaya, anti-riot personnel moved in on some 300 protesters when they started singing the national anthem at 8pm. Later, the crowd gathered outside the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters, where those arrested were taken, and sang the Negaraku and lit candles. Once … Continue reading

Blog war: Haris vs Rocky #3

By Hartal MSM Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) is helming ‘Project 1805’ to raise concern about custodial deaths. SABM initiator and leading light, lawyer Haris Ibrahim has been careful and consistent in his phrasing “1,805 lives perished in our remand cells, prisons and detention centres between 2003 and 16th July, last year.” Haris is imputing … Continue reading

Malaysiakini following populist prejudice in using Mahathir’s ‘Zionist regime’ term

Pix: The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini with Hitler By Hartal MSM What kind of reporting is it by this Richard Loo Wai Hoong in Malaysiakini? His article titled ‘Dr M not anti-Jews, say seminar speakers’ starts with “Speakers at a seminar disputed that Dr Mahathir Mohamad was anti-Jewish, despite his former … Continue reading