Interlok – DBP Violated Its Own Guidelines

by Eyes Wide Open HartalMSM recently came into possession of a document used by Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP) in evaluating manuscripts submitted to them to be considered for publication. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if the manuscript conforms to their standards. This form does set out some pretty good criteria, worthy … Continue reading

New Definition Of “Trial By Media” Courtesy of Utusan

by Eyes Wide Open In 2010, A-G Abd Gani Patail advised Khir Toyo not to pursue a trial-by-media in his land fraud case. He said that whatever he said in the media could be used against him and “The more you say, the more you are going to hurt yourself.” This is probably the first case in the world … Continue reading

Interlok – Shameless lies by DPM & media

by Eyes Wide Open Today could be one of the darkest days in Malaysian media for a long time. Because the media chose to publish what is obviously one of the most blatant lies ever told by those in power, surpassing the “looks like me, sounds like me, but not sure if it’s me” episode. … Continue reading

Arrest Datuk T, and don’t forget the reporters and editors!

By Reina In Malaysia, you are free to take pictures or videos of your naked self or while doing sexual acts. But the minute you distribute these pictures or video clips or screen them in public places, that’s when the law kicks in and it is deemed a criminal offence. This is where Datuk T, … Continue reading

Interlok – When a language lesson isn’t about language

by Eyes Wide Open Literature is indeed an excellent subject to help students develop communication skills, creative expression, critical thinking skills and appreciation of culture. Most of all, teaching literature should be about teaching the student to enjoy reading for himself/herself, so that through books he/she can gain an knowledge about things in the world-at-large. … Continue reading

Niat Baik, Niat Jahat

Lies – and there lies the problem By Reina Lie #1 Earlier this afternoon, the Deputy Prime Minister cum Education Minister said MIC President G. Palanivel was speaking to the three Indian members of the evaluation committee on the Interlok novel at that point in time. This piece of news was flashed on TV and … Continue reading

Interlok – a quick comparison with fundamental BTN doctrine

by Eyes Wide Open Lest I be accused again of spreading wild conpiracy theories, propagating overblown exaggerations and plain lying, this time I’m just going to present what is documented fact of BTN indoctrination, side by side with the MOE’s study guide for Interlok. And I’m not gonna make any comment at all lest some … Continue reading

Interlok protestors – liars, childish, ignorant, inconsistent and mad

Commentor “Yeah” has stepped up to the plate to defend Interlok from the “denials faced by the “uninformed masses – as embodied by the folks in hartalmsm”. We offered him a platform on HartalMSM to share his views on what great benefits Interlok would bring as a work of literature for BM students, as well … Continue reading

Interlok – haiya…mau bising buat apa?

by Eyes Wide Open Why it’s important to remove Interlok from the school syllabus? Simply because it is not a suitable book for present times, given the racial politics being incessantly played out at all levels of Malaysian government and society. In more matured times, perhaps this novel could be read with more open hearts … Continue reading

Interlok – haiya, kasi lia olang cakap lah!

by Eyes Wide Open When talking about Interlok, affluent liberals of all races continue with their cries of “Don’t be so sensitive la!” “Let them la, next election we will vote them out!” “Things described in the novel really happened, so what?” Tragically, such people are still choose to be ignorant of the fact that … Continue reading