What’s DAP gonna do about Interlok?

“I read the novel and found it repugnant not only to the sensibility of Indians Malaysian but also to Chinese Malaysians, and even Malays,” — M. Kulasegaran DAP vice-chairman Observing that Interlok has a political agenda, Kula added too that the novel is vile and gross. He was reported by Malaysiakini as saying, “You can’t … Continue reading

Star uses threatening headlines on Namewee but Siti Inshah not even named in all reports

Irony of ironies, the first of four police reports against Namewee was lodged at Kulaijaya police headquarters on Aug 28. Kulaijaya is the school district of the bigoted Ketuanan Melayu principal who had ordered the prayer bracelets of her Hindu students to be cut, according to details in the police reports against her. Siti Inshah … Continue reading

Guan Eng’s mistake – big deal or no big deal?

Yesterday in ‘Tsk, tsk, tsk, Guan Eng does it again’, we took a light dig at the Penang chief minister’s penchant for trying to outdo his Muslim colleagues and opponents in showing off Islamic credentials. Our readers Umar Rentaka and Ahmad Syafiq put in their rejoinders to our posting, saying: “Just a spelling mistake la” and … Continue reading

Who needs a social contract?

(This article was originally published in the Sun on September 4, 2009.) Who needs a social contract? Kee Thuan Chye LAST week, I heard on BFM Radio an interview with a Malaysian about the meaning of Merdeka. When he was asked about the so-called “social contract” that was supposedly made by our founding fathers, and … Continue reading