Bakri Musa confused about Confucianism

The following article is another one from Ktemoc Konsiders. This time, the ever-vigilant Ktemoc takes the prolific and highly intellegent blogger M. Bakri Musa to task for carelessly making assumptions without checking the facts. ————————— Dr Bakri Musa, a surgeon who practises in the USA, and writes prolificly and eruditely on Malaysian and Malay affairs, … Continue reading

Prince vs Prince – what will the Royal Malaysian Police do now?

The Negeri Sembilan royal house is claiming that one of their members was abused and threatened with a gun by a member of the Johor royal house – and that the police are not doing anything about it.

One would wonder how the police would conduct their interrogations on the Johor royal being accused. But then, it would be unbecoming for the police to sit by and do nothing since the Negeri Sembilan royal family has gone public with the case with photographic evidence.

Ganyang Singapura?

This article was published in Patrick Teoh’s blog regarding Ng Yen Yen’s call for Malaysian foods to be claimed as exclusively “Malaysian”. The news item was funny as heck, but I think Patrick’s comments are as funny as 2 hecks! – Eyes Wide Open ————————- Eh! All gone already la. She yens for the time … Continue reading

A letter from an East Malaysian

This letter has been circulating on the Internet lately. It is a heartfelt opinion from our fellow citizen across the South China Sea. It certainly gives us something to think about this Malaysia Day. —————————— Your Malaysia Isn’t My Malaysia by Erna Mahyuni I hate Merdeka day. There, I said it. I hate that people … Continue reading

An excellent example of balanced reporting – from Indonesia

by Eyes Wide Open The Jakarta Post’s op-ed piece entitled “Battling for shared cultures” is an excellent example of responsible and balanced journalism. It presents both sides of the story factually, and the language is carefully calm and reasoned. Even though the winds from the Republic are fiercely buffeting our nation, the Indonesian press is … Continue reading

Malaysian media and Indonesian media – a quick comparison

by Eyes Wide Open This is a story taken from the NST. It’s very interesting from a writer’s point of view. Because it really shows very clearly the difference in mindset between the Indonesian government and the Malaysian government’s attitude towards the media. It also reveals the media’s attitudes themselves about their roles and relationship … Continue reading

A Malay Singaporean’s reply to Zainuddin’s article

Every day now, when we step out of our flats, we see our Chinese, Indian and perhaps Eurasian neighbours. We share the same lifts, corridors, void decks, community parks and common spaces. We go to the same schools and workplaces. Our parliamentary representatives are multiracial. Malay Singaporeans are as much a part of the everyday realities of Chinese, Indian and Eurasian Singaporeans as they are of ours. This cannot be said of Malay and non-Malay Malaysians. In short, Malay Malaysians and Malay Singaporeans live in different political and social realities.

Fuiyoh Khairy!

by Eyes Wide Open The Star reports: Khairy: Don’t test our patience PETALING JAYA: Indonesians should not continue to test the patience of Malaysians, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. “Indonesians should understand that Malaysians are also sensitive, and get angry at hearing our country labelled negatively, and seeing our national flag burnt. “We realise … Continue reading

The inevitable demise of Ketuanan Melayu

Nothing seems to be going right for these KeMaNo types and their lackeys these days. I can’t help but wonder whether all that is happening in the country is a Divine message to UMNO/BN. Something like the 10 plagues God sent to Pharaoh to teach him a lesson and compel him to free His people from captivity.

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