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World Cup

World Cup

The 2010 World Cup has been full of surprises so far. Granted, all-time favourites Brazil and Diego Maradona’s Argentina are still on course to meet in the finals. But who would have expected to see defending champion Italy and 2006 runner-up France going home after the first round? The once-mighty Azzurri failed to live up [...]

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Choosing to stay

Choosing to stay

Will Quah (all pics below courtesy of Will Quah) WILL Quah believes Malaysian television audiences are a lot cleverer that they’re given credit for. “I’ve heard high-ranking producers and executives say time and again that Malaysian audiences aren’t ready or are too stupid to understand certain issues — like politics, race, religion, wit and international [...]

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Holding MPs accountable

Holding MPs accountable

PETALING JAYA, 12 Feb 2010: The Nut Graph‘s MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project is similar to a German web-based initiative where people can pose questions to their elected representatives in the national parliament or Bundestag.   Abgeordnetenwatch.de, which literally means “watching Members of Parliament”, was a grassroots effort started in Hamburg in 2004. The [...]

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Where are Malaysia’s leaders?

Where are Malaysia’s leaders?

Germans standing on top of the Berlin Wall in 1989; it would be torn down in the following days (Wiki commons) “WHAT I wonder is, where are our leaders? It seems as if there is nobody Malaysians can look up to for leadership,” the woman in the audience said. I was moderating a panel discussion [...]

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Do secular laws benefit Muslims?

Do secular laws benefit Muslims?

“IN order for me to embrace, fully and publicly, my African-American, feminist lesbian identity, I didn’t believe I could simultaneously embrace, fully and publicly, my Muslim identity,” Aishah Shahidah Simmons tells The Nut Graph. “But given all the repression I’ve faced as an African-American, feminist lesbian, I have so many privileges in the world as [...]

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Chaos in the streets

Chaos in the streets

Traffic jam in KL city (Pic courtesy of Merdeka Review) 1 AUG 2009 was a nightmare for Klang Valley residents. Once peaceful streets — what many rightfully expected on a Saturday — were gridlocked in massive jams caused by police roadblocks all over Kuala Lumpur. Many were trapped in the horrendous traffic. Those who did [...]

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