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“I am extremely Melayu”

“I am extremely Melayu”

LEGENDARY Malaysian dancer Ramli Ibrahim, 58, has been captivating audiences with his performances and choreography of Indian classical dance for almost three decades. After returning from Australia, Ramli founded Sutra Dance Theatre in 1983. He has gone on to perform and win awards both locally and overseas, and has also groomed many a talented dancer. [...]

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“Not Malays full stop”

“Not Malays full stop”

PLANTATION Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok is one of the more outspoken federal government leaders. On a few occasions, especially when it comes to issues affecting Sabahans, he’s spoken up against cabinet positions. The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) president supports the use of “Allah” for Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Christians. He [...]

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Of buildings, songket and talent

Of buildings, songket and talent

IN this interview with BFM89.9, Veritas Design Group principal Lillian Tay and Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah chairperson Suryani Senja Alias talk about what needs to be done to nurture and keep creative talent in Malaysia. On building designs and architecture, Tay says that “buildings have to serve a purpose and give it life beyond a [...]

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has become the first major Malaysian political party to hold direct elections which are currently ongoing. The elections will allow the party’s approximately 400,000 members to vote directly not only for their division chiefs but also their president, deputy president, vice-presidents and supreme council members. The elections has already seen some [...]

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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Can PAS and DAP survive hudud law dispute?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Can PAS and DAP survive hudud law dispute?

MALAYSIANS have been seeing PAS and DAP cooperate on a level not thought possible before. When DAP Member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching received brickbats from Umno for speaking in a surau’s prayer room, PAS leaders spoke up in her defence, saying non-Muslims are allowed in Muslim houses of worship. Earlier this year, Umno leaders [...]

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Whither MACC?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Whither MACC?

ONE year ago, on 16 July 2009, DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock was found dead at the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Shah Alam. Teoh had been interrogated for almost 11 hours. The inquest into his mysterious death is still ongoing. More recently, the MACC summoned two Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Selangor [...]

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