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“See me as I am”

“See me as I am”

TAN Sri Rafidah Aziz, 68, has been a towering figure in Malaysian politics for the past three decades. Born in Selama, Perak, in 1943, she became at age 30 Member of Parliament for Kuala Kangsar, and remains the incumbent. In 1987, she was appointed international trade and industry minister. Her political career has not been […]

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Harith Iskander’s “Race Malaysia”

Harith Iskander’s “Race Malaysia”

STAND-UP comedian Harith Iskander Musa is dead serious when it comes to being Malaysian. Of Malay and Scottish descent, he had a hard time ticking a box within the racial category when he was growing up. “Why don’t we get rid of the four boxes and just have one box. Race: Malaysia,” he tells The […]

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“More Malaysian than a lot of Malaysians”

“More Malaysian than a lot of Malaysians”

HE’s a first-generation Malaysian with a German Jewish name. But Hans Isaac, whose full name is actually Gerald Hans Isaac, says he is “more Malaysian than a lot of Malaysians”. Isaac is a well-known actor with numerous film credits and awards and he is today famously known for successfully directing his debut film Cuci (2008), […]

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Citizen of the universe

Citizen of the universe

“THIS country runs on fear. Decisions are made out of fear,” declares artist Ahmad Zakii Anwar on what he doesn’t appreciate about Malaysia. The Nut Graph met the painter on 14 Jan 2010 to probe him on how his Malaysian identity influences his artwork, including of the nude male body — a touchy subject for […]

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M’sia remains on high alert for influenza A (H1N1) (Updated 6.16pm)

M’sia remains on high alert for influenza A (H1N1) (Updated 6.16pm)

JOHOR BARU, 21 May 2009: The government will remain on high alert for influenza A(H1N1) even though the country has been declared free of local transmission of the virus. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said that checks at entry points would continue, especially on those arriving from affected countries such as the United States. […]

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Jamilah’s ‘killer’ may be charged under Section 302

JOHOR BARU, 19 May 2009: Police have proposed that the snatch thief responsible for the death of Jamilah Selamat on 5 May be charged under Section 302 of Penal Code which carries the mandatory death sentence. Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Sharif said investigation papers have been handed over to the Deputy Public […]

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