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Surprises and football inspirations

Surprises and football inspirations

YOU know the old adage/cliché, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Here’s a prime example. In June, I joined a touring group of theatre performers from Perth, Australia to the Temple of Fine Arts in Johor Baru (JB), where we put on a show. Having been to the Temple of Fine Arts in Kuala [...]

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Not just 1Malaysia, but 15Malaysia

Not just 1Malaysia, but 15Malaysia

WHAT does it take for a non-Muslim to apply for an Islamic bank account in Malaysia? Ho Yuhang’s short film, Potong Saga, offers a comical exaggeration of one community’s misguided assumptions. In one scene, the protagonist played by Namewee nervously contemplates the sacrifice he assumes he has to make to qualify for the bank account, [...]

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The evolving Chinese Malaysian

The evolving Chinese Malaysian

RAPPER Wee Meng Chee, aka Namewee, was wrapped in controversy in July 2007 because of his national anthem parody Negarakuku. The six-minute video clip, which has been accessed by half a million viewers, touched on several “sensitive” issues such as police abuse, racial discrimination, and indolent civil servants. At that time certain quarters, including government [...]

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Time to nationalise Plus?

Time to nationalise Plus?

FOR the week of 22 to 28 Nov, the Chinese media highlighted the toll rebate incentive, the ongoing Pempena scandal; and Negarakuku rapper Wee Meng Chee being in hot water again over a YouTube clip. Oriental Daily‘s Liew Ching Wen reported on 24 Nov that because only 10% of car owners would be able to [...]

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