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The life and works of P Ramlee

The life and works of P Ramlee

AN exhibition of 60 photographs celebrating Malaysia’s cinematic icon, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee, is being held at Badan Warisan Malaysia’s Heritage Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 24 June to 16 July 2011. The photographs show scenes from the legendary actor-singer-composer’s films from 1949 to 1973. The exhibition, organised by publisher MPH in association […]

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“Do not insult our intelligence”

“Do not insult our intelligence”

(All pics below courtesy of Sheila Majid) ONE of Malaysia’s most beloved singers, Datuk Sheila Majid has been wowing fans with her jazzy and R&B-flavoured brand of contemporary pop since the 1980s. From the release of her debut album Dimensi Baru in 1988 to the bestselling Legenda in honour of the late Tan Sri P […]

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Knowing our heroes

Knowing our heroes

(All pics below courtesy of Ahmad Sarji) VISITING Tun Ahmad Sarji’s office feels like taking a walk through Malaysian history. Photographs of national icons such as Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tan Sri P Ramlee line the walls, alongside old family portraits and pictures of Ahmad Sarji in the many roles he has played over the […]

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Malaysian musicals rock

Malaysian musicals rock

WHATEVER anyone wants to say about the Malaysian theatre scene, when it comes to musical theatre, I think we are getting somewhere. PGL the Musical promotional picture (source: pglthemusical.com.my) I have seen three different musicals at Istana Budaya — P Ramlee the Musical, Puteri Gunung Ledang (PGL) the Musical and lately, Cuci the Musical — […]

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Saya pun Melayu

Saya pun Melayu

The following is an excerpt of Datuk Zaid Ibrahim’s foreword in his second book Saya Pun Melayu, which was launched on 23 March 2009. He addresses issues of Malay identity, privilege and politics at a time of transition in Malaysia. PADA saya tidak ada untungnya kita menjadikan tafsiran siapa itu Melayu sebagai satu stereotaip atau […]

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