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Why the government fears satire

Why the government fears satire

WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out […]

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Kak Nora disingkir!

Kak Nora disingkir!

Di mana Kak Nora? (© vikush | sxc.hu) HIDUP saya sudah porak-peranda, hati saya gundah-gulana, dan fikiran saya haru-biru. Selama beberapa minggu kebelakangan ini, saya melayari laman TepiKain.com.my untuk sajian terkini daripada penulis pujaan saya, Kak Nora, tetapi hampa. Mula-mula saya fikir Kak Nora cuti, jadi dia berehat seketika daripada kolum nasihatnya. Apabila tulisan Kak […]

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Nasihat tentang liwat

Nasihat tentang liwat

MINGGU lepas, saya memang pening kepala mencari idea untuk kolum saya kali ini. Tiba-tiba, setelah berjam-jam melayari internet, saya terjumpa satu laman web baru, www.tepikain.com.my, yang berkisarkan hiburan, gaya hidup, dan kemusykilan agama. Saya tertarik dengan ruangan nasihat untuk minggu tersebut. Saya rasa baik saya muatkan semula di sini kandungan soalan utamanya, sebab ia mungkin […]

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Dirty Malay phrasebook!

Dirty Malay phrasebook!

THIS gem was spotted on the blog of one Anthony Monteiro, the sadly underappreciated Malaysian art critic. He wrote it in November 2008, but recent events have made the subject more topical than ever, so he has consented to my reproducing his work here: (Source: Wikipedia) You probably know the British sextet Monty Python, whether […]

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Melayu’s Guidelines for children’s book award

Melayu’s Guidelines for children’s book award

The following is a response to the article Creation of award for authors of children’s books published on 14 Nov in The Nut Graph. In anticipation of the above, I’d like to propose a first draft of: Guidelines for the Malaysian Excellence in Literature Award for Youth Unity (Melayu) Submissions Submissions to Melayu must comply […]

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You don’t mess with the Dewan!

You don’t mess with the Dewan!

(© Leaf / Dreamstime) ONE early morning two weeks ago, a group of 15 citizens from a Petaling Jaya constituency filed into a chartered bus. They carried blazers and jackets in varying states of crinkled-ness. Almost all were more alert than any amount of coffee could explain. James, an electrician by profession, had a digital […]

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