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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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Wong Ho Leng (Sibu)

Wong Ho Leng (Sibu)

SIBU Member of Parliament (MP) Wong Ho Leng’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions.

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Enforcing the law equally

Enforcing the law equally

EVER looked both ways while driving and asked your passengers, “See any police?” before making an illegal U-turn? Or snuck a call on your mobile phone without a hands-free kit while driving? Or driven past the traffic lights just as they turned red? If so, did you know you were breaking the law? And if [...]

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Signs from Sibu

Signs from Sibu

WHAT is the biggest significance of the Sibu by-election outcome?  I now believe it is not that Sarawak Pakatan Rakyat (PR) won its first seat since the recent establishment of its Sarawak chapter or that Barisan Nasional (BN) remains five seats away from retaining its parliamentary two-thirds majority.  It is the outright rejection of clientelism [...]

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Who supports Perkasa?

Who supports Perkasa?

“It is necessary for the government to delay any allocation and approval of projects for the community. They show no appreciation to BN government’s efforts, even though the BN government had to hurt the feelings of the Malay [Malaysian] and the natives.” “All their demands are fulfilled by the government but they do not know [...]

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Reporting on Sibu

Reporting on Sibu

Investigating frontpage stories after the Sibu by-election… (© clarita | morguefile.com) (Corrected at 5.55pm, 18 May 2010) THE day after Sibu fell to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in a closely-watched and fought by-election, what kind of frontpage stories greeted Malaysians in the press? With some newspapers relegating the news of the week to a second [...]

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