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Chinese Mosque Delay: The Bebalism of State Religious Authorities

January 31, 2007

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We are extremely disappointed and outraged at the State Religious Authorities of Malacca and Selangor, Perak Mufti Harussani Idris and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dr Abdullah Md Zin for what we view as a sustained and systematic official nonchalance in efforts to build mosques by the Chinese community. It is ridiculous that the […]

Malaysia – Pengeksport Elektronik, Pengimport Gaya Hidup

January 31, 2007

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Antara penggerak utama ekonomi Malaysia ialah sektor eksport yang diterajui industri pemasangan alat elektronik. Kebanyakan produk yang kita bangga-banggakan sebagai ‘Made In Malaysia’ hanyalah itu; ia dibuat saja di negara kita, tetapi idea produknya dirancang dan difikirkan orang-orang asing, yang sememangnya lebih kreatif dari rakyat tempatan. Satu lagi kebanggaan orang Malaysia ialah pusat-pusat membeli-belah gergasi […]

Porn Gets Complicated

January 30, 2007

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Not too long ago there was talk of placing restrictions on access to pornography in Malaysia. Internet users, many of them unmarried males aged between 18-29, were incensed and protested against what they saw as the state intruding yet again into the lives of the private citizen. This of course was not at all compounded […]

The Malaysian Stereotypes

January 29, 2007

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Stereotypes abound in virtually every country in the world, but perhaps no other society has such a wealth of stereotyping opportunities and potential as the one we call home. This country, alive and kicking with so many complex characters, moulded by their respective culture, religion and distinctive and quirky parental upbringing, provides a melting pot […]

Patutkah Sistem Kuota Dimansuh? Pandangan Seorang Melayu Yang Mementingkan Diri Sendiri

January 29, 2007

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Semakin ramai orang Melayu berpendapat sistem kuota yang mengutamakan Bumiputra tidak efisyen, kerana ia memberi ganjaran kepada orang yang tidak sepatutnya diganjari, manakala mereka yang berhak di kedudukannya dicemuh kerana disangka mendapat ganjaran hanya disebabkan status Bumiputra mereka.Hasilnya, ekonomi dan masyarakat Melayu kian mundur. Sebagai seorang Melayu yang ingin mendiami negara maju, yang mahukan yang […]

A Small But Significant Insight Into The Malaysian Labour Scene

January 27, 2007

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Yesterday, we posted an article titled ‘Mandarin-speaking Shop Assistants: Is This Racial Discrimination?’ where we questioned the validity of modern, culturally-neutral fashion outlets demanding Chinese-speaking shop assistants, amidst an urban, contemporary Malaysian society where most, if not all Malaysians, are assumed to be able to speak at least conversational Malay or English. We were surprised, […]

Mandarin-Speaking Shop Assistants: Is This Racial Discrimination?

January 26, 2007

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Not too long ago, we spotted job vacancies demanding Chinese-speaking shop assistants, in what are otherwise modern, culturally-odourless fashion outlets, in shopping malls scattered throughout the Klang Valley. This requirement presents an unnecessary barrier to workers of other races from getting paid employment and being part of a multiracial workforce. Although we are strong advocates […]