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With People Like Chen Man Hin Advising the DAP, Should We Be Worried?

January 11, 2010


In the debate over the use of “Allah” by Christians in Malaysia, I was interested to learn what the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) feels about this issue. And so I read the opinion piece crafted by DAP’s Life Adviser Dr Chen Man Hin, only to be disappointed – but somewhat unsurprised – by the […]

Men in skullcaps drag cow-head in protest against Hindu temple

August 29, 2009


On Thursday morning I woke up to an sms from mom to say that our beloved cat Comot has died. I was devastated to learn the news, particularly since it was only three weeks ago that I last saw her, during my recent trip back to the family home. I will miss the way she […]

Flip-Flopping in Malaysia: Should We Revert to Teaching Science and Mathematics in Malay?

August 10, 2009


In July this year, the Malaysian Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a decision to reverse the 6-year experiment of teaching Science and Mathematics to school students in English, citing research findings which showed low levels of proficiency among both teachers and students, particularly those from rural or disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Teachers’ inability to communicate effectively […]

“Jangan Campur Tangan Urusan Dalaman Kami!”

August 7, 2008


“Jangan campur tangan urusan dalaman kami!” Kata-kata ini tidak hanya berkumandang di negara kita sahaja. Bahkan, slogan ini kerap kali digunakan oleh kerajaan-kerajaan korup dan tertutup seperti Zimbabwe, China dan Burma apabila kelakuan mereka dipersoal pihak luar. Sejahat-jahat Amerika Syarikat, tak pernah pun Condoleeza Rice dan sekutu-sekutunya mengamuk apabila dicemuh orang asing. Boleh dikatakan sesiapa […]

How to Make Your Very Own Statutory Declaration

July 4, 2008


Statutory declarations seem to be the rage these days, the latest coming from P.Balasubramaniam, the former private investigator of disgraced political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda. We at kampunghouse are ever eager to adopt a trend, so as a service to our fellow Malaysians, we’d like to give a rough guide to making your own statutory […]

The Rosmah Saga: Soap Opera, Crime Drama or Thriller Gone Horribly Wrong?

June 25, 2008


In America, the mass media is saturated with juicy and often lurid details of their celebrities behaving badly. The public is constantly fed with daily news of drug overdose, public drunkenness and all-round debauchery that characterize the wild and crazy lives of the Hollywood glitterati. In our sensible, conservative country, the artistes and celebrities that […]

There’s Nothing Quite as Ex as an Ex-PM

June 7, 2008


Reading the Malaysian papers these days – itself an act that can at best be described as anti-intelligent – we sometimes wonder if a time machine’s been invented and we’re back in the 90s. As ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad makes a comeback in the headlines, we can only sigh over the double-despair of being administered […]