Archive for January, 2007

The Year of Believing Dangerously

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Faith, it appears, is no longer a private matter for Malaysians. This has been the year of believing dangerously; a year where the issue of personal belief and the choice of one’s faith has become a public concern; with debates being taken into the public sphere and consequently politicised. At the heart of the matter [...]

Hang Tuah Sucks: Why We Need to Deconstruct Our Flawed Heroes.

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Betuahnya negara yang tidak ber-Tuah.
There are times when our folk heroes need to be brought down a peg or two, particularly when they have overstepped the frontier of ideological correctness. I’ve always nursed a vendetta against Hang Tuah, that beloved ‘budak Raja’ so adored by amok-prone keris-waving nationalists and humbug patriots who can never chant [...]