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O-Wern Low: Douches, Morons and One-Dimensional Malaysians 6

O-Wern Low: Douches, Morons and One-Dimensional Malaysians

As you may have known malaysiakini.com is FREE to read and browse through for one week from March 4th to 10th, so do go there for more worthwhile news and insights. Here’s one letter...

Artifacts: Konsert Thrash, Stadium Negara, KL – Wednesday, 28th December 1988 17

Artifacts: Konsert Thrash, Stadium Negara, KL – Wednesday, 28th December 1988

Found this huge poster while going through my junk just now. Almost 20 years ago! The “first thrash concert” indeed. Well, there were a few gigs before that but this was by far the...

The Dilemma Continues 3

The Dilemma Continues

Pak La, La, La by Comedy Court: Malaysia needs a strong Opposition by Michael Backman The Age (Australia) – February 27, 2008 SHOULD Malaysians bother to vote? The corollary of this question is: does...

Elle J. Hafiz: Pramoedya dan Ceritanya 3

Elle J. Hafiz: Pramoedya dan Ceritanya

Pramoedya dan Ceritanya oleh Elle J. Hafiz Lama sebelum saya terjumpa karyanya, nama Pramoedya Ananta Toer (6 Februari 1925 – 30 April 2006) ini sudah saya dengari. Tak ada apa pun petunjuk – kecuali...

Rahmat Haron: Dia Sasterawan Rakyat, bukan lagi Sasterawan Negara! 11

Rahmat Haron: Dia Sasterawan Rakyat, bukan lagi Sasterawan Negara!

Dia Sasterawan Rakyat, bukan lagi Sasterawan Negara! oleh Rahmat Haron “Saya sekarang mantan Sasterawan Negara,” tutur A. Samad Said. Syahdu. Itulah satu kata buat menjelaskan suasana petang Sabtu itu. Secepatnya acara baca puisi “Kata-kata”...

George Wielgus: Inside-Outsiders 3

George Wielgus: Inside-Outsiders

Inside-Outsiders by George Wielgus Whatever happened to individuality? Whatever happened to idiosyncracy? Whatever happened to unity? Unity? Unity? Whatever happened to you and me? There’s a war going on in Batu Arang There’s a...

Elle J. Hafiz: Fahmi Reza – Menjejak Sejarah Yang Dilupakan 5

Elle J. Hafiz: Fahmi Reza – Menjejak Sejarah Yang Dilupakan

Fahmi Reza: Menjejak Sejarah Yang Dilupakan oleh Elle J. Hafiz 28 Februari 2004. Fahmi Reza berlegar di hadapan Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman bersama ramai lagi orang awam yang turut bertandang ke sana. Ada...

Nizang: A Guide to Malaysian Underground Music Fanzine Culture 21

Nizang: A Guide to Malaysian Underground Music Fanzine Culture

Definition and Origins Fanzines or zines in short is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon such as a literary or musical genre for the pleasure of others who share...

Rock in a “Fine” City Blog 0

Rock in a “Fine” City Blog

It’s heartwarming to see a lot of the old Singaporean bands I’ve grown to dig and love in this blog. If the punk and new wave scene in the Philippines started way back in...

Hishamuddin Rais in Tokyo: Sushi News 9, End of the Line 2

Hishamuddin Rais in Tokyo: Sushi News 9, End of the Line

November 15, 2007 1:16:46 AM GMT+08:00 Hi, finally – I have to move on. After two months in Japan I think it was worth all the journey. This is my last SUSHI NEWS from...

Saturday, 10th November 2007: Hopefully It Rained On Their Parade Too 20

Saturday, 10th November 2007: Hopefully It Rained On Their Parade Too

When I got to the shop around noon today there were three policemen sitting outside of Bau-Bau Cafe. All of them resting on yellow chairs, nicely laid out in one single row facing the...