Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Rallies won’t change Malaysia. Yet.

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.


Writer's note: I hesitated on writing about Bersih 4.0. Because after all, as someone who is part of the brain drain in Malaysia, as someone who saw that it's better to leave than fight, I don't see myself as deserving to comment as compared to those who risked going down to the rally. But looking a (Read more...)

Singapore VS Malaysia’s opposition parties

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.


Malaysia pales in comparison to Singapore in a lot of aspects. Its economy is not as robust as Singapore's, the education system is a joke, corruption runs rampant without checks and chances in life are largely determined by your race. It's no wonder why talent is one of Malaysia's biggest “export” (Read more...)

The world is a scary place: On Amos Yee and Najib’s WSJ Report

Monday, July 6th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.


Two pieces of news dominated my newsfeed over this weekend, one on tAmos Yee and another on Najib's WSJ report. As a person who is sort of stuck between both Singapore and Malaysia, I took an interest in both of them. My two cents worth on both issues:

1. Protests to free Amos Yee

Amos Yee, the boy who cried wolf?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.

Credits: TOC

Amos Yee has done it again. This time by alleging that his previous bailor, Vincent Law, molested him in a Facebook post. Response has been swift and plentiful. Both the mainstream media and the online media, bloggers like me included, are rushing to jump on the bandwagon to report or wr (Read more...)

He is a kid, but is that really the issue here?

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.


Over the past view days, a lot has been written on Amos Yee and his court proceedings. Most of them, like the post Alfian Sa'at wrote in the wee hours of Sunday morning, argued that Amos is just a teenager who is yet to truly understand how the world works, and therefore does not deserve the actions (Read more...)

Because the boy is just a pawn

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.



A boy was slapped in front of the court house. The whole country erupts in debate. Some are calling it good because he well deserved it. Others are condemning it because it was uncalled for and he is just a minor. Argue as we might, we may never get to a conclusive agreement on this issue. Whether t (Read more...)

When a conflict gets simplified into we vs you

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.

I have watched with interest the response of the people I know to the conflict happening between Israel and Palestine. My newsfeed has been filled with responses towards the conflict, most of them really strong responses, that it makes me shudder to think that some of my friends were actually so ang (Read more...)

Indonesian Presidential Election 2014 : Finally, There’s Hope!

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

Here’s a confession: I’ve never been interested in politics.

Especially, Indonesian politics.

Perhaps, because the image of Indonesian government officials simply has not been positive.

Officials sleep in meetings. Corruption charges yet no proper legal procedures.

Basically, not (Read more...)

Why I Don’t Bother Posting About Malaysia’s Issue

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.

So I have been posting quite frequently about the Pink Dot issue in SG (I am somehow still hoping to go down on that day, though it would seemed that the need to isn't as apparent now, but still I would want to) and some friends have been asking me why I have not written anything about what's happen (Read more...)

Of Ultraman and Anwar

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by Luke Phang that originally appeared at lukeyishandsome(dot)com.

The streets of Kuala Lumpur laid in smouldering ruins as residents began to slowly make their way out from the safety of their shelters. They could not believe the scene that stood before them. Ultraman laid dead before them, his body beginning to degenerate into millions of bright red particles. Th (Read more...)