Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

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...)

Oops Sorry Lah, Wrong Quote Inserted

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

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

Malaysia's journalism hit a new low today, as the mainstream media become more and more similar to propaganda machines in countries like North Korea. I guess that might explain why Kim Jong Un was conferred a degree just this year by a Malaysian university. He has been teaching our local journalists (Read more...)

The ERT story — forgotten but still there

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

The show goes on in ET3 in Thessaloniki.

The show goes on in ET3 in Thessaloniki.

When the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation – more commonly known in Greece as ERT – was abruptly shut down by the Greek government on June 11, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) was their most precious ally.

Even after the signal of (what was) Greece’s sol (Read more...)

Wages, how much is enough?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

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

In lack of a better thing to blog about tonight, and because of stupid phone decided to not let me call a girl that I have wanted, I decided to go with a my dear senior Joshua's suggestion to blog about an article that is trending according to him, titled "Do Singaporean Workers Deserve Their Wages (Read more...)

Midnight phone calls?

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

Yesterday I heard from a friend that he had received a phone call – at midnight – from our Law Minister K Shanmugam. It was regarding an article written by Eric Ellis for The Global Mail, entitled ‘Out of the Haze, a Singapore Spring?’

The Minister said he was aware that the article was (Read more...)

"Justice", or handicap bonus?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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

There is always a lot of interesting stuff to write about Malaysian news. But sometimes the news are that stupid until that there is really no point in writing about them because all you end up doing in the whole post is writing about how our politicians and intellectuals cannot see the obvious, as (Read more...)

ge13: the aftermath

Monday, May 6th, 2013

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

Okay, so yesterday I was too tired and disappointed to write a proper GE-13 post but after seeing the different stories and opinions being shared around Facebook, I am tempted to write down how I feel too about this election. From what I've seen so far, the response to the news have been diverse, f (Read more...)