Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

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...)

democracy died a little today

Monday, May 6th, 2013

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

Disbelief. Shock. Utter disappointment.

Those were the feelings that ran through me when the number of seats held by Barisan National finally shot up to 112, finally sealing the question of whether a new dawn will come to Malaysia. It didn't. The sky just got even darker. The fact that there wer (Read more...)

Politics, policies and the political arena.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

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

“…we have taken the view that if you are a civic organisation, whether you are an organisation like AMP or whatever, if you want to get yourself involved politically, please get into the political arena and not hide behind a religious group, a tuition class, or a theatre troupe.”
- (Read more...)

harry potter and ge-13

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

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

"It was like any other new term back at Hogwarts. The first years waiting anxiously to be sorted out into their respective houses, the perfects keeping a watchful eye over the bustling students while the teachers chatting enthusiastically at the side. But deep down inside, X knew that no matter how (Read more...)