Pretty maids all in a row?

Jews and women appear to have got the short end of the stick this past week, as, indeed, they do even at the best of times. First, that, ahem, excitable bunch of women belonging to what many in the Malaysian... more »

When I’m 64?

Doing the garden, digging the weeds, Who could ask for more. Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I’m sixty-four. — Lennon and McCartney, ‘When I’m 64’ It’s all become rather predictable, of course. Whenever decision... more »

Dinosaurs and subliminal messages

SOME years back, when Komtar in Penang was bustling with business, there was this particular store selling kitsch artefacts, including framed digital images. These included, of course, those especially tacky ones of cascading waterfalls, often found hanging on the walls... more »

Truth and Illusion

I’ve been urged recently by, I’m sure, a well-meaning reader to write about what he considers to be pressing issues, such as graduate unemployment and ‘the presence of so many illegals in this country.’

In pursuit of their ends

THE history of this country, for quite a while now, has remained a pretty touchy subject. For those in power, there often appears to be one – and only one – version of Malaysian history. As a consequence, other versions... more »

Damned if you do …

I REALLY can’t remember how it all started. But start it did a few years back, with Malaysian mainstream newspapers, especially, publishing the sad yearly figures as they were released. I’m talking about the World University Rankings, of course. Rankings,... more »
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