Thursday, 20 June 2024

events malaysia

1. A Plan of Action
ON a Sunday morning in mid-November last year, a host of civil society groups gathered at the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall to officially pledge their commitment to working for a better tomorrow. Together, ...
Friday, 27 January 2012
2. Picnic beramai-ramai
Saturday last week, just about when the sun was hottest, the management at Suria KLCC sent its cleaners out onto the garden terrace for a good scrub of the place. The entire stretch was barricaded, the ...
Saturday, 03 December 2011
October 27, 1987: Earlier, a pen had scratched on sheets of paper - a signature repeated 106 times on separate forms authorising the detention without trial of politicians, community and civil society ...
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
We still do not know. Your soul slipped away; your body unable, broken beyond repair. Behind the opaque walls of law and order, you died. Mati. Of the many truths, that is truest. The rest we may ...
Monday, 19 July 2010
THE British were stumped. How do you fight an enemy that moved like the shadows, with skin and nail that blended with the belukar, and a spirit that mocked death? The communists were proving to be a stubborn ...
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
6. 'Give me the rich tapestry any day'
(Compass Points/Letters)
Gertak chose THAT day, of all days in Malaysian history, for their rally at Gong Badak, Terengganu. A rally to raise 'issues affecting the Malays', they said. Odd, and so very mischievous. It raised ...
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
In April this year, the government unveiled its plans for Little India in Brickfields, KL. A report in The Star came complete with an artist's impression of the district. You can view it here. The upgrading ...
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
8. Born in Malaysia
(Jati Diri/That Malaysian Thing)
  For background, read here.   By Q. Khoo At Abang Sam’s, Sunday, 23rd May 2010 Fifty-seven Malaysians-by-birth made their way to meet, greet and eat as Malaysians at home and abroad ...
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
SABM core group member Haris Ibrahim has this message for all who have temporarily left our shores: People, we'll fix this place right for you to come Home. Yesterday, more than 50 Malaysians met ...
Monday, 24 May 2010
10. 'Forget GST; just plug the leaks'
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
For 16 consecutive years, Labour Day celebrations had been held at the Dataran Merdeka. This year, the police decided no more. Three ghoulish letters G-S-T must have freaked them out. But as always, there's ...
Saturday, 01 May 2010
After few days after witnessing the gentle and quiet Hulu Selangor constituency just before the By-election campaign, Jayanath Appudurai returns to the north-eastern Selangor territory to find things quite ...
Saturday, 24 April 2010
The Hulu Selangor By-Election campaign will be remembered as the most base in recent memory - cheap shots and character assassination by one political party hogged the media headlines in the early days ...
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
13. Harapan, really
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
For a Sunday morning, in slow-to-wake KL, 9am would be a very cruel time to start deep discussions. But a group of young Malaysians had the cheek to think otherwise and even convinced some of the country's ...
Monday, 05 April 2010
14. On the wings of the young
If you were up and about in the Klang Valley this weekend, you'd be forgiven if you thought it happened to be Youth Week. The young were in the driving seat in at least four initiatives, proving to ...
Monday, 05 April 2010
15. SABM Roadshow No 6 - Melaka
Melaka, the city founded on spice and the crossing monsoon winds, was the final venue in a busy month of March for the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow crew. It was a show that resulted from two fine ...
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
16. SABM Roadshow No 5 - Kuching
Ah, Kuching. If only more Malaysian cities could learn from this city. Kuching grew from the banks of a river, and today the city still acknowledges its roots beautifully. A wide riverwalk, lined with ...
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
From up above, the Land Beneath the Wind is a giddy watercolour of turquoise and ultramarine, and thin streaks of surf breaking as they approach the coastline. The reefs reach up close to the main island. ...
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
18. Seeing further
UPDATE: Once again, Victor Chin has kindly produced a video of our Roadshow, this time of Darah Rakyat, which was held in Ipoh on Saturday. You can also read his entry here.     There's ...
Tuesday, 09 February 2010
19. Reading in colours
A little rainbow descended upon a birthday celebration in Jalan Tempinis yesterday. About 40 people of various hairdos, waistlines, colours, ages, nose and eye shapes dropped by Readings at Seksan's. ...
Sunday, 31 January 2010
20. Klang Valley roadshow by Victor Chin
(Compass Points/Letters)
Artist and photographer Victor Chin, who was at the Klang Valley Roadshow, kindly produced this video documentary of the event. Thank you, Victor.   Jaya, the final speaker of the evening, ...
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
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