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A strange week in Parliament

When elections near, strange things happen. But how strange was last week? We had a ghost come to Parliament… but I am getting ahead of myself. Let me begin with Monday, March 26. The week opened with three DAP lawmakers, Ngeh Koo Ham (Beruas), Nga Kor Ming (Taiping), and V Sivakumar (Batu Gajah), being suspended … Continue reading

A Ghost in Parliament

A ghost came to Parliament today, His voice haunted the Lower House, The honourable members heard him say, “Recall thy vows, recall thy vows.” The Speaker said he cannot see, The ghost whose voice we hear, A minister taunted haughtily, “The voice is all too familiar!” ‘Twas a voice which reverberated, In many a noble … Continue reading

Let Malays be more Malay, says DAP lawmaker

Originally published in The Malaysian Insight. By Looi Sue-Chern. MALAYSIA cannot do away with identity politics, which is shaped by one’s religion, ethnic, culture, language, social class, gender and other aspects of their identity, said DAP lawmaker Steven Sim. The Bukit Mertajam MP said it was the wrong question to ask people whether they identified … Continue reading

Hang Tuah melawan kleptokrat: Sebuah interpretasi dialektikal

Apabila saya berbicara tentang Hang Tuah, ada tiga perkara yang orang selalu diperkatakan: Pertama, adakah Hang Tuah itu benar-benar wujud?  Kedua, dan tidak lari dari kerangka pemikiran berasaskan kaum dalam masyarakat kita, adakah Hang Tuah itu Melayu ataupun Cina? Ketiga, perihal Hang Tuah membunuh Hang Jebat. Apabila saya terbitkan artikel Hang Tuah yang pertama tidak … Continue reading