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My Fair (First) Lady

September 21, 2011 by


Written by Cindi Loo It’s not often that women get to be highlighted in the world of politics, particularly when there are only 23 female Members of Parliament out of the 222 MPs (now reduced to 22 as one passed away due to cancer) in Malaysia. But these weren’t the lawmakers who made the headlines. […]

In which AJStream tries to cover Malaysia (part 2)

September 3, 2011 by


In part 1, I discussed about the coverage by The Stream on Malaysia in which I’ve voiced out the misconceptions placed on the story. In this part I’ll be discussing  what do I mean by “The Malaysian Context”, as well as some personal thoughts about the episode. The Malaysian Context Since I’ve called out to […]

In which AJStream tries to cover Malaysia (part 1)

August 30, 2011 by


The Stream is a new programme by Al Jazeera English (AJE) aimed at talking about the news that were generated by the social media, instead of what was already reported on television almost every day. While other programmes dwell into the typical narrative and direction with a certain story, The Stream takes a different approach, […]

Teaching Burmese refugees in Malaysia

August 30, 2011 by


Written by Soon Chen Images from UNHCR Malaysia  Yesterday I said mingalaba, a greeting phrase I learnt from my fellow camper Harry, to my Myanmar refugee students. I remember how it was when I first stepped foot into a low-cost flat at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur where the students gather every night for English and music […]