Bull Bashing
  • Death of a True Son of Malaysia

    By Kee Thuan Chye The Tiger of Jelutong has died in a road accident. It happened at 1.10am this morning near Kampar on the North-South Expressway. He was on his way to Penang to represent a client in … More »

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
  • Gahmen Thinks Can Bullshit People with ‘Direct Tender’ ah?

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    By Kee Thuan Chye So stupid! Think can bluff the people ah? The other day I read the Gahmen said it gave a contract to Konsortium Prohawk Sdn Bhd to build and maintain the Kuala Lumpur Women and Children’s Hospital. … Continue reading → …

  • I Was a Member of a Firing Squad

    Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    By Kee Thuan Chye Last night, I dreamed I was a member of a firing squad. We served a body called the National Organisation Against Subversive Stupidity (NOASS) which was set up after the overthrow of the decayed regime. It … Continue reading → …

  • The Most Ridiculous Assumption about MH370

    Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    By Kee Thuan Chye I feel sad and ashamed that the foreign media is saying that Malaysia cannot be trusted in giving out information on MH370, that we don’t know what we are doing, that in saying the plane has … Continue reading → …

  • Who Can Believe Malaysia Now?

    Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    By Kee Thuan Chye The plot thickens, but this is no murder mystery for some novel or TV show. This is real life, and it concerns the lives of 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 that went missing … Continue reading → …

  • Arsenal dan 10 Kaitannya dengan Teknologi

    Arsenal dan 10 Kaitannya dengan Teknologi

    Nampak garang di awal musim, pasukan Arsenal nampaknya seakan hilang serangan meriam mereka namun masih berpeluang memenangi liga. Kali terakhir pasukan itu memenangi piala ialah Piala FA pada tahun … More »

    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
  • April Fool Google

    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    April Fool Google

    Google pada setiap tahun akan membawa versi 'April Fool' mereka menggunakan produk mereka sendiri dan pada tahun 2014 ini, mereka mengubahsuai Google Maps mereka menjadi alat pengesan Pokemon! Apa yang anda perlu ialah Google Maps pada peranti telefon pintar anda. … Continue reading → …

  • Bak Kata Mat Saleh ‘Better Late Than Never’

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    Bak Kata Mat Saleh ‘Better Late Than Never’

    Salah satu daripada perisian yang paling popular digunakan dalam sejarah, Microsoft Office akhirnya boleh didapati untuk tablet paling berpengaruh sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini, iPad. Microsoft memperkenalkan perisian itu yang telah lama ditunggu-tunggu mengandungi Word, PowerPoint dan Excel. ketua eksekutif … Continue reading → …

  • Siapa Hebat, HTC One M8 atau Samsung Galaxy S5?

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    Siapa Hebat, HTC One M8 atau Samsung Galaxy S5?

    HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5 Pemproses 2.3GHz QUAD CORE Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz QUAD CORE RAM 2GB 2GB Saiz Skrin 5 inci 5.1 inci Resolusi skrin 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 Piksel setiap inci (ppi) 441ppi 432ppi Kamera … Continue reading → …

  • Apakah Tweet Pertama 10 Individu Paling Popular Di Twitter

    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    Apakah Tweet Pertama 10 Individu Paling Popular Di Twitter

    Twitter yang menyambut ulangtahun ke-8 memperkenalkan satu laman yang membolehkan individu melihat apakah Tweet pertama mereka melalui discover.twitter.com/first-tweet. Dengan nama #FirstTweet, anda boleh menyaksikan apakah post pertama yang ditulis dalam Twitter. Mungkin anda sendiri tidak terbayang betapa skemanya status pertama … Continue reading → …

Rasa Writes
  • Najib, Anwar and Obama’s visit to Malaysia

    April 26 will be a historic day for Malaysia. For on that day, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur. He will be the first sitting US president to visit … More »

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
  • Karpal Singh, and why we say nice things when someone dies

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Tiger of Jelutong has been laid to rest. We have all seen the outpouring of respect and love at the funeral and in the social media for Karpal Singh. It was one of those rare events in Malaysia where … Continue reading → …

  • We’ll miss you Tiger of Jelutong

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Tiger of Jelutong is no more. Karpal Singh, who ceased being a person a long time ago and became an institution, died in the early hours of April 17 in a road accident near Ipoh. He was 73. The … Continue reading → …

  • Brain drain: stemming the flow of talent

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Can the government succeed in bringing home talented Malaysians and professionals working abroad? According to TalentCorp, the government has approved more than 2,500 Returning Expert Programme (REP) applications since 2011. This exceeds the total number of 1,130 applications approved over … Continue reading → …

  • Security lapses and abductions

    Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Sometimes our elected representatives throw us a pleasant surprise. This time it came in the form of a common stand in our fractious Parliament. I am glad to note that both Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament and Opposition MPs spoke … Continue reading → …

The Dilated Pupil
  • The Tiger Was No Gnat

    “You’re sad about that opposition leader who died,” my British husband said upon returning home, seeing my face. We chatted a while. I tried to explain the significance of someone like Karpal Singh … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Being Overseas with #MH370

    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    Being Overseas with #MH370

    It was the International Day of Happiness yesterday, but it feels like there can’t be much to be happy about in Malaysia right now. Just like any Malaysian overseas, watching the events surrounding #MH370 has felt depressing and surreal. We … Continue reading → …

  • Here’s to the women who dream

    Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    Here’s to the girls who dreamed of becoming women Playing with dolls, tea sets, footballs, Trees, boxes and bikes Learning about period stains and period pains Hoping the boys wouldn't laugh or look at their changing bodies, hoping the other … Continue reading → …

  • Malaysia, you get an F for child protection

    Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Finally, I have to applaud one journalist, Boo Su-Lynn, for her article on what had to be said regarding the Malaysian child abuse case in Sweden. Her piece, which states the vast difference between how Malaysian and Swedish media (and citizens) … Continue reading → …

  • An Open Letter: Your Children’s Father Is a Hero

    Fri, Jan 24, 2014
    An Open Letter: Your Children’s Father Is a Hero

    Dearest Mrs M. Sivabalan, You do not know me. But it is with the deepest sorrow that I express my condolences to you and your family over the loss of your amazing, inspiring husband, Siva. Your husband was not famous, … Continue reading → …

  • The Chlamydia Dilemma

    The Chlamydia Dilemma

    Over a Sunday afternoon Skype with a friend, I was told the story of how a baseless chlamydia scare managed to put sex on hold, indefinitely. If I were to make a movie based on this story, the … More »

    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
  • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox offic … The Malaysian Insider
    MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox offic …

    The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the missing plane, told the Sydney Morning Herald... …

  • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh The Malaysian Insider
    My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

    A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents (Karpal and Gurmit) had gone to Pantai Hospital... …

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle Associated Press
    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192. …