Can You Hear the People Speak?

It’s been a long time between posts I know. What can I say except life gets busy? Still, I couldn’t let November slip by without writing something about the Bersih 5 Rally, especially the one in Melbourne I attended and the one in Perth I had a tiny part in organising. On 19 November, I…

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Malaysia disconnecting from online freedoms

(republished here under Creative Commons, originally published at the East Asian Forum) 18 March 2016 Not long ago, the Malaysian government thought that mastery of the internet was a path towards economic development. In February 1996, it launched the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), essentially a special economic zone, to entice high-technology corporations like Microsoft to…

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Ah Jib Gor

Seems like Malaysia’s politicians are waking up bit time to social media but whether they are handling it well is yet to be seen. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/186892 The Chinese/Cantonese Ah Jib Gor Facebook page and its countersite Say No to Ah Jib Gor are really quite funny as is the series of satirical videos by NasiLemak 2020.

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