After Racism : A Heartfelt Thanks To All
Aug11

After Racism : A Heartfelt Thanks To All

[Sequal to “On Being Shaped By Racism“, written by Dr. Krishnan Venkatesh.] My title is not ironic: through the many episodes of “Paki-bashing,” the confrontations on the streets, the name-calling and taunting, the subtle and not-so-subtle rejections, the fear and loneliness and self-hatred that racism brings to its victims,  I have grown and become a better, more thoughtful person. For one thing, because of it, I have...

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On Being Shaped by Racism
Aug10

On Being Shaped by Racism

[From the editor: Thanks to Dr. Krishnan Venkatesh’s courtesy for allowing us to republish this article. We highly recommend this article to everyone who cares about the well-being of Malaysian lives and the racism issue in our tanah air. Feel free to leave your comments below.]     If you are from Malaysia, chances are you will experience racism of some form or another — whether you emigrate or stay at home. You will...

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Interracial Dating in Malaysia
Feb23

Interracial Dating in Malaysia

Once a societal taboo, interracial dating is a common sight throughout Asia these days. But is there a hidden message many don’t understand? And why does it always seem to be a foreign man with a local girl on his arm, and not the other way round? Are Malaysian men more racists than Malaysian women? Or is it the fault of the foreign women? Malaysian, Nicholas Ng delves into the issue. We often hear of the term S.P.G., short for...

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