The Malaysian Students’ Leaders Summit XII will be held on the 11th of August. Session 2 of MSLS XII is entitled Student Activism – Revisiting the Society’s Catalyst of Change. This article focuses on a the overarching role of young people to initiate and sustain social progress. by Shen-Li Teh Throughout history, young people—in particular students—have … Continue reading The Youth as Agents of Change
The Malaysian Students’ Leaders Summit XII will be held on the 11th of August. Session 1 of MSLS XII is entitled The Malaysian Dilemma: The Future of Race-Based Politics in Malaysia. This article focuses on a possible effect of the over-focus on Malay-Muslim sensitivities. by Arveent Kathirtchelvan We are in an era of a New … Continue reading Do Malays Lack Empathy?
#Liberasi: Empowering Malaysian Students To Speak In light of a new Malaysia, we are launching #Liberasi, an initiative focused on efforts to promote a free, independent environment for Malaysian students in the UK to exercise their rights to freedom of speech without fear and intimidation as well as to moot for the revival of the … Continue reading #Liberasi: Official Campaign Statement
by Arveent Srirangan Kathirtchelvan Just last Sunday, a discussion was had to make sense of the results of the 14th General Elections of Malaysia in Manchester. This event was a joint effort between the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) and the Malaysian Students’ Society of Manchester (MSSM). While being held only … Continue reading The Revival of The Students’ Declaration
by Arveent Srirangan Kathirtchelvan The 14th General Elections of Malaysia has just ended and history has been made. The world’s longest ruling party, Barisan Nasional (BN), has been defeated by the opposition coalition (Pakatan Harapan (PH)) led by BN’s former leader, Tun Mahathir, who then became the world’s oldest Prime Minister. A roller-coaster is a … Continue reading The New Malaysia’s Old Problem
Rendangate is upon us. For the uninitiated, Masterchef UK has recently featured a Malaysian-born cook who made our patented nasi lemak with a side of chicken rendang. Unfortunately, the myopic (sebab dia pakai cermin mata) judges criticised her dish, first praising the quality of the nasi lemak itself but disparaging the rendang as the chicken … Continue reading Rendangate (The Redux – 05/04/18)
Part I: The Story of Liberasi Recently, I had read the note written by Shukri Ahmad Shahizam on a subject I, myself, planned to write on but was beat to. Now, on the same week that UKEC’s Ordinary General Meeting was concluded, it is time for me to weigh in on the issues of Malaysian … Continue reading The Death of Student Activism: A Tragedy In Three Parts