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
Arveent, you’re an idiot! Oh hello there. I’m sure you’re probably right but why do you think so? For supporting gay rights of course! It’s so unnatural, even animals don’t engage in it, what of humans? Disgusting! Ahh well, thank you for your thoughts. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. Homosexuality has been found to exist in the … Continue reading The Rainbow Connection
By Arveent Srirangan Karthirtchelvan and Michelle Liu Satire has always been on the cutting edge of comedy. It is unapologetic and often offensive to many people. The topics discussed are usually risqué and hit close to home, making light of recent traumatic events or looking at what would be considered painful memories in a humorous … Continue reading Imperious Imperial Impetuous Instead?
by Arveent Kathirtchelvan, Co-Authored by Aziff Azuddin The reader is advised that the following is a collection of not-so in-depth analyses on one part of the social structure of Malaysia and is written from the perspective of the main author, with the co-author utilised as a source of information. It is also considerably longer than … Continue reading Between Sense and Sensibilities: The Malay Dilemma
March belongs to the LGBTQ community, so as the first article Liberasi is producing on this, the obvious arguments for inclusion of civil rights for this group in Malaysia will be expanded herein. Let us start with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Within this most exalted of documents lie the tenets held most dear, … Continue reading A Prideful March