By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Malaysia has a strange relationship with race relations. On the one hand, we sell the image of a multiracial smorgasbord living together to the outside world. On the other, we live in silos and house unhealthy suspicion towards those who are our fellow countrymen but have different skin colours. This has been … Continue reading The Question of Cultural Appropriation
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan The current predicament facing Malaysian politics is a clear indication that something is seriously wrong with Malaysian society. The bourgeois political system has given birth to 222 parliamentarians who can’t find amongst themselves 112 backing one person to be Prime Minister. This crisis was triggered by a group of parliamentarians within the … Continue reading Politics, Not Politicians, Has to Change
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Over the past few weeks, the Pakatan Harapan government has shown an increased reliance on neoliberal rhetoric to keep their regime afloat. Unfortunately, this behaviour will only result in more economic contraction, rather than increased prosperity. At this time, there must be a shift in the way we see the economy for … Continue reading What Is To Be Done With The Malaysian Economy?
by Cia Yee Goh When I came out of my mother's womb, screaming and bawling, the doctor didn't drop his tools and immediately rush over with a piece of paper and a pen, explaining to me the terms and conditions of being a Malaysian. He didn't ask me to sign on the dotted line there … Continue reading Reasons why ‘Balik Cina’ is just plain stupid and cringeworthy