Aug
01

A Brief Inquiry into “Bossku”

by Yvonne Tan   As Najib Razak was found guilty of all seven charges, his supporters — also known on Twitterjaya as ‘kluster Bossku’ — gathered outside of Kuala Lumpur High Court chanted “Bebas Bossku”, “Bossku tak bersalah” with the fault lying in “Tun Mahathir Mohamad kejam”. Najib’s daughter (@yananajib) also took to Instagram, posting […]

Jul
28

CENSORED: A Forum this 4th of August 2020

What CAN our panel of experts say on how the state of freedom of expression looks like right now in their respective areas of work?   Imagine being told that your article needs “adjusting” so as not to displease the directors of your news agency. Imagine being called up for questioning one day because you […]

Jul
27

Penggunaan Dialek dalam Perbahasan Bahasa di Malaysia

oleh Yvonne Tan   (Terjemahan artikel “Regional dialects in Malaysia’s Language Debate”)   Isu bahasa di Malaysia sering dibahaskan dari masa ke masa, dan perkara ini sering dibangkitkan dalam penggunaan bahasa perantara di sekolah terutamanya dalam subjek Matematik dan Sains. Sama ada daripada bekas Menteri Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan, Rais Yatim yang memberi pandangannya kepada […]

Jun
26

Regional dialects in Malaysia’s Language Debate

by Yvonne Tan   Language debates within Malaysia are almost always highly charged. From time to time the heated medium-of-instruction debate between Bahasa Malaysia vs. English Language for Maths and Science props up every so often. Be it from then Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, Rais Yatim sneering at a journalist “Saya tak jawab […]

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