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 […]

Diverse Voices Media Grant

by Jeannette Goon   What are Malaysian stories? When we first put a call out for grant submissions, we were expecting diversity. But even so, we were surprised at how extensive the diversity in media could be. We received pitches for stories about the stateless community in Sabah, Chinese education in Malaysia, psychological trauma among […]

Searching for Malaysia’s migration narrative

By Yvonne Tan   #MigranJugaManusia is a hashtag that began as an online protest against the mass arrests of migrants placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order. Utilising all social media platforms on 3 and 16 May, demanding: 1) Stop mass arrests and to free those who have been detained 2) Ensuring those who have been […]