I’ve forgotten my Malay roots, so I guess I need to reattach my foreskin!


According to Liew Seng Tat, if I’m a Malay and have never heard of the Malay tradition of ‘Angkat Rumah’, then I need to reattach my foreskin!

A little gotong royong is what we need
By Zan Azlee

JUNE 26 — It’s been a while since I was a part of a gotong royong. Even then, gotong royong to me means picking up litter with my other classmates in the primary school compound. After my school years, the word gotong royong just ceased to exist in my vocabulary. Everything I did was mainly for the benefit of myself alone. So when my friend Liew Seng Tat, the multi-gazillion times award-winning film-maker, told me about his latest project, I immediately knew I had to be involved. [Click to read the rest of the article]

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Pudu Jail bites the dust! New episode of ‘WE THE PEOPLE…’ on FATBIDIN.TV!


And there they said FATBIDIN.TV is going to be shortlived! What the??? A new episode of WE THE PEOPLE…?? My god! That Zan is unstoppable!

WE THE PEOPLE… The demolition of Pudu Jail.

The government decides to demolish the 115 year old Pudu Jail, a historical landmark in Kuala Lumpur. (Oh… and is that Tian Chua dude still an MP?)

WE THE PEOPLE is a video show where we hear from the common man (and woman!). Click here to see all the episodes.

What’s wrong with a little racism?


Ho hum. Another week goes by and another column written. But a GREAT one nonetheless! So go read it now at The Malaysian Insider… or else I’ll stop writing next week (err… wait a minute..)!! Muahahaha!!

What’s wrong with a little racism?
By Zan Azlee

JUNE 18 — I remember watching television when I was little, around primary school age, at home. There were only three channels on television back then. One of the most popular shows at that time was a Malay sitcom called “Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu”. I’m sure many are familiar with it. It’s sort of an institution in Malaysia these days and there has even been a musical produced which goes by the same title. [Click here to read the rest of the article]

FATBIDIN.TV launches a new show… BMX MALAYSIA!


As you all know, FAT BIDIN MEDIA runs a cool web TV site called FATBIDIN.TV! Well… FATBIDIN.TV has just launched a new show called BMX MALAYSIA! It’s a show that highlights the BMX freestyle scene in the country. So… go watch it… then go ride!

BMX MALAYSIA
Episode 1 – Malaysian National BMX Championship 2010, Mont Kiara Sk8park, Kuala Lumpur
Veteran flatland pro Kotaro Tanaka comes down from Japan to judge the competition which saw riders from Malaysia, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines battle on head to head.

I’ve gone so low! I think I need a shower!


What has become of me?? I’m now commenting on Apple launches in my column!! I need to shower!

Apple rules the world!
By Zan Azlee

JUNE 11 — The consumption of media is indeed something that turns the world around. In my eyes, there is nothing more powerful than the media. Many major leaders of the world have managed to get into power, or stay in power, due to their influence on the media (read: Silvio Berlusconi, Thaksin Shinawatra and even Adolf Hitler). And when something new hits the media world, many people sit up to see how it’s going to affect the industry, the audience and, well, everything else.

It goes without saying that when it comes to New Media, what Apple says, will be so. It happened with the Powerbook, the iPod and the first iPhone. I’m sure they know that. And that could not have been more apparent on Monday when a cool Steve Jobs stepped on stage with his latest toy. [Click to read the rest of the article]