Hijabsta Ballet is proof that Malaysian Muslims do not want to understand the religion of Islam by discouraging intellectual discourse.
If I were a Malaysian of Indian descent right now, I’d be pissed off at what Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
I went to a fully residential schools and I there really was no opportunity for me to interact with any other racial groups other than Malays.
The irony can be pretty amusing; if you look at the new Pakatan Harapan leadership, you’ll see long-time sworn enemies now standing together as friends.
If there was a boycott, the people who would directly suffer would be Malaysians themselves.
Shahnon Ahmad’s highly acclaimed novel adapted for the screen.
After the breaking of fast (and some good coffee and ice cream!), we left the restaurant and I was still a Muslim.
Such is the way many Malaysians seem to view religion: without logic or reasoning and merely rituals and blind faith.
Ideas that challenge and contradict other faiths have even more reason not to be banned. The diverse views allow people of different beliefs to come together and accept each other, without trying to persuade or influence others.
The premise was to have me, as a Malaysian journalist, documentary filmmaker and writer, to travel around the country trying to understand what makes up the DNA of a Malaysian.
I was in Los Angeles and caught up with Malaysia’s darling singer Yuna!