Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Column

Stealth-mode racism

Not all racist acts take place in dodgy areas or in globally condemned public outbursts.

Migrants and our annoyance levels

As the number of foreigners in our country keeps pace with our rapid development, do we think of them unkindly over things that they cannot help?

Of air penawar and praying the gay away

It's not about how conversion therapy practices are effective or not in causing change, but rather how the practice of trying to change one's own nature or suppress it is inherently wrong.

Of Ninja Saga and modern nostalgia

As long as we have lived a life with perceptions that are unattainable in our current moment, we will have something to be nostalgic about.

The day the doves sang

The fight continues but those in it struggle on together.

Foreigners in a familiar land

It is disheartening to see people treated as foreigners when they are not meant to be, and it is disappointing to know how much of it is of our own making.

Behind calls for solidarity and movements for change

Some successful campaigns may carry the weight of an image without any actual solidarity with the people.

Faith and belonging for sexual minorities

While sexual minorities do not feel a sense of belonging with the community at large, their belonging lies in their faith.

It’s not just the thought that counts

The problem with Kedah's move not to declare a holiday for Thaipusam was not the decision itself but the reasoning behind it.

Asking for some kindness

Sexual minorities are not likely to have a lot of kindness in which to put their hopes any time soon.

Of WFH and #KitaJagaKita

While working from home may still get the job done, those who call for lockdowns with no consideration of the consequences on anyone else should rethink their positions.

The kampung’s unwritten speed limit

How time moves in the kampung has a big impact on how the twin declarations of MCO and emergency are perceived.

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