Opinion : Zurairi AR

Of secret and broken engagements

March 18 — When Malay daily Utusan Malaysia broke the news of DAP leaders Zairil Khir Johari and Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud allegedly getting engaged last week, citing an anonymous source no less,...

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‘Sinicisation’ fears a facade for racism?

MARCH 11 — There are many ways to spark off conversation about regional geopolitics and China spreading its tendrils across the globe with its One Belt One Road (Obor) initiative. I just did...

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Of sacred and profane places

MARCH 4 — Roughly a week after the lunar new year started, a mosque in Singapore held a Chinese New Year event in its compound, as a show of close ties between the Muslim and ethnic Chinese...

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#FreeTariqRamadan and victim blaming

FEBRUARY 25 — In September 2017, at the height of the #MeToo movement, popular Pakistani-American Muslim preacher Nouman Ali Khan was accused of acting inappropriately towards women. Despite...

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Hael Husaini’s ‘Jampi’ and the question of Malay anxiety

FEBRUARY 18 — It may came as a shock that the winning song of this year’s 32nd Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) music awards was Hael Husaini’s debut single. However, those familiar with the...

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