by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 27 March 2015 “Merdeka Malaysia!” proclaimed Lee Kuan Yew upon the formation of a new country called Malaysia on 16 September 1963.  “As from today,” he declared, “Singapore shall forever  [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 20 March 2015 What should government do for culture? A libertarian might argue that government should primarily protect individuals’ freedom of expression.  Beyond that, the imagining, con [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 13 March 2015 Sunday saw the first year anniversary of the disappearance of MH370.  For conspiracists and critics of the airline/government(s)/military, this presented an opportunity to up [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 6 March 2015 There has been dismaying news about Terengganu recently: plans to publicly shame those who don’t attend Friday prayers, and a new dress code for tourists (subsequently d [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 27 February 2015 The exodus out of KL this Chinese New Year was thorough, since its timing created a long weekend, but I stayed back to honour the long-standing invitations to open houses  [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 6 February 2015 “Iran vs Iraq” might seem unwise, but through squash this occurred with keen competition in an early round of the CIMB Foundation 17th Asian Junior Team Championships (AJTC [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 30 January 2014 Many Malay myths and legends have fallen into desuetude.  The same is true with traditional games (we have Dato’ Lat to thank for illustrating many of them), and none of my [...]
by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 23 January 2015 Urban friends and colleagues have asked what actually happens during the week-long birthday celebrations of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan: this year, the eve [...]
By Tunku Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail on 16 JANUARY 2015. SINCE the new year thousands of people have died in terrorist acts of violence around the world. However, incidents in and around Paris that resulted in th [...]