It’s been awhile (again) since I last wrote. Work has been hectic and I haven’t had the time to do much reading and research. Except for the occasional tidbits here there. Anyway, the recent Malaysian general elections #GE14 has just wrapped up and boy, were we all in for a surprise! For the first time… Continue reading A New Malaysia
Taken from : http://www.facebook.com/boytattoo (Sylvester Juli) “He looks Dayak-ish, maybe Iban, but he has that Orang Ulu look too… Then again the Vaiee also looks like that…” He’s actually Iban + Lahanan. You’ll be hard pressed to find any pure-blooded Dayak nowadays. Intermarriages have created a varied and diverse mix of looks that can be… Continue reading What our future looks like
History under the microscope ~ The Borneo Post WESTERN historical narratives on the colonised, focusing specifically on the Dayak Ibans of Sarawak under the Brooke regime, are being scrutinised in a book by an academic from UiTM Sarawak in Kota Samarahan. Associate Prof Dr Bromeley Philip is shedding some light on how history was written… Continue reading In between the lines
Singapore’s People’s Action Party initiated a merger with Malaya, but was resisted by it’s most dominant political power, UMNO, including Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR). The Malayans feared the possibility of left wing radicalism taking over the Singapore government in the elections as PAP suffered losses and rifts after an internal struggle in 1962. It is… Continue reading A broken deal: The Borneo States after 1963
The generation of today is living in a world where they are offered a vast array of choices, whether in music, pop culture or dance. With that, comes the decline of interest in traditional arts, culture and music. It’s inevitable, as things are everchanging. The custodians of traditional culture are gradually declining, as fewer and… Continue reading What’s your ROOTS man???
(Sourced from Sabah Forum) Malaysia Independence Day is August 31st? Think again. Click here to read a post by Vernon Kedit.