Jerrenn Lam

Social media and all things digital excite me. Although working in marketing pays the bills, I have a particular interest in politics, international relations, advocacy and human rights.

Besides a love for writing, I also enjoy travelling and keeping up with the Kardashians.

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Latest posts by Jerrenn Lam

Fuel Price Increase Divides Malaysia

  10 September 2013

Critics fear it would lead to higher cost of living while some believe the increase is reasonable given that Malaysia has one of the lowest fuel prices in the world

‘What Else Do the Chinese Want?’ Election Headline Enrages Malaysians

  12 May 2013

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak blamed Chinese voters for the slim majority of the administration party in the general elections. He called it the 'Chinese Tsunami.' Then, a Malay newspaper ran an article titled ‘Apa lagi Cina mahu?’ (What else do the Chinese want?), immediately causing backlash in Malaysia

What Malaysians Expect in the General Elections

  21 April 2013

With the 13th General Elections drawing closer, many Malaysians have turned to the internet for news and other information, as well as posting their thoughts on the election. Malaysians are mostly concerned about the economy, the rising cost of living, as well as more government transparency

Will Malaysian General Elections Bring Change?

  7 April 2013

The Malaysian Parliament was recently dissolved by Prime Minister Najib Razak paving the way for the 13th general election in the country. Will the ruling party, which has been in power in the past half century, continue to dominate the election? Or will people vote for change?

Malaysians Support Army Offensive Against Sabah ‘Terrorists’

  9 March 2013

Members of the ‘royal army’ of the Sultan of Sulu arrived and occupied some parts of Sabah in North Borneo last month to assert their claim of the territory. After three weeks, the Malaysian government sent its troops to expel the 'terrorists'. Most Malaysians have expressed their support to the military offensive to drive out the invaders

Malaysians to Psy: “Don't Perform for Corrupt Ruling Party”

  9 February 2013

Global pop sensation Psy has been invited to perform at an event in Malaysia hosted by Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, but instead of being welcomed, many fans have turned to his Facebook page pleading him not to attend and perform at the Chinese New Year event.

Search for Missing Boy Unites Malaysia

  28 January 2013

News about the disappearance of six-year old William Yau triggered a widespread campaign in Malaysia to help find the kid. Netizens helped in spreading news about the case. There was an outpouring of grief for William’s family on social media when the death of the boy was confirmed by the police on January 28

Malaysians Gather for the ‘Uprising of the Citizens’

  13 January 2013

Tens of thousands joined the ‘Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat’ (Uprising of the Citizens) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia organized mainly by Opposition forces. The rally highlighted the campaign for clean elections, free education, and environment protection.

Petronas’ Deepavali Ad Angers Malaysian Indians

  13 November 2012

In conjunction with the Hindu festival of lights, Deepavali, Malaysian oil company Petronas aired a controversial advertisement on YouTube that enraged many Malaysian Indians as it allegedly portrayed Indians in a bad light.

Malaysia: Parenting Guidelines on How to Spot Gays and Lesbians

  16 September 2012

A parenting seminar in Penang, Malaysia became controversial after it issued guidelines for parents on how to detect symptoms of homosexuality. The guidelines were allegedly endorsed by the Ministry of Education. According to the guidelines, gays often wear V-necks and sleeveless tops

Malaysia: Selangor State Faces Water Shortage

  25 July 2012

Selangor, Malaysia's richest state, could be facing a water shortage crisis soon after its water concessionaire announced that water rationing might be necessary because of lack of clean water reserves. The state government, however, is accusing the company of using the issue to gain more profit.

Malaysia: Bersih Demonstrations Around the Globe

  6 May 2012

While the Bersih (clean) demonstrations were going on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, similar gatherings were being organised by Malaysians overseas. The global protests supported the demand for a more democratic electoral exercise in Malaysia

Malaysia: Thousands Joined Bersih 3.0 Protest

  30 April 2012

Thousands of Malaysians gathered in the streets in support of Bersih 3.0, a campaign for electoral reforms. But police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowd. Hundreds were arrested. Netizens share their Bersih stories

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