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Jerrenn Lam

I was born and raised in Malaysia, but have since moved to Australia to pursue a degree in public relations, which I graduated from recently.

Writing for me is a refreshing escape from the world, where I can enjoy the comforts of solitude and still be able to express myself. I'm inspired by J.K Rowling, travelling the world is my dream and I adore a good breakfast.

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Latest posts by Jerrenn Lam

18 July 2014

Only Months After MH370 Disappears, Plane Crash in Ukraine Sends Malaysians Reeling

A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant highlighted on Instagram and Twitter the loss of lives on both flights: "Within 4 months I lost almost 30 friends."

10 May 2014

Malaysian Opposition Lawmaker Charged with Sedition over Satirical YouTube Video

A Malaysian opposition lawmaker was charged with sedition three months after she posted a YouTube video poking fun at the govenrment and some of its policies

8 March 2014

Malaysian Plane Carrying 239 People Reported Missing

Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic controllers, with the authorities being unable to locate the aircraft since. The flight was carrying 239 people

10 September 2013

Fuel Price Increase Divides Malaysia

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

12 May 2013

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

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...

4 May 2013

Will Malaysia's Ruling Party for 50 Years Continue to Dominate Elections?

Malaysians are preparing for the 13th General Elections which will take place on May 5. A resounding theme in the campaign has been the prospect of change, or ‘ubah’ (Malay)....

21 April 2013

What Malaysians Expect in the General Elections

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...

7 April 2013

Will Malaysian General Elections Bring Change?

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...

9 March 2013

Malaysians Support Army Offensive Against Sabah ‘Terrorists’

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...

9 February 2013

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

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...

28 January 2013

Search for Missing Boy Unites Malaysia

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...

13 January 2013

Malaysians Gather for the ‘Uprising of the Citizens’

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,...

13 November 2012

Petronas’ Deepavali Ad Angers Malaysian Indians

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...

16 September 2012

Malaysia: Parenting Guidelines on How to Spot Gays and Lesbians

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...

10 September 2012

Malaysia: Furor Over Alleged National Flag Redesign

Is it time to change the flag of Malaysia? The opposition is accused of proposing a flag redesign while the country is celebrating its Independence Day.

1 September 2012

Malaysia Says It Set World Twitter Record on Independence Day

Malaysians sent 3.6 million twitter messages using the hashtag #merdeka55 during the August 31 Independence Day celebration. Malaysia believes it set a new world twitter record for the most number...

17 August 2012

Malaysia: Government Vows to Review Web Censorship Law After Protest

Responding to the blackout protest organized by netizens, the Malaysian government has vowed to review a controversial amendment in the law which critics say would restrict internet freedom in the...

25 July 2012

Malaysia: Selangor State Faces Water Shortage

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....

6 May 2012

Malaysia: Bersih Demonstrations Around the Globe

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...

30 April 2012

Malaysia: Thousands Joined Bersih 3.0 Protest

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...

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