Jerrenn Lam · December, 2010

Latest posts by Jerrenn Lam from December, 2010

Malaysia-Indonesia Soccer Match Turns Into War of Words

  29 December 2010

Malaysia and Indonesia are the two finalists in the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup. Two twitter hashtags made it into the worldwide trending topics, ‘Hate Malaysia’ and ‘#loveindonesia’ as Indonesian netizens expressed their disappointment over the first game loss of their team

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim suspended from Parliament

  18 December 2010

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was suspended from the Parliament for six months for linking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia concept to that of ‘One Israel’. Bloggers discuss the impact of the suspension on Malaysian politics

Malaysia: Moratorium on Medical Schools

  14 December 2010

The Malaysian government has imposed a five-year moratorium on medical programs across the country, with the aim of shifting the focus from quantity to quality as the number of medical graduates continues to increase every year. Is this a good policy intervention? Bloggers react

Malaysia's 14-Year Old Bride

  7 December 2010

Should a 14-year old girl be allowed to marry? Malaysia's Syariah Court has recently allowed a 14-year old girl to marry a 23-year old teacher. Bloggers debate on child marriages

Malaysia: Two Firms Mentioned in Wikileaks Documents

  5 December 2010

The recent leak of U.S. ‘diplomatic cables’ by Wikileaks implicated two Malaysian firms for allegedly being involved in ‘a network controlled by Iran to purchase missile technology from China’ but did not generate much buzz among the country’s citizens, with more attention being paid to domestic affairs

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