Jerrenn Lam · January, 2011

Latest posts by Jerrenn Lam from January, 2011

Malaysia: Hindu Festival Celebrated Amid Protest

  24 January 2011

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a public holiday in Malaysia, was celebrated as devotees thronged the famous Batu Caves to fulfil their vows. This year's event became controversial after activists were arrested for protesting the inclusion of a "racist" novel in schools. The book depicts the Indians as the "pariah caste"

Malaysia: Prime Minister Answers Questions on Twitter

  13 January 2011

The hashtag #tanyanajib, which translates to ‘ask Najib’ in Malay, became a twitter trending topic last Tuesday. It refers to the announcement of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak that he will answer questions sent by netizens on twitter.