Monthly Archives: February 2013

Malaysians’ Obsession With Titles: Whatever It Takes


Malaysians crave for titles. There is little doubt about that. Just look at the number of awards dished out every year, from federal titles to state titles. But this number does not meet the demand which must be in the thousands. In Malaysia, Datuk is a Malay term for an honorific title that is bestowed upon individuals who are deemed ...

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MRT Aka Malaysian Rubber Time

Rubber Time

Malaysia has always been proud of being one of the top producers of natural rubber and apparently that has affected the Malaysians to the extent that they have a rather laid-back “elastic” attitude towards time that is commonly termed as MRT (Malaysian Rubber Time). This is similiar to jam karet in Indonesia. MRT is “elastic” and tardiness is not seen ...

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