Controversies

RIP, Optimus!

I read about the suicide of a man by the name of Kueh Shu Tsung in the Star on November 10. The man from Perak left a suicide note asking for help to take care of his 70 dogs. It was later that I found out in klse.i3investor.com that Kueh was the person behind the i3investor ID optimus.  I had ...

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Of Daughters And Sons

Message From An Unknown Chinese Mother by Xinran

I read Message From An Unknown Chinese Mother by Xinran quite a long while back and the stories of loss and love have stuck in my mind. Some very traditional Chinese believe that, as Xinran puts it, “you do not count as a human being unless you have a son” to carry on the family line. This was severely intensified ...

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Look Up!

Look up!

When you are in a restaurant, take a look around you. You will see that the majority of people are bent forward towards the glow of their smartphones. Whatever is streaming on their phones is so engrossing that they seem to be in some sort of hypnotic trance, ignoring the people around them. Conversations at dinner table are limited to ...

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Gossip

Gossip

Gossip is one mean fellow, Spreading stuff that is mean and malicious, He won’t hesitate to stoop so low, For he finds rumours delicious.   Gossip needn’t be false to be evil, From loose tongue it is born, It’s like the radio of the devil, It’s nature’s telephone.   What you don’t see with your eyes, Don’t witness with your ...

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Love In A Virtual World

Virtual love

Love in a virtual world, Where everyone hides behind a wall, Under cover of anonymity, Generating much notoriety.   As social media becomes more pervasive, Online interactions become more permissive, In a virtual world you can let down your hair, Exploring aspects of yourself without any care.   Online dating is becoming more acceptable, With people finding computers more comfortable, ...

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Honorary Doctorate Arouses Widespread Controversy In Malaysia

A Curtin graduate apparently tore up her Curtin certificate in protest

An honorary doctorate is a high level academic honorary degree that an university confers to a recipient and exempts them from the normal requirements for that academic degree. The degree is given to honor the recipient and also benefits the university or degree-giving institution by association. Recipients’ qualifications may range greatly. They can have no relationship to the school, no ...

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Berlin Fashion Show Presents Bizarre Cuisine Costume Creations

A model posing in a seaweed dress and an octopus necklace

American pop singer Lady Gaga wore a dress made of raw beef to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, sparking off immense publicity and controversy at that time. Designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, the dress was condemned by animal rights groups and named by Time as the top fashion statement of 2010. Lady Gaga may have ...

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