So should you… because these are good stuff, written by smart-intelligent people. They are on my links of “blogs that matter a lot”. But I know people don’t give a crap to those links. So once in a while, I’d like to promote one or two that I think are especially worth reading. A friend of mine would have said, “These are some real nice sh!t!” [I know my weblog don’t get much traffic a day, at most 20-30 readers/day but still I hope if you read this, you’ll go check out the links and help me spread these good stuff around.]
This site was set up by a number of Malaysian scholar-activists and volunteers with the simple aim of providing other sources of information for those who are interested in unearthing aspects of Malaysian history, politics and culture that have thus far been sidelined, marginalised or erased in the official historiography of the post-colonial state.
I first started reading Farish Noor’s articles in Asia Eye [亚洲眼]. That magazine is a nice piece of sh!t. Almost like Time magazine, but with more commentaries/columnist & less news. His articles are always the first one I read when I get my hands on Asia Eye. Then I started visiting The Other Malaysian when I saw the website listed in his short intro. I haven’t seen his articles appear in Asia Eye for quite some times now.
The Other Malaysia is not exactly a blog per se. They are mostly observations and commentaries on recent event in Malaysia and the world. I like to read their articles (mostly written by Farish Noor) because they are logical and make sense. He includes lots of historical references, cutural viewpoints, etc… which makes it an easy read, but also makes you think a little lot.
Go read it. A Farish [‘s articles] a day, can turn you into a real smart @ss… like me!
The Other Malaysia