Lee Kuan Yew and his racist overtones

As noted by Lily Zubaidah Rahim:

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Taken from Lily Zubaidah Rahim, “Singapore in the Malay World: Building and Breaching Regional Bridges” (Routledge, 2010), p. 35

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Indon means Indonesia

There have been claims by some Indonesians that the abbreviation “Indon” which Malaysians commonly use to refer to Indonesians (and Indonesia in general) is some sort of discriminating slur. Some have even gone as far as to say that “Indon” means “slave” or “whore” in Arabic (a totally fictional claim). When I first came across this argument, I laughed it off as some sort of sick joke. But apparently the Indonesian media have whipped up such disinformation to such an extent that it became “common knowledge” to the Indonesian layman, without truly understanding the meaning of the term. Continue reading →

Weird DNS issues

Faced a weird DNS issue which involves the custom domain nameservers for this domain this morning. After some troubleshooting and eventually reverting the settings back to default, the blog is apparently working again. I would need to figure out why the blog suddenly stopped working with the custom nameservers, even though I didn’t face any problems earlier.