What do pribumi Indonesians think about their Chinese counterparts?

Not much that is good. That’s what the Singapore-based  ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute found in a survey titled  Chinese Indonesians in the Eyes of the Pribumi Public, If the survey is accurate it suggests that after decades of living cheek by jowl with the pribumis, they still harbor stereotyped perceptions about the Indonesian Chinese. Among the most […]

The talk about Chinese-Malay participation in Bersih 4

As a Malaysian who has lived overseas for most of his adult life, the last two decades spent in Indonesia, Unspun cannot help but marvel at the racial divide in Malaysia, even during a unifying event such as Bersih 4, that took place over this weekend. For those not familar with Malaysian politics Bersih 4 is […]

Only one punishment fit for Mahathir

The ever eloquent Patrick Teoh hits home with the latest nonsense from Mahathir Mohammad, who thinks that he can fool all the people all the time that he’s actually a Malay. Of all the audacious hoaxes and scams perpetrated on the Malaysian people over the years, none has been as audacious and preposterous as Mahathir’s […]