An afternoon with Kee Thuan Chye.
SUNDAY, 17 AUGUST at 3:00PM at SINKEH, 105 Lebuh Melayu, PENANG
After the 13th general election (GE13) in May 2013, Malaysians hoped that the ruling BarisanNasional (BN) coalition would respond humbly and positively to the public cry for change and reform, especially since it lost the popular vote. But instead, the BN Government has continued to be arrogant, autocratic and bent on further politicising the issues of race and religion. The political situation in Malaysia is thus now worse than it has ever been before. In his latest book, Can We Save Malaysia, Please!, no-bullshit writer Kee Thuan Chye asserts the urgent need for change by highlighting the events and issues that have arisen since GE13 – ranging from the ‘Allah’ controversy to the revival of preventive detention to the acquittal of the duo charged with the murder of Altantuya to the conviction of Anwar Ibrahim for Sodomy 2 to Malaysia’s embarrassing handling of the MH370 crisis.
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Kee Thuan Chye is an actor, playwright, author. He has appeared on stage, in international films and in many Malaysian and Singapore TV shows. His best-known plays are 1984 Here and Now and We Could **** You, Mr Birch, and his latest is The Swordfish, Then the Concubine, which premiered in Singapore in 2008. He is the author of numerous books, most notably those of the ‘Bullshit’ series, beginning with No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians, and writes political commentaries for online websites. He has been a judge and regional chairperson of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He has also been invited to several international writers’ festivals.