Category: Opinion

So, About That: Malaysia; where everything is made up and truth don’t matter

By Aaron James Leong Malaysia is comprised of many races, ethnicity, and religions, creating its own personal signature known as the ‘Malaysian Identity’; a blend of various elements from different Malaysian cultures all rolled into one. Maybe it’s the festival season that’s gotten me all introspective but for a long time, I have noticed that, as a country so rich with culture and so strong in its heritage, we seem to be drifting further away from our identity as a nation. To put things into perspective, there have been so many cases of Malaysians going abroad, say to Australia,...

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The Voice: The Collective Power of the Entertainment Industry.

By: Marissa Dinar On Sunday, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas took to the stage at the One Love charity concert. Manchester native, Liam Gallagher also made a surprise appearance to perform although he had just announced his non-attendance via an interview just a few days before. One Love was an initiative by Grande, for the victims of the most recent suicide bombing that happened during her European tour concert at the O2 Arena on the 22nd of May 2017. Generating about $2.6 million dollars in the span of three hours...

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About That: Are We There Yet?

By Aaron James Leong So, About That is a column from former Clive writer and vocalist for Donamarie, Aaron James Leong. Follow him as he takes on the existential crises of the millenial generation in our ever-changing digital and analog world. Identity is everything in this ever-changing world, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are – but instead, what you represent. Beyond the need to indulge our penchant for control, we are deeply driven by our sense of identity because it defines how other people see you, a social mask that sees you at harmony...

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I Can’t Even: McDonald’s

By Muhammad Nabil Picture the scene. You’re hungry, but you don’t know whether is it because you’re bored or you’ve somehow emptied the tank even after a big dinner. You decide that supper would do you some good. After all, the 9-piece McNugget set meal has been calling out your name for some time now, lingering along the back of your head, seducing you with the thought of tasting those tender chicken fillets, dipped in BBQ or Honey Mustard. It’s almost like sex. You drive down to your neighbourhood Mcdonald’s restaurant. You’re greeted by the yellow double arched sign...

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Reader pens plea to moderate Muslims to stand up to extremism

The Level recently received an email from a reader, one Aswad M., regarding a piece he wrote on the website Medium.com. Medium, a self-publishing platform, has become popular as a place for netizens to discuss heated and sometimes controversial issues, and Aswad appears to have followed in this tradition in penning a piece titled ‘Manchester, Marawi, Jakarta: Moderate Muslims, hear me out!’. First discussing the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, England and comparing it to his own travel plans later this year, Aswad outlines an impassioned plea to moderate Muslims to stand up to extremism. It’s certainly a controversial...

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