Farouk A. Peru

Farouk A. Peru


Farouk A. Peru is a human being in the world. That is where his discourse begins and ends. His thought systems may be found at www.farouk.name and he tweets @farouk_a_peru.

Recent Opinions

  • 4 months ago

    Siti Kasim’s arrest a black mark on Malaysia Baru

  • 4 months ago

    Putting an end to ‘tutup-tutup’ culture in Malaysia

  • 4 months ago

    Can only Muslims protect Muslim interests?

  • 5 months ago

    Prosecute Islamofascist vigilante squads now

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    How to transform the Islamic administration

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  • 5 months ago

    Restoring the nation's confidence

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  • 6 months ago

    GE14: Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice... and then reflect

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  • 6 months ago

    'Cobra Kai' delivers as promised

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  • 6 months ago

    How does Mahathir do it?

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  • 6 months ago

    Two innovative new horrors to look out for

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  • 6 months ago

    Why I cannot wait to see ‘Dukun’

    APRIL 13 – I have given up on Malay horror movies. There had been some interesting storylines in the past 15 years but all in all, there wasn’t anything...

  • 7 months ago

    What next, ‘paratha’ with eggs?

    APRIL 6 — “Rendangate” has taken social media by storm. A UK-based, Malaysia-originated participant did not make it past the quarterfinals...

  • 7 months ago

    Remembering 'Cheers' 25 years after its last episode

    MARCH 30 ― I remember when TV3 first came onto our screens in 1984. I was barely aware of good comedy then but I remember TV3 had a few of them. Three’s Company was one and...

  • 7 months ago

    Is it a good idea to resurrect the Karate Kid mythology?

    MARCH 23 — For kids who grew up in the 1980s, the Karate Kid mythology was a big part of their lives. In the US, according to martial arts historians, a large number of dojos...

  • 7 months ago

    Is mall culture slowly dying?

    MARCH 16 — Back in the 1980s, there was a feverish excitement which coursed through the country.  The Mall was about to open and with it, the equally famous Yaohan. Call me...

  • 8 months ago

    Is obesity really proof of prosperity?

    MARCH 9 — I was astounded at a statement made by a Malaysian lawmaker that the fact that Malaysians are obese is proof that we are a prosperous nation.  It is, of course,...

  • 8 months ago

    The passing of a Towering Malay

    MARCH 2 — Last Sunday night was terribly sad for me. I received news that my uncle, with whom I had a particularly close bond, had died.  He had not been in the best of...

  • 8 months ago

    Some surprisingly good low budget horrors

    FEBRUARY 16 — The greatest success story when it comes to “low budget — highest grossing” horror films is of course The Blair Witch Project.  With an...

  • 9 months ago

    Teachers and their impact on children

    FEBRUARY 9 — A teacher’s impact on a child’s life is second only to his primary caregivers, that is, his parents or immediate family.  I was fortunate to have had a few...