Zan Azlee

Zan Azlee is a journalist, writer, filmmaker, multimedia producer and academic based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He reports for several news organisations, has done a few documentary films, written non-fiction books and produced a few digital multimedia stories. He also runs Fatbidin.Com.

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How do Malaysians know who Maria Ozawa is?

OVER the weekend, and even up until today, the trending hashtag and topic on social media, especially Twitter and Instagram, in Malaysia has been #MariaOzawa. If you don’t believe me,...

Of religion, rituals and blind faith

MANY years ago, I made a documentary about dogs and Islam. It was called Samak. Samak is actually the required way for a Muslim to cleanse himself or herself after...

Sex scandals and matters of public interest

IN Malaysia, the ponderous use of all public platforms for campaigning, minor Cabinet reshuffles, and of course, sensationalising of questionable scandals involving opposition politicians, are strong indications of the ruling...

Do we need to fix the economy to be happy?

MALAYSIANS have been a little uptight about the economy in recent months and they have plenty of reason to complain. The ringgit has dropped significantly in the past year or...