Cecil Rajendra crafts a moving tribute to a consummate artist.
Ismail’s death will doubtless leave a vacuum in the world of Malaysian art and photography that will linger on for decades to come, writes Cecil Rajendra.
Penang has in Ismail Hashim and Ooi Cheng Ghee two black-and-white photographers par excellence, writes Cecil Rajendra.
In this poem, Cecil Rajendra takes to task a certain race-based party for labelling others as racists. It should take a long hard look at itself in the mirror.
Cecil Rajendra was inspired to write this poem after some politicians protested that the ten minutes allocated to make party political broadcasts over TV is not enough time.
Cecil Rajendra penned this poem after a High Court ruled that by virtue of Section 9A of the Election Act 1958, it cannot review, quash or set aside any electoral roll – no matter how flawed – once it has been gazetted.
Cecil Rajendra came up with this little poem to warn parents to keep a sharp eye on their children.
A poem dedicated to Ambiga Sreenevasan by Cecil Rajendra.
After so many years of Independence, has it come to this? That’s the question Cecil Rajendra asks, in this special poem to mark 50 years of Merdeka. What has gone wrong?
In 1974 a group of people concerned with human rights set up The Human Rights Organisation of Malaysia under the chairmanship of national poet Usman Awang. The pro-tem committee included such luminaries as Boestamam, V David, Kassim Ahmad, Azmi Khalid, lawyer Gamany, and Professor Rohanna Ariffin. The application for registration, however, was summarily rejected by the government, recalls Cecil Rajendra.