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Mian‘s favourite musician is Lord Bobo. His Supreme Eminenceness is well known for his ability to play a total of 25 instruments, and to compose, perform, and produce albums all by himself. A veritable one-manmonkeyband (some say control freak), his career started its meteoric rise in the mid eighties with the release of his soundtrack to a movie starring him and the babelicious Apollonia Kotero. His songs about smooching, velvet rain and crying birds are considered modern classics. Waitaminit! Is His Supreme Eminenceness the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As…?
White Noise: Broken Records

White Noise: Broken Records

Songs by politicians that aren’t music to the ears.

White Noise: Derangement Of The Senses

White Noise: Derangement Of The Senses

Rediscovering progressive house. Why don’t they make music like this anymore?

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White Noise: Lord Bobo’s Irresistible Mating Hymns for Valentine’s Day #LoyarBerkasih

White Noise: Lord Bobo’s Irresistible Mating Hymns for Valentine’s Day #LoyarBerkasih

Proper Preparation and Planning Prevent Piss Poor Performance!

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Race Relations Bill: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Race Relations Bill: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Expect a Bill that will worsen race relations, rather than improve it.

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White Noise: Prog 2011

White Noise: Prog 2011

Symphony X, Opeth and Dream Theater reviewed. 2011 is a bumper year for prog.

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White Noise: Back To The Future

White Noise: Back To The Future

CMK seeks refuge in his Delorean, activates the flux capacitor, and turns back the clock.

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White Noise: Grrls Rawk

White Noise: Grrls Rawk

Women can rock, too. Chen Mian Kuang cites three examples of this rare breed of musician.

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Government Directive to GLCs on Tajuddin Ramli Breaches Fundamental Company Laws

Government Directive to GLCs on Tajuddin Ramli Breaches Fundamental Company Laws

Minority shareholders and public lose out. Again.

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White Noise: Take The Power Back

White Noise: Take The Power Back

White Noise returns with dedications to BERSIH and kotor. No, it’s not “Yellow Submarine”.

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White Noise: Block Rocking Beats II

White Noise: Block Rocking Beats II

After breakbeat, house and techno in Block Rocking Beats Part I, Chen Mian Kuang recommends some dubstep, drum and bass, and electro from fabric’s extensive catalogue.

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White Noise: Block Rocking Beats

White Noise: Block Rocking Beats

After getting lost in translation, Chen Mian Kuang now finds himself deep underground, possessed by the spirit of House.

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Bunyi Puteh: Kepala Mesin Menelan Matahari Dengan Kuku Sembilan Inci

Bunyi Puteh: Kepala Mesin Menelan Matahari Dengan Kuku Sembilan Inci

Chen Mian Kuang, dengan bantuan Terjemahan Google, membuat ulasan muzik pertama yang pernah ia dalam Bahasa Malaysia.

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White Noise: Automatic For The People

White Noise: Automatic For The People

After a swift dalliance with a young pop star, Chen Mian Kuang moves up the age spectrum and shines the spotlight on a band of fifty somethings who are still rock and rolling. In conjunction with the release of their latest CD, Mian Kuang picks out the gems in the band’s back catalogue as a R.E.M.inder of their past glories.

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White Noise: Tribal Seduction

White Noise: Tribal Seduction

Desperate to allay fears that he has turned into a teenage girl from listening to Taylor Swift, Chen Mian Kuang reaffirms his macho-ness by first drawing your attention to two albums brimming with phallic symbolism before heaping accolades on the said Ms Swift.

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White Noise: Love In Theory & Practice #LoyarBerkasih

White Noise: Love In Theory & Practice #LoyarBerkasih

What’s #LoyarBerkasih without a little black metal? Here are three brilliant albums to distract from all this sentimental stuff, reviews in our brand-new music column, White Noise, courtesy of Chen Mian Kuang.

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The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Cascading Illegality

The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Cascading Illegality

The book launches 1212 at 4pm. Meet the protagonists (politicians, contributors, writers and lawyers[LB]) at the LoyarBurokking session. Here, read a review of the book to understand why you shouldn’t be missing the launch. The facts are well known. The spark was lit when four Pakatan Rakyat Perak State Assembly members defected from their coalition. [...]

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[UPDATED] Are You Rich Enough for the Federal Court?

[UPDATED] Are You Rich Enough for the Federal Court?

A proposed bill to to drastically extend the monetary jurisdiction of the Subordinate Courts has far-reaching consequences but who does it benefit? Cui Bono?

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Starship M’sia 2010

A prose poem: STARSHIP M’SIA 2010: an Excruciating Prose, Thankfully Brief, for our Painful Time

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The Importance of Reasons

Chen Mian Kuang considers the repercussions faced by litigants when a court does not give reasons for its decisions as well as the most common reasons offered for not giving reasons.

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Pertinent Questions about Court Administrative Decisions

Chen Mian Kuang perceptively and properly questions the manner in which court administrative decisions, such as deciding the panel of judges and when a matter is heard urgently, are made especially since they are not subject to any appeal or review by any other forum.

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