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Andrew Khoo has lived, studied and/or worked in America, Canada, England, Jamaica, Malaysia, Singapore and Uganda at different points in his life. A native KL boy at heart, his interests include architecture, art, drama, economics, law, literature, music, philately, politics, public transport and theology, as well as keeping his bank managers happy. On weekends he can be found in the stalls of the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas enjoying Malaysia’s best-kept secret, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Having visited Zimbabwe, his wish is to be allowed to visit Afghanistan next so that he can say he’s done the “A to Z” of countries on our “big blue marble”. His column In a Nutshell.
Chan Kheng Hoe is an advocate and solicitor cum mediator. He would love to tell you much more about himself, but alas, that is as much as is allowed by the Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules. He keeps tabs on the law for readers, and writes a monthly column, Reductio ad Absurdum.
Hwa Yue-Yi is a master’s student in comparative politics at Oxford University. Her forays into the real world include internships at theSun and the Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute (now Penang Institute). She has lived in Alor Star, Penang, Taiping, Ipoh, Seremban, Malacca, Bentong, Singapore, Illinois and Massachusetts, and calls Malaysia home. Her monthly column, Work in Progress, is as much about her views as a young Malaysian as it is about Malaysia. It appears exclusively on The Nut Graph.
KW Mak was a journalist with The Star from 1996 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2007, specialised in local government issues. Since being made a local councillor for Petaling Jaya in July 2008, he spends his time reading law books and meeting residents to solve local governance issues. His column Ampersand. He lives with his two cats.
Marina Mahathir is an activist, writer, and blogger who constantly needs more outlets to vent because there is never a shortage of issues to vent about. She hopes that she does it with intelligence and decorum, unlike some of her detractors. All she would like is a peaceful life — if it weren’t for those pesky chauvinists, fundamentalists, sexists, racists, and other irritants. Her column, Ventings.
Norhayati Kaprawi is a Muslim woman activist and filmmaker. Her film documentaries Mencari Kartika and Aku Siapa have generated lively discussions and are used as teaching materials at local and international universities and organisations. Her column, Asam Pedas, appears monthly in The Nut Graph.
Wong Chin Huat is a political scientist by training, journalism lecturer by trade, and fashion guru by circumstance. In 2009, he began the 1BLACKMalaysia campaign to protest the Barisan Nasional’s takeover of Perak, and was subsequently detained. His activism earned him a nomination for the 2nd annual Civil Society Award by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in 2009. He was also named an Annexe Hero in the same year. His column in The Nut Graph is Uncommon Sense.