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M’sians Are Angry At A Dutch Designer For Her Remarks About Baju Kurung & Local Culture

today17 January 2021

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The feature was done by an East Asia-based writer Thomas Bird for the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Friday, 15 January. In it, he interviewed Lisette Scheers, who is the founder of Nala Designs.

In the feature, Lisette, while reminiscing about Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s, said the city was “more like a big kampong” as “there were no malls” and “everyone knew each other. And it was safe, too”.

She went on a nostalgic field trip about her and her family’s life in the capital city.

“It…

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Written by: Sadho Ram


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