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About Emmanuel

The Malaysianist is run by me, Emmanuel Samarathisa, a journalist from Kuala Lumpur.

I’ve spent close to a decade filing and editing copy on business and politics for the likes of defunct The Malaysian Insider, iMoney and Focus Malaysia. These days I write for news portal The Vibes.

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