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Hello, greetings from across the border.

Would any Malaysians living in Johor be able to obtain a photo of the Bukit Chagar RTS station construction site? This would be greatly appreciated as we document the history of the RTS as it approaches competition. Seloloving (talk) 10:39, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

The article has a photo already. Chongkian (talk) 06:12, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

Nationalist editing dispute?Edit

Some kind of multi-article nationalist editing dispute caused a bunch of back and forth on my talk page recently, see permalink. Eyes that are familiar with this topic area would be very much appreciated. Some of the edits (for example this one about 'illegal occupation' seem very POV pushing to me. MrOllie (talk) 12:01, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

Wikimedia ESEAP Conference 2022 on November 18-20 in Sydney, AustraliaEdit

The Wikimedia East, South East Asia and the Pacific also known as ESEAP will be having an in-person conference in Sydney, Australia on November 18-20. ESEAP is a regional collaborative composed of nationalities & Wikimedia affiliates of Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Membership also include nationalities and informal communities of Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, and Timor Leste.

The goals for the conference are:

  • Strategic discussions: ESEAP Hub governance, process of moving from an informal group to more formal structure aligned with the Hubs/Minimum Criteria for Pilots
  • Partnership, Tools & Skills: Outreach and community collaboration support networks; building a network of skill sets so that communities in the region can provide extra outreach support and collaboration across the region; and
  • Leadership development through building networks that encourage new and wider diversity of participants to enable future growth

For more information, please visit the conference page.

Scholarship application (subsidized air fare, accommodation, and relevant fees) is ongoing. You may go to the scholarship page to know more. Deadline for scholarship application is on 24 July (Sunday) at 12:00 UTC (see your local time) .

We also call for volunteers to the following committees:

  • Scholarship committee
  • Program submissions review committee
  • Communications committee
  • Onsite & technical volunteers

For inquiries, please reach us at eseap.conf wikimedia.org.au.

Thank you! --Exec8 (talk) 04:47, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

WikiProject Malaysia Revitalisation Project: Pushing FAR/B for ReformasiEdit

Original article: Reformasi (Malaysia)

Current article: User:PenangLion/sandbox (lead section)

Greetings. I've recently started works on re-hauling the entire article for Reformasi (Malaysia). It has triggered my inner senses for its immature writing and blatant copying of paragraphs from scholarly articles without formal citations. I would like to request to upgrade the article's importance to "High", similar to my request for the article of the 13 May incident, which was agreed to be re-evaluated from "Mid" to "High". I also have the desire to rewrite the article so it can achieve FA standards (unlikely given my amateur-ish experiences).

I'm currently able to rewrite the article from scratch using several dozen (so far, for the sections covered, mostly just one, I have expended at least 15-20 scholar articles). However, I do need help on other aspects for this article.

  1. The articles require more images. These include:
- Images of the protest itself, preferably in 3:4 landscape format, and mostly, free;  
- Images of political leaders denoted, preferably in 3:4 portrait format, and mostly, free;
- These political leaders include: Anwar Ibrahim (during the 1970s and 1980s), Mahathir Mohamad (during the 1960s and 1970s), Ahmad Boestamam, Ishak Haji Muhammad, Kassim Ahmad, Syed Husin Ali, Mohamed Hanifah Abdul Ghani (Dep-President of PAS during the 1960s), Lim Guan Eng (during the 1980s and 1990s, I suggest posting a cropped portrait of the leaders that appeared in an issue of the 1987 copy of The Star when Operation Lalang occured, since it's not free there might be some issues), Lim Kit Siang (during the 1980s and 1990s, same situation can be done, refer Guan Eng's entry);
- Images of several notable events; preferably in 3:4 landscape format, and mostly, free;
- These events include: the 1998–1999 Malaysia Nipah virus outbreak, Arrest and trial of Lim Guan Eng and Lim Kit Siang, 1974 Baling protests;
  1. I require lookups whether my writing style has reached acceptable standards for FA, and if not, what corrections can be done?
  2. I need some suggestions, what should I do to make it significantly improved?

These are the things I have made so far:

  1. Re-sectioned the parts within the article, removing repeated paragraphs.
  2. Creating a "Backgrounds" section to describe the events leading up to Reformasi, as well as adding new information. Titles in bold note new content that were created by me after reviewing scholarly articles. These contents include:
- Domestic political and bureaucratic Islamization (work-in-progress, possibly 50-60 percent complete); 
- UMNO factionalism since the Razak era (complete, but require further touches);
- 1997 Asian financial crisis (complete, but require further touches);
- Accusations of corruption within Mahathir's government (not done);
- Arrest and trial of Lim Guan Eng and Lim Kit Siang / alternatively "Arrests and trials of political dissidents" (planned);
- 1998 Nipah pandemic (planned);
  1. Creating drafts for a "History" section, "Response" section, "Reactions" section, and "Aftermath" section.

Let's improve them, shall we? I have similar plans for other articles, notably the 13 May incident. It was written in an outdated style.

Cheers, PenangLion (talk) 18:01, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

Hi PenangLion, thanks for initiating this revitalization movement and wrote the notification here in WikiProject Malaysia talk page to notify the members of this WikiProject. But maybe from now onwards, it's better to continue the discussion on the talk page of that Reformasi (Malaysia) article at Talk:Reformasi (Malaysia) to be more focused. Chongkian (talk) 03:15, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

FAR for Alfred Russel WallaceEdit

I have nominated Alfred Russel Wallace for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Z1720 (talk) 20:52, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

Featured Article Save Award for Alfred Russel WallaceEdit

There is a Featured Article Save Award nomination at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Alfred Russel Wallace/archive1. Please join the discussion to recognize and celebrate editors who helped assure this article would retain its featured status. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:50, 8 October 2022 (UTC)

Category:Malaysian people of Chinese descentEdit

There are two contradictory hatnotes on this category; one requests that all Malaysian people of Chinese descent be included in the parent category, and one requests exactly the opposite. Which of the two is correct? At the very least, this requires clarification. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:58, 29 October 2022 (UTC)

The two hatnotes read the same to me, both suggest the category should be very inclusive. CMD (talk) 01:56, 29 October 2022 (UTC)
@Chipmunkdavis: In my experience, the first one suggests that the category should be nearly empty. See, for instance, Category:American writers, specifically the sentence, "It should directly contain very few, if any, pages and should mainly contain subcategories." (Emphasis mine.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:22, 29 October 2022 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't understand it was a subcategory issue. Is there a usual practice? I've always worked under the assumption an article shouldn't be in a category and a subcategory. CMD (talk) 02:28, 29 October 2022 (UTC)
@Chipmunkdavis: Ordinarily, the category would be emptied by placing articles in the subcategories. (I have a tool that can do a lot of this fairly quickly, if that's what you'd decide, and if you'd like me to.) However, there is the possibility that a category could be non-diffusing. I don't see a reason why that would be the case here, but I thought I'd ask, as there might be a reason of which I wasn't aware. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:54, 29 October 2022 (UTC)
The reason might be that in general usage the 'category' is not divided in the way it is here (although caveats exist, eg. Category:Peranakan people in Malaysia‎). I don't have a firm opinion, but I note Category:Malaysian people of Indian descent is set up similarly. (Category:Malaysian people of Malay descent currently has no subcategories.) CMD (talk) 03:31, 29 October 2022 (UTC)

United Malays National Organisation controversy sectionEdit

Hi all, I like to ask members of this project to discuss the controversy section of UMNO (see talkpage Talk:United Malays National Organisation). Please feel free to input your opinions there. Thanks! Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 03:36, 16 November 2022 (UTC)

Explanation about @Edit

i'm looking for explanation about @ in Malaysian names, like Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin. At sign says "In Malaysia, it is called alias when it is used in names", but no references are cited. can you please add a section?--RZuo (talk) 07:56, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:The BuddhaEdit

The page which had been Gautama Buddha for 16 years was unsuccessfully proposed for a change to Siddhartha Gautama a few months ago, then successfully changed to The Buddha in early November, and is now being attempted to be changed to Buddha. Your input and expertise would be most welcome at: Talk:The_Buddha#Requested_move_25_November_2022 Best, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 04:17, 27 November 2022 (UTC)