Malay Literature: Volume 22 Number 1 June 2009

ARTICLES


PUTERI ROSLINA ABDUL WAHID

A Social Cognitive Analysis of Lat’s Cartoons: Element of Cross Cultural Thinking and Understanding

Abstract This paper is a research based on socio-cognitive approach in cartoons. Cartoons plays an important part in modern society as a medium of conveying ideas in its satirical and humour sketches. Datuk Mohd Nor Khalid or best known as Lat is a prominent figure among the cartoonist in Malaysia. His cartoon portrays the true life of Malaysia and the hearts of the Malays. Learning is one of the important processes in our life and cartoons is of the best teacher. We laugh when we read or watch the animated cartoons but little that we realized we are in fact laughing and learning at the same time. Based on this approach, the writer will describe the thinking and the understanding of the Malaysian culture which involves the society, the environment, the individual, and the cognitive processes which can be seen in Lat’s cartoon.

TENGKU INTAN MARLINA TENGKU MOHD ALI, SALINAH JA’AFAR
Thoughts, Diction and Forms of Humour in Malay Pantun

Abstract Malay and pantun are inseparable. The Malay spirit appears to be bound to the form and expression of pantun. Long before, pantun is an effective form of expression, especially in addressing any issues subtly. Malay pantun posses the elements of humour; thoroughly compose for entertainment and insinuation. The hint of humour reflects the uniqueness and creative thinking of Malays. Words selected or diction used clearly shows just how ingenious Malays are in selecting words for humour. Words are properly chosen in line with the couplets and quartrain. Thought and diction are associated in making a splendid and interesting pantun. The humour included in pantun are carefully arranged and in accordance with rhyme and rhythm for the listeners delight. Advice and guidance are incorporated in a comical way. The elements of humour in pantun which exhibit the thought, diction and forms are interesting to discuss. Hence, this paper will be discussing the aspects of thought, diction and forms of humour in Malay pantun.

FICTION


ABDULLAH HUSSAIN

Baboon

HAMDAN YAHYA
The Tale of a Little Bit, a Little Bit More

FAISAL TEHRANI
A Teacher for Tomok

POETRY


RAHMAN SHAARI

Restlessness of a Ring

TENAS EFFENDY
The Sloth
The Lewd Leader
Deaf Leader
Cowardly Leader

DRAMA


HATTA AZAD KHAN

The Magic Mirror

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