R.I.P. Fakawi Chief

A True Friend Is Gone Nick Ong aka Fakawi Chief as he was called among the South-East Asian mountain biking community, has passed today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nick Ong 1 was a man of many talents: creator of the Fakawi Tribe, captain of the Malaysian Fakawi Banshee Downhill Team, Malaysian importer of Banshee Bikes, jungle explorer on weekends, unwavering supporter of traks.org, the advocacy group for Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur’s mountain biking gem, outdoor and MTB film maker 2, oh, and also a medical doctor, all served by a sharp mind with an unparalleled sense of humour....

April 13, 2023 · 1 min · 9x0rg

About Me

$ whoami Hi there, My name is Olivier Falcoz. I am a random French-speaking dude who go by the alias of 9x0rg. You might have crossed me under the nicknames of elpanzer or panz’ in the past. I’m a Infosec & risk management professional at day, formerly based in the Asia-Pacific region and now impatriated in Provence. I’ve been one of the maintainer of two MTB-related websites during my years in Asia; KLMBH an association perpetuating the tradition of the running Hash1 but on a mountain bike and TRAKS, a trail conservancy NGO in Malaysia....

Malaysia telco databreach - check yourself

Lowyat reported on Oct. 30, 2017 that a total of 46.2 Million Malaysian phone numbers were exposed, and the dataset included IC numbers, addresses, IMSI, IMEI and SIM numbers as well. Check yourself out Head over to SayaKenaHack.com, the dedicated website created by Keith Rozario and check if your details are part of the breach.

November 14, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

The good Jihadi

In North Sumatra, a former Indonesian radical has opened a boarding school for the children of terrorists to prevent their futures from looking like his own past. Words by: Gabrielle Lipton Photography by: Albert Ivan Damanik Wat happens when children begin to realise that their parents are following a different path? What happens when that path ends behind bars? Or on the receiving end of a bullet? What happens in the minds of children whose parents are terrorists?...

November 9, 2017 · 3 min · 9x0rg

'Some Malaysians in midst of engaging in 'Jihad' against Myanmar'

The police have confirmed that some Malaysians, supported by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, are in the midst of engaging in ‘jihad’ in Myanmar to fight against the Myanmar Government for the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority community in Rakhine State. – The MalayMail

November 9, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

China blocks WhatsApp

China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance ahead of a big Communist Party gathering next month. The disabling in mainland China of the Facebook-owned app is a setback for the social media giant, whose chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has been pushing to re-enter the Chinese market, and has been studying the Chinese language intensively. WhatsApp was the last of Facebook products to still be available in mainland China; the company’s main social media service has been blocked in China since 2009, and its Instagram image-sharing app is also unavailable....

September 26, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

The female warlord who had CIA connections and opium routes

Ms. Yang, center at front, with her soldiers, circa 1956. Credit Yang family Olive Yang was born to royalty in British colonial Burma, but rejected that life to become a cross-dressing warlord whose C.I.A.-supplied army established opium trade routes across the Golden Triangle. By the time of her death, last week at 90, she had led hundreds of men, endured prison and torture, generated gossip for her relationship with a film actress and, finally, helped forge a truce between ethnic rebels and the government....

July 28, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Geopolitics at play in China

By James Rickards - Daily Reckoning China’s problems are not entirely external and are not limited to the new Trump administration. China is now embroiled in an internal political struggle around the efforts of President Xi to make himself the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. President Xi’s first five-year term expires in March 2018. He is certain to be elected to a second term, but he has so far deviated from the script by not designating any potential successors for a smooth transition in 2023....

February 14, 2017 · 2 min · 9x0rg
Stereotypes of Thailand

Stereotypes of Thailand

From Reddit

January 20, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is driven by a vision of “connecting the world” and, though he has said a compromise is necessary in the case of countries like China where free speech is restricted, it is hard to see how that vision fits with kowtowing to a law that has gotten Thai people jailed for Facebook comments, or even merely receiving a message on the social network. Facebook is blocking content from a number of users following an apparent request from the government....

January 12, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg