Martin Vengadesan

In 1996, a struggling rock musician joined the media intending to earn some side income and ended up spending 23 years at his first job. A relative newcomer to Malaysiakini, he’s seen the waist-length hair give way to a barren landscape, but is still a rocker at heart. An unabashed atheist, selective socialist, obsessive science-fiction fan and father of three, he grew up in nine countries spread over four continents and always feels just a little bit out of step with the rest of the marching band.