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Nurul Izzah on politics

Nurul Izzah on politics

AGAINST the backdrop of her father’s second sodomy trial, Nurul Izzah Anwar talks about party and national politics as a young politician and a first-time Member of Parliament. In this candid interview with The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil, the eldest daughter of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also talks about the impact [...]

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The business of online subscription

FORMED in November 1999, online news portal Malaysiakini celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, having published 117,000 stories and 2,000 videos and counting. In the process, it paved the way for independent media initiatives in a landscape where the traditional media operate under the thumbs of the government and political parties. The Fairly Current Show [...]

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Women – men’s property by law

Women – men’s property by law

Corrected on 11 Nov 2009 at 5.10pm RECENTLY, a court case involving Malaysian TV personality Daphne Iking invoked an archaic law that has gotten many parties up in arms. The law in question is Section 498 of the Penal Code. The section deals with the issue of “enticing or taking away or detaining with a [...]

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Marilah undi!

A FREQUENTLY cited statistic from 2006 notes that 70% of the 4.7 million Malaysians who have yet to register as voters are between 21 and 35 years old. So goes the opening description of the upcoming Youth for Change Carnival. Yet after the historic 8 March 2008 general election, Malaysians saw quite possibly the most [...]

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Jay Cee, the cow, speaks up

MUCH has been written and debated about the Shah Alam cow-head protest. Members of the Section 19 and 23 communities, politicians, provocateurs, bloggers, the traditional and online media, the international media, concerned Malaysians, ugly Malaysians, beautiful Malaysians — they’ve all had their say. But one voice remains unheard. The most important voice. This week, The [...]

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Seksualiti Merdeka: Independence and rights

SEKSUALITI Merdeka is an annual sexuality rights festival featuring a programme of talks, lectures, forums, workshops, theatre and music performances, interactive installations and film screenings. Launched in 2008, the festival aims to underscore the fact that even after 52 years of independence, many of us are still not free to be who we are. The [...]

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