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Checking George Washington’s nose

Checking George Washington’s nose

AS a child, Animah Kosai used to tell strangers she was from Siberia. They would pat her on the head, call her cute and ask her where she was from because of the light skin she inherited from her English mother. “I’d talk about this wonderful story about how my father was in Japan, and […]

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Smells like indie spirit

Smells like indie spirit

Updated on 21 July 2009 at 5pm IN his years spent organising independent music gigs, singer-songwriter Azmyl Yunor has learned many lessons. One of them is that ticket prices are not negotiable. Azmyl on the challenges of the music industry (0:37) Azmyl tells The Nut Graph he’s argued with concert goers who feel entitled to […]

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Do quotas for women work?

Do quotas for women work?

(Silhouettes by Ervin Bachik and Faakhir Rizvi / sxc.hu) PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s 30% quota for women in leadership positions is the first of its kind in any Malaysian political party. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s also 14 years late. Malaysia signed the Beijing Declaration and the Convention for the Elimination of […]

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PKR’s plan for women

PKR’s plan for women

(Silhouettes by Ervin Bachik and Faakhir Rizvi / sxc.hu) IN early June 2009, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) announced it would be amending its constitution to include, among others, a 30% quota for women leaders at all levels. PKR’s move likely made it the first party from either the Pakatan Rakyat or the Barisan Nasional to […]

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Battling the lobotomy of Malaysia

Battling the lobotomy of Malaysia

MALAYSIAN identity is a central concept in Marion D’Cruz‘s life work. She’s a founding member of the Five Arts Centre, which has played a key role in developing boundary-pushing Malaysian local theatre. Her works of choreography often have political themes, such as 2003’s War on Iraq. And as a teacher at colleges and universities around […]

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