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<em>Found in Malaysia</em> book launch

Found in Malaysia book launch

WHAT better day to unveil The Nut Graph‘s Found in Malaysia book than on Malaysia Day on 16 Sept 2010 last week. The book is after all, a compilation of interviews with prominent Malaysians of different lineage on what their Malaysian identity means. Found in Malaysia, published by ZI Publications and now available in good [...]

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Keeping songket and batik alive

Keeping songket and batik alive

A PARTNERSHIP between batik fashion label Pink Jambu and Royal Terengganu Songket has fused two traditional crafts to create a new Malaysian fabric design known as songtik. The first ever songtik collection was officially unveiled on 28 July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur by the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah, who is the patron of [...]

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Tiger, tiger, not so bright

Tiger, tiger, not so bright

THEY dropped to the floor, froze and later danced with gusto for the Malayan tigers. In a tiger-themed flash mob on 30 July 2010 called Freeze Tiger Trade, people from all walks of life surprised patrons at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall with two enthusiastic displays of a flash mob. Only 500 Malayan tigers [...]

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Imagine being a refugee

Imagine being a refugee

REFUGEES have no official existence in Malaysia. This is because Malaysia, along with Libya, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia and most of our Southeast Asian neighbours, has yet to sign the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention. As a result, there is no legal distinction between refugees and economic migrants or undocumented workers. This is unjust as refugees [...]

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10.15am: Police officers set up a road block in front of Angkasapuri. Only those with RTM passes are allowed to enter the compound.

Protesting RTM’s censorship

A DEMONSTRATION was held on 19 May 2010 outside RTM headquarters Angkasapuri in Kuala Lumpur calling for media freedom and to protest the termination of former RTM producer Chou Z Lam. Chou alleges that his documentary over the impact of the Bakun Dam on indigenous people in Sarawak was cancelled because of RTM’s leadership’s fears [...]

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Reimagining urban KL life

PENTAS Project will be restaging The Lost and the Ecliptic, its award-winning production that premiered in 2007 at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac). The Lost and the Ecliptic explores urban life in KL through space installation, lighting, music, text, dance, theatre and multimedia. Performances run from Thursday, 22 April 2010 to Saturday, 24 [...]

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