BFM's Keith Kam takes us behind the scenes of the media's coverage of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader.
A peek into Norzizi Zulkifli’s melding of contemporary theatre practices and the traditional practices of Mak Yong. This postgraduate project which first saw light in Australia premiered in Kuala Lumpur just this past weekend. This sneak-peek is a prelude to an interview with the creator, director and now theatre instructor at UiTM.
Beating the morning jam and clocking out at the end of each day can get repetitive and mundane. What if you could climb mountains, see the sun rise and set beyond the horizon or even ski down a snowcap while still keeping your job? Remote Year is a program where digital nomads all around the world come together to experience travel and working. We speak to Rosa Langhammer from CoderDojo, a digital nomad who travels while setting up coding initiatives in schools all around the world.
There have been calls for the government to review the Housing Developers' Act. We take a look at some possible concerns that may require tweaking.
The Silk Road was a 7,000 mile-long trade route spanning from China in the East to Venice in the West. At least 17 languages were spoken along the route, but which God one believed in was the most important form of identification. Ron Choong, a paleo-anthropologist based in New York, explains how different religions thrive and decline along the Silk Road, why India is the worst place to go if one wishes to learn about Hinduism, and the unlikely story of how Christianity spread to China, among others.
A massive rally to support RUU 355, which is a proposed amendment that will increase the limits of Syariah punishments, was held last Saturday at Padang Merbok.According to police estimates, close to 20,000 people attended the event organized by PAS. A counter rally protesting the amendment was held in Petaling Jaya on the same day, but only around 200 people showed up at that event.Some analysts say that the large turnout at the rally demonstrates widespread support for the proposed amendments, but others are not convinced.To understand the impact and significance of the rallies, BFM speaks to Rashaad Ali, a research analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.This is a report by Jason Lim and Wan Irdina.