The award-winning Yudi Yap, famous for the colourful cabarets of Old Shanghai Jazz halls brings us something closer to home: memorable melodies from Nanyang (aka the Malay Archipelago), the romance of 1950’s and 1960’s with a repertoire of favourite music from pre- and post-Merdeka. She melds a hybrid of Malay melodies, Shanghai pop music mixed in with songs from Hollywood.
Today, the United Malays National Oganisation (UMNO) annual general assembly begins in earnest. It started with the surprise but rumoured appearance of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who led the party and government for over two decades. Along with party president Najib Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin the nation can expect to hear what the party that has dominated the coalition that has governed since Independence have to say.
In this episode, we discuss the famous Slovenian psychoanalyst, Marxist and philosopher, Slavoj Zizek! Fuad is joined by Douglas Shang, a Masters student from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, who provides a general overview of Zizek's method, ideas and flamboyant style as well as the factors behind his rapid rise to fame and notoriety. Among other things we discuss the importance of popular culture and jokes as a way of conveying complicated theoretical ideas about the world around us.
With World HIV Day around the corner, we ask Dr. Arif Anwar if a cure for AIDS may not lie hidden in our genes.
After a showing in London at an event called START, a diverse collection of works by local artists is back for an exhibition. The managing director says that these works surface the country’s untold stories.
Ash Be Nimble is a Malaysian home grown brand (hell) bent on designing and making high quality, fashunctional sports apparel! The team is based in Kuala Lumpur and they recently launched in March at the Malaysia Women's Marathon. All items are priced below RM100, making it both fashionable and functional.