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For all the talk of gender equality in the workplace, men still account for about eighty percent of all professorships in the world, according to estimates by most studies. We speak to three women who have made it to the top of their respective fields to get their take on what worked for them and what can be done to get more women into senior management positions.
Tarik Jeans isn’t just any denim label, here fashion is imbued with philosophy to connect with the youth. Afiq Iskandar, aka Amber, is not only founder of Tarik Jeans, he’s also co-founder of Nusantara Denim and guitarist for the band Oh Chentaku. They were the beginning of the #lokalah hype where Malaysian hipsters crave for locally made clothing brands.
Monday marked the 300th day of the anti-Baram dam blockade. It coincided with the publication of a report by Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network on the controversial proposed dam: “No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Violations at the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak”. The fact-finding report was presented to National Human Rights Commission. While the Sarawak state government blames opposition political parties and NGOs for inciting fear and anger among the Kayan, Kenyah and Penan communities affected by the dam, others say that these communities are capable of evaluating for themselves the detrimental affects that previous resettled communities have suffered as the result of big dams projects in the state. Interviews conducted by Alexandra Lok.