What started out as one mother’s efforts to soothe her infant’s eczema has now spanned over 6 years, bringing comfort and healing to many happy customers through the use of natural botanical ingredients.
In August, Amnesty International’s delegates from around the world voted to develop and adopt policies in favor of decriminalizing prostitution. According to Amnesty, sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world, and the development of this policy aims to relieve their plight. Kate Scheutze from Amnesty’s Law & Policy Programme explains how decriminalization would help sex workers and why Amnesty is not in favor of the “Nordic” model practiced in many Scandinavian countries, which does not punish prostitutes but makes the buying of sex illegal.
The seasonal haze has returned with a vengeance this year, causing weeks of severe disruptions across several countries in South East Asia. As NASA scientists project this could be the worst event on record, we discuss how Malaysia is handling the far reaching effects of the haze, and what more needs to be done.This is a report by Nadiah Abdul Aziz, Wan Irdina binti Mohd Fizlie and Ashraf Zein.
Tonight we have a young, bold local illustrator who isn’t shy of being in the forefront to raise questions on topics which we think are sensitive and might even been taboo in our culture. Her name is Engku Iman and she’s one of the rising stars of Malaysia’s contemporary art scene. Engku Iman started off with a diploma in architecture from Taylor’s College. She had a fallout of interest from it but she learnt the styles of multiple artists during her college days. She saw them and knew that was what she wanted to do. Iman is not a classically-trained artist but she copes with the lack of technicality with her strong sense of cynical humour and satire. Iman travels around Asia to learn about the different cultures and art forms created. She honed into Indonesia as her favourite location as she always returns with new images of a much more mature art scene and new lessons for her to apply to her work. She also cites Ai Weiwei, Jean Michel Basquiat and also skateboarders due to their determination in the park as her inspirations. Iman was one of the artists featured during My Story My Strength: Doodle For A Change earlier this year. Her work Karya Yang Melindungi, it was a telekung with abusive words sewn inside. Taken from an imam to his wife. After Iman’s work was complete, the wife got the courage to file a divorce noting Iman changed her life. Iman will be having an artshow in Penang later in November. For the record, Iman scored 17! If you liked what you've heard, catch more via the website here! That Time Of Night
Over the next few weeks of this special series on migrant labour, we will be exploring the topic from the perspective of policy and economics; taking you through the forgotten history of a landmark court case, and delving into the specific challenges faced by domestic workers. This week we speak to NGO workers about how contradicting policies, overlapping agency jurisdictions, and loopholes in the law mean that despite rights being codified in international and domestic law, in reality these often merely a ‘rights “illusion’.
The explosion of tech and screens into the lives of children today has drastically changed a child’s definition of fun and playtime. We spoke to the Chairman of Tremendous Entertainment Group to find out more about the changing landscape of family entertainment.