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Contrary to popular belief, cancer is not the leading cause of death in Malaysia. Cardiovascular diseases have been the number one killer over the last 3 decades. A third of these deaths involve those aged 60 years and below. We find out more with Dr Lim Bee Chian, Ivy Patricia Santhanadass of Sunway Medical Centre together with Dr. Simon Yap, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
Malaysia introduced the death penalty for drug trafficking in 1983 as a reaction to a growing drug trade in the region. By mid-1996, we had hanged about 35 people in 10 years. Malaysia has rejected recommendations to reform the death penalty put forward during the Universal Periodic Review, and we find out more about Amnesty International's findings in the 2013 annual report.
On their fourth outing, this loosely-linked ensemble of Shakespeare-bent actors, takes on Hamlet but with a difference. Instead of the play being the thing, it offers a performance-lecture to give novices and the seasoned alike into the character of Hamlet. This production 'in equal scale weighing' performance and lecture, which entails some analyses and insights.