Michael Veerapen, one of Malaysia's foremost jazz musicians/musical directors schools us on the fine art of jazz appreciation, describing the nature of the genre, its roots, multiple branches, how it's progressed over the years, and tells us about his passion project - A Tribute to Billie Holiday, in commemoration of her 100th birthday.
Tariq Alrifai has been involved in Islamic finance for over 18 years, and was previously the Global Director of Islamic Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. But in 2008, Tariq was hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis. As a professional working in the field, he was shocked at what happened, not because it could happen, but because he couldn’t see the signs of it coming. He spent the next 5 years reading and researching past financial crises and the history of the financial system, and in his book 'Islamic Finance and the New Financial System' argues why modern finance should consider looking at Islamic finance for solutions.
The upcoming football matches between national players and English Premier League clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, are coming under heavy criticism from some local fans. Supporters group Ultras Malaya in particular, has been making international headlines as it ramps up a boycott campaign - #SayNoToCircusGame - of these games, calling them Circus Matches and money-spinning fixtures. But they are not necessarily the voice of the majority. We explore the reasons on both sides of the divide.This is a report by Shawn Tanis
Who knew that there were way too many types of oysters to choose from? Certainly not us. That's precisely why we decided to get the low down from the oyster specialist himself, Josh Green from Southern Rock, to tell us the different types of oysters and the myriad ways to cook them.
Nurita Harith has been keeping herself busy, wowing supporters with her classy and surreal Bridal Opulence collection and her luxurious new Raya designs. Maya Tan goes over what made headlines in the fashion scene. Emma Chong Johnston of Tonguechic.com considers how the D-ring has harnessed the fashion scene.
Last week, the Prime Minister's Office Media Night took a controversial turn when a journalist won a car worth over RM100,000 in a lucky draw. This comes after the Prime Minister's speech that outlined best media practices to members of the press. Many have criticised the lavish prizes given away that night. Where do we draw the line between culture and blatant bribery? We explore the ethics of this controversial culture. This is a report by Aziff Azuddin, Aisyah Tajuddin and Sharyl Kaur.