We have seen coffee trucks and gourmet food trucks roaming in the Klang Valley, but it doesn’t stop there. Hopping on to the trend, food entrepreneurs in town are coming out with new concepts to be placed in a truck. Today, we have Wheeloaf, a truck that bakes pastries on the go, OMFJ! a fruit juice truck and Curbside Cantina, a moving Mexican truck.
As tear-gas and pepper spray rained down on pro-democracy demonstrators, the Occupy Central movement was christened the “umbrella revolution” by the international media. But is it a revolution? While the aggressive action by the state shocked many in China’ Special Administrative Region, have the events of the weekend put the opposing forces on an inevitable collision course? We explore.
In September 2014, a documentary was released on Youtube. It’s called Trapped - The Underage Sex Trade in Malaysia. It’s description is: ‘An exposé of the dark underbelly of Kuala Lumpur, where underage girls from other Asian countries work in the sex trade -- some of their own choice, others brutalized victims held as virtual prisoners.' We spoke to folks behind this documentary about the reality of the problem in Malaysia.
Dr. Nader Hashemi is an Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He also heads the university’s Centre for Middle East Studies. His most recent book is “Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy,” and he is in Malaysia as a guest for a symposium organized by the Islamic Renaissance Front on that subject. He gives us an historical perspective on what has led to the state of affairs in the Middle East today.