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Criticism of the Penang state government continues unabated following Saturday’s Tanjung Bungah landslide that has claimed 11 lives thus far. Civil society groups in Penang expressed disappointment over the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the Penang Government and elected representatives over the matter. A coalition of 20 NGOs known as Penang Forum had highlighted the issue on hillside developments since last year with the Penang Hills Watch initiative. Today, we ask if the Penang state government responsible for the tragedy? And if their proposed “commission of inquiry” into the landslide will allow a broad investigation or will be narrowly focused.
Unpacking Malaysian Cinema is an 8-part series that discusses relevant issues facing Malaysian film industry as told by filmmakers drawing on archival recordings and new interviews. To make a feature film is a significant financial undertaking. Budgets can run into the millions of ringgit and require professional management and production skills. We spoke to a number of filmmakers and producers about their experiences in film production particularly in the process of looking for fundings. In this episode we unpack some of the assumptions about film production, production finance, and the role of producer.
On this episode, we explore the Blockchain, a security-centric software for digital assets, and how it promises to change the way data is stored and tracked in various sectors, not just cryptocurrency.
A recent survey in the UK revealed that two-thirds of school children wouldn't mind if social media had never been invented. Those surveyed indicated that social media had negatively impacted their emotional well-being; they've been exposed to online abuse, some recognised their dangerous addiction to social media, and some have suffered self-confidence issues in trying to keep up with the Joneses. As a result, some kids have chosen to go off the social media grid by going on a complete social media detox. Which brings us to our question today on Talkback Thursday: Would you consider going on a social media detox? Our lines will be open.
More than half a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh since late August, when the Burmese military responded to deadly attacks on police outposts by Rohingya militants. Monir Azzouzi and Monem Salem from the Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF) are currently fundraising to provide relief to refugees still trapped in Rakhine. They explain how they will be navigating the conflict zone in Rakhine and share how previous humanitarian missions have inspired them to volunteer more of their time and resources to assist persecuted communities around the world. More information about the Rohingya Emergency Fund can be found on its Facebook page.
Raising a child can be daunting and stressful, especially for first time parents who want the best for their first born. The impulse, however, to over-parent can do more harm than good. Instead of having unrealistic expectations on parenting or for your child, John Louis, a marriage and family therapist, argues parents should settle for “good enough.” John explains the term “good enough parent,” which was coined by British paediatrician Dr Donald Winnicott, talks about the usefulness of the parenting advice industry, and elaborates on strategies for exasperated parents to communicate with their children, including the use of movie therapies.