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In Hong Kong, Cantonese is the default language for most of the population. But there's been an increasing number of people who speak Putonghua in the country. For many Hong Kongers, this signals the increasing "mainlandisation" of the country, and a threat to a central part of their identity. Caroline Oh speaks with Lau Chaak-Ming, a linguistics expert in Hong Kong who is passionate about preserving Cantonese. Chaak-Ming is in the midst of compiling an online Cantonese-to-Cantonese dictionary at words.hk.
A 2016 survey revealed the shocking vacuum in Malaysian teenagers’ knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. One-third of teenagers believe that first-time sex cannot lead to pregnancy, and one-fifth trust that wearing two condoms is better than one. What are the consequences of such misconceptions and how can we fill in the gaps?
It’s that time of the month when the folks from OpenMinds Resources take over the airwaves to keep us up to speed on what’s new in the digital space to help marketers better strategize their online initiatives. This time we discuss Facebook Household Targeting Ads, Facebook Insights, Facebook Messenger Ads and Snapchat Backdrops, Sound Effects and Clickable Links
Over the weekend, the United Nations’s released a report which shows that Malaysia together with nine other countries accounted for over 95% of all new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region. Produced by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, the report is entitled “Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90-90 Targets”. The report shows that HIV infection via sexual transmission outpaced transmissions from intravenous drug use which used to be the main source of transmissions. In response, the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) was reported saying that it is time to deal will the problem head on by stepping up sex education in our schools. Today we ask if policy makers and organisations like the MAC have been taken by surprise by the UN report; and what pragmatic steps can be taken to stem increased infections.
Dato’ Nicol David, eight times World squash women's champion and five times British Open winner, talks about Malaysia’s pipeline of top sporting professionals, the SEA Games, Squash’s continued exclusion from the Olympics and her continuing aspirations as a top professional.
Living in a city as multifarious and dynamic as Kuala Lumpur, the array of muses for budding photographers are unending. But in the throngs of the city, it's easy for one’s art and talent to go amiss. That’s why All Is Amazing, a professional photography collective, wants to give these unsung photographers a chance to sharpen their skills, and broaden their horizons. Through the RGB photo exhibition, they showcase that, like how it takes more than one colour to make a good photo, it takes more than one person to tell a good story.