BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  The Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  Of Protests And Public Spaces

Of Protests And Public Spaces

Dr Nurul Azreen Azlan, Senior Lecturer, Masters of Sustainable Urban Design, UTM KL

03-Aug-21 14:00

Of Protests And Public Spaces

On Saturday, the Lawan protest took place in our capital city, where young Malaysians took to the streets to voice out their frustrations with the Perikatan Nasional administration and their handling of the pandemic. The protesters had aimed to gather at Dataran Merdeka, but it had already been cordoned off by the police earlier in the morning. Yesterday, we saw Opposition MPs gathering at the Dataran calling for Parliament to reopen. A common thread that runs through these recent protests as well as others in the past, is the role that Dataran Merdeka often plays in these events. We speak to Dr Nurul Azreen Azlan, senior lecturer in the Masters of Sustainable Urban Design programme at UTM KL, to find out more about the significance of Dataran Merdeka as well as the influence of the built environment on protests and public participation.

Image source: Shutterstock 

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  The Bigger PictureLive & Learnlawanprotestsfreedom of expressionpeaceful assemblyarchitectureurban designProperty, Real Estate, ConstructionOther personality interviewsPropertyEducation


Life
Dan Lain-Lain

Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : GGWP (REPEAT): Microsoft buys Activision-Blizzard - The Genesis of a Monopoly?; Jonathan...

Today’s Shows



10:00 AM

Breaking Bread (REPEAT)

S2E4 - Fine Dining in Penang, the Collaborative Nature of the Food Industry, and McDonald’s-Inspired Pineapple Tarts; Loh Yi Jun (junandtonic.com) | Johnson Wong (Gen)

11:00 AM

A Bit of Culture (REPEAT)

Mastering The Dark Triad; Kam Raslan | Azmyl Yunor | Michael Gong

12:00 PM

I Love KL (REPEAT)

MinNature Malaysia - Small in Size, Big in Ambition; Wan Cheng Huat, Founder, MinNature Malaysia

1:00 PM

Best of Enterprise (REPEAT)

Parent Tested, Kid Approved; Chen Shiqin & Irvin Tan, HaruPlate

1:30 PM

Raise Your Game (REPEAT)

The Common Creative; Paul Fairweather, The Common Creative

2:00 PM

Popcorn Culture (REPEAT)

10 Things I Hate About You

2:30 PM

Popcorn Culture (REPEAT)

Review - The Tragedy of Macbeth

3:00 PM

GGWP (REPEAT)

Microsoft buys Activision-Blizzard - The Genesis of a Monopoly?; Jonathan Leo, Content Director, Kakuchopurei.com

4:00 PM

Pick Of The Pops

6:00 PM

Wavelength (REPEAT)