Actor Ashraf Sinclair dead at 40

Actor Ashraf Sinclair dead at 40

Popular actor Ashraf Sinclair has passed away, aged 40 in Jakarta, Indonesia.The sad news was confirmed by Doddy, who is the manager of Bunga Citra Lestari, the Indonesian singer to whom Ashraf was married.He told Kompasthat Ashraf had suffered a heart attack.Ashraf, who was born in the UK in September 1979, was the older brother of host Aishah Sinclair.A younger brother, Adam, is married to pop singer Yuna.The late Ashraf was the host of ntv7’s Box Office, Astro Ria’s Beat TV and acted in the movie Gol & Gincu as well as Gol & Gincu The Series. (more…)

How Oscar-winner ‘Parasite’ reveals gold spoon and dirt spoon class divide in South Korea

How Oscar-winner ‘Parasite’ reveals gold spoon and dirt spoon class divide in South Korea

The invisible, indelible boundary drawn by smell depicts the severe inequality in South Korea through two families in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite.” But the movie dives more into the country’s social problems, running deep and wide.The South Korean film won big Sunday at the 92nd Academy Awards, including becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture. Bong Joon-ho, who won best director and best original screenplay, became the first Korean filmmaker to win those prizes. Fans were jubilant on Twitter and Instagram.“Parasite” stunned the audience with an adrenaline-inducin… (more…)

Bong Joon-ho: South Korea’s boundary-pushing satirist

Bong Joon-ho: South Korea’s boundary-pushing satirist

Seoul (AFP) – South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has been on quite a wild ride this awards season. That trip reached its climax Sunday when he made history with “Parasite,” the first non-English-language film ever to win a best picture Oscar. The film, a vicious satire about the widening gap between rich and poor, took home four Academy Awards — for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, a Golden Globe and two Baftas.”We never write to represent our countries,” said the 50-year-old Bong. “But this is (the) ve… (more…)

Will Oscar’s top prize signal a retreat with ‘1917,’ or an advance with ‘Parasite’?

Will Oscar’s top prize signal a retreat with ‘1917,’ or an advance with ‘Parasite’?

We look for meaning in our rituals, even if those rituals bank on money and voyeurism and self-promotion, and even if it’s simpler to say: It’s just a game. Or: It’s only a movie.The upcoming Academy Awards Sunday have a hell of an act to follow. The 92nd edition — in showbiz terms, that’s Betty White minus six years — arrives a week after the most recent Super Bowl, which handed the Kansas City Chiefs (that great Kansas institution, as our president tweeted initially after the game) its first championship in 50 years. An exciting game, all right, and if you factor in the Shakira/Jennifer Lope… (more…)

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour wants you to fill in the BLANK

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour wants you to fill in the BLANK

No set. No director. A story open to the public and completed by the audience.

A story machine to create new stories every night. Come join us and help us fill in the Blanks.


Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour made a name for himself with his play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, which has been performed by actors such as Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, and John Hurt. In 2016 The Instant Café Theatre Company staged it in Malaysia in 3 languages using actors such as Sharifah Amani, Kuah Jenhan, Iedil Putra, Ghafir Akbar, and Ling Tang.


BLANK — performance curated in Kuala Lumpur by JO KUKATHAS with different performers every night. Every night a different performer is the storyteller and a member of the audience becomes the character, deciding what they want to tell us of their life. The performer will also read from a script he or she has never seen — let alone rehearsed. Some words in that script are, as the title of the play suggests, left blank for the actor and the audience to fill in. And so a new story is created collaboratively and immediately in the theatre every night.



NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR is an independent multidisciplinary theatre-maker from Tehran, Iran. His plays have been translated into 20 languages. Best known for his play White Rabbit Red Rabbit, written to travel the world when he couldn’t, his work has been awarded the Dublin Fringe Festival Best New Performance, Summerworks Outstanding New Performance Text Award and The Arches Brick Award (Edinburgh Fringe) as well as picking up nominations for a Total Theatre and Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award.



“Blank offers a more intimate, touching, and compassionate platform for the participant to consider their own mortality.”

(Elliot Roberts, The List, Edinburgh)

Genre: Theatre



H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,

Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,

47820 Petaling Jaya,



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RM68.00 (Normal)

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