Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Revel in relaxation at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, a 5-star haven near Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Find your respite in luxury accommodations with contemporary essentials, signature amenities and refined design elements. Thrill your palate with delectable local and international fare at Feast, savor authentic Japanese dishes at our contemporary Miyabi restaurant or try inventive Chinese specialties at Yue. Stay within steps of Putra LRT Station near Jalan Universiti, Jaya One and Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated event space for meetings, weddings and flawless social affairs. After a full day of business or sightseeing, refresh in the sparkling waters of our rooftop infinity pool or celebrate and socialize over wines, craft beers, innovative cocktails and cigars at our stylish Chime Lounge. Designed to be everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel in Malaysia is an upscale sanctuary in a vibrant travel destination.

For more information, go to https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/szbsi-sheraton-petaling-jaya-hotel/


KiniTV features 7 documentaries in conjunction with Human Rights Day

KiniTV features 7 documentaries in conjunction with Human Rights Day

KiniTV features 7 documentaries in conjunction with Human Rights Day

In conjunction with Human Rights Day that falls on the 10th of December, KiniTV is featuring seven original documentaries focusing on Malaysian minorities throughout the weekends in December. The screening is taking place on YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and Instagram.

Of the seven documentaries, three of them were produced in a joint effort between KiniTV and the Freedom Film Network. The first is Tak Kesampaian, directed by aboriginal amateur director Shafie Dris. The second is The Story of Kam Agong while the third is Sevan Doraisamy’s POCA Boy.

These seven documentaries focus on the rights of the people in the rural areas of Malaysia and also the minority groups of the country.

The following are the dates and times of the broadcasts.

8:00PM, 8 December The Endangered Gentle Giants of the Borneo
8:00PM, 9 December The Story of Tijah Chopil
8:00PM, 15 December POCA Boy
8:00PM, 16 December The Anatomy of An Abduction
8:00PM, 22 December Tak Kesampaian
8:00PM, 23 December Operasi Lalang & After
8:00PM, 30 December The Story of Kam Agong

Below you can find a brief summary of the documentaries that will be screened.


The Endangered Gentle Giants of the Borneo

Running Time 10min
Directed by KiniTV Original
Language Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia
Subtitles in Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, English
Airing on 30 December 2018

Synopsis: The rainforests of Borneo are home to many flora and fauna including the little-known Pygmy elephant. Not many people know that Malaysia is home to several of these elephants, the smallest species of elephants in the world. They are known to be smaller and more temperamental compared to the other species in Asia. However, their numbers are dwindling as over the years as a result of irresponsible human activities.


The Story of Tijah Chopil

Running Time 10min
Directed by KiniTV
Language Bahasa Malaysia
Subtitles in English

Synopsis: Armed with only a high school education, Tijah Chopil is an indigenous Semai from Peninsular Malaysia. As the ethnic group with the longest history in West Malaysia, seeing the discrimination and injustice that her people are subject to made her pick up activism from the age of 17. This is the story of how she joined the fight for the rights of the indigenous people of Malaysia.


Poca Boy

Running Time 10min
Directed by Sevan Doraisamy
Language English
Subtitles in None
Airing on 23 December 2018

Synopsis: Can you imagine what it is like to be 16 years old and not be allowed to go further than 10KM from your home for an indefinite period of time? This is the true story of Ang, a boy who has been under house arrest for more than a year and who walks around with an electronic monitoring device fitted to his leg.


Pastor Koh: Anatomy of an Abduction

Running Time 23min
Directed by KiniTV
Language English
Subtitles in English

Synopsis: On the 13th of February 2017, Pastor Raymond Koh was swiftly abducted by 15 masked individuals in just 40 seconds. One year later and the police have not managed to solve the case, prompting questions into the possibility of this mystery being a case of enforced disappearance.
(This documentary was first released on February 13, 2018)


Tak Kesampaian

Running Time 23min
Directed by Shafie Dris
Language English
Subtitles in English
Airing on 16 December 2018

Synopsis: Despite poverty and socio-cultural hindrances, some Orang Asli youths do rise above and complete their secondary education. Nevertheless, their struggle doesn’t pay off. Despite achieving good results in their Form Five examinations, they had received rejections from higher education institutions. The film explores the responses from the community and educators on the factors leading to this issue.


Operation Lalang & After

Running Time 31min
Directed by Dave Anthony
Language English
Subtitles in English
Airing on 22 December 2018

Synopsis: After witnessing his wife taken away into preventive detention during the 1987 security crackdown known as Operation Lalang, filmmaker Dave Anthony embarked on producing a film documenting the ordeal as he put the crackdown on trial in search for answers. However, the fear of authoritarian politics kept the tape unpublished for 30 years. In 2017, on the 30th anniversary of the crackdown, KiniTV obtained the rights to publish the video. (This documentary was first released on November 27, 2017)


The Story of Kam Agong

Running Time 30min
Directed by Lawrence
Language Bahasa Malaysia, Lun Bawang
Subtitles in English, Bahasa Malaysia

Synopsis: In 2002, a Lun Bawang woman named Kam Agong living in Sarawak succumbed to excessive blood loss after delivering her eighth son. Over the next six years the family embarked on a tireless legal battle, seeking justice for Kam. The court finally found the local clinic doctor and the Malaysian government guilty of clinical malpractice and sentenced them to pay RM50,000. Sixteen years later, Kam Agong’s daughter Agnes brings her youngest brother back to their hometown to honor her memory. (This film is produced in a collaboration between KiniTV and the Freedom Film Network.)

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Are men and women equal today?

Are men and women equal today?

Source: WeAreEquals

“Are we equals? Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking.”

– Judi Dench

Directed by acclaimed ‘Nowhere Boy’ director/conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood, scripted by Jane Goldman (‘Kick Ass’) and featuring the voice of Dame Judi Dench reprising her role as ‘M’, the film will be screened in cinemas and streamed online in a bid to highlight the levels of inequality that persist between men and women in the UK and worldwide. It is the first film featuring Bond to be directed by a woman.

Director: Sam Taylor-Wood. Producer: Barbara Broccoli. Scriptwriter: Jane Goldman. Director of photography: Seamus McGarvey. Featuring the voice of Dame Judi Dench.

Editor: Mel Agace
Post production: Michael Sollinger
Post production coordinator: Harriet Dale
With thanks to all the team at Ascent, including Patrick Malone, Dean Harding,
Grading: Robin Pizzey
Deluxe grade production: Rob Farris
Effects fix: Emily Greenwood
Sound producer: Hannah Mills
Sound: Simon Diggins and Peter Gleaves at Goldcrest

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Escaping from North Korea in search of freedom

Escaping from North Korea in search of freedom

Video by One Young World

Yeonmi was speaking at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The Summit brought together 1,300 young leaders with 194 countries represented to debate and devise solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette (2015)

A 2015 British historical period drama film about women's suffrage in the United Kingdom

If you haven’t already, today is a good day to watch the film Suffragette (2015). IIRC, this movie didn’t reach Malaysian cinemas.

This story is about the women who were jailed, beaten and abused for campaigning for their right to vote – sometimes involving elements of militancy. It also documents how many British males were not supportive of what their suffragette spouses.

Believe or not, all women were only allowed to vote in the UK in 1928, behind Australia, New Zealand and the Russian Empire, among others.

In contrast, our grandparents didn’t have to spill blood specifically for universal suffrage in Malaya, Sarawak or Sabah.

Official trailer by Transmission Films

Happy International Women’s Day!