A domestic violence survivor: ‘He didn’t allow me to smile’
“I couldn’t stand it anymore,” she says. “I didn’t have any food at home. I was working at the time, but I had to quit my job.
Realizing decent work for domestic workers: time to turn commitments into action
Often called the largest invisible workforce, there are almost 10 million domestic workers in South-East Asia and the Pacific. More than two million are migrant domestic workers. In fact, domestic workers make up nearly 20 per cent of all migrant workers in the ASEAN...
Leaving office comforts to fill hungry stomachs
With great care, Justin Cheah assembles each nasi lemak packet, putting an extra fried egg in one, adding more rice in another, while bustling in and out of the kitchen. "Some of our volunteers are not coming today, so I'm helping the team out," explains Cheah, before...
An artist’s path to fame and fortune
He tried selling his art once, no one wanted it. Now brands are lining up to get him on board.
Following the money on lucrative illegal Indo-M’sia maid trade
Many who cashed in as runaway teens end up as undocumented workers in Malaysia – or return as corpses.
Blind; but doesn’t lose sight on the importance of education
Mah Hassan says education is the key to assist people with disabilities.
Breaking Orang Asli stereotypes
“They have never met an educated Orang Asli, although there are many of us.” says Diana Uju.
The food waste fighter
Meet Selina Juul from Copenhagen, a key part of Denmark’s food waste revolution.
Ostracised, yet young animal lover risks all to rescue animals
Malaccan Norashikin Ahmad, 24, has been rescuing dogs and cats since 2014.
Man on mission to get more brethren into gender causes
Yu Ren Chung says women sparked his interest in gender equality.
Escaping from North Korea in search of freedom
Speech from Yeonmi Park telling her story of life in North Korea and calls for action against such human rights violators.
Hope for domestic violence survivors
When her husband hit her, Alice knew she had to leave.
Ballerina loses sight, but gains new vision through her foundation
Survivor of a rare genetic disease, Foong is building a foundation to empower fellow sufferers to extend their own lives.
Thaipusam spray paint threat spawns ‘painted goddesses’
Artist Ruby Subramaniam turns ‘anger’ over the warning into works of art depicting women as Hindu goddesses.
Speaking up for stay-at-home mothers
Do we really understand the needs of the stay-at-home mothers?
Banned film’s director searches for M’sian identity
INTERVIEW | Lau Kek Huat’s journey started with finding out more about his communist grandfather.
Facts concerning Mat Rempits and Mat Cyclists
A number of them interviewed were slow learners or had learning disabilities.
Should sex offenders be monitored?
Some felt that he has paid for his crime and that he is a free man. Others see it differently.
Issues when fighting child sexual abuse
Fighting means nothing if we don’t realise the realities and challenges surrounding the effort.
Pink Dot 2016: Our Heroes – AJ & Honey Bee
Telling his mother he was gay was difficult, until he had to break the news of something even more life-changing.
Malaysia’s Gang Menace
Decades of neglect and community breakdown drove them to a life of crime.
Common causes of domestic violence
There are many abusive relationships, and the only question to ask is: why?
Transgender models make more than a fashion statement
A socially-conscious brand seeks out transgender models to send a message of empowerment.
Babies for sale in Malaysia
An investigative story by Al Jazeera English on the topic.