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Finding the sweet spot between the fine lines that define a “dream home” can be rather tricky.
JAKARTA: A senior Indonesian minister has suggested that poor people should marry someone of higher social status to reduce poverty.Muhadjir Effendy, the coordinating minister for human development and cultural affairs, told a meeting on the national health program in...
Beijing (AFP) - As China faces increasing isolation, with some countries closing off borders over coronavirus fears, an unlikely friend has emerged -- historical arch-foe Japan.After decades of war and animosity, donations and Japanese ballet dancers shouting their...
Shyamnagar (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages in Bangladesh, where they are viewed as the...
Ancient human fossilsare often found in Africa, but ancient human DNA is scarce.Intense heat and humidity destroy DNA, so ancient fossil DNA is rarely found on the continenthumans came from. But in a new study, researchers reveal that the genomes of living West...
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...
Daulatdia (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Often treated as less than human in life, there has been little dignity in death for the sex workers of one of the world's biggest brothels: their bodies frequently tossed into unmarked graves or dumped in the river.Until now.On...
Central has a lot of pigeons, or as I call them, flying rats. These filthy creatures not only drop their faeces everywhere on the street, but also walk around on Jubilee and Douglas looking like they own the place.I usually curse if one takes off next to me, but that...
A few days ago, a twitter user posted a photo of a pile of socks in the grounds of a school. The socks had allegedly failed to meet a school regulation requiring they be all-white.Most had black or grey soles. Some were also low-cut and thus considered...
Hong Kong (AFP) - Waiting at a bus stop on Hong Kong's border with mainland China, Billy Yiu was preparing to say goodbye to his wife and baby, unsure when he might see them again.The 40-year-old Hong Konger works in the semi-autonomous financial hub and commutes...
Even before my son was born, I knew raising him in Japan was going to be the hardest thing I would ever do. His father, who is Japanese, was never in the picture. He always had an excuse why he couldn’t be bothered to give our son a bath, change his diaper, or even...
Quang Tri (Vietnam) (AFP) - Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads a...Read Morehttps://this.kiji.is/modal/modal-1.0.0.min.js
Written by Ayesha Maria Faiz Children from low-income families; disabled people; poor single mothers who have families to care for - when thinking of helping these groups of people, most tend to have a knee jerk reaction of giving or donating food to these...
A Social Enterprise that aims to place the lost value back onto food as something that should be eaten and not thrown away.
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What is the true meaning of sincerity?
Architect Ed Chew explores the impetus for his first foray into public art in his hometown, Klang.
In the 13th general election in May 2013, there were 11.2 million out of 13.2 million registered voters who cast their vote, which represented an 85% turnout. The turnout was unprecedented in all Malaysia’s past general elections and the opposition’s result in the...
He tried selling his art once, no one wanted it. Now brands are lining up to get him on board.
Many who cashed in as runaway teens end up as undocumented workers in Malaysia – or return as corpses.
Mah Hassan says education is the key to assist people with disabilities.
Being diagnosed with cancer is just the beginning of an uphill journey.
“They have never met an educated Orang Asli, although there are many of us.” says Diana Uju.
E-sports – nothing physical or sweaty, but a gruelling exercise of the brain on the computer.
Rohingya children play amongst the rubble where their school once stood.
Meet Selina Juul from Copenhagen, a key part of Denmark’s food waste revolution.
Malaccan Norashikin Ahmad, 24, has been rescuing dogs and cats since 2014.
The bill is tabled by minister Azalina Othman Said for first reading today.
All-month-long, together with our friends at 3ciety.com we are running a Zero Discrimination campaign.
007 star Daniel Craig undergo a dramatic makeover as he puts himself, quite literally, in a woman’s shoes.
Living conditions of some of the North Korean immigrants working as coal miners in Sarawak.
Yu Ren Chung says women sparked his interest in gender equality.
Speech from Yeonmi Park telling her story of life in North Korea and calls for action against such human rights violators.
When her husband hit her, Alice knew she had to leave.
Survivor of a rare genetic disease, Foong is building a foundation to empower fellow sufferers to extend their own lives.
Artist Ruby Subramaniam turns ‘anger’ over the warning into works of art depicting women as Hindu goddesses.
Do we really understand the needs of the stay-at-home mothers?
INTERVIEW | Lau Kek Huat’s journey started with finding out more about his communist grandfather.
A number of them interviewed were slow learners or had learning disabilities.
Some felt that he has paid for his crime and that he is a free man. Others see it differently.
Fighting means nothing if we don’t realise the realities and challenges surrounding the effort.
Telling his mother he was gay was difficult, until he had to break the news of something even more life-changing.
Decades of neglect and community breakdown drove them to a life of crime.
There are many abusive relationships, and the only question to ask is: why?
A socially-conscious brand seeks out transgender models to send a message of empowerment.
An investigative story by Al Jazeera English on the topic.
Stop violence against women now!
Orang Asli up in arms over rampant logging in Gua Musang.