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The Complexities of Thai Education System in Patani

Ibrahim Keela, a 25-year-old youth activist and student, shares his thoughts with AK Rockefeller about the institutional challenges on education and livelihood. He hails from Yala, a province in south Thailand. Thai ...

I Wish I Were You

I Wish I Were You

A girl begs. Perhaps at that moment she wanted to be someone else, in another place, and in another time. Location: Silom, Bangkok. See: The poor are ignored in the realm of loss   ...

Innocence Lost on the Streets of Sandakan

Innocence Lost on the Streets of Sandakan

Hundreds of marginalized children are still wandering in the cities and towns of Sabah. Malaysians, foreigners and stateless, many struggle through life without basic rights. Photo by Dzul Zainal (August 2016) / Loca ...

No One Cares In This Nightmare

No One Cares In This Nightmare

People believe that hardship is part of living the dream, especially when you’re the unfortunate soul who’s living at the bottom of the social pyramid, and as long as it doesn’t affect those living ...

No Peace Without Freedom

No Peace Without Freedom

You can’t have peace without freedom, and you can’t have freedom without peace. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Malaysia’s First Prime Minister)   ...

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Humans of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, a regional mark of development and the epitome of a grueling rat race.  Many urban Malaysians and migrants live and work in the city. I feel the realm under my feet, this pulsing metropolis. The dark s ...

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Anti-junta protesters march against military rule on the second anniversary of Thailand’s military coup.   ...

Give Rise to Consciousness

Give Rise to Consciousness

Often the marginalised live in misery courtesy of the policies set by the institution. Inequality is served to the poor, with a smile.   ...

Divine Justice

Divine Justice

The art humanizes an aspect that humanity looks up to; justice. The 6-arm humanoid is a personification of this divine aspect with each hands representing something about justice, love, humanity. The man, is he the v ...

Launching Democracy to Oblivion

Launching Democracy to Oblivion

The future of democracy in Thailand. Image courtesy: @chayika   ...

#BebasMedia - Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind

#BebasMedia – Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind

Grafik Rebel Untuk Protes & Aktivisme (Grupa) views the recent decision by the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission to block news portal The Malaysian Insider as another blatant attempt by the despe ...

Oblivious. In Denial

Oblivious. In Denial

We are unable to subdue that wickedly delightful thought of taking a step back away from light, into the comforts of dark and shadows. The State of Affairs: Obvious, Oblivious   ...

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

In February 2016, students from the law faculty of Chiang Mai University conducted a parade and show, that mocked and condemned the increasing institutional repression of the population and poor state of rights under ...

Patani Humanitarian Day: Protect Civilians in South Thailand

Patani Humanitarian Day: Protect Civilians in South Thailand

More than a hundred student (mainly from The Federation Of Patani Student and Youth) gathered and campaigned in conjunction with Patani Humanitarian Day, which is held every February 3. The event was held at Lan Sae ...

TPP: Jual Beli, Dagang Negeri, Jual Beli, Rakyat Mati

TPP: Jual Beli, Dagang Negeri, Jual Beli, Rakyat Mati

Malaysians rally in Kuala Lumpur, opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, corporate greed, and the indifference of prime minister Najib Razak and his government. Date: 23 January 2016 / Photos: Zashnain. ...

In Nothingness We Are Equal, Then We are Not

In Nothingness We Are Equal, Then We are Not

Narrowing the concerns. Wage. Debts. Housing. Family. Life. Bangkok has seen it’s fair share of hardship, during times of democracy, martial law, and in times of uncertainty under the military elites. These are ...

Silk, Song. The Eight Sounds

Silk, Song. The Eight Sounds

I made my way down the narrow road. A growing puddle, caused by a leaking pipe. Passing the poorly constructed homes, made from card boards, thin wood and cheap cement. Your eyes will always see slums scattered in ev ...

Alucinari

Alucinari

Scattered grains of logic that lay on the sidewalk. A confused dream about a city, a turgid incoherent perception of colors. Bangkok. ...

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You Don’t Believe, and Won’t Belong

The dead, surrounded by the living, trapped by stained blocks of cement, tormented by the blistering sun, tarnished steel, the wall that keeps the unwanted. The wards, glare menacingly. Yet no one is about. ...

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The Price We Pay

For development, they survived decades. Then now butchered, in the name of development. Photo by Zashnain. Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...

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