AK Rockefeller Malaysia

Malaysia

He Slumbered in a Nightmare

He Slumbered in a Nightmare

Wrecked by poverty and societal apathy, the homeless community finds no peace. The Dream Within A Nightmare Society appears to relish in delusions, where as long as they mind their own business, they can afford to re ...

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 ...

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 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)   ...

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 ...

#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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

The Price We Pay

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

Kuala Lumpur, the Tilt of the Social Landscape

Photos taken in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. This modern city is popularly known for its Petronas Twin Towers, shopping malls, rich food culture and the educated inhabitants. Yet, often forgotten, the back ...

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The Silent Voice of the Indigenous Mani People

Check out these two excellent documentaries about the indigenous Mani people of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia. ...

Young Malaysians on a Mission: #TangkapNajib

Tough times for an unpopular Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, and for ordinary citizens. The country is deeply engulfed in scandals, primarily regarding Najib’s pet project, a state-investment fund, 1Mala ...

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia's Help as ASEAN Chair

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

PerMAS lodged a formal appeal to the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok yesterday. The Federation of Patani Students and Youth (Persekutuan Mahasiswa Anak Muda dan Siswa Patani) is seeking for the government of Malaysia to ...

#KitaLawan – Young Malaysians Demand Social Justice and Change

Original photos by: @Nany_JHaron Young people, the movers of change. On a blistering hot and humid day, they gathered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Demonstrators unfurling black flags and banners to display their opp ...

Housing: Paying Your Dues

Migrant workers toil in obscurity, in poverty and hardship, living in bleak stuffy containers or under a rusted zinc roof, just so that Malaysians could own a house in comfort.   ...

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Banjir2014 - a gradual build-up of monsoon. Then the downpour on ancient terrain, raging water on developed land and sweeping onto areas torn by deforestation. The worst Malaysia flooding in decades, and certainly wi ...

Malaysia in the Age of Inhibition

A few weeks in Malaysia have enabled me to wrap loose ends on an outreach project, a combo of counselling and trouble-shooting on poverty concerns, and not forgetting the reporting. ...

A Void in Kuala Lumpur, the Death of Humanity

‘Holier Than Thou’ Prevailing attitudes towards the homeless , the vagabond, the beggar, the ostracized, are based on the view that government officials, officers of enforcement agencies and representativ ...

Fear of “catastrophic violence” against Myanmar Muslims

The attitudes behind the deadly and systematic violence against Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar could, if left unchecked, lead to “mass atrocities,” Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said in a report r ...

ThaiSouth: Barisan Revolusi Nasional’s Demand Exposes Insincerity

Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) is at it again. The Pattani-Melayu elitist militant leadership made more demands on YouTube in relation to Ramadan, the holy month in the Muslim calendar. Chief BRN representative, Has ...

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