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The Rot We Lovingly Nurture

Every time I wander the back lanes of a sprawling city, wade on the sandy shore near the wooden jetty of a fishermen’s village, or move in random sequence through an intimidating palm oil plantation, I am remi ...

ThaiSouth: Ownership at its Height of Hypocrisy

The Barisan Revolusi National (BRN) will continue the carnage in the ThaiSouth until their demands are met by the “Siam” (Thailand) government. BRN, has lost much of its influence in the three Thai provin ...

Building Peace in South Thailand

On Feb 28, 2013, the government of Thailand signed an agreement with the insurgent group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) in Kuala Lumpur, which was witnessed by senior members of Malaysia’s government. The agr ...

Aung San Suu Kyi: From Icon to Political Player

The woman who was once the world's most famous political prisoner is now wearing the less glamorous mantle of a mere politician. In reality, the (in)famous Burmese politician does no justice for anyone. A slaughtered ...

Rohingya: A Community in Exodus

In our land, mothers and children are safe. And they haven’t heard of boat people. People in the Rohingya community in west Myanmar are denied citizenship where they live. Even though they’ve been born ...

Street art on the riverbank near Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

It was interesting to see that Kuala Lumpur authorities allowed street artists to express their craft on the riverbank near Petaling Street. Graffiti is art, most commonly looked down upon by society as acts of rebel ...

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Rohingya – The Forgotten People

They are branded as one of the most persecuted communities in the world by the UN, yet nobody knows their name. They are the forgotten people. ...

Indonesia To Build Unmanned Drone Squadron In 2013

Indonesia's Minister for Research and Technology, Gusti Muhammad Hatta said the country will build an unmanned drone squadron in 2013 for special missions and national defence, Indonesia's Antara reported. ...

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Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story

Until now, the mainstream media has failed to report on this issue from inside Myanmar as there are security concerns of filming there. Restless Beings has put together this film to demonstrate the type of harsh tre ...

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Save Rohingya

The Rohingya have no rights under Burmese law, and are often extremely poor and marginalized in Arakan State. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have attempted to escape to other countries, mostly to neighboring Bang ...

Troubles Continue for Myanmar’s Rohingya Minority

While the new government has engaged in a series of reforms toward democratisation, there has been no real progress for the Rohingya, no change at the policy level and very little on the ground. “They have no h ...

Wrath: Enforcers of Order vs Malaysians at BERSIH Rally

Yesterday was an experience that brought painful memories. The intense horror of being in our city, Kuala Lumpur, with other inspiring Malaysians, and being confronted by a horde of Malaysian police. The police respo ...

Our hypocrisy, our prejudice against drug-users

People are prone to passing out judgments on to drug-users, and by doing so, society makes a mockery of its quest for compassion and merciful behaviours. ...

Abandoning The Great Illusion

By abandoning the great illusion, we come to terms with ourselves through hardship and perseverance, and we embrace the reality that our immortality starts when others change their behaviors in response to our selfle ...

The Assault on Occupy Dataran

The right to assemble is an illusion, a battering of the senses for many, but those who conform to the demands of the Government and the elites are merely those who shroud themselves in apathy. ...

Leaping Into the Unknown: A Young Man Travelling to Bangkok

A young Malaysian was in a dilemma, he felt an odd yet inflamed feeling to find his calling, but he was unable to do so within the confinement of society and family. Naturally so, it should not be surprising for ever ...

Bodies of Dead Rohingya Found Floating in Naf River

The Nasaka is using the policy of “killing two birds in one shot” means the Nasaka is trying to reduce the population of Rohingya community from Arakan soil and earning money by giving permission to go ab ...

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709 Malaysia, This is Our Land

This video is not meant for create chaos but to unite people who against violence and abuse of power... ...

Slums in the City, Slums in Everyone

Chow Kit is a neglected part of humanity, and yet it follows us around, itching to break free and consume us. There is no point in denying what we can see, what we can taste, what we can smell and what we can hear. E ...

Prejudice Of A Nation

Has the Malaysian government been consistent in defining and prioritizing developmental issues, such as eradicating poverty and homelessness? ...