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livelihood

Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Originally from BenarNews (Pimuk Rakkanam, Nontarat Phaicharoen and Imran Vittachi). Thai authorities and a mining firm have used intimidation and lawsuits to target environmental activists from a northeastern commun ...

Inequality in Bolehland

Inequality in Bolehland

Will there be any improvements to the state of poverty and hardship for Malaysians and migrant workers? What are NGOs and government agencies doing to improve the quality of life for marginalised communities? Or will ...

Time Will Remember Their Perseverance

Time Will Remember Their Perseverance

Bangkok. As I walk on a narrow alley towards my sanctuary, I see no improvements for many urban poor Thai families. They live in slums – often seen as a labyrinth of confusion and destitution. The part where sm ...

Break Away from Work

Break Away from Work

Regular meals are important, despite the grueling work that is expected of the common man. Communities must be fed, and after that the cycle of hardship continues.   ...

Street Music is Work Too

Street Music is Work Too

A tiring night yet he moves; carrying his music. Onward, to find another place, to ply his trade. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017. ...

Excuse me when I drink

Excuse me when I drink

The working class hero. Manual labour, limited education, poor opportunities but there lies the intense desire to persevere in a climate of uncertainty. Bangkok, Thailand 2017   ...

The Land of Seas of Mountains – Part 1

The Land of Seas of Mountains – Part 1

From Bangkok to Loei. Thailand’s capital city is a mess. The stifling political heat within the city, and accompanying it was the sense of middle class apathy, has drained me. Then the opportunity presents its ...

Humans of Kuala Lumpur

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 ...