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http://popteevee.popfolio.net/popteeveescreen.swf?episode=90 Officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs' Publications and Quranic Texts Control Division confiscated over 80 T-shirts - including Pop images of Bruce Lee and Mao Zedong portrayed as 'Mickey Maos' - because the material apparently glorified communism. The raid...
Kee Thuan Chye and Lim Teik Leong as the overbearing bosses of FONY Corp in the movie 'Sell Out!' 'Sell Out!' is a movie you might want to check out before it runs its course in local cinemas. It's...
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/swf/embedplayer.swf We live in a globalised world that is full of inequalities. Unfortunately, these inequalities are not always visible to most of us. It's almost as if there are two different worlds - such is the gulf between the rich and...
This is an incredible story. You've got to check it out here. To find out more about this unemployed charity worker, go here. Here's an earlier recording from 1999.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] On a gloomy, blustery evening in Penang, as a heavy downpour lashes the island, I dedicate this song to all of you who believe in justice, freedom, human rights and compassion.  Let us stand by one another no...
http://www.youtube.com/v/iRhUo8u4qz4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 An Adil Johan Quartet semi-original, "Listen'" featuring Dasha Logan. Live at No Black Tie, December 2008. Adil is the son of Johan Saravanamuttu ('the singing professor') and academic Maznah Mohamad. Darsha, on the other hand, is the daughter of...
We are well behind many other countries in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) benchmarks. It's a sad reflection of the state of our education system. We are just, well, average in the global class. Percentage of...
It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have...
http://www.youtube.com/v/xlAaiBNCYU4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Performing at the BBC Proms 2007 (Thanks to John Hilley for highlighting this) This is the product of El Sistema, Venezuela's music education programme pioneered by economist and musician José Antonio Abreu in 1975. According to a UK Telegraph report,...

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