Monthly archive March, 2016
The Thrill of It

The Thrill of It

Written by Sofiya Hazali   A letter lay on the floor outside my apartment.   Another bet.   A bet is a game we play. The “Requestor” bets something you own, and in return, if you successfully complete the bet, you are awarded with money. On the other hand, if you are unable to perform...
The Novelty that is Competition Law

The Novelty that is Competition Law

Written by Anwar Najib Azmi   Competition law is among the new laws in our country approved by the Parliament of Malaysia on the 21st of April 2010 and fully implemented by the end of 2011. But what exactly is competition law?   When I was studying this subject, my friends would always ask me what...
Inn of Court: The Launching of AIKOL’s Newest Pride

Inn of Court: The Launching of AIKOL’s Newest Pride

Written by Huda Razali   It was a memorable evening for the whole of AIKOL as the newest page in its history opened the door to chains of networking as well as many prospective opportunities. On February 24th, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws hosted a dinner at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur to launch the...
Radical Young Artists

Radical Young Artists

Written by Najwa Wira   “Telinga Berbulu is symbolised by a pair of ears,” explained Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj as he mused on the meaning of his artwork, titled “Meluat Kiri” and “Meluat Kanan”. It’s a literal take on the term telinga berbulu (coined by the locals to illustrate their annoyance upon hearing something unpleasant) in...
What Does It Mean to Be good?

What Does It Mean to Be good?

Written by Auni Nadzirah   “Look at that girl! She is fully covered from head to toe. Why aren’t you more like her? You and your jeans, without socks and with makeup on. She must be a saint unlike you. You should really change.” A usual statement made and heard in our hypercritical society. Let it...
Gender Disparity: The Cut

Gender Disparity: The Cut

Written by Nadira Nazneen Awalludin   In conjunction with the worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day, it is prudent to highlight why we have this celebration in the first place. 8th of March is not just a mere celebration of women like any other, such as Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day but a day where...
JESSUP 2016: IT IS MORE THAN JUST BEING SECOND

JESSUP 2016: IT IS MORE THAN JUST BEING SECOND

Reported by Hazirah Roslan     People tend to remember those who were crowned “champion”, “winner” or in other words, “first place”. And at the same time they tend to ask, “Who’s the second place again?” simply because, they don’t remember. Well, it’s true to a certain extent. Second will forever be second, and that was...
Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact by Carl Sagan

Written by Ijlal Hannan Hafeedz   Itis not often that one physically experiences the constructive change of understanding about the world. It’s the kind of feeling you get when you fall in love, or when you discover your favourite pair of socks you lost in 1999 – simply saying; it’s rare. However rare it is, I...
Colonialism and the Malay society

Colonialism and the Malay society

Written by Muazzikri Zamaludin   Increase in populations paired with the Industrial Revolution itself ushered in colonisation. The white man’s burden of bringing civilisation to the ends of the Earth has resulted in the plundering of resources and exertion of political power in many countries, and made way for cultural intersections. For all that, colonialism...
How an Economy Crisis Led to K-Pop

How an Economy Crisis Led to K-Pop

Written by Noor Athirah Md. Noor   Kwon Ji-yong surveys the crowd; tens of thousands of screaming fans stand before him. The excited crowd is expectant, hanging on his every word, bursting with joy at his every move. It is a situation the man widely known as G-Dragon experiences frequently back home, but this is...