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The Mirror

The Mirror

by MEHARUL FARZANAH It was a dark and gloomy night, and the wind was blowing as soft as silk carrying the dreams and hopes of the people of world. Only the moonlight’s silver glow lights up while lessening the inky blackness of the night, but not so bright as to dull the stars that speckled...
The New Normal

The New Normal

by NUR MERR Usually, when the topic of health is brought up, it’s always physical health that is being discussed. Mental health is rarely touched upon and is rarely given attention. This is because mental health is an issue that is still alien in Malaysia. In some developed countries like the United States of America,...
The Problem With "Hak Melayu"

The Problem With “Hak Melayu”

By N. A. WARDAH You might be wrong when it comes to “hak Melayu” and what you have believed about it all this while. Maybe it is not you; maybe it is your friends or social media netizens who spread negative perceptions and making viral the wrong idea about the Malay right. A few months...
What About Art?

What About Art?

  Written by Ijlal Hannan Hafeedz There’s an underlying bias when we discuss about important events in history – When we talk about war, the spotlight often follows closely on the political development of the war, the diplomatic dynamics of world leaders and economic burdens of the states. In a glance, the aforementioned matters seem adequate,...
Shut Up!

Shut Up!

            Written by Anith Razak “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into...
Child Marriage: Un-Make the Tradition

Child Marriage: Un-Make the Tradition

Written by Najwa Wira “Your father has fixed your marriage and if you don’t listen to him, people will say, what kind of girl is that who doesn’t listen to her father?” said Azima’s mother as they arranged her marriage to a 17-year-old boy, taking place three days later. She was 13 years old at...
Disabilities? You Mean Superpowers?

Disabilities? You Mean Superpowers?

Written by Noor Athirah Md Noor   Malaysians have always longed for an Olympic gold medal that we can call our own. We waited and waited some more, and finally it came. At the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio, our fellow Malaysians, our athletes, our heroes brought back not one but three gold medals. Some...
This is Why We Need to Talk About Sex

This is Why We Need to Talk About Sex

Written by Nadira Nazneen Awalludin   Sex has become so taboo in our country that even in a strictly academic setting, educators would apologize or mumble every time the word “breast”, “ejaculate” or “rape” were mentioned in class, or make up a whole entirely new word to describe these things, as if we’re a bunch...
Shadia Mansour: Wanita Pertama yang Menjadi Perintis Muzik Hip Hop Arab

Shadia Mansour: Wanita Pertama yang Menjadi Perintis Muzik Hip Hop Arab

Dikarang oleh : Khairunnisa Zaki Muzik hip hop tidak asing dengan kehidupan kita terutamanya pada abad ke 21 ini. Sejarah hip hop asalnya bermula di kalangan remaja kulit hitam New York yang berpendapatan rendah, mereka menyampaikan mesej tentang isu prejudis perkauman, keganasan polis dan kemiskinan pada tahun 70an. Namun begitu, kebanyakan muzik hip hop masa kini...
Political Correctness: Where Do You Draw The Line?

Political Correctness: Where Do You Draw The Line?

Written by Nur Adani Sobri     If you have never come across the term ‘politically correct’ before, you are probably either a Donald Trump supporter or a South Park fan. I’m kidding. A quick Google search would show you that ‘political correctness’ (PC) refers to the avoidance of actions or words which marginalize, exclude...