Malaysia has some of the most dangerous roads in the world, but a ragtag group of vigilantes have been taking matters into their own hands.
Listen to the full audio documentary – http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnafternoons/taking-road-repairs-into-their-own-hands/8138368
And read the article here – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-21/meet-the-rebel-road-fixers-making-malaysias-roads-safer/8093470
Photo – Jarni Blakkarly
The soundtrack to the growing Malaysian pro-democracy movement is a song by a group of young Malay musicians, whose band is called Bandsart. Named after the inner Kuala Lumpur suburb where they grew up, Bangsar, the band’s members are all friends and activists who have been playing together for about four years.
Listen here – https://fsrn.org/2015/09/massive-pro-democracy-protest-in-malaysia-pm-accused-of-misappropriating-700-million/
Photo – EPA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Malaysian government has shown an increased willingness to muffle the media and curb free speech, critics say, after the recent mass demonstrations over alleged corruption.
On the eve of one of the country’s biggest rallies late last month calling for free-and-fair elections, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission blocked access to four websites related to the non-government organisation Bersih (Clean).
The move was not an isolated one and comes in a year marked by website shutdowns and the arrests of journalists and civil society leaders.
Full article – http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/09/controlling-message-restive-malaysia-150909110512102.html
Photo – Jarni Blakkarly/Al Jazeera
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Ignoring orders not to demonstrate and defying a ban on yellow T-shirts, thousands of protesters slept overnight in Independence Square demanding the prime minister’s resignation.
The mass protest – organised by a coalition of non-governmental organisations known as Bersih, or “Clean” – planned the two-day rally in the wake of damaging corruption allegations involving Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Full article – http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/08/yellow-protesters-defiant-calls-pm-resignation-150830094449440.html