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Breakout star of Malaysian film Sangeeta Krishnasamy spreads her wings with producer role

Sangeeta Krishnasamy made her name in Tamil-language movies before an award-winning Malay-language debut in 2017 film Adiwiraku, about an inspiring schoolteacher. Now she’s trying her hand as executive producer on a sequel.

8 Jul 2019 - 6:40PM

Sangeeta Krishnasamy made her name in Tamil-language movies before an award-winning Malay-language debut in 2017 film Adiwiraku, about an inspiring schoolteacher. Now she’s trying her hand as executive producer on a sequel.

Breakout star of Malaysian film Sangeeta Krishnasamy spreads her wings with producer role
Dread Pap smears? New DIY cervical cancer test for HPV puts women in Malaysia in charge

Thousands of Malaysian women are benefiting from Project Rose, a cervical cancer screening programme. Unlike the conventional Pap smear, it allows women to take a cell sample in the privacy of their own homes, and receive their test results by phone.

26 Apr 2019 - 7:15AM

Thousands of Malaysian women are benefiting from Project Rose, a cervical cancer screening programme. Unlike the conventional Pap smear, it allows women to take a cell sample in the privacy of their own homes, and receive their test results by phone.

Dread Pap smears? New DIY cervical cancer test for HPV puts women in Malaysia in charge
Malaysian Indian singer on his breakout hit, the Malay-language single that made him a household name

Multiracial appeal of Amalina catapulted Santesh, until then a hit only with Malaysia’s Tamil minority, to national fame. ‘The song changed my life,’ says 31-year-old of track whose music video has had 25 million hits on YouTube.

2 Feb 2019 - 2:06PM

Multiracial appeal of Amalina catapulted Santesh, until then a hit only with Malaysia’s Tamil minority, to national fame. ‘The song changed my life,’ says 31-year-old of track whose music video has had 25 million hits on YouTube.

Malaysian Indian singer on his breakout hit, the Malay-language single that made him a household name
The Hindu body piercing festival Thaipusam in Malaysia: one man adding to devotees’ burden

Devotees at the Thaipusam Hindu festival in Malaysia carry heavy decorative shrines known as kavadi – literally, burden – attached to their bodies by 100 or more skewers that pierce their flesh.

16 Jan 2019 - 8:51AM

Devotees at the Thaipusam Hindu festival in Malaysia carry heavy decorative shrines known as kavadi – literally, burden – attached to their bodies by 100 or more skewers that pierce their flesh.

The Hindu body piercing festival Thaipusam in Malaysia: one man adding to devotees’ burden
Kuala Lumpur street sleepers turn tour guides to earn dignity back, and some money

The office towers, malls and glitzy bars of the Malaysian capital conceal rising homelessness, a problem that prompted a social enterprise to give street sleepers a chance to earn dignity, and money, guiding tourists around the city

2 Jul 2018 - 8:33AM

The office towers, malls and glitzy bars of the Malaysian capital conceal rising homelessness, a problem that prompted a social enterprise to give street sleepers a chance to earn dignity, and money, guiding tourists around the city

Kuala Lumpur street sleepers turn tour guides to earn dignity back, and some money
Malaysian rap star Yogi B talks about Kollywood and releasing the first ever Tamil hip-hop song

He may be Malaysia’s biggest rap star, the man who released the first ever multilingual album and creator of the first Tamil hip-hop song, but Yogeswaran Veerasingam is down to earth and appreciative of his success

21 May 2018 - 8:07PM

He may be Malaysia’s biggest rap star, the man who released the first ever multilingual album and creator of the first Tamil hip-hop song, but Yogeswaran Veerasingam is down to earth and appreciative of his success

Malaysian rap star Yogi B talks about Kollywood and releasing the first ever Tamil hip-hop song
Boy’s death shows danger of trash thrown from Malaysia high-rises, and residents’ lack of civic-mindedness

When an office chair fell from a height onto a schoolboy in Kuala Lumpur, illing him, it showed the risks residents of high-rises take when they throw junk and rubbish from windows. Yet the habit has not been stamped out

24 Apr 2018 - 10:51AM

When an office chair fell from a height onto a schoolboy in Kuala Lumpur, illing him, it showed the risks residents of high-rises take when they throw junk and rubbish from windows. Yet the habit has not been stamped out

Boy’s death shows danger of trash thrown from Malaysia high-rises, and residents’ lack of civic-mindedness