Ushar Daniele

Ushar Daniele

Ushar Daniele is an independent journalist based out of Kuala Lumpur. She specialises in current affairs and investigative storytelling in Malaysia and across the wider region.

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In Malaysia, world’s major condom producer, safe sex is an uncomfortable topic

A Malaysian start-up has launched the world’s first unisex condom, but contraception use is lower in the country than elsewhere in Asean.

A Malaysian start-up has launched the world’s first unisex condom, but contraception use is lower in the country than elsewhere in Asean.

24 Dec 2021 - 9:00AM
From Singapore and Hong Kong to Malaysia, Philippines to India, how inflation and rising food costs are changing the face of hunger

In Malaysia, meat is off the menu. In India, lamp oil is used for cooking. And in the Philippines, the cost of your pizza could feed 150 people.

In Malaysia, meat is off the menu. In India, lamp oil is used for cooking. And in the Philippines, the cost of your pizza could feed 150 people.

6 Dec 2021 - 7:55AM
As Malaysia’s bumiputra policy turns 50, citizens debate impact of affirmative action

The New Economic Policy is attracting mixed responses about its impact 50 years since Malaysia introduced it to enrich the lives of ethnic Malays and native groups.

The New Economic Policy is attracting mixed responses about its impact 50 years since Malaysia introduced it to enrich the lives of ethnic Malays and native groups.

8 Nov 2021 - 2:11PM
Japan’s Princess Mako’s low-key wedding is unlike lavish royal unions Asia has seen, from Malaysia to Brunei

Asia’s royal fascination continues to fuel fairy tale fantasies even as Japan’s Princess Mako holds low-key wedding

Asia’s royal fascination continues to fuel fairy tale fantasies even as Japan’s Princess Mako holds low-key wedding

26 Oct 2021 - 7:29AM
Semiconductor shortage: hopes rise as key player Malaysia turns corner in Covid battle

The country has a crucial but underappreciated role in global supply chains, one that was highlighted when carmakers like Toyota and Ford had to cut production.

The country has a crucial but underappreciated role in global supply chains, one that was highlighted when carmakers like Toyota and Ford had to cut production.

13 Sep 2021 - 9:30AM
Malaysia’s Lost Food Project hopes to feed those in need and fight climate change, one meal at a time

The organisation’s work is sorely needed during the pandemic-fuelled economic crisis, but it has also been recognised by environmental activists for its efforts in reducing food waste – a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

The organisation’s work is sorely needed during the pandemic-fuelled economic crisis, but it has also been recognised by environmental activists for its efforts in reducing food waste – a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

9 Sep 2021 - 3:05PM
Malaysia’s coronavirus vaccination drive offers hope, but burnt-out doctors are quitting

Exhausted medical workers blame Muhyiddin Yassin’s government for mismanagement, and compare the situation to India’s surge in May.

Exhausted medical workers blame Muhyiddin Yassin’s government for mismanagement, and compare the situation to India’s surge in May.

19 Aug 2021 - 10:32AM
Malaysia’s ‘empty syringe’ incidents may fuel Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, experts say

The country’s Covid-19 task force is investigating incidents shared on social media of apparent underdosing and improperly administered shots.

The country’s Covid-19 task force is investigating incidents shared on social media of apparent underdosing and improperly administered shots.

20 Jul 2021 - 9:24PM
Malaysia’s food entrepreneurs bank on tech and innovation to survive Covid-19 lockdowns

When lockdowns put a stop to the national pastime of eating out, chefs and restaurateurs turned to food delivery apps and new entrepreneurs entered the scene. Now, the focus is on ‘pandemic proof’ models involving cloud kitchens and affordable dishes suitable for delivery.

When lockdowns put a stop to the national pastime of eating out, chefs and restaurateurs turned to food delivery apps and new entrepreneurs entered the scene. Now, the focus is on ‘pandemic proof’ models involving cloud kitchens and affordable dishes suitable for delivery.

21 Jul 2021 - 12:51PM
Malaysia pins hopes on badminton star Lee Zii Jia to win its first Olympic gold medal

The 23-year-old rising badminton star won the All England Open in March and is seen as a contender to win Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.

The 23-year-old rising badminton star won the All England Open in March and is seen as a contender to win Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.

9 Jul 2021 - 3:59PM
Malaysia’s influencers cash in on health and beauty boom as critics cry ‘pseudoscience’

Promoting health and beauty brands can earn social media celebrities US$2,400 per post, but observers say more due diligence is required amid a string of incidents involving adulterants and a regulatory system straining to keep up.

Promoting health and beauty brands can earn social media celebrities US$2,400 per post, but observers say more due diligence is required amid a string of incidents involving adulterants and a regulatory system straining to keep up.

1 Jul 2021 - 8:49PM
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