Formed by a group of final year film students, Fruit Punch Production wowed the audience with their film ‘Lex Talionis’, a 30-minute thriller-horror film which tells of a story of four college students whose friendship is put to test after visiting an abandoned house.
You can trust that it’s there, sense it whenever you need to, once you learn to sense it. This basic goodness that is unconditional, wider than you can imagine.Practice this for five minutes a day, or anytime you notice yourself feeling groundless.
Cansurvive Malaysia Centre Berhad, a non-profit charity organisation incorporated in 2010, provides guidance and compassionate community support for patients who suffer from cancer as well as their family and friends. On Sept 1 Cansurvive had its 8th Malaysian International Conference on Holistic Healing in Cancer, with this year’s theme being ‘Importance of diet in the prevention and management of cancer.
When Daniel Lim planned for a Merdeka video he needed to produce for IACT College, he had a message in mind that he wanted to tell his fellow Malaysians – that the best way to show their love for this country was by simply loving everyone in this country. “I wanted to produce something that gives a different voice from what we’ve been hearing. When we talk about building this nation together, we can never forget that it has to come down to the very basic – that is, honoring and loving each other as fellow countrymen. ”
Once every year, we unpack (or buy) the Jalur Gemilang and fly the flag as a symbol of our patriotic pride. Selamat Hari Merdeka, we greet one another, on this one day of the year. But when the next morning comes, these flags are packed away for yet another year and we go back to being who we were – average Malaysians caught up in the day to day business of getting through our lives the best way we can. But ask ourselves this; what lessons are there from this historical milestone that we can apply in our lives so that we can live each day as if it was Hari Merdeka? Spoiler alert; there are lessons aplenty but here, we’ll just lay out a couple of them here as food for thought.
August is the month we hear the word “MERDEKA” most often, especially as August 31 approaches. Many Malaysians think of this as ‘our’ Independence Day for all Malaysians when, in fact, it only refers to Malaysians in Peninsular Malaysia. The concept of Malaysia Day is often confused with Merdeka Day, also known as the Malaysian Independence Day. Malaysia Day is celebrated on September 16, while Merdeka Day is celebrated on the 31 August each year. In essence, Merdeka Day is a day of celebration to commemorate Malaya gaining independence from British rule. Malaysia Day, on the other hand, commemorates the unification of Malaya, Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore into an independent federation known as Malaysia.
A video clip of the police spraying protesters with high pressure water cannons during the 2007 Bersih rally changed Yu Ren Chung’s outlook of life. For him, that was the moment he was exposed to activism in Malaysia. He was then studying abroad. When he saw protesters being hit with water, he pondered as to why the government was doing that to its own citizens?