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Tuyang Initiative – Helping indigenous community on Borneo

The Tuyang Initiative was co-founded by Juvita Tatan Wan and her father John Wan Usang to foster the inclusive development and promotion of Dayak cultural heritage talents, products and services.

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17.02.2019 | 15:12

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Kindness changes lives

Julia Lee and Joanne Yong are former bankers who have dedicated their time to Project Nepal, which aims to raise funds to build better education and living facilities in a remote monastery ? in Nepal for the poor children who go there. #ProjectNepal2019

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09.02.2019 | 15:07

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The sky’s not the limit for female aerospace engineer

AS a young girl, Chan May Chong loved to fiddle with electronic gadgets and computers, often taking things apart and putting them back together to find out how they worked. Later, she loved studying math and robotics, where she learnt about programming, something which she says encouraged her to think more proactively about her surroundings.

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05.12.2018 | 9:30

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Malaysia needs to criminalize marital rape. Now.

REMNANTS of the colonial era. Patriarchal and archaic. These are just some of the reasons that could explain why marital rape is yet to be considered a crime in Malaysia.

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24.11.2018 | 14:34

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Bridging the gap in equal access to education

(From left) Ida Thien, Connie Foong and Cheah Kok Hin, three of the four founders of Closing The Gap. Photo Credit: SOPHIE CHIN

Perhaps she could have pursued a career as a high-flying lawyer, but Ida Thien has absolutely no regrets.

Thien, 27, is one of the four founders of Closing The Gap (CTG), a social project that helps high-potential students from challenging backgrounds overcome hurdles in order to gain access to higher education.

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08.11.2018 | 10:33

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Moving to end child marriages in Malaysia

When a young girl is married off, there’s no denying it; her childhood ends and injustice begins. Not only is deprived of further opportunities for education, she is robbed of her innocence and the right to achieve her full potential.

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09.10.2018 | 12:25

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Tapping indigenous knowledge to protect orangutan

June Rubis at a rice field in Sarawak © June Rubis

WHEN Malaysian June Rubis was an undergraduate at a Canadian university, she was told by a professor that she could never do orangutan field research because she was a woman, of the wrong nationality – even though orangutans are found in Malaysia – and that she would never have enough capital to do it.

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07.10.2018 | 8:59

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