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Public caning of women highlights homophobia in Malaysia

Archive photo of a woman being caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province, from 2017

Marginalized groups in Malaysia have sought better treatment under the new government. But after two women were publicly caned on Monday for indulging in same-sex relations, hopes have been dashed for the LGBT community.

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06.09.2018 | 14:35

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Meet Yante Ismail, a Malaysian humanitarian, artist and feminist

SHE is a humanitarian worker by day and an artist by night. And both vocations come together beautifully, like a woven tapestry.

Yante Ismail has been involved in non-profit and humanitarian work for 20 years. For the past decade, she has also been a professional artist. Her artwork brings attention to human rights issues, particularly women’s rights and empowerment.

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04.09.2018 | 13:27

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Malaysia’s Rainforest Warrior

Doing a recce for the SORR 2018 event – Copyright @shariffasabrina.

SHE is as comfortable in platform heels and elegant evening dresses as she is in cargo pants and trekking shoes.

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11.08.2018 | 13:13

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Child brides in Malaysia: We need to protect children now

While the international media was still abuzz over a high profile case involving Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is charged with corruption and criminal breach of trust, the country once again received global attention for its problem of child brides.

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04.08.2018 | 13:02

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Protecting Asia’s ‘mega gardeners’

Dr Wong Ee Phin, co-investigator of the MEME project

HER work requires her to venture deep into the jungle and includes collecting elephant dung. But Dr Wong Ee Phin takes it all in her stride, for her love for the gentle giants and their conservation fuels the passion for her work.

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28.07.2018 | 13:44

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Giving her all for gibbons

Mariani and Ellek, the first rescued gibbon that she ever took care of. © Mariani Ramli

Mariani willingly sold her house and her beloved superbike, and she used up her personal savings for the small apes.

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16.07.2018 | 13:53

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Why Malaysians are lukewarm about the #MeToo movement

“You should take it as a compliment,” a female boss once said to her subordinate, when the latter told her that a male colleague had been making crude remarks about her breasts.

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12.07.2018 | 14:01

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