The Role of Mass Communication in #GE14

To anyone who thinks Mass Communication isn’t important, or is easy: you’re wrong. Let’s analyze the media’s role in #GE14. [Artwork by Nixon Siow] Colourful billboards/websites/flyers for various parties and PSAs encouraging people to vote? Advertising. Conducting press conferences and preparing media kits while maintaining a politician’s public image in spite of crises and rumours? Public […]

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A New Malaysia

Assalamualaikum wbt. “In this lifetime I’ve been blessed enough to witness: North and South Korea’s leaders shaking hands, America’s first black president, and the longest ruling government in the world slowly being overcome by sheer power of the people. What a time to be alive.” — Twitter user @jean_heng Perasaan bangga di hati saya tidak […]

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Stars and Night Lights

Assalamualaikum wbt. I have an obsession with stars or just night lights in general. In fact, my phone’s current lock screen is galaxy-themed and the homepage is a view of city lights at night. When I was a small kid, I asked my uncle for a telescope. Sebenarnya itu telescope cikai je but I thought […]

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Could You Forgive Someone Who Brutally Murdered Your Own Daughter Due to Pure Discrimination?

Assalamualaikum wbt. Bullying and abuse has been a hot issue lately what with the tragic and shocking local murders of three young souls: Mohd Thaqif, Zulfarhan and Nhaveen. A girl on Twitter made a thread on how she was personally lived through the brutal murder of her mother, brother, and maid, but the murderer now […]

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ART JOURNALING, My Beloved New Hobby!

Assalamualaikum wbt. Have you ever heard of someone keeping an art journal? According to Mixed Media Club, “An art journal, or artist’s journal, is a book kept by an artist as a visual, and sometimes verbal, record of her thoughts and ideas. Art journals generally combine visual journaling and writing, to create finished pages. Every imaginable style, media and technique is used by art journalists.” […]

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#IdolaSeni: Ahmad Hakym Ahmad Hilmy + KLSketchNation, Malaysia’s Urbansketching Community

Assalamualaikum wbt. This post is part of the #IdolaSeni series to show my gratitude to five Malaysian creatives who agreed to become respondents for my team and I’s research paper, ‘Instagram as a Platform for Emerging Visual Artists to Build Their Brand’. – “‘Togetherness in sketching’ refers to us putting sketching and art making in […]

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