WHILE voting in London went relatively smoothly on 28 April, some voters discovered a printed full-stop against the name of a candidate in their ballot papers. Hwa Yue-Yi writes from the United Kingdom on the voting process in London.
Wooing Felda settlersBy Danny Lim
WHAT is the campaign trail like outside modern, urban constituencies, such as in a Felda settlement? Photojournalist Danny Lim gives us a glimpse of how a political party woos a rural community of farmers.
Found in Malaysia Vol 2 is launchedBy Gan Pei Ling and Lainie Yeoh
The Nut Graph has continued exploring our shared migrant roots as Malaysians through the Found in Malaysia series of interviews on the website. Now, we’ve compiled another 50 interviews with notable local personalities into a second book, Found in Malaysia Volume 2. Published by ZI Publications, the book will soon be available at bookstores […]
Film photography at The Print RoomCompiled by Jacqueline Ann Surin
A NEW photography studio and gallery is opening at 6.30pm on Sunday, 10 July 2011, and it promises to build awareness and enhance appreciation for film photography. Photographer Paul Gadd says The Print Room aims to reclaim and revive the techniques and rigours of classical film photography and the hand-printing process at a time when […]
The life and works of P RamleeCompiled by Nick Choo
AN exhibition of 60 photographs celebrating Malaysia’s cinematic icon, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee, is being held at Badan Warisan Malaysia’s Heritage Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 24 June to 16 July 2011. The photographs show scenes from the legendary actor-singer-composer’s films from 1949 to 1973. The exhibition, organised by publisher MPH in association […]
Understanding the Dewan Rakyat: The book launch and public forum (Updated 29 March)By Ding Jo-Ann and Lainie Yeoh
(Updated 9:30pm, 29 March 2011) IN January 2010, The Nut Graph embarked on an ambitious project: to ask all 222 Members of Parliament (MPs) their views on various issues of national interest. MPs were asked, among others, their opinions on the Internal Security Act, whether Malaysia should be an Islamic or secular state, and what […]
Out of sight, out of mind?By Ong Tou
Do we think about where we throw, what we throw, and where it ends up? Out of sight for humans doesn’t mean other creatures in our environment are not affected.
Meeting our meatBy Colin Boyd Shafer
DO you unnecessarily kill animals? Do you eat meat? We often consider these to be two different questions. I don’t believe they are. Many upstanding citizens who would not hurt a fly eat deli meats or Big Macs quite comfortably. They would never kill a living thing but have no trouble enjoying a chunk of […]
The cost of having air-condBy Ong Tou
WHAT is the actual cost of freezing ourselves in our air-conditioned offices and homes? Who actually pays the price for inefficient use of technology and energy that results in climate change? Is it just humans?
The design challengeBy Gan Pei Ling
WHAT does it take to stay ahead of the curve in design? How can a foundation, company, industry or country nurture and keep creative talent? What needs to be in place for a traditional craft to be transformed into contemporary and modern designs? These were some of the questions that were raised in the final […]