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“I only see him as a man”

NORZAILIN LATIF & CHRISTIAN DINESH SIVALINGAM - Malaysians (Interviewed in 2018) AILIN AND DINESH HAVE BEEN DATING FOR 10 years. Ailin is Muslim and Dinesh is Christian. One of the questions she was often asked then was why chose an Indian man when there are so...

“I carry the kavadi in remembrance of my father”

FRANCIS WOLF - Malaysian - Musician & Hobby shop owner (Interviewed in 2018) SEVEN YEARS AGO, WOLF ASKED HIS FATHER IF he would carry the chair (used when the kavadi-bearer takes a rest) when he carried the kavadi during Thaipusam, a festival celebrated by the Tamil...

“She has given me back my dignity”

SHYAM PRIAH - Founder of Yellow House KL JOSH KAM Malaysians (Interviewed in 2018) SHYAM WORKED IN THE CORPORATE SECTOR for a number of years before she started My Khatulistiwa, a business consultancy. In spite of having to manage her consultancy who specialise in corporate social responsibility (CSR), she...

“My best friend is gone”

Hisham Idris & Susan Lai - Malaysians Siblings from different parents - Pandamaran (Interviewed in 2018) THIS IS A STORY OF TWO WOMEN, HAJAH JEMILAH affectionately known by everyone as Wan (grandma in Pahang dialect) and Lai Swee Lan, who were of different race and religion. They...

Champions of the deaf

CINDY LEONG & ROSE NG - Malaysians - Silent Teddies Bakery (Interviewd in 2017) Community Service Centre for the Deaf (CSCD) Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (S.I.D.) CINDY WAS INSPIRED TO HELP THE DEAF FROM A young age. Growing up in a house where the deaf were...

“I wanted to be a footballer”

TAN SRI KHOO KAY KIM - National Historian EDDIN KHOO - Writer & founder of PUSAKA Malaysians (Interviewed in 2018) Tan Sri Khoo passed away in 2019. In 2017, I, KKK — The Autobiography of Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim was published through the efforts of...

“Knowing we represented Malaysia made us so proud”

DATO M. CHANDRAN - Malaysian - National Football Player (Interviewed in 2017) Dato M Chandran passed away in 2019. NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE of walking into a stadium with your teammates to the sound of 60,000 screaming spectators. M. Chandran has had that experience,...

“I cannot stand oppression in whatever form”

Siti Zabedah Kasim - Malaysian - Lawyer (Interviewed in 2017) SITI ZABEDAH KASIM HAS MADE IT HER MISSION to fight for rights of those who are oppressed. In so doing, she has attracted the wrath of those who claim to speak on behalf of others. And...

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