Finding Student Voices in ‘Malaysia Baharu’
29 October 2018 • By Muhammad Fathi Rayyan
Despite the euphoric atmosphere that comes with Pakatan Harapan’s win in the last 14th General Election, students in across universities in Malaysia are still struggling to find their voices. Pakatan Harapan’s victory has given students hopes that things are going to change from the past, that structural changes will be put in place to ensure for students have more says, and be allowed to express themselves freely.
Public Protests, Private Spaces?
22 October 2018 • By Aziff Azuddin
“I’m sorry, sir. You’re not allowed to record here.” I was told to put away my audio recorder by a grim-looking security guard. I had only started rolling tape for less than a minute before the guard appeared from behind the bushes, stopping my interview session. This was midday in KLCC Park, during a weekday when many would prefer to be indoors than out. I ended up interviewing my respondent in a nearby mamak where the waiters didn’t bat an eye to the presence of an audio recording device.