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Street demos are meant to disrupt


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Street demos are meant to disrupt
By Zan Azlee

Sometimes I think many in the country don’t seem to get the concept of a street assembly, rally or demonstration.

I was watching a local television news programme two days ago and they had a news story whereby they interviewed the public regarding street demonstrations.

It was amusing to see the reactions of the people who were being interviewed. All of them seemed to have the opinion that street demonstrations caused trouble and disrupted daily lives.

They felt annoyed that traffic will be affected, businesses will be disrupted and whatnot. It seemed like they didn’t appreciate the trouble it would cause them for that few hours.

Don’t they realise that street demonstrations aim to do exactly that? They intentionally want to stop traffic, cause chaos to businesses and put a stop to daily operations. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]

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Students protest the rising cost of living on New Year’s Eve (TURUN)


Students protest the rising cost of living on New Year’s Eve
By Zan Azlee

As any other New Year’s Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Dataran Merdeka was jam-packed with people who were there to usher in the New Year and to enjoy the live performances that have been organised there for years without fail.

But this year, the situation was a little bit different. A call by Gerakan Turun Kos Sara Hidup (TURUN), Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM), Jingga 13 and Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) saw thousands gathering there as well, but for a different reason. [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]

In Focus: The Istanbul riots (Part 2)


‘In Focus‘ tonight is the second and final part of my Turkey Riots special. It’s like BOOM!! So make sure you tune in.

In Focus
Tuesdays
8:30pm
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There is also an online special to preempt the TV version. Just click on English.AstroAwani.Com to check it out.

In Focus: The Istanbul riots (Part 1)


My documentary series ‘In Focus‘ is going on strong in it’s second season. Tonight’s episode is something many should be looking forward to (or so I say!) as it is an in-depth, on the ground look at the Istanbul riots in Turkey. Being in Istanbul during this period is pretty intense and this is only part 1 of a 2-part series (9th and 16th July). So make sure you tune in.

In Focus
Tuesdays
8:30pm
Astro AWANI (501)

There is also an online special to preempt the TV version. Just click on English.AstroAwani.Com to check it out.

Lu lagi, lu lagi!


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Lu lagi, lu lagi!
By Zan Azlee

Last week, I was in Jakarta on a working trip. The work was mainly corporate in nature, of which is very unfamiliar terrain for me. But it’s good to explore new things once in a while. Of course, being a highly intuitive journalist (oh yeah!), I decided to look around for stories that I could tell back home in Malaysia. Hence, the topic for this week’s column.

Malaysia has just concluded it’s 13th General Election and I was still in the mood for all things political. So I decided to check out what was brewing in Indonesia. The love-hate relationship that we have with our distant cousin nation (really more of like a direct irritating sibling, I have to say!), has always interested me.

However, I have to admit that their brand of politics isn’t very familiar to me. Maybe it’s because they’re a more sophisticated republic and have had several revolutions that it surpasses my understanding. [Go to English.AstroAwani.Com to read the full article]