KL drag queens keep it fabulous under the radar in conservative Malaysia

Cross-dressing is a crime in Malaysia, but that hasn’t stopped Carmen Rose, Kumela Kumslut, and Just Acne from sashaying in wigs and heels.

Retrenched…again! Here are some things I learned about managing expectations

Retrenched…again! Here are some things I learned about managing expectations

Retrenchment sucks, especially during the pandemic, but here are some ways you can survive this 💪

Streets are quiet again in dreary KL as Malaysia’s lockdown drags on

Streets are quiet again in dreary KL as Malaysia’s lockdown drags on

Feeling trapped where you live? You’re not alone.

We found two of Malaysia’s biggest book nerds

We found two of Malaysia’s biggest book nerds

Over 70 episodes and 1000s of listeners, Diana Yeong and Honey Ahmad won’t stop, can’t stop talking about books.

In a country obsessed with fair skin, Malaysia’s brown women are finally in the spotlight

In a country obsessed with fair skin, Malaysia’s brown women are finally in the spotlight

The #UnfairandLovely movement is making inroads here, but will it deter people from harmful skin-whitening products?

Gamer ‘Tashbunny’ opens up on ‘toxic’ misogyny in Malaysia’s gaming industry

Gamer ‘Tashbunny’ opens up on ‘toxic’ misogyny in Malaysia’s gaming industry

Women need more space to compete.

Out and Proud: Fearless Malaysian defies hate with fabulous images of the LGBT community

Out and Proud: Fearless Malaysian defies hate with fabulous images of the LGBT community

Photographer Daniel Adams opens up about keeping the discourse on LGBT issues alive in conservative Malaysia, through his work.

Malaysian woman turns sexual trauma into strength with online ‘sisterhood,’ chatbot

Malaysian woman turns sexual trauma into strength with online ‘sisterhood,’ chatbot

Owh My Bae is here to listen to women troubled by sexual and domestic violence, and more.

Malaysia has not held a proper parliamentary sitting in months. Youths show how to do it virtually.

Malaysia has not held a proper parliamentary sitting in months. Youths show how to do it virtually.

Nearly 6,000 signed up for Parlimen Digital to be held July 4-5.

Man opens up on struggle with religion, homosexuality, and coming out in Mecca

Man opens up on struggle with religion, homosexuality, and coming out in Mecca

A ‘tough, painful’ journey but parents’ support made him stronger.


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