Visualising disasters

Recently I was asked to visit Palu and document the aftermath of the recent earthquake and recovery efforts. Unfortunately I couldn’t accept the assignment due to commitments but I was reminded of one of my previous assignments covering a disaster area. I thought it would be a good time to write a short note about …

REFORMASI SIAPA?

Now that the euphoria of Pakatan Harapan’s historic win is gradually waning, Malaysians must find the strength to question the undemocratic, and ultimately unconstitutional, agreement for Dr. Mahathir to step down and for Anwar to take over as Prime Minister in an uncertain “year or two”. Prior to this, the decision of who is to …

Sustenance

Strive not to live with nature, but to be embrace our place within it. A recent assignment brought me to Kampung Pinggan Jaya, Kuching to look at the community ran gula apong industry. For Pak Mahli, work is a daily ritual of slipping into his yellow gum boots and strapping a can of burning mosquito …

Seeing red

Another routine visit to the weekend flea market in search of old photographic material. One of the sellers had a small plastic box filled with old photographs. Most of them were vacation snapshots, group photographs at schools, a series with a Chinese master demonstrating some sort of martial arts movement, photographs of a plywood company …