The Story Behind Our Flags

31 August is the day that both Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah saw the end of colonial government. The Federation of Malaya comprising of 11 peninsular states, became independent on 31 August 1957. Thousands of Malayans stood in darkness for two minutes at midnight to mark the official handover from Britain with the singing of the […]

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Inspirational Malaysian: Dr Richard Chan

“Often times it takes a misfortune to bring about the realisation of what is most important in our lives. Back in 1990, my fiancé and I were travelling from Kuala Lipis to Kuala Lumpur when the car I was driving went out of control and collided head-on with a 10 wheeled trailer. Miraculously, we survived the […]

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Inspirational Malaysian: Fong Kok Nam

“A lazy person won’t have a good future. One has to be hardworking to succeed in life.” – Fong Kok Nam, durian orchard owner Mr Fong started off as a trucker who spent hours on the road ferrying goods between Pahang and Kelantan. One of the projects he was working on often saw him driving […]

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Inspirational Malaysian: Agnes Ong

“As a child growing up with a nerve condition, I felt shy and trapped because I didn’t speak well. Writing became the only avenue for me to express my true feelings and transform into the person I wasn’t and couldn’t be in real life. It was the saving grace for my teenage years. However, having […]

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Inspirational Malaysian: Arddley Nicholas

We got to know Arddley Nicholas and his brother Nick Nicholas Alliun during 440 Records Fortissimo mentoring initiative (2012-2014) in Kota Kinabalu. You can imagine how absolutely thrilled we were at D5OB’s success in Asian Beat 2015! We caught up with Arddley Nicholas during a brief visit to his hometown, Tambunan, and got him to […]

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