Thursday, July 29, 2021

Djohan Shahrin


Life under enhanced movement control order

A look at the events behind and outside the barbed wire fencing associated with the country's strictest form of lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The threat to Tasik Chini

Once known for its clear water and lush greenery, Tasik Chini is now under threat from mining and logging activities which have already changed much of its landscape and affected the lives of the Orang Asli in the area.

Lockdown life in a Rohingya community

Some have jobs that require them to venture out from their homes while others must stay put, along with millions of others across the country.

Malaysia’s vaccination journey, shot by shot

The country rallies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, from the arrival of the first supply of vaccines in February to the rollout of the various phases of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

KL kosong

Under lockdown once more amid a nationwide spike in Covid-19 infections, the capital city of Kuala Lumpur falls quiet again as only a few venture out for work and other essential activities.

Failing eyesight leaves ex-cabbie on the road to nowhere

Mohd Kamil Affendy Hashim worked as a taxi driver until he was diagnosed with bilateral optic neuritis, an affliction of the eyes which has left him fruitlessly hunting for another job in the busy city centre.

Good-bye, after 20 years

It's been their home for 20 years but a small group of Orang Asli from the Mah Meri tribe must now say farewell to their tiny village in Bagan Lalang, Sepang, Selangor as the owner wants the land back.

When hardship and poverty beat Raya to the door

Affendi Mohamad used to earn a living as a contract worker but a workplace accident last year has left him wheelchair-bound, digging through the city's garbage for recyclables to sell to make ends meet.

Ramadan lights shine through Covid cloud

Muslims in Malaysia from every walk of life prepare to mark another Raya under Covid-19 lockdown, observing age-old traditions as best they can according to health SOPs.

Ramadan on the ocean waves

In Pulau Ketam, a small island off the coast of Port Klang in Selangor, an Orang Asli community observes the Ramadan fasting month in their village, constructed on stilts over the waters of the Melaka Strait.

The struggles that continue after war

Retired soldier A Arullapan left war and conflict behind him years ago but today, he faces a struggle of another kind. Money is short and it is up to him to take care of his wife and son who are both debilitated.

Never too old to climb another tree

It doesn't pay as much as it used to, but Che At Bahadun, 74, does what he can to earn a living climbing coconut trees to pick the fruit.

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