Tag: black lives matter

2020: World rocked by Covid-19, Trump and Black Lives Matter

The Covid-19 pandemic cast a long pall over 2020 but it also saw President Donald Trump beaten by Joe Biden in a tumultuous US election and the Black Lives Matter movement shake the world. Here are some of the key events of the year: - Rampaging...

Politics and the feared ‘other’

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Kuala Lampur -- You see this in populist slash nationalist doctrines which target foreign elements. You see it in Chinese discourse on the USA and vice-versa. You see it in extremist MAGA components which uphold white supremacy, and Antifa sloganeering. You see it in religious fundamentalism...

Malaysia at number 7 when it comes to K-pop related tweets

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It is no secret that Malaysians love K-pop as there is even data to prove so. Based on statistics from Twitter and fandom data observatory K-pop Radar, Malaysian K-pop fans make up the seventh biggest market for K-pop-related conversations on Twitter by tweet volume. K-pop...

Two US police shot as protests erupt over Breonna Taylor case

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by Camille CAMDESSUS Two police officers were shot as angry protests rippled across the United States after authorities announced no one would be charged with the killing of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, who was shot dead in her apartment by plainclothes officers, has become a symbol for...

Gigi Hadid welcomes baby with boyfriend Zayn Malik

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Congratulations to Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik on the birth of their first baby! It was reported that the mother and child are doing well. Zayn posted the memorable moment on social media, confirming the good news. “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful,”...

K-pop fans around the world: Are they the future of activism?

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To the uninitiated, K-pop fans may seem like any others in history — loyal, uninhibited and as passionate as former generations who adored, say, The Beatles, One Direction or the Backstreet Boys. Except they’re not. Those who’ve been familiar with how K-pop fandom works know that...

VIDEO: Police accused in George Floyd’s death appear together in court for first time

https://youtu.be/Tiu24V8u_X4 A US policeman charged with murdering George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose death in May sparked nationwide protests, appeared in court for the first time Friday, along with three other officers implicated in the killing. As scores of protesters outside the Family Justice Center...

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in Xinjiang

by Jerome TAYLOR Disney's "Mulan" remake is facing fresh boycott calls after it emerged some of the blockbuster's scenes were filmed in China's Xinjiang, where widespread rights abuses against the region's Muslim population have been widely documented. The lavish $200 million film about a legendary female...

Lady Gaga wins big at socially distanced — and socially aware — VMAs

by Maggy DONALDSON Lady Gaga cleaned up at MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday, an unorthodox show that paid socially distanced homage to New York City as themes of voting and racial justice punctuated the night. The 2020 VMAs -- a show known more for ostentatious performances,...

Most Chinese rappers have been silent on BLM movement: HK newspaper

The death of an African-American named George Floyd at the hands of policemen on May 25 sparked protests against racism and police brutality in the United States that spread across the world in a matter of days. Mr Floyd quickly became a beacon for the...
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