Mind over matter

By LIM MAY LEE ANTI-bullying activist, Actionwork Worldwide director Dr Andy Hickson has probably seen more of Malaysia than most Malaysians. “I lived in the jungles of Kelantan for two years in the 1970s,” he recalled fondly, calling it “one of the most amazing experiences of my life.” His mother, a social anthropologist, dancer […]

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Showing ’em

By KEVIN TAN     It’s pretty obvious that Emma Louise Liang, 23, doesn’t like talking about secondary school. The usually bubbly model/singer’s face immediately turns sombre at the mention of it. For her, secondary school was a period of isolation and constant bullying, brought about simply because of her mixed-parentage and weight issues. […]

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Creative force

Four students from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) used their personal experiences being bullied to win themselves the chance to have their work featured in Monster High’s advertising campaign next year.   The Monster High & Limkokwing Against Bullying Competition, supported by R.AGE, attracted over 100 creative entries from LUCT students, but it […]

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Keyboard heroes

We’ve all seen keyboard warriors at work before, flaming Facebook and yapping on YouTube. Now, get ready to meet the Keyboard Heroes. A group of students from IACT College launched an initiative last week to get rid of cyberbullying by encouraging their friends to be keyboard heroes instead of warriors. Not sure what the difference […]

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Monsters against bullying

    THE Monster High doll range, with ghoulish characters designed to look like the offspring of monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein, isn’t exactly what most people would imagine kids would want to own. But in just three years since its launch, Monster High became the world’s number two doll brand, right behind its antithesis […]

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Keepin’ on

KEVIN TAN IF you have been a victim of bullying, you should know that you are never alone. That’s the very message that StART society (an art academy for underprivileged children) is conveying through their song called Keep On Keepin’ On, in conjunction with R.AGE’s anti-bullying campaign, R.AGE Against Bullying. Local R&B star Liang, […]

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Virtual Punks

Virtual bullying One in three Malaysian children are victims. By KEVIN TAN and PHYLLIS HO FOR Tam Xueh Wei, 16, being verbally abused on the Internet is nothing new – just because she’s a Justin Bieber fan. She’s been called names so bad we’re not even allowed to *bleep* them out in print. Like […]

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