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Month: July, 2012

Lonely Papa

Ramli Bin Abbas, 60 years old is a buskers who entertain visitors at Bukit Bintang, Kuala lumpur almost every night. A wheelchaired-bound he follow up along the lanes entertaining the visitors passing by. Ramli who  is more fondly known as “Papa Rock” among  frequent visitors to Bukit Bintang and youngsters who are also buskers just like him.

37 years ago, an accident happened which saw Ramli lost his ability to walk. After 17 years of strive just to able to walk again his effort suffered a huge blow when the doctor diagnosed him with a spine cancer. Adding salt to the wound his beloved wife left him for his condition. He used to worked as technician at  Lembaga Letrik Negara(TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD) for 20 years but due to  his disability he was asked to quit his job.

Today, during his old days music is the only thing that he can do. Accompanying him, his wheelchair cruising along the pavement in Bukit Bintang entertaining the passers by. Almost 8 weeks recording Papa’s side of life, in not only seeing him playing his music and singing his song, but deep inside I can see and feel that he is trying to wave the happiness that once used to his. I’m sure footages of papa’s life won’t stop here…

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Electoral Reform By BERSIH 3.0

In Malaysia, April 20, more than twenty thousand protesters took to the street in capital Kuala lumpur to give a support to the Bersih 3.0 rally. The government had declared the demonstration illegal and closed access to certain area of the city. Despites security measures, thousands of people have still decided to go down the street carrying out the peaceful demonstration.

The Bersih harks back to the concept of non violent revolution called ‘Duduk dan Bantah(Sit and Protest). The police tried to disperse the crowd by throwing tear gas, water with fire hydrants and finally with violence. The government party, the National Front is inpower since Malaysia gained independence from Britain 1957.

 

 

 

Immigrant worker

This documentary is about foreign workers at joss stick factory located at Teluk Gong, Klang  80km away from Kuala Lumpur.

A lot of factory entrepreneur today engaged foreign workers comprising of Bangladeshi, Nepalese , Myanmarese and Indonesian. Dreaming of better opportunity and wanting to give a  better life to their family back home drive them to come here. Unfortunately, many of them being cheated by employment agents who give empty promises. Trapped in this situation upon arriving in Malaysia they  have no choice but to accept what ever job eventhough the pay is unacceptable. More distressing, they are forced to work overtime in a place which the work environment are not taken into account. The accomodation provided are so small and not comfortable which shows that they are denied their rights as a workers.

Recording the side of life at these foreign worker has open my eyes about slavery issue stilll occurs in this age which we proudly boast as modern age.

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