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As a fibre artist working with deadstock fabric and vintage tufting tools, Svetlana Shigroff has an acute appreciation for what she describes as “old-school women’s work”. “There is something so special about using your hand with these old tools,” Shigroff says of her hand-tufted tapestries. “I don’t want to become mechanised.” After working as a
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It all started with a Star2 story published on July 18 last year . The article, titled ‘Towards a positive change’, was about Malaysian director/producer Mark Lee becoming a finalist in the Picture This Festival For The Planet film competition organised by Sony Pictures Television Networks, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. His three-and-a-half
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The heist thriller Widows has arguably the most impressively stacked ensemble cast, including Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, Brian Tyree Henry, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Jacki Weaver, Colin Farrell and Cynthia Erivo. Which makes it all the more impressive that 28-year-old Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki has been singled out for her performance
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Actress Elfira Loy is officially off the market! Elfira tied the knot with Muhammad Faris Khairol Anuar, a manager in a telecommunications company in Kuala Lumpur, on New Year’s Day. “I feel so content now, syukur,” she wrote about her nuptials in an Instagram post. Previously, the 24-year-old actress got engaged to singer Sufian Suhaimi
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Children can learn about love, respect and responsibility through volunteer work at pet shelters, says Washington-based animal rescuer Amanda Giese. “At pet shelters, children get to walk the dogs, and help with odds and ends. It teaches children about empathy and selflessness,” says Giese, during an interview in Kuala Lumpur recently. The 36-year-old is also
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Before 2014, Gracie Hee would never imagine herself kicking and punching her way to winning Muay Thai competitions. Today, the primary school teacher in Kuantan is so passionate about the sport that she is a coach and serious contender. “Muay Thai has changed my life. Even though I led a very active lifestyle before by
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The sports fraternity ushered in changes with the appointment of Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, 26, as the new Youth And Sports Minister after the GE14. The youngest full minister in the cabinet, he began his first official day by telling his ministry to stop calling him YB (Yang Berhormat). “The title YB makes me
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Malaysia’s Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made headlines and became the epitome of “age is not a factor” when he became the world’s oldest prime minister at the age 93. He will also go down in history as the fourth prime minister who reprised his role as the seventh prime minister of Malaysia after winning GE14.
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The year 2018 will go down in the history books as the year Malaysians reset the nation’s course. On May 9, Malaysians took a leap of faith and embraced change for the first time by voting in an Opposition pact – Pakatan Harapan – to serve as the federal government. The coalition made up of
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Jennifer Lopez epitomises the phrase “she’s done it all” – but there’s still more that the superstar would like to do. Lopez recently directed her first music video, Limitless, the track featured on her new rom-com Second Act, and it seems the multi-hyphenate has caught the directing bug. “Absolutely, absolutely,” Lopez responded when asked if
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There is nothing more valuable to give a child than an education, and books play an important role in that. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), Malaysia’s literacy rate stands at almost 95%. However, thousands of children from rural and urban-poor areas, as well as refugee children, still lack access
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