Investigative Journalism

The published articles below are written by our participants and produced as part of an investigative reporting course organised by Kini Academy.

Debt bondage still a bane for foreign workers

Debt bondage still a bane for foreign workers

Pua Yew Boon, Lim Cui Wen & Quek ShuXin Published 19 Apr 2021, 8:04 am. Modified 19 Apr 2021, 9:12 am The man kneading the dough for roti canai at the mamak restaurant does his task as if he is an expert. But he had no formal training and upon arrival from...

LETTER | Policy U-turn on PTPTN waiver unfair to high achievers

LETTER | Policy U-turn on PTPTN waiver unfair to high achievers

Suganthi Nair Published 21 Sep 2020, 2:41 pm Modified 21 Sep 2020, 2:55 pm LETTER | The policy U-turn under which the waiver of Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) loan repayments has been reverted is a very disheartening mood that dashes the...

COMMENT | Six months of MCO and Covid-19 – a frontliner reflects

COMMENT | Six months of MCO and Covid-19 – a frontliner reflects

TV Nagarajan, 19 Sep 2020, 9:11 am COMMENT | Six months ago, a tiny organism stamped its mark on the human species and became a pandemic that claimed the lives of more than 920,000 people around the world - while in Malaysia, authorities took action by introducing the...

LETTER | Tired of being divided by religion and politics

LETTER | Tired of being divided by religion and politics

Kanika Published 16 Sep 2020, 9:02 am LETTER | Is it my destiny as a Malaysian that I will live and die in a country in which political masters have constantly and maliciously used race and religion to divide us? I love this country and I have served it proudly. It...

COMMENT | Creeping up of a new norm: Gender segregation

COMMENT | Creeping up of a new norm: Gender segregation

Rozana Isa, 14 Sep 2020, 12:57 pm COMMENT | When it was reported on July 14 this year that PAS commissioner Rosli Abdul Jabbar proposed that Pahang follows Terengganu in implementing gender segregation in cinemas, I wasn't surprised, but I felt a little bit alarmed....

Returnees pose bigger risk than foreign workers

Returnees pose bigger risk than foreign workers

Hassan Talib & Megat Mohd Azlan Md Arshad Published 17 Aug 2020.  PETALING JAYA: Malaysians returning from overseas and foreign visitors pose a bigger danger than foreign workers already in the country in the fight against Covid-19. Hence, there are no compelling...

Batu Caves under threat

Batu Caves under threat

Reporting, photos and graphics by Wong Pui Yi, Jotham L, Oh Shu Ann, Andrew Tan Wei Aun, Umashankari Yomarakuro, Keertan Ayamany, Adam Aziz and Eijas Ariffin. 6 July 2020. 11.46 a.m. PETALING JAYA: After a lull of about a decade, development is creeping up on the 400...

Cameron farmers in quandry over land tenure

Cameron farmers in quandry over land tenure

Fernando Fong  Pahang’s new policy to replace TOL a case of ‘out of the frying pan, into the fire’ due to unreasonable terms ARE the woes of vegetable farmers in Cameron Highlands over? Or is the new arrangement by the Pahang government an indirect takeover of...

LETTER | Land clearing at Batu Caves a threat to biodiversity

LETTER | Land clearing at Batu Caves a threat to biodiversity

Zubaid Akbar Mukhtar Ahmad Published 10 Jul 2020, 4:59 pm LETTER | We read with grave concern the recent report in the press that highlighted land clearing and excavation works (photo, above) at Batu Caves which threaten the integrity of the iconic limestone hill, its...