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Hello, Malacca!

Posted: 16th September 2014 by R.AGE in BRATs, Stories
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IF you happen to be around Jonker Street in Malacca this week and you see a bunch of eager teen journalists toting cameras, notepads and microphones, don’t be alarmed. It’s just us BRATs! Our BRATs Malacca 2014 camp will be taking place at the gorgeous QuaySide Hotel from Sept 17-20, during which our latest batch [...]

By LIM MAY LEE alltherage@thestar.com.my THE youth of Malaysia have taken a stand against extremism, by pledging their support to the movement of moderates. A group of around 150 student leaders came together for the Voices of Moderation event at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus last Thursday, where they held townhall discussions on the importance of [...]

Here’s a list of all the amazing youth nation-building initiatives we’ve highlighted over the past three weeks, and how you can find out more about them. UndiMsia! undimsia.com A voter education platform for young Malaysians. We need to learn and be involved in the democratic process all the time – not just during elections! Random [...]

The BRATs Malacca 2014 reunion

Posted: 16th September 2014 by R.AGE in BRATs, Stories
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Calling all BRATs alumni in and around Malacca – we will be having a mini-reunion on day one of our BRATs Malacca 2014 camp! We already have BRATs from the 1990s who’ve RSVP-ed, so it’s going to be pretty awesome. Clearly, it doesn’t matter how long ago you joined BRATs – once a BRAT, forever [...]

What you(th) want

Posted: 16th September 2014 by R.AGE in Events, Stories
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BASED on the townhall discussions with young people at the Voices of Moderation event, the Global Movement of Moderates found there were five key values Malaysian youth hope to see in their community, and throughout the country: 1. Respect Though we may disagree with one another, we in the community should respect each other’s right [...]

Speaking up for moderation

Posted: 16th September 2014 by R.AGE in Events, Stories
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Here’s what the young people at the Voices of Moderation townhall discussions had to say about moderation. “Extremism has altered our social fabric negatively since time immemorial, causing disunity and violence. We need a potent counteracting force – moderation. As long as moderation does not exist, extremism will survive.” — Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, [...]

Sweet success

Posted: 16th September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer, Stories
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By VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my IN 2010, the Cyrens cheerleading team from SM Sri Kuala Lumpur was on the verge of being disbanded. The team had been around for a decade at the time, having competed since the inaugural edition of CHEER (Malaysia’s biggest cheerleading competition) back in 2000, without ever winning. “The school was about [...]

By ANN-MARIE KHOR brats@thestar.com.my THE day I finished my STPM examinations and said goodbye to my high school life for good is a day I’ll never forget. After months of toiling away for a national exam, there was nothing I wanted to do more than lie in bed all day and catch up on my [...]

By JC LAM alltherage@thestar.com.my THE digital industry in Malaysia is worth RM55bil today, yet it isn’t getting enough engagement from locals, especially the youth, according to Youth On Unity (Y.O.U.) chairman Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib. Local digital publishing companies, for example, are still nonexistent in the country, and start ups like these are essential in [...]