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Old Town’s EMCO blues

Life in one of Petaling Jaya's busiest sections comes to a standstill after authorities move in to implement a total lockdown under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

Ramadan dusk at a workers’ kongsi

Life must go on for these migrant construction workers who were left jobless after their employers halted work during the movement control order period.

Ramadan under Covid-19 lockdown

Muslims in Malaysia find ways to adapt as Ramadan this year is observed under the partial lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Hunting for Covid-19 in KL’s village in the city

Health ministry workers carry out mass screenings for Covid-19 on residents of Kampung Baru in the heart of the capital.

The long-distance fight against Covid-19

The global trend of social distancing is taking the familiar concept of personal space to an entirely new level.

Every bit counts in the war against Covid-19

Realising a shortage of face masks for frontliners at hospitals, residents of an orphanage in Kajang, Selangor, decide to address the problem themselves, equipped with little more than their wits and some basic supplies.

Sri Petaling, the epicentre of Covid-19

Thousands of participants have come forward for screening since the routine tabligh gathering last month at the Sri Petaling mosque, the base of the Muslim missionary movement which has drawn public attention for its link to the huge spike in Covid-19 cases.

When the homeless are told to stay at home

A look at how some of Kuala Lumpur's homeless are coping with the movement control order.

The frontliners who keep life going

From doctors to supermarket cashiers, bus drivers to cleaners, these people make sure the country continues running amid the movement control order to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Silence descends with government’s control order

Areas usually bustling with activity fall silent as the government's movement control order to curb the spread of Covid-19 takes effect.

The sunflower monument of MH17

298 trees, one for each victim who died when the plane was shot down.

Sabah’s migrant tailors

The Filipino Market, built in the 1970s by the Sabah government and UNHCR, traces its roots to the wave of refugees who sought a new life away from the violence in southern Philippines.

Sembulan Tengah, Kota Kinabalu’s village in the city

Once known as a "black area" full of drug addicts and criminals, Kampung Sembulan Tengah in Kota Kinabalu is where home is for a community of refugee migrants in Sabah

Festive cheer at Malay-majority Chinese school

Chinese New Year celebration at SJK (C) Sin Min in Lubok China, Melaka.

Master Siow’s roaring business

Siow Ho Phiew makes the lion head costumes from his factory in Selangor. Better known as Master Siow, he is today among the few in Malaysia who inherited the intricate art.

Good-bye, 2019

The people and events of 2019, in pictures.

An Orang Asli Christmas

Orang Asli pastor Bakar Mogot and his congregation celebrate Christmas at their church in Bukit Bangkong, Sepang.

A December for AGMs

From Dec 4 to 9, 2019, three major political parties held their annual general meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Shah Alam. Umno held...

Ohana Vet Clinic, where animals are family

Animal lovers Khasmani Ahmad and Dr Jawahir Abdullah provide their 'patients' with tender loving care in addition to the necessary medical attention.

Eddie Putera, the god of small things

Former photographer Eddie Putera spends his days working with miniatures to create models known as dioramas. His creations are often displayed in exhibitions and museums.

The last tombstone maker

Kuah Leong Chuan, probably the last granite tombstone maker in the country, chisels out each grave marker by hand and inscribes the customer's name in Jawi.

Far from home, the lights still shine for Deepavali

Govindaraj is just one of thousands of migrant workers from India who will be celebrating Deepavali far from friends and family.

No news tomorrow: Goodbye Utusan

After 80 years, the curtain fell on Oct 9, 2019 on one of Malaysia's best known dailies. Utusan Malaysia, as well as its sister paper Kosmo!, will no longer appear on news stands. These are the final moments of their staff on their last day at work.

Breakin’ up is hard to do

Over 60 items that once held significance for people in relationships become part of an exhibition to recognise and showcase the pain experienced when these relationships die.

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