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Wednesday October 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by azhariah kamin
New 3R hosts (from left) Dayah, Yvonne and Amirah have good chemistry, having gone through the gruelling Projek 3R talent quest together.
The programme that aims at empowering young women on issues of gender discrimination, sexuality and technology returns to the small screen.
AFTER a three-year hiatus, 3R (Respect, Relax, Respond) – a half-hour programme aimed at empowering young women on issues of gender discrimination, sexuality and technology – is back on TV.
Three new hosts are on board as well: Dayah (Nur Hidayah Abu Bakar), 24; Amirah (Siti Nor Amirah Mohamad Azmi), 22; and Yvonne (Yvonne Lee), 25.
They were selected from 12 finalists who made it to the last round of Projek 3R which was introduced in May to select three potential new hosts for the show. A thousand hopefuls between the ages of 21 and 26 auditioned for six weeks in May and June.
Projek 3R, which aired on TV3 in August, showed the finalists going through intense competition that tested them mentally and physically. Since its inception 13 years ago, the talk show with its three bubbly hosts, Azah Yasmin Yusof, Rafidah Abdullah and Low Ngai Yuen (and later, Kartini Ariffin and Celina Khor) was both trendsetting and groundbreaking. It dared to be different by openly discussing love, sexuality and relationships which many still considered taboo areas for TV.
For its efforts, the show won Best Infotainment Programme at the Asian Television Awards 2002; picked up a Red Ribbon Award 2002; and Best Magazine Programme 2003 (Silver) at the Malaysian Video Awards.
Produced by Red Comunications, the new season of 3R aims to pick up where it left off; and if the first episode aired last Sunday is anything to go by, it promises to be a hit with the viewers, especially the young women out there.
The new hosts have good chemistry and generated a lively and informative discussion on the issue of the week, which was domestic violence against women.
Executive producer Lina Tan was happy to see the trio in action.
“We all can see that the three girls have great chemistry just like our previous hosts.
“The fact that they are genuine good friends since their stint in Projek 3R also helps. And I’m really confident that they will be able to host the show in an interesting and entertaining manner for the audience,” Tan said. The hosts have already taped six episodes to date.
She also added that audiences should be able to learn a thing or two as the girls will be discussing a variety of topics in upcoming episodes such as friendship, financial planning, gender-biased careers and other work-related issues.
> 3R airs on TV3 at 7.30pm on Sundays.
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