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1 Datuk A. Samad Said’s Untitled 2 (ink on paper), which featured at ‘Black And Red: A Solo Exhibition By A. Samad Said’ at Xin Art Space in Kuala Lumpur.2 Hitam Dan Merah (ink on paper) carries the artist’s exploration of forms and calligrapic gestures. 3 Pak Samad at his typewriter in the bedroom of his former home in Ampang, Selangor in 1986. He says he has always doodled during his writing sessions. - Filepic4 Sebuah Lagu Jepun (ink on paper). 5 ‘Art, for me, is spontaneous, it’s not easily explained. I can’t say, for example, why a line is like this or that. When I do it, I do it all at once. But before putting it on paper, I rehearse it in my brain,’ says Pak Samad.6 Untitled 3 (ink on paper).7 Waspada, Saling Teliti set (ink on paper). 8 Perhimpunan, Pergaulan And Pergerakan set (ink on paper).

National Literature Laureate A. Samad Said creates emotional art

29 March 2015

A. Samad Said’s latest art exhibition uses black and red ink to reflect anger.

LEAD PIC: Calm after the storm: Children in Saama village in Vanuatu play with balloons that are part of a small relief package arranged by an Australian aid donor after Cyclone Pam ripped through the island nation. Photos: AFP

Vanuatuans are turning to religion in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

28 March 2015

The power of prayer.

Gritty: Anderson gets kisses from her dog Nas as she prepares to drive to downtown Greensboro from her home in Reidsville, North Carolina. Photos: TNS

Latisha Anderson blazes a trail as paraplegic nurse

28 March 2015

Gutsy nurse turns patients, draws blood and navigates the fast-moving stress of a hospital without a working set of legs.

West collaborates with McCartney and Rihanna in the single FourFiveSeconds. Photo: AFP

Kanye West keeps us guessing, groaning and engrossed

28 March 2015

Rapper is due to drop new album.

On Ah Ching says he will clean up his shop slowly as he has to decide what to keep and throw. For now, he only repairs motorbikes for regular customers like Abdul Rahim Salleh.

Getting back on their feet

27 March 2015

ONLY regular customers would know that On Ah Ching’s motor repair shop on Kuala Krai’s main road is open for business. Instead of opening the doors of his pre-war shophouse wide as he did before the floods, he now unfolds only a panel or two.

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Football star Zlatan Ibrahimović strips for famine awareness, gets suspended for taking his kit off

He’s got a head for football, and a body and heart for the 805 million people worldwide who are suffering from hunger. Swedish footballer and Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimović peeled off his jersey after he scored a goal in a French League 1 match on Saturday Feb 14, revealing 50 names temporarily tattooed on his body, of people from around the world whose lives are threatened by hunger and malnutrition as a result of war, conflict and disasters. The stunt was part of the "805 Million Names" campaign by the United Nation’s World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, which reaches over 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. Alas, Ibrahimović was booked for “unsportsmanlike behaviour” and suspended one game, which he said was totally worth it. PSG manager Laurent Blanc, however, was not amused by Ibrahimović’s action and has warned him not to do it again in their upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea.

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