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Malaysia’s silat receives Unesco recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: The martial arts silat has been successfully inscribed under the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity category by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) this year.

Manifesto priorities on my mind

If GE15 sees the entry of a Third Force, what should it promise to do? Malaysians must make themselves heard on the changes they want.

Preserving Malaysia's unique Peranakan culture for world heritage status

Dr Eric Olmedo is spearheading a long-term effort, alongside others like David Neo, to get Peranakan culture recognised on the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Traditional musician Kamrul Hussin bent on pushing boundaries

Multi-instrumentalist Kamrul Hussin, the son of the late Hussin Yusoff (a master Kelantanese rebab player), has always believed in the idea of fusing traditional musical instruments with modern forms of music.

Kedah wants jikey brought back

THE Kedah National Culture and Arts Department wants the jikey, a traditional Malay dance form, to be brought back to the state for the benefit of the younger generation.