REZEKI by Mazri Ismail

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Rezeki” a Malay word that translates to “sustenance” Transgressing the norms and traditional views of how queer individuals find sustenance in their daily lives.

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THE NEVER ENDING BUSINESS: TO RESCUE OURSELVES by ZULKEFLI ZAIDI

Reading Time: 4 minutes This write-up was written to inspire anybody who is in search of strength to take charge of their lives. Notwithstanding that the future is filled with surprises, it is absolutely fine to hope for the better. Here is a story that we are never alone in fighting our fears and on this account, we hope it awakens our sense of urgency.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR WISH, BUT…

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is never going to be real happiness and freedom until everyone is held accountable for their wrongdoings. We need to realize that we are all one. We deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Until this happens, until there is real change, I guess this Deepavali, I am going to tame the bitterness in my mouth with every sweet treat I can find closest to me.

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INTRODUCING #SENSEOFURGENCY

Reading Time: 2 minutes Panic is often seen as a negative thing. A harbinger of irrationality. The opposite of solution. But like it or not, panic is a drive. Whether fight or flight, panic is a catalyst for action.

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THIS IS RAMAYAN

Reading Time: < 1 minute MulaZine’s very own Ira Erina and Jordan Chan catch up with local psychedelic rock band Ramayan on their sound, songwriting, and what it takes to make it in the local scene. Featured image by Nana Safiana.

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TEAM PROCESS – WITHOUT WARNING

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the team process, take a peek behind the scenes of the functions and interactions among the members of MulaZine in action during editorials, projects, and collaborations as well as individual endeavors in pursuing their craftsmanship. Watch as ideas swiftly evolve into drafts and drafts are then converted to achieve a substantial performance. Here you will be able to indulge in the members’ thought processes that transform inputs into concrete results via their cognitive and verbal activities. The content in this space is to showcase our readers the scale and depth of the work involved in hopes that it will allow for a more profound understanding and appreciation for the fruits of the members’ labor.

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ART IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Reading Time: 5 minutes Albeit heavily criticised for questionable methodology and an unrepresentative sample size of 1000, Singapore’s The Straits Times published an ​infographic​ back in June that revealed what the general public perceives as essential or non-essential roles. Photo by Edvard Munch (Norsk, 1863–1944)

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Anak Dara: Azzah Sultan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Azzah Sultan is a Malaysian-born artist based in New York. “Anak Dara” is a special exhibition showcasing Sultan’s heritage and culture as a Malaysian Muslim woman.”

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