[PANAS!] Prithvi (Earth)

Drawing parallels with Hindu Puranic stories, Prithvi (Earth in Sanskrit) is the story of mankind today, and how we have plundered our Mother Earth with unsustainable development. Prithvi uses the analogy of Bharatanatyam dance to reflect our current climate crisis, reminding us of the need to love and care for the environment. 

[PANAS!] From Bad to Worse: Indigenous Women Hit by Climate Crisis

To better understand how the climate crisis disproportionately affects women differently, Nicole Fong looks at how the increased deforestation from logging and extreme weather patterns affects Sarawakian indigenous women through a social, cultural, and economic lens. And why we need women to be at the forefront of developing climate solutions.

[PANAS!] Padi tradisi kunci adaptasi perubahan iklim

Masyarakat etnik yang mendiami kawasan terpencil sangat bergantung kepada sumber alam. Jika hasil tuaian padi musnah, tiada pasar yang berdekatan untuk membeli beras. Dr Nur Hazwani Bahar menyingkap pengalaman dan peranan golongan ini yang merupakan ‘barisan hadapan’ yang terkesan daripada perubahan iklim dan akibat buruknya. 

[MEDIA RELEASE] PANAS, Malaysia’s first project highlighting local climate change stories launched

Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia announces the launch of PANAS, Malaysia’s first project highlighting local climate change stories from Malaysian journalists, writers and content creators. In the face of climate change, journalists and content creators increasingly play a major role to help accelerate climate action through advocacy and education. 

[KENYATAAN MEDIA] Vaksin COVID-19 beri lebih manfaat daripada mudarat

Pengambilan vaksin bukanlah sesuatu yang baharu. Sejak dari lahir lagi, masyarakat sudah biasa dengan penerimaan vaksin untuk mengelak pelbagai jenis penyakit. Malah syarat pengambilan vaksin sebelum memasuki sesebuah negara telah lama diamalkan seperti vaksin demam kuning untuk negara Afrika, dan suntikan wajib vaksin meningococcal untuk ke tanah suci Makkah atau Madinah di negara Arab Saudi untuk tujuan umrah atau haji. 

[KENYATAAN MEDIA] #YakiniVaksin: Kempen Kesedaran Bagi Menangani Mitos Dan Salah Faham Mengenai Vaksin COVID-19

Walaupun keyakinan global terhadap vaksin COVID-19 semakin meningkat, keraguan dan keengganan menerima vaksin tetap menjadi masalah utama. Untuk menangani cabaran ini, Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia dan The Petri Dish secara rasminya melancarkan #YakiniVaksin, satu projek kempen kesedaran yang bertujuan untuk melawan mitos dan salah faham tentang vaksin COVID-19.

[OPINION] I have Allergies – Can I Take the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Can people with allergies take the Covid-19 vaccine? What constitutes a severe allergy? How common is anaphylaxis after a Covid-19 vaccine? In this opinion piece, Dr Amar Singh summarises the understanding of the general public about the risk of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis based on available current data and evidence.

[FACT SHEET] Types of COVID-19 vaccine

The key function of a vaccine is to offer protection to an individual by triggering the immune response against the infected disease. In the current COVID-19 vaccines, as of today, there are four categories of vaccines which have completed or in the final stage of the clinical trials. Factsheet and infographics to show the difference between COVID-19 vaccines by Dr Leow Chiuan Yee, YSN-ASM affiliate.

[OPINION] Refining Our Covid-19 SOPs for the Public – Dr Amar Singh

We need to be science based with our daily SOPs, rather than resort to harsh measures. Heftier fines, extended MCOs, increased public blaming are counterproductive and also harmful to the poor and those that have lost their livelihood. We have to walk this fine balance between harm from Covid-19 and destroying lives from tight SOPs.