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  • Writer's pictureMichael Chen

Creative Director at Malaysiakini

If you've been following my updates on social media (since Jan 2019). You may have noticed that I started working as Creative Director @malaysiakini. Without getting into too much details, I'm there to add new things to what they already do well. From branded content to original content, events etc. I'm not there to change what they are already good at, which is delivering the 'news & views that matter'.

It's a brave new world for me.

From a guy who largely stayed away from politics, starting side projects like '' that only focused on news from the independent, unseen and unheard creative practitioners to a platform like Malaysiakini. You might ask, "What gives?" Well, #MYcnyStories is just a small preview of the type of things I would like to do.

Telling stories has always been at the core of what I've wanted to do with my life.

From wanting to be an actor to becoming a producer, working in online advertising and so on. Specifically, stories that I can resonate with. Not just them Hollywood and foreign movies. The hope is that if I can resonate with the stories better, it'd be the same for 'you'. So if you've read this far into this post, do me a favour: visit, check out the essays already submitted and maybe look into sharing something yourself.

You may submit a tiny story (less than 100 words) or a 1min vlog video or if you want, a full on 800 to 1000 word essay. Details are at the site.

Thank you for reading. Let's keep telling stories.

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