Brand new awards show Influence Asia saw accolades handed out to Malaysian personalities making waves in social media.
Joey Alexander is not only known as one of the youngest maestros in the world — he is also one of the youngest musicians ever to be nominated at the Grammy Awards! That’s right, this 12-year old prodigy will be competing against other talented musicians of the world in next year’s Grammy’s to be held in February.
Sarimah Ibrahim is doubtlessly one of the most accomplished television personalities in Malaysia.
We’ve seen her in movies, TV shows and performances, and some might remember her as the host for the Biggest Loser Asia, Diari Akademi Fantasia for a few seasons, or from her role in the Tun Mahathir musical from 2011. Those a bit older may remember her from Disney Channel Asia!
The 10th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) was held from 1-6 December at Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta. Three local films — Liew Seng Tat‘s Lelaki Harapan Dunia, Edmund Yeo‘s River of Exploding Durians and Gavin Yap‘s The Incredibly Strange Tale of the Man Who Lost His Love but Bought it Back with a Packet of Duck Rice were selected for the festival.