Like most Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia has extremely strict anti-drug laws that are often punishable by death. Filmmakers Loh Jo Yee and Hidayah Hisham delve into Malaysia’s criminal justice system with their upcoming documentary, Ayahku, Dr G (My Father, Dr G) which follows Siti and her 60-year-old father, who faces the death penalty for using medical cannabis to treat his chronic illnesses.

This episode does not advocate for or against the use of medical marijuana. We strongly advise listeners to adhere to laws in their country and to defer to a medical professional’s opinion when it comes to treatment.

You can visit Ayahku, Dr G’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more information about the film.

Producer

Kelly Anissa

Kelly Anissa is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is New Naratif’s Bahasa Melayu/Malaysia Editor. Previously, Kelly worked as a producer and presenter at BFM 89.9, a Malaysian radio station for current affairs. She has done work on a wide range of areas, covering environmental issues, policy and legal reforms in Malaysia, regional politics and health journalism. Outside of work, Kelly works on short films. You can reach her at kelly.anissa@newnaratif.com.
Presenter

Deborah Augustin

Deborah Germaine Augustin is a Malaysian writer and researcher. Previously, she worked as a Parliamentary Assistant for the MP of Kelana Jaya. She is currently working on a cross-genre chapbook about immigration in the United States. She is New Naratif's Member Engagement Coordinator. Reach her at deborah.augustin@newnaratif.com.

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