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Migration to a war zone

15 March 2015

There are Malaysian teenagers who want to leave the country to join ISIS in Syria. But is there more to the story?

We want to believe so badly sometimes that facts don't matter

1 March 2015

If we hold on to our beliefs so strongly, does it matter what the facts say?

FOR ONLINE ONLY: Painful choice: Some parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles because of the mistaken belief that vaccines can cause autism in children. Photo: AFP

Religious talk in Malaysia run the risk of degenerating into entrenchment

15 February 2015

Most conversations about religion in this country have a high risk of degenerating into entrenchment.

Posing shots with cane. 25 Jan 2015 CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

Thoughts on corporal punishment

1 February 2015

Smacking a child can result in short-term compliance, but there are long-term consequences.

epa04558618 A glass with a candle and the words Je suis Charlie are being held by a participant of a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin,Germany 13 January 2015. A vigil for a cosmopolitan and tolerant Germany and for freedom of expression and religion take place after the terror attacks in Paris. German chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her cabinet are set to participate in the rally in Berlin in support of religious tolerance and openness, organized by Germanys Muslim leaders. EPA/KAYNIETFELD

Je suis (re)chercher

18 January 2015

Seeking the truth behind the recent terror attack in Paris isn't easy.

One of the flood victims feels better as a volunteer from Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation wipes her tears after giving out flood aid  at Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. -IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star.

2014 was a trying year, but our chance to learn and improve

4 January 2015

It's been one heck of a year for Malaysia - disasters, drought, floods, kidnappings – enough fodder for conspiracy theorists and moviemakers for a decade.


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