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Out of the mouths of babes

PETALING JAYA: No one is born racist. Or chauvinistic. Or bigoted. Children see things in a simple way and all it takes is seeing things without judgment or prejudice.

Innocent outlook: A screenshot of ‘The Flashcard Experiment’ showing a child giving an answer to a flashcard.

Moderation a moral necessity in Malaysia, says law professor

PETALING JAYA: Moderation is essential in a multi-cultural society like Malaysia, says law professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi (pic).

Unite under common values

It’s time we stop dividing Malaysia and accept that we’re always going to be a multi-cultural nation. Let’s do this together.

Creating harmony

In multi-cultural societies living in a connected world, creeping radicalisation and extremism are posing more challenges to moderation.

All together now: Will images like this, of children from different faiths interacting peacefully, become a thing of the past in Malaysia?

A book on unity to inspire a song

SUBANG: Not many hit songs are related to unity, but local singer Zainalabidin Mohamed and businessman Anas Zubedy hope to create one with the theme Pelbagai Warna, Satu Bangsa. (Many Colours, One Nation)

Unity’s song: Anas (standing, in yellow) and Zainalabidin (on Anas’ left) at the book launch of Many Colours, One Nation.
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Saifuddin part of Nazir’s NGO

PETALING JAYA: Global Movement of Moderates’ CEO Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is involved in the non-governmental organisation mooted by the Prime Minister’s brother, but his role has yet to be decided.

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Get our young to learn about moderation

From TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE, Trustee 1Malaysia Foundation.

Bigotry will affect our sports

From N. YUGENRAJ of Batu Maung, Penang.

Let’s get our priorities right

It is time we gave more importance to pressing issues and stopped the moral policing.

Moderates, stand up

The voices of moderation must be heard, and the silent majority cannot afford to be quiet if they value the kind of society we live in.

Before and after: Photos posted on Tan’s Facebook page showing her original attire (left) and the sarong she was asked to wear at the JPJ office.