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Let’s be proud of being Malaysians

I KNOW nothing about football. Yet, when Mohd Faiz Subri won for Best Goal at the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award, I swelled with pride as a Malaysian and a Penangite.

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Farewell to one long sigh of a year.

As we look back in sadness, let’s play our part next year in ‘going high’ and showing what a great, inclusive country we can be.

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The grass is greener where you water it

There are many reasons for us to stay in Malaysia, and to make our country a better place to live.

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Cure for HIV lies in society’s acceptance

While it is no longer a death sentence, people with HIV still battle against discrimination.

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Having the audacity to hope again

We must engage with current issues and we must fight hatred with kindness and compassion.

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Bringing the kebaya back into the fold

It is not just a piece of clothing, but a symbol of adaptation, acceptance and empowerment, as well as a reminder of a time when Malaysians were more relaxed and knew how to have fun.

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Finding and appreciating Andalusia

It was a Golden Age of intellectualism, secularism and liberty – an era that is sorely missed.

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The healthy vagina monologue

Awareness of reproductive health needs to start with women ourselves.

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Using social media responsibly

LAST Merdeka Day, I decided to go against my tradition of an early morning run and, along with a few friends, I organised a Merdeka celebration in Kuala Kubu Bahru.

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Our misplaced priorities

We appear to be desensitised to dengue fever, compared to the complications caused by the Zika virus.

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Striving for the Malaysian dream

LIKE most Malaysians, I was extremely kan cheong (anxious) during Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s semi-finals game versus his formidable arch-nemesis, Lin Dan. Personally, and I think most Malaysians would agree, I feel that the semi-final match was “the match to rule them all” for both rivals’ professional badminton careers.

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Unity is not hegemony

We need to think outside the racial box, and have tough conversations about being Malaysian.

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