The Bowerbird Writes
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What unity means – the Yasmin way
JULY 23, 2009 was a Thursday. I was hardly three months into my job as chairman of a media company when she visited me at my office.
1997: The year of living dangerously
It was a time when the economy and politics intertwined, and this should not happen again.
So, it’s all about Al Jazeera Arabic!
The channel has brought freshness and excitement to the Arab media scene, but makes the ruling elites nervous.
The need to manage food waste
There is enough food for all but due to wastage, many people, especially in poor countries, are going hungry.
Fighting terrorism with moderation
We have a crucial role to play in addressing misconceptions about Islam and showing what progressive Islam is all about.
Corruption and its debilitating impact
Like a disease, fraud and bribery choke off sustainable political and economic development.
Preparing the workforce for the future
TODAY is International Workers’ Day. It is the 45th time we are celebrating this auspicious day (better known in the country as Labour Day) since Malaysia began in 1972 to observe May 1 as a public holiday.
With Arabisation, whither Malay culture?
You don’t need to be an Arab to be a Muslim, but many seem to be abandoning their customs and traditions.
An inspiring movie that all should see
IT’S a pity the movie Adiwiraku is not getting the kind of attention it deserves. It is as inspiring as it is heart-wrenching. This is one movie that every teacher, student and educationist should watch.
Bring back the honour to ‘Datukships’
Titles have been part of our history since the Malacca Sultanate, but it’s time to have a more stringent vetting system.
Of years living together as friends
The writer and his Class of ‘60 reminisce about the harmony of their childhood, wondering what has gone wrong since then.
Perhaps we need ‘book doctors’ now!
There are some conditions which traditional drugs can’t cure and which may require a literary prescription.
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