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Differences that bind us together

Connecting histories and cultures within and beyond Europe yields interesting observations.

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A closer view of Brexit

SOME days in the United Kingdom prior to visiting the easternmost and westernmost countries of the European Union have stimulated an update on Brexit.

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Jostling towards shared prosperity

Hopefully, proposals from civil society can help those who genuinely want to push what should be a positive agenda for the nation.

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Closing gaps through exchange diplomacy

Exchange programmes continue to be a wonderful way for people of different backgrounds to keep informed, stay grounded and remain inspired.

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Let’s manifest a better future for M’sia

FOLLOWING my last article referencing the Indonesian origins of the haze and the colonial legacy of modern borders, one reader further pointed out that, in light of Malaysia Day, Indonesia has once again managed to unite Malaysians in their reaction to outside incursions: except this time it is pollutants rather than soldiers.

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Time to get serious in clearing the air

The haze leaves Malaysians with a certain resignation as they are engulfed by helplessness and powerless to stop it.

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Finding hope for a glorious nation

EVERY National Day brings about lamentation, reflection and hope from commentators: our country should be better, the true vision of Malaysia has not been achieved, but if the right decisions are made, the promise of a glorious nation can still be fulfilled.

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Defending buildings of independence

Every Malaysian should be concerned about the future of our heritage buildings, especially the ones that witnessed pivotal historical moments in our country’s formation.

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Royal role models make an impact

ATTENTION to detail and homage to the past were hallmarks of the installation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.ATTENTION to detail and homage to the past were hallmarks of the installation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

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Insights from a visit to South Africa

Learning to recognise and understand the benefits of forgiveness and reconciliation can outweigh the instinct to hold grudges.

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A Zimbabwe-Zambia zigzag

Our columnist learns more about Africa and its colonial past as he continues his journey where David Livingstone and Cecil Rhodes once lived.

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