Kesejahteraan Kita

by Dr. Saraswathy Thurairaj Kesengsaraan yang tidak pernah reda, Bumi yang kering tak berhujan, Matahari terik bersinar, Mengingatkan perut kering. Kita sedar dalam diri ada nyawa, Berjalan di bumi Tuhan, Sebelum datangnya kematian, Sudah merasai kematian. Rakyat tidak bertanah, Berusaha di tanah orang untuk mengisi perut, Mendodai kelaparan anak menempat dan tercekik jiwa, Keluhan petani… Continue reading Kesejahteraan Kita

The Inclusive Lions of the Year of the Rat

by Patricia Nunis This was written in January 2020 before the Covid Outbreak hit Malaysian shores.  It was for me a time of promise as I was recovering after a surgical procedure and planning for new work projects to take off, with my new-found health and optimism. Now – it seems like an old snapshot… Continue reading The Inclusive Lions of the Year of the Rat

Our Children and the Sun

erik-van-dijk-Qr6HGVdteKA-unsplash By Professor Dr. Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi I learned in school that the sun is absolutely necessary for photosynthesis to occur in plants so that they can manufacture their own food. In the same vein, I believe that the sun is absolutely necessary to the physical and mental well being of our children. Most… Continue reading Our Children and the Sun

A Love/Hate Letter to Online Learning

angst-eto-strah-ili-pechal-znachenie-slova-i-oblasti-ispolzovaniya-3 by Rina In my final year of high school (2019), I had big plans for uni all mapped out. I’d never been more excited for anything else – I think all the years throughout my childhood spent consuming coming-of-age movies and TV had pretty much prepared me to feel that way. The expectations were… Continue reading A Love/Hate Letter to Online Learning

The “Salad Bowl” of Multicultural Diversity

Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash By Kenneth Lee Tze Wui The other day, I was watching a documentary on YouTube when an iconic patriotic song, Keranamu Malaysia, came on. Its thumping nationalistic beat caught my Thai wife by surprise, and she asked if it was the anthem of my home state, Sarawak. She had heard Malaysia’s national… Continue reading The “Salad Bowl” of Multicultural Diversity

Bengali and I’m Proud of It

rabindranath-tagore-that-will-change-your-life By Swagata Sinha Roy and Aneeta Sundararaj It starts with staring. Then, the licking of lips. Pulling his hands out of his pockets, he summons the forces within and blurts out, “You fair lah. Chinese or what? Indian, ah?”  “Yes. Indian. Bengali.” “Oh…” Scratching his head, he says, “Bengali is what ah? Malaysia got,… Continue reading Bengali and I’m Proud of It

The Threads of Life

ryan-stone-OlxJVn9fxz4-unsplash by David C.E. Tneh My story begins in the summer of 2019 in New York City, months before Covid-19 hit the U.S. I was then a visiting fellow at NYU under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. Things were running well with the programme and, having never ventured this far geographically, very exciting… Continue reading The Threads of Life

A Day in My Life in the Pandemic

Photo by Philippe D. on Unsplash By Pat Nunis Management and futurist gurus have decided to call this period a post-pandemic time. I’m not surprised – after all, where most of them live, vaccinations are easily accessible , and their societies and economies are opening up and recovering.  However, where I live, in Malaysia, South-East Asia, the situation… Continue reading A Day in My Life in the Pandemic