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New Year resolutions for Malaysia

New Year resolutions for Malaysia

(Corrected at 1:30pm, 19 Jan 2010) DO you remember where you were at midnight 10 years ago when we ushered in the new millennium? Remember the Y2K virus scare? Or the millennium party on the Subang Airport runway? Remember when then Datuk Seri (now Tun) Dr Mahathir Mohamad was still prime minister of Malaysia? Can [...]

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Embrace “One Malaysia” concept: Samy Vellu

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April 2009: MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu has called on the Indian Malaysian community to embrace the “One Malaysia” concept mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. In extending greetings to Tamils, Malayalees and Sikhs celebrating their respective new year tomorrow, Samy Vellu said the need for unity among [...]

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No M’sian in Thai fire tragedy

BANGKOK, 1 Jan 2009: No Malaysians were involved in a fire that killed 58 people and injured more than 100 others at a top Bangkok nightclub celebrating the New Year on Thursday. Malaysian and Thai officials confirmed that there were no Malaysians killed or injured in the incident on New Year’s eve. The fire is [...]

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The Muharram dilemma

The Muharram dilemma

The Sultan Ahmed mosque in Istanbul (© Travis Reitter. Source: wikipedia.org) MY mother used to tell us children that she was born on Awal Muharram, the Muslim New Year. This was a matter of trivial interest to us because we think of her birthday as falling on 12 July. That date happened to fall on [...]

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Hijrah reflections

Hijrah reflections

Fireworks commissioned by the Zabbar Parish Church (public domain / wikipedia.org) NEW YEAR celebrations are generally marked by excess and glitz. The midnight sky over big cities in most countries is lit up with firework displays, and most people seek out crowds and companionship as the chimes of midnight sound. We talk of “seeing in” [...]

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