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Walking down Sesame Street

Walking down Sesame Street

The Muppets of Sesame Street LIKE most adults, I wouldn’t have realised that Sesame Street turned 40 on 10 Nov 2009 if not for the series of adorable Google doodles. After all, most adults would have stopped watching the show, which targets young children, a long time ago. But, a steady dose of Google logos […]

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Democratic rights still far off

Democratic rights still far off

  “POST-8 March, [the election results] left civil society exhilarated and giddy knowing that change is possible,” says Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director Ivy Josiah. “It has strengthened Malaysians as a whole to speak up, organise and demand reform.” Candlelight vigils have become part of the fabric of city life Indeed, since the last general election, Malaysians have been upping their […]

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Why class matters

Why class matters

A class successfully avoided (©Tiffany Szerpicki / sxc.hu) AS a teacher, I can tell you that students can and will find any excuse under the sky in order to escape classes, and to not study. What is odd for me is that in Malaysia, there are also politicians, political activists, ideologues and public commentators who […]

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Suffer the children

Suffer the children

Corrected on 11 Feb 2009 at 1pm While waiting for lunch, a group of kids in Rumah Nur Salam entertain themselves with music and dance KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Feb 2009: A centre for street children and the urban poor is bracing for a rise in the number of abandoned and abused children as the economic […]

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