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Conversion without consent

Conversion without consent

STORIES that dominated the Tamil press for the week of 13 to 19 April 2009 continued to be about the conversion of children to Islam without a parent’s consent and a mother’s fight for these children. The Tamil press also looked at the neverending cycle of violence in the Indian Malaysian community. Forced conversion The [...]

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Shock tactics

Shock tactics

(Public domain; source: Wikipedia) WHILE channel surfing, I stumbled upon a documentary on the History Channel on the attack on Pearl Harbor. On 7 Dec 1941, the Japanese fleet sent their fighter planes to decimate the US naval base, which was caught off-guard. It’s an event that has been dramatised on the silver screen numerous [...]

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Arming our writers

Arming our writers

(© Agata Urbaniak / sxc.hu) ONE of the unexpected outcomes of the recent presidential election campaign in the US has been a sharp rise in gun sales. Demand for firearms and other related paraphernalia went up by 15% in October. There is a fear that president-elect Barack Obama will institute gun controls when he assumes [...]

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