Over the years, as industrialisation and the 'knowledge economy' intensifies, we have lost the ability to live in harmony with the environment. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEVIJAZ3jxo?rel=0&w=470&h=348] We have grown alienated from ourselves, from our fellow human beings and from Nature. As we...
The new look Pas has given many Malaysians reason to hope that a more inclusive brand of politics is possible. This is a piece I wrote for Asia Times: Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics,...
Well before dawn on Sunday, 22 May, some 300 people of different faiths walked 5km from Hong Hock Si Temple in Perak Road to China Street Ghaut in George Town. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 It was the first leg of an 850km ‘Journey...
More images and accounts have emerged of the Muslim-Christian understanding on the streets calling for a new dawn in Egypt. See another picture here. And see this Reuters video. This is an except from an Irish Times report: MUSLIMS PRAYED with...
Nazri's criticism of Umno-owned Utusan over its support for Perkasa  reflects growing unease - even within Umno circles - of the paper's leanings and a growing realisation that the right-wing group is going to cost BN plenty of votes....
Before 1Malaysia, there was already OneHeart, the story of a multi-ethnic group of young Malaysians who wanted to run a business - without being driven by profits. Today, blog reader Mist commenting on my "Two Million Ringgit Man" posting observed: I...
The folks at Aliran are revamping their website and today, they have launched a regular column "Thinking Allowed online," featuring almost daily commentaries on current issues. The idea is to look at the story behind the news and analyse the...
Here's something our politicians can learn from Kelantan Mentri Besar Niz Aziz, who lives in a simple wooden house. Farish Noor describes his encounter with the simple politician who still uses the same type of ballpoint that he saw him...
The MP for Shah Alam, Khalid Abdul Samad from Pas, received a standing ovation and thunderous applause from 350 parishioners of the Church of the Divine Merch in Shah Alam. He had offered to meet the parishioners for a...
Meet Robert Waldrop (left), one of the leading lights of the Catholic Worker movement in the United States. Bob runs the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma, US. His powerful words - more than the way he looks...

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