Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Here's something that some ex-Xaverians found out when they attended a reunion bash: St Xavier's Institution in Penang is probably the oldest surviving formal school in the land. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoJyy_shTM?rel=0] The year 1852 inscribed on the school building is...
Tariq Ramadan said that Islam and democracy are not incompatible, but we should be careful about economic and cultural colonisation. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIdxynPW1e8?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Democracy without socio-economic justice and cultural independence was no democracy, he said. He warned that while people may elect...
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has proclaimed an existing "right to the environment" and linked degradation to poverty, inequality and exclusion in a powerful address to the United Nations. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has addressed the United Nations General...
Some quarters appear to be out to ratchet up tensions, taking the law into their own hands. Malaysians are wise enough not to be influenced by such troublemakers and rowdies. Who was this unknown group of hefties who were...
Pope Francis is said to be strongly in favour of the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was shot dead while celebrating Mass in 1980 after he had spoken out against the brutal regime in that...