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Ways To Beat The Haze

[By Aisha Zainal] Runny noses, face masks, cancelled classes and worried calls from parents. Sound familiar? It is that time of the year (again) in which the haze pops up (again) like an unwanted itch and migrates all over the nation (again). And like any itch, we use all kinds of treatments to alleviate it. […]

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#MerdekakahKita?

[By Kyle Iman] This piece will serve as a reminder to not only whoever reads it, but to myself as well. Consider if you will, events that are occurring around the world as we speak. We have on our hands the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. From Syria, to Gaza, to Myanmar, […]

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Malaysia: Through the Eyes of a Stranger

[By Marie Blaise Capo-Chichi] There were many things on my mind back then, but my main apprehension when I stepped into Malaysia for the first time was simple: not being able to fit in. ‘Kenapa’, you say? I had mostly spent all my life in Africa; I have moved quite a bit, but only within […]

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Merdeka, My Merdeka

[By Deepa Muniandy] The wooden verandah beckons the weary visitor, The wind picks its pace up midway with a gusty bellow, The cool palms sway in unison with the giant Angsana tree, This is my land, this is my home. Proclamation made underneath the fiery sun, Promises kept by the virtue of principles, Passion for […]