The typical Malaysian problem

The typical Malaysian problem

Anand Krishna ,  Jakarta   |  Sat, 01/30/2010 12:52 PM  |  Opinion As pointed out by Azmi Sharom of University of Malaya in his dissertation (www.projectmalaysia.org), “at the crux of the problem facing plurality in Malaysia” are the twin issues of race...

Promoting faith-based secularism

Anand Krishna , Jakarta | Mon, 01/18/2010 10:44 AM | Opinion When the British writer George Holyoake first used the term secularism in 1851, he likely had no idea that his brainchild would be so dreaded by so many prominent religious establishments. In our country,...

The voice in the wilderness

Anand Krishna ,  Jakarta   |  Sat, 01/02/2010 12:58 PM  |  Opinion The “voice” is gone. And we are left with wilderness. Gus Dur, the voice that made the wilderness less terrifying, shall no longer be heard. His was the voice of hope, the voice that kept...

Preserving and living the Balinese heritage

Anand Khrisna ,  Jakarta   |  Tue, 12/29/2009 9:07 AM  |  Opinion The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has chosen Bali as the pilot project for environmentally friendly tourism. Geoffrey Lipman, the UNWTO assistant secretary general, praised Bali for...