March 2015

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ANTI-GRAFT CAMPAIGNS

by Anggi Nurqonita, University of Indonesia Anti-corruption campaigns are gaining momentum in many countries of Asia. In Pakistan there is the case of Najam Sethi; in the Philippines there is the Sandigan junks graft raps,…


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TEACH FOR MALAYSIA

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats Do you know that almost 60% of Malaysian students failed to meet minimum benchmarks in Mathematics, 43% of…


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LETTER TO A LOST LOVE

by Asiyath Afif   Dearly Beloved, Hey, love, it’s me again. It’s winter now – the icy wind throws itself at these stained cinderblock walls but to no avail; a wall works both ways. A…



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CLING

by Munira Noor Mazlan Moonlight illuminated the jagged tips of the rocks that I attempted to avoid. My feet kept getting cut by the tips whenever I jumped to avoid something that was either crawling…



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CONSOLATION

by Wee Jia Yi Consolation: the comfort received by a person after suffering a loss or disappointment *****           There was a flash of grey as my sister twirled past the door, en pointe. I…


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REMEMBERING RHODESIA

by Jonathan Fong For decades, the country of Zimbabwe has been synonymous with corruption, political oppression and chronic mismanagement.  Yet as little as over 50 years ago, the country now known as Zimbabwe was the…


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EARTH’S TWILIGHT

by Ong Jer Rick (Student of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College) Twilight descends the night with its endless zeal, Illuminating the heaven, too much aglow, Oh, if only the lambent moon could embrace this forsaken…