Malaysia: Racial and ethnic divisions belie the myth of multiethnic harmony

For many years during the 1990s the slogan of the glitzy advertisement produced for the Malaysian Tourism authority was “Malaysia: Truly Asia”. In this ad, which mainly aired on international cable news channels such as CNN and BBC World, Malaysia’s multicultural and multiethnic diversity is showcased alongside the country’s natural beauty and tourist attractions. Blog [...]

Putting the spotlight on maternal health

Yesterday it was Mother’s day and for many it means getting Mom a card, some flowers or a gift that show her how much we care and appreciate all she has done to make us the people we are today. For mothers in developing countries it is also a day in which they most often [...]

Stop-knot plea to cops: 13-yr-old class topper stalls Forced Child wedding

A 13-year-old class topper ran away from home in an Islampur village yesterday evening and turned up at a police outpost pleading for help to escape the marriage fixed by her mother that was supposed to have taken place today. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share [...]

Cell phones saving lives in Tanzania

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) has introduced telemedicine- a distant diagnosis platform in which health workers use cell phone technology to carry out distance diagnosis through a web-based programme. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark [...]

Crime & economic hard times

It is natural to assume that economic hard times result in higher crime rates. However, that depends on the specific country and specific time period, regime, and above all the duration of economic hard times in relationship with the affluence of times past. The more authoritarian the society, the less the crime no matter how [...]

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