Columns

  • Christmas cheer – for whom?

    Dec 08, 2017

    Now that we have entered the season of Advent, for some the ‘Christmas spirit’ is already in the air. My phone messaging system is filled with photos and videos of Orchard Road in Singapore being transformed into a fairyland, lights from elaborately decorated trees flickering in KL department stores, and the streets of London turned into a dazzling winter wonderland.

  • Playing loose with the truth

    Dec 08, 2017

    It can be quite disheartening to watch the news these days. Our world is full of hatred, bigotry, racism, and over-stimulated greed and ego. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and random, senseless violence is an everyday occurrence. One lives with hope, but without much optimism.

  • Time to strengthen the frayed bonds of solidarity

    Dec 02, 2017

    Time to strengthen the frayed bonds of solidarity

  • God’s closeness

    Dec 02, 2017

    There’s a growing body of literature today that chronicles the experience of persons who were clinically dead for a period of time (minutes or hours) and were medically resuscitated and brought back to life.

  • Huge growth in GDP – so why the tough times for many?

    Nov 25, 2017

    The other day, I received a message from a relative abroad. “Malaysia economy grew by 6 per cent ... that’s huge,” he said.

  • A threat to our decency

    Nov 25, 2017

    Jesus tells us that in the end, we will be judged on how we dealt with the poor in our lives, but there are already dangers now, in this life, in not reaching out to the poor.

  • Government hospitals struggle to cope with limited resources

    Nov 17, 2017

    The other day I accompanied a friend of mine to an eye clinic at a general hospital in the north of the peninsula.

  • Paralysis, exasperation, and helplessness as prayer

    Nov 17, 2017

    Paralysis, exasperation, and helplessness as prayer

  • In the wake of devastating Penang floods, it’s time to reconnect with Nature

    Nov 10, 2017

    The torrential rain pelted not just to the ground. The howling, raging winds swept the raindrops into an almost horizontal direction, battering towers and homes mercilessly.

  • A plea for the soul

    Nov 10, 2017

    It’s hard to find your soulmate in someone who doesn’t believe you have a soul. Recently, on The Moth Radio Hour, a young woman shared the story of her breakup with her boyfriend, a young man for whom she had deep feelings.