Columns

  • Faith and levity

    Nov 03, 2018

    Shusaku Endo, the Japanese author of the classic novel, Silence (upon which Martin Scorsese based his movie), was a Catholic who didn’t always find his native land, Japan, sympathetic to his faith. He was misunderstood but kept his balance and good heart by placing a high value on levity.

  • Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

    Oct 27, 2018

    The Oct 19 landslide at the construction site of a stretch of the Bukit Kukus elevated ‘paired road’ in southern Penang Island that killed seven and left three others missing has shocked the nation. Three others were also injured.

  • Beyond criticism and anger – the invitation to a deeper empathy

    Oct 26, 2018

    Recently, I attended a symposium where the keynote speaker was a man exactly my age. Since we had both lived through the same cultural and religious c

  • In the new Malaysia, four remarkable developments and four challenges

    Oct 19, 2018

    In a world where some government are becoming more repressive and even totalitarian, Malaysia has offered hope over the last couple of weeks.

  • Suicide and the soul

    Oct 19, 2018

    More than fifty years ago, James Hillman wrote a book entitled, Suicide and the Soul. The book was intended for therapists and he knew it wouldn’t receive an easy reception there or elsewhere. There were reasons.

  • The search for an indubitable truth

    Oct 12, 2018

    In a book, 12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos, that’s justifiably making waves in many circles today, Jordan Peterson shares about his own journey towards truth and meaning.

  • Final call: Rise of 1.5ºC is all we can take

    Oct 12, 2018

    The images of the floods in Puchong and the strong winds in Klang recently are grim reminders that climate change will not spare us. It is another wakeup call for us.

  • What’s in a name?

    Oct 06, 2018

    We’re called to a name change. We’re all familiar with the incident in the bible where God changes the name of Abram to Abraham.

  • Mahathir’s landmark pledge at UN gives real hope for new Malaysia

    Oct 05, 2018

    Mahathir’s landmark pledge at UN gives real hope for new Malaysia

  • The courageous witness of Saints Oscar Romero and Paul VI

    Oct 05, 2018

    Romero’s appointment was welcomed by the government, but many priests were not happy.