While people come to terms with the carnage in Houla, check out the awe-inspiring work of doctors and those on the frontline, featured in the Lancet Medical Journal world report. …Continue
Islam in Thailand: A new way forward?
The past weekend marked the start of the holy month of Ramadan in the Muslim calendar year; a time where Muslims fast, pray, self-reflect and endeavour to be better people.
It seems apt then, that last week 4,000 people in Bangkok convened to discuss ways towards bettering the Muslim community, not just individually but…Continue
Published in the Independent
The saying goes:
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.
This adage seems particulary pertinent to the Syrian crisis, as the world seems to be doing nothing.
Of course, words are juggled around — “catastrophe”, “brink of civil war”, “it’s bleak” — and condemnation offered, but none of this seems to instigate a transition from ineffectual words into positive action.
However, according to Malaysian author Alvin Ung, one can lead without extensive resources or power; those that do so are…Continue