The hot dog issue has made Malaysia famous for the wrong reason, and we need to let it go, as most of us have suffered enough embarrassment.
It's time to worry when an utterly illogical proposition begins to sound halfway logical because it has been repeated over and over again, and because glaring gaps in reason have been plugged with dollops of nationalism. The ongoing cultural war between India and Pakistan, flagged off by a controversy surrounding the screening of a Bollywood film and culminating in a ban by Pakistan of all Indian content, is a case in point.
Jerusalem is one of the world's most sacred -- and contested -- cities. Yet what is beyond doubt is that ever since 1967, Israel has been occupying Arab East Jerusalem...1 Comment
The news has been swiftly and emphatically denied, but in the past too there have been denials after the news was broken.
It is disconcerting that seven in 10 people with mental illness believe that they are stigmatized by society, while slightly more than half have problems joining community events.
If there is one area in which Pakistan's government has utterly failed to bring about any improvement, it is in the state of public-sector enterprises.
Conspiracy theories: We've heard them at the dinner table, we've forwarded them on WhatsApp, and we've debated them online and on talk shows.
On Dec. 5, 2004, King Bhumibhol spoke for the first time about the role of the media. He said the media monitors and reflects what is going on in society, acting as a mirror for the government in power and society as a whole.
The Sindh government's recent decision to upgrade 100 katchi abadis, or informal settlements, in the province to the township level raises significant questions about how best to tackle the problem of housing the urban poor. Although luxury housing schemes for the rich are found in abundance across Pakistan, there are very few options for the urban poor.
One newspaper called him a "most unlikely pretender to high office," a "dunderhead" with a "big mouth," known for his "scattershot, impulsive style."