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How Pakistani School Textbooks Mould Its Students’ Skewed Worldview

Prior to 1977, no textbook contained any mention of the “Pakistan ideology.” But after that, the construct became the starting point and the central premise of high school Pakistan Studies texts.

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Is Sutan Puasa The Founder Of Kuala Lumpur?

A photograph of Sutan Puasa.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Is a Mandailing merchant, Sutan Puasa, the founder of Kuala Lumpur?

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Crowds Don't Translate Into Votes: Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition should not count on big crowds at their 'ceramah' sessions to translate into votes in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

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Book Excerpt: How Birmingham Shaped MLK’s Civil Rights’ Struggle

Congress of Racial Equality members march in Washington D.C. in memory of those killed in the Birmingham bombings, 1963. REUTERS/Library of Congress

"By early 1963, Martin Luther King had stalled and – particularly to younger activists in the SNCC – seemed increasingly irrelevant. He needed to shake things up.” writes David Margolick in “The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.” King chose Birmingham, Alabama, which he called the worst big city in race relations in the United States, as the place to do that. In this excerpt from the book, Margolick examines how the Birmingham campaign pushed the Kennedy administration to introduce its bill on civil rights.

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I Am Not A Scientist, But I Am A Mother — I Know Why My Child Has Autism

Last week I was surfing the Internet and came across a headline proclaiming autism and circumcision are linked. I couldn’t help myself. I laughed out loud.

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Confirmed: Najib Is A Member Of The Opposition

“If saying something that is similar to the opposition makes me aligned with the opposition, then Najib must be more with the opposition than me because he agreed with the opposition to abolish the ISA, the prevention of crime law and to ignore the NEP. He also wanted to abolish the Sedition Act as demanded by the opposition. If Umno did not object, the Sedition Act would have been abolished. So is Najib a member of the opposition?” – Dr Mahathir Mohamad, April 7, 2015

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What The Death Of The Last White Rhino Should Teach Us

Rhinos do not normally make the headlines. But Sudan is special: he was the last male northern white rhino.

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As An Imam, I'm Often Asked About Women's Role In Islam – And This Is My Message For International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day is an incredibly important date, which should act as a reminder that we must live its values on every other day of the year. This year, more than ever, men have a responsibility to take part in the conversation, and have a responsibility to do what they can to further women’s rights. It is not women’s responsibility alone.

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Why Marine Animals Can't Stop Eating Plastic

Even in the most remote areas of the open ocean, plastic flotsam can be found, with far-reaching consequences for marine life (Credit: BBC 2017)

Plastic doesn’t just look like food, it smells, feels and even sounds like food.

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