I refer to the letter “Love will lead the way” by Arif Shah R.K. (NST, Aug 30). He was responding to my letter “Islamophobia: Tackle it with knowledge” (NST, Aug 26). The Malay adage ‘Tak kenal maka tak cinta’ roughly means that you cannot truly love without having knowledge of the object in question. In […]

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I read with interest the letter “Islamophobia: Man’s own doing” by Arif Shah R.K. (NST, Aug 19) and the letter “Oslo attacks: Accept diversity and live in peace with others” by Faiz Azizan (NST, Aug 7) to which he was responding. After reading both accounts on terrorism and historical lessons on mass murders and atrocities […]

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I read with interest the letter published in The Star Education section dated December 4th, 2011 titled “English is global” written by Bhavani Veasuvalingan and wish to offer several remarks regarding key points put forth in that letter. In my estimation, if it is readily admitted that it was the student’s poor mastery of the English […]

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I refer to the letter “Helping English to grow” by Dr. K.H. Sng (The Star, Nov 28). I agree with him that lexicographers of the Malay language or general scholars are not up to the mark in deriving proper words and concepts.

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I would like to clarify some points raised by Datuk S.S. Subramaniam in his letter “Language of the sciences” (StarEducate, Nov 20). In that letter, he lamented that Bahasa Malaysia as a “new language” has been slow in coming to terms with modern scientific discourse. This premise is utterly false because there is no such […]

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