Opinion : Farouk A. Peru

Is mall culture slowly dying?

MARCH 16 — Back in the 1980s, there was a feverish excitement which coursed through the country.  The Mall was about to open and with it, the equally famous Yaohan. Call me arbitrary but to...

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Is obesity really proof of prosperity?

MARCH 9 — I was astounded at a statement made by a Malaysian lawmaker that the fact that Malaysians are obese is proof that we are a prosperous nation.  It is, of course, self-evident that...

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The passing of a Towering Malay

MARCH 2 — Last Sunday night was terribly sad for me. I received news that my uncle, with whom I had a particularly close bond, had died.  He had not been in the best of health so his death...

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Some surprisingly good low budget horrors

FEBRUARY 16 — The greatest success story when it comes to “low budget — highest grossing” horror films is of course The Blair Witch Project.  With an estimated budget of US$60,000...

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Teachers and their impact on children

FEBRUARY 9 — A teacher’s impact on a child’s life is second only to his primary caregivers, that is, his parents or immediate family.  I was fortunate to have had a few impactful...

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