Learning Mutual Respect May Be Easier Than We Think

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

January 2017 EDITORIAL
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How does one show respect? How does one show tolerance? How does one show acceptance? These are important questions to answer when the ethnic and religious diversity of modern societies are increasingly considered a persistent problem and not a cultural wealth.If we wish for greater harmony in daily life among the diversity of peoples we meet every day, perhaps the questions should be phrased another way. How can we train our young – and ourselves – to be respectful, tolerant...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: wikibeng.com.