All the World’s a Stage, and Who Else but We are Responsible for the Upkeep of the Theatre

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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All things change. We can all agree on that. But what the density and swiftness of change in modern living have taught us is that there are harsh limits.We are not passive beings in the big scheme of things; and we are not unconditionally surviving. We cannot be as many as we like, we cannot pollute the environment as much as we like, we cannot take from the Earth as much as we like, and we are not mere observers....

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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: