Anwar Fazal: Seeing New Possibilities for Social Activism Post-Pandemic [PART TWO]

By Ooi Kee Beng

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Anwar Fazal, the wearer of many hats. Photo: Daniel Lee
PENANG MONTHLY CONTINUES the conversation with Penang’s most prolific social activist, Dato’ Seri Dr. Anwar Fazal, on social activism, on having a positive mind-set, and on the importance of communication. [PART ONE was published in April 2021]Galactic OrganisingCan we talk about your use of ABC, for Anger, Bravery and Creativity, to discuss certain crucial details in social activism?When I highlight the word “anger”, I mean to say that one must learn about anger, about how to relate that to passion,...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: