The importance of being Inspirable

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

February 2014 EDITORIAL
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It’s always a bit disconcerting when a notion forms in your mind and you cannot find a good word for it. Memory going bad? Mental energy running out? Bad vocabulary? In many cases, it is one of the above – or more.Also, when you are bilingual or multilingual, that kind of experience tends to happen quite a lot. Some notions come into easy expression in one language but not in another. I am sure you know how you sometimes switch...

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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: