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A real world city needs a racial discrimination law

Hong Kong promotes itself as 'Asia's World City', but unlike world cities London, New York and Paris, it remains a city where it is legal for a property agent, a hotel or a bar to discriminate against a foreign visitor on racial grounds.

Tuesday, 18 March, 2008, 12:00am

Malaysian vote a clear demand for change

Malaysia's leaders have been shocked by the losses the ruling National Front coalition suffered in elections at the weekend. They believed that their grip on power was so strong that no matter what the demands of their ethnically and culturally diverse constituents, their mandate to rule was assured.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Film studies: Slave trade

For the past two months, film festival audiences around the world have revisited the legacy of the slave trade through screenings of the documentary Return to Goree.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

It's official: White men don't have a preference for Asian women - any race will do

White men do not have a fetish for Asian women. In fact, the two sides of the gender and racial divide have no special preferences for each other. This is the conclusion of a forthcoming two-year study in the Review of Economic Studies, which also claims to explain why they are also the most common form of interracial dating and marriages.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

wartime massacre

Think about

1 Besides the Holocaust, can you think of other cases of genocide that remain a blot on human history? Discuss with your classmates and teachers the reasons behind these massacres and their consequences.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Amazing Grace

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Michael Gambon

Director: Michael Apted

Category: I

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Malaysia lashes out at Lee Kuan Yew remark

Malaysian leaders have hit back at Singaporean Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who last week said that Malaysia would be more successful if it treated ethnic Chinese and Indians as equal citizens.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

How sweet is the taste of freedom

Film marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire

If movies tell the truth, the past was full of saints - selfless people who devoted themselves wholeheartedly to noble causes at the expense of their wealth and health.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Omens are good for Malaysia's next 50 years

It was not a very happy Malaysia that, on Friday, celebrated 50 years since Malaya became independent. (Malaysia came into existence in 1963 when the British-ruled Sabah, Sarawak and [briefly] Singapore joined.)

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

United Malaysia stands; divided, it will fall

Half a century of independence is a proud landmark for a nation. In the case of Malaysia, which turns 50 today, the achievement should be particularly satisfying given how far the country has come economically in that time. Malaysians have a higher standard of living than most in Asia.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am