Views from the Garden

Views from the Garden

Rector's  weekly column in The SunDailys

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How to avoid stress of politics

   How to avoid stress of politics

Caveat Emptor: The case of Covid-19 vaccine

   Caveat Emptor: The case of Covid-19 vaccine

Pandemic fatigue taking a toll on us

   Pandemic fatigue taking a toll on us

How to be 'Merdeka' from Covid-19

   How to be 'Merdeka' from Covid-19

Education at risk from second wave

   Education at risk from second wave

Physical distancing should include social bonding, solidarity

   Physical distancing should include social bonding, solidarity

Face masks only a temporary protective measure

  Face masks only a temporary protective measure

Vandalism a form of hatred that must be eliminated

   Vandalism a form of hatred that must be eliminated

IIUM scores three firsts on Sustainability Institution Award

  IIUM scores three firsts on Sustainability Institution Award

Toxic side to university ranking

   Toxic side to university ranking

Emulate Institut Jantung Negara's 'physical distancing' approach

  Emulate Institut Jantung Negara's 'physical distancing' approach

Time to come down hard on social-cum-political distancing

   Time to come down hard on social-cum-political distancing

Let's break the ranking chain pandemic once and for all

   Let's break the ranking chain pandemic once and for all

Economics the deciding factor?

   Economics the deciding factor?

We should advocate for a renewed normal instead

    We should advocate for a renewed normal instead

Importance of practising anti-Covid-19 measures

   Importance of practising anti-Covid-19 measures

Let us learn from Cikgu Covid

Let us learn from Cikgu Covid

1969 curfew was tougher

   1969 curfew was tougher

Plan now for back-to-campus trip

   Plan now for back-to-campus trip

Online education? Think again

   Online education? Think again

Letting students go home benefits all

   Letting students go home benefits all

Global solidarity will ensure survival of humanity

  Global solidarity will ensure survival of humanity

Going back to 'old' normal

   Going back to 'old' normal

Getting wiser under the extended MCO

   Getting wiser under the extended MCO

Tabligh's dented image must be put right

  Tabligh's dented image must be put right

Change the world with conscience

  Change the world with conscience

The tabligh disconnect?

   The tabligh disconnect?

Paying heed to state of mind during Covid-19

   Paying heed to state of mind during Covid-19

Truly a man for all seasons

   Truly a man for all seasons

Don't allow lockdown to lock up the mind

  Don't allow lockdown to lock up the mind

Winning the Covid-19 war

   Winning the Covid-19 war

Pawns in the ranking game

   Pawns in the ranking game

Cyberbullying can be fatal, too

   Cyberbullying can be fatal, too

Will we learn from the viral episodes?

Will we learn from the viral episodes?

How should disruptions be handled?

   How should disruptions be handled?

Education of today and beyond

    Education of today and beyond

It's about courage, not size

It's about courage, not size

Remain rational at all times

Remain rational at all times

Creating a conscious global community

   Creating a conscious global community

A matter of discipline, not colour

   A matter of discipline, not colour

Education philosophy for the future

   Education philosophy for the future

Vision 2020 – where we went wrong

  Vision 2020 – where we went wrong

Insight on Kerala's inclusiveness

   Insight on Kerala's inclusiveness

Lessons from the games

   Lessons from the games

Climate change – to act or not to act

   Climate change – to act or not to act

China's might is right and its contradictions

   China's might is right and its contradictions

Education for nation-building

   Education for nation-building

Streamless education offers level playing field

   Streamless education offers level playing field

Dec 4, 1974 – a turning point

   Dec 4, 1974 – a turning point

Time to 'skip' the ranking game?

     Time to 'skip' the ranking game?

Which way education?

   Which way education?

IIUM to soar under Tunku Azizah

  IIUM to soar under Tunku Azizah

Pause and rethink S.T.R.E.A.M.

Pause and rethink S.T.R.E.A.M.

Learning from the community

Learning from the community

Shake off analogue mindset

   Shake off analogue mindset

Native games with a global reach

   Native games with a global reach

Redefining academia's role

   Redefining academia's role

How did we come to this?

    How did we come to this?

Academia under scrutiny

   Academia under scrutiny

Time for STREAMLESS education

Time for STREAMLESS education

Litmus test for Bulan Akademia

  Litmus test for Bulan Akademia


Role of Sejahtera in eliminating poverty

  Role of Sejahtera in eliminating poverty 

Embracing sejahtera for shared prosperity

  Embracing sejahtera for shared prosperity


USM alumni can help

   USM alumni can help

What about dignity?

    What about dignity?

USM, the varsity Hamzah built,holds pride of place for many

   USM, the varsity Hamzah built,holds pride of place for many

It’s everyone’s burden now

   It’s everyone’s burden now

We need our own Greta Thunberg to save the planet

   We need our own Greta Thunberg to save the planet

The digital era – boon or bane?

  The digital era – boon or bane?

THE MORAL OF SI TANGGANG TALE RINGS TRUE IN BELAGAVI

   THE MORAL OF SI TANGGANG TALE RINGS TRUE IN BELAGAVI

Collaborating to humanise education

  Collaborating to humanise education

Tackling suicidal tendencies

   Tackling suicidal tendencies 

The Mugabe legacy

   The Mugabe legacy

​ Ensuring better access to education for the disabled

   Ensuring better access to education for the disabled

Share our values Malaysian style

  Share our values Malaysian style


A Merdeka wish for peace

   A Merdeka wish for peace

Fly the flag with love and respect

   Fly the flag with love and respect

Reforming beyond Yoda's principle

   Reforming beyond Yoda's principle

MH17: The quest for justice

     MH17: The quest for justice

Cellphones the new smokes?

  Cellphones the new smokes?

‘I am a kampung boy’

    ‘I am a kampung boy’

A Bhutan guide for VMY 2020

   A Bhutan guide for VMY 2020

Bhutan's happiness mantra and values-based education

 Bhutan's happiness mantra and values-based education