19 March 2016
Asia has always been a vast and complex region where diversity and pluralism were and remain the norm, but are we able to cope with the realities of such complexity today? Of late, there seems to be the growing tendency among some who wish to claim that public domain as theirs to define and police, ostensibly for the sake of a higher, transcendental moral good; but does that mean that the sacred is incompatible with our present-day understanding of diversity and difference?
… The writer is an associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.
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