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Can a banned author become the next Sasterawan Negara?

Faisal Tehrani appears to best reflect the new breed of Malay literary activists that the education minister is trying to bring to the fore.

Former Bangladesh military dictator Ershad dies at 89

Hussain Muhammad Ershad who was also a prolific poet died due to complications from old age in a Dhaka Hospital today.

Lawyer-poet who started free legal aid service gets Bar Council’s highest...

From ‘5 cent’ lawyer to Nobel literature nominee, Cecil Rajendra talks about his early struggles in being a pro-bono lawyer to becoming a renowned poet.

Why snub writer-poet Cecil Rajendra at literary fest, ask supporters

They are shocked the writer, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, was not invited for the George Town Literary Festival.

French poet’s suicide letter goes under hammer

Best known for his collection of poems Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), Baudelaire was 24 at the time he wrote the letter to his mistress Jeanne Duval in June 1845.

Turkish dervishes whirl for Rūmī anniversary

Every year in Konya, Turkey, whirling dervishes commemorate the death of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, and this has become a major tourist attraction.

No malice intended in covering up statue, says Negeri MB

Mohamad Hasan says it was done out of respect for the Indian philosopher.