Independent Thinking

2007 is a benchmark year for recalling events that transformed the Asian landscape forever, marking the 60th anniversary of the Partition of British India into the independent states of India and Pakistan, the 50th anniversary of Malaysian independence from Britain and the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule. 2007 also marks 60 years since the UN General Assembly approved the United Nations' Partition Plan for Palestine, in an attempt to find an expedient resolution to Britain's desire to withdraw from the Mandate of Palestine.

However, any reflection on colonialism and…

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