the mudpond

It's good to let things breathe in your imagination because often your initial response to it is not the best thought-through response. I savour little glimpses of life. Mine and those of people who turn me sideways and around. Friend or stranger. Even a child. (the world looks different from down there) Sometimes an author, photographer, artist. I let things saturate and incubate here. Hopefully, deeper meanings can percolate up and flower.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A stray cat.


1000 Women of Peace

A record of 199 individuals and groups have been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Among the groups nominated is 1000 PeaceWomen.

"1000 is a symbol. It is a symbol of saying: peace is not a dramatic activity but rather is accomplished bit by bit. Peace is not an individual act. You cannot make peace alone. "
~Kamla Bhasin, Projektkoordinatorin India~

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The project serves to recognise and acknowledge the commitment of women who work for peace. Experts in their own fields, they commit themselves daily to the cause of peace and justice, often under the most difficult circumstances.

The names of the 1000 Partners for Peace from over 50 countries, jointly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 has just been released. Publication of their names is to serve the long- term public awareness of these women's work and is not intended to influence in any way the decision of the Nobel Committee.

And among these courageous 1000 women who are beacons of hope to their own peoples are Malaysians Zainah Anwar, founder of Sisters in Islam and Tenaganita director Irene Fernandez.

More profiles on Irene Fernandez and
Zainah Anwar.

Also among the other 98 joint-nominees of 1000 PeaceWomen are: 3 Singaporeans, 6 Aussies, 91 Indians, 9 Nepalis, 11 Afghans, 16 Bangladeshis, 4 Burmese, 8 Cambodians, 81 Chinese, 9 from Hong Kong, 18 Taiwanese, 23 Indonesians, 2 Iraqi, 6 Japanese....

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