Human rights through literary arts

Berita Harian

This was a report on a lecture by Dr Mohd Faizal Musa which was held on 9 May 2015, titled “Ideals of Excellence versus Ideals of Destruction”. The lecture is part of the Al-Bustan lecture series organised by the Department of Malay Studies of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the event was held at the Malay Heritage Centre. Dr Faizal, a Research Fellow from the Institute of the Malay World and Civilization at the National University of Malaysia who surveyed Malay historiography, literary texts and classical Malay proverbs, examined the “Ideals of Excellence versus Ideals of Destruction” concept introduced by the late Professor Syed Hussein Alatas, to discuss the humanistic, universal and Islamic values which can be found in these narratives.

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