Dr Teh Su Thye | The world mourns on Nelson Mandela Day
Since 2009, the world has celebrated Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, which is Madiba’s (Mandela’s clan name) birthday. This is a day to celebrate the legacy of great peacemakers of our time, who passed away on Dec 5, 2013. Ironically, today many around the world mourn in sadness as conflicts killed 298 innocent people in Flight MH17 and many more in the worsening aggression in Gaza.
The world today is in dire need of leaders like Madiba. Despite the unprecedented advancement in technology and communications, our world is still deeply divided and experiencing some of the most cruel conflicts, killings, and inhuman acts of extremism.
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