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Ramon Navaratnam: “Malaysia first”

Ramon Navaratnam: “Malaysia first”

AT 77, there are many things Tan Sri Ramon V Navaratnam is thankful for. Topmost is the fact that all three of his sons and their families, including his four grandchildren, remain in Malaysia. “Thank God! I think there are not many left of my age [whose] children are all here. I think I did [...]

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Bayu Utomo: “Racism is like sin”

Bayu Utomo: “Racism is like sin”

Bayu Utomo Radjikin has won various accolades and awards for his abstract and cultural works. He is known for his evocative works dealing with local and international social commentary as well as the “Malay warrior” identity.

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“All-very-rojak” Liyana Fizi

“All-very-rojak” Liyana Fizi

In this Found in Malaysia interview, singer-songwriter and solo artiste Liyana Fizi talks about her rojak heritage, Malay privilege, a Raya tree and a woman’s midriff.

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Joanne de Rozario: “Why is race important?”

Joanne de Rozario: “Why is race important?”

TV personality and producer Joanne de Rozario has fond memories of the Malaysia she grew up in, and big hopes for the country she thinks it could be. She often wishes she could mark “human” when asked to tick her race in official forms.

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Believing in Malaysia

AWARD-winning journalist Zainon Ahmad is a story-teller. He has many stories because he has been reporting from the frontlines for more than 30 years. He joined the New Straits Times in 1978 and rose through the ranks to become the paper’s assistant group editor in 1997. From the mid- to late 1980s, he was made [...]

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“We must be Malaysian”

“We must be Malaysian”

AISHAH Jennifer Mohamed Sinclair has a name that encapsulates both her British and Malay heritage. She grew up in England for the first six years of her life before her family moved to Malaysia for good and where she is happy to be and to raise her daughter, Soraya Ann. In this candid interview about [...]

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