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Being Malaysia, truly Malaysia

Being Malaysia, truly Malaysia

It’s been 49 years since Malaysia became a nation, when Tunku Abdul Rahman said that 10 million people of many races now join hands in freedom and unity. But even back then, the vision of what was to become Malaysia was contested. What remains of the vision of Malaysia today? And how do we celebrate Malaysia Day as Malaysians?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Merdeka and the rise of citizens

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Merdeka and the rise of citizens

MALAYSIANS are no longer content to watch the official government-organised Merdeka parade on their televisions. Instead, they have been taking to the streets to celebrate Merdeka in their own way. What’s behind these different celebrations and do they make Malaysians unpatriotic?

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Najib’s legal reforms legacy

Najib’s legal reforms legacy

Malaysia will be more open and democratic with “revolutionary” new laws that will herald a “new era”, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Really? Has Najib made good on his promises? We take a look at the prime minister’s legacy of legal reforms since Malaysia Day 2011.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Reimagining Malaysia

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Reimagining Malaysia

UNTIL recently, Malaysia had been celebrating independence with parades and banners proclaiming the number of years that have passed since 1957. This inaccuracy has been brought to light over the past few years as more people begin to understand the significance of 16 Sept 1963, when Malaysia was formed. People and politicians alike have now [...]

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<em>Found in Malaysia Vol 2</em> is launched

Found in Malaysia Vol 2 is launched

  The Nut Graph has continued exploring our shared migrant roots as Malaysians through the Found in Malaysia series of interviews on the website. Now, we’ve compiled another 50 interviews with notable local personalities into a second book, Found in Malaysia Volume 2. Published by ZI Publications, the book will soon be available at bookstores [...]

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<em>Found in Malaysia</em> book launch

Found in Malaysia book launch

WHAT better day to unveil The Nut Graph‘s Found in Malaysia book than on Malaysia Day on 16 Sept 2010 last week. The book is after all, a compilation of interviews with prominent Malaysians of different lineage on what their Malaysian identity means. Found in Malaysia, published by ZI Publications and now available in good [...]

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