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Reclaiming the race debate

Reclaiming the race debate

THE national unity debate is an unresolved one, but one that Malaysians must not tire of if they are to prevent race relations from being hijacked for political ends. Recently, Malaysians showed they haven’t given up. Over 400 people attended a public forum on race relations by British anti-racism activist Dr Aneez Esmail on 16 […]

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Remembering 13 May

Remembering 13 May

Interview with Hassan Muthalib, a witness to the events of 13 May 1969, as featured on The Fairly Current Show. Lead pic on TNG home page is by Hassan, depicting a Malay/Chinese Malaysian kampung the day after 13 May IT’S been 40 years since the race riots of 13 May 1969. Every Malaysian is familiar […]

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A million 13 Mays

A million 13 Mays

AND so once again, we are on the cusp of the fateful day of 13 May. Tomorrow, we will be joined together in a state of national mourning over the passing of what many have described as Malaysia’s golden years. Year in, year out, Malaysians are reminded of the tragic events of 13 May 1969, […]

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Ketuanan Melayu rebutted

Ketuanan Melayu rebutted

“IF you live in Malaysia, you cannot have ketuanan Melayu. The word ‘ketuanan’ is alienating. Malaysia has Eurasians, Indonesians, Chinese, Indians, and so on. If anyone deserves to be called the ‘tuan’ of this land, it’s the Orang Asli.” Most Malaysians would be forgiven for thinking that it was a non-Malay Malaysian politician speaking out […]

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Defending customs, Malay unity and rights

Defending customs, Malay unity and rights

FROM 15 to 21 Nov 2008, the Malay press highlighted Raja Dr Nazrin Shah’s speech on integration; Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim’s comments on the position of the Malays; and the threat of a naked protest against the Selangor government’s plan to raise the rent for a public housing programme. Raja Nazrin’s speech […]

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