Still struggling with Bangsa Malaysia

Young minds: Attitudes among the more than three million 18-year-old voters helped political parties that played up racial and religious sentiments make huge gains in Malay heartland seats during the general election, says Abdul Muqit. – Filepic/The Star

DO you accept that this part of the world is the “Malay region”? You don’t? Then you need to leave Malaysia.

This is what some of our Malay Muslim youth think. Also, they believe that non-Malay Muslims can only hold important government posts such as Attorney General, Chief Justice or Finance Minister after they swear to accept Malay supremacy. And that despite dominating politics and government institutions, Malays are still threatened because non-Malays control the economy.

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