Figuring out our country


Security in numbers: Tending to live in public housing areas, Malays can easily accept other ethnic groups into their communities although they would prefer to live in all-Malay enclaves. — Filepic/The Star

A BELATED Happy New Year, everyone! And Happy Chinese New Year!

I spent a good part of 2023 talking to Malaysians and jotting down their thoughts on multiculturalism, acknowledgement, and whether unity was just a dream for many of them. Some views were expected and some were unexpected. A burning question was whether racism is an urban phenomenon and if it is confined to a minority or appears across different groups.

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