Maszlee and the return of dangerous political fault lines


I RECALL the parable where a group of blind men were asked to describe an elephant. Each blind man touched a different part of the elephant, and thus each described something completely different – none of them succeeding in providing an accurate description.

One could imagine something similar with regards to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, and the controversy surrounding his retention of the 90% bumiputera quota for matriculation students, and his association of this issue with the alleged cases of companies requiring Chinese language proficiency for racist reasons.

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