Race-y reflections


Dr Mahathir announcing the formation of a new coalition comprising Malay-based parties, non-governmental organisations, academics and professionals, recently. – AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

THE last thing the country needs is another political entity that champions race and religion exclusively. Who cares if it’s called a coalition, movement, or political party?

Malaysia has allowed race and religion, as well as rampant corruption, to become the bane of its existence. This makes for such a toxic combination.

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Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.

   

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