The five social contracts: To reinvent Malaysia, deconstruct Malaysia


Tunku Abdul Rahman (right) and Tun VT Sambanthan (centre) with the entourage upon returning from London after signing the Federation of Malaya agreement. - Filepic

MALAYSIA works on five – not just one – social contracts beyond the Federal Constitution.

The first, while richly storied but hardly shared in daily conversations, involves the delegation led by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, with Tun HS Lee and Tun Sambanthan in tow, to urge London to agree to a peaceful transition of power.

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