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What evry Msian needs to know about ‘race’, Pt1 Words and the world, or ‘bangsa’ in quest By Clive Kessler

By Clive Kessler | February 14, 2012 The Malaysian Insider FEB 14 — Do people still remember — many older folk do — that best-seller of the early 1970s (later a Woody Allen movie), David J. Reuben’s “Everything you always wanted to know about sex … but were afraid to ask?” The following discussion might be entitled (and, alas, there is no hope here of any Woody Allen movie “tie-in”) “What every Malaysian needs to know about ‘race’ … and probably needs, like it or not, to be told.” So this now tells you. This comment is offered as a straightforward and, it is hoped, clear and accessible discussion of what every Malaysian needs to know about “race”, and all else that swirls around it in everyday Malaysian linguistic usage and popular understanding. What is involved here is no trivial or arcane “academic” question. It is a nationally important, even fateful, matter. But, luck...

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