17 Jun '12, 12pm

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I was wrong. It’s nearly 22 months now and developments on race relations have been moving so fast lately that I have decided to write a piece now instead of waiting for my usual slot on the last Thursday of the month. Tomorrow is Malaysia Day, the day when the states of Sarawak and Sabah joined Malaya (then) in 1963 to form the Federation of Malaysia. It’s the first time the country celebrates the occasion with a public holiday. So it’s a good time to take stock of our race relations and understand the real problem we are confronting as a nation. In the process of searching for our nation’s multi-ethnic soul made complicated by political power plays, racial discord has recently reached a high pitch. Fortunately, more and more moderate, fair and sensible voices are coming out to oppose a small minority still hankering for the economic abuses, easy handouts and rent-seeking...

Full article: http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/overcoming-fea...

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