28 Feb '16, 11pm

Malaysia a Divided Nation

Malaysia a Divided Nation

“Ideology knows the answer before the question has been asked. Principles are something different: a set of values that have to be adapted to circumstances, but not compromised away.” – George Packer COMMENT: One of the first topics I wrote on was the fracturing of the “Malay” polity into various schisms based on “ethnicity”, religion and political power. I believe and still do that the consequences of this would be dire. Not only will there be sectarian violence within the Malay community, but most probably – as has been documented in various parts of the Muslim world – the nature of the conflict would be religious based. If we are lucky, it would be between two extremes; but the reality will probably be that non-Malays will either have to leave this country, or latch on to whichever side that offers the least subservient role. The least subservient role is the only optio...

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