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In Malaysia, hopes for racial unity as Independence Day approaches. The reality? Growing division

August in Malaysia usually sees a month-long swell in patriotic feel-good sentiment as the nation looks forward to Independence Day celebrations on the 31st – but this year, instead of nationalistic cheer, bubbling racial issues are causing turbulence among citizens and within the multi-ethnic Pakatan Harapan coalition.The recent racially charged public furore over issues such as the presence of controversial Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik in Malaysia, the introduction of Arabic-Malay…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, In Malaysia, hopes for racial unity as Independence Day approaches. The reality? Growing division, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you In Malaysia, hopes for racial unity as Independence Day approaches. The reality? Growing division

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Saturday, 17 August

 

 

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