First published in MARCH 22 ― “We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us.” were Tunku Abdul Rahman’s words in his final broadcast to the nation as prime minister on August 30, 1970. This is the promise made duri [...]
First published in FEBRUARY 11 — There’s a T-shirt produced by the NGO Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia which reads “RACISM is so yesterday.” I wish it were the case but the reality is actually quite different. Racism and the poli [...]
Written by Dr Helmy Haja Mydin. First published in The New Straits Times on 24 July 2015. Many things revolve around race in Malaysia. It can be a particularly trying experience for a child of mixed heritage. When I was around 10, an Indian uncle  [...]