A Malaysia lost

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Uneven policies, overzealous politicians – these are among the reasons many Malaysians feel estranged from their beloved country. But it wasn’t always like this. There were once happier times...

I want to talk about the issue of belonging. It may seem like an old hat but it’s a perennial issue and a very important one. To many of us, it is a sore that needs to be tended to from time to time. And right now, that sore is acting up, looking angrier than ever, tumefied by the disease of race and religion that is spreading throughout the country.

I was born in this country 60 years ago. I’ve always considered this country my home. When I’m away from it for long spells, sometimes only a few weeks, I invariably feel homesick.


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