After over 20 rounds of Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogues held at various locations throughout the country, Khairy Jamaluddin, the Minister of Youth and Sports and de facto TN50 coordinator, found that Malaysian youths desire to be known more as Malaysian rather than through their ethnic identities.1
This post-racial posturing is interesting though not altogether surprising. Firstly, every Malaysian under the age of 30 was born after 1987 into an era of high-performing growth and rapid development. They went to school under the aegis of Bangsa Malaysia and Vision 2020, both of which were forward-looking philosophies designed to usher the nation into the twenty-first century.
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