Education is not only for building a common identity

By Ooi Kee Beng

December 2014 EDITORIAL
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Education is a key issue in nation building; in no other country has it been more evident than in Malaysia where so much contestation since the 1950s has been about school types and the language of instruction.As soon as self-governance was obtained in 1955, we already saw the appointment of a committee to review the educational situation in the country and suggest a new structure suitable for a fully independent Malaya. The Razak Report came out of that in 1956...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: