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Far easier to champion Malaysian rights — Dharm Navaratnam

Far easier to champion Malaysian rights — Dharm Navaratnam

May 24, 2017

MAY 24 — The suggestion by Amanah vice-president Muhajid Yusof Rawa to do away with race- and religion-based politics is most welcome.   In my mind though, this is something that should have happened a long time ago and not only be a suggestion almost 60 years after Merdeka.   Truth be told, Datuk Onn Jaafar was a leader ahead of his time.  He was brave enough to form the Independence of Malaya Party back in 1951, a party that was neither race- nor religion-based.   How... Read more

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