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Race, religion still rallying cries in ‘New Malaysia’

Tens of thousands of Malay Muslims took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on December 8 to oppose Malaysia’s adoption of a United Nations (UN) convention against racial discrimination amid fears that privileges enjoyed by the Malay majority and Islam’s status as the country’s official religion would be threatened. When Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad addressed […]