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Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Chinese in Malaysia is "better"

This is from the article, FEW, POOR AND SCATTERED - India has a stake in ethnic peace and stability in Malaysia, in The Telegraph by Sunanda K. Datta-Ray about the situation of Indians living in Malaysia.

The Chinese who comprise 23.7 per cent of Malaysia’s 27 million population are also perturbed by the drift from secularism, which alone can unite a multi-racial state in contented peace. The election announcement during the Chinese new year celebrations was seen as an insult. UMNO’s 2005 general assembly — when the party’s youth chief brandished a traditional Malay dagger (keris), threatening to bathe it in Chinese blood — awakened memories of the horrendous 1969 race riots. But the Chinese have weightage of numbers (they are in a majority in 26 constituencies), wealth (several millionaires), and political power (Penang state has a Chinese chief minister). They also have China and Singapore (especially Lee Kuan Yew) behind them. Indians are helpless in contrast.

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