Life in the Malay Utopia

Mariam Mokhtar

Modified 23 Aug 2010, 5:32 am

If Tunku Abdul Rahman were alive today, he would weep at the destruction of bridges he had built between the races in Malaysia.

In a speech to the Foreign Correspondents Association in May 1961, he warned us about “a small minority who did not think, feel, believe and work for the good of Malaya”.  Referring to national unity, he said: “This goal would not be achieved if the Chinese continued to think and talk of everything Chinese.”

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