COMMENT | Our recently celebrated Malaysia Day commemorates something quite interesting.
There are very few instances in history where different territories come together to form a new country.
It is likely that the opposite is more common: where a single country breaks up to form separate entities.
For me, the momentous coming together of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and our long-lost sibling Singapore is an even more significant event than Merdeka itself.
‘Coming together’ is a great theme for Malaysia Day itself, especially given how fragmented and divided we have become as a nation. One of these big divisions is of course within the...