Happily Ever After? #8: Controversial Folk Tales
Ninot Aziz | Ahmad Fuad Rahmat
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Happily Ever After? -- the show where we revisit the fairy tales we fell in love with once upon a time. A recent advertising kerfuffle has revived or reintroduced Malaysians to Dayang Senandung, an old Malay folklore that tells the tale of a cursed princess with a melodious voice. Is it a moral tale about society's obsession with outer beauty, or a blatant account of racism and prejudice against skin colour?
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