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Of Chopsticks & Cultural Assimilation

Altaf Deviyati, Director of Operations, IMAN Research | Dr Thum Ping Tjin, Managing Director, New Naratif

14-Dec-21 18:00

Of Chopsticks & Cultural Assimilation

Tonight, we unpack Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's controversial remarks on the cultural assimilation of non-Malays in the country. First, we look at the claims he made about the Malaysian Chinese community, and how racial dynamics have shaped our politics. Then, we discuss cultural assimilation in the region, and whether it really ought to be an aspiration for the Malaysian society.

Image Source: IZZ HAZEL, Shutterstock

Produced by: Natasha Fusil, Juosie Loo

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn


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