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Netizens Troll Mahathir’s Controversial Statement On Assimilation

today14 December 2021

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Dr M: Pilihan raya M'sia akan datang 'peluang terakhir bersihkan negara', Berita Dunia - BeritaHarian.sg
source: Berita Harian

In case you missed it, on 12 December, former PM Tun Mahathir attended and spoke at the launch of his new memoir Capturing Hope: The Struggle Continues for A New Malaysia.

During this launch, Mahathir said a few things that were deemed incendiary, mostly relating to assimilation.

He spoke up about how the Chinese and Indians in Malaysia don’t identify simply as Malaysians but Chinese-Malaysian and Indian-Malaysian.

He was quoted saying, “They are born here, brought up here, grew up here, but they still link to (their ancestral roots). So this divides the people.

“Because of that (strong sense of racial identity), they cannot be assimilated.”

Dear Chinese Malaysians…
source: New Malaysia Herald

He continued to criticise the way the Chinese name their children, which led to many netizens scratching their heads.

He said, “Like changing names, for example, China decided to spell names with a lot of ‘X’, ‘Z’, and all…

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Written by: Ameera Rosli


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