Racial Tensions in Malaysia
Posted by Jack Stephens on September 16, 2007
The Cicak posts a video from a BBC interview with Malaysia’s foreign minister. Some of the questions asked to the minister were:
Sarah Montague from the BBC asks Foreign Minister Dato Seri Syed Hamid Albar about the “rising resentment” from Indian and Chinese Malaysians about Malay rights and privileges.
1. Is it fair that it’s easier for Malays to get into universities compared to Chinese and Indians?
2. How can Chinese and Indians feel a sense of belonging when they can’t get access to top cabinet posts?
3. There are foreign investors “cashing out” of Malaysia because of privileges accorded to Malays. What do you think?
4. Is the constitutional right to profess and practice one’s religion becoming increasingly meaningless?