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Peter T. C. Chang
Opinion

Opinion

Peter T. C. Chang

Mahathir’s new Malay dilemma: tackle poverty among the majority without excluding others, particularly the Chinese

Forty-eight years after his book diagnosing the problems ethnic Malays faced, Mahathir Mohamad is once again leading a country where Malays are still mostly poor, despite a decades-old economic policy that has favoured them and angered other groups

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Peter T. C. Chang

Peter T. C. Chang

Peter T. C. Chang is based at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. He is trained in the field of comparative philosophy and religion. His current research project looks at China's soft power and its impact on the Sino-Malaysia relationship specifically and the wider world generally.