Ethnic Chinese people light candles as they celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Malay and Malaysian: why Hongkongers need to learn the difference

  • With a rising number of Hongkongers inquiring about the Malaysia My Second Home scheme, the first step would be to get their facts straight about the multicultural country

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Ethnic Chinese people light candles as they celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
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Since protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

In decrying ‘foreign interference’, China should remember those times it has meddled in other countries’ affairs

  • Informed by a mix of resentment for past humiliations and pride in recent achievements, China paints itself as the victim of foreign aggression
  • A quick look back at history, however, reminds us of those times the Middle Kingdom was not only aggressor but occupier

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Since protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPA
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