Gawing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

The tale of one Iban man in Johor is a story of Malaysia’s diversity

  • The experience of Gawing, a Christian man who migrated from multiracial Sarawak to Johor state, holds lessons for how Malaysia can have a more progressive and dynamic future
  • East Malaysians are committed to the national language of Malay in contrast to ethnic Malays, says columnist Karim Raslan

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Gawing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim at a 2018 rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters

The Malaysian dilemma: can Mahathir and Anwar get Pakatan Harapan back on track?

  • The prime minister and the leader-in-waiting have seen much goodwill from last year’s stunning election win evaporate over succession squabbles and a lack of concrete reforms – and the opposition is gaining ground
  • Despite reassurances from the party leadership, some fear a return to the old rivalries between Mahatir and Anwar
Topic |   Malaysia

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Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim at a 2018 rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters
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