Rather than colonial legacies or memories, many Asians said they were drawn by the pomp and ceremony of the funeral at Westminster Abbey. Photo: AP
Rather than colonial legacies or memories, many Asians said they were drawn by the pomp and ceremony of the funeral at Westminster Abbey. Photo: AP

Why Malaysia, Singapore, India and other former British colonies in Asia watched Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral

  • Many Asians that tuned into the live broadcast of the late Queen’s funeral were attracted by the pomp and ceremony, novelty factor
  • Despite “racist and hierarchical” society that British rule in Asia was often associated with, some Asians saw a “more positive than negative” legacy

Rather than colonial legacies or memories, many Asians said they were drawn by the pomp and ceremony of the funeral at Westminster Abbey. Photo: AP
Rather than colonial legacies or memories, many Asians said they were drawn by the pomp and ceremony of the funeral at Westminster Abbey. Photo: AP
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