Workers hang Malaysian flags ahead of celebrations for the country's 62nd anniversary of independence on August 31. Photo: ReutersWorkers hang Malaysian flags ahead of celebrations for the country's 62nd anniversary of independence on August 31. Photo: Reuters
Workers hang Malaysian flags ahead of celebrations for the country's 62nd anniversary of independence on August 31. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s racial and religious divisions widen as opposition seeks political gain

  • Fake images of the national flag and inflammatory comments by a preacher are among the recent developments ratcheting up ethnic and religious tensions in multiracial Malaysia
  • Even the police chief has called the situation concerning, though he says it is still ‘manageable’ security-wise

Topic |   Malaysia
Workers hang Malaysian flags ahead of celebrations for the country's 62nd anniversary of independence on August 31. Photo: ReutersWorkers hang Malaysian flags ahead of celebrations for the country's 62nd anniversary of independence on August 31. Photo: Reuters
Workers hang Malaysian flags ahead of celebrations for the country's 62nd anniversary of independence on August 31. Photo: Reuters
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