The Malay supremacists and a divided nation @Mix-ups in search for missing plane expose Malaysia’s political tumult

Mix-ups in search for missing plane expose Malaysia’s political tumult – The Globe and Mail.

“One could argue that the government’s steep decline in popularity really started when Hishamuddin waved [the] Malay dagger … which many in the ethnic Chinese population interpreted as a threat,” says Dan Slater, a political scientist at the University of Chicago. “So he’s not a figure who’s likely to bring the country together in a moment of national crisis. He’s a person who will remind a lot of Malaysians why they started supporting the opposition in the first place.”

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