A nation state is full of paradoxes (Part 1)

Veronica Lim Yi Hui

What makes you a Malaysian? – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 19, 2022.

ARE you Malaysian? How come?

If I were born in Johor in 1964, my nationality would be Malaysian. But had my parents decided to give up their pineapple plantation in Johor and taken me to Singapore, where they would sell chicken rice, my nationality would have been Singaporean.

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