The NEP wake-up call


Chan Kok Leong

Kong Yong Thing says migrating overseas is just running away from one's problems. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 9, 2017.

The story of a nation is seen through the lives of its people. The Malaysian Insight speaks to citizens who were born in 1957 and are as old as Malaya’s independence. Their stories offer a glimpse of what being Malaysian means to them.

PREJUDICE and discrimination seemed to be a universe away during Kong Yong Thing’s childhood of school and basketball games with Chinese and Malay friends in Kuala Terengganu, the capital of the Malay heartland state of Terengganu on the east coast of the peninsula.


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