Malaysia’s challenges more complicated than race and religion, Melbourne forum told

The director of Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Project Ben Bland (left) posing the question if Malaysia is headed in the right direction to Iman Research's Dr Vilashini Somiah (centre) and Professor James Chin. — The Malaysian Insight pic, June 18, 2019.

MALAYSIA faces challenges more complicated than race and religion, a forum in Melbourne was told yesterday.

In a broad-ranging discussion, Professor James Chin, director of the Asia Institute at the University of Tasmania, and Dr Vilashini Somiah, the head of research at Malaysian think tank Iman Research, briefed Australians on issues Malaysia faced at a forum titled Building the New Malaysia: From elation to frustration.

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