Going beyond race, Chinese Malaysians champion universal causes


Gan Pei Ling Briana Leong

The 2008 elections was the watershed that sparked Chinese youth activism. – pic from Johor Yellow Flame Facebook, November 29, 2017.

GOING beyond race and culture, Chinese Malaysian youth groups are now running and supporting universal causes, such as human rights and environment, across the country.

The shift that began in the watershed 2008 general elections has seen new groups rise to take up causes that depart from traditional concerns of Chinese activism, such as preserving Chinese education by groups like Dong Zhong (United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia) and Jiao Zong (United Chinese School Teachers Association of Malaysia), said Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) chief executive officer Tang Ah Chai.


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  • Frankly, who has time for this fight? Life is too short, the world is too big for the best and brightest to even care for such a fight.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam