When being Malay is no longer good enough

Dina Zaman

LAST year, we undertook a project to meet with Malay-Muslim youth and to find out how they felt about their identities as Malays and Muslims. The project is still ongoing.

What started out as a project based on our curiosity morphed into something bigger – in fact, we were quite naive when we first started out.

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  • Non-Malays in Singapore and Suvarnabumi -- called Malaya erroneously by the British as Malaiyur was in Sumatra -- who embraced Islam after Merdeka remain non-Malays. Read definition of Malay in Article 160 of the Federal Constitution.

    Posted 5 years ago by Joe Fernandez