Seeking diversity in Malay cultural fest

Malaysians garbed in Japanese summer attire take part in the Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam on July 16. The fear of foreign ‘cultural encroachment’ seems to have driven Pembela to push for the forthcoming Malay Civilisation Day. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 25, 2022.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

CIVIL society group Islam Defenders’ Association (Pembela) reportedly insisted that the forthcoming Malay Civilisation Day that it planned to hold on July 30 was not a knee-jerk reaction to the successfully celebrated Bon Odori festival recently.

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