Let Malays be more Malay, says DAP lawmaker

Looi Sue-Chern

Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim says 15th century warrior Hang Tuah, a figure admired by Malays, was a 'hardcore Malay' who spoke 12 languages and embraced diversity. In dealing with identity politics, Sim says the various races should embrace who they are. – The Malaysian Insight pic, March 24, 2018.

MALAYSIA cannot do away with identity politics, which is shaped by one’s religion, ethnic, culture, language, social class, gender and other aspects of their identity, said DAP lawmaker Steven Sim.

The Bukit Mertajam MP said it was the wrong question to ask people whether they identified themselves as Malaysians or by their respective races first.

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