Addressing a polarised Malaysia

Wong Chin Yoong

The writer believes that the optimal response towards political and social polarisation is to create a national identity that becomes the pivot of all the different communities in the country. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 22, 2023.

THE recent six-state elections, which resulted in a status quo, showed that the political and social fissure in the country is deepening more than ever: rural and suburban folk throwing their support behind Perikatan Nasional (PN) versus urbanites voting for the unity government. More specifically, the majority of Malay choosing PN and the Chinese, DAP.

The nation appears to be polarised politically along the ethnic and geographical lines.

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