Murad: No racism and no hate speech in Malaysia

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Murad: No racism and no hate speech in Malaysia

One cannot exactly put a finger on who entirely is to blame for the rise of racism in Malaysia, although the media does play a major role in contributing to it, Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Murad Merican speaks to AWANI Review’s Zakiah Koya.

Malaysia may have the concept of race, as one is categorised from birth itself. However, the concept of racism is something which is not inherent in us, but a constructed doctrine that we have imported from the West. Professor Datuk Dr Ahmad Murad Merican of the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (Cenpris), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) says that it is time Malaysians came together as races against racism.  Racism is defined as the “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed...

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