Rais Yatim: Unmask the Uncouth Cloaked in Faux Culture

CULTURALLY SPEAKING

Rais Yatim: Unmask the Uncouth Cloaked in Faux Culture

Former minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim takes to task Malays who hitch a ride on the glorious past of Islamic civilisation but remain culturally deficient. He voices his lament to AWANI Review’s Zakiah Koya.

In an effort to revive the pursuit, practice and enjoyment of high culture in the Malay world, there is a need to look at the Islamic civilisation of yesteryears which must encompass the Nusantara (the Malay region), says former cabinet minister Tan Sri Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim. Rais said Malay Muslims who reject or are ignorant of history, will not be enlightened, as “we are interrelated with history”. He was speaking at the first Global Premier Lecture Series organised by...

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