Facing up to issues

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli Facing up to issues. New Sunday Times.

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    I WOULD like to thank Ariff Shah R. K. for his letter to the editor (New Straits Times, Feb 11) on matters of the "Paraiyars" that have been causing much anxiety recently. I appreciate his thoughts and viewpoints -- which at the end of it all -- do not differ much from what I wrote in my Feb 6 column. Ariff seemed to concur that the Paraiyars "were indeed once landowners who lost their land, advisers to the kings, farmers, musicians, singers and members of the manual workforce" and directed the cause to the divide-and-rule policy of the British. I believe that there are other opinions and clarifications of the subject which would further enrich the arguments. Indeed, this is what is called for, and my articles are all with this aim in mind. As we move towards the year 2020, we as Malaysians must cultivate a healthy culture of seeking to share knowledge for the sake of building a greater understanding of each other and the local society. It is not just a matter of our origins from generations ago.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion > BL270 Unity and Plurality
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Pn Sukmawati Muhamad
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 14:40
    Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 17:19
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31963

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