A pretty tale of Ma and the maiden

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2006) A pretty tale of Ma and the maiden. New Sunday Times - Comment.

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BY the time the muezzin called for maghrib prayers at the Masjid Kapitan Kling in Penang last weekend, the Gong Xi Fa Cai National Open House was about to wind down. As some Malaysians congregated at the mosque, the songs of celebration in conjunction with the open house were relayed over the nearby loudspeakers. Streams of people were mingling in front of the mosque as the chingay troupes skilfully showed off their artistic performances. Meanwhile, at the nearby "Little India" it was more than just business as usual. Nowhere else can these scenes be true except in Malaysia which is noted for its tolerance and richness as a confluence of many cultures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia > DS591-599 Malaysia. Malay Peninsula. Straits Settlements
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 05:07
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 05:07
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33443

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