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Can Anwar redeem Malaysia from its bondages to race and religion?

From Terence Netto

Anyone who has lived as long as Anwar Ibrahim, 74, must recognise a terrible monotony in our national problems.

The inequities imposed by sectarian conceptions of race and religion have shackled the Malaysian polity for four decades at least.

Incidentally, it was 40 years ago that Anwar made his entry into the government of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, justifying his advent there by telling the Abim council he headed that he would be prime minister in 11 years.

It transpired that Anwar was excessively optimistic.

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