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Pork and Prejudice: Thoughts and Tropes from Being Chinese and Muslim in Malaysia

As much as we position our country as the epitome of inter-religious, interethnic harmony, it’s no secret that the race-based politics stemming from decades past has come to shape our culture that defines (and more often than we’d like, divides) itself along ethnic lines. That said, I’m no subject matter expert, nor am I here to trigger the ire of fragile sensitivities – these are real, boots-on-the-ground accounts of what has happened and what will probably keep happening for the foreseeable future.