Sunday, October 06, 2002

Lack of racial integration not healthy
for future of Malaysia, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The lack of racial integration and understanding of cultural differences among the younger generation of Malaysians is very unhealthy for the future of the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Sunday.

He said the present situation where youths in schools and universities tended to be seen moving and interacting only with those of their own race, could stunt any progress the country had achieved.

“Although the relationship between the different races in the country is good, racial polarisation in schools and universities is evident.

“They eat, study and play separately. We can say whatever activity they do, they do them only with friends of the same race,” he said, when opening the 49th Annual General Assembly of People’s Progressive Party in Putra World Trade Centre here.

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