Non-Malays fret over their future under new Malaysian government

About 70 per cent of Malaysia's 32 million people are Malay Muslims and bumiputeras, while ethnic Chinese and Indians make up 23 per cent and 7 per cent respectively. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - The presence of mainly bumiputera-only parties in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's new government has stoked worries among Malaysia's non-Malay communities that their interests will take a back seat.

Housewife Theresa Thomas, 56, said she is very concerned that what "little rights" she has as a non-Malay will slowly erode under the new government.

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