University student's first-class flight raises questions on Malaysia's race-based policies

Ms Tasnim Shah reportedly posted on Twitter earlier this month that she flew first class from London to Dubai. PHOTO: TASNIMSHAH_/TWITTER
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KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian woman who was studying at a public university has come under fire for posting photographs of herself flying first class on an Emirates flight, sparking debate on who is entitled to benefit from pro-Malay policies and whether the rich are taking advantage of them.

Many netizens said Ms Tasnim Shah, 23, appeared to be from a rich family, with some questioning if she has deprived an underprivileged student of a spot at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

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