ST Deep Dive: Chinese whispers, race in Malaysia

Here's a round-up of recent commentaries and more by think-tanks in the region and elsewhere that could be of interest to those who watch Asia.

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History has shown that no Malay-based party in Malaysia can resist the temptation to utilise Islam as a political tool. 

This obviously applies to Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS). Likewise, the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) during its era of dominance that ended in 2008. 

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