Red vs Yellow!

yellowandred

A troubling development in terms of the symbolism of Malaysian identity is the racializing of the colours Yellow and Red following the recent of Bersih 4 protests.  The withdrawal of PAS a form the organizing and mobilizing of the Bersih movement and event has resulted in a visible difference in the crowd. There is a dearth of Malay participants, and consequently, the Bersih Yellow has come to signify the ‘Chinese interest’ rather than the intended symbolism of ‘Clean and Fair Politics’. The Bersih 4 march was swiftly followed by a definitively Malay Red shirt rally, filled all the ugly posturing that brings the deja vu of may 13th 1969  to older Malaysians.

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2015/9/15/colour-coded-racial-tensions-grow-with-malaysia-rallies

https://southeastasiaglobe.com/malaysia-redshirt-movement/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_May_incidenthttps://wordpress.com/post/koboiproject.com/121

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