The Kedah-Penang Issue: When History Influences Modern Politics
Professor Dato' Dr Ahmad Murad Merican, Professor of Social and Intellectual History, International Islamic University Malaysia | Noor Netusha Nusaybah, President, Imagined Malaysia
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Kedah’s Menteri Besar Dato Seri Muhammad Sanusi Nor recently made headlines over a claim that Penang belongs to Kedah. His comments have spurred both criticisms and support, most notably from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim calling the remarks "irresponsible". So first, we unpacked the truth behind these claims from a historical perspective. And then later, we talked about the use of history in contemporary politics.
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Produced by: Alia Zefri, Kelly Anissa, Sharaad Kuttan
Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Lee Chwi Lynn
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