Holistic approach needed to regain people’s trust

AFTER a short lull of a month, Malaysians were just about to return to life without the protracted, racially charged, vitriolic exchanges between political leaders when we had “minor” reminders about how ingrained race is in our everyday discourse.

This time, the reminder came in the form of an assertion by Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy and racist rants by two Malaysian athletes.