I BEGIN my column with two questions which have been resonating with me the past few months:
Is it so wrong to identify yourself as Muslim first?
Is it so wrong too, to identify yourself as a Malay first?
These questions bring me back to a certain time after hearing of the late Rehman Rashid’s death, and whenever I look back at the focus group discussions we had conducted for IMAN. The young Malaysians we met had expressed that they felt disempowered. Where did this all come from? How did we get here?