Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Kampung Medan revisited

On March 8, 2001 the tranquility of the Kampung Medan and adjacent areas erupted into racial clashes between Malays and Indians which saw six dead and 200 people injured.

The incident sent shockwaves around the country as it bore the hallmarks of the May 13 1969 racial riots and demonstrated the fragility of race relations.

Questions still remain: Who were the perpetrators? With so many people dead and injured from the violence, why hasn't anyone been charged? took a drive to the area and asked residents about the incident, their experiences and the state of race relations in the Kampung Medan and Kampung Dato Harun areas.

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