SKYSCRAPERS and lampposts in Kuala Lumpur are still festooned with flags left over from independence day festivities at the end of August.
Fittingly, this week they were shrouded in the annual “haze” of smog from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Malaysia’s politicians are not in the mood to celebrate nationhood and unity. Rather, with an election in the offing, everything is a chance for political point-scoring.
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