In recent months politicians, including former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad and Kedah Menteri Besar Sanusi Nor, have referred to history while making statements many deemed inflammatory.
Why have they been doing this and, more crucially, what does it say about the ways history have been both taught and understood in Malaysia? What can we do to fix that?
BFM discusses this and more with independent historian Dr Ranjit Singh Malhi and open its lines to hear what listeners have to say.
Produced and presented by: Sharaad Kuttan and Sharmilla Ganesan
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