The riots that broke out on May 13, 1969, undoubtedly changed the course of Malaysian history, but many still feel they do not have a complete understanding of the tragedy.

An overwhelming 87 percent of respondents in a survey commissioned by Malaysiakini said they would like to "understand the May 13 tragedy better", with a similar number wanting it to be included in the national syllabus.

By Malaysiakini, 15 May 2019