Wuhan virus: Uproar in Malaysia over outbreak takes on racial, xenophobic tones

The uproar in multiracial Malaysia over the perceived mishandling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak points to growing racial and xenophobic sentiments, especially among the country’s Malay-Muslim majority.

No new cases have surfaced since four Chinese nationals, all from Wuhan, tested positive for the virus last Saturday, and no local transmissions have been reported.

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