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“I only see him as a man”

NORZAILIN LATIF & CHRISTIAN DINESH SIVALINGAM – Malaysians (Interviewed in 2018)

AILIN AND DINESH HAVE BEEN DATING FOR 10 years. Ailin is Muslim and Dinesh is Christian. One of the questions she was often asked then was why chose an Indian man when there are so many Malay men to choose from. Perhaps what her friends and family did not understand is that in love, we cannot always choose the race or religion of our partner.

As happy as they are together, Ailin is resigned to the fact that she may never have kids. She respects Dinesh for who he is and does not expect him to change his religion for her. For this reason, they may never marry.

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