Sunday, September 7, 2008

The cherry on top...

There has been much ado about the recent uproar, when it was reported that a Malay UMNO politician has commented during the latest Permatang Pauh election that "Chinese were immigrants" who will never achieve the equal rights amongst races.

Many people have written on the blogs, to the newspaper, and even voiced out their discontentment through the media...I on the other hand, have turned completely numbed myself to to sexist and racist insults, the talk of Malay supremacy hurled by politicians...*sigh*...they do me no good...nor do I benefit from fuming over it...

So this post, isn't an expression of anger...but rather, disappointment that eats into one's guts...

Malaysia has always declared its ever tolerance on racism, and how this country of many races have managed to live in harmony...

But year 2008 have proved its real worth...

Thanks to this old man, and his megalomaniac ego...

A simple apology, mistake or not, would have soothed a raging tempest...yet, he managed to brew more wrath across the nation by remaining defiant and even tearing up a poster of a co-partner...an act
utter disrespect, if you'd ask me...towards someone who once worked with him...

It was on August 23, when it was reported that Datuk Ahmad Ismail made those racist remarks...there was a complete silence from him, for a good 10 days before he appeared to make a statement...He says that he was in Thailand for a sports tournament, and could not be reached...his defense for his remark, was that he was making historical reference to pre-Melacca days...

Well, that isn't for me to judge if its right or wrong...what puzzles me, is that if his claim of the media "manipulating" his speech was really true, why did it take him 10 days to break his silence?...I mean, if I were to put myself in his shoes, I would come straight up to clear my name...after all, I have a reputation to bear...

Even assuming that his remarks were wrongly reported, his reaction and dealings with this whole issue would certainly not win him the Politician of The Year Award...why, he may even rank lower than Prime Minister Abdullah, or Deputy Prime Minister Najib...or even Samy Vellu for that matter!!!...(which reminds me, I've not ranted about Samy Vellu for a long time now...*sigh*...I kinda miss the drama he creates...)....

So yes, we Chinese are immigrants...Indians too...and so are all the people of the world...welcome to GLOBALIZATION, dude!!...borders are no longer closed...people no longer confined...and lets not forget, the Malays aren't exactly aborigines of this country too...if we were to remember correctly, the founder of Melacca which is to be the second sea-port after Singapore...was from Palembang, Indonesia...

And no, nobody can rebuke that...I studied it 10 years ago, but I still remember till now...I know my stuff too...

But that aside, nobody can deny that each race, has contributed to the growth of this country to a certain extend...I'm sure people would agree...that the Chinese are the pillar of Malaysia's economical growth, Indians give the hardest labour skills in construction and agriculture...which is also a large contribution to the economy...and the Malays, handle the political side of it...

Any of the races is singled out, and the foundation of one country collapses...I believe that this is the same for every country in this world...Nobody is more superior than another, though some may think that way...Hiding beneath the difference of skin colour, language, culture and religion...we are still the same...what makes us more different than the other??...besides the bias-ness and prejudice that we create in our minds?...

Malaysia is tired...and so am I...it has taken too many blows...this racial issue being one of its latest...and with September 16 drawing closer, I'm wondering if my country would be strong enough to walk through it...or will it be the last straw that throws us into greater turmoil and chaos...

1 comment:

Juanito said...

back then i was younger, i guess i would hv literally whacked this pig faced basket!!!

bloody donkey... he doesnt know that his remarks and actions are so degrading... i just hope he gets a heart attack and die on the spot..