Malaysiakini : We just want to 'criticise' Malays, not other groups, says Dr M.
Visu : The point one has to look at is that this conference is about Malay dignity. It is a real wonder what has happened to the Malay's dignity after 62 years of Malay hegemony; almost 100 % Malay control on every aspect of governance and government, with very little room for non-Malays to maneuver, always at the mercy of the Malay licensing rajah in control of every bit of regular and commercial life.
Dignity is defined as the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect. A conference on dignity of a race can only be done if the race feels it has lost that worth especially when it has been enjoying the supreme control. The real need of the hour would be for the Malays to ask why such an unworthy state of affairs ever arose.
Any lack of honour or respect to an individual or group of people needs introspection and in the case of Malays it can easily be identified as being due to disrespect of others. The bias shown towards others who are not Malays, is visible and painfully disrespectful, that it does not merit any according of honour or respect.
A policeman treats a Malay or even a Muslim with more respect then a Malaysian Indian or Chinese, an immigration officer favours a Muslim for immigration, refugees from Muslim countries are given refuge while those from non-Muslim nations are chased out, special financial priviliges given to Malays and Muslims, the list can go on and on, especially when one considers even when dog catchers from the Majlis (generally cat lovers), instead of silently carrying out their duty, get abusive and throw insults onto animal owners who love their animals like any other of God's many creations.
Surely the Malays must introspect as to why they have lost their dignity and not use this conference to add further unworthiness to their battered self image.
Freethinker : Tun, you forget that New Malaysia we voted for is for all Malaysians. Eradication of corruption. Helping all who are in need, freedom of Religion while Islam is the Official Religion for functions involving the state.
Govern with integrity and without racial or religion consideration for the better of the country and her people.
You have diluted PH's dream and are destroying the hope of a New Malaysia we all aspire for.
We don't need Umno 2.0 in Malaysia 2.0.
Pls step down and you make more damage to our dream of United Malaysia
I am not sure whether Zainal Kling
is aware of the pitfalls of ethnic nationalism as history is replete
with examples of how the relentless drive towards ethnic nationalism or
jingoism might end up in fascism.
Maybe on a lighter note, there
could be a feeling on the part of Zainal that he wants to be popular and
the only way to do this is get himself involved in the Malay congress,
so that he could take an extreme line.
But why for your own selfishness, there is a need to pit Malays against non-Malays.