Jul 23, 2008

Malaysian or Malay?

Decades ago, Malay, Chinese, and Indian were divided into racial line. 13 may proved everything that racial sentiment still alive in Malaysia after independent. The major race, Malay is talking about their unity. Now my question is what will happen to the minorities? Can everyone start talk about their own race unity from today?

Malaysian politicians should realise that in this age of globalization, real competition comes from people of another country. The government should be mindful of the fact that race-oriented policies will dampen investments climate and people’s spirit to competency.

What we have in Malaysia is the majority seems to be vulnerable of themselves and their position. Minorities have no confident on majority’s ruling. Should DAP, Gerakan, MCA, MIC, PPP and HINDRAF start their respective race builds for Indian and Chinese unity? What will happen if everyone starts uniting among themselves? How about “BANGSA MALAYSIA” then?

If UMNO is sincere , why not talk to all PR component parties namely Keadilan, DAP and PAS jointly for a united Malaysia and help the PR government to rule the state now in their development programmes rather than spending huge sums of unnecessary and wasteful taxpayer’s money forming a parallel government in PR ruled states.

Malays should believe multiracial liberalism concept, then only we able to form strong and competent Malaysian. After 50 years of national independence we are still talking about unity among Malays, among Chinese, among Indians and among other races. These should be the issues of the past and now as Malaysian we should get on the progress and developments upon Vision 2020. Not more racial sentiments!


< naga > said...

The root of the racism problem in Malaysia is the Ketuanan Melayu. Abolish this Ketuanan Melayu and establish meritocracy.

This will result in raced-based parties like MIC, MCA and UMNO to cease to exist unless they abandon racist policies and start focusing on sound economic policies.

PAS will have to abandon its dream of establishing a religious state, instead it could plan of establishing a secular state with religious values.

This will lead to 2 party system where both parties will strive for economic excellency, and this could only be beneficial for its people and country.

Vj said...

Buah jambu, buah mangga
Buah tempatan lazat rasanya
Kalau Melayu sahaja wujud di Malaysia
Orang asli datangnya dari mana

Satish said...

So true man..i luv dis article..ur rite..shudnt unite among ur own race..sould unite with other races too!!...baru la malaysian..

தமிழ் மாறன்™ வேலாயுதம் said...

muzakarah muzakarah -nu, nambele seynchi vidame iruntha seri pa ...

vasantarao appalasamy said...

@naga- yea bro,2 party system will strengthen our nation's economy and build a strong and competent Malaysian.

@vj- nice pantun.. hope to read from u more.. hehehe...

@satish- it will be nice if every Malaysian citizen have same thoughts like u.

@தமிழ் மாறன் வேலாயுதம்- dont worry bro, PAS will not forget that most of the of Malaysian Indian was voted for them in the general election... they are the true Islam that never been fanatic and discourage racism...

geetha said...

I believe PAS is a principled party and will not easily give up the PR's vision n mission..
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DanielYKL said...

Unity is about coming together in one heart and one spirit. You must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as God has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity. There should be one body in one spirit.

It will be difficult to have true unity with all the race based parties - UMNO, MIC and MCA.

BTW Vasan, thanks for visiting my blog. Keep it coming.

zrestha said...

u r right fren...love ur articles