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May 22, 2009

One People, One Nation… Possible?

Of course it is possible to have one people, one nation. Why is it that after more than 5 decades of nationhood, we are not one people, one nation? Well, we have the politicians to thank for that. They made sure that there would not be a united Malaysian nation sharing a common destiny with a single system and policy for all.

By purposeful design they keep us apart, desegregated through policies that cause anger and hate. They discriminated along racial and religious line. The reward a group of people and deprive another group, by this kind of selective policies and unfair implementations, they have divided us for their own political survival.

Sadly, these politicians who fan the flames of polarization for their personal benefits, they want to seen as champions for their community. They have constantly portrayed certain issue as being under threat and project themselves as standing for those rights. These short-term and shortsighted politicians are the serious obstacle to our unity.

Let me tell you that they will proclaim that others are out to grab their economic share of the cake. He will kiss the keris, while some stupid people like me demand to know why the keris used. He won’t be warned for the racial slurs but he will stand out as the hero of his community.

But when people come together on common issues that unite them irrespective of their ethnicity such as fuel hike protests, toll hike protests, BERSIH rally, Reformasi rallies and so on. The gatherings will be brutally dispersed. Truncheons used to beat up peaceful people and chemically laced water used to disperse the crowd that also had women and children in between the crowd.

What you say? They will not allow unity to be forged on common reasons, because this will be seen as a threat to their power and position. One people, one nation goal is possible only if our politicians willing to change their mindset.

2 comments:

Esywara said...

yeah true...
till now i dont understand....
i have seen many rallies in foreign countries from youtube tat held wihout any so called permits...

the rallying group would be surround by many police troups....
protecting the groups from any unwanted incidents....

but never dispersing them....

our Malaysia forces is a total contradiction.....

rallying peacefully is a trait of democration... when they going to/want to understand that...
i wonder...

Esywara said...

its not late yet for our politicians.. to change their frame of action... all these while their executive framework had kept us apart rather than uniting....

Umno - malay, Mca- Chinese, Mic - Indian....

this formulae had created a huge distance between us.... As we use these channels to solve our crisis, its again and again we are telling/calling our selves.... as Malaysian Malay.. Malaysian Chinese , or Malaysian Indian.... but never truly as 'I am a Malaysian'...

let see wheres Najib's " One Malaysia" going to take us to ....