Monday, May 09, 2011
Aiyoh! What is happening la?
Events in Malaysia over the last few weeks have really been mind-bogglingly confusing and scary and funny. All at the same time.
Najib and his supporters are still mouthing the 1Malaysia slogan although a little less confidently than before. And I think the other slogan, Rakyat DiDahulukan is all but forgotten in the political parties' race to see who can outdo whom in the circus centre-ring.
First, we hear of the leader of a race-based political party, MCA, telling the Chinese communities that unless they choose MCA in the next general election they (Chinese) stand to lose representation in Parliament. This is followed a few days later by more threats to the Chinese from no-less than the Prime Minister himself! I paraphrase, but he more or less said, "Unless you vote for Barisan Nasional and MCA you flers are fucked!" If that is the way things are done in Bolehland then I pity the Eurasian flers. And the Orang Asli brethren. With the kind of representation they have in Parliament they're fucked for sure. Wait a minute...I think they already are. Sorry guys. Maybe you want to consider starting up parties of your own. Since it has been said many times by the Prime Minister and other YB's that Malaysia is not ready and should not have a 2-party system then perhaps the more parties we have the better.
The latest issue to come up is this ridiculous accusation by Umno-controlled daily, Utusan Malaysia that there are plans afoot by certain political parties and Christian groups to turn Malaysia into a Christian country!!! And that a Christian prime minister (or non-Muslim one) is so totally unacceptable. This is all beginning to sound like a school yard fight, doesn't it? Among children with nothing else better to do because the teacher is not looking or caring or using the students to start something for their (the teachers) benefit. And some more those flers keep quoting the Malaysian Constitution! When it is clearly written in the Constitution that what they (Utusan and their supporters) are claiming is WRONG! Read this report.
I think the events of the past few weeks must finally make all Malaysians realise that we are ALL Malaysians. That this is OUR country. That we must ALL work TOGETHER, regardless of race and religion for the future of our Children and our HOME!!! Regardless of what colour we are, which God or Allah or gods we worship. What language we speak. What clothes we wear. What food we eat.
We are Malaysians.