I am Zan Azlee first… then Malaysian, Muslim and and all that other crap!

I am Zan Azlee first!
By Zan Azlee

FEB 3 — When I meet people for the first time, I always introduce myself as such: “Hello! My name is Zan Azlee.”

But if the ruling government has its way, I would be introducing myself like this: “Salam 1 Malaysia! I’m Malay, Muslim and Malaysian. By the way, I happen to be Zan Azlee.”

And if the opposition has its way, I would be introducing myself thus: “HIDUP RAKYAT! I’m Malaysian, Malay and Muslim. By the way, BEBAS ANWAR!”

As far as I’m concerned, I am Zan Azlee first and everything else comes second. So we can forget about using the 1 Malaysia concept to define ourselves. In fact, we can also forget all those psycho-religiosi who angrily and fiercely say that they are Muslim first before anything else. Of course, what contributes to who I am is me being a Malaysian, being a Malay (a very impure one!), and also a Muslim (pure or impure is not for me to say!). [Click to read the rest of the article at The Malaysian Insider]

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