“Eh, you know that Malay actress?” asked the Chinese lady.
“Which one?” replied the Malay lady.
“Haiya! The one in all of those Malay dramas lah. Fasha Sandha! She’s my neighbour you know.”
“Oh! Wah! You actually know these Malay celebrities! Quite good for a Chinese.”
“I don’t actually. She happened to appear on the AEC channel once lah. And I noticed she looked familiar.”
This may seem like a fairly innocent conversation to many. But I see it as something disturbing that shows the polarisation of the many races in Malaysia. From my point of view, this is just evidence of the segregation that has crept into the lives of Malaysia’s so-called multi-racial society.
Even the entertainment industry has been polarised. Malays will watch Malay dramas, Chinese watch Chinese dramas and Indians watch Tamil dramas. [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]