Zakir Naik, balik India lah!
See! I told you that I will suggest a solution in my writing.
It took a former prime minister who used to lead the Malay-based party that ruled for sixty years to form another Malay-based party and make a promise to the Malays that their special privileges would not be taken away, to bring about a change in the government.
I have to stress that I am not saying having language requirements shouldn’t be allowed. What I am saying is that it can also be misused as a tool of segregation and racism.
I answer all your burning questions in my Talking Edge column at Options, The Edge.
Changing mentalities is what needs to be done instead of imposing laws that encroach on personal and individual freedom.
These are the fruits of Malaysia’s affirmative action.
Those who have reaped all the benefits of an unfair system are the ones objecting.
Haven’t we moved away from racist policies and discriminatory actions? This is one of the reasons many Malaysians voted out BN – because they were so entrenched in race-based politics.
We talk about handicrafts, racist sports and faux family recipes! Sexy stuff!
Racism is so deeply ingrained in our society that it appears natural.