Reproduced below is a portion – ‘Maklumat Ibu/Bapa’ (particulars of the father and mother) – of the National Registration Department birth certificate application form that Malaysian parents must fill.
Both the father and the mother are required to state their keturunan, a term generally translated as ‘Race’.
According to a Malaysiakini report (screenshot below) on 22 June 2011, Ramachandran Muniandy – better known as Hannah’s husband – and the Subang Jaya DAP state assemblyman had both filled ‘Anak Malaysia’ in the form’s keturunan box.
Besides seeking the creation of the DAP 2.0 ‘Anak Malaysia’ new race for their mixed parentage baby, the state assemblyman and her husband also identified their own ‘race’ as Anak Malaysia.
Since Ramachandran claimed in the NRD official documentation that his race is ‘Anak Malaysia’, this means he rejects being identified as an Indian. Similarly Hannah’s claim that her race is ‘Anak Malaysia’ means that she rejects being identified as a Chinese.
Both of them emphatically reject their race.
Now let’s look at how the opposition supporters have reacted to Ridhuan Tee whom they accuse as rejecting his race.
There are plenty of choice comments to choose from but we shall just pinch a few of the latest ones from the deluge.
All the reader comments below are excerpted from a Malaysiakini report today titled ‘Sinar Harian apologises over “racist” article’.
One rule for Ridhuan, one rule for Hannah
This Malaysiakini commenter insists that “One can never, and I repeat, NEVER change one’s race! Yes, you can change your religion, but there’s nowhere one can change one’s race! You are a Chinese.”
That’s what he says to Ridhuan Tee. But has he tried telling that to Hannah Yeoh?
‘Donkey’ says that Ridhuan’s behaviour is what happens “when a Chinese guy embraces Islam and tries to be more Islam than Islam” … and that Ridhuan “deliberately say things to get popularity, which is of course often misplaced”.
Oh I say, old chap, how about the behaviour then of a Chinese gal embracing Christianity and trying to be more Christian than Mary Magdalene? And deliberately saying and doing things – urm, like wearing tudung – to get popularity, which is of course often misplaced.
This Malaysiakini commentator (above) says:
“Ridhuan Tee. A person’s race and religion is separate matter. You can be Chinese and become Muslim, Hindu, Christian. Still your race is Chinese. Even you IC is written Chinese, also your birth Cert. Even the forms you fill at Govt offices, banks etc ..you will list yourself as Chinese for race and Muslim for religion. This is perfectly normal.”
Since the guy calls himself a ‘Thinking’ person in his pseudonym, would he agree that similarly:
“Hannah Yeoh. A person’s race and nationality is separate matter. You can be Chinese and become Malaysian (or for those who elect to emigrate, become Singaporean, American, Australian, Canadian, etc). Still your race is Chinese. … you will list yourself as Chinese for race and Malaysian for nationality. This is perfectly normal.”
So, are the politicians most idolized by the Jerusubangites quite “abnormal?”
This Malaysiakini commentator (above) says, “…Why can’t Ridhuan remain a Chinese and be a Muslim at the same time?”
Is it so impossible for Hannah to remain a Chinese and be a Malaysian at the same time?
Remember, she refused to fill in the application form identifying herself as a Chinese. Hence Hannah Yeoh rejects being seen as a Chinese. And she’s always preaching about turning Malaysia ‘Race-free’.
Ridhuan Tee, on the other hand, states in his blog biodata his race as ‘Chinese’.
It is jaw-splittingly hilarious (if only the Dapsters be could just a little less Holier than Thou) to see how they insist that Ridhuan MUST absolutely identify himself as a Chinese because they reject his bid to be a Melayu celup.
But at the same time, they cheer Hannah Yeoh’s Anak Malaysia bid.
Joe Lee says that “Authentic Melayus don’t have a problem with being Melayu.”
Well, I don’t have a problem with being Chinese but I’m not so sure about Joe. The guy calls the Chinese race “Cinababi” and tagging on “Muslim” to apply to Ridhuan whom he labelled a “Cinababi Muslim”.
And then we have this gem of a comment from BujangSenang on why “this Ridhuan Tee chap should undergo surgery first before he changes his race!”
Hey, is BujangSenang gonna say the same to Hannah?