By Calvin Sankaran
I commend Melayu Lama for his superb and sharp write-up. I concur with his views.
Melayu Lama’s article articulates what many middle-age Malays friends of mine feel as well. Many of them were unhappy about Umno and wanted the party to reform and change. They had positive views of Pakatan (pre-2008) and more than willing to engage with the non Muslims on sensitive religious issues and discuss in a reasonable manner. They understand and sympathize some of the frustration that we non bumis face.
However they were shocked by the kurang ajar behavior of the Chinese Pakatoons post-2008. What angered them most is that these supporters’ extreme hate of the Malay race and labeling them as racist, corrupt and cruel race.
The ironic thing that like in the Grimm’s fairy tale of the Emperor Wears No Cloth, our alternative media and the army of Pakatoons are silent on the single most important aspect of DAP’s strategy – If they are truly multiracial, why are they only contesting in Chinese majority seats?
LKS is calling Tun as a racist. It is ironic since he’s more qualified to be called as one as he (LKS) stands in a Chinese-majority seat in Gelang Patah. I’m puzzled why our Bangsa Malaysia army is not praising Umno and Ghani for standing in Gelang Patah and doing away with racial politics by betting on his appeal among all races instead of depending on ethnic support like LKS??
Calvin’s comment originally @ 2013/04/16 at 8:52 pm
By Melayu Lama
Very kind of you Sir. Thank you but I am just voicing out what so many Malays seem afraid to do for fear of being branded a racist if not an all out pas labeled apostate. The Malays, Chinese and Indians need not fear the backlash of trolls knocking on doors calling them racists when the trolls are obviously much, much worse racists themselves.
The opened floodgates were really very much the handy work of the sleepy administration of 2003-2009 which did nothing to stop things from spiraling out of control then. The effects of which are present until today.
But in all my years, never have I ever seen this kind of holier-than-thou we-can-do-no-wrong kind of racism in Malaysia. dap needs to be nipped in the bud and pas too for making religious zombies out of thinking Malays.
Screenshots of the Hannah Yeoh tweets inserted by this blogger