In what language do Lim Kit Siang and Abdul Hadi Awang communicate with each other?
What is the national language of the Pakatan Malaysian First country?
BN, as we know, is laissez–faire when it comes to Article 152 of the Federal Constitution.
Therefore nobody would think that the BN/government is realistically forcing anyone to abandon English, Mandarin or any of the other languages spoken in Malaysia.
However the DAP has been pushing its ‘one Malaysian race’ sloganeering, particularly through The Star to an audience of 5.63 million.
They (DAP and The Star) are signalling that Malaysians must henceforth be Anak Bangsa Malaysia or risk being labelled “racist”.
Does the DAP’s one ‘Malaysian’ race mean there is however no need for one common language?
By the way, what in the world does the Bangsa Malaysia (DAP’s version) possess as a unifying factor?
The Firsters even go to the extent of saying that Indians are only found in India whereas all citizens here are to be referred to as Malaysian only and nothing else.
The Pakatan efforts in trying to square the circle has led us now to this: Hadi Awang decrying as nonsense the idea of “1 nation, 1 language” (see screenshot above).
Since Lim Kit Siang and his son are the Malaysian First prophets, may we ask what they understand by the word ‘Malaysian’?
Which is not to say that the populations of other multiracial countries are necessarily monolingual but at least they do have a common tongue.
Do Malaysians have a lingua franca?
And although Hannah Yeoh is always on the mind of The Star (she is again mentioned today), the newspaper has adamantly refused to ask the incumbent Jerusubang DAP state assemblyman what is the race of her second child.
Why does the MCA-owned paper resolutely refuse to ask Hannah Yeoh this when it is so willing to give her positive space in other matters?
* Mars was the Roman God of War; Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are also the names of Roman gods.