Let this Malaysia Day be a reminder for us to see how fortunate we are to call ourselves Malaysians despite our different backgrounds.
” … it is our duty to cast away all racial differences and work together in unity … ” – Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
Recent events of a racist nature are a distraction which must not prevent us from moving forward to build a Malaysian Malaysia.
We need a more united Malaysia now following race-religious issues and khat debate. Many are concerned about khat being introduced to our children but fail to realise there are those who still don’t speak Bahasa Malaysia properly.
In Borneo, there really isn’t a big issue of racism or clashes in cultural beliefs. And a wedding last month reinforced this for Rita Jong who hails it as one of the most diverse wedding ceremonies she has attended.
Spending Christmas in Bau reminds one of John Prine songs as we can learn a lot from this little Sarawak town.
We always seem to be fighting one another for some reason or other. And it might be too late when we decide to finally come together.
All it takes for hell to break loose is a single spark, evident following riots at a Hindu temple in USJ 25. Politicians are to mostly blame for inciting hatred and provoking the people using what is their biggest weapon – race and religion.
We are all required to embrace each other in peace and work together for the better good.