Selamat Pagi Malaysia!
What the Malays lack in education, expertise, experience, competence, or leadership skills, they make it up in numbers for you need none of these “skills” to be in the majority. Malaysia is a democracy. It has a government of the people and by the people. And here is the hard truth about Malaysia.
The Malays, through their elected representatives, have hijacked this country and now has control over its national goals. Whether these national goals serve their elected representatives or serve the Malays is moot. In as long as their elected representatives have Malay conservative political support, wither Malaysia goes, will be in the hands of the Malays.
But Malaysia is home for not just the Malays. A democracy trusts that the larger group within that democracy will embrace logic, reason, common sense, ethical and moral solutions to the problems that beset the country and take care of all of its inhabitants. What happens if the majority of its people choose to ignore the needs of those with less support because it deems the needs of these people less important than that of the larger group?
That is the situation the “others” in Malaysia, now find themselves in. The majority Malays in this Malaysian democracy, through their elected representatives, have not been noble, correct, and true in safeguarding the freedom and rights of the few “others”. A truly democratic society requires that the rights of all its people be defended when that is not done, then there is inequality. There is inequality in Malaysia today!
Now the question that remains is simply this. Are there enough Malays who are honourable, honest, and fair who will try to make Malaysia a truly democratic society?
If the political conundrum that now besets us is any indication, I think honorable, honest, and fair Malays are hard to come by. Are there enough of these Malays to come together with the “others” and ask those dishonorable Malays to give us back our country and bring back the glory of the 60s when life was simple, not too much technology, people were happy and everyone was human and neither race nor religion divided us? When the missionary school foster friendship beyond race and religion.
When our people were one and our lives lived for one another. Or is all this wishful thinking?