So Anwar says the other races need to understand the concerns of the Malays.

Except…

The non Malays already know that very well, so who are we kidding? The non Malays are just sick and tired of Malay politicians who fall back on the same old same old soundbite. For decades.

The non Malays are fed up with Malay politicians who, for so long, remain unashamed of peddling the same koyok even after close to 50 years of affirmative action. Most people in the real world wouldn’t even last a year not meeting the objectives of their jobs.

50 years of affirmative action and yet we are now debating whether or not there should be more religion in schools? Go figure.

50 years of affirmative action and there is discussion as to whether Malaysia should be an Islamic state? Go figure.

50 years of affirmative action and today the Malays are afraid of dogs, images of pigs and the sight of crosses? Go figure.

50 years of affirmative action, asking the non Malays to slow down a little so that the majority can catch up yet the default response to the growing frustrations of the minority is “Balik tongsan” or “Keling”? Go figure.

50 years ago, no one spoke like that. Go figure.

50 years of affirmative action yet the defenders of the Malay plight are living in mansions that park luxury cars which in turn bear fancy license plates and crests while many of those they claim to fight for are still hungry? Go figure.

And you call that progress? Oh wait, I forgot about the mansions, fancy cars and crests. My apologies.

I can go on and on but for what? Won’t be saying anything new but then again neither are these politicians.

Perhaps rather than blaring the stale tune like the “old newspaper, surat khabar lama, sau kao pou chee” rag and bone fellas, they should just admit they screwed up, failed and apologize for it. That way maybe, just maybe, we can all start from a clean slate and actually work towards empowering the segment of society which has served to keep these politicians fat and lazy for so long.

Perhaps it is time they stopped politicking and start working for a change.

Less rhetoric and more action. It’s not that the non Malays don’t understand. They aren’t that foolish.

Besides, it wasn’t as if they were given much of a choice to begin with.

They’re just fed up of being made scapegoats for the politicians’ own failures and lack of will to put the people first.

All they have really done with regards to Malay ‘concerns’ the past 50 years is to ask the non Malays to keep giving way and understand some more.

Really, how long more can one play that same old record and STILL not look at self and feel any shame?

~ BY David Wu

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