Knee-jerk reactions will do no goodPosted: September 6, 2008
There were a couple of comments from Haris’ post HERE that I think are well worth thinking over:
Viveg: The situation in Penang worries me. It seems to me that they are trying to create a massive racial friction here. MCA/Gerakan maybe in cahoots with UMNO in this drama. With Ahmad Ismail refusing to apologise, MCA/Gerakan may organise rallies to high to move the racial friction a notch higher. This may create an explosive situation that BN could exploit to trigger riots and declare emergency. We need to urge all Malaysians not to attend any rally that has racial intonations be it called by MCA, Gerakan, or UMNO. They may even resort to using Pakatan Rakyat perties names to achieve their objective.
They are desperate for anything to save them and this could be just what they are looking for.
The Simple Man: This Ahmad guy, the arrogance of the Penang Umno and sometimes sharp and sometimes senile Tun just leave a bad taste in the mouth. My hope and prayer is that this issue won’t escalate into anything undesireable.
My advise to the our Chinese brothers, show greater wisdom and forgive for the greater good of the nation. Don’t let an idiot like this take you to his level.
In my previous post HERE, I said that nothing should be above intellectual discourse. And I also concluded that there is no question about the citizenship of the non-Malays in Malaysia. When I say that there is no question about the citizenship of the non-Malays, it goes for the Malays as well.
There is no point, I repeat, NO POINT, going after the Malays and saying that they are also “pendatang”. Where in the world would this kind of argument take us?
Probably back to 1969, or 1987, if that’s where you want to go.
We are all Malaysians. Anak bangsa Malaysia. No question about it, no matter what.
Let not the “people up there” dictate our feelings for our brothers and sisters of Malaysia. Let not the “powers-that-be” pit us against each other.
Believe, BELIEVE and KNOW that we are all Malaysians. And as Malaysians, we must protect what we hold dearest. Our brothers and sisters of this nation.