There we go again. The Selangor State Ex-Co has not even sat to chart our future and we have a bunch of people protesting that the racial composition is not right. Come on people, when are we going to rub off this scepter of race first before nationality. It is difficult after 50 years? Can we at least take little baby step towards being Bangsa Malaysia and not Malaysian Malays, Malaysian Chinese and Malaysian Indians, Malaysian Kadazan, Ibans, Dayaks etc....
I challenge UMNO, the largest political party to show us the way! Is UMNO up to it? Could this be the redeeming factor that could win back credibility that UMNO so badly needs.
In this context, I always like to relate the story my friend the former Director of the Science Centre, Jayanath Appudurai related about one of his trips to London: Three of us were having coffee on the sidewalk and an old Englishman asked to join us. He was a planter in the sixties and he asked: You three must be Malaysians! Nowhere but in Malaysia can you find people of different races enjoy each other's company over drinks. That says a lot about us, huh? Those of us who traveled and when asked we proudly say : WE ARE MALAYSIANS! Do we proudly exclaim this when a foreign tourist ask us this question back home here in Malaysia? Think about it? Let's do something about this. Baby steps OK?
Note: People's Parliament will be convening the follow-up Anak Bangsa Malaysia get-together in three weeks time at BLOGHOUSE. Keep connected for this event.