Friday, February 12, 2010

BN's contradicting policies

1Malaysia and communal politics incompatible

The prompt action by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against his aide, Datuk Nasir Safar for his alleged racist statements is highly commendable. It should be lesson for all to be more sensitive to the feelings of the people of different race and religion.

This issue of respecting the racial sensitiveness of others goes far beyond a single individual or a single incident. Such incidences have cropped over and over again and we wonder why people like Nasir with many years of experience would ever want to tread on such racists tendencies. What has he to gain from making such racists remarks which is clearly against the spirit of the 1Malaysia policy of his own boss?

Nasir is just the tip of the iceberg. His outburst is just a superficial sign of the deep-rooted racial distrust and prejudice that exists in our society. It is the outcome of a brand of communalism carefully crafted over the last two decades that had pitted the Malays against the non-Malays for political, social and economic dominance. This communal policy had erroneously portrayed the non-Malays as threats to the sovereignty and success of the Malays. Unfortunately such an attitude continues to prevail today although the number subscribing to this is on the decline. It would be a momentous task that needs an exceptionally strong leader, one we have yet to see, to undo this communal prejudice that has taken deep roots in our society.

It is extremely disheartening that despite 52 years of staying together as fellow citizens, there are still those who have yet to learn to respect the sensitivities attached to racial and religious issues. It is disheartening that there are still those who do not accept fellow Malaysians of different ethnicity as rightful citizens but see then as enemies rather than comrades. Although the numbers may be small but nevertheless they must be checked as their actions can lead to serious repercussions in a multi-racial and multi-religious nation. The majority should not be allowed to be misled by such irresponsible actions of a few.

Migration of people has been a common practice throughout the history of man and will continue to be so in the future. There could be many reasons for this migration but what brought our forefathers to this country is irrelevant today. What is important is that the present generation of Malaysians are born and bred here, regardless of race, are all here to stay whether we like it or not. For the non-Malays this is the only country they know as the vast majority of them has never set foot on a foreign land but has made this their homeland for good or bad. It is therefore only right for us to learn to accept and respect one another’s differences and adapt to coexist in peace and harmony despite all those differences.

After over five decades of living together, the vast majority of the ordinary people have more things in common than different. They may be Malays, Chinese or Indians but they have learnt to accept and respect the differences among them. In fact subtly even without being aware they have adopted and incorporated each other’s cultures into their own without much any grudge whatsoever. It is just a matter of time that the people will soon assimilate to become a single Malaysian race if only they are left alone by aspiring politicians.

Nasir may have resigned and publicly apologized for his racists remarks but there is much more to be done than just punishing Nasir. Umno-BN must review its policies towards race and religion. There appears to be certain groups that seem to thrive on racist provocations which the government must act against regardless of their political affiliations. The government must be truthful in wanting to find a lasting solution to inter-ethnic hate that is being propagated by these irresponsible groups.

Umno and BN must realize there is no place for racist tendencies if we want to realize the aspirations of the 1Malaysia policy. It has to accept the fact that all citizens have a rightful place under the Malaysian sun. Only if we are truthful and sincere in wanting to eradicate such racist tendencies, will we find the political will to fight racism and all the evils that come with it. As long as our racial politics continue there is no way we can rise up to be counted among the world’s leading democracies.

11 comments:

モバゲー said...

ゲームよりも出会い目的でモバゲーが大人気です。無料期間中に遊んでみませんか

セフレ said...

セフレ倶楽部は 童貞、 逆援、 人妻の 3つのジャンルで構成されており、セレブ女性とセックスするだけで、男性会員へ高額な報酬が支払われるシステムになっております。一定の数の男性会員が集まれば、会員の募集を一度締め切らせて頂きますのでお早めにどうぞ

スタービーチ said...

最近スタービーチが女の子のコミュニティーサイトで話題中みたい!!夏休み目前ってのもあり登録比率に女性の数が半端ね~、やっぱり夏に一人は辛すぎや~とか思ってたら、暇な娘多すぎ・彼女簡単に出来ちゃった

スタービーチ said...

出 会いを探しているのなら会員数ナンバーワンのスタービーチ!開放的な夏休みはここで新しい出 会いを見つけよう!

mコミュ said...

mコミュは無料登録で友達を沢山作る事のできる掲示板サイトです。使った事のない人でも簡単に使う事ができるのでお気軽にお立ち寄りください

モテる度チェッカー said...

夏休み目前になり、一人で大事な休みを過ごすのは誰でもイヤと違う?そんな時にモテる度チェッカーで簡単診断、この夏アナタも彼氏・彼女と過ごすための貴重なアドバイスが手に入りますよ、もうアドバイスに対しての感謝のメールが毎日!!アナタもこの夏を乗り遅れるな

グリー said...

グリー発信!!出会い専門SNS誕生、今話題のgreeから出会いをGETしよう。greeにしかできない事が盛りだくさん!!気軽にメールするだけで出会えるサイト・・・貴方の理想の異性と出会いませんか

mコミュ said...

素敵な出 会 いで愛を育む♪理想の人と楽しめる関係を築きませんか?mコミュでしか味わえない幸せを掴みましょう

スタービーチ said...

スタービーチで会える!?理想の異性をGETしよう☆素敵な出会いばかりだから求めている関係も作りやすい!!貴方が求めているのはどういった恋ですか?

名言チェッカー said...

他の人が言ってる名言や格言って良い事言ってるな~とか思ってる方、名言チェッカーで今日から自分に相応しい言葉を見つけませんか!!これでどんな人にも一目置かれる存在に為れますよ

mixi said...

mixiをも凌駕する出会い率!!出会いをするならここしかない♪mixiより出会えてしまうこのサイト。一度ハマれば辞めれません。スタービーチで素敵な出会いをしちゃいましょう

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