Nov 6, 2006

NO to Bangsa Malaysia?

Again and again we are facing the same problem of ethnic diversity and multi-racial assimilation as one nation. With the current issues of NEP, ASLI report, and with the latest remark by Johor Umno chief Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, it seems that the final answer to the problem is still distant away and far from within any reach.

"After 49 years of independence, we should be more mature and not try to produce nebulous concepts whose origins are not clear," said Ghani.

The concept is seen as a threat to the Malays and the special position provided for them in the Constitution.

"The concept, if subjected to abuse, can threaten national stability," he warned.

Ghani said there was no need to reinvent a national identity when the Constitution had clearly defined the various races that make up the citizens of this country.

"Even if the term Bangsa Malaysia is to be used, it must only be applied in the context of all the peoples of Malaysia with the Malays as the pivotal race," he said.

It's all about the "Ketuanan Melayu" that is really matter to the country?. I would definitely like to see all Malaysians to be united based on one nationality and not divided and championed by individuals or certain groups purely based on races and religions.

So is VISION 2020 a real big lie?

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