Monday, September 22, 2008

malaysiakini and the RACE RELATIONS ACT

It is so typical of politicians to think that just because they can pass laws, that is the way to solve Malaysia's problems.

You can read the malaysiakini article Race Relations Act - why now? and form your own opinion.

To me there are 3 main issues that seriouly create inter-racial problems. You will find that most ordinary Malaysians get along quite well as far as racial issues are concerned. Just observe in the markets where the stall-holders of different races cooperate with each other and there is also a friendly banter among those who share the common space.

These 3 main stumbling blocks are:
1.Racist and race-based parties like UMNO, MCA and MIC.
2.Ketuanan claims that are against the concept of all citizens being equal under the law.
3.Being forced to convert when inter-faith marriages take place. If only each partner is allowed to practise his/her own religion and the children free to choose when they reach 18 years of age.

So I wonder how the proposed Race Relation Act will address these issues?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Today is Sept 23, the day of reckoning. Or the day that will pass by and nothing happens. As I write this, we see West Malaysia is in a state of haywire and amazingly all eyes are suddenly on us in the East now. The politicians here are now being looked upon as the KingMakers to decide the fate of the nation. As we muddled through 2008, the state of chaos has resulted a deeper economic hardship to us. While you politicians are fighting each other for political dominance, we the rakyat, are suffering. And yet, you guys still doesn’t sit down and asked of what we really want. Instead, you continue to create issues that are degenerating our nation into mayhem.

Let us tell you that we, the People of the East want this chaotic situation to end. When we became part of Malaysia in 1963, there was a consensus under the Cobbold Commission. It gave each and every one of us the opportunity to show our preference. Now, what we want is a consensus again to determine to whom our allegiance are. Politicians may said they have the support from the people, but do they? All, in all we are the ones suffering from this debacle.

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