Our worst fear may yet come true! Yes, this Bangsa Malaysia dream, we just may not see it in our lifetime. Not with the current crop of irresponsible BN politicians, especially those from UMNO, who on the pretext of championing the Malay cause, abused the NEP in the name of “Ketuanan Melayu”. The strong message from the Rakyat on that fateful day in March has been received with even stronger rhetoric. Rubbing the salt in, they now got some royalty involved.
After the reassuring statements by Raja Nazrin, whom I believe has all the hallmarks of a wise ruler, the speech by the Regent of Kelantan was a super shocker! Here, we have a member of the Kelantan Royalty screaming about the erosion of Malay dominance? My worry is there are still many gullible souls out there. It is unfortunate but true that there are those with lower levels of literacy and education who would become victims of these irresponsible orators. Fiery speeches delivered with passion, can drive people into a frenzy, and that my friend, is playing with fire! Mob rule is frightening! It is a wonder that the PDRM does not deem these speeches as seditious. Can I now adduce that the PDRM supports “Ketuanan Melayu”? Over to you, Mr. IGP.
“Every dark cloud has a silver lining” they say. At least tonight, in my opinion, the healing begins. According to “The Strait Times” (Singapore), in a piece by Leslie Lopez, the Government of Malaysia and the Bar Council, Malaysia, shall play host to the surviving victims of the 1988 Judicial Crisis. Tun Salleh Abas, Datuk George Seah, Tan Sri Azmi Kamaruddin and Tan Sri Wan Hamzah have confirmed their attendance. Acting against the Cabinet’s wishes, it seems BADawi shall apologize to them and reportedly they shall also be some financial compensations as well! There’s a bonus too! Judicial Reforms shall also be unveiled tonight at the dinner.
There are still quite a number who feels mere apologies are insufficient. I shall not delve into any debate, as it is too lengthy. I am just happy that the first step has been taken and we can move forward. Correspondingly, Bangsa Malaysia is in its infancy. We got to be patient and not give up. It is up to us to take the first step. Remember what’s his name? The guy who began his journey with the first step.