Forty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Forty years later, his dream was realized, Barrack Obama, an African American became the President elect of the United States of America. While Martin Luther King was dreaming 40 years ago, the Malaysian Prime Minister was found sleep talking today!
He said that anyone could become the Prime Minister of Malaysia, even those from the minority group! Did I hear right? If I did, then I am sure he was sleep talking! Do we hear any other UMNO leaders echoing his claim? The response to Zaid Ibrahim from the senior leaders of UMNO would be enough to indicate if these people can be as magnanimous as the Americans.
Frankly, it is just not only the UMNO Malays, some Chinese too are also guilty of racial discrimination of some extent. Recent developments after the March 8 political tsunami was proof enough of such misconduct, even in the State assemblies. Insistence on a Malay being the Deputy MB, assemblymen refusing to wear the songkok, these are very narrow thinking. Appointment of acting general manager of PKNS has already generated so much resistance and dare we hope for a Prime Minister from a minority group? Can it really happen? Remember, these are the very people who felt so threatened by yoga!
Until and unless they can ditch the so-called “Social Contract” and this myth about “Ketuanan Melayu”, for us it is still a dream. We shall not let this dream die; we cannot afford to let it die! March 8 has given us hope; there will be light at the end of the tunnel. RPK must not go to jail in vain. We must persevere!