MY MALAYSIA is a multi-ethnic, multi- cultural and multilingual society. YES, we have everything. Its a GIFT to be born as a malaysian.

We used to see this 'multi' thingys as a blessing, the world envied us for this. Malaysia .... another word for social harmony and a peace loving country.

BUT

WHAT WENT WRONG NOW??? IS THIS BLESSING SLOWLY TRANSFORMING TO A CURSE???

I read with interest and pain a news report and a so called "cerpen sastera"

First

HINDRAF has been declared illegal! ( Ref : Gov't declares Hindraf an illegal organisation)
The home minister found the organization's activities contravened the Societies Act 1966 and if left unchecked, the organization could pose a threat to public order, peace, security and morality in Malaysia.

Well, its the responsibility on home minster to do what it takes to safeguard the racial harmony.

HINDRAF, unregistered, fractured, not properly organized and with a conflicting leadership structure. BUT, we have to accept the fact that it is not just an organization, IT IS the VOICE of minority malaysian indians who want to be treated with respect and enjoy equality and a fair share of the national wealth to advance economically like everybody else.

There was a comment post by brandan kuppusamy in thestar a week ago.

USE CARROT NOT STICK

The reality is there is an urgent need for both Hindraf and the authorities to step back and find common grounds and engage in a meaningful dialogue that would benefit both the Tamil poor and the Barisan which needs their support.

If the Barisan is serious about re-inventing itself and regaining lost ground it has to reach out and engage, not condemn or alienate.

The Barisan can transform itself and be a patron of the Tamil underclass and it only takes sympathy, wisdom and understanding to form a new partnership with the Tamil poor.

Threatening and showing the big stick are counter-productive and would only worsen the situation.

It is time to talk softly. ( Read more : USE CARROT NOT STICK)

I do agree with Mr. Brandan's view, but the term 'tamil underclass' is best to be mentioned as Malaysian Indians.

Second,

A so called "cerpen sastera" published in utusan malaysia (Ref: POLITIK BARU YB J) .
IT IS ONE PIECE OF **** THAT CAN REALLY CAUSE CHAOS!!!

The only ACCEPTABLE AND RATIONAL point in this cerpen is,

" Ini soal persepsi YB. Persepsinya begitulah. Hakikatnya YB tidak membenci Melayu tidak juga membenci Islam. YB sekadar memperjuangkan kepentingan kaum YB. Tidak salah YB berbuat demikian. Kalau YB tidak memperjuangkan kepentingan kaum YB sendiri, siapa lagi. Tetapi cara YB itu barangkali disalahertikannya

to be continued...................

by
Dr. PUNITHAN SHAN