I can’t help it but writing again. So our new PM introduced the new theme for his administration – 1 Malaysia. In case you haven’t heard of this concept, he has this one whole website dedicated for the purpose of making us understand his vision: 1Malaysia.
I don’t know how far this concept of unity can be achieved. I have to say, rather humbly, that due to my limited knowledge and ability to think maybe, that the idea of one Malaysia doesn’t seem fit with the existence of many political parties based on race, and even the so-called meritocracy (but with quotas for Malays). Aiyah. I don’t really know how this idea of 1 Malaysia can be parallel with the concept of Malay (or even more correctly – bumiputera) superiority – as people keep shouting that we have these special rights and all.
I have never written about this before, but I can’t keep this question to myself any longer: how long would my Chinese and Indian friends would have to wait before they are considered true Malaysians – possessing equal rights with us Malays? Are we going to still keep holding on to this idea of superiority even when we are celebrating our 100th National Day?
Probably I should read more on my PM’s great ideas – 8 values of 1 Malaysia to understand this and perhaps get some satisfying answers:
I guess the concept of Islam Hadhari will not be used anymore, with the introduction of this new concept.