The Angry Malays…and Malay Bashing in the Internet Part 2
This reminds me of this posting by Malaysia Today – Golkar asks UMNO to legitimate 800,000 illegal Indonesian workers. This posting contains many of things things which anger people like MA.
Intially this posting is a cut and paste of a news article. By itself it contain no hate speech elements. But look at the comments:
Those are the comments and expressions that anger people like MA. Perhaps some readers may dismiss MA’s action. But again. We have to think, what would you feel if some one denigrates your ethnic group or say something bad about your religion and faith.
MA is just one person that have told me of his dislike of Malay Bashing in the internet. I have to say that all of my Malay friends told me that they too feel dismayed and angry over Malay Bashing. And perhaps a disturbing outcome (to those who believe in a more liberal Malaysia) is that all of them say that Malay culture and Islam must remain the core culture of Malaysia. In other words they say that: landasan kebudayaan Malaysia harus berteraskan budaya Melayu dan ugama Islam. They say that they tolerate other cultures and religion as long as they do not impinge upon Islam and Malay culture.
Unfortunately there is nothing much that I can do or say…. Well I did say something though…. can we have another round of coffee….. all this talking makes my throat dry….
In view of the potentially sensitive nature of this posting, readers are advised of the Caveats. Also, the characters portrayed in this entry are fictitious. In addition, this entry has been modified in such a way that it would be impossible to determine whether it actually happened. Readers are advised not to take the message literally. Think before you act. Think rationally.
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