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Bangsa Malaysia

7 November 2006

In the news today, Najib said that:

“Bangsa Malaysia means we do not evaluate someone by his skin colour, race or religion,” Najib said when closing the Johor Umno Convention at Persada Johor here yesterday.

“It does not question the special rights of the Malays, our quota or anything of that sort.”

I am a stupid girl with limited knowledge of these sort of things, I really don’t understand. How is it that on one hand the concept can be that we do not evaluated by skin colour, race and religion; and on the other hand, we give various privileges and special rights based on race? Does that imply that in giving out special privileges, the government makes no evaluation? No. Wait. It can’t be. By looking at a person, and saying “you’re X race and there for is allowed/not allowed certain things” is an evaluation based on race, isn’t it? Oh no, I’m getting a headache. I had better go pop a few panadols and sleep this over. No point thinking about it.

Oh yes, when I wake up, someone please remind me to blog about what happened over Sunday’s forum with the higher education minister, ok?



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  1. Eugene said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 7:40 am

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

  2. zennie said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    HEAR HEAR *Bang on the table*

    blog about your rendezvous with higher edu minister!??!?!?!

  3. lchxian said,

    on November 22nd, 2006 at 8:29 am

    “But if we can focus on the concept of Bangsa Malaysia being a state of mind…”

    Oh silly little girl… Datuk siad it very cleary, “IT IS ALL IN THE MIND…” “It is a concept…”

    A concept need not be put in practice. :) Further more you need to think EQUALITY, then there is EQUALITY (at least in your mind:P)

  4. Yee Pei said,

    on November 22nd, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Eugene: Animal farm??

    Zen: Errr.. not much of one lah.

    CH: OH!! it’s my fault, sorry sorry.. I should make sure it’s in my mind then talk again. I shouldn’t go around making assumptions when it’s really my fault for not thinking the right way in the first place. Heehee… :P

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