It was reported that at a meeting in Perak yesterday approximately 10,000 Malays condemned the appointment of the new regime of appointments to a senior function reflecting a lack of opportunities for Muslim-Malaysians.
It was also reported that the message was mainly about the ethnicity of the prime minister, the highest judge and the attorney general.
I wondered: what if about 20,000 Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, Sikhs, Jains, animists, atheists and agnostics come together to loudly condemn the Malaysian Muslims for inciting racial hatred and fueling religious extremism in flagrant and willful violation of Article 149 (1) (c) of the highest law of Malaysia?
Our politicians, in the past and the present, are fond of the well-worn and timid term "rule of law," which in my opinion is never applied or enforced. It is almost a political propaganda mantra that really does not help the maturing of the bourgeoisie and the electorate, who know better than to rely on these predictable politicians.
Everything said and done, something has to be done seriously to discourage the burning up of race and religion.
I can only hope that the new regime will not feel that they are being impaled by the horns of a dilemma.
Dr. S C Musafir is an FMT reader.
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