Once again non-Malays are reminded of their "special" citizen status by an UMNO MP in Parliament.
As I write this post, I am filled with great sadness that no matter how hard I try or what I do, by virtue of my race, I am doomed to lie at the bottom of the heap in my own country.
I just don't understand this.
I know that our immigrant non-Malay forefathers were granted citizenship on the promise that they honor the Constitution, which was based on acknowledging the indigenous status of the Malays & Aborigines.
But the generations after that 1st batch of immigrant citizens are NOT cut in the same mold of our forefathers. We are not here so that we can send money "home" to support our families and country.
We are here because we are born here.
We know no other country than Malaysia.
We do NOT waste a minute of our lives thinking or wishing India or China was our "Motherland"
We eat, sleep and think Malaysian. We climb the same rambutan trees, laugh at our P Ramlee movies, walk through the same lallang, & eat the same durians and petai with relish.
We speak that endearing patois of Malay, Mal-glish, Chin-glish, & Ind-lish; a language little emulated elsewhere - except in Singapore
We contribute towards building our nation & future - in as much as any other person; by virtue of the fact we FEEL Malaysians and ARE Malaysians.
I am not less Malaysian because I speak Cantonese at home, celebrate Chinese New Year or eat sticky rice dumplings.
I am not less Malaysian because my forefathers were not.
For me, Malaysia has always been MY country where we respect and enjoy the differences and similarities of our cultures.
So don't no MP or political parties try to tear my Love for My People and Country asunder.
You have NO rights to tell me I am less Malaysian than you.
You have NO rights to Abuse me, Rob Me, Bugger Me and then tell me it is all because I happen to be born of a different race, or faith
I AM MALAYSIAN & I WILL DIE ONE!