The 'pendatang' issue has become a ticking time bomb to the racial harmony of this country. Hence, some immediate and powerful message has to be sent.
For those who ride on this 'pendatang' issue; Shame on you! You are just as despicable as the person who have been labelled racist for calling the shot. Take it to the chin that everyone of us in Malaysia is 'pendatang' and why suddenly 'pendatang' connotation gave a meaner definition to yourself as a second class citizen in this country? Have 'pendatangs' share the biggest chunk of wealth of this country after 53 years of independence, have not?
On the other hand, if the Malays believe they are 'tuan rumah' or host of this Malay Land whereby their definition of 'pendatang' is a guest; whom they received wholeheartedly with open arms to stay in the house together, Wouldn't it be too much to ask if the guest demand to sleep in the host's bed, would it? Please digest this situation with an open mind.
If 'pendatang' is such a pariah connotation that as Malaysian, never ever to think let alone say it loud in public, what will happen to the 'peranakan' communities which terms is defined as chinese/indian/jawi descendants of immigrant to the Nusantara region during Colonial era. That makes them officially a legal immigrant i.e. 'pendatang', rite? so to speak they are proud that they are a 'peranakan'; 'pendatang' so what's the fuss about it after all.
We have gone overboard in tackling this issue to the extent it has jeopardies our root of harmony and self respect amongst races. Be it Perkasa/Hindraf/DAP/UMNO/BN or PR. Let us find a common ground and push for better understanding amongst races in the spirit of independence. Give 'pendatang' a better place in our book. Let 'pendatang baru' (newcomer) be a word that can connect us together in many ways.
For once, in the spirit of 1 Malaysia/Malaysian Malaysia/Islam Hadhari/Pas utk Semua/Ketuanan rakyat and Vision 2020 close our eyes and give a big thought. Have we ever felt grateful or blessed becoming a Malaysian? A citizen who could and should give contribution to the nation building in many ways disregarding our colours and belief. Are we proud to called ourselves, Malaysian?
Lest there is a slightest thought about pride and honour as Malaysian; dont ever dare to ruin this wonderful land that all of us called home.
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