I personally feel that the current PM's ONE MALAYSIA, whatever his alleged deficiencies, personal or by association, should be supported by more, even the Opposition for is that not its rhethorics as well. There is one difference. Incumbent government has little time to sincerely walk its talk. The Opposition has but not in the states they control politically. My view to both is to stop playing the normal dirty politics. Pass the anti-party hopping law. Be judged or support positive and constructive restructuring of an old policy that was so necessary in the aftermath of the infamous 1969 May 13 for which all communities, when acting as narrow community, and more so the "econoputras" the only qualified at the time, are to be blamed if blame is a fair word.
On one hand the inbalanced of one major community felt left out too long while the imbalanced of another major community who also felt left out in similar and yet dissimilar ways, rightly or wrongly. Many had, since and before the "Liberation" and earlier during the Japanese Occupation thrown in their lot with the Chinese controlled, Chinese majority and socialist rakyat Communist Party of Malaya where Malays and Indians were still in the minority partly because of the omnipresence of good British intelligence.and executive policing.
If we are to deliver ourselves out of the racial or chauvinistic chasm into which so many of our people have allowed themselves to fall into in the sympathetic name race, religion or creed but is in essence a subterfuge for personal or selfish self and family we should now all cry and shout One Malaysia everywhere and all the time and irrespedtive of all denominations and aspects of nation - in politics, race, religion,schools and all positive activities. This should not only be done only by BN but also within BN in UMNO, MCA and MIC and all component parties in Sarawak and Sabah. If we must still at this stage shout "RACE" in party, let the final shout be SATU MALAYSIA" to show that community and nation have to go together and if a choice has to be made it must be NATION BEFORE SELF and COMMUNITY with Values That Do Not Die and for which all Malaysians shall willingly die..
I suggest that our younger generations and insufficiently tutored politicians read the new wisdom of Tun Mahathir with the enhancement of his honest reflections during his years in the political cold after his retirement. He said (NST 16.04.09), " WE NEED TO KNOW HOW WE BARELY MANAGED TO ESCAPE BEING A COMMUNIST STATE." It wasbecause we united in trust as a future nation and primarily we had faith in the legal tenets and spirit of the Constitution which was with no prejudice to perspective Royalty, the Malay language, Islam, fair to all communities and assures that the sons of the soil" will not be marginalised in the future. It does not provide for uncontestable and extreme Malay overlordship.
I should also state that In the course of positive nation building and national security over the long years, there had, at certain times, been exceptions in enforcing the rule of law. We did not prosecute certain members of the CPM first because of a weakness in evidence but also very importantly the decisive, critical and longer term role they could play in the immediate and the future. All this was subsequently proven and justified by. our successes in the fight against communist terrorism - a fight that took us more than 40 years to win and could only be won, not with only multiracial Malayan or Malaysian forces but in concert with sympathetic British and other Commonwealth forces for common national interests. Evidence of the sincerity of all who contributed irrespective of race, religion or origin of nation lie in so many locations all over our nation in Malay, Chinese, Indian and Christian cemeteries like God's Little Acre in Batu Gajah which will soon in June this year see a symbolic congregation of survivors from all nationalities, young and old, the strong and the weak to commemorate again those who sacrificed their tomorrow so that we could have our today.
Yuen Yuet Leng