Should anyone were to question why is there such dissatisfaction of me towards my own race I would simply reply with a question, "Is there any right for me to be dissatisfied with other races?". For it comes to me that in order for anyone or a whole race to succeed in something they do is to realise and then understand their own shortcomings and attitude.
Say, lets put the best phrase used by Tun M which is also the title to one of his books..."Melayu Mudah Lupa". I bet to the majority of Malays who do stumble upon my blog would say I am some incarnation of mixed parentage or had spent most of my childhood overseas or went to a private school even perhaps might even think that I mix around too much with non-Malays.
Whatever it may be....I will bravely claim that I am no more or less Malay than the purest Malays claim to be. Why? Because there is no such thing as a pure Malay in the first place. The purest to the most is the peribumi ethnics like the Orang Asli. But they can't be considered Malay (they are considered Bumiputra)...as in the famous Article 11 states that Malays are Muslims and we all know that Peribumis are not Muslims entirely.
Should my parentage be blamed? My mom is from a Bugis ancestry line and dad is a Banjar. Hmmm....can it get any more Malay than that? Perhaps all this while some people perhaps still don't understand what are Malays. Malays can be found from Africa all the way down to Australasia. So should I every time specifically state that I am referring to "Malaysian Malays"?
No matter, my point is simply not to point and shoot to other races because I adhere to this simple principle "Tunjuk telur busuk orang lain, telur sendiri berulat tak sedar". Which means don't be a busybody pointing mistakes of others while we don't realise that we are in a worse spot than them.
I respect and appreciate the opinions and feedback....at least I know what I write makes a few more people think for themselves and form their own opinions. I believe that great nations are built upon love and thought.... that's why I write.