By Medalene Sim
It is deeply disappointing and sad that an elder statesman could make an unfounded statement, a deceiving claim, that multiculturalism is against the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.
Such venomous comments, filled with lies and figments of his imagination, go well beyond what many would expect of a responsible statesman.
In Malaysia, we often see political leaders who are compromised and bankrupt of ideas to rebuild the nation, pulling out the race-and-religion card to dupe the people and stir disunity and hatred – all for the personal greed, power and interest of these leaders.
Earlier generations had put in tremendous effort to build this nation into a peaceful and united multi-racial society over the last six decades.
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Let us not allow the uncalled for hatred and venom spewed from irresponsible leaders to tear the fabric of our peace-loving society.
The least that the media can do is not to give any editorial space for such harmful and divisive comments. It is the media’s social responsibility to promote and protect the peace and harmony in society.
Let us all do our part to cultivate love and peace among the people, so that we and the younger generation can have a better future in a progressive and successful Malaysia.
Save and love Malaysia!
Medalene Sim is a Penang-based civil society member