Just because ordinary Malaysians didn’t create the religious and racial problems currently being faced in Malaysia, it doesn’t mean that they can afford to sit there and do nothing, as if it isn’t their problem. It bloody well is their problem, because UMNO made sure it is!
Anyway, now perhaps you can see why I tell my Malaysian friends here in Abu Dhabi (regardless of their ethnic background or which religion they follow) that, if they are not willing to close their eyes to religious and racial differences in Malaysia and embrace “Malaysianess” [sic] whole-heartedly, they themselves are therefore part of the problem and can’t ever expect a solution for the religious and racial divide that they themselves help to perpetuate!
(a friend of Raja Petra)
letter to Malaysia Today
21 November 2011