(Poster by Mob’s Crib)
First read this post from Demi Negara titled “Racial Polarisation and Forging of Bangsa Malaysia” – it is thought provoking and hits us hard
Then read this post from Rocky’s Bru titled “If PAS is not race based party…”
We have shouting about Bangsa Malaysia for sometime now and that concept came close before the last general election but we are yet to be a true Bangsa Malaysia.
Demi Negara rightly pointed this shortcoming with this statement:-
As a start, we do not even have a proper common LANGUAGE. What is there to share if we can hardly communicate our mutual hopes and aspirations, with the linguistic connection between the racial divide bridged only via gross dilution of syntax and context, and with our true feelings often lost in translation somewhere
That’s right – how many of us can speak the national language rather fluently? If we can’t speak with one voice, how then we are expected to be living united as one Bangsa Malaysia? I have high regards to the national language which itself is a strong fusion of many languages – Sanskrit, Mandarin, English and more.
Can we start the journey towards a Bangsa Malaysia by starting speaking in the same language? We have to disregard that racial segregation that the politicians are working so hard to achieve. There is more to Bangsa Malaysia than just staying united against oppressive laws and unjust politicians.
Can we make the change?