King Kong's letter equating those who emigrate with a lower intellect is ridiculous.
The human race thrives with emigration. Powell will still be a non-entity in Jamaica, Clinton probably still farming in Ireland, Mahathir pontificating in Kerala and Henry Thiery unemployed in Guadaloupe, if by an accident in history their forefathers had not emigrated.
Of course the grass is never greener on the other side. You still need the same energy, enterprise and sometimes luck, to make it. But there is no doubt in my mind and in those who have worked here and overseas - the playing field is more level abroad.
As to King Kong's reference to Lim Kit Siang and Chen Man Hin, they are committed politicians and know the odds - win and you are PM, lose and you are in the wilderness.
For those who know their real history, it was the notion that Goh Hock Guan could become Selangor menteri besar when the opposition tied at 14-14 in the epoch-making May 1969 elections that changed the whole course of Malaysians deciding whether to stay or go. It's the basic fight or flight human instinct.
This instinct still permeates Malaysian society - of whatever race. My personal message is this: make your pile abroad but come back and continue to fight for a better Malaysia for Malaysians.