I refer to the article Menteri berani hina Islam? by Lee Ban Chen.
The Malaysian constitution clearly states that Islam is the state religion but that there is freedom of religion.
This is to indicate that although Islam - religion of the original natives of Peninsular Malaysia - gets the position of official state religion and thus gets state money and rights, there is freedom for other religions to co-exist.
The implication is that we agree to disagree. Every religion claims itself to be the truth. How can you have opposing versions of the truth? By accepting that the other person sees it differently from his point of view.
That means we humans are not objective but subjective thus we have differing visions of life. So we should live and let live, agree to disagree. Then after death and with our return to our Creator, the real boss, the Almighty God, we'll find out who's right.
I would also like to refer to the article A different Rukunegara. I do sympathise with AB Sulaiman.
As a basic frame of reference for Malaysians, I would like to suggest that a key critical move is to re-focus this paradigm for the nation by paraphrasing it in the English language.
We need to acknowledge that the ubiquitous, most used linga franca is English. By using English, we will escape this narrow-minded Islam-oriented Malay chauvinistic viewpoint
I would also strongly entreat all Malaysians to focus on the fact that the different races is the ultimate test from our Creator God. Just like we manufacture various Proton models, God could have chosen to create all mankind as identical clones.
But He created us in different packaging and colours so that we could learn to penetrate beneath the facade and look at the spirit for after all every person's blood is red.
What makes us humans are the emotions of love, tolerance, justice or their negatives - egoism, racism, hatred, selfishness, etc. Life is for us to purify ourselves before we die un-improved.
How to improve racial cohesion? By interaction. We need more vision schools, more multi-racial political parties, business corporations, civic societies, etc, especially for the young before their prejudice sets in and concretises.