Malaysiakini Opinion

A collective of fears and insecurities

Thor Kah Hoong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | Last weekend, 330 NGOs rallied at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kuala Lumpur to express their insecurities and paranoia.

The main theme was the tired threnody that had persisted in the national narrative, resistant to reality and constitutional facts, for the past six decades – race and religion were under dire threat, Malay rights were vanishing.

The new attorney-general confesses to unfamiliarity with the national language, and the national language is menaced.

Get better in a second language like English, and it is belittling, setting aside the national language.

The royal institution is under attack. Excuse me, who ticked off the Perlis sultan and being ‘kurang ajar’ to the max?

And I think a storming of the Bastille will require more than A Kadir Jasin.

As for a malleable Dr Mahathir Mohamad being manipulated by the demonic DAP, all I can say is they must be smoking some killer weed to reach such a hallucinatory belief.

Representatives of a proud race, and all they talked about were their fears, the many things they were scared of.

Is there a sociological link to the popularity of horror movies? Hantus everywhere. Heck, years ago there was a film of a malevolent salty spirit in a ‘kicap botol’.

The adversarial rhetoric was threatened “us” against encroaching “them.”

They did piously pound the drum for unity in insisting the country should have one school system. Why should the Chinese schools be allowed to do their own thing?

Ahem, there is a flourishing industry of private institutions doing their own lucrative thing, preparing students for overseas degrees...

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