The race to racism post-Semenyih

Nathaniel Tan

Modified 4 Mar 2019, 12:15 pm

COMMENT | There can be no new Malaysia with old thinking.

In high pressure situations, weaker, rattled minds panic, shoot from the hip, and shrink back to ‘tried and tested’ thinking

Stronger minds and statesmen, on the other hand, don’t let their emotions overwhelm them. Instead, they take a step back and always keep an eye on the bigger picture.

Post-Semenyih, it seems all our politicians are scrambling for the nearest available explanation and starting to see everything through a racial lens. The phrase on everyone’s lips...

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.