COMMENT | When will we begin constructive discussions on things that really matter, such as harnessing creativity, empowering the poor, liberating women and protecting our environment, instead of being sidelined and distracted by the three Rs (race, religion and royalty)? Why prolong the mess created by these three Rs?
We want leaders with vision, clarity and a sense of direction, but none of our leaders has a plan.
When one politician wants affirmative action policies to continue, others nod in agreement or fall silent for their own reasons. The Malays refuse to be pilloried by their own community, whilst the non-Malays fear being targeted and branded anti-Malay and anti-Islam.
Our leaders are aware of the consequences of prolonging Malay dependence on the government, but all have put self-interest before national interests.
In education, quotas for Malays dominate the discourse and overshadow the important points that contribute to our failing education system.
Just read the news reports. Talk to other parents. Ask the teachers...