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COMMENT | Ronnie Liu and the burden of race

“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.”

- Helder Camara, Spiral Of Violence

COMMENT | The burden of race in the ketuanan system, as I wrote in my piece about Tommy Thomas, is that ”it makes you either an accomplice or an outsider”.

Which brings me to Ronnie Liu (above). A supporter of Liu called me to explain how surprised she was with the numbers he got. Liu, too, was surprised apparently.

To be honest, I was not surprised. When Liu was vilified by certain quarters in the DAP for his “dilute its Chineseness” remark, hackles were raised and hypocrites...

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