“Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.”
- Dorothy Day
COMMENT | It is difficult to make the case that society is to blame for the basikal lajak tragedy because as citizens of this country, we do not participate in society as equals.
The political system is predicated on race. Economic, social and legal policies are predicated on race and the non-Malays are constantly told to be grateful for their citizenship.
I suppose we are a society in the definitional sense but beyond that, a certain segment of this society really does not have much say on how policy is formed to ameliorate problems faced as a collective.
To do otherwise would invite accusations of...