GE13 showed M'sians forging a common identity

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I dragged myself up from bed with May 5 in mind. I prepared myself, drove through the early traffic rush to finally arrive at my office desk.

I opened Facebook , and one of my friends had shared a newspaper snippet from the U tusan Melaysia n ewspaper titled, ' Apa Orang Cina Mahu Lagi?'

A nauseous sensation struck me, I felt sick.

The recent defeat in the general election is a major setback in our continuous effort against corruption, cronyism, racism and crime.

Coupled with racial remarks such as PM Najib Abdul Razak's 'Chinese Tsunami', Ex-Malacca CM Ali Rustam's 'Malacca Chinese do not appreciate the government', MCA president Chua Soi Lek's ' Two - race system' and Utusan Malaysia 's 'What More Do Chinese Want?', This is salt on the wound.

How many seconds, how many minutes, how many hours, how many days, how many months, how many years must be endured before we stop this madness? The revolution seems to be taking forever.

But no. Dear friend, we are already there.

We are already the Malaysia we are hoping for.

For the first time in history, we have political parties that are fighting for not only the rights of a particular race, but for the rights of every single rakyat in Malaysia.

For the first time in history, the Chinese wear the Moon close to their heart, and Malays ride on the Rocket. We are getting more ‘colour blind' than ever.

The fact is, the racial barriers have been broken because everyone realised that we all shared a common identity together at heart - a Malaysian.

These racist, corrupt and arrogant BN imperialists had failed to see that, the harder they tried to divide us, the more united we stand as one nation.

The moment where they thought they have defeated us, we will bounce back and become stronger than before only because Malaysians are resilient, persistent, and we don't give up easily.

The harder they bend us and force us to dead ends, the taller we stand and fight our way back.

If only they knew how Bersih 1.0, Bersih 2.0, Bersih 3.0, and Himpunan Hijau have resulted, they might then think twice before using brute forces on their own rakyat.

Today, the Chinese is standing up for the Malay, the Malay stands up for the Indian, the Indian stands up for the Chinese, and together they stands up for the rest.

Isn't this the true 1Malaysia that we are hoping for?

This is the time where we should move out from our comfort zone, and into the suburban and rural areas where our fellow Malaysian brothers and sisters reside.

We must show them that we have achieved more than what Najib's 1Malaysia campaign have portrayed to them. They need to realise the truth and we will bring down the evil empire together.

Let us not forget what we have been through till now, the fight definitely doesn't stop here.

We will continue to support each another regardless of race and religion.

After all as one my friends said, we are all Malaysians, only with lighter or darker skin.


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