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"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear." - Bertrand Russell (Unpopular Essays)

COMMENT As non-Malay, I have no idea what "rights" I am denying to my fellow Malay(sians). Nor do I see the constant preoccupations of the non-Malays of their communal rights as "racist". I do think these preoccupations are detrimental to the idea of a cohesive functional multicultural Malaysia and fair game (sadly) when it comes to politics.

Furthermore, I am appalled that these rights are often conflated with human rights or hijacked as a civil rights concern, but the only "racists" I see are those by virtue of their "race" constitutionally created or otherwise demand that their "rights" are upheld at the expense of the rights of others.

Speaking at the Malay Economic Congress, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad attacked the Malay community in lieu of Umno blaming them for the crisis they find themselves in politically, economically and socially.

Sure, the jibes at the current Najib Razak government fuels shadow play proponents that Umno is in the midst of a vicious internal power struggle but the reality is that Mahathir has always been contemptuous of the community he claims to represent...

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