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Q&A: I don't need sympathy, I need understanding

S Pathmawathy  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Have Malaysians failed to understand Syed Hamid Albar? You be the judge in this final of a three-part Malaysiakini interview with the home minister.

Malaysiakini: Regarding Utusan Malaysia , where there has been a clamouring of voices for action to be taken against the daily for some articles that have been published – the 'cerpen' (short story) and the poem. What is your reaction to that?

Syed Hamid Albar: I think there is a tendency, amongst press people anyway… when we say ‘you have done something wrong’, they like to take a tit-for-tat – a life for a life and a tooth for a tooth – but I don’t think that should be the attitude.

You have to look at what we are today - much of it is the acting and reacting, nothing germinates by itself. So we have to look at our inner self.

Just so you know, we are now not pro-active – where is our contribution in talking about Malaysia as Malaysian? We are all now wearing our ethnic glasses, religious glasses. Our spectacles are full of colours...

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