The current trend of racialising election results is extremely worrying.
- PM Najib: "Elections results... due to a Chinese tsunami."
- Utusan Malaysia headlines: "Apa lagi Cina mahu?" (What more do the Chinese want?
- Mohd Ali Rustam, ex-Melaka MB: "The Chinese are ungrateful and racist!"
- Papagomo, influential pro-BN blogger also today called the Chinese ungrateful, implying Chinese should go back to China. A reader whose comment was liked by many also commented that the Chinese should be slaughtered like pigs.
The truth is that statistics show that the urban Malay vote also experienced a huge shift to PR, and since PR actually won the popular vote, 3.1 million of those votes were actually Malay.
A Malay friend of mine actually messaged me to apologise on behalf of the Malay community. I told him there is absolutely no need to apologise. Unlike some people in power, I know better than to stereotype people based on the color of their skin. Unlike some people in power, I know better than to emulate Hitler and condemn a whole ethnicity. And unlike some people in power, I know Malaysia, now more than ever, needs unity.
Sometimes I can't help but hate being Chinese. Why can't I just be Malaysian?