In recent days, we have seen how certain politicians and leaders have attempted to drive a wedge between Malaysians with their tired old racist and religious rhetoric.
But what is remarkable is that most Malaysians are not buying this nonsense despite the best efforts of those trying to stir up trouble. They can see clearly what is going on. Give them credit and don’t insult their intelligence. The people know there are rifts inside Umno. Many are unhappy about the ISA arrests but they are reacting calmly because they know there are certain people out there trying to capitalise on this.
More and more Malaysians are now more aware; their social consciousness is rapidly evolving.
Many of them are simply not buying the attempts to drive a racist and religious wedge in their midst. Instead, they yearn for justice and change – although of course there is a die-hard, rapidly dwindling minority of Malaysians hankering for a return to the bad old communal days, for they have a lot to lose.
Yes, the times, they are a-changing, and this legendary Bob Dylan song is so appropriate.