I wrote the article below together with Aliran’s Dr Mustafa K Anuar. Here’s where you add your comments on the upcoming state elections.
No sooner had the last of the six state assemblies been dissolved than Dr Mahathir Mohamad popped up to claim that the effort to promote a multi-ethnic country goes against the Federal Constitution!
This is true to form for the political dinosaurs who are raging against the dying of their darkness.
Over the years, certain politicians have played the divisive game of alienating and demonising certain sections of our society for their political ends, especially when elections are in the air.
Invariably, they will suddenly accuse the ethnic minorities of being more prone to corruption, communism and what-have-you. They will accuse the minorities of aiming to take control of the country and to dominate the majority ethnic Malays. Invariably, a politician or two will dredge up the Ghost of the May 13 bloodshed in 1969 to spook their support base into voting for them. Read full article on Aliran website