Robert K Chelliah
The Malaysian government since 1957 has institutionalised racism as a fine art against all human values. The practice of racism overtly and covertly in its daily administration in the governance of the nation of multicultural population is repugnant, vile, reflecting of evil at its worst form, and goes against the norms of any civilised nation.
The practice of racism also goes against the teaching of Islam, in a country where the private affairs of religion and state governance are not separated, as it should be. In this context the UMNO dominated Malaysian government cannot and should not be accorded a place among the civilised nations. It should be discarded to the bins of barbaric race of yesteryears. Racism is promoted daily and is well entrenched in every aspect of the Malay- race dominated civil service, judiciary, police, army and every aspects the civil institutions.
The practice of racism, considered a vile and degrading behaviour elsewhere in the world, is promoted and encouraged by the UMNO regime with pride but mocked by the rest of the world. The practise of racism in Malaysia is born out of greed and inequitable allocation of the national wealth to the Malays. This greed based practice erodes the dignity of the Malays in the international arena, while the poverty amongst the lower stratum of the Indians and the other non-Malay communities glare in the face of opulent Malay race.
One reads daily the denial of life opportunities and basic needs to the poorer section of the other races with a great deal of pain and distress. The same pain is not felt by the so called leaders of the non-Malay communities appointed and anointed by connivance. These so called leaders have lost their mantle to advocate for the basic rights of these disadvantaged people. These so called leaders are consummated by greed and self interest. They have no ethics or moral values in them. They too have lost sight of humanity in preference over the wealth given to them by corruption. These characters carry the title of Datoks and Tuns and Sris, titles cloaked under deception and falsity, in a society where social standing is based on vertical hierarchy instead of lateral social values.
How long and how far can this dysfunctional arrangement can go on before Malaysia collapses into a state of entropy. The current UMNO leaders are blinded by greed, with total disrespect to the consequences of the short cuts they take to promote acute racism for self gratification. The cry of pain of a hungry child will pierce the karma of those greedy bodies who move around without a soul and conscience in them.