KJ John | Who really is a Malaysian?
Now, who is and is not a Malaysian? Does Umno decide this? Worse still, does Perkasa, or its cousin, Isma, decide this? This question needs to be now be truthfully taught in Malaysian history so that everyone knows who, what, and how the value of Malaysian citizenship is protected and preserved by UN Human Rights Convention. But, that, too, is very different from whoever is a Melayusian; as, this, too, is defined by the federal constitution.
All human beings are ‘pendatangs’ of one form or another; according to human race development theories. In fact, we may all be part and parcel of the original African Race. Colour has little or nothing to do with it, as I understand it. It is all defined by genome science and its investigations about the structure of our genes.
But, is not the more relevant question: does it all really matter? Are we not all human beings, of the only human race; and with almost identical features and characteristics, with minor differences endowed by the Almighty?
And therefore, as boys at the Royal Military Colege (RMC), we said as we bathed naked; “semuanya lebih-kurang sahaja!”
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