Sin Chew Jit Poh will not apologise, neither will Ahmad Ismail. The cracks are everywhere.
Nonetheless, no point to blame each other. No need to apply pressure on Sin Chew or Ahmad to apologise.
The bottom line is, Malaysians should be more careful in making any statement that may incite racial and religious anger. We have been in Merdeka mood over the past 51 years and every citizen deserves every legitimate rights bestowed upon them.
I personally believe Ahmad shouldnt has raised the 'pra-Merdeka' issue in his speech in Permatang Pauh on Aug 23. Malaysians are aware or their roots. If Ahmad wanted some supports for his statements, then he should as well say that Indians came from India, many Malays came from Indonesia and the Kelantanese (some) got their ancestors in Thailand or Kampuchea.
Come on. Be sensible about it. Many Malays, too, are descendents of Java, Maluku, Sumatera and Kalimantan.
Questioning someone's root is okay but to say they are immigrants after they were born, bred and contribute to our nation-building, is not proper. We share the same roof now.
For that Sin Chew reporter whom Ahmad accused of misreporting (if he really did), please subscribe to the prudent concept of journalism, be factual.
We dont want to create any chaos in this lovely nation. We dont want to become like Thailand or Iraq or the Philippines or any countries oftenly plunged into politics of racial and religious sensitivities.
For Ahmad and that Sin Chew reporter, use your brain next time, will ya?