Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak today reminded our Chinese friends to either choose Barisan Nasional or lose the possibility of not being represented in the government.
Nope! It was not a threat (read here). It was a friendly reminder. As Malaysians, we always opt for the better choice when it comes to social cooperation. In fact, we have sticked together since our Independence.
So, why must there be changes when our predecessors had agreed to such an understanding? What happened in Sarawak state poll and 2008 general election (where the Malays too voted for the Opposition) should come as a reminder that chauvinist politics will only bring down the whole system.
Our nation should be kept as it is - vibrant and progressing. Our people, irrespective of religion, race and culture must be able to work hand in hand and observe mutual respect like what the founding fathers of Malaysia had worked on.
The country is not about the Malays anymore. It needs the Chinese, Indians, Dayaks, Ibans and other races to cohesively develop the nation for the benefit of all. We need each and every race to be represented in the government, at the Parliament and State Assemblies.
So, why must we opt for a new government when the ongoing one has proven its ability to speak for every sector of the community? What are learning from Selangor, Kedah, Penang and Kelantan?
Unless you prefer to remain Chinese rather than 'Malaysians!'