I agree. It is not the race. It's the people. Just because some people are bad, that doesn't mean we should blame it on the colour of their skin.Our skin colour may be different, but the colour of our blood remains the same. Tanah tumpahnya darahku.
However, we cannot hide the fact that racism is a problem in our country. There are many politicians who are racists, and this is where the problem comes in. The following is a link to just one of a number of countless videos that show racism in Malaysia:
Malaysian Muslims, and of other religions alike should learn from the Holy Books.
"O Mankind, We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is he who is the most righteous of you" (Quran 49:13).
"And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,.." (Acts 17:26 )
If the people in power can learn from these, then my friends, I promise you a better Malaysia. For now though, 1 Malaysia may well be just another dream conjured up from an idea too foreign to ever be realized.
I'm a Malaysian Chinese studying in the UK. I frankly don't see myself working in Malaysia in the future. The prospects are just too bleak for a person from a race considered as 'asing' to some(note that i say some) of those in power. I can understand why so many students from Malaysia left the country for places like Singapore, Australia, the US and the UK.
Having said all that, I still love Malaysia and the Malaysians of course. I will never forget my roots. I'm just saying that those that are racists are those with power. And that's too bad for them because they're gonna have one less brain to help.