and Santa Claus is truly coming....
Santa drops a gift:
Panel for Non-Muslim (NoMAD coined by Rocky)
"A department would be TOO BIG for this, but a committee may be possible."
"What is important is that we do not forget to pay attention to these issues."
Santa drops another gift:
Mediators to help resolve racial woes
Communal Mediation Committees will be set up throughout the country from early next year.
These committees will work with the police to help diffuse racial tension.
they managed to diffuse the racialist movement without violence, except a brick accidentally hit a police;
other than that there was no untoward incident;
the people had a good shower in that early morning though it was cold but humid.
After shower, they were treated with sauna and turkish steams. All of them stayed within that compound to enjoy the steam and turkish bath and they said they had fun as can be seen in their eyes; there were tears, they must be so moved by that goodwill gestures...)
We are "A Nation Running on Goodwill"
Ya, you are right Prof. Not only that Goodwill, we are also a nation that runs on Petroleum.
Q: "What is it about Malaysia that you can't find anywhere else?"
"Whereas in Malaysia, the most basic notion is that while Malays may hold political influence in terms of numbers in parliament, the Chinese are a major force in the economy, when you measure the quantity of wealth."
"Because of this we have competing majorities". :No single race controls everything."
"As Malaysians, we are essentially contracted to each other, and we have no choice in this."
Isn't it unique? Isn't it something you can't find anywhere else?
Santa Claus drops another gift
Nevermind. So is it Christmas gifts? or is it a precursor?
The heart is willing, but the spirit can't. What they do today or tomorrow is rhetorics. After election, we have UMNO election and general assembly. Many young UMNO turks are aspiring for positions. The veterans are also determined to stay on. There are also veterans who were yesteryears leaders who are also eyeing for some positions. So, the battle begins and all the participants needs issues even if there is none. Where else can they find it except with religion and race, and the claim of being discriminated by the other races, uneven playing fields after the fields have being leveled tilted-over, and if no others, find something else, like, crosses at missionary schools, AirAsia dresses, tudong, holding hands or kissings, but one aspects they do not realise within is ...it is observed that there is now a new potential force within the movement; the Indian within. They have now become a potent force. They are Malays and are Muslims. They have the capacity and influence to tilt the power and votes. So whoever aspires to any political position, you will need to align with them. That's the king-maker of UMNO politics.