So Dyana lost by a whisker of 238 votes.
However you look at the results, the voting pattern still reflected an ethnic bias.
The low turnout notwithstanding, it is quite obvious that the Chinese had voted for what they thought was a Chinese without understanding that they had in actual fact voted for dUMNo, who would continue to remind them where they belonged.
And continue to be reminded by the Malay right wing groups to balik Tong San (go back to China) because they don't deserve citizenship for doing little or nothing for the nation.
How "smart" that must be of the Chinese if they still can't see beyond race to issues. The same for the other races.
Dyana may be a Malay, but she represents not the Malays per se nor the Chinese for that matter or the Indians.
She stood for all Malaysians, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity.
If the electorate still needed convincing to vote for a young Malay standing on the ticket of a so-called Chinese chauvinist party, that just means that we are not ready to vote across ethnic lines.
We are all still trapped in our own small little ethnic enclaves and we deserve all that that connotes.
Bolehland will continue to be divided along racial and religious lines and continue to live with all the tension and unease that that brings for there will continue to be no lack of parties to play up and accentuate the differences and drive a wedge and divide between the races to stay in power and continue their merry plunder of the nation's wealth.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Teluk Intan By Election: We Are Still Trapped In Our Little Ethnic Enclaves
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Sunday, June 01, 2014 Labels: Teluk Intan By-Election And What The Results Reveal