Saturday, November 20, 2010

Defense of self

Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi has gone on record in the Dewan Rakyat (Malaysian Parliament) as having said that the low number of Chinese and Indians in the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) is due to their lack of patriotism. And there has been vigorous response from the very people that Zahid has accused of being unpatriotic.

My only thought is: Why would the Chinese and Indians even want to join the MAF to defend the country when the country has consigned them to being 2nd class citizens? Why should any of them risk life and limb to defend the special rights and privileges of the Malays? Let the Malays do it themselves, I say.