Six months ago, Haris Ibrahim wrote this in his blog The People’s Parliament:
“In 31st August, last year, I ended the ‘Bangsa Malaysia : You and I can make this real!’ post with the following :
“The concept of Bangsa Malaysia envisages that all anal Bangsa Malaysia are equal.
This is as it should be.
Islam teaches us that God made us all equal.
Islam teaches us that those who are blessed with more must reach out to those who have less.
All who have less, without exception must be helped.
This is implicit in the concept of Bangsa Malaysia.
Islam teaches us that we are all brothers and sisters in creation.
This is the very foundation of Bangsa Malaysia.”
Then, he got sidetracked, as I suspect most of us did at one time or another with all the goings on in the country. Lately, someone reminded him of getting the Anak Bangsa Malaysia campaign back on track.
Haris writes about getting the campaign going again here.
To all Malaysians of goodwill, I just want to add this:
If you’ve been reading the mainstream newspapers, national TV (both government and private owned), and read some of the more racist blogs on the Net, you’d probably be worried sick how religion has been hijacked and manipulated by a few select narrow minded bigots. If we do not want them to continue poisoning the minds of other fellow Malaysians, we need to do something. We can’t just let them destroy the fragile social thread that binds us together. . We can’t let a bunch of hooligans and racists destroy this nation.
Haris’ campaign is one such action which we can take part in, because if we choose to do nothing, then we’re merely falling into their traps.
“The time is always right to do what is right”. – Martin Luther King.