At the UMNO general assembly, things have become more intolerant and disrespectful. Most of the delegates who spoke at the convention spewed more racist venom and expected other races to accept that this is the way UMNO conducts its business.
Joceline Tan of the Star observed, "This has definitely been one of the most Malay of Umno general assemblies in years". She noted the non-Malays have been at the brunt of much of the criticism during the debate, be it about Malay equity, education or race relations. What is obvious is the lack of self-introspection on the failure of the Malay community to keep up with the pace of development.
Years of spoon-feeding and hand-outs have created some spoilt brats, some opportunists and some rent-seekers. With finite resources, a multicultural social setting and a competitive world out there the Malay leaders should grow up soonest. The act of criticising and blaming others for their own delusion and failure is akin to a wise Malay proverb: 'Meludah ke langit, akhirnya jatuh ke muka sendiri'.
The offensive tone set by the UMNO Youth chief would have a profound impact on race relations in the country. On the outset, the condition of the race relations is not determined by the state of relations between BN Youth leaders.
The public does not care if MCA Liow Tiong Lye, Gerakan Mah Siew Keong and MIC Youth Chief are on good terms with Hisammuddin Hussien or not if the latter continues with his racist statements and innuendos.
UMNO alone cannot rule the country. Leaders of UMNO must respect the existence of other races or risks being isolated by them.
SAY NO TO RACISM!