Its 11.50pm on 13th May 2008. An ugly incident, racial riots, took place today 39 years ago. A number of politicians from Pakatan Rakyat have called for a royal commission to get to the bottom of the incident.
This may not be the best way to move forward. Families who had lost their loved ones during that ugly episode may find their old wound opening up again.
For Malaysia to move forward, it is best we end racial politics and all its misgivings and abuses. From now onwards, people of all races should be known simply as Malaysians.
Replace the NEP...which is a socio-economic reengineering tool taking its roots from the incident. We can care for all races who are poor without the NEP. Just make resources and assistance available for all needy Malaysians.
Politicians are the biggest stumbling block not the people. It is time for us to reconcile our differences.
Goodbye May 13th!