Do you want change? Or do you just want to be proven right? This is my question to Pakatan's most vocal defenders – the NGO activists, the online columnists, the academics, the social media partisans. I'm trying to understand what makes you tick.
You profess your
The social media outrage squads are going after Deputy PM Zahid Hamidi for highlighting Mahathir's Indian ancestry. Big deal. Anwar also made jibes against Mahathir's parentage in the past – hardly anyone threw a fit then. (You can watch the video of it here.)
What's wrong with being a pendatang? As a Chinese Malaysian, I'm a proud pendatang – if that refers to being a descendant of immigrants. The term has grown so toxic over years that we, including and especially the Chinese, seem to have forgotten how much
Imagine being at a restaurant and wanting to order some ice-cream. The catch is you're not allowed to know ice-cream's flavor until after you paid for it. It could be chocolate or vanilla. It could very well be essence of vomit. Suddenly, you're in for