Francis Loh envisages an emerging struggle between the New Politics, which crosses ethno-religious boundaries, and the Old Politics of racism, cronyism, and widening socio-economic disparities.
Harping on ethnic rights to be economically successful only reinforces the chasm among ethnic groups, besides widening the income gap between the rich and the poor, writes Ronald Benjamin.
An Anonymous Malay expresses ambivalent feelings about special rights. Anonymous Cina responds that it is not the Malay but the system that is to blame. Another Anonymous Melayu adds that not all Malays reap...
Umno-BN continues to manipulate ethno-religious issues to delay the emergence of a New Politics that is associated with justice, equality and freedom, and the push towards a more democratic two-party system, writes Francis Loh.