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Aradhana

She has an opinion on every Malaysian Indian goings on. She can be called Karuthu Kannama. She writes on issues that matter in our Indian community and forwards fresh and sometimes revolutionary ideals.

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    Kershanathan

    I agree with what you have to say. Political awareness amongst the Indian youth is at its lowest. No thanks to the political parties that represent us.

    Change is important. The ‘diaper’ anology is accurate. However, is the new ‘diaper’ that replaces the old good enough for the Indians? Where is the Indian representation in the new ‘diaper’?? All the billboards that advertise the opposition government only potrays 2 malays and a chinese. Where is the indian? Are we not important? Doesnt the opposition have a strong Indian rep? Nope.

    So what happens now?

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    Aradhana

    Kershanathan, I believe that we should stop narrowing ourselves down by separating ourselves from the rest of Malaysian fraternity that comprises of other other races. This type of mindset was cunningly phased in by Mahathir during his premiership in order to stay in power – he divided Malaysians into Malays, Chinese, Indians and Lain-lain. Tunku Abdul Rahman had warned us of this snake which is half Indian. The opposition is trying to break this mould of ‘it’s a Malay problem, it’s a Chinese problem and it’s an Indian problem.’ They want to create a Malaysian Malaysia, like the one which Jaafar Onn and Lee Kuan Yew proposed. Mahathir had 22 years to break Malaysians down into Melayu, Cina, India and lain-lain and his successors are continuing his legacy. It is not easy to break this mould – it will take time. 2 GEs shook BN to its core and the next one, I hope, will dethrone BN. It will take time because we are ingrained with this obsession of race – WE ARE ALL RACISTS IF YOU ASK ME. Even I am. I write for an Indian online Tamil portal, not a Malaysian one. Paradigm shift and mindset evolution and most of all, patience and acceptance are crucial. 🙂

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