Originally Posted by kucingbiru
if "yes" to non-bumi in uitm, why not say "yes" to non-bumi in umno?
Imagine the repurcussions. It would probably need to change its name, change its insignia, change its outlook.. hell, it would be a totally different party.
As for non-Bumis joining UMNO, the current condition is as good as it gets.
As for the politically correct racial bashing so far here, I must ask a question. Is it me, or are most active members in ReCom non-Malays. It is hard to guess the race of the person behind the avatar, but small deductions and such brought me to arrive at such a conclusion. It would be great to hear the opinions of our Malay counterparts in this.
As for obvious racial segregation in Malaysia, that is definitely a fact. But so is class segregation, age segregation, gender segregation, etc. Do we complain about that? Why make racial differences the easy target, when you obviously don't see everyday that a bloke with the Queen's English speak to another fellow with a 100% pure-bred Manglish. It is a matter of preferences, and convenience. We fall back to our safety nets, into the comfort zone. And we are comfortable with others who are SIMILAR
to us, be it race, gender or class.
The day racial segregation stops, is when the government start a homogenizing program where everyone cross breeds. LOL, *starting to imagine that policy in action now.
So, instead of complaining about it, be mature about it and think of effective ways to minimize this. The law isn't what's causing racial barriers. It is the culture that is. The problem isn't how many Chinese students get into MRSM or how many non-Chinese gets into UTAR. Those are just numbers, statistics. Look for the reasons behind them. I have a suspicion that even if, and that's a big if that all quota systems get abolished tomorrow, we would still have a somewhat segregated educational system.