Carol Jennifer Soars has been a teacher, a lecturer and a training consultant. She has a Masterâ€™s Degree in Language and Literature. She began her writing career in 1995, initially as a Language and Literature textbook writer for OUP (Fajar Bakti (M) and Longmans). However her passion has always been poetry. This is her second book of poetry, her first being About You: Odyssey published in 2017.
My dear Dr Mahathir,
I hope this letter reaches you soon. We are running out of time.
I’ve lived in Malaysia long enough and served this country well enough to believe that it’s time for me to speak up and address the elephants, (there are more than one) in the room.
I have always had great respect for you and when at the tender age of 92, you chose to lead us again, I hopped on the bandwagon to rid our country of kleptocracy. And so with all of us behind you, we won a great battle. And I need to reiterate, We did. Not you. You were just the catalyst. All Malaysians, of every creed and colour voted your government in. Yes, we won a great battle. However, what you do need to hear though, is that we are losing the war. Here is what we are losing.
❗We are losing the war against race and religion- the war you began, Anwar perpetuated, and Najib cemented. And the reason we cannot win, is that you continue to provide the fodder that feeds these issues. Everyday, in some way or another, race, religion or a mesh of both, is shoved in our faces. The only difference is that now, it’s blatant. The Malays come out and tell those of us who are not Malay, that we can go. So just to let you know. We get it. The Malays with their privileged status are first class citizens, a status not likely to change anytime soon. The rest of us will have to continue to find a way through the jungle of bigotry and obtuse politics. And I need you to know, Sir, we are sick of it. Dr. Mahathir, you have to stop feeding this awful rhetoric.
❗You promised that there was going to be a correction of the race unbalances for entries into universities, that the selection processes were going to be transparent. Granted it was transparent. Your education minister announces more places for Bumiputra applicants, rationalizing that the private sector by-passes Bumiputra applicants for jobs. Have you walked around Putrajaya and done a check on how many non Malays hold positions in the government sector? Again, why is that man still in charge?
❗Granted that you can no longer do the jitter bug, the shuffle or the jive. We are not expecting you to. However, your version of the foxtrot, the one step forward and two steps backwards is becoming predictable. Almost on cue everyday we expect you will do a “gostan “, on things that are crucial. Today you say we should bring back the glory days of our education system. Today, more English. Tomorrow, oops….someone’s got their knickers in a twist. Two steps backwards.
Vernacular schools, National Schools only, Islamic Schools, Trade Schools…..whatever, it’s just rhetoric. No new policies, just rhetoric, playing to a gallery of stick-in- the-mud politicians trying to stay afloat . We couldn’t even get ICERD ratified because people did not want equal opportunity and took to the streets in protest. As for the Rome Statuate. That was a non starter.
Are we going to spend what should be our golden years, living in fear of racial riots. Each time an issue arises, people want to take to the streets. Hey, this is bordering on the ridiculous. Grow up people. We are done with threats. Dr. Mahathir, you are in charge. You call the shots. Stop pussyfooting with the old guard. They LOST the elections. We won. So take charge. You used to be fearless, Sir. Let’s see some of that passion again.
❗As for what’s making the rounds in the news lately. Aiyohlah, what’s with everybody and sex scandals, who’s doing what to whom. Who cares? During office hours demand the best of your cabinet ministers. What people do in their own time is nobody’s business. Stop peaking into other people’s bedrooms, lah. If our busybody ministers are so free they should volunteer at soup kitchens. Talk to Kechara. Go feed the poor. Dr. Mahathir, you really need to shake up some of your ministers. Maybe, use the rotan, since it’s being abused anyway. Start with MOE. They really need a thrashing for giving Malaysian education such a bad name and getting us into such a mess.
❗And last, but not least why are you still giving safe harbour to Zakir Naik. You have to know, his brand of Islam cannot be good for our country. He really really needs to go. Let some other country shield him. Dr Mahathir, young man, you have so much to handle here at home. We are in need of real reform. Let’s put your energy where it’s needed most. Take care. I have you on my prayer list every morning for your good health and well being. Please use whatever time you have left to finish what you started.
Carol Jennifer Soars,
A former English & Literature teacher.
Dear Dr. Mahathir. Part 2
Before I proceed, congratulations on being conferred an Honorary Doctorate as well as being awarded the Order of the Republic by Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan. These are indeed great honours and more than deserved by you. You make us proud.
I promised last week that I would write a follow up to a letter I wrote to you last week. Here’s the feedback on that first letter.
It went viral. Some well meaning person felt I needed to be given an identity, so copied and pasted it, then added that I was an English Language teacher. I didn’t need the introduction. What you need to know about me, is this.
I am a Malaysian. And I voted you and your new government in. Now, that we have that out of the way, let us move on.
Other people in their response to my first letter to you, believe that a single voice in a letter will not get your attention and that you are unable to act on my humble requests for you to validate and honour the existence of all other races who chose to make Malaysia their home. I believe that you can, and that it is time you did. I also truly believe, if at all naively, that you will. My request is that it be done sooner than later.
Before I tell you why a second letter is necessary, let me address one more response to my first letter. I was asked why I didn’t write this letter to you in Bahasa Malaysia. Well the answer is because I wrote it in English. And no, it’s not that my Bahasa Malaysia qualifications are suspect.
The truth is, my qualifications for the national language is not SPM or MCE. I have a credit in Bahasa Melayu, the paper that in my time was sat for, only by the Malays. I was challenged to attempt it as part of a supplement to Senior Cambridge, now known as O Levels. It’s was a tough paper,and I had to learn how to write in Jawi.
Till today, why I needed to learn Jawi is anyone’s guess. They are now wanting to bring it back as art. Sigh! But because learning languages is my forte, I did well in that paper. So we can put all this nonsense about who I am and why I believe I have as much right to this countries’ education, resources and privileges as do my Malay friends.
I am a Malaysian. And you Dr Mahathir, very soon, must do something so that I can stand up and be counted as one.
Dr Mahathir , here is how we can move forward.
❗Bahasa Malaysia is our National identity. Anyone wanting to get into National universities needs this qualification. Bahasa Malaysia is crucial to uniting our people and for our nation’s development and identity. If Indonesia can do it, so can we.
❗Private universities, must make Bahasa Malaysia a prerequisite for being conferred any certificate or degree. Done. Get that man up there in MOE cracking on this. No university should be allowed to be set up without Bahasa Malaysia as a prerequisite. Bring back Bahasa Melayu in its original form. Let this paper become the preferred and more prestigious qualification to obtain.
❗As for vernacular schools, if they want to continue to operate, they need to open their doors to students of all races. While some Malay and Indian parents are already sending their children to these schools, more should be encouraged to do so. Make entry qualifications the same for all. Just as you will make entry qualifications into public universities also transparent and standard for all races.
❗Remove ALL religious studies from ALL schools. Do not allow religious zealots to walk through the gates of schools and preach to the multi faith, multi racial student population we have there. THIS IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL. Leave religious education to the mosques, gurdwaras , churches, temples and Sunday schools. So what happens to the time table? Here’s what is possible.
❗Use the now empty timetable and fill it in with maths and science, the humanities, English Language and Bahasa Melayu. Bring back, and encourage participation in sports. Retrain our soon to be out of job clergy, to become football, hockey, badminton and swimming coaches. Put sport on the timetable, one hour a day, where every student comes out to play. If the students don’t want to play a sport, they can learn a skill. It’s all about getting the races integrated in meaningful pursuits. If the man in MOE can’t do it, I will volunteer my services with my band of merry men and ladies to show him how.
❗Open up Mara, elite Malay colleges and private schools to ALL races, without the ridiculous quota system in place now. Bring in the students on merit, not race. QED
Someone asked me yesterday if I was afraid of what I am suggesting. Am I not afraid that I will be called in? The answer to that is a resounding no. I’ve lived through May 13th. I’m still here. I’ve worked with an education system, filled with bigotry and bias and blatant racialism. I’m still here. Am I not afraid of this letter going viral and you, Sir, calling me in? If that could only happen. Please, please do call me in. I would love to chat over a nice cup of tea and cakes. I’ll buy, my good Sir. I don’t care what the politics are at this stage. Dr Mahathir, you, and only you, have got to fix it.
Neither of us should be afraid. At this point in life, we only need to be afraid of going to God not having completed our purpose for being here now, at this very crucial time in our country’s history. After today, I will say to the only God I know, who lives in me……..I have done what I could and surrender to what’s next for me. What, dear, dear Mahathir, my most precious leader, are you going to say?
I am, as always
Carol Jennifer Soars
Truly & Proudly Malaysian
Article written by Jennifer Soars –
Today, I am taking a walk with nonagenarian. He’s 94, and today, I want him to remember. So we will start our walk a few days before May 13th 1969 erupted. And, while people say we should never look back, it is important that at this time, we do. Otherwise, how will we ever learn. We can only learn from what is in our experience. Tengku Abdul Rahman, my beloved Prime Minister at that time, said he was the happiest Prime Minister because he marveled at how peaceful we were, a country with different races, different cultures and different religions, and with people that lived together in harmony.
Before he died, in an article entitled, “As I see it”, Tengku Abdul Rahman named the people who plotted May 13th. He named you, and said that you were part of a group of rabble rousers called Ultra Malays. As a group , aka the Ultra Malays, you Sir, together with Musa Hitam and Ghazali Shafee, were instrumental in the announcement made at Ampang Hilir, that there was going to be a coup. Then from Datuk Harun’s house, where people with hate in their hearts were assembled, a rumour began that the Chinese were killing the Malays and the rest is history. The riots began. To stop the riots and to contain the violence , Tun Razak deployed the army and people were shot in the streets. It was a dark time. To put the final nail in our beloved First Prime Minister’s coffin, you wrote the yellow letters, in which you accused Tengku of siding with the Chinese and blamed Lim Kit Siang for the riots, even though he was not even in town. Tengku’s account of this chronology had the truth in it. Three years later, he died.
Still, subsequently, as Malaysians, we moved on from this very very dark time in our country’s history, and bless our Malaysian hearts, we forgave it all. So, those of you reading this article, please understand no malice is intended by my writing it. On the contrary, this article shows that we all know what happened, but because, unlike the rest of my families that fled in fear, we stayed to serve this country, as did all of you. This is our country, Malaysia. And we are still here.
I have loved this country for 70 years now, and still do. This is my country. I cannot say it enough times. In spite of all that has happened and in spite of the fact that my family was split, post May 13th 1969, this is my country. This type of love tells the world what a glorious and forgiving and loving people, Malaysians are. We are special. True Malaysians are one family.
But we tarry. Let’s move on.
Fast forward to your appointment as Minister of Education. The slide and rot of our once excellent education system began with you. After GE 14, you Sir, wanted to come back as Education Minister and when it didn’t happen, you sent us your lackey. All he has done is set the cat among the pidgeons. But again, let’s not tarry.
We must not waste any more time on our MOE. He is ineffectual, and despite the fact that he has a winsome smile he is not going to “Khat It”. Time is now of the essence.
So, come along, dear Sir. So sorry to rush you, but there is much more you need to remember, Dr Mahathir.
Let us go back to a little more history, post riots. Once established as the blue eyed boy of UMNO, by no other than Tun Razak, the same one who ousted Tengku Abdul Rahman, one by one , you got rid of Tengku Razalie, Musa Hitam and the likes. Guess they got their just rewards. The destroyers became the destroyed. Karma is a bitch. And throughout all this time, you played the racial card.
No, Dr Mahathir, it’s not us that use race and religion to divide us. You do it so very well and provide us our daily bread with the race/ religion rhetoric. This time you’ve even gone one step better. Now you’ve allowed ZN to insult and question our birth right and our loyalties and yet, you keep him here. He even has outriders. Almost on par with you, Sir. If that’s not adding insult to injury, what is? By the way, the fact that ZN says he was misquoted, tells us that like you, ZN has taken Malaysians for fools. By your refusal to see what he is creating, you are telling us how much you care for the people who were willing to forgive your history, open our hearts and put our trust in you. Yet underlying your rhetoric, you are saying every true Malaysian, suck it up. And so, we are stuck with the man. And yes, we continue to “suck it up”.
A couple of nights ago, I was out celebrating Merdeka. It is ironical that I still believe in the word Merdeka or the concept of it. And the people, who were with me and who still want to believe in you, say you are always one step in front of us, way ahead of our puny brains with your master plan for this country. Forgive me if I’m skeptical that this is even remotely true. Master plan or another nail in our coffins? The next few months will tell us. But move on, we must, lest you get lulled into believing there isn’t more.
We now walk through the advent of GE14 and the choices voters made. The old adages “ Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t” and “Hobson’s choice “, were in play then, and you appeared as the saviour of my beloved land. So post election europhia, we were excited. Our country needed money. The real troupers of this land paid into a fund that was launched to Save Malaysia, so, when Lim Guan Eng came in as finance minister, he launched this fund. We all did our part to help put money back into our coffers. We ALL did. All we wanted was to drag ourselves out of the mire created by the marauders and rapists who were destroying our country. We heeded the cry to arms. We won. Or did we?
If you believe that we cared tuppence for the PH manifesto, you were mistaken. We are realists. No pie in the sky, no pipe dreams. We had our feet on the ground. Then you began removing the rug from under our feet. Each month your lackey annoyed people. Then you started letting Dumno has-beens, leap frog into your party to swell your party numbers. God, there are some real jumpers there. You could hold a leap frog race and they would win hands down. You came in on a PKR and DAP ticket, but you knew you were on shifting sand, and sought to strengthen your position. Your son got some choice offers, slick move that. And you, barely in office too.
Aiyohlah, how are you different from Jibby. It wasn’t long then, before a slide built up. Soon we saw that a new rot, smelling a lot like the old rot, had started to creep in. And then came the “piece de resistance”, a stench of things to come. And that stench, is firmly entrenched on our soil. He’s here, and it looks like he is here to stay, while we, the Indians and Chinese, bonafide Malaysian citizens, are accused of all kinds of things, of being anti Islam, racialistic and of being bigots. The dirges for DAP and PKR have started playing. A funeral soon for their demise?
Sir, we are ending our little walk now. I know you are tired. But before you leave, take a stroll around the Government offices, in Putra Jaya. How many employees are there in Government Service? Which race dominates? Visit the Universities and Hospitals and every other Public Facility. Which race dominates? And then Sir, answer this question. How much more and for how long more, do the other races have to give in?
As you are driven around the city, pray read the names of companies that are building highways, have Government projects, own the canteens in schools and government offices . Then visit the MOE and your other ministries. Which race dominates? And then ask this question again. When will Government tenders finally be transparent and opened to us, the marginalized? How much more do you’ll want , Sir, and for how long more?
It must be very tiring staying ahead of the pack at your tender age. But you are running short of time. No one is immortal. It must worry you that God may call us anytime. So while I am no God, I really believe that one day you will be asked, by God, whom we all will face , to explain why you never kept your promises to ALL your voters . ZN did not vote you in. But he’s here. We voted you in and yet we are being told, in so many ways, to go back from whence we came.
I believe also that you will be asked by God, to explain how , as the Prime Minister of this wonderful land, you took care of your “Ummah Wahida”? What will you say? You will surely be asked how much you did to mesh us all together with our Muslim brethren? You will have to answer. Did you do right by us, or did you just pit us against each other? And most importantly, what did you do to eradicate racialim and religious bigotry in this once glorious land. I think, my precious nonagenarian, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Time is not on your side. But because I’m a nice person, I will pray for you to get it right this time. Please Sir, get it right, this time. I will pray everyday for my country. God Bless us all.
Written by Jennifer Soars
Dear Dr Mahathir.
I’ve been staring at two photographs all morning. One that we all will remember, has you waving a letter to the Agung, post GE14 , and you are surrounded by your newly named cabinet. Everyone was smiling. Everyone was so happy.
Now the second picture is you at the Malay Dignity Congress . You had your arms raised again. But this time you were surrounded by the organisers of this congress. And again you were smiling. The organisers looked like cats who had just been at the cream. They all looked so proud of themselves. Actually, so did you. You had just delivered a speech calling the Malays lazy. And then in the same speech, telling the non Malays that they had outstayed their welcome. That they were only brought into this country for a specific purpose, but that they did not go back to their original countries as they were supposed to do, once that purpose had been fulfilled.
A right royal colonial screwup, it seems.
My question for you Sir, is how did you get from the saviour of my people, post GE14, to a full-on racist at a Malay Dignity Congress, in just one year? I mean, we always knew you wanted to be a pure Malay for so long, if there was even a possibility that that fact existed for you at all. But this…..this is an outrage. This Sir, is no less than an open declaration of your racialism. What possibly otherwise could have gone through your mind that day, that you were willing to compromise your own sense of dignity? Did you lose it all through osmosis or have you not ever had one respectful bone in your body to begin with? The thing is , I really want to believe, that the latter cannot be true. We’ve seen you humbled and humane, although on hindsight lately, we have missed seeing the great statesman we were used to seeing before. So it has to be osmosis, the saturated potato experiment coming to mind. It has to be, as it’s only been a year since you lifted arms with your new multi racial cabinet.
Yet, here you are now, curled up in bed with the most bigoted of the lot, academicians to boot. Imagine how incongruous both those pictures are.
By the way, by your own admission, you do have Indian blood. Found an article where you admitted to it. Just thought I’d remind you. Not to worry though. You, like every one else on this planet has red blood flowing through your veins, whatever race you are.
A Malay Dignity Congress
You know, Sir. When this congress on Malay dignity was announced, I was thinking. This could be it…..the coming together of great minds to put the dignity and meritocracy back into academia. I thought maybe there would be a declaration or a pledge to tell the rest of us, that our universities were going to revamp, and that you all, including you ,Sir, were ready to accept responsibility for the declining academic standards. So it was alarming that pre conference Zainal Kling gave us an inkling into what the Malaysian academia had really deteriorated into. And so, as he spewed through his venomous speech, we got an idea as to what unadulterated racial bigotry sounds like. But because, I’m cringing as I write this, I’ll take a break and backtrack a tad.
Flashback: Post GE -14
A saviour maligned
The euphoria settling as a “new” nation, we now wanted to get the machinery moving. We all remember the hours you spent waiting for your swearing in at the Istana by the last Agung, post GE14. We were so angry that he had no respect for you. So okay, we knew the history between you two, but those watching the live telecast and waiting for you to be sworn in, were furious. We saw how tired you were and we needed our dignified statesman to be sworn in. We sent you messages of love. We cried when we saw you cry. Anyway, finally you were sworn in and a great nation rejoiced. We rejoiced because we had won a huge battle, or so we thought. We then we thought, perhaps that at least, we had won the battle against kleptocracy. Again, was this an illusion too? I mean, these guys are still free, aren’t they?
But Sir, the truth is there was another reason we were rooting for you. We were ecstatic because you came into power on a promise. Your promised to undo and heal the 60 years of unfair practices. And we believed you because that promise came from a saviour. And saviours do not lie.
Now on hindsight, what fools we were to believe you. Giddy on your mercurial rise to power, instead of keeping your promise you began your final war march on the non Malays, once more eroding and chiseling and shaming us using your favourite rhetoric. So sad that it is all rhetoric. Some of the following is what you stated in your speech at that conference on dignity. The other words have been spoken on different platforms. But they all serve to attempt to remove our dignity. The gist of your rhetoric is always the same.
◾we allowed you to stay after the British left
◾we gave you opportunities to do business
◾we allowed vernacular schools to exist
◾we allowed TAR college to be set up
◾we allowed you to buy land to build temples and churches
◾we allowed missionary schools to be set up
(God, I wish I wrote music. Then these words could be the chorus of a dirge .)
So, instead of addressing this hate rhetoric, throughout this last one year, voices of dissent have been silenced with threats or reminders of racial unrest. Religious bigotry has a new stronghold with the likes of a fugitive Indian. The one you don’t intend to hand over. And each day you stick a knife into the mix and twist it into the guts of the non Malays with the following policies introduced:
❗An increased quota into Matriculation for Malays.
❗No increase in the non Malay quota for university entries, and no new merit based
policies introduced. Instead, the new buzz word….”needs based” policy.
❗Allowing more racial undertones to proliferate with the introduction of Khat.
❗No allocations in the new budget for TAR college, a college that is so needed for
poor Chinese students. Ah, but then, you say, there are no poor Chinese.
❗Rounding up, using Sosma, Indians who are suspected of being LTTE
sympathizers. LTTE is now a defunct organization that has been removed from
Interpol’s terrorist list. You’ve sanctioned this. How come your police have not
arrested those at the dignity conference who openly hurled insults at the Chinese and Indians by announcing in their hate speeches that Malaysia is for the Malays.
How come Zainal Kling has not be arrested for inciting hate. This is a bigger evil in our multi racial society? Surely this too should come under SOSMA. And while
we are on the topic of Sosma, isn’t Sosma one of the things you promised would be revoked in your manifesto. I mean you were elected on that manifesto.
So, a selective truth once more? Not looking good for you, Sir.
❗Bringing home 40 known IS terrorists who helped commit genocide and whom
the police claim will be tried. This group of people (IS sympathizers) are still on
the Interpol radar as terrorists . Will the police also be bringing in Yazidi witnesses
for their trials. These guys committed genocide.
❗Bullying a young lad who had just graduated and who had the guts to take on 5000 attendees of a dignity congress by asking for his VC to step down for being part of that congress. University Malaya was one of the organisers of that shameful congress. He exercised his rights to protest such an openly hostile and racially biased congress.
You Sir, were also part of that congress. You, the Prime Minister of my multi racial country could have put a stop to it.
However, not only did you attend , you joined hands with them.
I’m sure that even you would agree that allowing the congress to have gone on in the manner it did, is tantamount to condoning it.
So where are we going to from here, my good doctor? What do I want ?
Before we get to that, remember this.
We are no longer the same people we were last year. In this last one year we have all grown up. No stars in our eyes any more. If you looked into the eyes of many of your people you will no longer see tears. You will no longer see hope. You murdered hope. But you will see will power and strength and perseverance in the eyes of every Chinese , every Indian, as well as in the eyes of those others, the Sikhs, the Punjabis, the Sabahans and the Sarawakians, the Eurasions, the “ lain,lain”, and yes, many, many, many great Malays. ( No, not the ones who want more, not those ones at the dignity congress, but the ones who want more for us, the ones who know how hard we’ve worked, the ones who want more for Malaysia, the ones who themselves had to struggle without the handouts, the ones who never got or needed a contract, the ones who never stretched their hands out to beg or needed the “tongkat”, the ones who entered universities and colleges on merit, the true academics, and the true God fearing and tolerant Muslims who live by their creed.)
And now, Sir. Let me tell you what our dignified Malays already have, but still want more of. They already have
▪90% of all Government jobs
▪90% of all Government contracts
▪At least 85% of all quasi government jobs ( Hospitals, Telekoms, Tenaga)
▪80% population in the universities
▪Malay/Muslim only universities
▪Discounts on buying property
▪Malay Reserve land
In spite of all the above, these dignified Malays continue to blame the non Malays for
🔹their lost dignity
🔹their failed businesses
🔹their inability to compete in the private sector
🔹the condition of the poor Malays
🔹their control over private education
🔹causing segregation due to vernacular schools
So, finally Sir. What do I want? What do all self- respecting Malaysians want.?
Well for starters:
❤We want peace to get on with our lives as we have always done. We don’t need your handouts. We’ve got where we are today on our own. We will continue in like manner. Adversity put ‘hairs on our chests’ to coin a phrase. We non Malays, we are a pretty hardy lot. After all, we have survived you and your cronyism followed by kleptocracy for 50 years now. None of us got any of your billions. Or do you have a plan to share some of it with those of us who fought for this country’s independence.
❤We want those ‘dignified’ Malays to STOP with the hate speeches and for those who continue with such vile racism , to be treated as the traitors they deserve to be. Lock them up. For starters, you , Sir, should sack the ‘ruddy’ lot. At the very least demote them. Make an example of them. Make racism and any form of religious bigotry, a punishable crime. Haul the lot of them off to jail. Racist vermin, the lot!
❤Hands off TAR college. The non Malays couldn’t get into your universities. So Chinese businessmen, reading the situation, took a calculated risk and gave the poor Chinese community a head-start. So tell those dignified Malays to keep their ‘cotton picking fingers”, off. They have all the Public Universities at their feet. Hands off our private education. It’s none of their beeswax how the rest of us got educated. For fifty years nobody cared a hoot. Why the “red eye” now. (Ngan Hoong/Envy)
❤The non Malays opened stalls in markets and in restaurants to eek out a living, just so their children could further their education overseas. Some of these parents are still in debt. Their children couldn’t get choice scholarships from the Government. These children only had what is known in some circles as “mother/father” scholarships. What are you going to do to help these poor people. What’s the plan, Sir. Will you help some of them to get out of debt.
❤Enough with calling us “pendatang”. We are as much citizens as that dignified lot are too. In fact, we have as much right to this country as you have. Would you not agree?
This is my last appeal to your better side, Sir. The ball is now in your court. You can make it better, or you can watch things slip through you fingers. Be warned though, that you are in bed with racist and bigot bedfellows. Not the company you should be keeping at your tender age.
Carol Jennifer Soars
(A fellow pendatang
Firmly entrenched as a Malaysian
For all time)