Khalid Samad: Racially sensitive M'sians walking on egg shells

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must stop being racially sensitive about everything, says Amanah communications director Khalid Abdul Samad.

“Malaysians are walking on eggshells, (so) that even a road accident has been made a racial issue with no relevance.

“Same for education, ” he said, at the launch of Waterski World Championship, when asked about the introduction of khat in primary school.

He explained that it was not accurate that DAP was totally against the teaching of khat.

“Even Kit Siang has no issue writing khat or Jawi, which he self-taught while in detention under the ISA.

“The Cabinet has discussed and decided. There may have been those that were not comfortable with the idea but accepted it to safeguard the unity in the government.

“When it is a coalition government, there must be give and take.

"We don't have to go to war about this because it is not fundamental or made compulsory.

“I launched a Wushu competition recently and that did not affect my Malay identity.

“If we set aside racial differences, we can learn from each other. I do not mind learning Chinese or Tamil languages.

“If people continue being racially sensitive, it will be difficult to build unity, ” he said.

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