Ibrahim Ali, President of The Kelantan People’s Action Council argues
against holding a forum on the social contract by the Bar Council.
Let us see his reasons why the forum can’t be held:
- Affect sensitiveness of some races
- Will lead to racial discomfort
- It could touch on Malay supremacy, article 153 of the Federal Constitution, the New Economic Policy and the New Economic Agenda
- The forum can be a platform for sedition,
The people of Malaysia have this weakness, in trying to be tolerant to regards to other races, there is a tendency to close oneself, that is a problem for others, and keep quiet. When can we understand that any racial problem involves all races, we have to be concerned, find out more, interact with other races to find a solution. The word sensitivity is archaic, for the last 50 years we have been hoodwinked by Barisan Nasional, don’t bring in sensitive issues, they are taboo. What if anything happens! Honestly things will happen when we don’t discuss about it, like a father in a family never getting involved in what happens with the wife and children and one day when matters go out of hand regretting where did I go wrong.
Ibrahim an ex UMNO man is just following the concepts of his old party, Malay supremacy, sedition and so forth.
Any suspicions we have among races can only be discussed and solutions found. Sweeping it down the carpet, does not help.
I would suggest to Ibrahim, let them have the forum and once it is over, find out what was discussed, and he can thereafter make all the comments he would like to.