It was kick-started by a statement mentioning the matter by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, while he was launching the first dialogue of the National Unity Consultative Council several days ago.
So, Kurup believes that removing the race column from official documents will bring us Malaysians together gather into one big happy family.
It's the vision of so-called Bangsa Malaysia dream again, I guess.
Then, came along all the support from the people and organizations who supposedly support the idea of having this Bangsa Malaysia.
Even the Chinese newspapers supported the idea.
Here is an article by Sin Chew Jit Poh, the best selling Chinese newspaper in the country,
Very fine and dandy.
Probably once Kurup's idea is accepted by the government, Sin Chew will turn itself into a Bahasa Malaysia newspaper, catering for the people of Bangsa Malaysia.
After all, there will be no need for Chinese newspapers anymore in this country as there will be no more Chinese here.
Just people of Bangsa Malaysia.
Sekolah Cina pun boleh tutup juga. All schools be turned into Bangsa Malaysia schools.
Am I correct, Sin Chew?
In the article, Sin Chew quoted Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia Huazong president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah as saying,
"We are all Malaysians and the government should treat all people impartially instead of distinguishing them by racial background as it is very unfair. I believe that the Chinese community will strongly support the suggestion."
Well Peng, are you saying the government are treating the people partially based on their race? Are you suffering because you were identified as a Chinese by the Melayu-led government, Peng?
Are you and other Chinese in this country are starving because your surat beranak identifies you all as Chinese?
Peng, where the hell did you get that Tan Sri from?
Also, Pheng, can your federation be disbanded after the creation of Bangsa Malaysia?
I believe, going by the logic of this whole thing, your federation of Chinese associations is not good for the creation of Bangsa Malaysia as it identifies people according whether they are Chinese or non-Chinese. Correct?
We shouldn't have associations promoting the advancement of only one race such as yours if we want national unity. Correct, Peng?
And while we are at it, let us also make a rule that everyone must have a Bangsa Malaysia name, at least for use in official documents.
Peng, you can ask Hannah Yeoh to find you a new Bangsa Malaysia name, okay.
She is very good with creating fancy Bangsa Malaysia names.
Ya, Yeoh was also quoted in the Sin Chew report.
She said she had wanted to put her first daughter's race as Bangsa Malaysia in the birth certificate but was unable to do so. She put it as Chinese then.
Unfortunately, for her second daughter, it was automatically registered as Indian, because her husband is an Indian. Now she is complaining that her two daughters are officially of different race.
Well, Hannah, in the first place, why did you put your first daughter's race as Chinese and not Indian? You don't wan't to honor your husband's ethnic root, is it?
Anyway, does all these nonsense really matter?
I'm officially a Malay, but honestly, I don't mind if people identify me as a Chinese.
Heck, I don't even mind if they put Eskimo as my race in my surat beranak.
I know who and what I am and a piece of paper telling me what is my race doesn't count for anything, as far as I am concerned.
For me, all these talks about creating Bangsa Malaysia and unity of the races are all just political bullshit arising after the Chinese tsunami of GE13.
Chinese own newspapers such as Sin Chew and The Star are the ones promoting all these nonsense after the attempt to topple the Malay-led government failed in that general election.
These newspapers are the ones stabbing the back of the BN government in the run up to the general election. And they are still doing it today.
The almost 90 per cent support of the Chinese electorate for the opposition in the general election almost did it, but still was proven as not enough.
Now, according to these newspapers, everyone should forget about their race and be happy together again.
As if in The Star, a Malay can now get appointed to a post of influence in their editorial team. Go and check for yourself on this about this Chinese own and controlled best selling English newspaper in the country.
The hypocrisy of it all was too hard to ignore.
With all due respect to PM DS Najib Razak, I don't think the government's so-called national reconciliation plan will work or even necessary.
There are nothing to reconcile in the first place.
Read this SatD's posting for a more scientific understanding of the matter,
Much Ado about National Reconciliation
After all, we are not dealing with honest and sincere people here.
Being fooled once was bad enough. Let's not be fooled a second time.
As far as I am concerned, Malays should be Malays, Chinese should be Chinese, the same with those of other races.
Everyone should mind their own business.
If we don't want to have racial problems, then don't go around delivering Christmas message which instigate Christians against Muslims like what Lim Guan Eng did in 2012.
And don't go around telling the most prosperous and well off community in the country that they are second, third, fourth, fifth class citizens just to get their votes.
Be honest and sincere when dealing with each other and everything will be fine.
Of course, never forget that you don't piss on people's head and expect them to continue being nice to you, okay.
If we really want to be truly united, then don't go for half measures with gimmicks such as removing the race column in birth certificates and such.
Go all the way and ban everything which identify racial root such as done in Indonesia, Thailand and other countries in the region.
No more Chinese schools, no more Chinese newspapers, no more Chinese associations etc etc.
Otherwise, it's all just political bullshit.
And to those who can't speak Bahasa Malaysia properly, please shut up from talking about wanting Bangsa Malaysia. Don't embarrass yourself, okay.