‘The houses with the ‘crosses’ in Langkawi. Now repainted…We waste too much time on stupid issues.’ Khairy Jamaluddin, Youth and Sports Minister of
Former Cabinet Minister Zaid Ibrahim was quoted to be unhappy with the setting up of a Malay Mall operated only by Malay stall holders and a new airline, Rayani Air, that would not serve alcohol, with stewardesses wearing tudungs and reading Islamic prayers on take off, as bad commercial ideas capitalizing on Islam for profit.
I have not made any comment on the above to avoid being attacked by a dog hiding in the corner of this blog to accuse me for being insensitive and anti Islam or anti Malay. I am glad that progressive bumiputra leaders could see rubbish and would stand up to call them rubbish. At the rate these unproductive and regressive protests continue, things would only get more ridiculous and the bumiputras would only get more angry and uncontrollable when they should be directing their energy and time on more productive things to uplift the well beings of fellow bumiputras.
The timely intervention by Zaid and Khairy would hopefully bring a stop to such wasteful and destructive energy. And hopefully they are strong enough and not become targets of attacks for being anti Islam or anti bumiputras. As someone commented, how would the bumiputras deal with cross road junctions? Are they going to demolish them for being Christian in nature? Would all the Cross Streets be renamed to Crescent Streets or something that has nothing to do with the cross?
Malaysian leaders should lead the bumiputras, if they are not interested in the general Malaysian population, towards more productive and progressive pursuits to improve their lives and well beings. They should not be stopping the bumiputras from crossing the streets or any cross over activities or events because they are related to the cross, literally. Please don’t be cross just because I write about it in my blog.