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Second, I understand that Article 153 of the Constitution of Malaysia protects the Bumiputra rights. Including the rights of tertiary education enrollment and scholarships.
What I would like to voice out is that every Malaysian deserves equal right and chance when it comes to education. Why should anyone be a victim of unequal rights to education just because you are happened to be born as a non-bumiputra which no one was ever given the choice to choose what they would like to be born as.
Let's turn the table around. IMAGINE, I say IMAGINE. Imagine the Chinese's rights to education is protected instead of Bumiputra. Say, I were to score 3As in SPM while my fellow brothers and sisters from another race scores 8As, 9As but I get offers to university instead of them. Would I feel proud? Yes, that moment when I get my offer I would be jumping of joy. But when I find out that people around me that achieved better results than me did not receive offers from universities, I would feel ashamed.
Ashamed not because they are smarter than me. Ashamed because I will start to question my qualifications. Aren't my brothers and sisters from other races are Malaysians too? If they are Malaysians too, why are they not given the chance to go to university? Is it because I'm born as a Chinese and I'm more superior than my other friends?
I say let education be equal. Whether you are a Malay, Chinese, Indian, or others, let us have a healthy competition when it comes to education and may the best individual wins regardless of race.
I have no intent to champion for the Chinese race in this matter, because to me, when it comes to education, race should not matter at all. Individual is what matters most. You deserve what you get because of your effort, not because of your skin.
I have nothing to gain from posting this up. Nobody paid me to write this. Instead I will get people hating on me for this. And I'm risking quite a lot just to write this because this is a extremely sensitive topic but I want you guys to think about it. Because we are the generation in line to lead this country.
Agree or disagree? You can leave a comment, but stay away from racism. Let this be an open discussion. If your argument is going to be "if you don't agree with bla bla bla, you can move to other country", don't bother wasting my time.
I'm a Malaysian first, Chinese second. I will proudly admit that for the rest of my life.