United People. It was multiracial Malaysia's bloodiest day. On 13 May 1969, riots in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere around the country broke out, showing us how fragile race relations had been and, perhaps, would be. Against the odds, though, Malaysians have survived till today without another major skirmish. In fact, the nation has thrived economically and we pride ourselves as a very peaceful and stable nation.
Under the surface, however, racial unity has continued to come under pressure. With the total freedom of expression that we enjoy on Internet, we test each other. Some quarters won't stop until we are at loggerheads once more. Fortunately there are many among us who genuinely want us to be 1. Anas Zubedy is one of us. His latest project, in conjunction with the 41st anniversary of the bloody 13 May, is to launch the Let's Recolor May 13, "to breathe new spirit into the date, to dilute and eventually erase the negative thoughts and replace them with positive meanings and values".
I'm all for that.
Learn how you can recolor May 13 here.