www.thefreedictionary.com/xenophobiaxen·o·phobe (z n -f b , z n -). n. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
I take exception to anyone labeling us as xenophobic. Yes, the majority of Malaysians don't care about Xenophon but to call us xenophobic is a great insult. Anwar Ibrahim, of all people, should know better. Hasn't he been running to foreigners and foreign governments (he once ran to the Turkish Embassy when an ex-aide claimed to have been sodomized by him) when in trouble. The BN government looks to foreigners for direct investment and even adopted the Look East Policy to emulate the great work ethics of foreigners. Our students aspire to pursue their studies in the UK, America, and Australia. There's quite a healthy number of Malaysian diaspora, too. So what's so xenophobic about us?
As for freedoms, we all like ours just fine. We are free to be Malays, Chinese, Indians, Tasauks, Kadazans .. and still unite as Malaysians. The Chinese in Indonesia aren't free to be Chinese. So are the Malays in Thailand. A bit more room here and there to express ourselves better is desirable, of course.
But we are matured and wise enough to know that limitless freedom ain't going to do anyone any good. Look at our media, for example. Our new media, I mean. Unbridled, unfettered, uncensored freedom ...
|Is this the kind of freedom we want to promote?|
|There's a sequel coming, a "Part 2" ..|
As of noon 16/3/2013, the Aksi si Raja Goyang blogger already has six-figure unique visitors from just one posting h e r e. How's that for feedom? [I'm told he's a PAS chap of the pro-Hadi group that does not wish Anwar to be PM if it is fated that Pakatan would win the PRU13 .. ].