In this video, some Chinese-looking men think the Indian-looking man is a phantom voter imported by the Barisan Nasional government from Bangladesh, so they chase him off and threatened to send him back to Timbuktu. If the cops hadn't been there manning the polling centre, you can imagine how ugly things would be for the Bangla-looking man. I don't know if the Chinese-looking men are Malaysians themselves; I mean, the certainly behave like barbarians. And I'm not sure if the poor "metallic black" chap isn't a Bangladeshi. But even if he was, we have an electoral system that's too sophisticated for a Bangla or a barbarian to cheat lah.
I am concerned. My own kids look like me and not like Ambiga or Haris Ibrahim, who may look Malaysian to me but perhaps not to an Indian national who may think they are his countrywoman and countryman. What if these fuckers decide that my kids don't look like Lim Kit Siang or Hannah Yeoh and therefore they cannot be Malaysians?
Scenes like The Ugly Malaysian from Oik's65 Blog played out at many polling stations during the 13th General Election. It's not something we had seen before and it's not something we will get used to. In Gelang Patah, police personnel from the Federal Reserve Unit had to be called in to diffuse a potential racial clash after supporters of one party blocked an Indonesian-looking Malay from casting his vote.
The authorities must come down hard on these racist so-called vigilantes before things get really ugly.