|How some Malaysians reacted to news that|
China is against terrorism, discrimination and extremism
I spent 25 days last year riding in China and I loved every minute of it. I was treated well by the people, Ughyurs and Hans alike, even though the machine guns at the numerous sentries along the way served as a constant reminder to the visitor that all was (and still is) not well. Because of that, the last thing I'd want to do is to make fun of China. But the Chinese envoy to Malaysia really ought to be more diplomatic and less Guanengish and not be so judgemental of others, least of all his own kind and patient hosts, when making statements about race relations in Malaysia.
We are well aware of China's own track record when it comes to its own minorities and the use of violence, so let us not go there.
Dr Huang Huikong can rest assured though that our police and authorities sans machine guns are more than capable of handling a few thousand red or yellow shirts who threatened to disrupt racial harmony in Malaysia, be it at Masjid India or Petaling Street.
|Not helping with matters|
Over a million tourists from China visit Malaysia annually because we are beautiful, peaceful and cheap. Our Tourism Minister is even prepared to make a fool of himself as long as more Chinese come to our country, especially now that the Ringgit is so weak. ,You see, we don't even blame China for our currency's predicament when other countries in the same boat are claiming (not without justification) that it's Beijing's doing.
So please, Dr Huang, give us more credit lah. Promote Petaling Street and peace but no need to make any more claim about China's sterling race relations and all that crap or how Beining would not sit idly in the face of discrimination blah blah blah because all that's not helping.
p.s. The picture above is just a gambar hiasan, a file pic. The blogger Big Dog had posted it on his FB and asked friends to add a caption to it, just for fun. Neither YB Hishammuddin Hussein, our Defence Minister, nor Big Dog reacted that way to Huang's claim. As a matter of fact, Big Dog seems more irritated by Nazri Aziz, the Tourism Minister in Anifah: Nazri is out of line!
Huang has also brought out the best of Helen Ang's sarcasm in Ambassador settles the question: We ARE Chinese -- Hooray!