All these years, I had not taken an interest in getting to know a bit more about the Malaysian Constitution. It’s all my own mistake and ignorance.
I had always thought that being a Chinese, I am automatically a second-class citizen compared to the Malays who have been given preferential treatment in our country all these years.
As the Malays are the majority and are Muslims, I had also assumed we had become an Islamic country and not a secular one, because of the prominent mosques everywhere.
I have been mistaken and ignorant all along. In our Constitution, every Malaysian of any race has equal rights and also, this is a secular country.
My new awareness of the Constitution and other civic liberty issues stems from what I had learnt at the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) roadshows and forums that I had attended. Here is the latest video of some of the highlights from the SABM event in Melaka.
Hope this video (which I had put together) will throw some light on important issues affecting you.