Saturday, February 03, 2007

National Integration

I was glad to read in the newspapers yesterday that the government is indeed intensifying efforts to promote greater understanding and unity amongst the races by introducing more fun programs for the young to mix more freely in camps and such. The fact that increased racial polarization in the country is recognized and being addressed is surely a step in the right direction.

Last Saturday I was invited to dinner at the home of a vivacious former port colleague and her very affable hubby in Taman Sentosa, Klang. It was a happy and informal reunion/get together of ex colleagues which was becoming a regular annual affair. The fact that I was the only Malay guest invited was not lost on me and perhaps this was because I was the least paranoid as far as food is concerned and my political leanings or whatever were also well known amongst the others.

But then again, I would not have missed Poh Cheng's scrumptious seafood steamboat and yummy yam cake for the world.


  1. Dunno where it all went wrong Cap'n. You and I and most of the previous generations born before the 70s don't see this as an issue. Maybe it's the way our race-based politics as they're being practised these days...oh well...

  2. As mature citizens we can help build bridges across the big divide, inadvertently caused by these damned politicians...

    'Responsible' blogging is one way, I think.


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