46 years ago on this date,I was an SC/MCE exam candidate.Friend or classmates the likes of Keng Leong,Johari,Che Som,,Muthappan were busying ourselves with assignments and preparations for the end of the year biggest exam of our lives.SBS my alma mater on the outskirt of Kulim town saw comradeship of different ethic groups studying harmoniously .
Then news broke out...
There were unrest in parts of the country.
There were hartal in some of the towns.
As tv,newspaper were only source of the news.we the school children knew little of the riots.There's no such thing as facebook,twitter or socila media of today.
But we could sense the seriousness of the matter when friends of other ethnic groups grouped together discussing the matter in a hush tone.
And among the group there was this one loud and clear voice ...
Tu la Melayu......tu la Cina....tu la India.
Soon it was clear that the episode of 13 May was to be changing factor in our lives...
Some for the better and others for the worse.
Today 46 years later,I look with concern at the episodes enfolding in my beloved country.Prime Minister we had 6 ....sorry if I am wrong.And my recollections about them could be described in a few words.
Ada baik,ada lebih baik
Ada buruk...ada yang terlebih buruk.
Hoping for a better Malaysia.
Today is 13 May 2015.