FOREFATHERS FROM ALL RACES CONTRIBUTED IN NATION-BUILDING

FOREFATHERS FROM ALL RACES CONTRIBUTED IN NATION-BUILDING   

PRESS STATEMENT BY

GERAKAN NATIONAL PRESIDENT

DATUK DR. DOMINIC LAU HOE CHAI

MARCH 14, 2019 

 

In response to netizen Isa Salleh’s racial remarks on Facebook, he cited the Declaration of Independence in questioning the legal rights of all races in the country. Gerakan National President Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai condemned such remarks, he opined it was unhealthy and dangerous.

Dr Dominic Lau pointed out that results of nation-building were the efforts by forefathers from all races. It was contrary to what was claimed by the netizen that Malays accepted Chinese and Indians into the country and shared the land and outcome. He stressed that we must not tamper the historical records of contributions by the Chinese and fellow countrymen of different races in nation-building. Forefathers of the Chinese community migrated to Malaysia against all odds to strive with all races and together they fought for the country’s independence, they were not intruders.

"Chinese people and fellow countrymen from other races were born and raised here. Their status is unquestionable. We should not let racist or religious fanatics destroy our long-standing harmony."

Dr Dominic Lau said results that we are enjoying today were made possible by the persistent efforts from our forefathers, he called on all Malaysians to seek for commonality and not to let extremists succeed in dividing us, let us defend our secular system. 

Finally, Dr Dominic Lau also urged the police to investigate the comments of the netizen, we should put an end to any racism and religious extremism, and avoid letting individuals with ill-intentioned destroy the peace and harmony of our country.

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