Above from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters
Sorry, excuse my cursing, but…
The Chinese community in South Africa has only been established for 104 years (since 1904), compared to the Chinese in Malaysia who have been established for 600 years (since the 1400s, at the invitation of the Sultan of Malacca himself).
And yet the South African Chinese are already accepted as equal citizens with full indigenous rights, while we are still not bumiputera even if 20 generations of our ancestors were born here!!!
Read and make your eyes pop out:
Chinese classified as black, court says
A COURT has issued a landmark ruling classifying Chinese South Africans as black, making them eligible for benefits for those discriminated against under the former apartheid regime.
The ruling from the Pretoria high court came after the Chinese Association of South Africa (CASA) challenged their exclusion from laws aimed at redressing economic imbalances under white-minority rule, which ended in 1994.
CASA argued that Chinese citizens continue to be marginalised under the country’s black economic empowerment and affirmative action legislation. [Scott: Known as Dasar Ekonomi Baru over here]
Both laws benefit the country’s black, Indian and mixed-race communities.
“As Chinese South African we were officially classified as coloured during the apartheid era and suffered under the same discriminatory laws prior to 1994,” CASA chairman Patrick Chong said.
“The logical inference was thus Chinese South Africans would automatically qualify for the same benefits afforded to the coloured group, post 1994.”
The organisation has pressed government on the matter since 2000 in order to seek clarity on their racial classification.
Yeah Badawi, your bridge of racial and religious tolerance very kukuh oh!
PS. From this day forward, any Chinese who discriminates against Africans just because of their skin colour is a race traitor.
PPS. Kudos to Dr. Hsu for linkage.