Friday, September 28, 2012

So, who's the "pendatang"?

Han Suyin in her 1956 novel titled And The Rain My Drink, republished in 2010 by Monsoon Books, on page 31, 4th paragraph writes: “The word Malay means Javanese, Sumatrans, Indonesians, people from Minangkabau and many East Indies island, Arabs and Arab-educated Mohammedans, as well as Malay proper from Malaya itself; Chinese include half a dozen subgroups from the southern provinces of China, by feature and emotion Chinese, but divided by dialect into Teowchews, Hokkiens, Hakkas, Cantonese, Hainanese, and small groups. Indians include Tamils, Punjabis, Sikhs, Pathans, Bengalis and many others.”

So, who’s the -- to borrow a word from kuching kurap racist politicans --"pendatang"? Remember not to vote for them in the next GE.

Han Suyin is the pen-name of Elisabeth Comber, famed for her novel A Many Splendoured Thing which was made into a Hollywood film.


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