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Something Malaysians Are Used To Seeing...Sadly

I walked past this advert/sign/notice/non-invitation a couple of times and thought nothing of it....just walked by. And then there was this day when I was sitting at the lights and saw it again. It hit me. We are so used to seeing signs like this that we no longer take much notice of them. Just before the light turned green, I snapped a photo of it and thought, 'can you imagine if a sign like this came up in another country or culture?'

For example, what would happen if a sign says 'Whites Only' for sale of a row of bungalows? Would people care if the sign was 'Chinese Only'? Or maybe what if it was a sign that says 'Only for Jews' or 'Only for Mexicans' in London or United States or Australia or any other more developed countries in the world? Do you think there would be an uproar or would people just walk by and away from it, undisturbed and completely used to it?

It's pretty much nothing to shout about over here in Malaysia, we see it everywhere.

For non-Malaysians, the sign says, 'Special Invitation for Bumiputras Only' (Malays and other special people in Malaysia). To me, might as well add 'Others, please go fly your own kite'.


Something to ponder.

    Love,

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