What do you do when your government does not take care of you - nay, even have policies carved in such as a way as to disadvantage you so that you do not have a chance?
You fight for an opportunity for yourself and your children.
You are not talking about fairness. You are talking about an opportunity - an opportunity to earn a living, an opportunity to work very hard, very very hard, even to the extent of having to do two or three people's work in order that you may have a chance to earn a living for yourself, taking only one of the lower or lowest of the two or three parts that you have earned.
It is only by sheer hard work, plus lots and lots of ingenuity can it be possible for a non-Bumiputra to irk out a decent living in Malaysia. By then, of course, the disparity has widened much much farther.
When the single simple opportunity in life that one is looking for just to survive does not even exist, because it is perceived that all the opportunities have been monopolised and that the wealth that has been amassed has been transformed into power of control and domination, you want regime change.
How does the minority cause a regime change of the majority in a democratic way?
By giving all its support to the opposite, the best that can be managed is 77:23.
This is the best that can be done at the moment.
But the message is clear. That the people who are unhappy can say register their dissatisfaction.
So far, the non-Bumiputra has made their stance. Now, among the Bumiputra, unfairness of unjust policies has also been taking place. If the discontent is intense, you can get a swing that can go to 40:60 (assuming half turned).
How do you prevent unfairness? Malaysia, and Sarawak, has gone way past the point of racial disparity. We are now entering the era of class inequality: the poor fighting against the rich, for survival. If the rich has gotten rich through plunder, then there is a limit to that plunder. We are reaching that limit. The whole country is down going into economic descent.
The only way forward is a conducive environment for investment, private investment. This is not the perfect solution, but this is the way that the modern world has learned to bear with. This world of private investment, will create with it the problems of worker welfare. This is the economic disparity. But at least, there is a way out by negotiating for better pay and conditions for workers.
At the moment, the problem is unemployment and rising cost of living. Dishing out cash handouts in "poverty-eradication" programmes is a short-term measure, important to prevent riots and buy time for better programmes to come in. It must be the encouragement of local private investments.
The whole nation should not be held back by one lone racist voice. We should fight racism and get the whole nation back to where it was in 1970, and start all over again. We have lost enough time. It is time to put excellence back into the nation, and take our rightful place in bright Asia.