Saturday, June 20
The Pancreas of Malaysia
If Malaysia was a person, racism would be its pancreas. You don't see it, but you know it's there.
The majority of Malaysians communicate with each other seemingly at peace at each other. But when they are back within the warm embrace of their own homes, secret thoughts about the people they've met get revealed.
In Malaysia, when two people of differing races form an attraction between themselves, it can sometimes mean that these people have different beliefs.
Sometimes, family members of either side of the couple do not approve of their relationship due to the difference in religion. When that happens, the couple has to decide whether to destroy their relationship or destroy ties with their family.
In order to prevent such devastation, some parents have advised their children not to get too close with other races.
Of course, there are also others who give the same advice for immature reasons such as racial stereotyping and personal issues. This however, is not going to be discussed. I'm just here to provide a monotonous monologue about the complications of interfaith relationships.
I personally find it unfair that there are cases where two people who have the same interests, same personality and who are able to potentially live an awesomely peaceful life are forced to separate due to religious differences.
Overzealous people should try to see the teachings of religion as a guide that promotes better living, rather than as if it is a strict law punishable by death.