Sunday, May 2, 2010

No need to tick off voters...


STAND-UP comic Harith Iskandar is the product of Malay-English parentage. He has acted in plays and movies speaking in Bahasa Malaysia and earns a living telling jokes, mostly in English with some Malay and Chinese words thrown in.

He has been telling his audiences that he plans to get married soon with a woman of Chinese-Indian parentage. “I do not know how our children will fill up those forms. I think they will have to tick every box – Malay, Chinese, Indian and lain-lain.”

The predominantly Chinese crowd in Petaling Jaya roared when he asked when Malaysians could stop having to state their racial background. Then he delivered his punch line: “But I am a Malaysian first.” His listeners were on their feet by then, which goes to show how much the issue had struck a chord with urban Malay­sia.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell this to your umno master! you might get a tan sri.

Anonymous said...

SO when are the thugs in Perkasa and UMNO going to lodge police reports against Harith?

Angelita Atractivo said...

I am a Malaysian 1st, a doughnut peddler 2nd.
:)

Anonymous said...

What, the Star disagrees with DPM now ah?