Due to our egotism and xenophobia, such positive experiences have often been nonchalantly written off in favor of our own stereotyped impression or hearsay that other ethnic communities are inferior to us.
While the government aspires to tame the public sentiment through various people-friendly policies and handouts, it must also come to terms with the real fiscal predicament of the treasury. The government will need to strike a balance between populism and strengthening the country's finances in a bid to win the nod of investors.
Bureaucracy is no doubt the chief culprit in creating and condoning the perennial haze problem in this region. If this root cause is not tackled, there will be no way for us to address this issue once and for all.
The recognition of UEC certificate is in essence the recognition of Chinese education as well as the contributions of Chinese Malaysians towards the development of this country, or in a broader sense, the status of Chinese Malaysians in the country.