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Clearing The Air On Anti-Semitism

24 January 2019

Austrian Chancellor, Sebastion Kurz raised concerns about anti-Semitism in his meeting in Vienna with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Bearing in mind the horrific culmination of European anti-Semitism during the Second World War, we emphatise his legitimate fears of anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head anywhere.


https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/01/22/anti-semitism-unacceptable-austrian-chancellor-tells-dr-m/

However, we would like to point out that anti-Semitism is a phenomenon peculiar to Europe and other western societies but not to Asia.

The anti-Israel movement in Malaysia, of which Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Malaysia (BDS Malaysia) is a part, is not in any way anti-Semitic.

Just like the Austrian chancellor, we abhor all forms of anti-Semitism and do not wish to be associated with any of them.

We have no problems whatsoever with anyone of Jewish origins or, for that matter, any ethnicity. One’s ethnicity is no more and no less an accident of birth.

But we do have problems with Zionists whether they are Jews or non-Jews because of Zionist Israel’s unrelenting persecution of the Palestinian people over the past seven decades.

The barring of Israelis from our country cannot be … [Read more]

Upward Social Mobility for the B40

The 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) mid-term review (MTR) acknowledges that income gaps are widening at an alarming rate. According to the 11MP economic blueprint presented in 2016, about 2.78 million households out of the total 7.6 million households are classified as the bottom 40 (B40). This represents 36.6% of Malaysian households…

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