IT’S HOW WE
POLITICAL polarisation is getting worse in our country. The divide between the people has reached record high. On every side, there is rising animosity towards one another; the pro-government and the proopposition cannot stand one another.
We see this divide creeping into our communities. Friends stop being friends, couples doubt each other ’s judgment, and parents prevent their children from marrying someone who supports a certain party.
On another level, our communities also have become divided.
According to a CIMB Foundation study released earlier this year, Malaysians have very little communication with people of other races.
Some 90 per cent of the Malay, 80 per cent of Chinese and 70 per cent of Indian respondents reported that almost all their friends were from the same race.