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Ram­lah Jalee: be­ing so close to I re­mem­ber our In­dian grow­ing neigh­bours. up in We Teluk would In­tan cook and for them dur­ing dur­ing Raya. Deep­avali We ate to­gether and they and would even do dropped the same in on for each us other at any time. There was no bar­rier and we never felt like out­siders.

Freda Ng: We can have those good old days back. Let’s start with ‘me’, the per­son you see when you look in the mir­ror. Let it be ‘us’ who put into prac­tice pos­i­tive habits and ac­tions. Let us min­gle. Let us live in har­mony. Let us stop point­ing fin­gers.

Joshua Arul­sel­van: For the most part, I think that we’re do­ing okay. Sure, ev­ery now and then there would be worms crawl­ing out of the wood­work with their di­vi­sive state­ments and ac­tions — these are the things we just have to learn to ig­nore and look past.

Jacky Chan: My best buddy when I was in Stan­dard Three was a Malay boy. Af­ter school, I never failed to go to his house to play. When he had to at­tend evening classes, I’d wait for him in the mosque com­pound. There was no is­sue at all, un­like now.

Jalil Said: Why call those the good old days? We are still alive and we can still have those good old days ev­ery­day if we want to. My school friends and I still get to­gether. We wish each other well and visit one an­other ev­ery fes­tive sea­son. Come on, Malaysians. It’s up to us to cre­ate the same sense of unity and har­mony as be­fore.

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