As a twist to the tussle to the word “Allah”, where two opposing groups have created Facebook groups for and against the use of the word for all Malaysians, there is another interesting group created that has the potential of uniting both of these differing groups..
A bunch of young Malaysians have formed “We support the right for all Malaysians to refer to each other as "macha".
Although I have made it a point not to join any Facebook grouping, this one nearly got me to sign on!
In these trying times where many words are considered sensitive, the ability to call each other “macha” is a brilliant and fun twist that adds value to the situation.
It is also a gentle reminder to laugh at ourselves and chill out a little.
So Malaysians, let’s do a little chilling and cackle more. I recommend both those who are for and against the word “Allah” to find a common ground by taking the first step and call each other “macha”.
What do you say Macha?