Thursday, March 28, 2013

Reply to NK Khoo

Dear editor,

Reply to NK Khoo

For better understanding, the first is to suggest it is not very smart to compare the two countries like some Malaysians are fond of doing without considering the contextual background of the countries involved. The second one is to help us realise that it is normal for the grass to seem greener on the other side. I suggested that the grass is greener where we water them, so let’s work with Malaysia – after considering our own contextual background.

I do not suggest that we are better off than Korea and vice-versa. I suggested that each nation has their unique challenges and must rise to the occasion. That is the whole idea of the said articles.

However, if you are one of those who insist on comparing, and by choice would like Malaysia to ‘be like Korea’, at the same time you must accept that your kids are more likely to commit suicide (and want to go on plastic surgery to reconstruct her nose and have bigger boobs by the time they are 15) as compared to another who choose to accept Malaysia – both the good and the bad.

We can agree to disagree, but I do hope you got my point. Thank You.

Anas Zubedy

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