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SABM Supports Parents' Right to Register Child as 'Anak Malaysia' PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:44

SABM-SABM-BUTTON31. We refer to the news reports on Tuesday, 7 June, on the rejection by the National Registration Department [NRD] to register the daughter of Mr. M. Ramachandran and YB Hannah Yeoh, as “Anak Malaysia”.

2. We unreservedly support the right of the parents to determine the identity of their beloved child. We wholeheartedly commend Hannah and Rama for the courage to stand by their principles. Their stand to remind us of our common identity as human beings, and as members of this collective called Malaysia, deserves the highest accolade.

3. Some two years ago, the Government announced that it was reviewing the need for the category “ethnicity” in all official forms. We wonder as to the status of this review exercise? Obviously the NRD has not acted on this decision yet. In this era of information technology, the NRD’s reason that their system is not designed to capture a new “identity” can only beconsidered lame!


4. We call upon the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to immediately order the NRD to accept and register, not only baby Shay Adora Ram, but all children whose parents request that they be registered as “Anak Bangsa Malaysia.” This will truly signal to the Nation and the world that the Government is sincere about actualizing the vision of 1Malaysia.

5. We, as a People, need to consciously reject the ethnic silos created by politicians and bureaucrats alike. We call upon all Malaysians to stand with Hannah and Rama in this noble struggle to challenge the anachronistic paradigm of governance premised on “ethnicity”.

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia [SABM]

Kuala Lumpur

8 June 2011

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Caleb Soon |2011-06-08 12:37:18
Malaysia needs true Malaysians!
Jenice Lee  - fully support action for anak Malaysia! |2011-06-08 13:53:17


We all Anak Malaysia why separate us because of ethnicity? please vote racist out of the country.
lordapes  - a good start... |2011-06-08 14:18:07
This is a good start, but very poorly executed. Creating a ruckus at the JPN is no way a good move. People will see this as *just another political gimmick*.
Bangsa Malaysia is an excellent concept, but:
1) what language is Bangsa Malaysia gonna speak?
2) what culture will Bangsa Malaysia adopt?
3) what religion will Bangsa Malaysia adhere to?
I don't know the answer. Neither will you. Let's let the kids (aka our future generation) decide.

IMHO, if you REALLY want to integrate our children into a coherent and unified BANGSA MALAYSIA, let's start with the root of the problem. Education.

Please support the "Satu Sekolah untuk Semua" campaign. Eradicate the differences in an early stage, and our kids will be colour(read:race) blind.
SpGuna  - SUPPORT |2011-06-08 17:04:49
I strongly support not just to Ram and Hannah but all MALAYSIAN BORN BABIES to be registered as ANAK MALAYSIA. When foreigners like the Indonesians are given Mykads and I even saw some with Warganegera: Malaysia, why cant we the true Anak Malaysia be registered. I too beleiev the Prime Minister and his cabinet decide something solid....than they might, I repeat might get some support for the 1 Malaysia slogan.... dont practice racism in this country <img src=illy:' title='


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james  - opinion |2011-06-09 13:02:28


So,let us support Sekolah Wawasan too. no more SK, SMK, SJKC and SJKT and other it will be more Anak Bangsa Malaysia Rite


kembara sufi  - kaum cina dan india perlu terima sekolah satu alir |2011-06-10 18:18:59
saya setuju jika ingin wujudkan satu bangsa sahaja iaitu anak malaysia. Namun kaum Cina dan India perlu menerima sekolah satu aliran iaitu sekolah kebangsaan dan MEMANSUHKAN sekolah aliran cina dan india. Pengajaran bahasa cina dan tamil juga perlu dimansuhkan supaya semangat Malaysia wujud
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