Malay generosity amongst Chinese majority


Wawasan Open University, Penang

This is the photo of the front profile of the Wawasan Open University, Georgetown, Penang. This institution of higher learning is the initiative of Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia party.

Gerakan was the Government of State of Penang for 39 years before DAP took over at the ‘Political Tsunami’ of the 12th General Elections, 8 March 2008.

The blue structure in the back is called ‘Al Bukhary Building’. It is named as such because billionaire-philanthrophist Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhary via Al Bukhary Foundation gave Wawasan Open University RM 20 million for the building.

Highlighting this generosity means that the Malays now are able to hold their heads up high as a Chinese organisation in a Chinese majority area benefited from a Malay’s generosity. This notion is particularly important at the times where many Malaysian Chinese are constantly harping on how the Malays keep on benefiting for what the Chinese do and their hard earn income, which include subsidies and special provisions.

Many took for granted that the Malays have been known for their ‘generosity’, for the longest time. Its time for the casual reminder.

Published in: on February 13, 2011 at 01:00  Comments (38)