|Before I proceed with what I want to say, I must
remind myself that I have skipped a lecture and that there will be a mid-semester test
afterwards. I just have around 45 minutes to express whatever I want to say. More
importantly, I need to do a lot of revising tonight... However, the thing that I want to
say has been lingering in my mind for almost a week. When I read about Melayu
Baru just now, I reckon that I can no longer delay this; I must get the thing
out of my mind...
It all started last week. I am an Electrical and Electronic Engineering
student. Every Thursday I have a 3-hour laboratory session on electrical
circuits. My partner is a Singaporean lady, I think she is 3 years
older than me ( though she looks like a 17-year old girl ). We were
busy with our experiments when suddenly, she broke out of silence
and asked me:
"Do you think that Malaysia is more superior than Singapore?".
I was shocked because I did not expect such a question to come in the middle of my
laboratory session. I gave a very concise answer -
"...If you are talking in terms of resources, I suppose so..!".
I tried to cut short the conversation by trying to be a bit fair and not bias.
However, she bombarded me with these remarks:
"What do you think about Mahathir?"