One of me colleagues (let's call her Madam O) is a very generous & warm hearted soul. She is moved by everyday plight of people & is always generous with her donations regardless of her own financial constraints.
Just to give you an example, when we were having lunch a few months back, Madam O noticed the couple sitting in the adjacent table had a mentally disabled child. Madam O took the time to go over to say hello to the child & ask the mother about the kid. Madam O then handed the mother some money saying it was fer the child's savings. Although the mother had not asked fer anything (& initially refused to accept), you could see she was surprised & touched by me colleague's sincerity.
This morning, me colleague says she as she was dropping off her own kids at the babysitter, she was approached by an Indian lady & some children. The Indian lady was soliciting fer donations & showed her the portfolio. The centre is in Kajang & cared fer neglected as well as disabled children & is a shelter fer battered wives. Madam O without hesitation handed her whatever she had in her purse & was thanked profusely by the Indian lady & her kids.
As Madam O prepared to hand over her kids to the babysitter, the latter asked who was the Indian lady & what did she want. Upon listening to Madam O's explanation, the babysitter remarked, "apa pulak tanya dengan orang Melayu?" (Why must she ask from a Malay?)(!!!)
Me colleague was at once disheartened, shocked & disgusted. She was speechless. Madam O says she cannot understand why even in situations like this, people must look at race. And doesn't one's religion teach you to be charitable towards the less fortunate.
Going by the example above & half a century of race-based politics, skin pigmentation is the only fooking issue that matters. Thankfully, there are people like Madam O around which means there is still a semblance of hope fer us as a nation . . .
ps: Madam O is herself looking fer donations to purchase an Alfa 156 . . . feel free to contribute via comments box!