But racial harmony is also something which all of us have to work at. Understanding, tolerance and patience is what we have to give as we live in harmony with our neighbours of other races.
Yes, we might see one or two incidents of new immigrants who do not espouse the ideal of racial tolerance and understanding as those of us who have been born here. But hey, it should be our individual responsibility to help educate and share how we can live in harmony and peace with others.
It’s definitely tragic if one day we see another case of racial riot because we fail to tolerate and understand our fellow brothers and sisters of other races, because what we and our forefathers have built up over decades would have been torn apart because of hatred and misunderstanding.
“This is not a Malay nation; this is not a Chinese nation; this is not an Indian nation. Everyone will have his place, equal: language, culture, religion.” – The Late Mr Lee Kuan Yew – 9 August 1965.