I really wonder when I just saw that 4 persons were just appointed as members of Board of Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) – and I noted that they were all from one ethnic group. Then, I went to the UNISEL website, and again I saw that ALL the members of the Board of Directors were again were from one ethnic group only.
This Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) is wholly owned by the Selangor State government – now a Pakatan Rakyat government
Selangorians are of different ethnic groups – and maybe, consideration was purely on merit and qualification, and it was only a coincidence that ALL the members of the Board of Directors are from one ethnic group.
I have also noted earlier that all the Mayors and the Heads of the Local Councils in Selangor are also from ONE ethnic group – maybe again it was based on the merits, and there were no one from any other ethnic groups that had the required qualification.
I believe in choosing the best person for the job – BUT the facts mentioned above makes me wonder whether such was the case – or was it an act of positive discrimination in favour of one ethnic group.
When Pakatan Rakyat came into being – I hoped that things would change — but looking at what the Selangor MB and the Pakatan Rakyat State government is doing, it makes me wonder.
I believe that there should be no ethnic or religious considerations in the choice and/or the appointment of the Menteri Besar, Deputy Menteri Besar, Speaker Dewan, State Secretary, Local Council Heads and members, Penghulus, Mayors, PKNS Head and Board members, UNISEL members of the Board… Noting also the multiracial, multi-religious and the multi-cultural nature of the people of Malaysia(Selangor) care must be taken to reflect this in the appointment by the State government.