The Star Online, Tuesday September 13, 2011. CM: No race required on ‘golden child’ form
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Government has released the Penang Golden Child Programme application form with no “race” category.
“This is the first form that doesn’t require you to state your race. From the state’s point of view, it is sufficient that you are a Malaysian citizen. We are all ‘anak Malaysia’,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, adding that the state felt the move was in line with the spirit of the coming Malaysia Day on Sept 16.
Hey man are you from the Planet of the Ape?
However, Lim added that those applying for the state’s Senior Citizen Appreciation Programme would still need to fill out a form with the race category.
Hey boy what monkey specie are you?
“When we printed forms for the Senior Citizen Appreciation Programme, we used the standard format. For the purpose of continuity, the future forms will be the same, but for new state-driven initiatives, there is a great likelihood there will be no ‘race’ category,” he said.
Lim also said for programmes that involved both state and federal agencies, the ‘race’ column would be retained.
Hey babe what monkey are you?
Lim was speaking to reporters after attending a Hari Raya open house at the Penang Development Corporation on Persiaran Mahsuri, Bayan Baru yesterday.
P.S. I felt this is a bit going ‘overboard’ decision… way above politics. I wonder what’s next.