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Pride and prejudice

New MAS CEO Christoph R. Mueller (inset)

Our obsession with nationality and race often clouds our judgment when they involve government policies, which include putting the best people to helm our government-linked corporations.

THIS is the reality – our Malaysia Airlines is already in the intensive care unit (ICU) and it desperately needs quick and effective treatment to rescue it from deteriorating further. To put it bluntly, it faces certain demise if a good doctor isn’t found in time.

The last thing we want to do is to argue over the nationality, race or religion of the doctor. What matters most is that we need a qualified doctor who is able to perform the surgery competently and fast enough.

Unfortunately, our obsession with nationality and race often clouds our judgment when they involve government policies, which include putting the best people to helm our government-linked corporations.

The presumption that only a Malay is able to safeguard the country and community’s interests, in this case, MAS, has been proven to be a horribly flawed prejudice.

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