THE EDUCATED UNEDUCATED: Let's respect each other's rights
I AGREE with the sentiments expressed by A. Kathirasen in his column "Rise of the educated uneducated" (NST, May 31).
I wish we had more people who were truly educated. There are many "educated uneducated". If only we "agreed to disagree" many of our problems could be solved.
We want to win by whatever means we can and there lies all the troubles in the world.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said violence was not the way to solve conflicts. Yet today, many turn to violence to settle matters. I say show respect to others and what they stand for. Be civil.
The recent acts by some just cannot be tolerated or allowed. It is wrong to treat people in a derogatory way or make nasty remarks about them -- whether it is the prime minister or Datuk S. Ambiga or Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Why are we like this?
They have rights, too, as citizens and we must respect that. We must especially show respect to the prime minister.
Respect all people irrespective of their political affiliations.
We must not forget to adopt universal values, where the strong help the weak, and the rich provide assistance to the poor.