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“The Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Pristana in Sungai Buloh has come under fire from netizens after a parent [Guneswari] posted photos on Facebook of non Muslim students having their meals in the school’s shower area, next door to the toilets (FMT, 23 July 2013).”
Preface from David: In an effort to support the voices of others who are similarly bothered, I am publishing a letter from a previous student with whom I had the pleasure to associate briefly at the University of British Columbia. Selvan was an outstanding student, and recognized as such by the university via multiple undergraduate awards of the highest calibre. Yet more importantly, he is a respectable global citizen, demonstrating a relentless passion for human rights and freedoms which I had the opportunity to witness firsthand. This letter is a plea – a plea to stand up for humanity, and to take a participatory role in its rescue. In this way, it is also a plea to get bothered, and to start thinking critically and seriously about the future of humanity. I implore everyone to get more active. Please start by liking Selvan’s Facebook page, Restoring Humanity, and help spread the word.