To label certain ethnic group as unpatriotic just because the number of Indian and Chinese Malaysians recruits in the army is low is unfair and unjust.
There are many social, economic, cultural and historical factors why the proportion of Chinese and Indian Malaysians in the army is small, but lack of patriotism is definitely not one of reasons.
The role of the army is very important but so are other areas of nation building. The Chinese and Indian Malaysians, by being hardworking, diligent and actively contributing to socio-economic, education, and many other sectors are showing patriotism in a different but equally necessary and important way.
By deducing that a person is unpatriotic just because that person has not joined the army is laughable and would immediately place all civilian Malaysians, including the Yang Berhormat, into the same category .
The Minister of Defence who made such simplistic statement should not question the patriotism of Chinese and Indian Malaysians. The Minister would do well to delve deeper into the reasons rather than making this type of unnecessary statemen