on speaking English to Malays

Almost ALL Indonesians think that Malay is a funny language.

Because they speak a more ancient form of Indonesian language (very much like the way Latin is to Italians), we tend to see Malay language rather condescendingly.

That one I get.

The one I don't get is when the Malays avenge us (meaning: they return those condescending stares toward us).

Why should they, really? There is nothing in them which is more advanced than what we Indonesians have.

Which is why, whenever I meet a Malay, I prefer speaking English. There is nothing in their cultural feature that I'd ever want to respect, let alone glorify.

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