Malaysians are obsessed with race and religion. This is because of the New Economic Policy that practices positive discrimination in favour of Malays.
The NEP comes into all sorts of things from getting a discount on your home to whether you can apply for a government contract.
As a result, every form you get in Malaysia has a slot for Race and Religion.
When the government asks, I have to fill that bit in, but when cable TV, supermarket, and other companies demand to know I get snippy.
Many Malaysians also abhor the demands to know your R&R. My friends tell me they leave those bits blank or cross them out.
I get creative.
Depending on the mood I am in, I am Celtic, Saxon, Frank, Scots and occasionally Anglo-Viking.
I have been a Wodan worshiper, a devotee of Bastet, but my favourite faith is courtesy of T-man: pedestrian.
In case you're curious, I have also been educated at Wallamaloo, Oxbridge, and Peterhead (a prison near Aberdeen).
I quite like forms now...