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No Impact On National Political Landscape…You Sure Or Not?

Posted by ErnieJean on January 18, 2009

Gosh, yet another defeat for UMNO. Right after being trashed in a humiliating defeat at Permatang Pauh, another loss with such a convincing majority for Pakatan Rakyat, should jolt any leader of the losing team up from their slumber, shouldn’t it?

I mean, this loss, is despite all the “last-minute-but-decided-long-ago”(yea, right…) grants to the residents, threats of discontinuing development, alleged vote buying, phantom voters, well-tuned singing of the trusty ole’ MSMs, threats by Auntie Rosmah that she’ll never set foot in KT if UMNO losses (hhhmmm..perhaps that’s why they lost, hehe)and so many more trademark UMNO/BN by-election campaign styles. 

Apparently NOT!!!!

“It’s only a minor setback,” so says our PM-in-waiting, while eyeing the nearest exit after his obligated loser’s press conference…because dear PM was smart to run off to another country first.

“I believe the people will return to Barisan’s fold,” he added. (While head still buried in sand box?)

Yes, but which Barisan are your referring to? HeHeHe    😛

We can, of course, discount Najib to ever learn to be a gracious loser, not now, not in the near future, not ever.

And of course with MCA despearately seeking to curry UMNO’s favour again, dictator-wannabe Ong Tee Keat and his machais were, of course, what else  but boasting about higher Chinese votes this time round, as compared to the March elections (I’m still wondering how on earth did they manage to come up with such favourable statistics so soon, hhhhmmmmmmm)………..parading around like peacocks on heat. So, MCA is still relevant?

But KUDOS to the winning party…..I was truly impressed that even though the PAS candidate won, their president Hadi Awang was quick to credit the other members of Pakatan Rakyat for the victory. And how true he was.

DAP, PAS and PKR are definitely settling down quite comfortably in their partnership and at the moment, I’m truly excited about the prospect of having this new coalition run our country. Goodness knows how badly we need to replace the current incompetent captains running this ship.

And HATS OFF to the group of bloggers who helped Pakatan Rakyat in their campaigning while keeping us (those who were not able to join them in KT) updated, especially one “celebrity” blogger, who commanded more photo ops with the humble folks of KT, than all the BN ministers and big wigs put together, including dear ole’ DPM.

So what’s next?

Yes, UMNO has lost and no doubt humiliated beyond comprehension but they still hold the key to the government and of course the nation’s coffers, and hence can be expected to continue splurging like money grows on trees. I mean, as the saying goes, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks”. Let’s forget about UMNO ever being taught a lesson. For that matter, MCA and MIC too…..they’re still talking about unwavering ground support and still singing the same racist tunes.

I think it’s time we bank our country’s future with the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. More and more folks are begining to realise the great potential this new coalition has. The news that their leaders are going to hold a summit to discuss and map out a future for a more cohesive partnership certainly brings good tidings and let’s hope and pray that Malaysians will not have to wait another few more decades to see changes for the better.

Oooo…….Exciting times we’re heading, folks ;D

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Even If We Lose, We’re Still Well-Liked, So Says The Ostrich Politician……

Posted by ErnieJean on January 7, 2009

Someone’s obviously running scared…….better cover his rear-end first by issuing a damage-control statement……… 

Wednesday January 7, 2009

‘Don’t use polls to gauge popularity of leaders’

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Kuala Terengganu by-election should not be used to gauge the popularity of the leaders of the country or the state, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

He said the by-election on Jan 17 was for the people here to choose the best person to represent them.

“This is not a referendum on me, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said,” he told a press conference after the close of nominations here yesterday. (Oooooo………..of course it’s not………is there a reason why it should be in the first place? Just make sure if your man does win for some reason or another, you and the PM will not be the first one to jump on the pedestal and declare that you’re popular, yar?)

Najib said Barisan’s candidate was the best man for the job because he has already been guaranteed a deputy minister’s post if he won.

“The electorate in Kuala Terengganu should think deeply on who they feel will be the best man to represent them – a deputy minister or an opposition MP.

“I have already told the Barisan machinery to explain to the voters that if they vote for PAS, their representative will never become a deputy minister,” he said. (So…….this is the “brilliant strategy” cooked up by UMNO!!!??? )

Najib said the Barisan was ready to answer all issues raised by the opposition. (Erm……..what about the answers to all the previous issues raised? We’re still waiting lah…..)

He said the Barisan would use a people-friendly approach, with “Barisan Is People-Friendly” as the campaign theme. (Yes….very friendly indeed….so much so that cyclists can get harrassed and candle stick holder get beaten up……..)

This, he added, would make the people the ruling coalition’s focus in the by-election.

“We are stressing this concept as a reflection of what we are doing. Our target is the people and they are our priority when we carry out any development programmes,” he added.

Najib said the opposition was likely to use national issues in their campaign because they seemed to have run out of local issues to harp on. (I’m sorry but don’t national issues affect local issues?)

Asked if he was optimistic about Barisan retaining the seat, Najib replied: “Based on the number of people who turned up to show support for our candidate, the mood is for Barisan but we cannot underestimate PAS as it is a formidable opponent.” (Wow…..truly a Master at twisting words…..*clap clap* !!)

Now, I was initially wondering why would our DPM be so quick and eager to quash any links of defeat to the support for his leadership…until I came across some photos of Day 1 Nomination Day At KT (Thanks to Malaysia Today and Uncle Zorro ;D)  ………..NO WONDER-LAH!!!!!! 

CHECK OUT PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE UMNO CAMP………..

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umno-empty

umno-very-empty

AND NOW……FOR PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE PAS/PAKATAN RAKYAT CAMP…….

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 While the show of support for PAS undoubtedly reveals how UMNO/BN are fast losing support due to their brand of arrogant politics, let’s just hope those numbers actually translate into actual votes.

Posted in BN, By Election, Current Affairs, Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak, Observations, Opinions, Pakan Rakyat, People, PKR, Politicians, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | 4 Comments »

We No Tolerate Unlawful Assembly, Understand!? Unless It’s………….

Posted by ErnieJean on October 15, 2008

My My My…….isn’t it good to know that regardless of whether one is a political leader or not, the long arm of this country’s law will eventually catch up with you if you’ve committed a crime?

GEORGE TOWN: Two PAS leaders and a preacher were each fined RM2,000 in default of 14 days’ jail for taking part in an unlawful assembly protesting against a forum organised by a group called Article 11 two years ago.

Magistrate Ainul Shahrin Mohamad said the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt the case against preacher Shahul Hamid M.P.H Seeni, 33, religious teacher Mohammed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin, 38, and social activist Rahim Ismail, 57.

Mohammed Hafiz is the state PAS Youth chief and chairman of Badan Antara Dakwah (Badai) while Rahim is the Bukit Bendera PAS division deputy chief.

The three were part of a protest group that disrupted a forum titled Federal Constitution: Protection for All held at the hotel. The forum was organised by Article 11, an umbrella group of 13 non-governmental organisations.

Assistant public prosecutor G.S. Tan pressed for a deterrent sentence in the interest of the public, saying that dispersing the crowd incurred costs and the incident also caused a traffic jam in the area.

“Although the three are ustaz (religious teachers), they have to be law-abiding and apply for a permit to have a gathering,” she said.

Erm, but Mr. Policeman and Mr. Prosecutor……..how about these people, har ?????????????

Taken from chuacheehiong.multiply.com
Taken from chuacheehiong.multiply.com

Umno holds protest at Komtar, March 14, 08 2:58pm

Some 500 Umno members and supporters staged a brief protest outside the Penang state government office in Komtar this afternoon.

The crowd – which gathered there after Friday prayers around 2.30pm – chanted slogans such as ‘Don’t sideline the Malays’ and ‘Do not abolish the NEP’.

Upon being instructed by the police, the crowd dispersed some 15 minutes later. No untoward incidents were reported.

The protest, led by Penang Umno secretary Azhar Ibrahim, to protest Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s declaration that the new DAP-led state government would do away with the New Economic Policy (NEP) policies.
from http://www.malaysiakini.com

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‘Kaum pendatang’, hypocritical AAB, the Malay grassroots, Namawee

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on September 1, 2008

Ahmad didn’t mean it, says Abdullah

That was what the Star has reported. Apparently calling the Chinese an immigrant race by this buffoon Ahmad has no malice, according to AAB. It was just in the heat of by-election that Ahmad was allowed to mouth-off and the ‘punishment’ he is going to receive is just a mere courtesy talk by AAB to tell him not to do it again. AAB THINKS Ahmad doesn’t mean it. I call this hypocritical…… Oh really so what does he really mean then?

When the Bar Council wanted to hold a forum for constructive RATIONAL dialogue, AAB thinks the WORST of the Bar Council, when the buffoon Ahmad IRRATIONALLY racially mouthed-off, AAB thinks the BEST of this buffoon. What is the logic in this? And Ahmad dared to mouth-off in front of the DPM without fearing repercussions. What does that say about the state of racism of the ruling government?

Ibrahim: PAS should lead Pakatan Rakyat

I think this remark is uncalled for, to say that PAS should lead PR rather than PKR because the PAS has more Malay grassroots supporters. Ironically, I am of the opinion that this unwise remark isn’t racist. He was more inclined towards a ‘better’ demographic or ‘class’ approach to dethrone UMNO. Approaching an issue demographically in an objective manner isn’t in my opinion racist. Educated, middle-class Malays tend to support PKR, however there are many more Malays who do not share the same fortune as their wealthier brothers. These people tend to support PAS, otherwise it would be UMNO. What he forgot though is that PAS also benefitted from cross-racial votes owing a lot to PKR. He should recognise the significant role PKR plays. He should understand if PAS is to lead PR, PAS is going to lose a lot of cross-racial votes, while in the process of possibly gaining more Malay grassroots voters. The question is, will PR lose more than they gain in the process? It is also entirely possible that PR might actually lose Malay votes as well since the Malay electorate would see that as a sign of weakness of PKR, the sign of weakness in the glue that holds PR together resulting in the lack of faith in PR in the process. The glue to PR is afterall build around the image of PKR leader, DSAI. Why risk changing a winning formula? Ibrahim’s approach is less of a racial malice and more of a class divide or problem. It is just unfortunate that the class divide happen to be the Malays themselves. That could have been easily thought of as racist approach by anyone.

Namawee is back!

Wee Meng Chee (AKA Namawee) is back in Malaysia. I personally think this guy is more of an oddball and a clueless boy who likes to see himself as a hero, stating the moronic but obvious while lacking in critical thinking. He seems to be on a path of redemption…… Whether or not it is out of political pressure cum cowardice to become completely flattering in his statements or out of remorse is up for questioning. Personally, I think it is the former. A remorseful person is one who will appreciate what is good may not be perfect and the need strive for objective and constructive critcism for the greater good.

I conclude today’s post by apologising for my scatty thoughts and comments. Have a nice day everyone, and Happy Merdeka!

Posted in Badawi, Malaysia, Namawee, Observation, Opinions, PAS, PKR, UMNO | Tagged: , , , | 19 Comments »

UMNO caught with pants down, but no action taken?!

Posted by barbie on July 30, 2008

The Star July 30, 2008:

This time, Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would bring in more allocation for the state should PAS agree to form a coalition government with Umno.

“As Perak Action Council Committee chairman, I promise to negotiate with the Prime Minister for more allocation to develop the state,” he told reporters after attending a briefing with Information Ministry staff here yesterday.

Former Mentri Besar and Perak Umno chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali had offered to team up with Perak PAS to bring about political stability and a stronger state government.

From Bernama July 29, 2008

“What is interesting about the offer is that it does not involve the Menteri Besar’s post which will continue to be held by PAS but the posts of executive councillors (exco) will be divided accordingly.”

Ahmad Zahid proposed that six exco posts including the MB’s post be given to PAS, Umno be given five and MCA one, and the Speaker’s post to PAS while two Senators’ posts be divided between Umno and PAS.

From The Star July 25, 2008

Former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo had admitted in his blog that Umno had offered PAS the Mentri Besar’s post during a dialogue session held right after the elections. PAS was also offered the Deputy Menteri Besar and four executive councillors posts if it agreed to form the coalition.

Tell me if this is not outright political corruption and bribery! ACA where are you? Get you ass down here now!

Before you blast me on ‘rumors’ of Barisan Nasional MPs jump ships to Pakatan Rakyat to form the government, as another form of political corruption and bribery, let it be clear that Pakatan Rakyat never agree or mention any offer for them to ‘switch side’. Well if they did, we never read it openly like this! (Wait, this reminds me of certain ‘wars’ and ‘scandal’ going on in the blogosphere now. Ehem, a girl once told me, ‘you can cheat, but don’t let me know about it.” Which is quite hilarious because, it is only called cheating if you get caught with your pants down, no? Haha!)

Now you have UMNO leaders openly admitted and still making offers to PAS to entice them!! What sort of democracy is this? UMNO leaders are so desperately power crazy and they despicably willing to do anything to stay in power. These nincompoops are betraying voters trust and totally have no respect for Malaysians and the democratic system in this country. If anyone thinks we have democracy in this country, they are sadly mistaken. They have no shame at all for they do this in the name of ‘Malay unity and Islam’. Anything they do in the name of ‘Malay unity and Islam’ should never be questioned. They never even consult their component parties before making such decisions.

Malay unity and Islam my foot! All this nonsense is to ensure UMNO unity, its own survival. If UMNO were so strong, why would it need to court PAS to its side? UMNO is never about Malay unity,  since it has been hijacked by a group of  ultras – UMNO ruling elites for their own gluttony needs at the expense of its support base – clueless Malays that are good at ‘Kami sokong <insert any UMNO leader name>!’ “Kami sentiasa bersama <insert any UMNO leader name>..” but in reality, they have little idea of what they are  actually supporting for.

UMNO latest drama with PAS is to cover its apparent weakness and to show its supporters that it is doing all it can, even sleeping with the enemy. It it evidently clear that UMNO is losing its ground and  as usual desperate people do stupid things. Self destruct is imminent and it is only a matter of time for it to happen.

Lastly, If UMNO leaders are sincere about developing the state of Malays and Islam, they should stop all this nonsense but instead work together with Pakatan Rakyat towards building the society.

Updates:

Breaking news from MalaysiaKini: PAS Selangor commissioner Hasan Ali admits to the secret meeting he had with Khir Toyo after the March 8th general election. Read the Malaysiakini article here.

In the Malay Section of Malaysiakini, Hasan Ali denies being offered the Selangor MB post and he claims he has the blessing and support of the PAS party president. Read the article here.

Hmm… it seems to me some PAS leaders have been planning on going down this treacherous path long before anyone broke the news!

Posted in Current Affairs, government, Malaysia, malaysiakini, PAS, Politicians, UMNO | Tagged: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

No to Malay nationalism, yes to Islamization?

Posted by barbie on July 28, 2008

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1. Then it must be a party which discriminates based on religion?

2. Let say the new party is formed, it will be just like PAS – an Islamic party, so  the membership is only open to Muslims no? That is not another form of segregation? Dividing Muslim and Non-Muslims? What is so different between a party that champions Malay nationalism and a party that champions Islamification?

3. Why the politicians always divide people by drawing some lines, and in the case of Malaysia, racial line or religious line instead of working for the unification of whole? Is that really that hard to do? Is it true Malaysia really not ready for a lot of things. Then probably I am a hopeless optimist, wishing for a true unity for Malaysians instead of bickering among ourselves since 1957 about race and religion issue.

4. Call me a bigot, but is there any harmonious society in this world built through the principles of religion? Religion has cause many bad things to humanity, heck religion has caused more wars than anything else in history. Throughout the history of man, religion has been responsible for wars, persecutions, genocide and slavery. It has stifled the development of science and the creation of the very technology that is helping so many today.

Yes, I know you will say, it is not religion per se but PEOPLE who take religious beliefs and use them to justify those wars, the hatred and bigotry towards others. MAN, and his greed for wealth, power and superiority – not the religion – that causes it.

Well, think again, is it not religion that is the cause, the vehicle that allows them to fight? It is always in the name of religion, we shall do this and that. Politicians used religions as toilet paper. So, no religion, less wars. Before you whack me, atheism is still a form of religion. Yes I am one confused bastard. So shoot me.

ps: I hope the idea by PAS to dissolve both parties – PAS and UMNO and form a new political party based on Islamic principles is nothing but just a joke to entertain UMNO quest for ‘muzakarah’. It is probably an idea to throw off UMNO from pursuing the talk for the sake of ‘Malay unity and Islam’ because pig can fly if UMNO agrees to disband.

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Samyvellu doesn’t want to miss the orgy!

Posted by barbie on July 28, 2008

Samyvellu, being a true attention seeker and narcisstic person he is, (it takes one to know one) does not to be left out of the fun. He is joining the orgy fest of secret discussions, the latest craze among power crazy politicians!

He shamelessly claimed that there were discussions among MIC and Hindraf youth leaders to which the latter outrightly rejected. The old goat (anyone is going to call me racist for me calling him a goat instead of snake?) must be delusional to make such claim,  when according to the ‘baffled’ Hindraf national event co-ordinator Kannan Ramasamy, it never exists.

Sunday July 27, 2008 MYT 6:46:03 PM
MIC, Hindraf in secret talks … NOT!

KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC says that it has been wooing the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) in secret discussions, but the group has rejected this claim outright.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the party had been holding discussions with Hindraf youth leaders in Kedah, Perak and Selangor, which he said went well. He said the meetings went well as the Hindraf leaders realised that the MIC was also fighting to upgrade the living standards of the Indian community.

“Whatever happened in the past, especially in the March polls, is history. We must work together for the betterment of the community,” he said, claiming that some of the Hindraf leaders also regretted their decision to support the opposition.

Hindraf national event co-ordinator Kannan Ramasamy, when contacted, said he was baffled by Samy Velu’s claims as none of the movement’s 10 coordinators had met any MIC leaders.

“Hindraf does not have a membership roll. It is led by P. Waythamoorthy who is assisted by 10 coordinators and as far as I know, none of us had met anyone from the MIC,” added Kannan.

He said Hindraf has never regretted convincing the Indians to vote for the opposition in the 12th general election as the move had brought much improvement for the community in some parts of the country.

“We have noted that a lot of improvement has taken place for Indians in the five states led by the Pakatan Rakyat coalition since the election,” he said.

Hindraf national coordinator R.S Thanenthiran concurred and added the best thing that happened from supporting the opposition was the awareness created that Indians mattered in the country.

“For the first time ever, it has been made known to the minority Indians that they had the power to bring changes through the ballot box,” he added.

Both Thanenthiran and Kannan advised Samy Vellu to back off and concentrate on rebuilding the MIC.

Still, we cannot be too sure whether the ‘secret talks’ between MIC and Hindraf really happened especially after what transpired between PAS and UMNO. PAS before this vehemently denied any talks between the party and UMNO only to admit later there were discussions for the sake of ‘Malay unity and Islam’.

One thing is sure, both parties- UMNO and MIC have reached the stage where they are no longer quite relevant to the current political landscape in Malaysia.  Both parties are like sick cows, waiting to be flogged to death. Hence, it is not surprising they are looking for antidotes to prolonge their survival from the sure, slow, painful death. Death is definite, a friend of mine said this before and yes, for racial based parties like UMNO, MIC, and MCA the angel of death is knocking on their doors.

ps: Well, I damn hope the last paragraph is true. Say NO to racial based parties!

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Malay Unity & The Never Ending Race

Posted by barbie on July 27, 2008

Gosh!!… They are at it again! The often overstated ‘Malay unity’ is buzzing around the town again. PAS and UMNO were having discussions and negotiations quote unquote ‘for the sake of Malay unity.’ Oh, the latest good news is they are planning to have more discussions in future according to PAS president Hadi Awang since this ‘negotiation’ because quote unquote: ‘such talks augured well for Islam and Malays.’

Who are the Malays uniting against exactly? Their fellow Malaysians? After living together for 50 years, they are still suspicious of other races, that they need to ‘unite’ for their ‘survival?’ UMNO, for the past 50 years has disillusioned the Malays. The ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ (Malay Supremacy) euphoria craze has heightened since Mahathir’s era and ever since then the issue has evolved to a disturbing, scary state of paranoia. Just look at UMNO meetings, how UMNO leaders religiously talk about ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ and ‘Malay unity’ often coloured with battle cries to Non Malays not to ‘question their privileges’ (yes privileges not rights you confused bugger) and be forever have feeeling of gratitude to the natives of this country, because simply put they are the ‘masters of the house’.

How you think Mahathir earned his expulsion from UMNO by authoring The Malay Dilemma, a book promptly banned from Malaysia, which posited that the Malays are the definitive people of Malaysia, and thus deserved special rights as the sovereign people of the nation. It also controversially argued that the Malays needed affirmative action to overcome deficiencies in their genetic stock. Yes, we should thank the old man for all the ‘good things’ he did. He is a closet racist, it is not a surprise he is fanning the racial sentiments lately outside the government.

If Malay unity is that matters, there was no need for PAS leaders to hold secret meeting with UMNO or certain power hungry PAS leaders are shamelessly pimping the party to be sodomised over and over again by UMNO? It is very obvious for personal gain. Important leaders like Nik Aziz and Mahfuz were not involved and they were in the dark on such negotiation. This talk is sending confusing signals to:

1. PAS grassroots
2. PR component parties
3. Non Malays supporting PAS under PR banner last election

Heck, there are hush hush talks behind the bush that if there is any party that might leave Pakatan Rakyat at the eleventh hour, it would be PAS. The key reason for PAS to leave PR is quote unquote again: “to cooperate with Umno, no less, for the sake of ‘Malay unity’”.

This is nothing but a ploy for UMNO political struggle, using PAS as the puppet. UMNO said the talk is important for the Malay ‘unity’ so is UMNO implying the Malays are not united? So what UMNO is about then? What UMNO all this while? Oh, the Malays are losing political power? Using their mainstream media, UMNO is trying to paint a grim picture especially to the Malays they are losing their political foothold – how Penang and Perak has become Chinese the traitorous immigrants states, Selangor PR government bowing to the Chinese and doing everything to please them – eg. building a humongous pig farm for them. Malays are ‘marginalised’ now! The talk for ‘Malay unity’ is urgent, that is what we are doing with PAS, or best ally now, said UMNO the saviour.

Let it be clear that, no Malay states fell to Chinese or Indians or any Non Malays hands on during the last election like how they are spinning it in the government-controlled media. What happened was that some Barisan Nasional-led states fell to Pakatan Rakyat, which has now formed the new state governments. Furthermore, it is not about Malays losing political power to the Chinese or Non Malays also like how the government-controlled media is spinning it. Pakatan Rakyat is definitely a coalition of many races – Malays, Chinese, Indians, Dayaks,Kadazans, Baba Nyonya, Punjabis etc.

Umno is still the party with the most number of seats in Parliament. It got more than half the 140 seats that Barisan Nasional won. Umno’s seats are almost at par with the number of the seats the three opposition parties won combined. Umno got 78 seats while the three opposition parties combined got only 82. And only 28 of the 82 are DAP seats. The balance 31 from PKR and 23 from PAS could be considered ‘Malay’ seats seeing that these two parties are viewed as Malay-based parties (at least this is what they all say). Therefore, Umno’s 78 and PAS’s 23 would give the Malays 101 seats in Parliament. Add the PKR Malay seats to that and the ‘Malay’ seats would be more than half the 222 Parliament seats. So, what is this bullshit about Malays losing their political power to other races?

If anything that is evident to the Malays, it should be that UMNO has failed miserably with its self  assigned task of ‘securing the fate of the Malays’ and ever since the March 8 political tsunami, UMNO suddenly become so ‘focused’ on doing that. Pfftttttttt!! Malay unity is a redundant battle cry, used over and over again by UMNO for its political mileage. Malaysians are increasingly aware the importance of ‘Malaysian unity’ is of the utmost importance, not a single entity of ‘Malay unity’, ‘Chinese unity’, ‘Indian unity’ etc. Malaysians do not want that out-dated politics anymore. We a more mature to decide for the best of Malaysia, to be more competitive globally instead of bickering among ourselves.

Then, the talk about helping Malays never end. Sure they will put up some tables, statistics to support, to justify the action. This is an insult to the many hardworking good Malay friends I know doing well without ‘help’.  There’s no way Malays will catch up with other races especially Chinese if they keep on relying on subsidies, living on crunches. Why? Need not to say, NEP failed to deliver the results they want. Do you believe that after 40 years or so of NEP, 90% of the Malays still considered to be poor? And that 18.9% equity holding never fail to be quoted by Malay politicians.

What you can say but NEP is a failure? From the start, the implementation is already at flaws. All the while the emphasize is to help, to give, give and give.. So when they will be able to stand on their own? The rhetoric is to help all the poor regardless of race which is good, but as you know, Malaysia is famous for the half baked if not bias implementation.

Why Malays will never catch up with other races if this kind of policy is allowed to be continued? Well, by putting the emphasize on Malays, by giving preferential treatment to Malays, you are making other races more competitive. The ungrateful Chinese, being the ‘cunning and smart’ race they always claim themselves to be will find ways to go around the system. Same goes to other non Malay races. And the illusion of one day Malays will make it, they will be on par with other races will remain a dream if they are being helped all the time. How do you expect a person to be competitive if he is offered the handicap? And do you think other race will stop and watch the Malays doing their things? No!! Damn ridiculous. As the Malays being subsidized and helped in every sector, the Chinese, the Indians will compete on their own abilities. Who do you think will come out as a better and competitive race?

Take this as an analogy, two athletes is running. The first one (let us call him Ah Beng) already at a distance because of his ability, and the another one (let us call him Ahmad) because of his slow start, he’s lagging behind. But, since they want to help the weaker Ahmad to finish on par with Ah Beng at the finish line, they give him some magic pill that will make him run faster, but only as long as the magic pill effect is there.

As the effect wears out, he will be running slow again. So they keep running, and it seems Ahmad is catching up with Ah Beng, but every time Ahmad speeds past Ah Beng, the damn magic pill effect wear out, so he gets slower again and Ah Beng being a good runner keep running in front him. I should tell you also, Ah Beng is a very competitive asshole, he will push himself harder when he sees challenges, obstacles.

When he knows Ahmad is being helped, he pushes himself to run faster and faster. So, they question is will Ahmad be able to finish together with Ah Beng? Hell no! Unless Ah Beng stop and fall asleep or fall dead because of severe fatigue, then maybe Ahmad has the chance. But as long as both of them running that way, the chance of Ahmad winning the race or even close to Ah Beng is zero!

Stop with this attitude of pointing which race is superior, which one is weaker. Prepare all the Malaysians regardless of race political believe to compete with the rest of the world. Pampering one race will only make them weaker and neglecting other will only make them more hostile and competitive. And this is no way to preserve the unity among Malaysians. Malay unity is not but secondary to Malaysian unity. Only if our leaders truly understand this. I still wait for the day to come.

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