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Open letter to Tun Mahathir by The Flaccid Mind

Posted by barbie on July 21, 2009

Updated: The Flaccid Mind just posted an English version of his letter to Tun Mahathir – Open letter to Tun Mahathir. Go and have a read.

Bongkersz from The Flaccid Mind wrote an excellent rebuttal letter to Tun Dr. Mahathir’s ‘Kaki Dalam Kasut’. Let me share his well written letter with The Dandelions readers. I hope you guys understand Bahasa Melayu.

Surat terbuka kepada Tun Mahathir

Kehadapan Tun Mahathir,

Saya merujuk kepada artikel Tun bertajuk “Kaki Dalam Kasut” yang ditulis pada 20 Julai 2009 di laman web Tun. Izinkan saya berkongsi pendapat saya berkenaan apa yang ditulis oleh Tun.

2. Saya percaya penyoal berpendapat orang bukan Melayu berasa amat tertekan dan kecewa dengan “ketidakadilan” terhadap mereka di Malaysia (oleh Kerajaan yang dikuasai oleh orang Melayu).

Orang bukan Melayu mempunyai alasan yang kukuh untuk berasa amat tertekan dan kecewa dengan ketidakadilan terhadap mereka di Malaysia. Malah bumiputera bukan Melayu khususnya orang Asli dan bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak juga berkongsi perasaan yang sama kerana mereka turut tidak diberikan layanan yang sama seperti orang Melayu sedangkan mereka merupakan penduduk asal negara ini. Berapa banyakkah individu bumiputera bukan Melayu yang diterima masuk dalam sektor kerajaan dan syarikat-syarikat milik kerajaan seperti Petronas?

3. Saya tidak tahu samada penyoal ini pernah bertanya kepada tokoh bukan Melayu soalan yang sama iaitu perasaan orang Melayu akan keadaan di negara nenek moyang mereka yang mereka sudah jadi kaum yang secara relatif termiskin dan masih ketinggalan.

Tun, kata kunci di sini ialah ‘yang termiskin dan ketinggalan’ dan itu tidak mengira kaum Melayu atau bukan Melayu. Sekiranya bantuan diberikan kepada mereka yang berhak tanpa mengira kaum, warna kulit dan agama dan didapati majoriti yang miskin adalah orang Melayu, ianya akan diterima baik.

Tiada sesiapa akan mempersoalkan dasar sedemikian. Tetapi adalah salah untuk membuat dan memperalatkan sesuatu dasar yang memberikan keutamaan kepada sesuatu kaum tanpa mengira taraf hidup dan keperluan. Malah jika sesuatu dasar itu dilaksanakan dengan mengambil kira keperluan dan merit, majoriti orang Melayu secara automatis yang akan mendapat manfaatnya.

Sudah lebih 30 tahun DEB dilaksanakan dan masih yang banyak orang Melayu yang miskin dan ketinggalan. Bukankah ini memberi petunjuk bahawa DEB telah gagal dalam perlaksanaannya dan sesuatu yang drastik perlu dilakukan? Jurang antara yang miskin dan kaya semakin bertambah, di mana kekayaan hanya tertumpu kepada sekumpulan individu Cina, India dan Melayu?

Dan dengan menggunakan hujah individu-individu paling kaya di Malaysia adalah terdiri daripada mereka yang bukan Melayu, Tun beranggapan adalah patut untuk meneruskan DEB dengan memberikan keutamaan kepada orang Melayu dan menghukum orang bukan Melayu yang miskin dan ketinggalan? Bukankan intipati asal DEB adalah untuk membantu semua yang miskin dan memerlukan pertolongan ekonomi tanpa mengira kaum? Sejak bila DEB itu khusus untuk orang Melayu sahaja?

Oh ya, bukankah mengikut kajian antropologi dan sejarah, kebanyakan orang Melayu di Malaysia dan nenek moyang mereka sebenarnya berasal dari dari Indonesia, Thailand dan India? Malah China? Jadi negara nenek moyang mereka sepatutnya bukan Malaysia, sama seperti saya? Contohnya, Tun sendiri, Khir Toyo dan Syed Hamid Albar?

4. Jika beliau bertanya dan tokoh tersebut menjawab secara ikhlas, beliau akan dapati bahawa orang Melayu amat kecewa dengan kemiskinan relatif mereka sehingga terpaksa meminta-minta sepanjang masa dan juga ketinggalan dalam pelbagai bidang.

Apakah dengan adanya DEB sepanjang 3o lebih tahun ini, orang Melayu sudah maju dalam erti kata sebenarnya dan tidak ketinggalan dalam pelbagai bidang? Pernahkan direnungkan bahawa bilangan orang Melayu yang maju dan tidak ketinggalan sudah bertambah adalah disebabkan pengurangan aras pengukur atau ’standard’ serta pemberian kuota oleh kerajaan bagi membolehkan mereka diterima masuk menyertai bidang-bidang tertentu? Apakah ini boleh dianggap sesuatu pencapaian yang membanggakan? Bukankah ini menipu diri sendiri?

5. Mereka cuba yakin mereka adalah tuan di negara mereka tetapi mereka tahu sebenarnya mereka bukan tuan. Orang bukan Melayu yang menjadi tuan yang sebenar.

Apakah amat penting untuk orang Melayu dan bukan Melayu yang semuanya rakyat Malaysia berebut-rebut menjadi tuan yang sebenar? Mengapa PEMIMPIN-PEMMPIN POLITIK Melayu seperti Tun begitu taksub dengan misi untuk menjadi ‘tuan’? Tun hampir betul dengan mengatakan (SEGELINTIR) orang bukan Melayu  yang menjadi tuan yang sebenar walaupun sudah 30 tahun DEB diperalatkan untuk memberi keutamaan kepada orang Melayu. Persoalannya, mengapa ini boleh berlaku?

Orang Melayu memegang tampuk pemerintahan melalui Umno. Keutamaan diberikan kepada orang Melayu dalam perniagaan, ekonomi, pendidikan, peluang pekerjaan dsb. melalu DEB, tetapi yang masih menjadi tuan adalah segelintir orang bukan Melayu? Mengapa ini boleh berlaku? Bukankah itu sesuatu yang pelik dan aneh? Sedangkan yang berkuasa adalah orang Melayu dan dasar-dasar melibatkan sektor-sektor penting memberikan keutamaan kepada orang Melayu?

Dan Tun, sila perbetulkan kenyataan ‘orang bukan Melayu yang menjadi tuan yang sebenar’ dengan menambah ’segelintir’. Saya orang bukan Melayu dan saya langsung tidak merasakan diri saya adalah tuan.

6. Kerana mereka rela berkongsi negara mereka dengan kaum lain, kaum yang berasal dari tamadun yang lebih tua (4,000 tahun) dan lebih berjaya, hari ini yang sedikit yang ada pada mereka pun hendak dipisah dari mereka.

Tun, tolong jelaskan ‘yang sedikit yang ada pada mereka pun hendak dipisah dari mereka’. Kenyataan ini amat mengelirukan dan tidak bertanggungjawab. Keutamaan-keutamaan yang diperuntukkan kepada orang Melayu dan bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak sudah termaktub dalam perlembagaan dan tiada sesiapa boleh mengubah dan meminda fakta tersebut melainkan dengan kuasa 2/3 parlimen.

Apa yang sering dipertikaikan di sini adalah layanan kurang adil dan perlaksanaan yang terpesong daripada peruntukan-peruntukan yang sebenar serta kecenderungan pemimpin-pemimpin politik yang cuba memutarbelitkan fakta yang ada mengikut tafsiran serong demi kepentingan masing-masing.

7. Fikirkan hanya berkenaan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB). Agihan kekayaan korporat dalam DEB ialah sebanyak 30% bagi bumiputra (walaupun mereka adalah 60% dari penduduk) dan 40% bagi kaum lain serta 30% bagi orang luar. Tetapi setelah diusahakan selama 39 tahun bahagian yang terdapat bagi mereka ialah 20%, sedangkan yang terdapat bagi kaum lain ialah hampir 50%, walaupun mereka hanya 26% dari jumlah penduduk.

Terima kasih kerana berkongsi statistik ini, Tun. Ini dengan jelas membuktikan bahawa, dasar DEB yang dilaksanakan selama ini GAGAL! Sekiranya ia dilaksakanakan tanpa mengira kaum tetapi memandang kepada keperluan, nescaya yang mendapat paling banyak manfaat adalah orang Melayu kerana banyak mereka yang miskin adalah terdiri daripada mereka yang ‘60% dari penduduk’. Mengapa Tun masih degil mempertahankan perlaksanaan DEB yang telah gagal dan cuma menguntungkan segelintir individu?

Sejajar dengan logik Tun (putar belit statistik untuk menyokong hujah dan dijadikan ‘fakta’), saya merupakan penduduk generasi ke-3 di Malaysia, sama seperti Tun. Mengapa saya tidak boleh mendapat layanan yang sama seperti yang diterima oleh Tun? Saya tiada statistik rakyat bukan Melayu yang lahir di Malaysia yang merupakan generasi ke-3, ke-4 berbanding orang ‘Melayu’ yang berhijrah ke Malaysia, tinggal di sini dalam tempoh kurang dari 3 generasi tetapi mendapat layanan setaraf dengan penduduk asal? Contohnya, Khir Toyo? Syed Hamid Albar? Ramai warga asing di Sabah yang mempunyai MyKad dan berstatus ‘Bumiputera Melayu?’.

Rasanya kenyataan bahawa agihan kekayaan korporat sebanyak30% untuk bumiputra adalah kurang tepat, sebaliknya 30% untuk Umnoputra adalah lebih tepat. Jumlah keahlian Umno adalah lebih kurang 2 juta orang dan ini bermakna agihan kekayaan korporat 30% ini dinikmati oleh Umnoputra – mewakili hanya 7% daripada penduduk Malaysia. Setuju?

Lagi, adakah ia salah orang bukan Melayu mereka dibawa ke sini dan beranak pinak di sini? Mengapa ‘kesalahan’ yang dilakukan oleh orang lain (British) perlu ditanggung oleh orang bukan Melayu, khususnya generasi baru seperti saya? Orang bukan Melayu tidak mempunyai pilihan melainkan untuk mencurahkan bakti setia kepada negara Malaysia dan apa yang diminta adalah layanan yang adil dan saksama seperti yang telah diperuntukkan kepada mereka di dalam perlembagaan. Itu sahaja, Tun.

8. Nilai harta milik bumiputra pula berjumlah 15% sedangkan yang baki dimiliki oleh bukan bumiputra disebabkan harta di bandar bernilai lebih tinggi dari di luar bandar.

Adakah menjadi satu kesalahan menjadi kaya dan merupakan bukan bumiputera dalam suasana ekonomi yang berasaskan prinsip kapitalis dan pasaran bebas? Masih relevankan persoalan kaum dalam ekonomi global yang Tun sentiasa canangkan, umpamanya ketika mempertahankan PPSMI? Mengapa setelah sudah 50 tahun kerajaan BN (yang dipegang oleh orang Melayu) dan 30 tahun DEB dilaksanakan, kekayaan negara masih tidak sampai kepada penduduk luar bandar yang rata-ratanya orang Melayu? Adakah ini salah orang bukan Melayu?

9. Tokoh bukan Melayu yang cuba duduki tempat Melayu (in the shoes of the Malays) jika ikhlas, akan rasa kekecewaan Melayu melihat hampir semua perniagaan dan perusahaan serta kekayaan yang diperolehi darinya dimiliki oleh bukan Melayu. Segala estet rumah mewah juga diduduki oleh bukan Melayu. Sikit benar orang Melayu yang tinggal di estat mewah ini. Lebih ramai yang tinggal di kawasan setinggan.

Ya Tun, mengapa? Adakah ini juga salah orang kurang Melayu kerana mampu terus bersaing dan memonopoli kekayaaan walaupun tidak diberikan tongkat ekonomi? Pernahkan Tun membandingkan taraf hidup orang Melayu yang kaya dengan yang miskin, dan orang bukan Melayu yang kaya dengan yang miskin, manakan yang lebih besar jurang perbezaannya?

Mengapa masih ramai orang Melayu yang tinggal di kawasan setinggan tetapi pemimpin-pemimpin politik seperti Tun hidup mewah? Mengapa anak Tun boleh mengadakan parti ‘house warming’ yang mewah tetapi masih ramai orang Melayu yang hidup merempat? Mengapa pemimpin politik seperti Zakaria Deros, Khir Toyo yang mampu membina istana indah berharga jutaan ringgit sedangkan masih ramai orang Melayu yang tinggal di rumah setinggan?

10. Mungkin semua ini disebabkan kesalahan orang Melayu sendiri. Mereka tidak guna peluang yang disediakan bagi mereka. Ada yang salahguna peluang-peluang ini pun. Tetapi jika seorang pengayuh beca diberi sejuta Ringgit, apakah ia akan dapat berniaga dan berjaya dalam bidang ini.

Betul. Mengapa peluang-peluang masih diberikan kepada mereka yang ‘tidak pandai, kurang mahir dan tidak layak?’ Apakah ini akan membantu mereka untuk berjaya? Tun, niat baik untuk membantu orang Melayu memang disambut baik dan berpatutan. Tetapi cara yang digunakan adalah tidak betul, seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Tun sendiri “jika seorang pengayuh beca diberi sejuta Ringgit, apakah ia akan dapat berniaga dan berjaya dalam bidang ini.”

11. Social engineering bukan hanya dilakukan oleh orang Melayu sahaja. Sosialisme dan Komunisme juga merupakan sejenis social engineering untuk mengurang atau menghapus jurang antara yang miskin dengan yang kaya. Mereka juga tidak berjaya sepenuhnya walaupun mereka mengguna kekerasan yang dahsyat. DEB dilaksanakan dengan berhati-hati tanpa kekerasan, tanpa rampasan dan sering dipinda apabila menghadapi tentangan dari bukan Melayu. Apakah persepsi orang Melayu terhadap DEB?

Tun, sekarang ialah tahun 2009, bukan 1959. ‘Social engineering’ perlu berubah mengikut realiti semasa. Jika kita asyik berbalik kepada sejarah kita dan hidup dibayangi masa lampau kita tidak ada maju. Adakah orang India Navajo perlu meminta supaya kerajaan Amerika Syarikat membuat dasar seperti DEB dengan alasan sejarah lampau?

DEB betul dilaksanakan tanpa kekerasan dan rampasan, tetapi ia juga secara sistematik telah menidakkan peluang ramai rakyat Malaysia hanya kerana mereka bukan Melayu! Berapakah bilangan rakyat Malaysia bukan Melayu yang bijak pandai diambil dan dimanfaat oleh negara jiran Singapura dalam membangunkan negara tersebut kerana mereka tidak diterima di negara sendiri? Bukankah ini satu pembaziran? Malaysia ‘membesarkan’, memberikan pelajaran dan tempat tinggal kepada mereka hampir 20 tahun, dan selepas mendapat keputusan cemerlang tidak digunakan dengan baik oleh Malaysia sebaliknya ‘diserahkan’ kepada negara jiran?

Tentangan orang bukan Melayu, malah juga oleh ramai orang Melayu yang tidak mendapat manfaat DEB adalah terhadap perlaksanaannya yang cuma membantu segelintir pihak. Merujuk kepada statistik yang dikongsi oleh Tun, jurang kemiskinan semakin besar dan bukannya bertambah baik setelah DEB dilaksanakan.

12. Lihat sahaja sejarah perjuangan Melayu. Pada Pilihanraya 1955, diwaktu mereka menguasai 82% dari kawasan-kawasan pilihanraya, mereka rela memberi sejumlah yang tidak kecil dari kawasan – kawasan mereka kepada kaum lain dan mengundi calon dari kaum-kaum ini sehingga menang melawan calon Melayu lain (PAS).

Bukankah itu sesuatu yang wajar dilakukan sejajar dengan konsep perkongsian kuasa antara kaum yang dicanangkan oleh Barisan Nasional? Saya memang tidak setuju dengan konsep BN yang memilih calon berdasarkan kaum, bukannya kebolehan dan kelayakan. Ini tidak harus dianggap suatu ‘pengorbanan’, sebalik rakyat Malaysia yang ‘terkorban’ kerana ramai calon-calon dan pemimpin-pemimpin dipilih mewakili mereka hanya kerana mereka adalah dari kaum tertentu, tanpa melihat kepada kemampuan individu tersebut.

13. Kemudian mereka anugerahkan satu juta kerakyatan tanpa syarat biasa kepada kaum lain sehingga peratusan rakyat Melayu jatuh dari 82% kepada 60%. Siapakah yang lain yang pernah lakukan yang sedemikian?

Tun, bolehkah Tanah Melayu (pada ketika itu) mencapai kemerdekaan daripada British tanpa persetujuan bahawa kerakyatan turut diberikan kepada kaum lain? Bukankah kerakyatan itu diberi dengan bersyarat di mana keutamaan-keutamaan akan diberikan kepada orang Melalyu dan bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak seperti yang termaktub dalam Artikel 153 Perlembagaan Malaysia? Mengapa Tun mengatakan ia diberi tanpa syarat biasa sedangkan Tun tahu itu tidak benar? Mengapa Tun masih mengungkit peristiwa lampau? 50 tahun orang bukan Melayu tinggal di Malaysia, masih tidak cukupkan untuk membayar budi orang Melayu menganugerahkan kerakyatan dengan syarat tersebut? Berapa lama lagi perlu diungkit isu ‘penduduk asal’ dan ‘pendatang’ ini, Tun? Setiap kali BN atau Umno merasakan ia akan hilang tampuk pemerintahan?

14. Pada ketika itu nama rasmi negara ialah Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Apabila Semenanjung Tanah Melayu dicantum dengan Singapura, Sarawak dan Sabah, perkataan “Tanah Melayu” digugur dan cantuman negeri – negeri ini dinamakan Malaysia. Dengan itu hilanglah identiti Melayu dalam nama negara sendiri. Tidak pula mereka tuntut nama-nama lain digugur.

Tun, adakah ini relevan untuk dipersoalkan? Bukan masih ramai orang Melayu yang gah mengaitkan nama Malaysia sebagai Malay (Melayu) – sia? Mengapa sesuatu yang telah dipersetujui satu masa dahulu oleh semua pemimpin-pemimpin Malaysia, dijadikan isu oleh Tun?

15. Tidak seperti di negara-negara yang membenar hanya bahasa kebangsaan mereka sahaja untuk semua sekolah nasional, orang Melayu bersetuju bahasa Cina dan Tamil dijadikan bahasa pengantar di sekolah bantuan Kerajaan. Bahasa Kebangsaan (Bahasa Melayu) tidak menjadi bahasa kebangsaan seperti di negara-negara jiran dan di Eropah, Australia dan Amerika.

Bukankah ini juga telah dipersetujui oleh semua pemimpin-pemimpin – Melayu, Cina dan India ketika Malaysia mencapai kemerdekaan daripada British lalu dimasukkan dalam perlembagaan negara? Mengapa Tun perlu mempersoalkan isu ini? Bukankah ini adalah syarat supaya Bahasa Melayu diterima sebagai bahasa kebangsaan, satu ‘trade-off?’?

16. Dan banyaklah lagi korban yang dibuat oleh orang Melayu supaya kaum lain mendapat apa sahaja yang dituntut oleh mereka, demi keamanan dan perpaduan rakyat dan negara.

Berapa lama dan banyakkah lagi korban yang juga perlu dibuat oleh orang bukan Melayu supaya orang Melayu puas hati?

17. Apakah gamaknya perasaan tokoh yang meletak diri di tempat orang Melayu, terhadap semua korban ini? Apakah dia masih fikir yang orang Melayu harus korban segala-gala yang dituntut daripada mereka?

Apakah Tun fikir yang orang bukan Melayu tidak berkorban demi membantu saudara-saudara Melayu mereka? Apakah mereka berpuas hati ditidakkan banyak peluang mereka hanya kerana mereka dilahirkan bukan Melayu? Apakah perasaan Tun sekiranya Tun bukan Melayu?

18. Dengan rencana ini saya tetap akan di cap sebagai racist oleh racist bukan Melayu. Tetapi kalau mereka sanggup menerima yang benar, mereka boleh banding korban orang Melayu pemilik asal negara ini dengan korban mereka untuk kepentingan negara ini.

Dengan rencana ini, terbukti Tun masih berada di takuk lama. Tun masih berfikiran bahawa dalam era dunia globalisasi tanpa sempadan yang mencabar ini, isu dan politik perkauman masih sesuai diperkatakan? Mengapa Tun hanya menyentuh kepada pengorbanan orang Melayu? Mengapa Tun tidak menyentuh jasa dan pengorbanan orang bukan Melayu dalam membangun dan memajukan negara ini?

19. Saya berpendapat jika negara ini hendak aman dan maju, agihan kekayaan dan kualiti hidup semua kaum hendaklah adil (fair) walaupun tidak sama (unequal). Janganlah hendaknya mana-mana pihak atau kaum tanggung beban kemiskinan yang keterlaluan, sementara kaum lain hidup mewah. Mengumpan sokongan dengan mengambil hak satu kaum untuk diberi kepada kaum lain bukanlah caranya – lebih-lebih lagi mengambil dari yang kurang berada untuk diberi kepada yang sudah lebih berada.

Saya berpendapat jika negara ini hendak aman dan maju, kenyataan berbaur perkauman dan yang boleh membawa perpecahan harus dielakkan, terutama yang datang daripada pemimpin seperti Tun.

Agihan kekayaan dan kualiti hidup semua kaum hanya akan adil sekiranya ia berlandaskan keperluan, bukannya identiti kaum dan warna kulit. Tun membuat kenyataan yang bercanggah apabila menyatakan ‘mengumpan sokongan dengan mengambil hak satu kaum untuk diberi kepada kaum lain bukanlah caranya’ sedangkan Tun nampaknya cuba membuat hujah-hujah untuk menyokong perbuatan tersebut dari poin 2 hingga 18 dengan alasan ia adalah patut dan wajar kerana ‘orang Melayu lebih banyak berkorban berbanding orang bukan Melayu’.

Apakah tujuan Tun menulis artikel di atas dengan melagakan orang Melayu dan bukan Melayu yang boleh menimbulkan rasa curiga dan kurang puas hati antara kaum? Adakan ini membantu membina perpaduan negara ke arah suasana yang aman damai?

1. Di forum anjuran Gempita dan UMNO bertajuk Kedudukan Raja-Raja Melayu dan Orang Melayu dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia di Zaman Liberalisasi dan Globalisasi, saya ditanya oleh seorang pensyarah Melayu dari UIAM (Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia) apakah saya pernah fikir untuk meletak diri saya di tempat orang bukan Melayu (put yourself in the shoes of a non-Malay) bersabit dengan diskriminasi terhadap mereka di negara ini.

Oh ya, Tun masih belum menjawab soalan pensyarah tersebut, apakah Tun pernah fikir untuk meletak diri Tun di tempat orang bukan Melayu bersabit dengan diskriminasi terhadap mereka di negara ini.

Sekian,

Saya, rakyat Malaysia yang bukan Melayu.

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Stuck In The AMNO Rut……..How To Move Ahead Like That!!!???

Posted by ErnieJean on February 20, 2009

Know why Malaysia is still in the humdrum?

Why husbands of some people I know who had to go overseas, leaving the family behind to earn a living because nothing seems to be moving here?

Why there’s another 80,000 folks (and not 40,000 as conservatively estimated by the government) who got retrenched?

This despite the first stimulus package being “supposedly” already released into the economy…………..

Because, despite most of us knowing very well what’s really wrong, especially with the administrators of this country,  we seem to be stuck with nowhere to go……Still stuck with the same set of money-devils playing with the nation’s coffers and legal framework who are hell-bent at staying in power by using whatever dirty means.

While leaders of developed nations (now we also know why some nations are called “developed nations” and we’re still “developing” in a never-ending cycle) focus their attention and energy on solving their country’s economy woes, ours are engrossed in playing “masak-masak”…….where the main ingredients are :-

1. 500 gms of RACISM

2. 450gm of LONGKANG-POLITICS

3. 10 tbs of CORRUPTION

4. 1 roll of HYPOCRITISM

Tun Dr. Mahathir had more or less confirmed that the racial politics, played to perfection by UMNO and their “running dogs”, are more for political power concerns rather than actual concerns for the race they profess to be conning “protecting”.

“Whether we like it or not, if Umno is no longer a race-based party, the likelihood is that PAS will take over the Government,” he said in reply to a question after giving a talk on “Malaysia at the Crossroads” at Cambridge University on Wednesday.

And how about this candidate who is currently one of the three scallywags “turks” vying for a place as one of the nation’s future leadership……Who had proudly proclaimed that UMNO, under his leadership, lost the Selangor state because  the party was NOT racist and Islamist enough.

This same frozen-faced chap actually believed that Umno should continue actively promote their brand of UMNO Malay agenda and UMNO Islamic policies, and the party will succeed in turning the tide in the next general election.

Well, Mr. Frozen Face……how about you please do us that big favour and continue with those racist proposals and next election, the rakyat truly send  you packing along with the ‘tsunami’ tide to Timbuktoo!!!

I came across this extremely racist piece of crap, entitled “Bodohkah Melayu” written by some chap who, believe me, seriously doesn’t look at all like an “Earth-Prince” but more 100% something else….say of the Indian ethnic background?

However, like all UMNO mamak breeds, this guy is adamant that he be as racist as possible, perhaps with hope that people can forget where his true origins are from………pity his ancestors and parents…….

Excerpt from “Bodohkah Melayu” at http://www.tepakbersulam.com/ aka Khazai Abu Bakar

(p.s. I’m only going to do a very simplified translation……..as most of what’s being written is more or less in the same crappy tune)

Melayu tidak lagi serupa UMNO melayu. Melayu tidak lagi sayangkan UMNO melayu, melayu menulis menghina pemimpin UMNO melayu, melayu mahukan hak UMNO melayu terhakis, melayu mahukaN melayu terus menjadi kuda, Melayu mahukan melayu jadi boneka.

(Loose Translation : Malays don’t love themselves anymore)

Lihat saja apa yang berlaku di Perak semalam sehingga hindu yang menjadi speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri perak boleh menjadi hakim. Hindu itu juga telah menghina Sultan Perak. Hindu ini juga telah mengaibkan bangsa ku bangsa Melayu. Hindu ini juga telah mencemar nama baik bangsa melayu. Hindu ini juga menghina Menteri Besar kita. Hindu ini juga menghina institusi beraja kita selama ini milik kita. Namun masih ramai lagi bangsa ku yang sedang tidur nyenyak dan masih bermimpi 916.

(Loose Translation : See how they allowed a hindu to be the speaker in the Perak state assembly. That Hindu insulted our king and our race)  *vomit blood*

Masih bermimpi jalan ke Putrajaya sedangkan jalan bangsa melayu kini menuju kelongkang yang busuk. Kita terus sokong hindu ini kata mereka, kata bangsa ku yang sedang tidur nyenyak ini. Kita terus berdiri di belakang hindu ini, yang penting UMNO – orang melayu itu tersingkir. Biarlah mereka lawan dengan hindu ini, yang penting kita dapat jadi pemerintah. Tak kiralah asalkan pemerintah, tak kiralah …biarpun jadi boneka atau kuda, ini saja jalan yang kita ada untuk menjadikan kita pemerintah. Jika tidak Anwar akan terus kempunan untuk jadi pemerintah. Gadaikan hak melayu, gadaikan maruah bangsa, tak apa kata mereka, tak apa kata pemimpin Pas, gadaikan maruah agama. Tak apa kata mereka lagi. Asalkan kita berkuasa.

(Loose Translation : Supporting the hindu is akin to negleting the malays. We must do whatever, at all costs, to ensure that we are the kings scumbags ones on top and in power.) 

Bangunlah bangsa ku, bangun dan lihat ,bangsa kita mahu dijajah kembali, Bangsa kita diperlekehkan, raja kita di persendakan, bangunlah….. lebih dari 50 tahun kebajikan, maruah, martabat kita dijaga, bukan oleh mereka, UMNO lah yang membesarkan kita, UMNO lah yang memberikan kita pendidikan, UMNO lah yang menjadikan kita bijak dan pandai. UMNO lah yang telah membawa bangsa kita menjejak kaki ke bulan. Kenapa kita hendak menjadi bodoh kembali hanya kerana mahu, menyokong mereka segelintir melayu yang hanya mahu merebut kerusi menjadi Perdana Menteri. Tidak akan hilang Malayu di dunia, tetapi melayu akan terus hidup merempat jika ini cara melayu.

(Loose Translation : ARISE my people….ARISE!!!!!! For more than 50 years, malays have been enslaved protected by UMNO, not them!!! UMNO is the one who handicapped nutured us so how can we turn our backs on them!!)

Can someone please tell our incoming PM that launching some dumb “One Malaysia” campaign with fancy fancy juvenile slogans and giving speeches such as , “Let us develop not only the economic and political ties but also the social and cultural relationship with all ethnic groups in the country,” will not buy the hearts of the voters……..not when it is so obvious that under your leadership, the total opposite is being practised, endorsed and approved.

 

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Race Relations Act, anyone?

Posted by Cherubim on September 19, 2008

I have some misgivings about the so-called Race Relations Act that’s being approved for reading in the Parliament by the Cabinet. Some believe that it could be a better, more humane alternative to the ISA. Some believe that it is necessary to preserve the unity, harmony and relations between the races and to basically protect the society from racial conflicts.

I, however, smell a rat.

I cannot do much analysis when there is pretty much nothing on the slate for the RRA as of yet, but it would be nice to have several things in it;

1. An open forum where all grivances (including issues pertaining to Islamic law) is aired without restraint, but all that is said there ends there.

– Minutes are recorded and kept for future references in regards to any policy and laws made in the Parliament.

– Bigots and liberals alike should send in their well-written proposals and objections beforehand.

2. An interfaith council as was proposed by Prof Shad Faruqi.

– To allow for more effective facilitation of above open forum.

3. Specific details on what is ‘religiously and racially offensive

– To prevent any more seemingly politically manipulated ISA arrests.

By the way, my dear MPs, how on earth does one define ‘race relations’? Does it mean that we eat, sleep, go to the toilet together? Does it mean that we cannot visit each others’ homes when the non-Muslims serve booze and perhaps a stripper or two for bachelorette parties? Does it mean that we have to eat yee sang together every year or suffer the consequences? Does it mean that I cannot date Chinese boys anymore?

Pray tell my dear Ministers and MPs, what is the proper way to ‘relate racially’.

Weird lah, this.

Race Relations Act gets Cabinet nod
By V.P. SUJATA

PUTRAJAYA: The proposed Race Relations Act to strengthen ties among the different races in the country has been approved by the Cabinet, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

He said various issues had to be discussed and proposals on race relations needed to be studied before the Act could be drafted and tabled in Parliament.

He added that the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry and the Home Ministry would gather information and data to draft the Act.

Speaking to reporters after addressing ministry staff at a monthly gathering yesterday, Syed Hamid said both ministries would also have to collect input from non-Governmental organisations and individuals on the contents and scope of the Act.

The Act would include provisions on punitive action while using the Federal Constitution as the guideline, he said.

He added that the Act would also touch on race relations through the economic, education and distribution systems.

“There is a great need to work on the mindset of Malaysians and ways to strengthen the relations among all races in the country,” said Syed Hamid.

“We need to give priority on our diverse cultures and on the sensitivity of each race in order to create an ideal environment to live in,” he said, adding that similar Acts in other countries would be used as reference in drafting it.

He said Britain had the Act for many years while some other European countries were working on similar laws too as they were also becoming more multiracial.

When asked to comment on a suggestion by MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai that the Act could replace the Internal Security Act (ISA), Syed Hamid said Liow could submit his proposal during discussions on the Act in the Cabinet.

On Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s statement that the ISA was good but its enforcement must be seen to be rational and fair, Syed Hamid said it was wrong to interpret his statement to mean the enforcement was improper.

He said enforcement of any law should be fair and just, adding that no one including the police and ministers enforce the law without being fair.

“The law is meant to do justice to the people,” he said.

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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 »

The flaw of democracy in Malaysia?

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on August 21, 2008

Malaysia is in a precarious position for democracy. The pieces are now falling together for a better stage of democracy. If we miss this chance at democracy, we will never know when is the next time again where we will ever have the chance to have a better democracy. Someone in the past also challenged me in this blog, to state why we can actually be better of with improved democracy (he was thinking that my opinion of good democracy is bias and pro-western that actually wrecks destruction if implemented in this country). Here are my reasons why:

Politicians have always been playing the racial card. We may wince and fume at the racist comments made by politicians but there are already growing signs that more and more people are gradually buying into politicians’ racial innuendos and outcries. My fellow bloggers Cherubim and Barbie from UiTM confirm my suspicion. UiTM is a breeding ground for racism amongst the professors and students. I ache to see UiTM students protested against opening up of more spaces for Malaysians, and they have the support of the Vice-Chancellor!

The longer this democracy based racial politics lasts, the more unsavoury democracy is going to be for Malaysia in general. Democracy only works when people are educated without the propaganda. I fear for the future. I fear when the number of racists will outnumber the number of people who are against racism. By then, democracy may no longer be what’s best for the country, democracy then is only ‘good’ for the sustenance of inefficient and unsustainable economic policies and resources uses. Yes, by then, it is still the voice of the majority, but will the voice of the majority be that of greater good when they are the ignorant ones? When the ignorant majority has the power to choose a lousy leader (like Bush)? What good then does democracy serves? Of course the voice of minority to any sane people left in Malaysia will be the right ones to listen to and act upon, but acting on the voice of the minority will then be undemocratic because it is neglecting the needs of the racist majority! This is what I fear!

As the rest of the minorities shrink in terms of percentage, the percentage Malays will and are growing. Things might even be much bleaker, if more Malays get brainwashed into their superiority complex, by then it will almost be infinitely harder to decide upon the right course of action through democracy. It will be way too easy for the politicians to gain power by swatting of the flies (the insignificant minorities) just to psyche up the Malays. By then democracy will actually deliver the death blow to the nation……

Why is the time now ripe for a more mature democracy? Badawi is incompetent while corruption, extremism, intolerance, bullying and inefficiency runs more rampant than before, where even some brainwashed racist Chinese, Indians, Malays, etc are turning their backs against the racist Executive. The racist elites betrayed the trust to ensure the welfare of their racist followers. In a way, the last general election can also be seen as a marriage of convenience between the racists and the non-racists. They despise the Executive so much that they put aside their racism for now to topple the current government. Sometimes, I doubt myself about my bullish belief that Malaysians are mature enough to handle democracy. Under Mahathir, he may be a racist bastard, but he would never allow such a coincidence of marriage of convenience between the racists and the non-racists to happen under his tenure!

DSAI is not my idol or my hero but he is the best chance available Malaysia has to make full use of the opportunity given to us to work for a better future slowly. I fear that Malaysia might miss this opportunity. I fear that once Badawi steps down, in his place is a more corrupted, intolerant, extremist leader who is much more efficient and competent in his ruthless leadership. The West sees our democracy as fragile (a borderline between authoritarian and democracy), while I see our democracy as fragile in a different sense (fragile at using this rare TRUE democratic opportunity of coincidence wisely or risk ending up in a point of no return).

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Reconciling Being a UiTM Student

Posted by Cherubim on August 20, 2008

I’m an undergraduate student of UiTM Shah Alam, studying law just like any other long suffering young lady trying to make the grade; nose deep in dusty thick books, fingers clicking research in Lexis Nexis. Thanks to events beyond my control, though, when I graduate, irrespective over the fact that I have represented my country in debate tournaments, worked to organize international conventions and national seminars in various positions, have proved my ability to communicate in English well by previous work experience, I will now face difficulties when I hit the Job Market.

As I attended class on that particular morning, I asked a friend of mine whether he went as he was dressed in black. He proudly replied, yes, doing his best to charm his way into swaying my convictions by proclaiming that if the Malays do not protect their rights, the ‘kaum pendatang’ will takeover everything and we would lose all. Later that day, my other female classmates declared similar sentiments, saying that even now the Chinese are taking over the economy. All are aware of my mixed heritage, sincerely believing that I embrace my Malayness more than anything else.

In both instances, I did not have the heart to continue a futile argument which would only affect my friendships, as I love them dearly, but I am grieved by it still. They are an intelligent bunch, but while I escaped their mindset, coming from a multiracial family with a family who encourages free thought, the others fully absorbed the brainwashing that they have been subjected to since early childhood. Hey, if you repeat a statement frequently, and enough number of people believe it, it is the collectively accepted truth.

It is not their fault, nor ours. It’s society, if you ask me.

Similar to the anonymous junior of mine who wrote the article published in Haris’s blog, we as the minority who believe in equality of rights, freedoms, and so forth in its purest form is usually stuck between a rock and a hard place. Imagine being us kids, believing as we do, wanting nothing to do with a certain policy of the university and are prosecuted on both sides for it. What would you do? Either way, you’re screwed now. The lecturers and your more radical fellow students label you as a blood traitor and want nothing to do with you, and when you’re outside, your hard won Degree’s no use as everyone labels you as a racist person without knowing you personally. Thanks, thank you very much.

Once, I overheard a lecturer who has a Doctorate state that the Malays have given up so much, and another two lecturers agreeing with her. In another instance a lecturer known for his pro-Malayness was ranting to me over the lack of respect a colleague’s open critique of a Sultan, and the only way not to hurt his feelings was to smile back, and say that I am a Malay too, that I understood. He walked away happy. Oh, I understand too well the Malay insecurity to discuss matters they have no answers to themselves, to merely repeat what others say rather than to get their feet dirty looking for answers, the defensive stance to hold on the privileges that only the elite enjoy at the expense of the poor.

I am, after all, one of them. I live with them, I laugh with them, I cried with them. Them meaning Malay. Then meaning Indians. Them meaning Chinese. Them meaning all of the beautiful unique races in this country. I’m not Malay. I’m just a humble Malaysian student trying to lead a quiet life. Do not lump us as the same and shun us outside, for you’d be prosecuting the ones who support opening up UiTM for non-bumiputeras on the basis of its future survival, as well as the belief in a true, fair, working education system. For this to work, we’d need to have people working on the inside as well as the outside, no easy feat when your VC’s suppressing all independent thought which doesn’t fit well with his agenda.

Please stop making this a political agenda. It’s not helping anyone.

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Of Sex and The City, Orgies and Kayveas

Posted by ella-mae on July 28, 2008

In a scene from the recent Sex and The City movie, Miranda asks the girls how often they had sex. Charlotte gets offended with Miranda’s mention of sex because little Lily’s (Charlotte’s adopted daughter) presence rendered it inappropriate conversation topic. Carrie who is seen helping little Lily colour on her book, suggests instead the word sex be replaced with colour so that the women could continue on their discussion.

Watch the colouring clip 😉

In Malaysia, the politicians are getting into bed with their enemies under the guise of having talks (or orgy as The Dandelions have labelled it) on one “unity” related issue or another.

UMNO is started the ball rolling with muZAKARah with their arch enemy, PAS. First it was all about Malay unity and then now they say its unity between the Muslim brethren they are after. Sheesh… why are lines always drawn along racial or religious sentiments in Malaysia?

And then Samy Vellu announces his boom-sheeka-sheeka-boom-bam news when he said he too is having orgies with HINDRAF… the same group he branded nuisance last year. But lo and behold, HINDRAF retorts a firm NO to Samy’s offer of orgy and telling him instead to concentrate on the MIC rebranding exercise.

But wait… MCA’s Ka Chuan announces he is NOT in any orgy whatsoever with DAP. I wonder what this guy is up to especially since he is denying something that never existed in the first place. I doubt LKS or LGE would ever want to moot any discussions or negotiations with MCA who are considered UMNO’s loyal running dogs. Ka Chuan proves what a good obedient puppy he (all the more support them UMNO buggers will give you for the upcoming MCA leadership race eh Ka Chuan) is to UMNO when he said the following…

Source: The Star Online

On former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad statement that Umno should not leave out its Barisan partners when making deals with PAS, Ong said the MCA had no problems with Umno having talks with PAS.

“If (Umno) wants to involve us (in the talks) it is fine with us. If (Umno) does not involve us (in the talks), it is also all right with us.

“If (Umno) wants to brief us later, it is also fine with us. It is not a problem.”

But wait…. OH HOH… Kayveas shows he doesn’t want to be left out when he suggests everyone gets together for the mother of all orgies….

Source: The Star Online:

KOTA BARU: The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is again urging Barisan Nasional component parties to merge into a single entity to mark the change in the country’s political landscape and the recent emergence of a two-party political system.

PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas said the proposal by PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat that PAS and Umno be dissolved made sense, but it needed to be extended to all Barisan components.

“In Malaysia, there is no need to have several political parties, just have Barisan, and Pakatan Rakyat. If this transpires, PPP agrees with the proposal by Tok Guru (Nik Abdul Aziz),” he told a press conference here on Monday.

I don’t know about you but I’m humming the song Rumours by Timex Social Club 😉

Chorus:

Look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day
I just need some time, some time to get away from
From all these rumors, I can’t take it no more
My best friend said there’s one out now about me and the girl next door

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Jeanne “Madame Dumpling” Badawi and Patriotism.

Posted by ella-mae on July 28, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) — The hibiscus should be promoted again as a symbol of true warriorship, the Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah said today.

She said the choice of the hibiscus as the Warriors’ Day logo was appropriate since the flowers symbolised bravery and sincerity of soldiers in their fight to safeguard the country’s sovereignty.

“Let us together enliven the tradition of having the hibiscus to mark Warriors’ Day,” she said when launching the Warriors Day campaign here, Sunday.

She also said there was a need to enhance public awareness and understanding on the concept of the Warriors’ Day campaign and celebration.

“Warriors Day is not merely a day when there is ceremonial parade at the National Monument or raising donations for ex-servicemen.

“It is also to nurture spirit of patriotism in the society,” she added.

Jeanne also advised the people not to allow themselves to be influenced by negative elements which were trying to disrupt racial unity and stability in the country.

She also called for more quarters, both from the public and privare sectors, to participate in programmes that could help promote patriotism and those held in memory of the fallen heroes who died while protecting the country.

At the function, Jeanne received contributions from corporate organisations for the Warriors” Fund and also presented aid to several ex-servicemen and widows of those killed while on duty.

— BERNAMA

Does Madame Dumpling even know what patriotism means?

Jeanne darling, I doubt you and your hapless husband could ever comprehend what patriotism really means let alone wanting to now promote it. Patriotism is one’s deep love, devotion and loyalty to his country. And right… we all know just how “deeply” your family loves this country… enough to rob her continuously!

Allow me to give you a little tuition about the Bunga Raya 😉 and what it should really mean to all Malaysians.

The Bunga Raya or hibiscus was chosen to be the national flower by our country’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj in 1960. The flower which is found in abundance throughout Malaysia first arrived via trade from its original home in the Far East in the 11th century.

Known for its medicinal properties, the plant’s roots are used as cure for fever, while the juice acquired from the leaves is said to be effective in relieving skin eruptions and glandular problems. The petals are commonly used by women to darken and highlight their eyebrows.

Incidentally, this flower is also a native national emblem for the stolen generation of indigenous peoples of Australia. I heard your husband has a home (homes? maybe) there 🙂

In Malaysia, the five-petal Hibiscus rosa sinensis was chosen over other hibiscus varieties as the most symbolically relevant because it represents the RUKUNEGARA (the Five Principles of Nationhood). The colour red signifies courage.

The Rukunegara is the Malaysian pledge of allegiance indicative of the country’s national philosophy and ideology. It was mooted in 1970 to promote and encourage national unity amongst the different ethnic races of Malaysia. The reading of the Rukunegara is compulsory at every official event. The pledge is recited weekly in all public schools in Malaysia.

Do you still remember the Rukunegara, Jeanne. Read below to refresh your memory.

MAKA KAMI, rakyat Malaysia berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip berikut:

KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN.

KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA.

KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN.

KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG.

KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN.

Maybe your Bahasa Malaysia is not so good… so let me give you the English translation.

NOW THEREFORE WE, the people of Malaysia, pledge to concentrate the whole of our energy and efforts to achieve these ambitions based on the following principles.

BELIEF IN GOD.

LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY.

THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION.

THE RULE OF LAW.

COURTESY AND MORALITY.

I wonder who wrote you the speech for the event, Jeanne. Did Khairy write it? You advised the people of Malaysia to not be influenced by negative elements that were only trying to cause disruption to racial unity and stability in this country?????

Aiya, Madame Dumpling… is your brain made of dumplings also ah? To start with, is there even racial unity in this country? And who is the real cause of the instability in Malaysia ah?

Perhaps you should read what Barbie posted here and here. Meet my friend Barbie, he can teach you more than a thing or two about patriotism. He may be young but the boy has a lot of fire in his heart and he is passionate about his country. Unlike you Badawis la!

Don’t forget to read our Madame’s (she is a better looking, classier Madame) Malaysia… Truly Asia? post.

And what stability are you muttering about la? Malaysia is in a mess: no thanks to your husband and his racist predecessor. Both have managed to turn Malaysia into the laughing stock of South East Asia.

So what patriotism are you talking about?

You lot who are bent on destroying this country and her people with your greed for more power and more money are the last people who should even be discussing patriotism and its nature.

Oh wait… I get it! I get it now…

I remember now the late Endon and her batik promotions.

Well Jeanne Badawi too wants her own “trademark product” and it’s the hibiscus for her.

Madame Dumpling wants the hibiscus to be promoted as a symbol of true patriotism.

Maybe this is another opportunity for your family to make money? More private-sector sponsored endorsement to promote the Bungaraya, perhaps. More money maybe for your own daughters… since they got in so late into the game. One of them owns an event company, right? The same one that handled the launch event  for The Pavilion 😉

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We Are Not Racist

Posted by saggiethewarrior on July 28, 2008

Some say racism and hate goes hand in hand; racist hates others from different race. Now if that is racism then we are not racists. I believe we are peace-loving people who really have learnt to live in harmony despite being different. We have Chinese teachers teaching Indian kids how to use abacus, Malays eating Thosai, heck we even have an Indian Malaysian Idol (she is so gorgeous by the way!), Malaysians voted her! How in the hell is that possible if we are a bunch of racist! I remember my siblings religiously voting for her, and adore her ever since. I adore her too but for a wrong reason; hey I am a man!

Racism also defined as one group despising other group of ethnicity because of what that other group have done wrongly to them. Now, here we have a problem. Don’t come screaming at me and say otherwise, it is true and you know it! Some Chinese and Indians hate the Malays because of the now infamous much talk about Bumiputera Policy (I say some ok..not generalizing here so take it easy will you!). They hate the Malays because the Policy was drafted by UMNO i.e. Malays.

Let us see if the hatred is indeed justified. I am not going into details, you can google it up if you want, for arguments sake, lets take the most glaring part of the policy which are discount on housings, dedicated mutual funds and scholarship for higher educations.

I bravely put my neck on the line here by saying that the non-Bumis are not against the policy; they just want it to be toned down. For one, why do we need to preferentially award the education scholarship, if you are smart enough, you should get it, right? They should make new application forms with nothing but results and family income data. No names and religious required. If you’ve got the brain and your parents are not well off, you will be qualified.

On housing, instead of the 7% discount across the board, it should be split. The affluent and middle class Malays should buy the properties at level price with the rest of Malaysians. With savings made from this, property developers can afford to offer cheaper properties to the lower income group of all ethnicity. Now is that not a win – win situation for all?

Two basic needs of human being, education and roof over their heads, get them right and all else will be fine I say.

Clearly we are not bunch racist bigots. We do however feel uneasy on the Government Racial based policies. The Government on the other hand thinks we have problems integrating. Hence the unnecessary National Service Program and other stupid programs initiated by the numb nuts. These are not solving the real problem you thick skull!

Come on you knuckle heads! Basic rules number one in solving a problem, fix the cause, not the effect!

Fix the Bumiputera Policy and all will be fine…

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