Saturday, September 18, 2010

Perkasaphobia ....... and UMNO


I hope everyone had a joyous Aidil Fitri, with family ties enhanced and old friendships rekindled amidst the waist-expanding delicacies and bouts of duit raya hemorrhaging partly soothed by comical scenes of grown men indulging in neighbourhood firework duels (with KM guilty as charged).


Talking about ties and friendships, UMNO members got a pre-Raya gift from the Sec-Gen, Teuku Adnan Mansor, who announced the party's emphatic disassociation from Perkasa, the erstwhile surrogate soul of the sputtering party.

I don't know if Teuku Adnan had a meaningful conversation with PM Najib Razak before he proudly lambasted Perkasa in front of the media. If he did not, then Najib or DPM Muhyiddin Yassin better rein in this relic of the Bastardised NEP. If he did, then UMNO is in deeper sh*t than I thought.






Ok, now that UMNO has courageously estranged itself from Perkasa, let’s hear MCA/DAP/Gerakan distancing themselves from Dong Jiao Zhong, and let's hear MIC/PPP distancing themselves from Hindraf, and let's also hear chameleonic PKR distancing itself from both Dong Jiao Zhong and Hindraf on top of their contempt for Perkasa.

And with all that sorted out, we can all go back to more merriment and three more weeks of Rumah Terbuka ...

Apa?

Tak boleh?

Tak mau?

Like this how?

Let's see now. Once-mighty UMNO has been compelled by it's coalition partners to unhinge itself from Perkasa (presumably to regain non-Malay votes for its hidup-segan-mati-tak-mau sidekicks, MCA, Gerakan, MIC and PPP) BUT on the other hand these race-based non-Malay parties are excused from making their stand against the hard core left-wing rabid racist segregationists of Dong Jiao Zhong and the tragic comedians of Hindraf and its loony offshoots.

A'macam Soi Lek, Tsu Koon, Samy, Kayveas?

Tak mau jugak?

Ini macam boleh tahan ka? Ada ngam ka?

And of course lah I don't expect Kit Siang and his SuperUltraRacist DAP to let go of Dong Jiao Zhong or Hindraf or any other Malay-hating group as these assorted lunatics and damaged goods form the supporting bedrock for this socially-deviant, race-obsessed party.

By their inaction, these
Perkasaphobes are implying that Perkasa is more "racist" than Dong Jiao Zhong and Hindraf? I didn't know that defending Articles 152 and 153 of the Constitution against incessant attacks by the anti-Malay racists is in turn a "racist" act? Unless you rabble rousers are saying that our Constitution itself is inherently "racist" and must be challenged and opposed, in which case you people have become bona fide treasonous subversives that must be countered by all patriotic Malaysians, with or without Perkasa.

Apa? Lu gua lu gua apa?

Oh yes, solli ahh, I forgot. Only Melayus can be racists while you Cinas and Indias and the dan lain-lains can only be the victims of racism even when you sing, shout and curse yourselves hoarse with racist, anti-Malay, anti-Islamic garbage across the land and in cyberspace.

Lu tak mengaku? Lu tadak itu sikap jahat perkauman? Betul il
ék?

Ok, sample some fresh racist trash by these maladjusted clowns. Yeah, I know, some of their post headlines are downright hilarious and probably scribbled amidst a state of drunken stupor. But the racism against the Malays (codified as "UMNO" of course) boggles the mind. And you pathetic manipulative little cissies have the audacity to say Perkasa is racist?


Hey, I thought you people are big on kesamarataan? So let’s sama-sama distance ourselves from ALL race-based groups mushrooming across this turbulent land.

Masih tak mau? Masih mau pura-pura jadi mangsa perkauman selepas lu tak berenti serang orang Melayu dengan kata-kata dan sikap perkauman yang amat jijik? Jadi lu hantam gua boleh sebab lu kata itu kebebasan bersuara dalam suasana keterbukaan. Tapi bila gua hantam balik -- jentik lu punya telinga sikit-sikit saja -- lu olang terus berguling-guling menangis dan report sama itu United Nations (haiyaa ...) dan itu Ratu Elizabeth (ayoyo ...) kata lu sudah jadi mangsa perkauman yang dahsyat oleh Melayu si penindas.

Gua ingat lu olang sutah jati macam watak-watak celita kartun maa. Realiti sama imaginasi sama mythology semua lu kasi campur haduk, puson sana puson sini sampai jatuh tongkang masuk longkang maa ...

Tapi bila lu kasi auta manyak olang ini satu duniya ahh, misti ata olang pecaya punya. Betui kaa?



Yes, I must say that the anti-Malays are much smarter propagandists. Their ability to weave fantasy into reality and spin facts to suit their agendas shape the mindset of not only their fellow non-Malays but many Malays as well.

Perkasa is a case in point.

The anti-Malays across the political spectrum have effectively isolated Perkasa as an extremist, racist fringe group. Even the mainstream media nowadays refer to Perkasa as "right-wing" and "radical" and giving an impression of an intolerant hate group bent on harassing and victimising non-Malays via extra-judicial and unconstitutional means.

Betul ka?

Firstly, and in an ironic opening twist to this ongoing saga, Perkasa was the “creation” of the rabid anti-Malays themselves. Yes, you Chinese segregationists and Hindraf cock-talkers and DAP/PKR historio-revisionists provided the primeval amino acids and basic life ingredients that gave rise to an embryonic Perkasa out of your own gooey cesspool of intolerance and degenerative political culture.

Perkasa was formed in the aftermath of BN’s PRU12 carnage, where a 3-way split of the Malay votes concurrent with a unified non-Malay voting bloc triggered the infamous political tsunami which saw an emboldened non-Malay populace revealing their gory racist inclinations for all to see and left unchecked by a crippled government. Perkasa filled the gaping communal vacuum as the Pak Lah and now the Najib administrations seemed woefully incapable of stemming the relentless anti-Malay, anti-unity, anti-Article 153 attacks by the likes of Hindraf and Dong Jiao Zhong, with the communal ambers fanned by opportunist hate mongers in DAP, PKR and other non-Malay political parties.


Secondly, from its inception, Perkasa's raison d'être was to uphold constitutional provisions impinging on the rights and special position of the Malays and other Bumiputras. Perkasa does not advocate any erosion of the inherent rights of the “lain-lains.” Perkasa acts only when the lain-lains encroach on Malay issues and challenge the Malay special position as enshrined in Article 153 of the federal constitution, yeah the quid pro quo for the kerakyatan percuma given to your stateless latok nenek which, of course, now enabled you people to have this discourse with me in the first place.

Hence, I don’t understand how the MCA, Gerakan, DAP, PKR, non-Malay NGOs and assorted chronic Malay haters could define Perkasa as an extremist, racist group when Perkasa’s sole purpose is just to uphold the Constitution, nothing more than that. I don't recall Perkasa calling for the expropriation of Chinese wealth, ill-gotten or otherwise; or for the forfeiture of non-Malays' right to vote on account of their obstinate refusal to master the national language, Bahasa Melayu, at a level expected of voting citizens; or protesting the Najib government's dishing out of hundreds of millions of tongkat-ringgits to support Chinese and Indian-centric facilities and causes and the lavish government spending on national level Kong Xi Fa Cai and Deepavali and Christmas parties although the constitutionality of these spending binges on the tax-payers' account could be questioned?


So why all the excitement?

Yeah why?

It is because Perkasa is now the sole viable cohesive Malay force to counter the incessant communal assault by the non-Malays who had sensed a once-in-a-lifetime socio-political celestial conjunction where a vain sissy helming UMNO, sleepy mullahs running PAS, and a crooked imposter leading PKR, collectively cast a long slow eclipse that effectively weakened Malay political clout in this country.

Hence the intense heat on Perkasa. Like it or not, Perkasa has emerged as the last bastion for the Malay masses as their Tanah Air gets trampled and hollowed out by others right from under the noses of a fang-less UMNO.

Perkasa also became the symbolic target, a new pseudonym for the hated Orang Melayu, as non-Malay parties fell over each other to prove the radicalness of their anti-Malay stance to appeal to the prevailing sentiment of their new generation of aggressive vernacular school educated constituents.

Take the MCA as an example. This irrelevant race-based party is reinventing itself into some kind of poor man's DAP, complete with anti-NEP, pro-Cina rhetoric lifted right out of Kit Siang's old playbook. Its desperation to remain relevant and rid itself of the UMNO running dog tag is readily manifested in the public rhetoric of the current ringleaders.


When party president Chua Soi Lek was called up by police to give his statement on his seditious attacks on the 30% Bumi equity target during MCA's inherently racist (after 53 years of Merdeka!) Chinese Economic Congress, vice-president Chor Chee Heung defended Chua by stating that ”… as the leader of the Chinese community (see people, isn't this opener so blatantly ethnocentric and racist? Oh I forgot; only Malays can be racists ...), Dr Chua was simply making a constructive suggestion to the Government to ensure that non-Bumiputra could also be given the opportunities to participate in the country’s economic activities.”

Apa? Tokpék nih kécék ggapo wei? ผมไม่เข้าใจ เข้าใจไหม? No comprendo, señor.

Apa ini “non-Bumiputra could also be given the opportunities to participate in the country’s economic activities”?

Haiyaa, what have you people been doing all these years?

Planting jagong and ubi kayu and collecting buffalo dung in Ulu Kelantan while the Melayus controlled the economy?

What more “opportunities to participate” do you people want? Until you sapu everything in sight, including producing sacrilegious Raya ads and peddling "halal" food where the only thing halal is the nasi putih and air suam?

The greed of these people is amazing!

Can still feign economic deprivation and repression even after totally dominating virtually every factor of production and distribution and retailing and credit, where suddenly a kilo of ayam almost doubled overnight a few days before Raya, where the gula and tepung and minyak masak vanished in occasional bouts of profiteering by their tightly-controlled wholesaling cartels and retailing oligopolies.


See the skillful doublespeak bought wholesale by many, including the socio-mutants known as the Melayu Liberal. Hence, when Soi Lek seditiously demanded the abolishment of the 30% Bumiputra equity target that by extension challenges Article 153 and in which Perkasa reacted with a police report, he and his race-based party -- the perpetrators -- are spinned as the victims, as the fragile angelic economic underdog being trampled upon by the “Malay racists” of Perkasa. Before we know it, Brahim Ali becomes the bad bully while an "innocent" Soi Lek wafts in the air like a violated virginal cherub with tears soiling his ballerina costume, rabbit tail and all .... uggghhhh. Hoi Gwo Burne .... drop that drumstick and gimme your KFC barrel. I wanna puke! Oops, too late ...

And this phenomenon happens again and again and again.

While the race-based MCA and MIC and the one-race centric DAP and Gerakan and other anti-Malay mosquito parties bark race-based issues at every turn and degrade the Constitution as a matter of course, Malays and Malay organisations are preemptively labeled racists even before they could react to the racist outrage from the non-Malays.

So would these non-Malay parties -- whether in BN or PR -- unequivocally disavow Dong Jiao Zhong and Hindraf and likeminded lunatics on the fringes of our society?

Don't hold your breath people.

The non-Malay parties are not going to distance themselves from these divisive racist groups. They won't and they can't as these groups mirror the mentality of their constituents in the current climate of hyper-racist posturing by everyone.

Ok, then why the heck did this Teuku Adnan UMNO character dismissed Perkasa with such contempt and arrogance on the eve of Hari Raya?

Well, I don't really know what goes on in the minds of the UMNO people, if anything at all. But the Melayu term bodoh sombong readily comes to mind. And I would throw in bangang and angkuh and tak-sedar-diri as well for good measure. Perhaps, udah jel
ék goblok lagi would be an apt observation. Of course, padan muka might be appropriate after PRU13.

Many of these UMNO warlords are woefully out of touch with their own Malay constituents. They still think they have a monopoly on Malay issues, even when their main leader has morphed into a neo-liberal Malay Apologist right before our very eyes. Apart from appeasing their useless non-Malay coalition allies, some elements within UMNO, yup the selfish, sullen face egocentric types, saw Perkasa as a competitor for Malay attention and support, instead of appreciating the NGO's complementary role in rallying support in the Malay heartland, and not to mention the fact that tens of thousands of Perkasa members are also UMNO members.

Why?

We can trace this political hara kiri to the peculiar malady of the Nusantara pribumis known as hasad dengki. Yes, envy and jealousy. And this is usually followed by sabotage and reprisals and chaos which ultimately produce the village amok, and in the aftermath of the mayhem, in the ashes of their devastated kampung, everyone looses everything and revert to their state of blissful ignorance as the lain-lains expropriate their land and resources almost by default. Oh yes, and then the very same Teuku Adnan and Khairy Pad
é Doh and Nazri Aziz and their coterie of fat asses rolling in luxury SUVs would go to the kampungs to lecture the Melayus they had betrayed and abandoned to change their minda and sikap and whatnot ...

So you see, the few fat slobs in the UMNO leadership, not the grassroot members, have allowed their hasad dengki, their chronic jealousy of Perkasa and wariness of Brahim Ali, get the better of them, as they attack Perkasa while half-aware that this will be to the detriment of their party and the Malays who they have now succeeded in dividing FOUR ways. At this rate, only the four old Unfederated Malay States may see strong Malay leaderships come PRU13, and we can thank the likes of Teuku Adnan and Khairy Padé Doh and Nazri Aziz and Khaled Nordin and others afflicted by Perkasa-envy for this state of affairs.

The Malays are truly at the crossroads today. UMNO has long overshot its own crossroad and is hurtling down a winding road to oblivion. Unless, of course, someone swiftly takes over the steering, retrace its socio-political route and steer the UMNO ship back on its original trajectory of leading the charge to firmly forge a strong, cohesive Malaysian nation amidst the challenges borne out of our nation's founding legacy.



127 comments:

Semerah Padi said...

Untuk pengetahuan racist-pigs (termasuk Nazri, Teuku Nan, Khaled Nordin, Khairy dan geng-geng seumpama mereka ini) yang ada di bumi Tanah Melayu, di sini disenaraikan Fasal 4 Tujuan dan Matlamat penubuhan PERKASA:-

1. Memperkasakan Islam sebagai agama Persekutuan.
2. Memperkasakan Bahasa Melayu sebagai Bahasa Kebangsaan.
3. Memperkasakan Kedaulatan Raja-raja Melayu
4. Mempertahankan hak-hak Istimewa orang Melayu
5. Memperkasakan Kaum Pribumi
6. Mempertahankan kedaulatan negara.

Jadi yang mana satukah di antara perkara-perkara di dalam Fasal 4 di atas yang bersalahan dengan Rukun dan Perlembagaan Negara?

Kepada racist-pigs yang ada dalam MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP dan lain-lain yang sekandang dengan mereka itu:-

1. Sekolah vernakular tu selari ke dgn Perlembagaan?

2. Bahasa tongsang, tamil, mandarin tu selari ke dgn Akta Bhasa & Perlembagaan?

3. Mencemar nama "Allah" itu selari ke dgn Perlembagaan?

4. Biadap dan ingkar kepada titah perintah Raja-Raja Melayu itu dituntut oleh Perlembagaan kah?

5. Menjadi pengkhianat dgn memburukkan negara di luar negara tu perangai seorang warga negara kah?

6. Memporak perandakan kedaulatan undang-undang dan negara tu perangai seorang patriot kah?

Mesej yg sama juga tertuju kepada melayu-melayu liberal yang tak sedar diri termasuk juga PM yang galak sangat dgn orang cina.

antusiri said...

Alahai, satu lagi yang ekornya terselit di celah kangkang.

teuku nan membelit tengah lidahnya

alahai apologists tanpa batu dalam UMNO...

Anonymous said...

Bro,

Congrats for all the interesting posts! Bangsa Melayu memerlukan lebih ramai orang seperti saudara.

Hantu Gigi Jarang.

an wira said...

I am most displeased with Umno and Najibs totally biadap treatment of Perkasa. It has given a sour taste in my mouth for this Aidilfitri where I am supposed to be joyful in the compony of my relatives and relations.

Never forget Ku Nan, Khairy, NA did not strike without blessings of Najib. Various UMNO people I met at the rumah buka have told me Najib and his underlings are plotting to undermine Perkasa and Tun Dr. M's influence. They even have the audacity to call Tun M an albatross around Umno's neck. What you say of perassaan hasad dengki in the Malay mind is very true. A Malay will spend lots of time and resources to eliminate a competitor from his own race instead of running his own business or even think of unity.

To me, Umno has failed in its stuggle to mempertahankan Bangsa, Agama, dan Tanahair. If Najib still wants to press ahead with his traitorous 1Malaysia, NEM in the name of multiculturalism, pander to kafir and pendatang voters, he can go ahead.

No use for Tok Him to try change him and Umno. His mind has been dead set on what his con-sultans have told him. It will be more effective if we work to turn Perkasa into a political party that will champion our rights as the Tuan Tanah of this lands.

Contest in every parliment and state seat. I am 101% sure we will attract at least 50% of the Melayu vote. At least 75% in the rural areas will go to us. The kafir and pendatang will obviously vote against us. But once Perkasa takes its place as the RIGHTFUL leader of the government of Malaysia we can begin expulsion operations of these kafirs from our Tanah Tumpah Darahku.

About these liberal Malays I notice this malaise (pun intended) affects most of the urban/suburban folk and especially the young ones. Ya Allah can you imagine me and my brothers chagrin hearing the supposedly enlightened political views of our nieces and nephews during out family reunion last week? A niece has even joined the communist Parti Sosialis Malaysia.

These liberal Malay apologist infect Umno as a fifth column or attack it from outside. Traitors like Raja Petra, Haris Ibrahim, Art Harun, Fahmi Reza, Zaid Ibrahim, Farish Noor, Khalid Samad, Nurul Izzah, Nazir Razak, Amir Muhammad, Ku Li, I can name more but the numbers of these worms keep increasing day by day. Just take a look at the latest shit this person has written.

al-Deen amin said...

The former leader picked trash around him and the current leader keeps the trash. They are thus part of the trash. Can we wait till PRU13 to be the dumspter for the trash? Time is not on our side for the enemies and traitors are attacking aggressively on all sides. Kita akan Me - layu?

HIDUP PERKASA.

TPJ said...

Salam YM

I just need to clarify in this reputable blog Sir that Tengku Adnan and Nazri Aziz does not represent us all in UMNO. In fact, theirs' are positions of appointment and not elected in the party and divisional leaders such as my friends and I are furious at their remarks especially on the eve of Hari Raya as you may read in http://tpj-one-thepatriot.blogspot.com/2010/09/big-mistake-to-chastise-perkasa.html.

I hope the Malays at large will not punish UMNO for this. We will ensure that something will be said on this matter in the UMNO convention next month. I pray that my advocacy in this respect will be well received amongst the majority in the party for the greater good of the Malays.

Your perjuangan is an inspiration to us. Thank you. Hidup Melayu!

satD said...

Salam Raya bro KijangMas

Why are we still engaging these pendatang racist clowns? They are a lost cause

Look around the Nusantara, the time has come for them to be treated like the rest.

Enough bullshit, just spit on their faces or slap them each time you hear them go foreign on you..

Jerekoh sikit biar nate ning reti duduk negaro kito

As for the "Once Mighty" UMNO clowns why bother?

Kantoi big time this whole Alliance formula..what started as a pact to fight against the Non Communal IMP lead by Dato Onn has outlived its purpose...the very basis of their cooperation is based on a communal elites negotiation....at this stage there is no middle ground just extreme corners with a bunch of delusional idiots running the show

We need a new formulae on that is based on acceptance of the key problems areas and an agreement to put in efforts towards reaching a comprehensive solution to it instead of one that prolongs the issues that divides us further..

Good to see you active again

Cucu said...

Aku setuju dgn para akhir:"Unless someone takes over the steering...." -Nampaknya drebar yg ada ni mcm dah tak tahu kemana nak bawak 'bas' kita ni.Dan bila aku tengok muka setiap 'pembesar' UMNO yg ada dlm kabinet sekarang aku menjadi semakin gundah gulana kerana tak seorang pun yg nampaknya ada telo utk bangun kibarkan bendera Melayu.Semuanya nak 'play-safe' takut kot-kot kaum pendatang ni tak undi mereka nanti.Too late lah bro! Sedarla,kaum pendatang yg ada sekarang TAK AKAN UNDI KAMU lagi...!! Jgn dok mimpi la.Mereka tetap akan pangkah org mereka.Janganlah terpedaya dgn kata2 manis mereka sedangkan hatinya rencong dan busuk!Stop dreaming!Wake-up!! Your last chance is to go back to your root-the very people whom you've taken for granted for too long.Yes-us the Malays!.Kemaskan barisan yg ada ini dan tiupkan semangat waja kedlm jiwa kami yg fana ini kerana kami sedang mencari-cari Wira yg boleh memertabatkan kembali maruah bangsa ini.Aku MELAYU and Im proud to be a Malay - Nik Aziz can go to Hell...!!!

Naif said...

Salam KM,

"Unless, of course, someone swiftly takes over the steering, retrace its socio-political route and steer the UMNO ship back on its original trajectory of leading the charge to firmly forge a strong, cohesive Malaysian nation amidst the challenges borne out of our nation's founding legacy"

I've told you many times before, the only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. KM this is your chance, your finest hour! UMNO should welcome you with open arms!

Anonymous said...

Btw how do you respond to people like Azmi Sharom (mind you an Oxford law graduate) who says that the "special position" of the Malays were never to mean to be a permanent crutch?

Kenn said...

Well, if Najib can longer steer UMNO in accordance to UMNO's own Perlembagaan, then DS Najib Wajar Mengikuti Jejak Datuk Onn Jaafar.

Ianya lebih terhormat daripada membiarkan UMNO lemas di tangan Presidennya yang lebih cenderung kepada sekolah vernakular, bahasa Mandarin dan apologetic kepada kaum-kaum lain selain dari Orang Melayu & Bumiputera.

Anonymous said...

I really like this part here: "Jerekoh sikit biar nate ning reti duduk negaro kito"

The animal (nate) in humans will surely see this world come to an end. Even God can't help.

Anonymous said...

Love yr writing style. It's like reading an edgy novel.

sheahnee said...

Dear Kijang Mas,

You and your fellow commentators write at great length about your disatisfaction with the Chinese, as well as the Liberal Malays whom you deem 'traitors'.

I write to you as a 'Liberal Chinese', a segment of the population you have all obviously forgotten about or choose not to acknowledge - a generation of Malaysians who have been rooted here as far back as five or more generations. I am as Malaysian as you are, my friends, and I have no other home to call but this Tanah yang Tumpah Darahku.

I am Muslim, speak fluent Bahasa Malaysia/Melayu, went to a National School, have friends of all races and am married to a lovely Malay man. I love Sambal Belacan, Nasi Ulam, roti canai and dimsum as much as the next Malaysian.

I believe in One School for All, disagree with the need for Vernacular Schools and do not support any political party. Pro-Chinese parties such as MCA, Gerakan and DAP (and some say, PKR) are irrelevant to me and I choose not to vote for any of them because I do not relate to any of their causes. I am one of a growing group of 'Liberal Chinese' in Malaysia today who dont subscribe to the same ideals others do.

I consider myself Malaysian more than a Chinese and it hurts when my fellow commentators paint us all with the same brush. What about those Malaysian Chinese who just want a peaceful stable country where everyone just gets along? I can understand why you may have issues with many of the things the Chinese community does or believes in but the same can be said of all the other races if you insist on picking on the nitty gritty.

All Im trying to say is: We can always find issues with other people, regardless of their race, if we want to. But it takes a bigger person to look past skin colour and accept that underneath we are all the same and want the same things - happiness, peace and the freedom to do our own thing.

Can we please, for once, just stop arguing about all things racial and focus instead on the big picture.... That while we fight over petty things at home, the world is racing past us economically and developmentally? I have hope that if we all learn to unite and stand together as a nation, we can truly be a force to be reckoned with internationally.

Let's shake hands and be friends now, can we? Who's with me?

tebing tinggi said...

I dont see any other ways to overcome the current Melayus delima except Melayu had to take a stand and UMNO had to make wise decision "a ledership change" that would apporiate.
A leader should lead not being lead and a strong leadership will hold back the Melayu together and deprive from being victim of racial demorilizing by the kaum pendatang and thier ajenda.

Rasputin Beliong said...

Malays are curently at the most crucial crossroads (with no sign-boards) and oversimplifying issues will get us nowhere except to cause further disunity.

The split of Malay votes during the last GE was very much also due to Mahathir's call, out of his hatred of Pak Lah, on the voting public not to give BN a two-thirds majority. But besides the two-thirds majority deprived off BN, four more states were handed over to the PR by default.

The current state of atrophy and confusion suffered by the Malays could only be resolved by getting the relevent parties to clear up communication blockages between them. There must be something right about Najib's approach to nation-building as much as Mahathir's and Perkasa's interpretation of political realities of the moment. Meeting of the diferring and different positions half-way would not harm any party's credibility or dent their egos, if truly uppermost in their intentions is the future of the Malays.

And it's Najib that should take the first move in this direction.

Nazri "MikhQail" said...

It's good to see some NGOs like PERKASA making up for what UMNO and PAS are lacking... and even more relieving if there were more and more chinese and indians like Sheahnee.

I believe a lot more can be achieved by this country economically and spiritually if many of them would have shed their "immigrant mentality" sincerely, whose once forefathers came to these lands for spoils, wealth and riches.

http://impianarjunamalaysia.blogspot.com

rosli said...

I am very impress with the frankness this article was written, in fact it describe in a nutshell the prevailing political scenario. Definatly, the issue here is whether the current government will still rule the country in the next GE and will UMNO will be the backbone of the ruling coalation. The way things are gearing up, the BN is faced with a huge problem where traditionally MCA is supported by a majority oh the chinese population and MIC also was able to deliver the votes. However this scenario has come to an end as reflected in the last 12GE. KijangMas has rightly concluded that MCA and MIC are now lame duck and whatever they do from now on will not be able to win over the support of the chinese voters, however MIC might hopefully be able to win back some. In their effort to be relevant to the chinese community, MCA has embarked on another role which will be detrimental to BN and UMNO, but in my view they couldnt care less. The chinese community has taste the 'fruit' of political power when they were successful in capturing 5 states in the last GE, and I am damm sure they will not look back. So I am of the view that UMNO should focus their attention in getting the support of the Malay fence sitter who reluctantly voted for the opposition in the last GE. As mentioned by KijangMas UMNO should be firm and confident and Najib role on this is very cruicial. UMNO should not bow too much to the others that will make the malays reject them as they did in the last GE. I agree to the comment by cucu on this article, but i much as i would like to agree, i am very sad to say that the views of the chinese lady who married a malay even thought her views is very ideal, but then again the issue is for malay survival and should the pakatan and DAP holds the reign, where will the malays be. Enough have been said that the malays will face the same fate of their brothers in Singapore.So my dear lady, we are not looking at the ideal situation here but at the political fallout should the malays split. Since the last GE a lot of racial issues were exploited by the chinese educationist group and the DAP and after the election article 153 of the constitution became a target. So because perkasa is defending the constitution i do not understand why we are against Perkasa. Is it not the duty of the people and rakyat to defend the constitution when it became a target of certain group who are bent to undo what our forefathers has agreed upon. We have been subsisting very well before this, I do not see any reason why we should rock the boat just because being power crazy.During the era of Dr M we were very confident of achieving the develop status, but due the existing political situation this vision is very questionable. I also agreed with kijangMas, the so call 'liberal Malays' should look inside themselves and reexamine their priorities, least its will be to late. The issues of who own the wealth in this country was well spell out by kijangmas and I am aslo puzzle why the chinese communities are harping on equal opportunities, as if they have been denied of all opportunities.

satD said...

Salam Sheahnee

Welcome to Demi Negara.

You said
"I am one of a growing group of 'Liberal Chinese' in Malaysia"

Just wondering...

How do you classify a "Liberal Chinese"? Gua baru dengor term ni after reading ur comment

and how many of you are out there?

How open are "Liberal Chinese" with their stand among fellow Chinese?

How does Non "Liberal Chinese" treat "Liberal Chinese"?

Nzain said...

What sheahnee is asking for is what we call sweeping the dirt under the carpet and to forget that it's there. No country can move on if the people are not happy and contented.
If it hurts then tough luck. Think about how much it hurts us when we're called melayu babi. My mother, my father, my sweet grandma is Melayu babi?!

It is true that the actions of SOME of the non malays (and liberal malays) are creating tensions and unease for the other peaceful loving chinese and indian citizens but you guys can do something about it. Why stay quiet and allow it to happen? If you don't like what's happening, all the name calling and racial slurs then say something to your own people and get them to stop. Do something. Reprimand. Write letters. Complain. Make police reports. Shout scream yell for them to stop.

But if you just like to point fingers and put the blame on others for causing the trouble, then don't bother. Maybe deep down inside you actually really feel that you don't give a damn and couldn't care less. Buat senyap saja lah, tutup satu mata, sweep that dirt under the carpet and hope and pray that whatever you tried to sweep away doesn't jump out and bite you in the behind.

As for me, velly solly ah, I can't stay quiet. I need Perkasa and Perkasa needs me.

Anonymous said...

PERKASA and like many other racial based party is racist. I dont think there is any justification than that.
Im a bumiputra. But I have close chinese, indians and malay friends. The dialogue that is going on in blogosphere is more like 'which race is more racist than another?'. Im sorry, but your wonderful blog do contribute to this issue as well. I love reading your blog because of your logical argument, however for an intelligent person like you, i believe your words can be used to spin out better ideas and sane explanation to Malaysians, regardless of races.
We have to admit Chinese in msia are holding the big portion of the economic pie here. Yes, we may argue they were given an advantage because of British divide and rule system, they dont have any halal-haram rule in business, etc. But i have worked with them and i personally think they are very money minded and like to work their asses off so that they have lotsa money and good position in life. I have also worked with Malays. Again, this is just generalisation (an open argument), Malays are not as focused as Chinese and do not put their best effort in almost anything. It’s very frustrating to work with Malays sometimes. We can see that even after all the help given by the guv, malays still lack behind the chinese in so many things. Instead of catching up, well they do other things.
This is my humble opinion. But to ensure the malays can stand on their two feet and compete with the rest of the races, this spoon feeding system should not be continued. Education and business opportunities should be given based on merits. Yes, malays may fall behind, but im sure like any other people, they will learn and catch up. God do not make certain races superior than another, its our own work.
However,chinese should not gauge malays with ketuanan sentiment or touch issue like bahasa kebangsaan or land owning quota. Bahasa Kebangsaan is Malay,not mandarin learn that!

1. Abolish vernacular school, but teach these languages in each sek kebangsaan. All races will benefit
2. Seats in universities should be given on merit. Period!
3. Scholarship should be given on merit, but by looking into family income as well.
4. Bumiputra discount on houses should be kept well below 400k for example. For those who can afford houses more than that, they are not the underprivileged malays.
5. Malays should not be spoon fed anymore. Do not make everything open to all races, but slowly make it fair for malays so that they will work harder and understand that life is not that simple.
6. Chinese and Indians should show better patriotism than what they are showing today. Esp for the Chinese, please learn malay language. tht is the language of the country.
7. Malays should learn to accept chinese and indians as part of malaysians. They belong here and they are not going anywhere. Its better to work hard and have a better life than having other races frustrated at you for being so slow, yet they are more successful with little or limited help from their own government.

All im saying is, there is always way out if we all are willing to sit down and compromise.

I love this country.
namitha

msleepyhead said...

Salam KM and others,

Too bad Perkasa didn't mention anything about memperkasakan ekonomi dan taraf hidup orang Melayu dan kaum bumiputera yang seterusnya membawa kepada pemerkasaan ekonomi negara.

Indirectly or directly, they are just saying that UMNO and the royal institutions are not doing their jobs, so they have to come in and take over. Good for them I say.

After reading all around, most of the people are still skirting the main issue, which is how to get this country out of the current state it is in. Right now, it's just the same you blame me and I blame you while the ship continues to sink.

and we continue commenting over and over the same stuff.

Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

The information I came across, said to be traceable to the corridors of power, was that T. Adnan and group did not get the consent of DS Najib when blasting out at Perkasa.

Najib may have said at one meeting the need for UMNO to distance itself from Perkasa but those fellows took it as a license to lambaste Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa.

But why did this T. Adnan fellow come out with such things as asking "Do you want a civil war?" The last time people wanted to hold a commemorative May 13 rally, permission was denied. But isn't this unbecoming of the UMNO Secretary Genreal to have said those words? And he used the words "civil war" in 2007 as well. He doesn't sound a responsible man saying those words, does he?

He was appointed to the post by the former PM and was a member of the previous cabinet. Najib merely let him continue in the post but did not appoint him to his Cabinet. Is T. Adnan and his group making noises to attract attention for eligibility in a new cabinet said being contemplated now? If so, that's a very foolish thing to do.

We know the record of the others like budak berhingus Khairy and foot-in-the-mouth Nazri. But for the Scretary General of UMNO to have used those words on Perkasa which merely wants to protect Malay rights and promote Malay interests, he and co. must have gone overboard.

This kind is certainly not the material Malays want to represent them in the Government. If Najib continues to carry this kind of baggage, more Malay votes would distance themselves from UMNO and BN.

Aku.

sheahnee said...

Salam Kijang Mas, Nzain, SatD, Rosli,

Nzain: I care for what’s happening and I care for this country and that is why I am taking the time to write back to you. As an inter-racial couple, my husband and I do our best to share our understanding of each other with our friends and relatives. And as members of the media fraternity, we also do our best to speak to whoever will listen to us. But we cannot shove our views down peoples’ throats. We can only do our best and do so peacefully. I don’t see why we need to shout and scream and fight to get our message across. Sensitive and thoughtful communication can work too.

SatD: I use the term Liberal loosely because I am at a loss about how else to describe my position. If I could I would just use the term ‘Malaysian’, but since the issue here is about ‘race’, I feel it is necessary to state that ethnically I’m Chinese, and ideologically I am open to all other races and perspectives. I do not subscribe to any allegiance but to Malaysia. I put my country above my ethnicity and do not believe in race-based politics or ideology.

I cant put in numbers how many of us are out there, but the same beliefs exist between my own network of friends, be it Chinese, Malay, Indian, Orang Asli or Lain-Lain. Some of them might even be what you term ‘Liberal Malay’, which many in this forum believe is treacherous, but over and above that, our hopes are all the same… for a peaceful stable country where race and race-politics are not the way to move forward.

/cont...

sheahnee said...

As for how I view “Non-Liberal Chinese aka Conservative Chinese”, I have to say that I do disagree with their need for vernacular schools, and many other issues they stand for. But I hope you will allow me to explain their position to you a little – not rationalize, but share, in the hopes of mutual understanding.
Being a Chinese living in a Malay family , I am able to see for myself what the issues between us are. Sometimes when my mother-in-law returns from the pasar after not getting a good bargain from a Chinese taukeh, she will take her frustrations out on me, as if all Chinese are the same and that we all vote for DAP!
The same goes for when I visit my Chinese relatives and listen to their own frustrations. I may not share their beliefs in a lot of matters, but I do want to share their reasons for their perceived inequality.
First, I strongly feel that many of the racial issues (between ALL races) we are seeing today are the results of two main things: Insecurity and Ignorance -- Insecurity about their position, and ignorance about the position of other races.
What we see among many Chinese today – our perceived intolerance, our kiasuness, our ‘power craziness’ is actually a result of our insecurity about where we stand in this country today. When we are labeled ‘pendatang’, and told to take a tongkang and ‘go home’, we feel threatened and unsafe. And generally, when any group perceives a threat, and this applies even to the basest of animals, the normal reaction is to fight back. It can also result in an irrational sense of territorialism, where what’s mine is mine and what’s yours should also be mine.

Let’s switch things around a bit and view this from a Malay perspective. When Malays sense that they are being threatened – whether it is through the questioning of the Constitution or the NEP, they too would lash out, and rightly so. And so the territorialism, the intolerance, and ‘the mine is mine’ mentaility continues on. No one wants to give in or give up what they perceive is being threatened.
Now, if we were to take away this insecurity, to reassure each other that nothing will be taken away and that Malaysia is the rightful home for all of us, we can start to learn to put this fear behind us. It might take awhile, but at least the healing can begin. People like Ibrahim Ali, Dong Jiao Zhong and Hindraf do nothing to make us feel less insecure. Instead, they insist on outlining our differences and what we should be ‘fighting’ for, instead of what we should be working together for.

/cont...

sheahnee said...

Ignorance, on the other hand, is even harder to deal with. I will admit now that the Chinese’ ignorance of the Malays is a major cause of why many Chinese cannot understand the anger of the Malays.
When Teoh Nie Ching entered a surau to present a cheque, I sincerely doubt she did it with the intention to offend. I really do believe she was merely ignorant of the rules and sensitivities surrounding her visit. When Teresa Kok supported a residents’ petition to lower the volume of the Azan, I also think she acted out of ignorance. Ignorance doesn’t make what they did right, but it does remove the intent of malice.
All this issues would never have happened if the Chinese were better able to understand their Malay counterparts. And this is becoming an increasingly difficult task as more and more vernacular schools keep the Malays and the Chinese apart.
As a Chinese myself, I too didn’t understand many customs and sensitivities until I befriended and later married a Malay. Til today, there are still many things I that I unintentionally do which offend my husband’s relatives, simply because I was not aware that what I was doing was offensive. It is because of tolerance on their part, and a desire to understand on my part that I can safely saw we live happily together.

/cont...

sheahnee said...

Rosli: I would like to clarify that I do not support DAP or PKR and I doubt that they can solve whatever racial issues we have between us either. I think racial unity should be the work of the people not the government. With race-based politics, creating division between and within the races is a strategy to win votes. Without race-based politics, once and for all we can stop harping only on the unity of the Malays, but the unity of our beloved nation. It all begins with us, and if that sounds too ideal, I’m sorry to offend you. However I want to stress that all of mankind’s greatest progress began with a good dose of idealism.
Also, since you raised the issue of Singaporeans, many Malaysian Chinese don’t like Singaporeans either for their ‘better than thou’ attitude. Of course, it is a generalization and there are many nice Singaporeans but what I am trying to stress is that I don’t believe Malaysian Chinese want our nation to be another Singapore.
In conclusion, I sincerely feel that the solution for all of us starts in our schools and in our everyday lives – mixing with and understanding other races, and learning how to become one. Not one united group of Malays, one united group of Chinese and one united group of Indians… But one united Malaysia. And no, I’m not a Najib supporter either!
At the end of the day, all I am thinking about is the Malaysia my daughter will grow up in – I don’t want her to have to be constantly made to choose her racial/political allegiance. As a Melayu-Cina-Mamak Malaysian, my little girl doesn’t truly belong in any one racial group, but to Malaysia. Please join hands with me to help make this a wonderful majmuk country to live in.

p/s Mintak maaf Kijang Mas for “blogging” in your comment space!

Anonymous said...

Salam all,
On reading Sheahnee's comment I wld like to ask her this :

Why is it even after a few generations later and even for being born in this country, a major part of the Chinese if not all, are still not familiar with the Malay customs and sensitivities, way of life, sifat2 adab beradab, code of conduct etc. I mean this is a big part of the society you are dealing with on a day to day basis. Some even marry into the family.

And the vernacular schools help only to isolate themselves further. I don't see a sincere effort in wanting to be Msians. Only that we are Chinese or Indians but we live in Msia. As for Msia- you can have it any which way you want to.Even China is changing but seems from my travels there,the Chinese in Msia will be more *totok* then the peasants there soon enough becos of this excess baggage they insist on carrying.

Lisa

antusiri said...

Sheahnee,

For a start, maybe you and your similar group of "liberal" talk the hardcore chinese who are still lost in this land to .. I dont know how to say it bulls-eye..but..

"junjunglah langit di mana tempat kaki itu berpijak"

Boleh?

- Dont go around mumble jumble in the public with Chinese mother tongue.

- stop these loud howling of chinese vernacular schools - mingle with one another for damn sake!

- go back read the Rukun Negara over and over again until the thivk skull melts!

OTHERWISE..

they all should balik tongsang to their beloved motherlands !!

boleh?

Yeah, they are many of your types living in the east coast dan north.. but this great warga kita species seem to die nowadays taken over by loud racist chinese who barks and attack everysingle thing about the Malay.

They say they are angry with the government, but they attack the whole Malay! f&&&$%&@@k them!!

See this stupid old chine racist pig as example?

http://zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.com/

He hates the govt but he put the Malaysian flag upside down? WTF!! I may also hate the gomen but that is my flag, your flag, Malaysian flag! F&&^%** this stupid old chinese pig!! This is the one we would like to tell to balik tongsang and berambus from here not of your types!

Maybe your type can speak to them better because they cannot understand the Bahasa Kebangsaan even though born here!

antusiri said...

msleepy head said, Too bad Perkasa didn't mention anything about memperkasakan ekonomi dan taraf hidup orang Melayu dan kaum bumiputera yang seterusnya membawa kepada pemerkasaan ekonomi negara.

Well, at one time Perkasa managed to make PM Najib ate up the prepared speech paper when he got whallup by Perkasa trying to promote his chinese centric MEB.

If afterall Perkasa did not manage to promote at great length about the economic of the Malays & Bumiputera, it is just because their hands are too full defending the Malays & Bumiputera from the racist pigs whose head has become bigger and bigger with the weakness of PM Najib and his cousin Menteri Amaran.

Yeah that old racist pig who displayed Malaysian flag upside down publicly (the whole world, mind you!) was hauled by the police sometime ago. What happen? Nothing!!

For that continued racist pig behaviour putting the flag upside down, that old pig should have by now merengkok dekat Kamunting if not for the ball-less Menteri Amaran kerismudin.

Kenn said...

It seems nowadays, the Malays and the Bumiputeras are really at the lowest point.

Not only they are being continuedly attack from all fronts in their own land, the head of the country also seems busy pleasing other race at the point of almost ignoring the Malays & Bumiputeras. Yeah! Talk is cheap! What is being said does not necessary mean what is actually being done.

Someone wrote that PM Najib was like a chameleon too, speaking different theme with different audience. All seems to be the politic of "play-safe" and at the end of the day, nothing gets done and people got confused even more with different stance at different times.

As for some of us, who keep attacking the majority, when will they learn?

The Malays as I come to know, are patient lot up to a point that they are famous with "tidak apa", They choose to keep quiet instead of being a loud mouth when there is an issue. But this is not for foerever and ever.

Have anyone thought about Siti Inshah or Nasir and the likes when suddenly and finally their blurted out some racist remarks (if at all they really did utter such racist remarks).

What make them blurted that out, finally? Have they been pushed to the very limit that there no more a drop of patience left in them? They the ones who are known to be "tidak apa", "tidak mau bising-bising", "settle things most amicably" suddenly turned like that?

When will these people learn?"

Anonymous said...

Namitha,

Good that you love this country. Let's make it work. Successfully.

However, beginning your comment by saying Perkasa is racist does not help. It's not even a political party. It's an NGO. It started by wanting to protect and promote Malay rights and interests. No organisation doing that can be called racist. Otherwise everybody is a racist. That is not so.

The dictionary definition of racist is where there is antagonism towards others in its stand. I'm not a member but I believe Perkasa is not so. Then the accusations and counter-accusations began. It's still, in its organisational stand, not antagonistic towards others.

There's no superior race. Hitler tried to prove that during World War II and he failed miserably. So did the German people and the German Republic. And the Whites in England, United States and South Africa believed they were superior to the Blacks and the Coloureds. Their Apartheid and Colour Bar schemes died an ignominious death and shame on their faces to posterity.

Let's keep away from those pitfalls. All Malaysians must give recognition to the fact that, as the British Colonial Secretary told the British Parliament when tabling the Malaya Independence Bill in the 1950s, the Malay Special Position had always been there "since day one", recognized by the British since they first came into contact with this country.

And that while "the others" were given the right to citizenship at Merdeka, the Malays had only their Special Position enshrined in the Constitution. That Special Position also covers
the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak upon the formation of Malaysia. While the others have made use of and enjoyed their citizenship right, the Malays and the Bumiputeras have started to benefit from it only with the advent of the NEP.

There is no better idea to get the races together than to get everybody respect the Malaysian Constitution. It's the highest set of laws in the country. It's the Mother of all laws. It's the basis for determining loyalty to the country.

Maju.

[Continued in Part 2]

Anonymous said...

(Part 2)

Everybody has the right to acquire the riches the country offers. The Chinese have acquired a vast amount of it. The Constitution Article 153 says the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak have a Special Position. That Special Position enables them to benefit from policies like the NEP which was derived from that Special Position.

Nobody talks about taking away the wealth of those who have got it. It's only a portion from the new economic pie. The Malays want NEP in the New Economic Model. That's what Perkasa has been speaking about. The others should let that be. Let the Malays and the Bumiputeras, left far behind the Chinese due to British colonial policies, catch up a little.

They should not try to stop or hinder that. Those in MCA wanting the 30% Bumiputera equity be abolished are being unreasonable. The DAP flogs their concept of Malaysian Malaysia which is subversive to and does not take into account the Malay and Bumiputera Special Position. Far from contributing to harmony, they are creating ill feelings among the Malays and the Bumiputeras.

Work ethics, values, attitudes and cultural background differ among the races. Those with longer history as a people need not be the best. The Chinese have 3,500 years of recorded history but in modern times China was regarded internationally as a pariah until only 1-2 decades ago.

But the Malays are willing to learn. Having a culture of "berdagang" or barter trading, not having a culture of profit- and risk-taking and wealth accumulation, they cannot be expected to master in 40 years the business of doing business that Chinese have been doing for over a thousand years.

I'm afraid I cannot accept your opinion of Malay "spoon feeding". Do know that even the Chinese in Larut, Perak in the mid-19th Century were also given the "tongkat" by Menteri Larut - even cash capital to open up tin mines. There's no reason why they, being so wealthy now, not return the gesture. The Malays are not expecting anything from them. Only their reasonableness in letting the NEP continue in the NEM.

The Chinese still use the tongkat to this day despite being extremely wealthy as a community. Vincent Tan was setting the wheel in motion preparing to start the football betting business, but DS Najib decided not to issue the license at the last minute.

I like your stand on Bahasa Kebangsaan and vernacular schools. Time permitting, I may have more comments on the other points you put out.

Maju.

Anonymous said...

sheahnee,

I like very much your conclusion "that the solution for all of us starts in our schools and in our everyday lives – mixing with and understanding other races, and learning how to become one".

This is the crux of the matter. The question is how to get there.

As far as schools are concerned, the Kempen SSS (Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua) or single-stream schooling http://satusekolahuntuksemua.wordpress.com/ has been at it for over a year. KijangMas has been speaking about it for years in such posts of his here (see his Archives) as "Racial Polarisation and the Forging of a United and Cohesive Bangsa Malaysia" and "At Last, Some One with the Testicular Fortitude". There are other long-standing blogs plugging the national unity line, including Jebat Must Die.

SSS or single-stream schooling has been discussed in the newspapers, TV, Radio, blogs etc, was even raised and discussed in Parliament. PM Najib said in his 1Malaysia blog that the single-stream schooling system "will be implemented when the rakyat wants it." But he did not mention the method to determine whether the rakyat wants it now or not. Referendum has been suggested as the best and safest way for him to do so. No response from Najib who has been busy trying to win PRU2008 run-away votes, wooing supporters of Chinese schools during PRK Hulu Selangor and Sibu, etc.

The someone with testicular fortitude KijangMas wrote about 1-2 years ago has long come and gone. We are now looking for a leader with more than the testicular fortitude - guts and gumption, which some call (pardon the word, Madam) balls.

You said it's up to the people. Yes, up to a point. Until and unless there is executive action, single-stream schooling may not materialize. Until and unless there is political will, executive action will not appear.

I appreciate the liberal-minded non-Malays who sincerely and genuinely want unity, togetherness and a proper sharing of this nation based on the Constitution of the country. But you can have a better idea of the many others who don't, at Kempen SSS blog. Such that the blog has widened its original scope of coverage from talking just unity through SSS to discussing the whole spectrum of activities in this country that affect national unity.

Let us continue to talk about ways we can get unity in this country. Racial polarisation has been increasing significantly in recent times. There is the view expressed that some drastic measures need be taken to improve the situation. Lee Kuan Yew talked about locking up leaders who "confuse the people" and may cause society to break up. Let us talk about what are practical and what are not as far as Malaysia is concerned.

sepadu.

Anonymous said...

you my friend is my hero. keep up the good work writing things we all wish to says but not as eloquent at it as you.

FC

sheahnee said...

Salam again, and thank you to all who bothered to read my ramblings :-)

Lisa: I cannot speak for my fellow Chinese but based on my own observations, perhaps the reason many Conservative Chinese arent familiar with adab/adat Melayu despite being here for generations is because they have not had a real opportunity to mix with other races, including the Indians. By 'mixing with' I mean actually being friends and sharing genuine views on more than just a face-value basis.

I can only assume that most of this group are the product of vernacular schools, where they only have the opportunity to mix with other Chinese and speak only the Chinese language. Unfortunately, I dont speak Mandarin (I am Hokkien), and as a result, I find myself isolated from this group myself. I find it particularly disheartening when I am among Chinese-educated people and I cannot mix with them because they are all speaking Mandarin. And when I speak to them in Malay or English, they look at me as if I'm either a fool or a traitor to my race.

This is why I am of the opinion that:

a) their indifference to those outside the community isnt aimed only at the Malays, but to those who dont speak their language or share their beliefs

b) their ignorance of the Malay culture is more a result of the language barrier and a lack of real exposure (i.e. genuine friendships) to the Malays.

I cant honestly say this is entirely their fault - I mean, when a child behaves badly, do you blame the child, or the parent? In the same way, do we blame the vernacular schools and those that champion them? Or do we blame the product? I see this as a vicious cycle which may not end until we can adopt One School System for All.

Antusiri: I do understand your anger, and I agree with many of your points, but let's try to debate this issue with cool heads, can we? Are we trying to reach a solution or are we still out for a fight? All this talk of balik Motherland doesnt help and only serves to inflame temperaments even more.

Sepadu: Thank you for your views. I signed my name in the SSS petition last year and have been following its development every so often when time permits. You're absolutely right about education needing executive action, but I still feel that until and unless those people championing the vernacular schools can change their mindset, any executive action will only be in vain.

Also, as long as democracy lives on, I seriously doubt any existing politician would dare to put his votes on the line by abolishing such schools without first conducting plenty of dialogue with the Chinese community. This, again, is where a mindset change is necessary before any major decision can be made.

Much as I distrust PM Najib as a person, and much as I think his 1Malaysia campaign often rings hollow, I still believe that he is taking the very first (tiny) baby steps towards the right direction. Some have called him ball-less and others reckon he gives too much face to the Chinese, but maybe - just maybe - this might be his way of starting a slow trek to change.

We'll see!

Naif said...

Wahlau weh judging from the comments here we've become more polarized than the Americans...just look at the possible permutations: chinese liberal, malay liberal (misnomer or paradox?), extremist right wing malay, extremist chinese, malay centrists, extreme liberal chinese, center left malay, center right malay, progressive chinese, ultra right chinese, bottom left bottom right, top left, top right, up, down and whatever else. And I haven't even included the Indians!

Its a like a textbook case on political science.

Truth be told I hate branding people into specific categories because it's too simplistic. Just because someone (especially a malay) disagrees with Ibrahim Ali, does it make him a liberal? A commentor above wrote about visiting his nieces and nephews and was astound by their political inclinations, it struck a chord within me because frankly Uncle, I am of those younger generation that are politically conscious and we will disagree with our elders. This will be a bitter pill to swallow - but the days the Malays will rally under one banner are long gone and never will be achieve unless there is a global jihad or something. The task then is to manage differences in opinion effectively not to control and brainwash.

To me personally what's more important is that no matter where your position are in the political compass, left/right/up/down/center and God forbid anywhere else, I CAN'T SEE HOW YOU CAN DISAGREE with having 1 school for all in this truly multi racial country and the importance of an entrenched common national language, Bahasa Malaysia which should be internalised, absorbed and mastered by every single Malaysian. And neither of these 2 things should be compromised, argued or debated as they provide a solid foundation for any nation.

If we can agree on that, then be liberal as you want or as extreme as you want. For non-malays, you want equal treatment in this country, fight for SSS, fight for the supremacy of BM. For us Malays we will have to concede that once the population has integrated, it would be great injustice to deny them places in public universities for instance, say opening up UiTM.....oops cat out of the bag now...

Anonymous said...

Great writing style..better than MSM. KM sir, plz have a column in MSM or appear on tv/radio. Sheahnee, you in NTV7, interview KM la. More interesting than dumb politicians.


Chairman Kaga

Anonymous said...

Someone above ask this question:-

"Btw how do you respond to people like Azmi Sharom (mind you an Oxford law graduate) who says that the "special position" of the Malays were never to mean to be a permanent crutch? "

My answer:-

We should response with force, that what we should do before independence, what Malay left group failed due to British bigger gun, what other ASEAN country have done, look at Thailand with their Chinese, look at Malay in Pattani, or Malay in Champa, look at Chinese in Indonesia, they don't use Chinese name or speak chinese. Force is needed to attain long term good for a country. Leave the professor in their study room, real world work thru revolution, wars, rebellion to make a point, what a point? When you come to other people's house, follow that house's rule. Not trying to make the host country like your ancestor country.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

For the life of me I can't understand why these people want to create a country within this country called Malaysia. They want to have their own language, culture, a set of set of values of their own in this country.

They cannot be propagating a life of exclusivity and seclusion by insisting on talking Chinese in public and at formal occasions, sending their children to schools with Mandarin, the official language of China, as the medium of instruction, keeping to themselves with their clan associations and business guilds, hardly mixing with the others, and antagonistic towards the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak.

Yet these are the very fellows who shout about being Malaysian first, criticized the DPM for saying Malay first. What the bloody hell are they talking and doing?

Those racist politics they are playing are very divisive. Yet they accuse Perkasa of being racist. What kind of double talk is that? Do as I say, not as I do?

They do not respect Article 153 on the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak. They tried to promote the so-called Malaysian Malaysia which is subversive to that Special Position. Equality in this country must take into account that Special Position. When Perkasa tries to protect and promote Malay rights and interests by, for example, asking that the NEP be continued into the NEM, they started accusing Perkasa of being racist.

These Malaysian Malaysia people are the dangerous kind. They were the ones who convoyed into Kampong Baru celebrating their 1969 election victories, some of whom behaved very rudely and obscenely in words and actions to the onlookers, sparking the race riots of May 13.

The Police have certainly been watching them. Their leaders have even been hauled in under the ISA and the Sedition Act. But we as concerned citizens must also keep pointing them out to society at large and point to them in such a way that they know their racist politics are disliked, detested and spurned upon at all times.

Nono.

Anonymous said...

Actually the vernacular schools' objective was to send the pendatangs back to their country of origin after working as labourers in Malaysia.

Once they become citizens, these VS were rendered obsolete and redundant.

Proponents of such school system are hankering to go back tongsan, with their loyalties not to Malaysia.

It is clear that he official religion is Islam and the national language is Bahasa Melayu. So if their actions directly challenge the constitution, they really do not deserve citizenship.

Mat Cendana said...

There's an interesting piece relating to this by Tengku Putra Jumat, vice-chief of the Pulai Umno Division in the New Straits Times today (24/9/2010) -- Don't antagonise Umno supporters. This sounds like a leader who REALLY knows what the grassroots think and feel... the kind of leader that Umno needs at the division and national levels.

Among the gems are these lines:

"It was with much regret that I had to read comments made by Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and supreme council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, both in their positions in the party by appointment only, against Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa)." READ MORE HERE -- http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/17forgive/Article/

By the way, Tengku Putra Jumat's Facebook Profile page is here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1349959602

Naif said...

Yes we need more leaders like TPJ and Kijangmas! where are all the people who are western educated yet grounded in malay/islamic values in UMNO? these ppl are what i call nationalists with a brain. the rise of nationalists blogs will hopefully balance the growing surge of the liberals in malaysia.

TPJ, your commentary on Malay rights is sure to make any Malay liberal tremble! brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Naif,

A short note to say that the current post in Kempen SSS calls the so-called liberals not quite liberal but pseudo-liberal.

I would call them half-baked liberal.

You might want to visit there to know why they call them so.

Dot.

Kenn said...

Orang Melayu bukan musuh DS Najib. Musuh sebenar adalah mereka-mereka yang berkomplot untuk menjatuhkan DS Najib sendiri serta kerajaan dan mereka-mereka yang menyalak diluar batasan prinsip Rukun Negara dan Perlembagaan.

Justeru itu, DS Najib wajar ikhlas denga segala luahan orang Melayu terhadap MEBnya.

Mat Cendana said...

Naif - One of the things that I like about the piece in NST by Tengku Putra Jumat (TPJ) is the frankness and honesty that is delivered in such a cultured manner. His observations and points are straightforward and clear without any ambiguity. If people still fail to comprehend this matter and the implications - and especially if they are Malays - it's most probably due to their "Socio-Political IQ" ... which is the equivalent of a 15-watt bulb (as used in a jamban).

But at least they are `better' than this second group - people who see this as a poker game which they try to win some chips from. If they are Malays and have positions in Umno (regardless of being elected or `tempek' as in appointed), there's an accurate term to describe them - Slimy, Opportunistic Scumbags. Yeah, as opposed to the cultured and `beradab' TPJ, I'm a graduate of the Joe Don Baker Walking Tall creed with some modifications: "Walk softly and carry a big stick... or a battleaxe. Noisily is okay too."

But what else should we see them else?...people who obviously don't have the Malays' interests at heart. Nazri has his own strategy -- his `biadap' criticism of Tun Mahathir some months ago had resulted in applause from a section of the electorate, who had egged him on. This is the same section that had applauded some supporters of Messrs Pak Kadok, Pandir & Co into lying down on the road in Kuala Kangsar last year. With Nazri, he became afflicted with a condition which the Kelantanese diagnose as "kembae lubae idong..berair jubor tahik" when hearing the `praises'.

But this is like heroin - he got his euphoria...and an addiction. So, desperate for a fix in the form of an encore, he looks around to the equivalence of stealing phone cables, septic tank covers and assorted `besi buruk'. His criticisms of Perkasa is like snatching a handbag. He got his fix...here's a SMS comment in The Star 22/9: "100% Malaysian - Nazri you have my vote - I am first Malaysian second a Chinese. - LOO LEAN TIN" ... Hmm, `loo'... memang sesuai dengan Nazri.

Wah, berair jubor tahik Nazri!...sampai kena pakai Kotex New Freedom. And Nazri, with a big cigar, is contented at the poker game by staking a matter of crucial importance to the Malays. Ni bukan harta-benda bapak mu nak buat main! Remember, Mr 100% Malaysian - the grassroots might well take that big cigar and stuff it up your arse.

Mat Cendana said...

The call by pseudo-intellectuals desperate to be praised as `moderate, liberal' at the link above -- acting as a `baruah' by challenging Perkasa to a debate. Here's what I think:

QUOTE: "the question of Malay special rights should be put to the King and the people of Malaysia."

So, matters and Articles that are clearly stated in the Constitution should be put to "the people of Malaysia"... That means EVERYONE, regardless of race, right? Let's get them to decide what to do with the Malays.

Firstly, we can get them to declare that there is no such thing as Malay Rights.That Article 153 thing - well, that was A LONG TIME AGO... people not born at that time musn't be binded by that! So what we have now is the Bangsa Malaysia (whatever it is). It was exposed for what it really is, i.e. an oh-so-idealistic shield to hide behind when closet and obvious racists launch attacks against the Malays. Now even these racists don't declare they are fighting for this anymore. But here's a good time to whip that dead horse - the energy absorbed by the beatings would result in movements which we can use to declare that it's "alive and well."

Everyone (the Malays-lah) please take out your MyKad and, using a 5-sen coin, scratch out the "Islam" on it. This is so interconnected to "Malay"; and we can't have that. Now, using a fine-tipped pen, write this on the MyKad - `BangsaT Malaysia'. Nurul Izzah should lead the way, leader that she is.

And since we are having questions put to the people, let's also do something about this one: there was that thing where Umno and the Malays had agreed to relax the conditions for citizenship. As the one above, it WAS such a long time ago. It's now a good time to limit that to only those who were already born at that time. Those who weren't born yet shouldn't be covered by that agreement. So, when will we be having this?

msleepyhead said...

How come no police report is lodged on this one:

The Star, Thursday September 23, 2010, "Yen Yen: Foreigners welcome to buy uninhabited isles"

Itu pulau-pulau mak bapak dia punya ka, boleh jual sesuka hati. Francis Light, anyone.

On another note, the only way for Perkasa to be taken seriously by everyone except its own members, apart from making police reports, is to become a formidable, credible collective like DJZ and ACCCIM, representing education and business interests for decades, so got lot$ of clout when speaking, boleh lobby sama itu ruling party,

OR

do a HINDRAF and take legal action against the British for bringing in the immigrants and then leave them behind, after being granted citizenship their descendants are not keen on assimilation. And if that doesn't work, take to the streets peacefully to hand a petition to the YDP Agong, and if that still doesn't work, well continue making police reports and decline all invites to a debate, because you know you are already right, so what's there to debate, right?

Anonymous said...

Mat Cendana,

Bravo to you. That's one reaction that those wanting to be funny with the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumis of Sabah and Sarawak will have to think about.

More and more people are now saying: two can play the game. You question the Special Position, others can question your citizenship right.

Watch out what you say now, you ungrateful fellows. Even a Wakil Rakyat, Nurul Izzah, has been hauled to the Police Station and investigated for talking about Art 153 in funny ways.

Isa.

Mat Cendana said...

Firstly, to commentators whom I presume aren't Malays like msleepyhead, I hope you will continue giving your points of view here. Although I and some others might not agree with certain points, and there might also be harsh replies by a few at times, it's important that the DEMI NEGARA COMMUNITY is opened and exposed to various angles and considerations. It's just my own view, but I see anyone and everyone who write here as being a part of the DM Community regardless of race... that you are concerned with and want to be part of the solution to the various weighty and complex issues that are of crucial importance to everyone's wellbeing.

Detractors have tried to dismiss this blog and the owner, KijangMas as "ultra Malay extremists" and "racist". But if one had really followed this blog from the early days, and the comments, replies and counter-replies, he'd know that it's definitely not accurate.

I don't want to ram my own views down others' throats, and you all might have different opinions of what it is. But to me this blog is about protecting the very fundamentals of what "Malaysia" is. And one of that is on issues and matters concerning the Malays. And a lot are; and they are intertwined and cross paths with that of "Islam, Raja-Raja, Chinese, Indians, East Malaysians, Migrants, Economic, Justice, Assorted Political Parties" and whatever else that are of significance to us all.

It would be great if we can say that race isn't of concern in Malaysia. But it is, and we will have to take this into account in various national matters. Any attempts to subvert and undermine things that Malays and "many/most others" have accepted to be part of the national fabric will only bring about dire consequences in the immediate, middle and long run.

My comments here over the past two years might seem to indicate otherwise - but would people here believe that I've been a believer of the "Bangsa Malaysia" concept long before it was in vogue. And I still do. But not as what the poseurs are trying to force about. To them, Bangsa Malaysia is "Malays giving up whatever is specifically stated in the Constitution"... and "it will be a bed of roses for everyone." [CONTINUED - Have to split to Part 2 due to length]

Mat Cendana said...

[CONT.] The various events after the March 2008 General Elections - specifically the arrogant and confrontational tone and actions of various leaders and their underlings as seen in the newspapers and on the Internet - gave an inkling of what might come. The Bangsa Malaysia as used by the DAP and PKR was just a ploy - the Malay supporters in PKR and PAS (and they had included me) were neutered and effectively maneuvered into silence. Now who would want to be against such a noble objective... and the attacks against Malays went on; disguised with "Oh, we are not against Malays... just `Umnoputra'".

Valiant and intelligent bloggers like Jebat Must Die did their best to awaken the Malays from the stupor. But they were isolated and bombarded by planned locust-like attacks that created distractions. The Internet/Blogosphere was almost completely dominated by people who were against the BN government. And many were also against the Malays and whatever the Malays hold dear (it's important to distinguish the first general group from this second group of treasonous miscreants).

Then came KijangMas and this blog, of course, and things became clearer. If anyone were to write a book about "Malaysia and the Internet's effects on socio-political issues", Demi Negara was a watershed period. And many no doubt curse his appearance and the impact that was brought about. This was when the previously overwhelming balance on the Internet for the opposition was checked. Like a massive wheel, it took A LOT... but it did, and anyone can see that it is now better balanced than it once was.

Come to think of it, there was a time when Umno might actually come crashing down...the period of "16 September" and after the Permatang Pauh by-election especially. And where would we all be should that have happened? "In a much better position", some might insist. Maybe. But I don't see how it could be "much better" when the Malays were having things undermined. There would have come a time when they finally see what had happened. And although Malays tend to be timid (more due to politeness than anything else), the pent-up anger and resentment might also result in a lot of negative energy. And who can predict what this might then result in? And all because some politicians wanted to be in or remain in power...

And this brings me to my comments about Nazri. In Malaysian Insider, he had loudly claimed "I am a Malaysian first and a Malay second. Does any bigot have a problem with that?", and waited for the applause. Many non-Malays were actually taken in; declaring what a "pure, 100%, Dinar-class Malaysian Nazri is". And Malaysian Insider also proclaimed that Nazri had "clipped Perkasa's wings".

I'm not going to repeat what I had said. But I'm going to use KijangMas' term of "Umno fat cats". In his attempt to gain the applause with this staged `nobleness and indignation', Nazri has helped me to understand what it was that had made me loath Umno for 25 years. It's because of people like Nazri - the opportunists and tailcoat riders who are in Umno for themselves. Due to their ability to manoeuvre, they have been holding important posts by appointments.

No, Nazri is a`Malaysian' and `Malay' only because of his identity card... "incidentally". If you think that he spends his time and energy for "Malaysia, Malaysians" or even for "Malays", then add `extreme gullibility' to your resume.

If you have been wondering why Umno had lost support, it's because of people like this. It's time to put them under more scrutiny and slice them off. Or are they more important than Malays and Umno?

Anonymous said...

The attempt at eroding the rights and privileges of the Malays, started by the adherents of the so-called Malaysian Malaysia concept thought out by the chauvinist Lee Kuan Yew when Singapore was in Malaysia, pursued by PAP's splinter party, DAP, was recently joined by UMNO's coalition partner, MCA.

They became emboldened by the non-action of UMNO leadership when Malay rights issues were discussed and even questioned by the non-Malays in the mass media. The Government has not used the Sedition Act as often as it should to check the racist tendencies of those who don't respect the Constitution, especially Article 153 on the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumis of Sabah and Sarawak.

And in the last week or so a few UMNO people, including the Secretary General, used harsh words against Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa which basically want Article 153 protected and the NEP continued in the NEM. It is said that DS Najib was not consulted or had not given his approval for the tough stance against Perkasa but was taken as war mongering and drum beating in order to attract attention on their eligibility for a position in the next Cabinet line up.

This sounds plausible and is despicable. As has been pointed out arlier, Tengku Adnan even used the words "civil war" when talking to Ibrahim Ali thru the mass media. What kind of a Secretary General UMNO has? He was appointed to the post by the flip-flopping and sleepy Abdullah Badawi. What good can that do.

Najib merely let him continue but did not give the man a Cabinet post like Abdullah Badawai did. It's high time Najib considers changing him. He has caused further splitting of the Malays. Where before Perkasa is only an NGO, they might as a result of the wild diatribe by Tengku Adnan, ave it registered as a political party, pitting Malay against Malay.

The Malays should be united to fight the attempts by the anti-national and non-Constitution respecting fellows to do harm to our rights and interests. When they raise issues on the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumis, and the NEP which was derivd from it, we can counter it by doing the same in respect of their citizenship right. After all, that was the quid pro quo.

Idris.

KijangMas said...

Salam and greetings to all.

Took a trans-Pacific detour to bustling downtown Pasir Mas to observe the Perhimpunan Melayu Perkasa Kelantan. Brahim Ali was in his element and rallied the substantial crowd under the blazing sun with his trademark gedébé speech tinged with wry Kelantanese humour. Tun Dr. M, quite obviously unwell, valiantly shared his thoughts. This statesman truly cares for the lot of the Malays. But I wonder how many Malays fully appreciate or even understand his concerns.

Pictures coming soon on DNRaw.

BTW, had an excellent nasi berlauk late lunch at a small, nondescript kedai kopi runned by exceedingly courteous oldish womenfolk nestled in an old shophouse within walking distance of the KTM station venue of the Perkasa rally. I'll do a special post on the hidden gems of Kelantan cuisine one of these days.

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Some thoughts while I slumber in this long flight back to nowhere:-

Semerah Padi berkata:-
"... di sini disenaraikan Fasal 4 Tujuan dan Matlamat penubuhan PERKASA ... Jadi yang mana satukah di antara perkara-perkara di dalam Fasal 4 di atas yang bersalahan dengan Rukun dan Perlembagaan Negara?"

Salam sdr Semerah Padi. Ya, memang nyata tiada perkara dalam intipati penubuhan Perkasa yang bercanggah dengan perlembagaan negara. Inilah yang mendorong anasir subversif anti-Melayu (dan pencacai-pencacai bertopengkan Melayu) untuk mengalih perhatian umum dari soal fakta kepada emosi perkauman golongan bukan Melayu.

Hatta, Perkasa di fitnah sebagai puak "ekstremis sayap kanan" yang tidak bertoleransi dan yang akan mengancam keselamatan kaum lain. Dan gambaran ini digembar-gemburkan sehingga Perkasa di pandang sedemikian oleh ramai orang, apatah lagi si bukan Melayu.

Perkasa akan mekar berkembang berlipat ganda kerana orang Melayu kini sudah tidak terbela oleh pentadbiran negara atau mana-mana parti politik dalam suasana cabaran lantang oleh kaum-kaum lain yang berpaksi teguh di bawah panji-panji DAP/PKR dan parti-parti BN bukan Melayu.

Selagi PM Najib dan budak-budak suruhannya meneruskan sikap bermuka-muka dengan si anti-Melayu sambil menyisih 70% rakyat negara ini, selagilah Perkasa akan mendapat sokongan padu di setiap pelusuk negara.

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al-Deen amin said:-
"The former leader picked trash around him and the current leader keeps the trash. They are thus part of the trash. Can we wait till PRU13 to be the dumspter for the trash?"

No. And dumpsters are bad for the environment. This trash -- leader and all -- could not be recycled lest they return with a vengeance as recon politicians in the MatTaib mold. How then should we handle these trash of the dacing, bulan, rocket and one-eyed-jack varieties?

KijangMas said...

an wira said:-
"I am most displeased with Umno and Najibs totally biadap treatment of Perkasa ... Never forget Ku Nan, Khairy, NA did not strike without blessings of Najib. Various UMNO people I met at the rumah buka have told me Najib and his underlings are plotting to undermine Perkasa and Tun Dr. M's influence."

Najib's historical legacy is still fluid at this juncture. Suffice to say, at the present rate, he will not be remembered fondly by most Malays (... on top of the rabid hatred of him by DAP/PKR-poisoned 90% of non-Malays). His socio-political destructive footprint has now exceeded Pak Lah in its far-reaching long-term impact on Malay and by extension Malaysian national interests.

an wira added:-
"To me, Umno has failed in its stuggle to mempertahankan Bangsa, Agama, dan Tanahair ... It will be more effective if we work to turn Perkasa into a political party that will champion our rights as the Tuan Tanah of this lands."

I understand the grassroot sentiment. UMNO under Najib is now barely recognisable. And I don't think Najib realises the enormity of his missteps. But he will not change his liberal agenda. He is fueled by a need to be "accepted and embraced" by perceived "progressive forces" who blinded (no more "clouded" at this stage) his views with promises of economic windfalls and social utopia IF and only IF he allows the ill-equipped pribumis to languish and fall behind in their own homeland as they are thrown into a dog-eat-dog free-for-all world where in the end only the rabies-laden mad dogs would prevail amidst the social devastation.

an wira also said:-
"These liberal Malay apologist infect Umno as a fifth column or attack it from outside ... the numbers of these worms keep increasing day by day.

Yup, and what has UMNO done about it? Not much, except to parrot the liberal Malay apologist stance of their boss and small coterie of sycophants. I'm sorry to say but Najib and a handful of UMNO leaders have now become the apologists of the Malay apologists.

The only consolation here is that Najib and the dozen odd apologists do not constitute UMNO per se. The grassroot members -- the smalltime entrepreneurs, ex-servicemen, teachers, smallholders and farmers -- will ultimately determine the party's direction and will need to find a fresh crop of patriots necessary to resurrect the party from the current trash heap of weakness and confusion.

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TPJ said:-
"I hope the Malays at large will not punish UMNO for this. We will ensure that something will be said on this matter in the UMNO convention next month. I pray that my advocacy in this respect will be well received amongst the majority in the party for the greater good of the Malays."

Salam TPJ. Yes, that is my hope too. You represent the next-gen leaders that must ensure UMNO returns to its original trajectory and destination. You and your peers must regain Najib's ears. Right now, he listens too much to outside noise such as his CIMB brother who in turn listens too much to his anti-Malay colleagues and CONsultants infesting the Malaysian corporate scene.

I believe many UMNO-leaning Malays are willing to give the party a short window of opportunity to correct the flailing ship. But not for long. Based on the sentiment of the Pasir Mas crowd, I must say that window is measured in months rather than years.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't get enuf of KM's writings.


Ellia

Kenn said...

Ya, saya pun kagum dengan penulisan KijangMas dan favorite saya adalah artikel Tuan yang bertajuk "Racial Polarisation dan Forging Of Bangsa Malaysia".

Saya merujuk lagi kepada artikel ini dalam muatan terbaru saya, Raja Bogel dan Sotong Lembik

Anonymous said...

Do go on, KijangMas. You have a lot of admirers. Don't disappoint them. Even when I'm outstation without steady Internet availability, like now, I also check in for the latest.

Will join you talking about the many untenable situations in the country when I get back to base.

Cheers.

Abu.

zazaland said...

Greetings to everyone here especially to the blog owner, Tuan KijangMas, sir.

It is sad to see that the Malays aren't united anymore. And I agree with you that 'hasad dengki' is the maladie that is in the Malay psyche since eternity.

Tun M is a great Malay statesman who cares for his brethren but apparently some people are just plain ignorant or stupid by putting him aside as a "has been". Latest news: the great Tun had been admitted in a Melbourne hospital for a chest infection. Let's pray for his recovery as the Rakyat especially the Malays need him more than ever.

Btw, Tuan KM, you have not lost your "midas touch" even when you were AWOL for a long time. Glad that you're back in one piece.

PS......a special Hello to Unker Yew. Still remember me?

dinturtle said...

Salam Sir KM and Salam Everybody !

Latest news say TPM say on behalf of Najib who wanted to say but let TPM say first - Bumi agenda is covered in 12 NKEAS.

I say - sure or not Najib ? http://dinturtle.blogspot.com/2010/10/boleh-percaya-ke-najib-ni.html

Maybe sir KM can cut the line and say what you say about what TPM say ? Can or not...please la.

Anonymous said...

Salam,

Warga DM dan Pihak berkenaan, tolong pantau laman web ini!

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Malaysia

Tongkang

ondastreet said...

KM,
I am very much impressed with sheahnee of trying to discuss things in a very good manner.

At the end of your comments, sheahnee, I would like to comment on your oberservations:

"a) their indifference to those outside the community isnt aimed only at the Malays, but to those who dont speak their language or share their beliefs "


Interesting indeed, but very much, it is aimed at malays for majority of hatred spat around. Do we see Namawee cursing other races? Do we see Lim Kit Siang attacking other races other than Malay? Or do we even see racist commentator such as vinnan attacking other races? Seriously, these kind of people already have their guns aimed at malays and bumis. And I know, these are caused by some, but unfortunately someone like you are pulled in togather in this kind of mess.


"b) their ignorance of the Malay culture is more a result of the language barrier and a lack of real exposure (i.e. genuine friendships) to the Malays.

I cant honestly say this is entirely their fault - I mean, when a child behaves badly, do you blame the child, or the parent? In the same way, do we blame the vernacular schools and those that champion them? Or do we blame the product? I see this as a vicious cycle which may not end until we can adopt One School System for All."


Indeed it is a vicious circle IF we don't understand the cause of such.
For example, if the child behave badly - if the parents already taught the child well, but the child still behave badly, it is the child's fault. However, if the parents failed to teach and set good example, then somehow, parents are to be blamed.

So, in this matter, their ignorance
has caused the whole chinese community and other Malaysians unrest. The door to unity and mingling around has been opened up for years, yet still they close their doors. National school opened up opportunity for them to mingle and SSS has opened up options for other languages to be learned, but they kept saying they are afraid they lose chinese identity, custom and language (Funny isn't it when others still have their identity, customs and language still intact even though receive education in National Schools?).

(continued)

ondastreet said...

"Antusiri: I do understand your anger, and I agree with many of your points, but let's try to debate this issue with cool heads, can we? Are we trying to reach a solution or are we still out for a fight? All this talk of balik Motherland doesnt help and only serves to inflame temperaments even more."


I supposed all these "balik kampung" comments derived from patience that has gone due to stubborness and all these melodrama played by these racist buggers. In my blog postings already reiterated on this issue as the racist tend to put disregard of national language etc, and putting their terms, while actually the terms already agreed long before. Their ignorance has caused some losing their patience.

Of course, if they are willing to discuss in a manner of what you have done, I think certainly these "balik kampung" comments would not be there, in which, so far, I don't think you received one specifically to you, right?


"Sepadu: Thank you for your views. I signed my name in the SSS petition last year and have been following its development every so often when time permits. You're absolutely right about education needing executive action, but I still feel that until and unless those people championing the vernacular schools can change their mindset, any executive action will only be in vain.

Also, as long as democracy lives on, I seriously doubt any existing politician would dare to put his votes on the line by abolishing such schools without first conducting plenty of dialogue with the Chinese community. This, again, is where a mindset change is necessary before any major decision can be made."

spot on!!!

By far, I think you have discussed this matter ina very good manner, and I hoped those racsit bigots can do the same in good manner (which I believed that in your (directed to racist bugger, not you sheahnee) customs teach the same good manner)

~ OnDaStreet

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Tumpang Bosz,

Bonjour Mlle Zaza, naturellement je me rappelle vous. J'espère que vous allez bien aussi.

Now tuan KM would need a bigger KFC barrel to puke in since u only send regards to me….hahaha. Do u know the anagram of ‘Midas’ is ‘I’m Sad’, let’s hope our tuan KM’s not sad with his AWOL (American Way Of Lifestyle).

Au revoir pour maintenant et meilleur de mon amour.

Tommy

msleepyhead said...

I like Amir Hafizi's sense of humor.

At the end of the day, it is all up to you how far you want to go in life. Nobody is stopping you from dominating an industry and state that "Must be fluent in Malay" / fasih berbahasa Melayu as one of the job requirements.

Malays are traditionally dominant in the agriculture and fisheries sector, an important one feeding mankind, and they can continue to dominate from production/catch, to wholesale, processing - finished product, frozen food, etc. The whole chain from start to end is there for you, not to mention the worldwide halal market.

There is a whole lot of demand for Asian food as KM would know from the Asian market/food stores in cities like LA.

Even satay can be big business - http://bit.ly/byme3a
http://sataysfaction.com/

Anonymous said...

Tommy,

Waaah, eksennya dengan lu punya bahasa Peranchis. Gue tau oui, non saja. Kadang kadang merci pun pakai salah tempat. Gue jelouslah you punya bahasa Perancis. Esplly cakap dengan zazaland.

You travelling all over the places, don't lose your way my friend. Be careful, there's the Al Qaeda travel warning in Paris and London. Also be careful when in Singapore, Malaysia had just handed over one Jemaah Islamiah escapee from Singapore prison, apprehended in Pontian. You know lah, Lee Kuan Yew cakap besar hantam Malaysia when talking to New York Times recently.

That brat can't even lock up criminals properly. Maybe he purposely wanted terrorists run to and cause havoc in Malaysia. He's not a good neighbour if hitting us in foreign newspapers, is he? He's kurang ajar when, as a serving Cabinet Minister, talks bad of another country, betul tak?

Take care, my friend. Don't spend too much time in the casinos. Make the money big and run. Call me when you have excess.

Cheers.

Aku.

KijangMas said...

Bro satD said:-
"Kantoi big time this whole Alliance formula..what started as a pact to fight against the Non Communal IMP lead by Dato Onn has outlived its purpose...the very basis of their cooperation is based on a communal elites negotiation....at this stage there is no middle ground just extreme corners with a bunch of delusional idiots running the show ... We need a new formulae on that is based on acceptance of the key problems areas and an agreement to put in efforts towards reaching a comprehensive solution to it instead of one that prolongs the issues that divides us further.."

Salam Bro satD. Yes, the perpetuation of communal-based politics is one of the pitfalls of the racial polarisation disease afflicting our country. Everything in Malaysia revolves around race – a direct fallout of over a half century of racial segregation, most notably of the school system. As long as race distinction prevails over a common national identity underpinned by a common language, communal parties fighting for ethnocentric issues will continue to exist in this country. Apart from the obvious race-based parties – UMNO, MCA, MIC, IPF, Makkal Sakti, et al – the so-called “multiracial” parties are all anchored on a specific race, with some such as DAP, Gerakan and Human Rights Party being even more racist and ethnocentric than the race-based parties.

Politics is perhaps the most extreme manifestation of this Malaysian self-alienisation disease. In this toxic atmosphere, legitimate issues affecting all communities get diluted and subordinated to racial one-upmanship and bigoted rhetorical posturing. Hence, even critical socio-economic and public policy matters are watered down to the most basic of tribal behavior, of hoarding the largesse, of zero compromises, of all or nothing siege mentality.

Is this tenable? Of course not. We are all enduring the inherent untenability of the situation amidst a crumbling social order, and future generations would curse us for it.

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Cucu said:-
“Aku setuju dgn para akhir:'Unless someone takes over the steering....' -Nampaknya drebar yg ada ni mcm dah tak tahu kemana nak bawak 'bas' kita ni.”

Ya Cucu, ini kerana bas tersebut diberi secara percuma atau "default” kepada si drebar sekarang. Apatah lagi peta jalan pun telah diubah dengan versi menjahanamkan negara terbitan musuh-musuh dalam selimut yang kian berkeliaran di keliling pinggang tak ramping si pemandu yang sudah terkeliru.

Cucu added:-
“… setiap 'pembesar' UMNO yg ada dlm kabinet sekarang … [s]emuanya nak 'play-safe' takut kot-kot kaum pendatang ni tak undi mereka nanti. Too late lah bro! Sedarla,kaum pendatang yg ada sekarang TAK AKAN UNDI KAMU lagi...!! Jgn dok mimpi la. Mereka tetap akan pangkah org mereka.”

Setuju. Dan yang anehnya, memanda PM dan kuncu-kuncu nya masih lagi dibuai mimpi akan meraih banyak undi puak bukan-Melayu.

Cucu further said:-
“Kemaskan barisan yg ada ini dan tiupkan semangat waja kedlm jiwa kami yg fana ini kerana kami sedang mencari-cari Wira yg boleh memertabatkan kembali maruah bangsa ini.Aku MELAYU and Im proud to be a Malay ...”

Itulah sebabnya NGO-NGO seperti Perkasa akan mekar berkembang kerana dari sinilah akan muncul wira-wira baru yang akan membela nasib dan mengembalikan martabat Melayu.

satD said...

msleepyhead

said this
"At the end of the day, it is all up to you how far you want to go in life. Nobody is stopping you from dominating an industry and state that "Must be fluent in Malay" / fasih berbahasa Melayu as one of the job requirements.

Malays are traditionally dominant in the agriculture and fisheries sector, an important one feeding mankind, and they can continue to dominate from production/catch, to wholesale, processing - finished product, frozen food, etc. The whole chain from start to end is there for you, not to mention the worldwide halal market."

i think you are too generous with your observation there.

First, there is a systemic marginalisation of the Bumis n Malays from "dominating ANY sector in Malaysia" due to the choke in distribution channel employed by ethnically homogeneous middleman group

Do read
http://satdthinks.blogspot.com/2009/08/kasut-atas-kepala.html

and this
http://satdthinks.blogspot.com/2010/06/social-capital-modern-malaysian-dilemma.html

The choke not only stunt the progression of our SMI's but also put the big boys at the mercy of these EHMG's....since u mention fisheries just go to any landing sites in Malaysia n check out who is in charge from pricing, logistics dan lain lain lagi lah..

"Must be Fluent in Malay" is not a job requirement criteria brader...its a citizenship requirement which should have been enforced by the language board...tapi macam biasa implementation kantoi...as to the level of "fluency" the give and take discussions took it to the level of basic command of the language

zazaland said...

Tumpang lalu, Tuan KM.

Unker, you're doing well. Well done with your French (though it's not perfect yet). How can one be sad in LA? It is 'La Cité des Anges' for the French. The City of Angels has many things to offer to modern mankind; its beaches, food, beautiful people, sexy girls, nice boulevards, Hollywood etc. But personally, I prefer San Francisco with its houseboats and the Bay area.....Anyway, thanks for your kind words. Don't drink too much Unker and don't gamble too much either. Follow what our wise man Aku says. Ciao, mon "oncle" et à bientôt.

KijangMas said...

Naif said:-
"KM this is your chance, your finest hour! UMNO should welcome you with open arms!"

With open arms or with firearms?

Interesting thought nonetheless, Naif. But UMNO already has its fair share of idealistic up-and-coming leaders who would shine if given the chance by the entrenched dinosaurs or not prematurely waylaid by money politics or the cah keting syndrome.

BTW, I don't think I'll make a good politician. I have very low tolerance, not too mention no time, for mind-numbing ass-kissing rituals and to tunjuk muka in inconsequential events glorifying some maladjusted senior party hack. I also cannot imagine having to pretend to support causes I don't believe in (such as the pained, meaningless 1 Malaysia utterances by people who want to be in PM Najib's good books) or being surrounded by ultra-ambitious nincompoops and broker angin parasites living off contracts dished out by party warlords.

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Anon (Sept 20, 2010 7:43 AM) said:-
"... how do you respond to people like Azmi Sharom ... who says that the "special position" of the Malays were never to mean to be a permanent crutch?"

I would first ask him why he is so gullible and susceptible to the mind-bending propaganda of the anti-Melayus that equates Special Position to the "crutch"?

Now anon, let's explore this "crutch" concept further. The quid pro quo kerakyatan percuma given to at least a million non-Malays at Merdeka can also be construed as a "crutch," a form of social prop given to a lost tribe, an abandoned species neither wanted by their colonial importers nor able to compete their way back to their tumultuous ancestral homelands.

And thus they are given social crutches in the form of citizenships to prop their existence in this land. And this crutch mentality permeates their psyche till this day as reflected in their woefully deficient allegiance to the nation and obstinately deviant lingua-cultural identity, which make them unable to fit into the dominant social milieu of the host land.

Hence, to this day -- and for the foreseeable future -- this self-alienising group will continue to rely on a large language crutch (barely getting by with short-tongued derived pidgin loghat Melayu tepi longkang) and an equally large societal crutch (being a part of this society without really being a part of the society, with almost zero contribution to national defense, law enforcement, emergency services, strategic sectors and essential support services).

And they demand even bigger crutches in the form of large paychecks if the nation wants them to serve in the national service sectors. And don't ignore the pesky little crutches in the form of the vice racket crutch, tax evasion crutch, environmental degradation crutch and business fraud crutch as they slashed and burnt their way to a wretched and empty, albeit relatively prosperous, existence at the expense of the larger society which ends up being trampled by these myriad of costly crutches amidst the socio-political and economic devastation.

So anon, who again needed the permanent crutch?

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Kenn said:-
"... if Najib can longer steer UMNO in accordance to UMNO's own Perlembagaan, then DS Najib Wajar Mengikuti Jejak Datuk Onn Jaafar. Ianya lebih terhormat daripada membiarkan UMNO lemas di tangan Presidennya ..."

Setuju. Actually PKR would be the perfect host for PM Najib's Melayu-not-important-and-hence-Last philosophy. Beyond the political BS and empty partisan rhetoric, Bro Anwar and Najib are actually ideological twins. Throw in vain opportunist Zaid Ibrahim among these lovebirds and we have the cast for the new Three Stooges.

Anonymous said...

Well done, KijangMas, for pointing out that the citizenship given to the one million "others" at Merdeka is in fact social crutches to prop their existence in this land.

It never occurred to me, and I believe to many others, and must be repeated to remind all concerned that, if they are not thankful for that, they must at least respect the Special Position of the Malays.

I have always thought of the first time they were given crutches being at practically the point of their first group contact with the Malay states in about mid-19th Century, when Menteri Larut, Ngah Ibrahim, brought Chinese from Penang to improve his tin mining operations in that part of Perak that he administered. They got income from that Malay Menteri. More importantly, Ngah Ibrahim provided some of them with capital to start their own tin mines so that he could get tax out of the tin produced. The tongkat Ngah Ibrahim provided had spurred quite a number of them to greater heights in the economy of the country.

British colonial history shows very many of the Chinese receiving and using the tongkat in the form of various licenses, including mining licenses, mining land leases, lotteries and gaming activities, tin and rubber trading, etc.

After Merdeka, people like Robert Kuok got tongkat for sugar import, later, sugar refinery and related activities. Even some months ago, Multi-millionaire Vincent Tan was still expecting the football betting tongkat but DS Najib decided not to issue the license.

What the hell then do these "others" equate the Special Position and the NEP with tongkat? They are bloody mischievous, nasty and trying to belittle the Malays with such talk. They therefore deserve the response made by some that, if they want the 30% Bumi equity be abandoned, they should abandon their citizenship right.

As far as the Azmi Sharom fella is concerned, we can disregard him. He is of no consequence. He is not even a constitutional lawyer. He is an environmental lawyer, lost in his imagination of being a liberal and ending up as a pseudo-liberal. Full-pledged Professors of much longer experience and voluminous writings and dissertation in books, law journals and international publications, like Professor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, has not found any defects in the Constitution of the country and Article 153.

Dot.

msleepyhead said...

Dot @October 5, 2010 1:22 PM,

So this means the Ali-Baba thing isn't new after all?

Or is it because the Malays didn't want to work for the British as Maju (if I'm not wrong) said. Or why didn't Ngah Ibrahim make it an exclusive bumi job. Forgive my naive questions but my history is limited to SPM Sejarah Malaysia.

But from my understanding of your comment, everybody received a tongkat at some point or another, so the moral of the story is not the tongkat, but whether you can use whatever it is you are given and spur yourself to 'greater heights in the economy of the country'.

"When life gives you lemons,..."

Your comment may also partly answer satD's observation of 'systemic marginalisation of the Bumis n Malays from "dominating ANY sector in Malaysia" due to the choke in distribution channel employed by ethnically homogeneous middleman group.'

and, may we add by the deliberate sidelining of the Bumis by the Bumis, exemplified by the Ali-Baba relationships in the past and present.

Thanks for the links satD, duly read it all. My only concern is despite the sound economic models you put forth and theories concerning social capital, what works for one group may not necessarily work for another.

Cultural traits serve as a variable factor in this instance. For example, even if the afore mentioned tongkat is given to Ali, Bala and Chong, can we guarantee similar outcomes.

My proposition is to do what works for you. If the answer lies in Perkasa, so be it. If the EHMG is the problem to the inequity, let us do something about it.

Anonymous said...

msleepyhead,

"may we add by the deliberate sidelining of the Bumis by the Bumis, exemplified by the Ali-Baba relationships in the past and present." -

Who is "we" I wonder? Are you a group, Madame? Never the mind, they say. The group and you have gone thru this before, including whether you are miss or mr and what not. The important thing is we have a decent exchange of views here.

Now Madame, I don't understand your drift on the Ali Baba thing. What Ngah Ibrahim did was not Ali Baba with the Chinese he first brought to Larut. He employed them. He was their employer. He gave them the opportunity to work and to make good. Pls remember that so that you may see the sense of gratitude the Malays are expecting from the likes of them. If you can't see that, I feel sorry for you and for Malaysia because, going by the way you talk here, I feel you are one of those who would know gratitude.

Ali Baba-ism is the practice where the Chinese get hold of the Malay, provide the capital, prepare the tender or bid documents, when a contract is secured, do all the work - be it supply, construction or whatever - giving the Malay only pittance. This system was perpetuated partly because the Malays had no inkling of business, especially during the early days of the NEP. Later, is became convenient for many Chinese to use this method to get contracts, leave the Malays askance when failing to perform (the names that went down in Government records are the Malays'), or keep pointing out the Malays have secured so many contracts and saying they take so long to get the Bumi equity target.

I do not remember reading anywhere about Malays not wanting to work for the British. What I often read is that the British wanted the Malays to continue being farmers and fishermen only, encouraging the Chinese to produce the raw materials needed by British factories in England in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, and, having been in business and having the money, be the market for the manufactured goods churned out by those factories when exported to the colonies.

My dear msleepyhead, Ngah Ibrahim couldn't "make it an exclusive bumi job" because the job he required of the Chinese from Penang was skilled, he wanting to modernise his tin mines (the Chinese did later on introduce the water jet or "Monitor" system via diesel engine power, and the British introduced the more sophisticated dredging method). All the Malay tin mining had was the rudimentary "dulang washing" and the like. The Chinese, as a people, have the legacy of mining expertise as metals were discovered and smelting invented relatively early in Chinese history.

But sadly, what Ngah Ibrahim expected was help - having even given incentive by providing capital and mining land for some of the Chinese - they turned out to be treacherous, brought in secret societies and gangsters, started gang wars, leading to the Larut Wars, called the British in Penang to help, ending up in British colonial rule.

(Continued in Part 2)

Anonymous said...

Part 2

It is about the same thing after Merdeka. Getting citizenship in exchange for the enshrining of the Malay Special Position, some started the subversive so-called Malaysian Malaysia concept that tries to eat away Malay rights and privileges, encroaches upon the Bumi housing discount. Lately, some even dared to call for the abolition of the 30% Bumi equity target. How dare they. And they say all sorts of things when some reacted by saying that if so, they should give up their citizenship right.

Spurring yourself to 'greater heights in the economy of the country' by the Chinese cannot be compared to the Malays. The Chinese have a culture of doing business, of profit-taking, of risk-taking, of wealth accumulation. Culture is aspects of life that was handed down from generation to generation, it is in the blood of the people. The Malays did not have that aspect of culture in their way of life through the generations. Theirs was of barter trading, of exchange of daily necessities. There were historical accounts of tin or, even ingots of some form, exchanged with bales of cloth and the like.

By the time of Ngah Ibrahim in Larut, money was used, but the idea of risk taking, of business and wealth accumulation was generally new and foreign to the Malays at large. Remember, the Bendahara of Melaka, Tun Mutahir, was arrested and killed partly because he amassed wealth, and being wealthy, had people who followed him around in the hope of getting their stipend, and was deemed by some of the ancient nobility as a threat to the power of the Sultan. Wealth accumulation - and business the Chinese or Western way - was not done by the Malays during the Melaka Sultanate and for a long time after that. For a deeper understanding, read the book, "Tamadun Alam Melayu" by Mohd Arof Ishak published by the Historical Society of Malaysia, and "Sejarah Negeri Perak" by M.A. Fawzi Basri (later professor), published by the Yayasan Perak.

On satD's observation of 'systemic marginalisation of the Bumis n Malays from "dominating ANY sector in Malaysia" due to the choke in distribution channel employed by ethnically homogeneous middleman group', just look at the Ali Baba-ism that is still going on now and preferred by the Chinese. They can always find the ones who would want to make a fast buck or two. Not too long ago I was told by a Chinese construction contractor, who had a Malay partner who teamed up and genuinely carried out the business together with him, that a Johor road construction contractor used his driver as a dummy "Chairman" partner in the Ali-Baba scheme. The "Chairman" drove, the towkay sitting behind, and when nearing the JKR offices for the scheduled meetings, he would stop the car, the towaky sit in front of the car. At meetings the "Chairman" would say a few words, the rest spoken by the towkay.

Is this not a perpetration of Ali Babba-ism? Would you now say that all Malays should be smart in business and ask the Chinese to drive them to meetings, the Malays sittig at the back of the car? Be reasonable, Madame.

But I like your proposition to "do what works for you". Let's not have any sarcasm and we Malays will not pretend that Perkasa is the solution to our problems. Perkasa is only the means to get all Malaysians realise where each group stands. Encroaching upon Bumi housing discount, even with qualification, and calling for 30% Bumi equity be abandoned will get us into the abyss. All parties must be reasonable and thankful for what we have. Have mutual respect and, above all, respect the Constitution in its entirety.

I'll be fully occupied in something which would not enable me to have a dialogue with you for some time. Perhaps another time.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Any of you racists read Barry Wain's book on your beloved Dr.Mahathir? How he squandered billions of tax payer's money on mega projects, destroyed a credible judiciary and replaced it with idiots not to mention the incorrigble destruction of our education system during his time? For 22 years he rule the country, corruption and cronyism was the order of the day and yet you ppl love him to death. Day in day out he scares the malays of the chinese threat to the country, but tell me what has he done for the malay community?

Let me tell u racists something, even if the non malays migrate en masse and leave the country with u bunch, you'll still be arguing trivial matters like whether wearing ManU jerseys will make u a kafir. The hardline conservative muslims will outnumber their liberals and progressive counterparts and walla, mini afghanistan with never ending squabbles over what is islamic and what isnt.

You ppl never seem to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

this comment section seems more like an essay forum. is it really necessary to write such lengthy explanations?

the truth is, who are we kidding people? there will always be chinese schools and indian schools. i don't see it as possible to suddenly abolish those vernacular schools and expect the associated races plus their political parties to just sit idly by.

if you think about it, maybe those alienated schools are a good thing. it makes the racial divisiveness even more apparent. so we malays can still chant article 153 as still legitimate. if the race lines become blur, so too will article 153.

this is a tit for tat culture. why should we malays care about non-malays blending into our culture? just let them be. they let us be. we live in the state we are now in. habis cerita.

or no?....

adam

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

I had signed off with my nic (Dot) at the end of my comment but I think it disappeared as I was chopping it into 2 parts to accomodate the length limit.

Kindly have this published to let msleepyhead know I'm responding to her comment addressed to me.

The moral of the story - never chop off any long thing as you might miss the dot.

Salam everybody.

Dot.

KijangMas said...

To Sheahnee, thanks for your contribution here. Visited your blog. I’ve been told in the past that your Naz could pass for KM’s brother. Enough said.

Sheahnee said:-
"I write to you as a 'Liberal Chinese', a segment of the population you have all obviously forgotten about or choose not to acknowledge - ... rooted here as far back as five or more generations. I am as Malaysian as you are, my friends, and I have no other home to call but this Tanah yang Tumpah Darahku.”

Interesting. I am encouraged ...

Sheahnee added:-
“I am Muslim, speak fluent Bahasa Malaysia/Melayu, went to a National School, have friends of all races and am married to a lovely Malay man. I love Sambal Belacan, Nasi Ulam, roti canai and dimsum as much as the next Malaysian.”

Bingo. Excellent. Now we see why you are different from the “archetypal totok Chinese” now swarming your community. Tahniah. You are indeed as Malaysian as myself and other patriots here. We need more Sheahnees in the Chinese Malaysian community.

Let me add that the old school Kelantan Chinese is certainly another variant of Sheahnee. I recently visited a plant nursery in the hamlet of Tawang, Bachok in Kelantan. The ah pek owner shuffled around with only his old batik lepas sarong and slippers. He said he is known as “Ghani” by everyone there and speaks perfect Kelantanese, complete with makyong-style parlance when we haggled over prices. His wife Mek is an Oghé Siyae, an ethnic T’ai and I wouldn’t have known her ancestry if not for the Buddhist amulets donning her wrist and neck. She could have been just another Malay makcik. They converse in Kelantanese to each other, to their offsprings, and to everyone else. When I was there, Mek was happily preparing a hearty Oghé Kapong tepi pata meal of rice, grilled satar (good stuff), vege soup, sambal, lots of ulam, and plain grilled ikae tawa to be dipped in the irresistible budu. I observed the good-hearted Mek inviting some older Malay neighbours to join in their simple al fresco meal. Now, this is what 1 Malaysia should be ….. fellow rakyats of diverse faiths and origins sharing the same language, basic culture, identity .... and food.

Sheahnee added:-
“I believe in One School for All, disagree with the need for Vernacular Schools …”

Amen.

and added:-
“ Pro-Chinese parties such as MCA, Gerakan and DAP (and some say, PKR) are irrelevant to me and I choose not to vote for any of them because I do not relate to any of their causes. I am one of a growing group of 'Liberal Chinese' in Malaysia today who dont subscribe to the same ideals others do.”

Amen.

and added:-
“I consider myself Malaysian more than a Chinese and it hurts when my fellow commentators paint us all with the same brush."

I certainly emphatise with you on this. Good citizens like yourself are the collateral victims of your larger community’s indiscretions and short-sighted resistance to a rational adaptation to the host land’s socio-cultural and linguistic milieu.

Sheahnee also said:-
“I have hope that if we all learn to unite and stand together as a nation, we can truly be a force to be reckoned with internationally. Let's shake hands and be friends now, can we? Who's with me?

I’m certainly with you, Sheahnee. Now, let’s all work to build a larger pool of “Liberal Chinese” who would un-radicalise the hardcore SJKC types who now dominate the Chinese population in this country.

msleepyhead said...

Thanks Dot,

Would have known it was you even if you didn't sign off. Your signature historical fact based writing is always a pleasure to read.

Don't mean to stir sh1t here, just like the exchange of views and sometimes get carried away with it, don't we all.

God/Nature/Life is unfair. Look at the indigenous people - Orang Asli and Natives of Borneo, they occupied the same equatorial territory as the Malays but they did not evolve into more complex societies - the formation of empires, sultanates and such. Theirs was and still is a simpler lifestyle.

If we could find out how societies/cultures make that leap - innovation in technology, like mining and business culture of the Chinese as you pointed out, it would help in formulating the right policies to uplift the Malays or any group of people still behind in this country.

Or else we will be continually wasting resources. E.g. if the Orang Asli are given economic advantages - business licence, quotas, etc, can we predict they will be better off in a generation or two? They have been exposed to the Malays for hundreds if not more than a thousand years, but they did not assimilate or adopt Malay culture/technology. Is that even what they want? Can we even apply social capital theories here?

For lack of a better term its the inferior/superior culture we previously discussed or simpler/complex societies in the world. Colombus sailed with ships and guns to America not Native Americans sailing to Europe (J. Diamond). We must accept the difference/unfairness in life.

If we want to socially engineer society we must identify the cultural traits and formulate policies that specifically fit the people. Don't think singing songs will make people read more, take less sugar, be nice to each other or stop dumping babies.

Thanks again for your extensive reply. Time out for me too. ;)

msleepyhead said...

Dear KM,

Don't mean to twist your story but with some of the comments asking why the Other Malaysians don't assimilate we can see by your story the hypocrisy of the system.

If a Caucasian/Arab/Pakistani/Bangladeshi/Chinese man marries a Malay lady, then their children are Malays. I wonder what Dr Tee's children are categorized in their BCs?

But if in your story a Chinese man who speaks fluent Kelantanese marries a Siamese lady, he is still a Chinese and his children probably are Chinese according to their BCs. Unless both parents are Siamese then they will not be considered Bumis.

To be honest, I don't buy Malaysian Malaysia or even Bangsa Malaysia, why can't we all just live peacefully, be ourselves and Malaysians at the same time like a Lat cartoon.

KijangMas said...

Anon (Sept 20, 2010 10:46 AM):-
"Love yr writing style. It's like reading an edgy novel."

This is better than a novel. This is pure unadulterated non-fiction, with suspense, intrigue and humour all wrapped in a deliciously sick never-ending slapstick comedy courtesy of our country's devastatingly goofy pool of bumbling fools, unemployable bums, certified retards and common crooks masquerading rather convincingly as politicians and pemimpins and juara rakyats.

KM speaks from the heart and treats these jokers -- of all political stripes -- for what there are and, where necessary, kick their butts off the fluffy pedestal of self-aggrandizement and skewed sense of entitlement.

No fairytale novel can beat that.

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tebing tinggi said:-
“ I dont see any other ways to overcome the current Melayus delima except Melayu had to take a stand and UMNO had to make wise decision "a ledership change" that would apporiate.”

Indeed. But is UMNO capable of instituting this change? Or is the politics of patronage so ingrained in the party, with everyone so beholden to and dependent on the top cats that change is impossible without upsetting their own gravy trains?

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Rasputin Beliong said:-
“ The split of Malay votes during the last GE was very much also due to Mahathir's call, out of his hatred of Pak Lah, on the voting public not to give BN a two-thirds majority. But besides the two-thirds majority deprived off BN, four more states were handed over to the PR by default.”

Yes, TDM certainly played a part in the political tsunami. Perhaps he contributed to the overkill. Having said that, other factors – not least Pak Lah’s own multifaceted shortcomings and the sheer arrogance of his ministers – were at least equally contributory to BN’s disastrous performance.

Rasputin added:-
“ The current state of atrophy and confusion suffered by the Malays could only be resolved by getting the relevent parties to clear up communication blockages between them. There must be something right about Najib's approach to nation-building as much as Mahathir's and Perkasa's interpretation of political realities of the moment. Meeting of the diferring and different positions half-way would not harm any party's credibility or dent their egos, if truly uppermost in their intentions is the future of the Malays. And it's Najib that should take the first move in this direction.”

Unfortunately, Malaysian politics nowadays, even among Malays, is not about meeting halfway. It’s all or nothing all the way. And often, the parties get nothing as the force of their collision mutually nullify their respective stance. UMNO vs PAS is a good example. And the anti-Malays gleefully slither in to fill the cracks and crevices in the aftermath of the devastation.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous at (October 6, 2010 4:41 PM):

Did you read Dr. M's article concerning Barry Wain's book? Why do you deem Barry Wain's writings credible as he is an outsider? That's pretty smart of you aint it. Reading and believing only what suits your liking. Trusting an outsider is unwise.

Counter-question, have you read Dr.M's books? Go read the Malay Dilemma, then go read his letters to the world leaders. Learn more about Dr.M, your enemy.

Stop accusing people of being racists just because you have differing opinions. From what you wrote, it seems pretty clear to me that you are a racist though. It's apparent when you label us Malays 'you people'.

Equating Malaysia to Afghanistan shows your poor understanding about Islam and about Malays. Malays are very non-violent people. If we were violent, didn't respect our neighbors, and were non accommodating, do you think you would even be a citizen of our nation Malaysia? How easy would it have been for us Malays to destroy you back in the 1950s. Heck, we could even do it right now, with non-Malays being 'absent' in the army and all. So watch your tongue.

adam

KijangMas said...

rosli said:-
“... BN is faced with a huge problem where traditionally MCA is supported by a majority oh the chinese population and MIC also was able to deliver the votes. However this scenario has come to an end ... in the last 12GE ... MCA and MIC are now lame duck and whatever they do from now on will not be able to win over the support of the chinese voters, however MIC might hopefully be able to win back some."

MCA (plus Gerakan) will never regain the Chinese vote in the foreseeable future. For better or for worst, the Chinese has bought DAP/PKR’s rendition of their community’s socio-political roadmap in this country. Whether its beneficial to the community in the long run is another thing. DAP/PKR’s hyper-racist confrontational style is highly detrimental to the strategic interest of the Chinese community as the Malay majority has become more wary and put on constant alert and, indeed, has awakened from their slumber to be more proactive in the assertion of their own rights. Indeed, DN itself was created by the excessive kurang ajarness of the anti-Melayus after PRU12. As for Indians, their political clout (not much to begin with) is a shambles as their small numbers are divided across a dozen political parties as infinitesimal clumps of inconsequential samsengs and noise-makers.

Rosli added:-
“The chinese community has taste the 'fruit' of political power ... and I am damm sure they will not look back ... UMNO should focus their attention in getting the support of the Malay fence sitter who reluctantly voted for the opposition in the last GE ... UMNO should be firm and confident and Najib role on this is very cruicial. UMNO should not bow too much to the others that will make the malays reject them as they did in the last GE.”

No rosli. UMNO under Najib’s watch will not address this point. Malays (taken for granted yet again) will still be sidelined while the anti-Malays are courted and seduced with 1,001 promises and gifts that will bring nothing in return.

Rosli also said:-
“Since the last GE a lot of racial issues were exploited by the chinese educationist group and the DAP and ... article 153 of the constitution became a target. So because perkasa is defending the constitution i do not understand why we are against Perkasa. Is it not the duty of the people and rakyat to defend the constitution ...”

Yes, this is the very dilemma faced by the rabid racist anti-Malays. Deep down they know the indefensibility of their stance against Perkasa. Hence, true to their Communist forebearers’ style, they resort to name-calling and mind-bending propaganda by labeling Perkasa as racist(!) and instigating fellow anti-Melayus to join in their anti-Perkasa/Melayu chorus.

Rosli added:-
“… the so call 'liberal Malays' should look inside themselves and reexamine their priorities, least its will be to late.”

Aaah, the “liberal Malays.” These mutants deserve a DN post by themselves. Stay tuned.

Rosli said:-
“… I am aslo puzzle why the chinese communities are harping on equal opportunities, as if they have been denied of all opportunities.”

You see Rosli, “equal opportunities" to them means they have the right to divide the whole economic pie equally among themselves. Dah cukup doesn’t exist in their mindset as they are natural hoarders of excess resources.

KijangMas said...

namitha said:-
“PERKASA and like many other racial based party is racist. I dont think there is any justification than that.”

Interesting statement. Now please define “racist” and demonstrate to us in what way is Perkasa racist. Otherwise, you are nothing more than a purveyor of mischievous hearsay.

Namitha also said:-
“The dialogue that is going on in blogosphere is more like 'which race is more racist than another?'. “

Ok, who do think started this spiral of hate? Why is it so prevalent only after PRU12, when the anti-Melayus gained significant political clout? How come this “'which race is more racist than another’” syndrome did not swell-up at times when the Malays were more united and politically powerful, like in TDM’s years? Can you see the correlation between the rise of the anti-Malays and racism?

Namitha added:-
“Im sorry, but your wonderful blog do contribute to this issue as well. I love reading your blog because of your logical argument, however for an intelligent person like you, i believe your words can be used to spin out better ideas and sane explanation to Malaysians, regardless of races.”

Yes, I could have expended my precious time to write poetry; to narrate epic accounts of obscure pre-Malacca Malay civilizations of the upper peninsular; to write books on socio-economic development prescriptions for Malaysia; to formulate a socio-political roadmap towards the formation of the real Bangsa Malaysia ... to stop global warming, to end world hunger, to rescue the endangered sourpuss blackass Bentong tarsier, ... ad nauseam.

BUT ... I cannot do those things ... yet. I must first do my part in rebutting the malicious lies and treasonous deceptions of the rabid racist anti-Melayus and push for their ultimate extinction from our Tanah Air. This neo-schweinvirus, and their Malay Apologist vectors, must at least be pacified before we can focus on the real task of nationbuilding. You cannot plant your vegetables and fruit trees until the lalangs and thorny weeds are first removed from your land. Same in the context of nationbuilding.

KijangMas said...

Nazri "MikhQail" said:-
“It's good to see some NGOs like PERKASA making up for what UMNO and PAS are lacking...”

Perkasa and other patriotic NGOs will continue to backfill the political void created by a clueless UMNO and a spiritually-bankrupt PAS.

Nazri added:-
“… and even more relieving if there were more and more chinese and indians like Sheahnee. I believe a lot more can be achieved by this country economically and spiritually if many of them would have shed their "immigrant mentality" sincerely, whose once forefathers came to these lands for spoils, wealth and riches.”

Absolutely. We have all wasted so much time fighting over RACE and IDENTITY and RIGHTS and Who’s-the-baddest-SOB over the past half century. My own guesstimate is that our nation has achieved only 60% of her potential – in all sectors, from the economy to sports – due to this never ending internal conflict over race and identity. And as long as a third of the populace –- arguably the more productive third -– couldn’t come to grips on their purpose and place on Malaysian soil, this country will continue to underachieve and play catch-up with other less naturally-endowed but more socially cohesive nations.

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Nzain said:-
“It is true that the actions of SOME of the non malays (and liberal malays) are creating tensions and unease for the other peaceful loving chinese and indian citizens but you guys can do something about it ... say something to your own people and get them to stop. Do something. Reprimand. Write letters. Complain. Make police reports. Shout scream yell for them to stop.”

The moderate Chinese voice (sounds oxymoronic, isn’t it?) has long been drowned away by the rabid racist extremists of their community. Look at the attitude of the Chinese to the certified maladjusted racist, Namewee. Instead of disassociating themselves from or reprimanding this little pigturd, these people incredibly hailed the pigturd as some kind of hero, with rally sessions, fan clubs and support groups. More Namewees are sure to appear, as shown by mind numbing racist remarks by SJKC adolescents on Facebook, etc.

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Aku said:-
“… for the Scretary General of UMNO to have used those words on Perkasa which merely wants to protect Malay rights and promote Malay interests, he and co. must have gone overboard. This kind is certainly not the material Malays want to represent them in the Government. If Najib continues to carry this kind of baggage, more Malay votes would distance themselves from UMNO and BN.”

The only consolation for Najib and UMNO is that the Malays can only chose between UMNO, PAS and perhaps PKR, hence caught in a lesser of two/three evils dilemma …. unless, of course, Perkasa fields its own candidates in PRU13. But of course a Perkasa candidate may become “spoilers” and split the Malay vote in many seats and hand victory to a few more Loh Gwo Burne types.

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

This Perkasaphobia exists among the Chinese even in the small towns and the kampongs. I personally spoke to two of them very recently. One was a rubber smallholder and another the owner of a hardware shop located at a junction of two of the old national roads.

Where it makes them realise that the Malays cannot take things lying down, it's good. The call for the abolition of the 30% Bumi equity target be abolished is being extremist. They must be stopped. Some Malays have been reacting by asking their citizenship right be also abolished.

Those two I spoke to both read only the Chinese newspapers. One appears to support DAP, including the call for bloody communist terrorist Chin Peng be allowed to enter Malaysia, the other was reluctant to indicate his political party inclination.

The usual lines came out: no sama rata, difficulties to get this, to get that, unlike the Bumis. Of course they do not know history, do not think about what the Chinese as a community have already got, that what big towkays got they didn't get and therefore want to get. The vernacular papers have done quite a lot in shaping their thinking. Wonder what Rais Yatim, Bernama etc are doing to get balanced views across.

I read the Kempen SSS blog which often picks out articles from the Chinese papers and discusses them. But the Ministry of Information should really do more. They have all the resources, the vehicles and and the manpower. They have control and influence over the news media, don't they? They can work with Menteri Amaran Dalam Negeri who holds power over the annually renewable printing licenses.

Abu.

KijangMas said...

msleepyhead said:-
“ Too bad Perkasa didn't mention anything about memperkasakan ekonomi dan taraf hidup orang Melayu dan kaum bumiputera yang seterusnya membawa kepada pemerkasaan ekonomi negara.”

Yeah, Perkasa must also focus on the uplifting of the Malay economic base. Ultimately, economic power and human capital productivity (catalysts of sustainable political and military strength) will determine the long-term fate of a race.

msleepyhead added:-
“Indirectly or directly, they are just saying that UMNO and the royal institutions are not doing their jobs, so they have to come in and take over.”

That is self evident. This is grassroots Malay empowerment, of self-help and non-dependency on Big Brother political assistance. Perhaps it is good that UMNO and the formal institutions have shirked their stated duties towards the Malay masses. The Malays are being weaned from this socio-political “insurance” and are returning to their ancestral roots as the marauding corsairs of the Samudra and infallible perwiras of their own tanah air. In a nutshell, the combination of unbridled anti-Malay zealotry and the lack of “protection” from the political and Constitutional institutions are re-synthesizing the Malays back into their historical martial self.

More msleepyhead:-
“… most of the people are still skirting the main issue, which is how to get this country out of the current state it is in ... it's just the same you blame me and I blame you while the ship continues to sink. and we continue commenting over and over the same stuff.”

Agree. And the ship will continue to sink while we are stuck in this perpetual blame game and cyber-posturing … that is until this Gordian Knot is cut decisively by a new team of patriots with the political will to institute painful social reforms. Whether we like it or not, this over-democratic every-fool-and-his-pet-cow-has-a-say circus must end and some form of strong suasion would be necessary if we are to create a unified, cohesive and patriotic Bangsa Malaysia unified in language, self-image and general outlook.

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Naif said:-
"... what's more important is that no matter where your position are in the political compass,... I CAN'T SEE HOW YOU CAN DISAGREE with having 1 school for all ... and the importance of an entrenched common national language, Bahasa Malaysia which should be internalised, absorbed and mastered by every single Malaysian. And neither of these 2 things should be compromised, argued or debated as they provide a solid foundation for any nation."

See folks, young Naif makes the most sense here. No one can argue with his points.

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Anonymous (Sept 22, 2010 9:31 PM) said:-
"When you come to other people's house, follow that house's rule. Not trying to make the host country like your ancestor country."

But the problem is that these people think the host's house is now their house and they now set the house rules.

KijangMas said...

sheahnee said:-
“What we see among many Chinese today – our perceived intolerance, our kiasuness, our ‘power craziness’ is actually a result of our insecurity about where we stand in this country today. When we are labeled ‘pendatang’, and told to take a tongkang and ‘go home’, we feel threatened and unsafe.”

You see, Chinese Malaysians are labeled “pendatang” in reaction to your insistence on acting, looking and sounding alien to the rest. I'm sure we've all crossed paths with groups of rude and rowdy Mandarin/Cantonese speaking Chinese in public places, totally alien from the rest of the crowd and with no indication they are even Malaysians. These pockets of alien beings stick out like a sore thumb in public, often attracting derisive stares and whispers from irate Malays. Even the immigrant menial labourers and transient foreign tourists often meshed better with the Malaysian (meaning Malay-flavoured) crowd than these SJKC-produced we-are-ultra-hyper-Chinese hordes.

sheahnee added:-
“I will admit now that the Chinese’ ignorance of the Malays is a major cause of why many Chinese cannot understand the anger of the Malays … When Teresa Kok supported a residents’ petition to lower the volume of the Azan, I also think she acted out of ignorance … As a Chinese myself, I too didn’t understand many customs and sensitivities until I befriended and later married a Malay … “

This is inexcusable. In fact, I find this mind boggling. How can a 23% minority, after 4-5 generations here, plead ignorance of the socio-cultural norms of the Malays who form the demographic backbone of this land called Malaysia? Imagine a German-born ethnic-Turk proclaiming his/her ignorance of German language and culture? Or ethnic-Koreans in Japan being ignorant of Japanese culture and adat? Or the millions of Americans born of foreign parent(s) (including Pres. Obama) being ignorant of American values and way of life?

No way. These descendants of immigrants in those nations would never plead ignorance of the mainstream socio-cultural milieu. BUT why is it different among the descendants of Chinese and Indian immigrants in Malaysia? Why? I think you know the answer. Yes, vernacular schools are a good start.

More sheahnee:-
"I find it particularly disheartening when I am among Chinese-educated people and I cannot mix with them because they are all speaking Mandarin. And when I speak to them in Malay or English, they look at me as if I'm either a fool or a traitor to my race."

Now, this about encapsulates the entire hypothesis.

SJKC = self-alienisation = national disunity.

DN rests its case.


sheahnee reasoned:-
"... do we blame the vernacular schools and those that champion them? Or do we blame the product? I see this as a vicious cycle which may not end until we can adopt One School System for All."

Yup, the main culprits are creatures such as Teeny Weeny Ah Siong, the self-proclaimed Minister of Chinese Vernacular Education in Najib's 1 Malaysia cabinet. This chubby crybaby slimeball is the country's single-most destructive socio-virus. Go read my main bro satD's piece here.

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nono said:-
"They cannot be propagating a life of exclusivity and seclusion by insisting on talking Chinese in public and at formal occasions, sending their children to schools with Mandarin ... as the medium of instruction, ... hardly mixing with the others ... Yet these ... fellows ... shout about being Malaysian first, criticized the DPM for saying Malay first. What the bloody hell are they talking and doing?"

Yes, this is the very confusion and logic dichotomy these people cannot reconcile with their inner beings and which gave rise to the self-inflicted hyper-alienation that they themselves cannot solve.

Naif said...

I know I will piss some people off here by what I'm about to say next; perhaps we should concede to having English as medium of instruction with a strong emphasis on Malay and not the other way around. Note that I'm not saying that we do away with Bahasa altogether.

Why i say this? Because what pisses me off most is the fact that officials responsible for promulgating BM at the expense of English were themselves products of mission schools, elite english speaking collges and english speaking varsities. In fact all of Malaysia's past PMs received english school and varsity education. The movers and shakers today if they were honest with themselves attribute their success to a solid education grounded in English.I myself have witness how badly my alma matter the VI have detoriated from its older days (ever since they started imposing Malay as medium)

Deny your children an education in English at your own peril.

And lets be honest with ourselves, unless national schools buck up on their performance, SJKCs will always be the prefered choice for parents to send their kids.

When will Malaysians (politicians mostly) ever realise that in order to improve our education system, the effort shouldnt be put into giving away free computer labs, and its not how small our class sizes are, or how much hi tech wizardry we have in the classroom, or how often we test students, or when start schooling them or what syllabus we employ but by simply getting BETTER teachers, period. This simple fact seems to escape every Minister of education, with all the ceramah every year about how we value the contribution of our "cikgus" the honest truth is that they spend way more time on never ending "kursus" than in the classrooms.

The solution? simple, standards of teaching and administration at state schools must be raised and rewarding them with high prestige and higher wages REGARDLESS of race or gender.

At the end of the day do we want to focus more of our energy towards assimilating the non-malays or do we want to make the Malay race great by mastering English?

I'm lost. This is just my 2 cents worth, pls feel free to disagree. No name calling pls.

Wallahuallam.

Anonymous said...

Naif,

I agree with your views on many occasions but on this comment I disagree with some of your points.

I am one of those who studied with English as the medium of instruction right to university. But the Constitution is the highest authority in the country and it states Bahasa Malaysia is the National Language, it has become the official language and there's no two-ways about it.

English can be studied the way it is now and can be the second language as it is an international language, spoken practically all over the world.

There's nothing wrong about "officials responsible for promulgating BM at the expense of English were themselves products of mission schools, elite english speaking collges and english speaking varsities". Or that "past PMs received english school and varsity education".

What is wrong is perhaps their political stand. Not showing the political will to resolve the old problem of vernacular schools, running after votes. To the extent that people have spoken about judicial review or taking the matter to the Courts. I believe the matter is being studied by the Kempen SSS people - the locus standi, the kind of legal representation etc.

Your alma matter the VI having "detoriated from its older days (ever since they started imposing Malay as medium)" cannot be blamed solely on BM as the medium of instruction. The role of the teachers, how good their training in English was, even how good their own English was also play a part. There are so-called English language lecturers at certain universities who do not have a good command of English, not even correct grammar, right to this very day. Like computers they say, garbage in, garbage out, as far as the products of those institutions are concerned.

But the fault, dear sir, lies not in BM as the medium of instruction in schools or universities. The officials in charge of English language teacher training, maybe.

Similarly, while Sekolah Kebangsaan must always strive for improvement, the weaknesses at SKs must not be used as an excuse for the perpetuation of SJKCs. Some even say they like the rote system of learning at SJKCs, the repetitive method of teaching, which others say is parroting and may be robot-like, not necessarily producing sound-thinking individuals.

I agree with you fully on the need to always have "BETTER teachers" and that the Ministry of Education must always strive to produce properly trained and dedicated teachers.

Mastering English does not make a person or a race great. What that person does with the knowledge of English is important. Right now the important thing is to get everybody respect, abide by and live with the Constitution fully.

You see, as has been said a lot here, in the Kempen SSS blog and elsewhere, the Constitution is all supreme. It is the highest set of laws, the foundation stone and the backbone of the country. Without the Constitution we are just bands of people living with the laws of the jungle where the fittest will survive and become fitter, richer, stronger and woe betide the weak, those left far behind economically and educationally by British colonial rule and so on.

Therefore we must abide by the constitutional provision on Bahasa Malaysia, on the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumis of Sabah and Sarawak, the affirmative action to bridge the huge gap in the economic and educational advancement between the minority Chinese and the majority Malays and Bumis.

I hope you get a clearer idea of the situation and do state any other doubts you have here or in the Kempen SSS blog so that you and the SSS promoters, who are all members of the Demi Negara community, can have a continuous dialogue for the benefit of other readers as well.

sepadu.

msleepyhead said...

Naif's comments and sepadu's reply appears to have reopened our case file on education. While we await the lawsuit that appears to be the only avenue for the SSS to be taken seriously, here are some takes on the issues with the current national education system.

1. The Malays, without an established education system had to rely on the British one pre-Merdeka and adopted it post-Merdeka. But in trying to inject a Malay flavor, as KM puts it, into the national schools, resulted in the Malay-ization and Islamization of national schools, e.g. removal of crosses at missionary schools, jawi signage that not everyone can read, Islamic verses murals, closure of school canteen during ramadan. The effect - the Other Malaysians are less and less comfortable with it.

2. Although, national schools in the 80s were a good mixing ground for children of all races, the co-existence of Sek Asrama, MRSM, matriculation system (and I'm not begrudging the Special Positions here), even in the 90s, give the impression that national schools are somehow 'lacking something' to the extent that some Malay students have to be sent out of national schools.

3. In relation to 1, Chinese schools are made for Chinese by the Chinese. So it suits their educational needs like a bespoke suit.

4. Divide and rule policy of the political parties rely on the need for a strong racial identity of its supporters, without Chinese schools, MCA would be moot because the Chinese would be Malaysianized in national schools and hence shed some of their motherland China centric views as rightly pointed out by Sheahnee (September 20, 2010 5:59 PM). Same goes for MIC.

To call for an end to vernacular schools would start the demise of these racial parties and it is no surprise, when one's position is threatened, they will go all out to 'defend' it, just like MCA in its recent annual assembly and Perkasa.

On the issue of language I would have to agree with sepadu. While Naif is pragmatic, it appears that we must do the necessary outside school for our children when it comes to English, as we are saying for Mandarin and Tamil. This means families providing the right ecosystem and those that understand the importance of education will continue to have the upper-hand.

At the end of the day, as evident now and as it will be in the future, the Malays will be the ones running the country from food producers, to civil servants, policemen, firemen, defense, judiciary, education, construction, economy, etc. I don't see how assimilation of some form will not happen.

Two worries for me,
- the national education system (primary to tertiary) that will provide the manpower to feed the above mentioned sectors is last century's relic.
- the continuous influx of foreign labor will continue to impede improvement in living standards and stagnate wages for the average Malaysians.

msleepyhead said...

Naif's comments and sepadu's reply appears to have reopened our case file on education. While we await the lawsuit that appears to be the only avenue for the SSS to be taken seriously, here are some takes on the issues with the current national education system.

1. The Malays, without an established education system had to rely on the British one pre-Merdeka and adopted it post-Merdeka. But in trying to inject a Malay flavor, as KM puts it, into the national schools, resulted in the Malay-ization and Islamization of national schools, e.g. removal of crosses at missionary schools, jawi signage that not everyone can read, Islamic verses murals, closure of school canteen during ramadan. The effect - the Other Malaysians are less and less comfortable with it.

2. Although, national schools in the 80s were a good mixing ground for children of all races, the co-existence of Sek Asrama, MRSM, matriculation system (and I'm not begrudging the Special Positions here), even in the 90s, give the impression that national schools are somehow 'lacking something' to the extent that some Malay students have to be sent out of national schools.

3. In relation to 1, Chinese schools are made for Chinese by the Chinese. So it suits their educational needs like a bespoke suit.

4. Divide and rule policy of the political parties rely on the need for a strong racial identity of its supporters, without Chinese schools, MCA would be moot because the Chinese would be Malaysianized in national schools and hence shed some of their motherland China centric views as rightly pointed out by Sheahnee (September 20, 2010 5:59 PM). Same goes for MIC.

To call for an end to vernacular schools would start the demise of these racial parties and it is no surprise, when one's position is threatened, they will go all out to 'defend' it, just like MCA in its recent annual assembly and Perkasa.

On the issue of language I would have to agree with sepadu. While Naif is pragmatic, it appears that we must do the necessary outside school for our children when it comes to English, as we are saying for Mandarin and Tamil.

This means families providing the right ecosystem and those that understand the importance of education will continue to have the upper-hand.

Naif said...

Sepadu,

Thank you so much for the reply, I truly appreciate it. Lets agree to disagree shall we? Let me first begin though by saying that I am totally againts vernacular schools. I've always hold the view that if the survival and prosperity of Malaysia is our objective then the eradication of communal polarisation is paramount and it begins in schools.

That being said however, the overwhelming demand for english cannot be overstated. It is not just in big business, it comes from all levels of society, parents, teachers, undergraduates, small enterprises and in a covert way, from the civil service itself. The sheer mountain of poetry, drama, political science, history, philosophy, jurisprudence and popular culture in English dwarfs the materials available in Bahasa Melayu just as Mount Everest dwarfs Gunung Tahan.

You yourself admitted to having english education right up to the tertiary level. In the current state Malays with little or no facility in English are still as limited in their employability in the private sector.You have benefited well from the older policy, are you now willing to deny and stifule future generation of Malays especially from the rural areas of their employability and economic competetiveness in the name of "bahasa jiwa bangsa"?

I cant see why we cant have both, by that i mean fluency in both English and Malay. As research tells, we are most receptive to language learning at a young age. Essentialy and idealistically I would rather have Malaysians master 2 languages, Malay and English, respectively. Everything else should be elective. But I know this would be political suicide for anybody.

The best way to enhance the status of the Malay language is to ensure that Malays are fluently bilingual. Were that to happen, fluency in English will lose its competitive edge, to be replaced by those fluent in both languages.

Perhaps one solution would be to have English schools in the rural areas. There would be little risk of these pupils losing their malay language skills as the language is widely used at home and in the community. These schools should admit only children whose mother tounge is Malay or who habitually speak Malay at home. Others would be admitted only if they are already fluent in Malay. That would be an incentive for non Malays to have their education learn Malay so as to enable them to enter these schools.

The exclusion of the state role in schools is nothing new. The UK is similarly trying to do same thing, by giving free reins to parents to run schools.

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

It's utter craziness. Unthinking, wanton selfishness, greed of the extreme kind. How can they, being the community with tremendous wealth and having control over practically all aspects of the economy, ask for the abolition of the 30% Bumi equity target?

No wonder there has been such reaction as to ask for the abolition of the citizenship right of those concerned as a tit for tat.

They keep talking about paying the highest amount of tax. That's not true. Someone has pointed out that according to the Treasury / Inland Revenue figures, the Chinese pay only about 30% tax, the GLCs pay 40%, the Malays and the others including foreigners pay 30%.

They must also remember that the tax they pay also goes towards building and improving the infrastructure for economic development and for business facilities that are being used mainly by them because they are the biggest number doing business in the country.

I feel it's not enough for Chua Soi Lek to just be called to the Police Station to give a statement. He should be charged in court under the Sedition Act. Asking for the abolishment of the 30% Bumi equity is certainly seditious. The Sedition Act Section 3(e) and 3(f) are very clear on this.

Najib should give indications on this course of action. The authorities need to be guided as to his preferences. One may not hope for "Menteri Amaran" to do so. He may also be awaiting indications or may have read Najib's unwillingness to do so on grounds of political expediency as general elections may not be far away.

But if allowed to go on unabated, the attempts to encroach on Bumiputera housing discount, followed by the call for the 30% equity abolishment, which have already led to calls for citizenship abolishment, may lead to dire consequences.

Perwira.

kuman di seberang laut said...

Salam,

I'd like to comment on the debate of BM vs English medium national schools. I think the importance of English is over-rated in Malaysia; why else these constant calls for English-medium national schools? I've worked overseas for a number of years alongside European and Asian colleagues. Most of them are lousy English speakers, but when they voice out their ideas, people listen. It's not how perfect your English that matters, but it's the quality of the ideas which you want to convey and your ability to deliver in a competitive job market. The native English speakers too don't expect their non-English speaking colleagues to speak the Queen's English. They'll appreciate the fact that you can speak their language. I think as long as you know the basic grammatical rules and you've got a decent amount of vocabs under your belt, then you're good to go to roam the world. Don't have to put that fake western accent to impress anybody, like this piece of cibai here. And even if we do adopt an English-medium education policy, I don't expect the SJKCs to cease to exist. Who are we kidding here? They'll just come up with new excuses to keep the vernacular schools, like perhaps, the SK teacher's English is not as good as their Manglish. Fed up lah with these people.

Anonymous said...

Kuman,

The woman in the video, is just despicable. She's lucky the police didn't beat the crap out of her. Man if I were the police I'd break her cell phone and sim card into two pieces, it's not like anyone would know. Maybe the police officers didn't go gung-ho on her cause she was hot. Haha. We can't see her face though (big assumption right here), but being such a bitch sure is a turn off.

I disagree with you on the English communication. It depends on what field you are in. Sure if you are an engineer or have some kind of job where you sit at a desk and don't meet clients, your English doesn't have to be brushed up. But if you have to communicate with clients, or amend reports on a constant basis it would be hard not mastering English.

English has it's importance, but so does BM. In the aspect of national unity I think BM plays a bigger role.

Adam

Anonymous said...

I'm delighted to see the responses on the subject raised by Naif here. I'll respond to Naif first as he was the originator of the discussion.

Kuman has a good point in not over-rating the importance of English and speaks from experience in an international corporate arena. Adam clarifies it by saying that in the technical field which does not involve a lot of report writing, mastery of the English language may not be crucial. I have personally come across a SRJKC product, claiming to have qualified in Engineering in Australia, whose English was atrocious and had to depend on others to write reports and recommendations for him. Needless to say, he had a change in places of employment 1-2 times during the period I knew him.

The importance of English is undeniable. We have yet to, but will surely one day, be embarking on a policy of promoting science and technology to the point of producing our own rockets and sending satellites to outer space. Knowledge on that is largely in English. Many of the famous scientists and technologists were and still are English-speaking and scientific and technological writings are in that language. A good knowledge of English enables a person to understand and to communicate that knowledge easier than otherwise.

Employability depends not only on a good knowledge of English but also other factors, including personality, general knowledge and disposition. It's not denying or stifling the prospects of future generation of Malays by wanting Bahasa Malaysia to be the medium of instruction in all schools. English can be studied as a subject.

Emphasize the importance of English as a second language by improving the syllabus and re-training English teachers, send the not good ones back to non-specialist teaching, retain the existing good and dedicated ones to teach proper grammar, etc and be really selective in future recruitment of Specialist English Language teachers. The responsibility lies in the policy makers and policy implementors - the Ministry of Education.

School children must be instilled with the importance of English as a second language. The responsibility lies with the parents and the children. Overall, also with the Government. Those choosing Mandarin is their choice so long as it is studied as an elective subject and Mandarin is not the medium of instruction.

But those who want to widen the prospects of their children's employment and careers must drum into the minds of their children the importance of reading English, not just playing games, on their computers. And the importance of practising, speaking the language. Schools can have English Language clubs where pupils speak nothing else but English during Club sessions.

sepadu

(Continued in Part 2)

Anonymous said...

(Part 2)

The problem is those in the rural areas do not know sufficiently how important the English language is to be able to advise, let alone drum into the minds of their children. But having English language schools in the rural areas is, to my mind, not the solution.

They first need to be taught the importance of English to be able to impart that to their children. Such teaching of rural parents can be done through the "soft mass media" - messages put out through entertainment programmes, maybe even thru motivation speakers like Dato Dr Fadhillah Kamsah, but not long stereotyped talks by boring politicians and the like.

I agree with you on having mastery of 2 languages - Bahasa Malaysia and English. But History should be made a compulsory subject as the problems in the country now stem a lot from a lack of knowledge and understanding of the history of this country. The Kempen SSS has been speaking for this since its beginning.

There may be schools in UK run independently. But in Malaysia schools must have Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction and the syllabus must be in conformity with the national education policy. Surely even independent schools in UK would not allow a syllabus that tends to divert the loyalty of pupils to some other countries, unless they are international schools meant for the children of non-citizens.

I'll respond to msleepyhead etc when time permits.

sepadu.

KijangMas said...

Anonymous Sept 23, 2010 9:50 PM said:-
"Actually the vernacular schools' objective was to send the pendatangs back to their country of origin after working as labourers in Malaysia. Once they become citizens, these VS were rendered obsolete and redundant. Proponents of such school system are hankering to go back tongsan, with their loyalties not to Malaysia."

Yes, almost by definition, vernacular schools cannot be a permanent feature in any nation's educational landscape. Otherwise, they wouldn't be called vernacular (antithesis to mainstream) in the first place.

An analogy would be the American, French, German, Japanese, etc. international schools found across the globe to cater to children of diplomats and expats. These schools follow their home country curriculum to ensure smooth transition to the home country school system once the students return home.

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Mat Cendana said:-
"There's an interesting piece relating to this by Tengku Putra Jumat, vice-chief of the Pulai Umno Division in the New Straits Times today (24/9/2010)..."

Salam Mat. Thanks for the link.

UMNO needs more next-gen leaders like TPJ. But I'm not sure if there is sufficient upward mobility in the party to allow meaningful contribution by this generation. A strong infusion of new, younger blood is sorely needed in the party.

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Mat Cendana added:-
"QUOTE [Nurul Izzah]:'the question of Malay special rights should be put to the King and the people of Malaysia.' So, matters and Articles that are clearly stated in the Constitution should be put to "the people of Malaysia"... That means EVERYONE, regardless of race, right? Let's get them to decide what to do with the Malays."

Yes Mat, let's also put the question of citizenship to non-Malays/Borneo Bumiputras to the King and the people of Malaysia. We should submit a 2-in-1 package (a Buy One get One Free deal) and push for the King's and people's approvals for the dissolution of both Malay Special Rights and right to citizenship to non-Malays/Bumis. KM will gladly cast his vote for such a deal, which would reset the social landscape of the old Tanah Melayu back to the era where only Malays and other pribumis are the rakyat of the various rajas.

Mat further said:-
"And since we are having questions put to the people, let's also do something about this one: there was that thing where Umno and the Malays had agreed to relax the conditions for citizenship. As the one above, it WAS such a long time ago. It's now a good time to limit that to only those who were already born at that time. Those who weren't born yet shouldn't be covered by that agreement. So, when will we be having this?"

Precisely. One can argue that it was a one off deal, a goodwill gesture to transient/stateless foreigners unwanted by the departing British and stuck in the new Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1957.

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msleepyhead said:-
"... the only way for Perkasa to be taken seriously ... is to become a formidable, credible collective like DJZ and ACCCIM, representing education and business interests for decades ... OR do a HINDRAF and take legal action against the British for bringing in the immigrants and then leave them behind, after being granted citizenship their descendants are not keen on assimilation ... [or] take to the streets peacefully to hand a petition to the YDP Agong ..."

Interesting options. I'm sure Perkasa will do whatever it takes, including the measures you mentioned, to pursue the cause. The lawsuit against the British govt. would be an intriguing political sideshow.

satD said...

tumpang sikit bro KijangMas

"if the principle of Jus Soli is recommended by the Special Independent Commission, the Alliance will see to it that the Special position of the Malays is protected"

Tunku Abdul Rahman Election Manifesto 1955 "The Road to Independence"

I find that statement strange given the fact that the Special Position has always been enshrined in the previous agreement with the British and more specifically the 1948 Federation agreement clause 19. Apehai pulak pakcik ni put that on the table?

On top of that the biggest concession in the Jus Soli is the retrospective application (for those by way of naturalisation and registration method)not only the minimum residency period was shorted but the basic Language Requirement was also relaxed to accommodate for these stateless aliens.

At the same time the MCA and MIC actually demanded for Vernacular Language to be allowed in the legislatures for a minimum period of 10 years. The MCA actually argued that some potential candidates would be unable to express themselves well in English or Malay in the legislatures and if deprived of the right to speak the vernacular language would be prevented from participating in mainstream politics.

Duh!Bingai nak mampus, cuba tengok sekarang camne depa kat Parliment..nih dah nak masuk 50 tahun lebih...macam sial

Reid himself disagreed when he said "Each sentence would have to be translated it would be difficult for the Speaker of the House to act when a member got out of order"

Mental siut, the more I read about the Constitutional Negotiations, the more I think we seriously kena kencing big time for giving out wayyy too much and for putting too much trust in the Ruling Elites who were more concerned with holding on to power more than anything...

stay tuned folks...I'm doing a deep dive into the 1940's up till Merdeka.....nanti sudah siap gua kasi post kat blog gua

So high fashionista said...

wow i just found out this blog today, another user discussing about the rude lady taking video of police officer

and yes i agree with almost everything you said , and most of the things you posted are the things that i have been telling all this racist chinese online , but apparently their racism is too thick in their hardhead to even discuss reasonably

Anonymous said...

Just to let you guys know:

http://chedet.co.cc/chedetblog/2010/10/human-development-seminar-melb.html

Another amazing article by the Tun.

Adam

Tuah said...

I am just wondering why the Sultan Of Kelantan does not think too highly of Ibrahim Ali?

Really curious as to what Ibrahim did to upset the Sultan for Tuanku to deem him as a penderhaka?

satD said...

Did you know that 9,694,362 ahbengs came to Malaya from 1880 to 1939

Some left, some eventually became citizens......

But their continued self isolation with the perpetual demand to "cultural preservation" will lead this country into the path of ruins......

Should we continue to tolerate this myth?

Wish someone have the courage of Merkel to confront the issue...

But instead we have a clueless idiot

msleepyhead said...

Panas! or Panaih as they say hereabouts.

"When one doesn't speak the language of the country in which one lives, that doesn't serve anyone, neither the person concerned, the country, nor the society."

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

Dato Seri Najib kata diPerhimpunan Agung MCA bahawa pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO sudah bertanya, asyik beri sahaja apa yang kaum Cina minta, adakah faedahnya, adakah responnya. Dia hanya minta MCA respon, "deliver", secepat mungkin. Pada hal nyata diPRK Hulu Selangor dan Sibu, tak ada nampak bukti faedahnya, walau pun janji berjuta juta Ringgit untuk sekolah Cina dsbnya.

Dia kata beri MCA ruang. Ruang untuk mereka mencabar kaum Melayu dengan usul menghapuskan sasaran 30% ekuiti Bumiputera? Itu sudah melampau.

Beri Cina biasiswa RM45,000 seorang, berterusan tiap tahun. Pada hal Cina sudah begitu banyak wang hinggakan UTAR tolak RM30 juta yang seorang jutawan Cina mahu beri. Apa hal nak mengarut ni, beri biasiswa kapada mereka yang begitu banyak jutawan, malah banyak "billionwan" yang menderma kapada yang kurang kemampuan berlajar tinggi?

Mereka dah banyak kaya raya, menguasai ekonomi negara. Sepatutnya menyokong rancangan tindakan affirmatif bagi mengurangkan jurang perbezaan sekonomi dan pelajaran diantara Melayu dan Cina. Tetapi siChua Soi Lek dan gerombolannya mahukan sasaran 30% ekuiti Bumiputera dihapuskan. Marah pulak bila Melayu bereaksi, meminta hak kerakyatan mereka dihapuskan.

Bukankah mereka mulakan menghasut, menarik timbal balas yang juga menghasut? Bukankah itu tidak baik bagi kesejahteraan negara? Malahan, bukankah tindakan Chua dan MCA itu tidak bertanggung jawab?

Mengapa Najib tidak ambil tindakan supaya beberapa dari mereka dibawa keMahkamah? Ini perlu bagi menentukan yang lain tidak mengikut dengan tingkah laku dan kata kata menghasut itu.

DAP Tony Pua telah memulakan tindakan itu kali ini, dengan coba menyentuh diskaun perumahan Bumiputera. Dia juga perlu diambil tindakan Mahkamah bagi menghindar atau "deter" yang lain, seperti MCA yang nampaknya telah mengikut tindakannya.

Idris.

Anonymous said...

In Germany, the German Chancellor admits that multiculturalism does not work. She openly declares this in her speech. This is somewhat true.

In Malaysia, multiculturalism is still promoted by our PM even though anti-Malays, kiasu, anti-Islam, chauvinist Chinese etc are on rise.

Read here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1321277/Multiculturalism-Germany-utterly-failed-claims-Chancellor-Angela-Merkel.html

Salam,
Tengku A

Kenn said...

Airmata Rakyat & Najib's Menara Babil

Baru dan yang LAGI TERBARU dari Najib

and finally:-

Pure Shiite's piece : A blow to Najib's Unity In Diversity

KijangMas said...

Tengku A said:-
"... the German Chancellor admits that multiculturalism does not work. She openly declares this in her speech ... In Malaysia, multiculturalism is still promoted by our PM even though anti-Malays, kiasu, anti-Islam, chauvinist Chinese etc are on rise."

Salam Tengku A, Msleepyhead, Bro satD and everyone.

Well, I've been echoing Mdm. Merkel's sentiment (in the Malaysian context) here in DN for the past couple of years and elsewhere for the past decade.

If PM Najib had took the time to understand the DN Community's thoughts and push for the creation of the true Anak Bangsa Malaysia via the prescriptions mentioned here, he wouldn't have wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayers' ringgits to promote his fuzzy CONsultant scam-derived 1 Malaysia fairytale.

Multiculturalism has failed big time in Quebec province, Canada; in Sri Lanka; in old Yugoslavia; in the old USSR; in Fiji; in Rwanda ... and is fast failing under the weight of its own ludicrousness in Germany, Belgium and most of Western Europe.

There really is no historical or sociologically precedent and no anthropological logic to support the long-term tenability of multiculturalism, more so the extreme Malaysian variety made complex by mutually-alienised educational, linguistic and socio-cultural realms.

I don't know whether PM Najib would or could snap out of his 1 Malaysia multi-everything pipe dream, BUT the longer he indulges in this fantasy, the more difficult and costly it would be for this nation to unravel the plot and dilute the thick hyper-racist toxic sludge currently engulfing our social order.

Anonymous said...

Kesimpulan dari semua komentar yang ditulis diatas, sokongan dari Orang Melayu terhadap parti-parti Orang Melayu boleh dibahagikan saperti berikut;

UMNO - 40%
PAS - 30%
PKR - 20%
Perkasa - 5%
Lain-Lain - 5%

Perkasa - Jaguh Orang Melayu??

Orang Biasa

Omong said...

Here's an interesting article taken from marahku

Sin Chew: Many Chinese here more loyal to China than Malaysia
I didn't say it....just read the article written by SinChew's editor....

A blasphemy to world peace

Opinion 2010-10-14 19:02

By TAY TIAN YAN
Translated by DOMINIC LOH

Chinese Malaysians are funny.

If you criticise the Malaysian government, everyone will be elated, saying that you are right, just and courageous.

But if you criticise the Chinese government, you will be slammed as wrongful, ignorant and jeopardising.

I made the above conclusion from my own experiences.

Read the rest at http://marahku.blogspot.com/

Kenn said...

Take a break! Read a definition about a "Pendatang"-

Caesarean section - a district in Rome.(discovered by a Lost Pendatang, when looking for the meaning of jus soli)

Read more here:-
KaBel In My Mind

he..he..he..

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey KM, I'm a wee bit worry about your mate KENN here. According to Unker's dicksionary, he's best described as;

SELF-DECEPTION: Faking an organism during masturbation.

This one for satD;

APEX: The female of the gorilla species :)

hehehe jangan marah horr...kekeke

KijangMas said...

Wau-lau-eh Unker, a banker friend from Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasso told me recently that an asset is a small donkey.

And I was told Rais Yatim once thought broadband meant an all-female rock group.

Now, back to hantaming perverts and pendatangs and such ...

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

Berduyun duyun Melayu pergi kePWTC bukan sahaja mahu melihat tetapi juga mahu "bersama" dengan UMNO diPerhimpunan Agung Tahunan. Tidak menjadi Ahli Perwakilan pun, mengeluarkan wang kocek sendiri, naik bas beratus kilometer. Tidak dijemput makan bersama Perwakilan pun, membeli nasi bungkus RM4, makan berselerak - betul betul berselerak, bukan konsep "buffet". Tidak ada kerusi selesa, tapi duduk bersila atau berselimput diatas lantai. Tua dan muda. Dari kampong dan alam maya.

Ada yang umur 70an dan 80an. Ada yang menceritakan pahit maung hidup, tapi masih bersemangat, sejak muda dahulu meninggalkan kerja memotong getah, menyabit sawit dsbnya, keluar kebandar mahu mendengar ucapan pemimpin pemimpin UMNO. UMNO kapada mereka Melayu, Melayu kapada mereka UMNO.

Mereka tidak berpelajaran tinggi, tidak sedar atau hiraukan pertukaran, tidak tahukan perjuangan UMNO kekadang telah diselewengkan. Tidak faham mengapa Melayu telah berpecah. Tidak tahu mengapa Perkasa beberapa kali mengadakan perhimpunan, tidak fahamkan yang ada ahli dan pemimpin UMNO memaki hamun Perkasa yang mahu pertahankan hak dan kepentingan Melayu bila UMNO nampak mengabaikannya, DEB tidak kelihatan didalam MEB, contohnya.

Mereka tidak tahu atau terdaya membuat apa bila diberi tahu ada pihak yang mahukan sasaran 30% ekuiti Bumiputera dibubarkan. Mereka hanya percayakan dan mengaharpkan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO menjaga, mempertahankan dan memajukan kepenting mereka dan anak cucu mereka. Apakah pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO sekarang sedar dan betul betul peka kapada keadaan, hasrat dan harapan mereka?

Baguslah DS Najib memberi penerangan sepenuhnya bahawa hak dan kepentingan Melayu diPerkara 153 Kedudukan Istimewa Melayu tidak boleh dibubar walau bagaimana pun. Tetapi sedih dia tidak menyatakan dengan tegas bahawa perkara-perkara sensitif didalam Perlembagaan tidak boleh diungkit langsung, malahan tidak boleh dibincang. Bila ditanya selepas tamat Perhimpunan, dia pulak mengatakan "jika diso'al pun, itu akan hanya menjadi akademik". Dia sepatutnya menjawab, "tidak boleh dibincang" dengan tidak menambah kata kata lain.

Ini menyebabkan keraguan yang boleh memberi kesempatan kapada yang jahat dan tidak bertanggungjawab mengungkit lagi perkara-perkara sensitif itu. Dia tidak perlu mengatakan bahawa ungkitan sebegitu akan dikaji sama ada menghasut atau "seditious". Akta hasutan amat luas. Kata kata yang menyakit hati bangsa lain nyata "seditious". Mahukan sasaran 30% ekuiti Bumiputera dibubarkan nyata "seditious". Kedudukan Istimewa Melayu nyata tersenarai dalam Akta Hasutan.

Walau pun Perhimpunan Agung itu telah selesai, marilah kita terus meminta Najib mengambil tindakan yang tegas membendong kelakuan jahat menyentuh hak dan kepentingan Melayu. Seperti mahu merombak diskaun perumahan Bumiputera dan mahu sasaran ekuiti Bumiputera dimansuhkan. Tidak akan ada persaingan jika tidak ada "level playing field". Tidak akan aman dan damai berterusan jika yang kaya raya dan banyak dibidang professional iri hati, dengki dan mahu menyentuh hak dan kepentingan kaum majoriti yang ketinggalan dek 80 tahun pemerintahan penjajah British.

Maju.

Kenn said...

Unker Tommy,

Maybe this one qualifies to be in Unker's dicksionary as:-

DECEPTION-SELF: A real organism reached by fake masturbation?

hehehehe... wee bit is quite ok Unker, but don't worry too much. You've got many makciks for SELF-DECEPTION.. heheheehe

Kenn said...

A comparison between typical Ah Beng and Danny Wong.

(Or is this another of those of "Self-deception", Unker? hehehehe..)

msleepyhead said...

KM,

Please hentam these greedy pendatangs who are at it again, not content with controlling the economy of the country,

1. they are selling items to innocent local councils at hiked up prices.
http://bit.ly/aH67MA

2. asking their kids to apply for the Government’s free meals programme for poor students, even when they are already filthy rich.
http://bit.ly/cO6UQq

3. getting the contract to supply food and then cheating poor kids from getting proper meals and shortchanging the government’s money.
http://bit.ly/aZ9m4k

4. taking PTPTN money without signing any agreement even after the PTPTN gave it to them.
http://bit.ly/93kTRS

5. shortchanging the government again and build a crappy hospital for the ATM.
http://bit.ly/bmNxLg

We got to stop these pendatangs from further ruining the country.

kuman di seberang laut said...

Salam,

Cibai strikes again, this time masquerading as a history expert in response to the proposition to make History a compulsory pass subject in SPM. Note her subtle, subliminal message insinuating what a bad idea it is here. And in the middle of it you get this crap:-

”Some quarters, for instance, have taken exception to the Chinese clans, the Ghee Hin and Hai San, which played so pivotal a role in the advent of colonial administration in the Malay states, being described as kongsi gelap or secret societies.”

Well I guess to these quarters, Chin Peng is a freedom fighter, MPAJA is a band of liberators and Kua Kia Soong is a real historian.

antusiri said...

Well I did scan through previous forum in this KM's blog..

msleepyhead is quite a regular here and I find his or her comments are indeed interesting...

msleepyhead is also moving? from left to right? from this to that? Or is it just my imagination?

I can't really pin my finger on to which : - Should KM really hentam the PENDATANGS or should KM hentam the Bentong Council? People in the MOE? Education Department? PTPTN? or Arm Forces/MOH?

Whatever it is, is good msleepyhead highlights things that almost everybody is staring at - The Auditor's General Report (hehehe.. which seem scandals after scandals each year with no end.. is there anybody there doing something about this "routine" highlights of Auditor's General Report year after year?)

It is even NICER that way mspleepyhead put it!! hmmm.... cloak and dagger mystery?

Thing is another interesting character, Kenn, are you "SELF-DECEPTION: Faking an organism during masturbation.- (Unker Tommy)" again, HERE?

hehehehhe...!!

RIDE ON!!!

Anonymous said...

KijangMas,

Not being a politician or of the shrewd and exploitative kind, I'm a bit late in writing this out here - a part of our Kempen SSS has been achieved, i.e the decision about History being made a compulsory subject in schools, which we have spoken for since over a year ago.

I think the DN Community can claim credit for having made that suggestion long ago, although the DPM / MOE appeared to have made the decision in response to the calls made by delegates and announced it at at the end of the UMNO Annual General Assembly.

We now have to try and ensure that it will not be hijacked by those who do not wish too much of the past be known by the younger generations, or only those facts of history that serve their own political and other interests be taught to the school children. And that there will be a standard History syllabus for all national and non-national schools in order to imbibe a sense of common values, hopes and aspirations among future generations of Malaysians.

Already, DAP Tony Pua appears to have jumped up trying to pre-empt what he calls the "indoctrination of children" with "narrowly interpreted" explanations of the Constitution. The MCA has also made similar statements, prompting the Deputy Education Minister Dr Fuad Zarkasi to point out that details have not been worked out. The Minister has since announced the formation of a Committee to review the existing teaching of History.

It will be good if we discuss and propose what must be included in the syllabus. 1-2 academics have given their views as published in the Kempen SSS blog.

sepadu.

Naif said...

Salam KM,

Its really quiet around here lately isn't it? Anyways, just want to ask, did u attend the Rally to restore sanity with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert?

I think this country needs a similar rally.

Anonymous said...

I agree that we should discuss and give our views on the subject of History in schools here, in Kempen SSS and elsewhere. Here are mine.

The syllabus should include

1. Ancient History of Malaysia, the origin of the Malays and the Rumpun Melayu, per the book that I have referred to here and elsewhere - "Tamaddun Alam Melayu", by Mohd Arof Ishak, published by the Historical Society of Malaysia, 2009. This includes the kingdom of Langkasuka, the Hindu Kingdoms of Bruas, Bujang Valley etc, based on archaeological findings and other records as shown in the Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Early History, edited by Archaelogist Professor Dato Dr Nik Hassan Shuhaimi.

2. The Intermediate Period, which includes the Srivijaya Empire, which also had been based in Peninsular Malaysia, as recorded by the Chinese Buddhist pilgrim I Xing and others, the Malacca Sultanate up Dutch and British control of Malacca after the Portuguese conquest (noting that the Malay states were not under foreign control until British inervention in 1874), records of Sabah and Sarawak under the rule of the Brunei Sultanate.

3. Modern Malaysian History, beginning from the British trading post in Penang and subsequent British intervention in Perak and the circumstances that led to it.
The "Constitutional Malay" started from the Malays in Malacca embracing Islam en mass, but those embracing Hinduism in the Bujang Valley and during the Srivijaya Empire were also Malays by sociological, linguistic and historical definitions.

We can discuss the objective, the emphasis etc as we go along.

The primary objective must be the creation of a united and cohesive Bangsa Malaysia, as has been the objective of this blog for a long, long time.

Dot.

Anonymous said...

Funny, we are on the topic of Perkasa but not one mention of its chief's Datukship being revoked by the Sultan of his home State.

Why would Tuanku deem him as derhaka?
Tuanku is a good man and I believe he knows best.

-PAS4ever-

satD said...

Salam dari Tanah Seberang

to bro KijangMas and all in Demi Negara.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha

Semoga sihat2 sokmo

KijangMas said...

Thanks Bro satD. Likewise to you and family.

Salam Aidil Adha to the Demi Negara Community.

petronasuntukmelayusemua said...

Kenapakah kontrak Petronas di bagi hanya kepada anak Mahathir dan Shahril Shamsuddin? Adakah pemimpin UMNO mengizinkan anak Mahathir membolot kontrak Petronas sedangkan EPF adalah pemegang saham kedua2 syarikat. Dimanakah Mohzani Mahathir dapt duit berbilion beli saham jika bukan duit EPF. UMNO patut tetapkan Kontrak Petronas sepatutnya hanya untuk anak syarikat PNB supaya ramai Melayu dapat kongsi keuntungan oil and gas.
Dalam merger anak syarikat ini CIMB atau Nazir Razak untung lagi. Adakah hairan melayu tak peduli UMNO?

Kenapakah kontrak Petronas di bagi hanya kepada anak Mahathir dan Shahril Shamsuddin? Adakah pemimpin UMNO mengizinkan anak Mahathir membolot kontrak Petronas sedangkan EPF adalah pemegang saham kedua2 syarikat. Dimanakah Mohzani Mahathir dapt duit berbilion beli saham jika bukan duit EPF. UMNO patut tetapkan Undang2 perlu supaya kontrak Petronas sepatutnya hanya untuk anak syarikat PNB supaya ramai Melayu dapat kongsi keuntungan oil and gas.
Dalam merger anak syarikat ini CIMB atau Nazir Razak untung lagi. Adakah hairan melayu tak peduli UMNO