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Blogger Aisah_6 said...

List of racial discriminations in Malaysia, practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because it got the statistics.

This list is not in the order of importance, that means the first one on the list is not the most important and the last one on the list does not mean least important.

This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Tamils, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

This list cover a period of about 48 years since independence (1957).

List of racial discriminations (Malaysia):

(1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by malays

(2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays

(3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese

(4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays

(5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status

(6) 0% of non-malay staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malay staffs in Chinese companies.

(7) 5% of all new intake for government police, nurses, army, is non-malays.

(8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960

(9) 2% is the percentage of non-malay government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%

(10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960

(11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays

(12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. Taxi permits, Approved permits, etc

(13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers

(14) 100 big companies set up, owned and managed by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g. UTC, UMBC, MISC, etc

(15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses

(16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given

(17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

(18) 8000 billions ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malay pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period

(19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000

(22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

(23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

(24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

(25) 5% - the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

(26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

(27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under “Look East Policy”

(28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired i.e. Medicine (in 2004)

(29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

(30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

(31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

(32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

(33) 2 millions Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

(34) 0.5 million Indian Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

(35) 3 millions Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumis status.

(36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenships compare with the Chinese and Indians

(37) 5% - 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is rich or poor

(38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malay villages got for rural development budget

(39) 50 road names (at least) had been changed from Chinese names to other names

(40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort

(41) 0 temples/churches were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

(42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970. No temples, no churches are required to be built in housing estates

(43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still not yet approved in 2004

(44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

(45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malay origins

(46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

(47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

(48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed

(49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

(50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

(51) 0 - elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

(52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendances treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

(53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

(54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

(55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

There are hundreds more racial discriminations in Malaysia to add to this list of “colossal” racism. It is hope that the victims of racism will write in to expose racism.

Malaysia government should publish statistics showing how much malays had benefited from the “special rights” of malays and at the same time tell the statistics of how much other minority races are being discriminated.

Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazi, going on onto the non-malays of Malaysia.

Civilized nation, unlike evil Nazi, must publish statistics to show its treatment on its minority races. This is what Malaysia must publish……….

We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how “implementation of special rights of malays” had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-malays.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Aisah_6 said...

‘What is wrong with the Malays?’
Pretty clear isn’ it?
There are many things wrong with the Malays. Let me start with the most obvious ones :
1. MALAYS DO NOT APPRECIATE THIS LAND.
My opinion: Malays are very lackadaisical when it comes to the question of holding on to one’s land.
Take the case of Penang Malays as an example.
Many Malay landowners have sold off their ancestral land in Penang Island for a pittance to Chinese and moved to Seberang Perai , chosing to abandon the island except for small clusters of ‘Malay kampongs’ in Balik Pulau, Telok Kumbar, Sg.Pinang (Balik Pulau)etc.
Those who are in Penang reading this will acknowledge this fact. Have you visited Batu Ferringhi lately?
The entire stretch of beachfront property no longer belongs to the native Malays!
Woe betide those who dare to ‘trespass’ on the ‘private beaches’
Gone are the days when one could enjoy Penang’s beaches anytime one likes!
There are so many ‘beer gardens’ sprouting all over Batu Ferringhi these days, one would think that that part of the island is not in ‘Tanah Melayu’
Hell! Even the Malay beachboys act no different from their non muslim Indian colleagues in the Golden Sands , Palm Beach beachfront area.
They drink beer openly at the beer gardens with the foreigners with no shame or embarrasment.
That is one case in that particular area in Penang.
2. Malay lands are fast disappearing in ownership and status.The culprits are mainly those corrupt ‘officials’ running the National Land Department.
Do you remember the ‘million outstanding land files’ fiasco?
The same scenario prevails today throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
One particular case involving ‘Wakaf Lands’ is the case of the Penang Kapitan Keling Mosque Wakaf Lands.
The British Colonials granted 17 acres of prime land to the Kapitan Keling Mosque trustees back then .
Today, only 1 acre of that land remains under the ownership of the mosque- the land on which the building stands!
Who are the culprits? Call forth the ‘Majlis Agama Islam Pulau Pinang’ @ the Penang Islamic Council.
If not for the ‘Mamaks’ holding on to the business enclave of ‘Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling or Pitt Street as it was formerly called, even that area would have disappeared into Chinese and Indian hands.
My point -Malays don’t give a hoot about holding on to their ancestral lands. I rest my case on this one.
3.TRADITIONAL MALAY MORAL VALUES.
Malays are by tradition usually modest and adhere to strong Islamic values since their conversion to Islam from Hinduism.
We are talking about historical facts that the Malays were Hindus before!
The Srivijaya Hindu Kingdom did exist in Kedah hundreds of years ago.
When the Indonesian Hindu Prince Parameswara founded Malacca, he was still a Hindu. You see traces of this Hinduism still prevalent in the royal court practices today. The ‘Adat Menyembah Duli’ and other traditions all smell of Hindu traits and practices.
Indian Muslim traders from Kerala,India and Yemenese Arab traders were the ones who brought Islam to the courts of Malacca and when Parameswara embraced Islam, the entire Peninsular followed suit.
Today, when we speak of the Malays, naturally we come to accept that they are Muslims.
The question now is how Islamic are the Malays?
Malays used to be not that religious back in the 50s and 60s.
Malay women did not wear the ‘tudung’ or ‘jilbab’ as we see the majority of Malaysian Malay women do today.
In the days of the Tunku Abdul Rahman and P.Ramlee, historical photographs and Malay black n white films show how the Malay community dressed and lived.
Malay women were known to not cover their hair and we could see from the photographs and archive film of Filem Negara Malaysia, scenes showing Malay women wearing just a shawl or selendang on their heads , not covering the hair as enjoined in Islam .
Only after the advent of Al Arqam , the Malays started to wear proper tudungs. When Al Arqam started to deviate from it’s original teachings, the movement was banned and the leaders arrested.
Still, the movement managed to instill some form of religious adherence to the tenets of modesty enjoined by Islam to the Malay Muslims ummah.
Today, people in the Malay community are dressed more conservative but at the same time , many have succumbed to social and moral ills.
Permissiveness and liberal views have corrupted certain parts of the Malay community under guise of personalfreedom and so on and so forth.
Zina exists today in the Malay community as a result of the social decay allowed to set in amidst the Malays as testified by the increasing cases reported and forwarded to the courts.
Rape, incest, molest cases are quite high in the Malay community.
Freedom of information has been abused by many and today, the world wide web has many sites exposing this permissiveness now growing like a cancer amongst the ‘modern’ Malays.
Hedonism is fluorishing in today’s Malaysia as a result of the ruling government’s apathy towards the social breakdown and rot taking place in Malay society.
The culprit that I see here is the present Minister of Information- Kadir Syeikh Fadzir.
In the times of the previous Minister -Mohamad Rahmat- RTM @ Radio Television Malaysia was more strict and censored shows and programs that were not suitable.
Today, under Kadir Syaikh Fadzir, anything goes!
The culprit even made RIMA, RAdio Irama Melayu Asli- lose it’s name!
Klasik FMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
Malays are not bothered about this slowly eroding of their cultures, values and traditions except for maybe Dato Seri Rais Yatim, the Minister of Heritage who voiced out his displeasure many times!
The Malays need to WAKE UP from their SLUMBER before it’s too late!
Malays forget easily- THAT’S WHT IS WRONG WITH THE MALAYS!!!
The way things are going in the Malay community- Hang Tuah should forget his saying- TAKKAN MELAYU HILANG DIDUNIA!!!
Maybe they won’t disappear–they would just ape the West!
Gone are the songkoks -Malays adorn baseball caps
Gone are the shyness of the Malays-
Malays expose more skin than other races today
Gone are the Pejuang Bangsa-Malays today are only after money- corruption is king
The Drug Rehabilitation centres hold more Malays than other races

There are just so many things wrong with the Malays today!!!
Will they ever recover? God knows!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Aisah_6 said...

February 25, 2006
Editorial
Silenced by Islamist Rage
With every new riot over the Danish cartoons, it becomes clearer that the protests are no longer about the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, but about the demagoguery of Islamic extremists. The demonstrators are undeniably outraged by what they perceive as blasphemy. But radical Islamists are trying to harness that indignation to their political goals and their theocratic ends by fomenting hatred for the West and for moderate regimes in the Muslim world. These are dangerous games, and they require the most resolute response.

It is not the West that is most threatened in this crisis. The voices of moderation in the Muslim world are the ones that are being intimidated and silenced. Those few journalists and leaders who have spoken out against the rioting have been vilified and assailed, and even jailed. According to a report by Michael Slackman and Hassan M. Fattah in The New York Times, 11 journalists in five Islamic countries face prosecution for printing some of the Danish cartoons, even when their purpose was to condemn them.

In most of these cases, the legal action represents attempts by cowed authorities to appease the Islamists. But the effect — in Yemen, Jordan and other countries — has only been to give extremists a dollop of legitimacy, and to encourage them to turn up the heat. That, in turn, increases the perception of a "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West.

It is time for moderate Muslims to abandon the illusion that they can placate the Islamists by straddling the fence. It is they who must explain to their people that the cartoons were an isolated incident, and not the face of hostile crusaders. It is they who must make it clear to their people that blowing up mosques, beheading hostages and strapping on belts of explosives are far, far greater evils than a few drawings in a distant paper. They must do so because their future is at stake — not Denmark's.



Copyright 2006The New York Times Company

1:58 AM  
Blogger Aisah_6 said...

UMNO were responsible for our Malay, Chinese and Indian identities in their divide-and-rule policies. Racial and religious bigotry is the result of a long history of discrimination, abuse of power and lack of political and cultural space for the non-UMNO Malaysian.This nonsense and tyranny has gone on for too long.Malaysian want a clean, corruption-free, transparent and just government that ensures equal rights to all Malaysians, without the current institutionalised racism and blatant (but unofficial) discrimination.We must educate our young on the freedom of choice and he responsibility of electing a government that truly upholds and protects the freedom of all Malaysian people through the rule of law and the constitution of Malaysia.Any government who fails to protect the constitution and the Malaysian people could be removed from government.

9:42 AM  
Blogger MalayKafir said...

Racial Discrimination in Malaysia

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List of racial discriminations in here practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because they got the statistics.

This list is not in the order of importance.

This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Indians, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

This list cover a period of about 48 years since independence (1957).

(1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by Malays.

(2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays.

(3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese.

(4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays.

(5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status.

(6) 0% of non-malays staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malays staffs in Chinese companies.

(7) 5% of all new intake for government police, nurses, army, is>non-malays.

(8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960.

(9) 2% is the percentage of non-malays government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%.

(10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960.

(11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays.

(12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. taxi permits, Approved permits, etc.

(13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers.

(14) 100 big companies set up, owned and managed by Chinese Malaysians weretaken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g.UTC, UMBC, MISC, etc.

(15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia,throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses.

(16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given.

(17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

(18) 8000 billions ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malays pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period.

(19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000

(22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

(23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

(24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

(25) 5% - the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

(26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

(27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japanand Koreaunder "Look East >Policy"

(28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired i.e. Medicine (in 2004)

(29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

(30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

(31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

(32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

(33) 2 millions Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

(34) 0.5 million Indians Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

(35) 3 millions Indonesians had migrated into Malaysiaand became Malaysian citizens with bumis status.

(36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indians Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenships compare with the Chinese and Indians

(37) 5% - 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is rich or poor

(38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malays villages got for rural development budget

(39) 50 road names (at least) had been change from Chinese names to other names

(40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g.Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This happened in around year 2000 or sort

(41) 0 temples/churches were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

(42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysiasince 1970. No temples, no churches are required to be built in housing estates

(43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still pending for approval in 2004

(44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

(45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malays origin

(46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

(47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

(48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to bedeveloped

(49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates,particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

(50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

(51) 0 elimination of, all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

(52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendance treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

(53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided. the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

(54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

(55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

11:19 PM  
Blogger Aisah_6 said...

In 1945, at the end of WW2, about 3 million Germans who'd been living in Czechoslovakia for hundreds of years (the volkdeutsch)were expelled to become refugees in Germany. In 1947 about 5 million Hindus were expelled from then new Pakistan, and a similar nbumber of Moslems fled India. In 1948 after Israel succeeded against an invasion of 5 Arab armies, about 1/2 million Jews were booted out of North African Arab countries, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, etc. In 1950 the Chinese invaded Tibet and thousands fled; and in 1956 thousands of Hungarians fled to Western Europe after the Soviet invasion of their country. Can someone point out to me where are all the camps housing all these miserable refugees, and where is the UN Agency charged with looking after all these refugees. There are no such camps, and there is no such UN agency dealing with these refugees. Why? Because in each case the host country absorbed the refugees - allowed them to work, and eventually gave them citizenship if they wished, or allowed them to move elsewhere. As for the UN agency - the UNHCR is charged with resolving the refugees status within 2 years of their becoming refugees. And they have been mightily successful at what they do. So now ask why the Palestinian refugees should be treated as a special case. Those who stayed in Israel are Israeli citizens with votes, rights, equal education, equal access to heathcare, in other words equal democratic rights. Those who fled to neighboring Arab states - you would have expected using world-wide acccepted practice and precedent, would be allowed to work freely and eventually gain citizenship. No so. Look at the hovels in Gaza, around Beirut, Irbid in Jordan, Hama in Syria, and all the other hell holes. Why are they still there after almost 60 years? Let's just call it cynical Arab politics. "Blame the Jew" is always easier than facing up to realities and getting on with productive lives. Heck, the Arab nations even voted for a specific UN agency to take care of the Palestinian refugees - UNRWA. Does UNRWA have a mission to resolve the issue within 2 years? Heck no. Its mission is to provide humanitarian aid to the original refugees and all future generations. Cynicism and crass disregard for the rights of the Palestinians. And if you want to take Arab cynicism even further, check UNRWA's budget. Who are the largest donor nations? You won't find any oil-rich Arab countries anywhere near the top, or even near the middle, of the list!

12:39 AM  
Blogger MalayKafir said...

Life in Malaysia is getting tougher each day.Racism will be here to stay.

There is such an entrenched discrimination against the Chinese and Indians in Malaysia, that it will take probably a whole generation to undo the damaged.

This is happening in whole spectrum of the government, civil service, state governments and universities. Just look at percentage of malays in all these government bodies - 98%……….

A whole generation of malays has been brought up to think that it's their inherited right to own Malaysia. The other races are damned.

The malays especially those in power, are scared right now that if they compete openly with other races, they will surely be the loser. You will see very strong resistance to hire other races even the most qualified.

The malays are never brought up to compete on even ground. This is fault of previous PM and now the present PMs has to tread a balance ground to ensure the malays are not cast away as well as to make Malaysia competitive worldwide.

In overseas I never met a malay immigrant, though there are thousands of Malaysian Chinese and Malaysian Indian immigrants. Why? Malays in Malaysia have an easier life where they are literately prince of the land.

Your love for the country was spoilt by the racist political party. Since non-malays will always be a second-class citizen, you are probably the same in any other countries, if not better.


Frankly, as a non malay, I don't see there is any future for our next generation.You owe nothing to Malaysia,

2:52 AM  
Blogger MalayKafir said...

Ketuanan Melayu: False premise and promise
by M Bakri Musa, July 5, 2006

Malay leaders are again selling to their followers a bill of goods with the doctrine of Ketuanan Melayu (Malay hegemony).

These leaders delude themselves and the masses into thinking that we Malays have been anointed Tuan (master) of Malaysia, with all the implied glories and privileges. Both the premise and promise of Ketuanan Melayu are false. The sooner Malays grasp this stark reality, the better it is for us and for all Malaysians, as well as for the nation. In this competitive world, you work to be a Tuan; you must earn it!

In feudal societies, whether you are fated to be master or servant is determined at birth by your heritage. Malaysia has long passed that stage though many are still entrapped in the feudal mindset.

Yes, our sultans are born to be so.Perhaps that is where we acquire the belief that we too could be born Tuan purely based on our heritage.

False!

Nowhere is it so written. Our sultans could easily be reduced to the status of the Sultan of Sulu, as has happened during the deprivation of World War II. It did not take long for our rajas to behave as ordinary mortals then, joining their fellow villagers in scrounging for food.

There was nothing regal about your sultanah wrapped in a wet, cheap sarong panning for fish in the rivers, like all the other poor villagers. If that could happen to our sultans in the past, it could happen again. And if it could happen to our sultans, it could happen to the ordinary rakyat.

The only sure path to spare us from such a fate is to ensure that we are competitive and can contribute our share.'De jure' Tuan vs 'de facto' Tuan

In our obsession to be Tuan, we have never learned or refused to learn what it would take to be one.

We convinced ourselves that we are Tuans simply through the operation of the law, a social contract agreed upon by our earlier leaders, or through the will of Allah. While Malays fantasise being de jure (by operation of law) Tuan, non-Malays, through their hard work, have become de facto (as a matter of fact) Tuans in Malaysia. Outside of government offices, this is the harsh reality.

Through Ketuanan Melayu, Malays are led to believe that the world would be at our beck and call. We use the constitution to confidently decree that our culture, language, and norms be supreme. When the world ignores our command, we become even shriller in impressing upon them our status as Tuan.

Increasingly, it is not just the greater world beyond that is ignoring us; our own little world is contemptuous of our status. Malay may be the national language, but Education Minister Hishamuddin Hussein is inundated with applications from Malaysians wishing to enroll their children in international schools where the language is other than Malay.

Hishamuddin, of course, sends his daughter abroad. Rest assured, they do not teach Malay there.

Malaysians may speak Malay but it is the debased (rojak) version. That is a reflection of utter contempt for the language, and not just by non-Malays. Malay may be the language of the land, but when I visit Malaysia I have difficulty finding books in Malay. Malay media capture only a tiny portion of the advertising ringgit, again a reflection of the market’s valuation of the language.

As for Malay schools, now elevated as national schools, even Malays are abandoning them. More destructively, this collective delusion in our destiny to be Tuan encourages a variety of non-productive behaviours. We have leaders content only with endless speech-making rather than bucking down to hard work; university vice-chancellors who debase their titles with their singular lack of scholarly contributions; and civil servants who act as mini-sultans (or Little Napoleons, in the prime minister’s words) of their departments. Executives of GLCs engage in nothing more than rent-seeking behaviours, despite their hallowed titles as chairman, CEO, and investment banker.

Such are the meaningless consequences of the empty promises of Ketuanan Melayu.

It is a cruel hoax perpetrated upon our people by our very own leaders.

Ketuanan Melayu is premised upon false foundations. Tanah Melayu (Land of the Malays) or not, Malays are not ordained to be Tuan, in our own land or elsewhere. On the other hand, if Malays were competitive, rest assured that we would then be Tuans even in lands other than Tanah Melayu.

In my forthcoming book, Towards A Competitive Malaysia, I outlined a strategy for enhancing Malaysian, in particular Malay, competitiveness by focusing on four basic elements: leadership, people, culture, and geography.

They make up my 'Diamond of Development', with each element forming one angle of the diamond. Each element is being influenced by, and in turn, influences the other three. When all four are favourable, they create a virtuous cycle, with each synergistically reinforcing the other three. Conversely when all elements are negative, there would be a rapid downward spiral.

Good citizens would insist on good leadership, and good leaders in turn invest in their people. Saddam Hussein would never have a chance being elected dogcatcher in America, and his sadism in turn has rubbed off on the Iraqi people.

Sophisticated leaders and citizens in turn would demand effective institutions (an element of culture). With good leadership and institutions, former poor fishing villages could become exclusive tourist resorts giving work to local citizens and boosting the nation’s economy, as we see with Cancun Mexico . With corrupt leaders and institutions, even sand could be made scarce in Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia has over 100 inches of rain annually but its taps frequently run dry. Las Vegas, in the desert, sports swimming pools and fountains. Again, leadership and institutions make the difference. Enhancing the quality of our people (human capital) require that they be healthy and be educated and trained.

Health has less to do with expenditures on hospitals, doctors and modern medicine and more on such civil engineering marvels as central sewer and water treatment plants, affordable housing, and even availability of electricity (through better food refrigeration). Even education leads to better health, but a good education system is necessary for economic development. That the present system is wanting is obvious.

All these would be for naught if Malaysians were in conflict with one another. For any society, more so if it is a plural one, peace and harmony is a prerequisite for economic development.

It is for this reason that I am alarmed at the increasing fragmentation of Malaysians and the deepening polarisation among Malays. The special privileges of the NEP (New Economic Policy) should be used to enhance the competitiveness of bumiputeras, not to narcotise us with the delusion of Ketuanan Melayu. Before his elegant silence, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi spoke bravely of the 'The New Malay Dilemma', of weaning Malays of the special privilege crutches.

Characteristically, he recoiled at the first hint of resistance, he could not handle the keris-brandishing Umno Youth leaders intent on having their regular special privileges fix.

We delude only ourselves if we think we can use the constitution, heritage, or some imagined social contract to make us Tuan. Malays have to disabuse ourselves of the false premise and promise of Ketuanan Melayu.

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