Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Kenyataan Media - 13 Jun 2006

Kenyataan Media
13 Jun 2006

Angkatan Muda Keadilan Malaysia (AMK) ingin menarik perhatian bahawa laporan Utusan Malaysia (10 Jun 2006) dan The Star (12 Jun 2006) mengenai laporan polis AMK terhadap bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad adalah ralat. Utusan Malaysia melaporkan bahawa PKR mendesak agar Dr. Mahathir disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan. Manakala The Star pula menyiarkan kenyataan Dr. Mahathir yang kecewa dengan tindakan kami melabel kritikan beliau terhadap kepimpinan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai zalim.

AMK menegaskan bahawa desakan agar Dr.Mahathir disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan ekoran tindakan beliau mengkritik kepimpinan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tidak terkandung dalam laporan polis AMK yang dibuat pada 9 Jun 2006 mahupun kenyataan media bertulis dan kenyataan lisan Naib Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin, yang dibuat kepada wartawan sejurus selepas penyerahan laporan polis tersebut. Kami sebaliknya meminta pihak polis agar menyiasat kenyataan Dr. Mahathir yang disiarkan dalam laman web bertarikh 7 Jun 2006 yang antara lain merujuk kepada bagaimana wang Petronas dibelanjakan secara sewenang-wenangnya oleh Kerajaan semasa beliau menjadi Perdana Menteri. Kami juga meminta agar pihak polis menyiasat kenyataan Tan Sri Ani Arope, bekas Pengerusi Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) yang disiarkan dalam The Star pada 7 Jun 2006. Kenyataan tersebut mengaitkan Dr. Mahathir dengan pemberian kontrak pembekalan tenaga elektrik kepada Pengeluar Kuasa Bebas (Independent Power Producer) yang mana terma-terma perjanjiannya merugikan TNB dan pengguna.

Laporan polis tersebut dibuat atas kesedaran kami bahawa Kerajaan bertanggungjawab menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan terhadap mana-mana pihak yang menyalahgunakan wang rakyat samada penyalahgunaan tersebut berlaku di era Dr. Mahathir atau di bawah kepimpinan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Kami sekali-kali tidak berminat untuk terlibat dalam perbalahan peribadi antara Dr. Mahathir dan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Kami juga menegaskan bahawa penggunaan undang-undang zalim seperti Akta Hasutan adalah bertentangan dengan nilai-nilai pemerintahan demokratik yang kami dokong.

Sehubungan dengan itu, kami menggesa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi agar mengumumkan jumlah wang rakyat yang telah dibelanjakan untuk pelaksanaan projek-projek mega di negara ini sejak zaman kepimpinan Dr. Mahathir sehingga kini. Kami juga mencadangkan kepada Perdana Menteri agar menubuhkan satu Suruhanjaya Bebas untuk menyiasat antara lain pendedahan Dr. Mahathir mengenai perbelanjaan secara wewenang wang Petronas untuk membiayai projek-projek mega seperti pembinaan Pusat Pentadbiran Persekutuan Putrajaya.


  • At 2:33 AM, Blogger amireform said…

    mahathir sekarang umpama cacing yang kepanasan.tiada siapa akan mempedulikan beliau.sekarang barulah dia sedar bahawa langit itu tinggi lebih tinggi dari KLCC yang di ilhamkan oleh beliau.

  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger said…

    Nasib baik ada penjelasan ni. Ramai kawan-kawan dah mula pandang serong.

  • At 12:25 PM, Blogger che'GuBard said…

    adios ! amigos !

  • At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Macam mana dengan AMK yang sokong kenyataan Salahuddin yang kata Anwar "pemimpin elit"? Orang Parit Sulong nak tahu...

    Batu Pahat

  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Abu Haziq said…

    Bolehkah Keadilan Jalan Sendirian

  • At 3:06 PM, Anonymous samp said…

    With such a corrupted and incompetent government in power now, who want to celebrate the 49th national day? We should mourn the beginning of the death of Malaysia instead.

    To Pak Lah and all others, please wake up! Enough is enough! If you cannot perform, please go and let other able men to take over, it is so simple. But where to find able men from this bunch of BN joker ministers?

    Umno will never learn nor accept the truth, their only concern is: Power is money - money is power. They will never walk the talk and will never admit the wrong they had created.

    When the country has been hijacked by a political party for its top members, waving the country flag is like waving the party flag. I will not do it.

    For some reason, I don't feel like flying the flag too. It is like I am not even proud to identify myself a Malaysian - knowing how bleak the future of our nation with our current leaders and those "heir apparent".

    The socio-political mood in the country has not changed much from a decade ago. What a shame! (They are cheats, lowlifes, plunderers……….yes!)

    We cannot trust politicians to take proper care of the country and its ordinary people. Let us draw a line here and learn from our past mistakes and move Malaysia forward together.

    Independence? What independence! We were freed from the British 49 years ago. But we were ruled by apartheid-typed leaders from our own Malaysia, which I think is worse.

    These are all bull shit. We do not need to accept all this Umno shit. Let them fight among themselves. One day, there will be a new story and another a newer one through the wits of reckless creatures aiming for the adulterous seat. The country has no place for these hooligans who do not have Malaysia in their hearts.

    I just hope that it is not too late before general election comes. Voting to a certain extent is still a passive role. We need to rekindle the same love for Malaysia as our forefathers.

    The racial and religious tensions in Malaysia have to get worse first before getting better. Some things have to hit the wall hard first before most people come to their senses.

    If the "leaders" of the day have the political will, then the situation may be remedied to a certain extent. Unfortunately none of them do, as they have selfish and vested interests. We are heading for this wall faster than ever.

    Those who swallowed the wealth of nation are the ones who do not love the country. The rest are loving the country. Flying the flag is no longer needed.

    I should complain about our country that spent so much money in celebrating every year. There are too many national celebrations in Malaysia. This is no more than wasting money.

    Our country is so divided now than ever in our history. There is no more unity and the malays are getting more and more arrogant. Their leaders don't give a damn what they say to their followers as long as it wins them some popular votes.

    Our leaders lack calibre and direction. Our nation is heading for a difficult period and it will take a lot of effort to unify our various races.

  • At 3:08 PM, Anonymous reek said…

    For those who still quote Singapore malays are victim of Singapore should feel shame.

    This is biggest joke, when Malaysia malays think that they are fighting the right for Singapore malays and use this as an excuse to fulfill their greediness. Yet Singapore malays look down at Malaysia malays. They are proud to be Singapore malays.

    Hahaha. Yes, again biggest joke is, they control almost every resource in Malaysia, and practicing daytime robbed, yet someone still quote Malaysia malays can get what they want if other race agreed.

    This is what we called, Dr Spin.

    Don't you know Umno strategy? Keep the malays forever dependent on them so that they can stay in power. There are many capable malays but they are so used to crutches that their muscle are dystrophic. It is like the doctor (no pun intended) who prescribes his patient an addictive quick fix so that they will keep coming back to him/her.

    The fact that Mahathir may be more "modern thinking" than other malays, many may not aware, could be due to his training in Singapore!

    Malays from Singapore just far outclass the malays from Malaysia in terms of knowledge and capability. But we have this "katak bawah tempurung" who thinks "don't becoming like the malays in Singapore"!

    Friend, you are just far from them! You are just losing out! The poor deputy minister can never be as good as the Singapore malays in this life! And he never thinks to be like the Singapore malays to excel from the competition! Need to say more?

    I too was fortunate enough to have a father who was farsighted enough to send me off to Singapore to be educated, some 10 years ago. Just like him, I will also send my children to Singapore one day, as I believe that their education system is far more superior compared to Malaysia, and to prepare them to face the future challenges in this competitive world.

    It is not the race factor that makes Singapore what it is today. It is the system. Singapore is very wise and very careful never to mix religion/race with politics. Anyone irrespective of the race gets severe punishment if involved in religious or racial slur.

    Their work ethics and accountability of their leaderships/heads and every civil servant based on merit rather than skin is so glaringly obvious. In Malaysia we are exactly the opposite in almost any area one can think of.

    I really doubt many Singapore malays would like to move to Malaysia which obviously the Malaysia government would be too happy to grab them. Yet this is never an issue. It is not happening. Why?

    This same goes to the Singapore Chinese. The Chinese there are more advanced than the Chinese here in Malaysia.

    As a Chinese, I have to admit it and I really hope Chinese in Malaysia to start opening their eyes and learn the lessons to be more outward looking, improve themselves like learning more English and not dream that the next decade is easy going or get frustrated by the NEP.

    We should first start by inculcate into our children from now on these values. There will be difficult times ahead and unless Chinese they make themselves competitive now, Malaysian Chinese will fall behind and be history.

    Just like the NEP cannot bring an entire community to overcome their economic weakness overnight, so is the Chinese need to forge ahead to remain competitive cannot be achieved overnight. Start the ball rolling now.

    To this end, I ask all Chinese leaders to lead and there are opportunities beyond the shores of Malaysia. We have to help ourselves because no one will.

    If you are to make too much money in Malaysia, how the heavens can the malays catch up and give up NEP when the percentage of their economic cake will remain the same or stagnent?

    So the solution for Malaysia is to increase the malays national wealth and the non-malays to increase their wealth globally - and keep it there. Right? This is open for dispute.

    It is cool, Singapore malays achieved such feat because of the system, but the system was helped tremendously by the fact that there is no race issue.

    I have friends in Singapore who are malays and they never consider themselves as malays. They always call themselves Singaporeans, something a country like Malaysia will never be able to achieve with the malays having the ketuanan attitude.

    If only we have more people like a farsighted malay, Malaysia would be as progressive as Singapore. In fact with all our natural resources we could even be better than Singapore.

    Our government is wasting money on subsidy to the malays when it should be teaching them to be independent. That is why today we see a lot of malay children too lazy to work and spend most of their time on drugs and become mat dull.

    Slowly the Indonesians are coming over to take all their jobs and eventually they will be beggars in their own country.

    There is plenty that I do not agree with the Singaporeans, their "one party state" for example, and their serious curbs on freedom of speech. But there is also plenty that we can learn from the good points of other nations as well, may it be the US, UK, Australia, even China.

    But the underlying issue here is that a system based on mutual respect, meritocracy and equality works. Singaporeans have reach great heights in the international scene despite being very limited land, natural resource poor and limited population.

    Yet their formula is a good example of a system that works. Every person benefits if they are willing to work hard and aim high.

    Or would you rather Malaysians stay ignorant. "See no evil, say no evil, and hear no evil." Think about it……….

  • At 3:12 PM, Anonymous aston said…

    Summary of the cases need immediate attentions:

    (1) ACA revamping
    (2) Automobile industry like Proton deserved to be scrapped
    (3) Corruption in the highest order to the lowest rank of civil servant
    (4) Crooked bridge - did we just pay for more when it is not built
    (5) Economical growth is stagnant in the country
    (6) Education issues - especially meritocracy systems
    (7) Islamic religious stuff that undermines constitution
    (8) Jasin a.k.a. the close one eye case
    (9) MAS draining taxpayers money
    (10) No equal wealth distribution to the people who needed it
    (11) Police effectiveness
    (12) Poverty in a few states namely Sabah and Sarawak
    (13) Racial discrimination in many important positions - civil service
    (14) Racial issues being fanned by Umno themselves
    (15) Rafidah and Sammy
    (16) Scomi accused of corruption
    (17) Son in law which undermines the power of the prime minister
    (18) Uncontrolled Muslim immigration (Project M) that swamped Malaysia
    (19) White elephant sport center

    Boys and gals - here are the top 19 biggest problems in Malaysia that require immediate attentions. If anybody can solve at least 50% of the problems, you are a good candidate to become the good prime minister of Malaysia. Ponder about it.

  • At 3:14 PM, Anonymous miya said…

    I am very please Badawi admits that Muslim countries are among the world most-corrupted. Look no further, just look at Malaysia. Want to learn corruption? Come to Malaysia. We will set up universities to teach that.

    It is the Muslims (those ignorant and confused) that are corrupt. Their leaders show very bad example and stop calling their countries Islamic countries. They are not Islamic countries - they are just countries run by false leaders - they are not Muslim leaders.

    Right on, man. Could not agree with you more. Malaysia indeed is one of the few top corrupt countries in the world. Soon it will put Nigeria and Indonesia into shame! Using religion as a fascist front to enrich the BN gangs is sub-human and evil.

    In fact the whole religion set up in Malaysia is a direct duplication of the Hitler regime, with the Hitler youth now reemerging. Using this power to enrich the gangsters, as history shows it, will not last.

    The World Bank has shown that reducing corruption by a small percentage will yield a 3 to 4 times rise in GDP per head. That talking about reducing poverty is a lot of bullshit. By just talking about reducing corruption in international arena to make fame without any knowledge of corruption's implication is sheer stupidity and we have it in Malaysia, time and again.

    Islam itself is a corrupted religion. They copy Jews and Christianity religions. Then stole Pagan Temple and take away Hajar Aswad the Pagan God. Hmm what a shame?

    Our prime minister is full of shit. When Israel attacked Lebanon, he voiced out. But when Umno Youth attacked MCA, he didn't know about it!

    When corruption is so blatantly happening in Malaysia, he keeps quiet but can talk in conference about other Islamic countries. What! Look at the speck in your own eye first! Don't close one eye and peep through the other.

    Why worry about others when our very own "half-past-six" ministers are worst than the armed-robbers, because they rob the whole nation under the pretext of helping the bumis.

  • At 3:16 PM, Anonymous shinwee said…

    The original concept of NEP is laudable, but along the way it has been politicised by Umno aspirants. Yes, Tun Razak spelt out it was not to rob A to pay B. The formula was to expand the economic cake.

    From what I see there is no sincerity among the malay leadership to uplift the malay masses. To deflect this discrepancy, non-malays are always used as the scapegoat and tarred as a threat to malay interests.

    Malaysia needs malays to be successful. But why the great divide within the malay community in terms of income parity after close to 40 years of NEP?

    You blame the implementation instead of the policy. But who are the implementers? Not the non-malays by any stretch of imagination. It is all your corrupt leaders robbing you all blind in the name of Ketuanan Melayu.

    Again, you have to look at the leaders you have which glaringly show populism to seek self-interest is the mark of their leadership.

    Economists of capitalism has long know a non secret recipe of a successful economy is best practised by non-interference of the authorities, a set policy like NEP is bound to failed in the first place! We might as well rely on the rule of communism rather than NEP!

    We should from now on apply the rule of totally non-interference free economy in Malaysia economy, government shall only maintain the basic rules of law and providing a basic social net, and its function stop here! Let the economy run as free as it should, by merit!

    Look at China and India, how they open up their economy and prosperous! Let the poor countryman to prosperous at later stage, at the meanwhile teach them how to fish, not give them the fish! Sooner or later, they will know how to fish!

    You will say it is so painful! Of course, it is painful, but it is the certain and only way.

    We can have a very bright country by adopting alternative approach in developing our economy. Racial base economy is not only outdated but also ineffective and not capitalist!

  • At 3:17 PM, Anonymous honyang said…

    I am very confident that Vietnam will overtake us Malaysia before 2020. Their citizens are having the determination of moving forward and not looking backward.

    Do not look down on Vietnam mental strength. Even in chess, they already produced few grandmasters, while we still remain behind with some international master titles only.

    What Vietnam did is not comparable to our Oxbridge goon here training racist and mob future leader for the preparation of the 2020.

    We should not compare to Vietnam because the standard is too high, we should compare to Afghanistan since we are also in the process of 'Talibanising the nation' and I guess we will reached there before the Afghanistan. Poppy will be our main export in future.

    I am not Oxbridge but postgraduate from one of the world's top universities (non Malaysia). I can easily reel off a dozen reasons why Vietnam will overtake us and sooner than you think.

    Sleep on Malaysia! I can't imagine any country that foolishly shoots itself in the feet. All the talk about human capital development is humbug - unless if you are thinking of only one race that seems perennially 'behind', decade after decade.

    All the Umno politicians for the last 49 years have been perfectly useless not to be able to uplift its own kind.

    And all that talk about the BN spirit and solving BN problems closed doors - absolute baloney! Wish I can just pack my bags and leave this swill and hogwash.

    Malaysia is happy to be overtaken by any country in the world so long as malays can overtake non-malays in Malaysia. That is the 'Jaguh Kampung' mentality which has guided Malaysia since 1969.

    And I glad I am out of this country. I would feel much better when I get citizenship elsewhere. Currently I only have permanent residence. Every single time I see the farce that all these BN idiots come up with - I laugh my ass off.

    We will work and strive our hardest to contribute to the country that accepts us as we are regardless of our skin color and race. The funny thing is we are treated more like first class citizens in our adopted country as opposed to being second class citizens in the country we were born in.

    Good luck to those who are still stuck in this God-forsaken paradise. Malaysia truly is a beautiful country. Unfortunately it was destroyed by a bunch of nincompoops.

    Just look at the red tape in Malaysia, the state sponsored segregation laws, the state of the police force, the education system that is exploited by Umno members to, and how can we forget - the crime rate. Can we be proud?

    Patriotism does not mean keeping mum while the government destroys the country. If it is not working, change it. People are the government, choose your right one and don't whine after the next election.

    I can bear the above if malays are using their true ability, persistence, intelligence, hard work and other proper means to over the non-malays. But in actual fact, you all know. The malays will bring down this country in no-go time!

    Yes, instead of building towers they are building holes in the ground.

    I have worked in Vietnam, worked with them, have many I call friends, and I will tell you this - It is not a question of it but when! In fact we don't have to look at Vietnam, Thailand will likely achieve Vision 2020 which we already know we will fail.

  • At 3:20 PM, Anonymous yoy said…

    Umno said:

    We are the master.

    You are the master for -

    1. Being Lazy lots
    2. Corruption
    3. Drug addictions
    4. Gangsterism
    5. Half past six mentality
    6. Hypocrites
    7. Lying
    8. Making a lot of wives
    9. Racism
    10. Ungrateful

  • At 3:22 PM, Anonymous vesewe said…

    In Indonesia, there are Indonesian Muslims, Hindus, Christians. In west Asia, there are also Arab Muslims, Christians, and even Jews. But in Malaysia, malays must be Muslims to be called malays.

    Religion especially Islam, is very effective in controlling the thoughts and minds of a people, and makes it easy to govern them.

    However, still most Muslim malays are such a embarrassing and disappointment themselves by practising intense racial sentiment. Very very very few are open minded, and most of these good hearted malays are from educated priviledged and motivated background.

    Too sad the leftover Muslim malays are hypocrite rubbish and will always be rubbish.

    It is easy to blame malays (for whatever issue) since there are just too many examples out there for the minorities to exploit. Yes that holds some truth to it, so let us forget about the useless racist uneducated malays. Let us examine the 'smart' malays, the new breed malays.

    When a smart malay who had the opportunity to get great education (e.g. from Oxford), uses racial sentiment which is a very cheap way to get around pleasuring own's nipples across the political arena, is not that another example of typical malay? Just that in this example it involves a new breed malay, the smart one.

    Again, I am rude but these are real.

    Every single person born in this Malaysia should have the same equal rights.

    If the Muslim community want to respect Islam, they should give the right and protection to the non-Muslims. Not the other way round. For Islam is fair and is beautiful. It is the racist card players who changed the rules and adopted racism as part of their agendas.

    It is not true that outside Malaysia the migrants have lesser rights than those living in Malaysia. This is a fallacy and you know it. Migrants (non-malays) are mistreated in Malaysia more than in other countries - go check your facts.

    Umno racist sympathizer yet trying to sound reconciling - no constructive comments - all sound as if Umno racist is the one that deserve the chance and have the ability to fix……….all others opposition party are useless!

    You expect us non-malays to just accept unfair justice, racism or corruption for 50 years and keep quiet about it? Thank God, he did not create robots. Humans are retaliate, free to belief and choose - ask Umno racist to do its best to block freedom - watch the fall out!

    The world is looking at Malaysia - the decision is simple and against human freedom will have to face God and the world too……….one day!

    As many have correctly pointed out, Malaysia is the only place in the world where there is institutionalised racism (NEP defined apartheid).

    I guess any person who has followed closely developments in Malaysia can already see the brain drain from our country……….so I will not elaborate.

    For your information, a large pool of overseas talents and professionals are from Malaysia or were once Malaysians. I even have a fellow PhD colleague pioneering technologies for NASA at MIT, just because they gave him a scholarship. He was rejected straight away by UM of course.

    At least in overseas, talents are valued, appreciated, and given a fair go as opposed to the semi-oppressive and exploitative nature of NEP (and its spin offs).

    Equal rights for every citizen of Malaysia and that is how it ought to be. The malays seem never enough to be satisfied with they have - such an inferior race with lack of intelligence.

    The Chinese, Indians and Malays fought for independence from the British together. Malaysia is born from the strength of Chinese, Indians and Malays. In American or Indonesia, they obtained their independence in a different way. So please don't compare with the rest of the world.

    History teach us that the first inhabitant of Malaysia came from China Yunan. The malay originated from the Polynesia. Malay history start from Parameswara who escape from Indonesia and settle in Melaka. During his time, Laksamana Cheng Ho visit Melaka seven times.

    Melaka need the protection of the China from the invasion of the Siamese. Without Cheng Ho, there won't be malay history, instead you have Siam history.

    Mass influx of Chinese and Indians was during the rule of the British. That was before the creation of Malaysia. Today we have Malaysia, who can claim to be 'tuan'?

    God save all of us.

    Indeed the real bumis are the Orang Asli, they too are migrated from other places many many hundred years ago!

    By the way, if Islam is so tolerable, strong and beautiful, why in Malaysia apostasy is not allowed? If this is a worry, then it only shows how weak Islam is!

    I pity Malaysian Muslims, you probably are the least free people in this world! Even Indonesian Muslims are allowed to practice apostasy when they become adults!

    USA, UK, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, etc - What make them different from Malaysia?

    Why are they successful, well most importantly they practised meritocracy system and secondly they don't have law that discriminate against skin colors or religions or minorities.

    Sorry facts are facts. Sorry in spite of all, you malays still cannot compete. By the way - you are so wrong that we Chinese do not look towards China.

    Where there is money to be made, and where we can improve other Chinese well being be it Malaysian Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese etc, we are looking towards it. You bet. The next world is not Malaysia, a tiny little dot in this world.

    Where opportunities exist, we look elsewhere just like Singaporeans they are going everywhere.

    If you are to do a study among all Muslim countries, the level of development will be directly proportional to the level of Islamisation of the country.

    Just do a study - you will know the fact. The reasons are so obvious why this is so. I do not want to elaborate here to hurt the feelings of Muslims but I mention just two:

    - they sidelined the women.
    - how many Muslims nations are in deep religious based wars?
    - and plus many other activities against productivity.

    You cannot have it both ways. Live in this world or live in the after world. There is time only for one.

    This is why I see very bleak future for Malaysia the way it is heading - the day when we 'Talibanise' Malaysia.

    Our constitution does not say we are a secular state. But by the same token, nowhere does it say we are an Islamic state either.

    A country can be Islamic but yet remain secular in government. Turkey, Egypt and Algeria are prime examples. As long as the constitution remains the supreme law of the land, we are an Islamic country but a secular state.

    All these are really non-issues as long as everybody sticks to the original game plan.

    Look at it one way, it seems like they want to keep the NEP because they are taking advantage of perks and curbs, keep the Umno linked filthy rich.

    First of all, the NEP has no goodwill towards the non-malays. They think that the non-malays are rich and can afford to run overseas because of the drought of local university places available?

    This is another fallacy. Truth is a lot of the non-malay parents have to work their asses off, keeping a small unit family, just to use all their savings to finance education overseas because local opportunities are not forthcoming and not available.

    Malaysia lose a lot of talents in such a way, especially when the NEP has indeed made certain non-malays very competitive on the global scale. For these people having been successful overseas and given a fair go at the opportunities, they will think twice to come home to adversity in Malaysia.

    And that is a fact. Do you know that we lose almost 80% of our local talents to the US, UK and Australia every year! Go check the emigration records. Do you know that the Malaysian contingent is the largest oversea students in Australia, and almost 100% that succeeds takes up Australia PR and citizenship?

    That is exactly the formula used by many progressive countries including the US, UK, Australia, even China.

    These countries have policies that stress both the affirmative action to aid the poor and complement it with an emphasis on high standards, including robbing other countries of their human capital by enticements such as international scholarships.

    So I can't understand why it is not palatable or applicable to the malays! Why lay back when you have the world as a challenge.

    The failure of the various Malaysia communities to integrate is not because there is no common language, but the ill will festered by the outmoded communal politics that Umno Youth seems want to perpetuate, the NEP, and the lack of Malaysia kinship (e.g. one race want to be tuan).

    It is only nature that human beings and animals learn more from failure than success. So, be prepared for a soul cleansing in the next 10-20 years in Malaysia.

    Yes, the one common denominator is that they are all not Muslim countries. Even among Muslim countries, the less that Islamization is the focus of national existence, the better off the society from a social, political and economic standpoint.

    That is why Turkey used to be relatively better off in various aspects compared to other Muslim countries but this has been starting to change recently.

    Hate to say it but yes, obsession with Islam is anathema to progress, political stability, peace and economic well being.

    We agree that it is difficult to manage a multiracial country like Malaysia with its diverse religions and races. It is also obvious from the discussion that the current political and economic model has failed us, particularly with regards to racial integration.

    We are heading towards a crisis. We need to have a paradigm shift in our socio-economic model. Otherwise the omens look bad.

    Now humans are humans, be it malays, Japanese or Israelis, when one is in absolute power there will be a tendency to sideline the minorities. Arrogance and abuse will crop in. There is no doubt about it.

    To be developed, there should be peace, good sense of responsibilities, equality and cooperation. Of course, good leadership and governance is equally important. Every party should not to be made to feel deprived.

    I still feel that mixing religion with politics is not wise - for we can see around the world almost everywhere trouble spots are based on religious differences and in countries where religion is part of politics. That is the reason why Malaysia although a Muslim country should remain secular.

  • At 3:24 PM, Anonymous romsam said…

    Let me tell this.

    The malays have been Hindu and Buddhist from the beginning of time, and only became Muslim beginning from the fifth century. Most malay words bear Hindu and Buddhist influence, from Sanskrit. Arabic only forms a small portion of Bahasa Melayu.

    'Bahasa' is also Sanskrit for 'language'. The British meanwhile, called the malays East Indians as opposed to Indians from India. They never associated the malays with Arabs.

    I have nothing against things Arabic. Arabic culture spawned modern technology and science, together with Indian, Chinese and yes, the malay culture.

    But to make the malays 100 percent the product of Arabic culture, is to reduce them to an artificial people, a people without their own identity and history. It is cultural genocide.

    Are we trying to say that without a Bangsa Malaysia, we cannot progress? That is absolute nonsense. In the older days when nobody spoke of Bangsa Malaysia, we had more respect among races. Now it seems we are heading towards the opposite direction.

    If Umno has the answers, there is nothing to fear. But the question is, does Umno have the answers?

    Attempts to ensure that divisional will be interpreted by outsiders as Umno paranoia.

    So Umno, please answer.

  • At 3:26 PM, Anonymous tim said…

    The major barrier to Malaysians becoming competitive is our ineffective and outmoded education system.

    Malaysians are fully aware of this, and those who can have already abandoned it. This includes our own minister of education! Witness the steady stream every school day morning of our young heading to Singapore for their education.

    The glaring deficit of our leadership is lack of execution. Your answer to every problem is to form a committee. Punting problems onto committees reflects shallow executive talent. Not paying attention to execution is the bane of many leaders. All your wise policies would be meaningless if their execution is wanting.

    Make Malaysia and Malaysians competitive; that would be a legacy more enduring and worth striving for.

    All these aspirations would be for naught if Malaysians were divided. I am distressed at the deepening polarization of Malaysians and the increasing fragmentation of Malaysians.

    The solution lies not in emphasizing but celebrating our differences; not in minimizing but sharing our commonalities. You must blunt those elements that would drive a wedge between Malaysians, and nurture those that would bring us together.

    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 master; 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 although many are still entrapped in the feudal mindset.

    The sure path to uniting Malaysians is not through culture, education, language, politics, or religion but economics, specifically through the wonders of the marketplace.

    Embrace free enterprise, and encourage the market exchange of goods and services among Malaysians, and between Malaysians and the world.

    Once Malaysians view each other less as malays and non-malays but more as potential clients, customers and partners, national unity and prosperity would be enhanced. Likewise when we view foreigners in those terms, Malaysians would be contributing their share towards world peace and prosperity.

    Build on our own legacy, and if you are successful, the excesses of you predecessor will become obvious through comparison. Create your legacy in your own style. There is no need to blow out someone else's candle in order to make yours shine brighter.

  • At 3:31 PM, Anonymous yuling said…

    As long as Malaysia it is a Muslim country, it won't go any further - Muslim malays, worst! They are just as stubborn as the donkeys - narrow minded!

    I wasn't a racist person, but after I tried so many times wasting my time typing all sorts of articles regarding the multiracial society and the special rights, all I got is just a pile of negative comments and letters - and calling me a racist person and asking me to go out from the country if I don't like Malaysia.

    Think of it - if we don't like Malaysia - why should I spent hours writing the articles and they were all written in malay so they will understand it better, and my English isn't good either.

    Well they said go away if you don't like this place and I did. I live in Australia now, and I have a handsome pay as well, and I am a visual artist, and I survive beautifully. Thank God.

    Like I said again, it is the mentality of disgruntle as a result of strong sense of "Bumi" and "Tanah Melayu". Just imagine the tax that you pay for the government was channel to systematically help out the malays (i.e. contract, education, housing, social plan, etc) and buyout the non-malay assets.

    It is entirely and practically putting the gold on a big plate and knee down and two hands submit to you. The policy has created huge wealth to malays and has controlled more than 50% of economy equity (if taking into the figure of government-linked company).

    Unfortunately, the noise of crying for protection still so strong - I guess greed and lazy become habit of you. Eh you don't feel a bit of shame?

    Hey, you malay pathetic and all the malays who has the same feeling/thinking like them. You guys don't feel shame being spoon feed by government using the taxpayers money?

    I guess all the protection policy make you all even more lazy and narrow minded and stupid. The majority of you folks once step out of the Malaysia soil will sure starve to death.

    Let us put it this way, when other races (non-malays) good, disgruntle and jealousy feeling will start boiling in your head, and if there is a little accomplishment achieved in your community……….showing-off start to creep in on your appearance, yet still disgruntled and crying for protection. How pathetic is that man!

    Hoy, I think you guys should try some pig meat once a while to make you more intelligent a bit. Look at around the world region, anti-pork meat countries are mostly rippled with starving and war or worst non-stop crying for government policy protection.

    Fact is fact when you are stupid is always stupid - although it can be help by consistent protection and nourishment policy but the end result will not go far because the quality of gene is there.

    Yes, there will be smart malays produced as a result of the several decades of policy but the number of these elite malays can be counted in finger.

    I propose that the Chinese Malaysians pull out of Malaysia and set up our own state, just like Singapore and be a successful nation. This new country will be a secular country that values real democracy, diversity, equality, freedom, justice, equal opportunities and equal treatment for all.

    There will be no place for corruption, incompetence, racial discrimination, religious discrimination and social injustice. I am sure there will be no short of Chinese Malaysians, Indian Malaysians and even Malay Malaysians who will want to live in this new country.

    Perhaps Penang will offer to pull out of the federation and be the second Singapore? It is time for the people of Penang to demand a referendum!

  • At 3:35 PM, Anonymous San said…

    Don't waste your breath. They BN steal the country blind, they strike deals amongst themselves so that all of them can stick their hands into the country's till, then they fight amongst themselves when one group doesn't get to steal as much as another group.

    Then to divert attention, they blame the Chinese. The Chinese parties are told, "Hey, don't worry, all this is for show only, you can continue to feed off the crumbs from the table." and the circus continues.

    They announce programs to help the poor, then they take them away through robberies like medicine labeling. They own private hospitals, so it is in their interests to let public hospitals deteriorate.

    Make no mistake about it - the hardcore poor are still mainly from one race, and unfortunately they are being conned into voting these thieves back in at every election.

    49 years of independence? It is more like 49 years of growing independence for Umno selfish and unilateral ambitions for one community. And 49 years of deterioration for the MCA and MIC into mere puppets in the BN.

    MCA and MIC are no more effective in defending the rights of the minority communities in Malaysia, as they are easily overpowered and silenced by Umno every time there is an interracial issue.

    A vote for MCA or MIC is effectively a vote for Umno. It is better for MCA and MIC to leave BN, in order to represent their communities more effectively.

    Wahoo! MCA Youth demands "apology" from Khairy for playing the racial card. Excellent leadership it may seem but wait a moment………They are saying that they have always been obedient and servile to their master (Umno) and now their loyalty is been doubted.

    MCA is one of the main reasons for the systemic problem prevailing in Malaysia. So don't bloody pretend you are able to stand up for meritocracies.

    With the increasing arrogance, greed and selfishness of Umno, with the MCA and MIC relegated to puppet status, less than a few percent of non-malay taxpayers money return to their own community.

    Almost all of non-malay taxpayers money goes into projects that benefit and enrich the malay community. This is set to worsen in the years to come. BN is a racist party and does not deserve any support from the non-malays for all the injustices it has done to them. Off the soapbox.

    49 years, we have our independence from the British. But think about it more intensely. Are you sure that we have really got our independence!

    At the beginning, Tunku had led us to the independence. But after that era, the Umno who inherited power from Tunku turned around and form the new breed of "colonial master".

    In the name of various beautifully sounding policies. The new colonial master is more interested to channel goodies into its own exclusive elite members. Except for some miserable spillover, all really deserving poor irrespective of races hardly receive any thing.

    The problem is most people think joining the opposition is a suicide and we should just become always contain and feed the lion and its herd so we might not be eaten.

    Young educated Malaysians must now rise up and be responsible to our country before things go out of hand! If we can't criticise our government and they are always in a state of denial - change them - nothing to lose.


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