Hiyoh! Don't worry what I say. Just follow aje la! Faham tak?
Over the last couple of days there have been several incredible stories that have appeared in the MSM as well as the online alternative media. And most if not all of the events reported definitely will qualify for entry into Ripley's Believe It Or Not la.
Did you read about Najib's unbelievable announcement about not wanting to say whether he is Malaysian 1st or Malay first? It was reported in The Malaysian Insider HERE. The Prime Minister was asked this 'sensitive' question by a student when he attended the Malaysian Student Leaders Summit. Najib refused to openly declare himself a “Malaysian first”. Why? His alleged answer will stun any Malaysian into total disbelief. Najib's answer was that he did not, ‘want to respond in a way that will divide me from my deputy. In Malaysia, that can be very dangerous’. If you have ever felt like just a pawn in a giant Malaysian game of politics that statement from the PM should have removed all doubt. But that is not all, Najib allegedly continued and said “1 Malaysia is our guiding philosophy. It does not matter what you say, just as long as you follow.” If anybody can credibly explain what the fuck that means I will buy you dinner. It does not matter what you say, just as long as you follow? Follow whom? Follow what? Is it like I will follow 1Malaysia concept but you're a fucking pendatang and should be grateful for what scraps you get so shut the fuck up? Sorry I said the last bit la but I follow 1Malaysia concept. 1 for me and 1 for you ma. Get it?
The other current thing happening that is quite frighteningly amusing is this registration of legal and illegal foreign workers. And ya, the biometric system. First of all I'll bet none of you reading this can fully explain or understand what it is and what it actually does for the country, this biometric thing-a-ma-jig. Can you? I can't. But I do know that since the name BIOMETRIC started being bandied around by the flers from the Home Ministry there has been nothing but fuck-ups. Remember how the system collapsed at the Johor Immigration check-points? Now we read about the system collapsing daily while being used in the registration exercise. But that is not what gets my goat about this registration thing.
Registering legal foreign workers? Now, that statement alone is quite confusing. If they are not registered workers doesn't it make them illegal workers? And if they are illegal foreign workers how did they get work here in the first place? And shouldn't they be penalized instead of registered?
Registering illegal foreign workers and offering them amnesty? If they are illegal foreign workers working here shouldn't they be deported? After all, we deport people for simple things like making a speech at a dinner party. So why are we wasting time and money registering these illegal workers? So they can come in, work illegally and then get registered to become "legal"? Very strange Malaysia Boleh system ain't it?
And then ah, what is this amnesty offer to the illegal baargers about?
My online dictionary defines AMNESTY as the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals.
So what? Does it mean that all those illegal flers from Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Myanmar etc. are going to get their papers to stay and work in Malaysia? And eventually become Permanent Residents or worse, citizens with voting rights? And all from starting as illegal workers?
Wah! I've heard that Malaysia is a paradise but this gives that statement new meaning man!
When I read the papers about this registration of legal and illegal workers I discover that there are hundred of thousands of them. Probably totaling past the million mark on final count. Call me paranoid or whatever but this scares the shit out of me with the General Elections coming up soon. We have close to 4 million eligible Malaysians who have not registered to vote. And meanwhile, they are opening counters round-the-clock to register legal and illegal workers. I am not saying that there is any connection at all here. But isn't there something at the back of your mind that tells you something is not quite right?
The only comfort about this registration thing is that it is now Ramadhan and Muslims fast. So the Immigration flers probably ain't working as fast as they can do at punching those biometric machines.
Okay la, I shall leave you today with a story that is not so tearing-out-hair type la.
It is reported in The Star today that a teenaged contractor in Penang is the talk of the town. He was awarded a RM1million contract for a school building project. But what is so funny about the story which is about MCA's Tan Cheng Liang accusing the Penang government about being racist in awarding contracts, is this paragraph in the Star report...
"Wanita MCA deputy secretary-general Tan Cheng Liang claimed that the bumiputra student was awarded the project to construct a double-storey religious school in Batu Maung which has since been completed."
This MCA woman seriously needs a brain re-tweak. So what if the contractor is 19 years old? So what if he is bumiputra? So what if he is a part-time college student? The important thing is he got the contract through open tender. So he must have met all the conditions set. And he has successfully completed the project he was awarded. Eh hello! Ms. Tan if you want to make some noise also must be a bit smarter la. Go find out if the kid has completed the building without defects and that the quality standards set by the government have been met. Stuff like that la. Still want to talk about race issit? Now add age some more.