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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How much more control?

We want to control......everything.

Ya! Kami sapu everything la. Terima kasih.

For years we have been listening to BN politicians sowing the seeds of fear among Malaysians about how Malays need to maintain control in order to safeguard the rights and privileges of the Malays and Bumiputras. The Malays, on bad days, go ape-shit when they hear stuff like that. Or at least that is what the mainstream media would have them believe whenever they report on BN electioneering. I think we all should take a deep breath and educate ourselves about what the situation really is.

I found this essay by Zaid Ibrahim online. Okay, okay so a lot of you are going to say, "What???!!! Zaid Ibrahim? Isn't he the guy who ... (add your own impressions of the man here)" Whatever you may think of the man's politics I think this article contains some very relevant information for ALL Malaysians to think about. Read it.



When Khir Toyo gave his undivided support for the 1 Melayu 1 Bumi idea, he asked what was wrong with it. Many things are wrong with it. Firstly, if the idea is that we need a movement to “unify” all Malays and Bumiputera under one political party (which is UMNO, presumably) it will not happen; not now, not ever. Malays are not sheep that will follow the likes of Ibrahim Ali and Khir Toyo without thinking. 
There have been Malay leaders in UMNO who have tried since Merdeka to get this kind of narrow racial unity going, but to no avail. Indeed, they came up with their idea of “unity” not because they genuinely cared about the welfare of the Malays; but to sustain their race-based party which is the only political model they know. They are not prepared to change. They are not prepared to meet thechanging world with honest courage. They are not brave enough to admit that their model of “unity” does not work. So, when the Malays support or join other parties,these politicians will cry wolf and create fear with race and religion. In the words of Khir Toyo: “For the Malay people themselves, the voting pattern of the Chinese and the policy of the DAP, which seems to be anti-everything that involves the interests of the Bumiputera and the religion of Islam, are clear indicators that there already is a wave that wants to empower the Chinese race in politics after they have taken control of the economy.”
What control? What power?  
What leaders like Khir Toyo and Ibrahim Ali fail to understand is that political power is not everything. Even without this recent “unity call”, the Malays are already in complete political control. More than two-thirds of the Cabinet is Malay. Even the Barisan Nasional is just a coalition in name, and the way the Government does things shows that UMNO is not “first amongst equals” but, simply, “first”. And this happens not just in the Federal Government: more than two-thirds of Parliamentarians are Malay or Bumiputera. The Sultans are Malay. All except one of the Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers are Malay-Bumiputera. Eighty-five percent of the Civil Service are Malay, including the diplomatic corps and the educational and judicial services. The Armed Forces and Police are composed primarily of Malays. Rela members are mostly Malay. 
And what about the claim that the Chinese are in sole control of the economy? Have Khir Toyo and Ibrahim Ali forgotten about Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) such as Maybank, PETRONAS, Telekom Malaysia, TNB, Khazanah Nasional, PNB, Media Prima, Felda, Sime Darby, and many others, the vast majority of which are owned by the Government and managed by Malay-Bumiputera? The G-20 group of largest listed GLCs alone possess RM353 billion (around half) of the market capitalisation of the entire Bursa Malaysia and owned by GLCs controlled by UMNOputra. NEP asked for 30 % 
Are we to believe that, despite all this, the Malays and Bumiputera are still not in power? What more control do people like Khir Toyo want?

We Malays do not need to control more than what we already have. Instead, we need to have a competitive spirit coupled with the right work attitudes and values. Individuals, not corporations, need more capital and know-how. We need to harness our entrepreneurial spirit. We need to have the right educational options so that we understand the history of our nation properly—so we understand the meaning of democracy, rights and freedom. Then, and only then,will we learn to be at peace with others in the country and face the changes taking place around us. 
None of these things requires us to have more control over anything other than our own abilities. In fact, the kind of “control” that Khir Toyo wants is partly the cause of the dependency syndrome amongst the Malays, which encourages us to feel that we are entitled to special treatment all the time. 
To look at it from the another perspective: if people like Khir Toyo and Ibrahim Ali were right, and control is indeed central to the advancement of the Malays, then surely the Malays would have grown very advanced in education technology and finance after all these years of control. So, if Malays remain poor and uncompetitive today—if we still lack capital and business opportunities—then it is the duty of responsible political leaders to identify the real root causes of these deficiencies.


Can Khir Toyo and others like him explain to the Malays what can be achieved in this regard if, say, PAS joined UMNO? What benefits will Malay political unity bring to the education system? What reforms will it bring for a better administration of the country?Will there be less corruption if there is more Malay control than there already is? 

No, because the lack of Malay unity and political control is not the root cause of these problems. It is not even remotely related to these problems at all. In fact, if there were more of the control that Khir Toyo and his kind want, there will be more of the dependency syndrome, more insecurity, more feelings of entitlement without having to strive for anything through education and honest work.
These so-called “leaders” must stop crying wolf and start looking at ways to help improve what is clearly a terrible situation. They must help the Malays and Bumiputera identify opportunities and make best use of them according to their abilities, and if these abilities are not enough, then these leaders must help improve them. They must help students get a better education and skills through better teachers and lecturers. 

It is straightforward, but it requires hard work and not empty rhetoric. The call for “control” and “unity” does nothing except sweep the need for real work under the carpet. 
The real enemies of the Malays are ignorance and lack of knowledge. Those leaders who demand “unity” and “control” should look in the mirror and ask: “Is this really the best I can do for my people?” 
Zaid Ibrahim

39 comments:

Angry voter said...

Do you know why UMNO-BN people, who are in control of almost everything under the Malaysian sun, are Soooo... insecure of their position ?

ANSWER: It's because they plunder the country of its resources at their will. In another word, they are thieves.Thieves don't have a peace of mind.

Anonymous said...

'They must help the Malays and Bumiputera identify opportunities and make best use of them according to their abilities, and if these abilities are not enough, then these leaders must help improve them. They must help students get a better education and skills through better teachers and lecturers.'

Haven't they don't that yet?

Academically under par - tambah markah buta to pass

Tak cukup grade masuk U - buat back-door matriculation class for privilege class only to enter u

Tak dapat compete in business - buat monopolistic AP only to the previlege class & set quota for the Nons

Tak cukup finance - give soft loan that don't need to repay, whether in business or education

Tak qualify for top management position - ketuanan dictates that there must be top level privilege person, even that person knows nut

etc etc... ad infinitum

So what the fcuk is he saying?????

Anonymous said...

Am not going to read anything written by zaid

Anonymous said...

The control these politicians want is for themselves not for the overall Malays. They want to plunder everything they can get hold of so that they can live comfortable lives without slogging . They can have everything under the sun, you name it they have it in their minds.....

adamJ said...

Hold on a minute. Something's wrong with the essay, something about Khir Toyo and Ibrahim Ali being leaders. Since when did jesters become kings?

If they can be called leaders, then WTF is Najis? Supreme Overlord!? Sad that Zaid recognised them as leaders, they don't even have the slightest quality of a leader. They only fulfilled the criteria of being jesters, that also only those waiting at the death row.

Antares said...

The moment Umno loses control of Petronas, PDRM and the Attorney General... all the money-grubbing warlords will lose not only their ill-gotten gains but most likely also their freedom of movement - unless they go into exile in the Seychelles, Mauritius or Zimbabwe!

Anonymous said...

Power is like a magic wand.

Anonymous said...

We netizens are fully cognitive of their ploy to divide and rule.

The questions here really are,
1.Are the rest of the populace really aware and mad enough to demand for change?

2.Are we M'sians ready for come what may and do the necessary to bring about this change?

3. Or as I fear, the GOM has engineered it such that howsoever we cast our votes, the gerrymandering has fixed it such that the present bunch will still win?!!

I wish we , the M'sian public can get some straight answers but sigh!!!...as we all know, none are forthcoming!

And a good morning to you, Patrick!

Unca Pete

Kingmaker said...

So they want to continue to control? Well it has been shown all over the world that govt/leaders of few decades had all fallen, dethroned, charged or even killed!! Marcos, Suharto, Saddam, Mubarak, Gaddafi etc. umno has finally acknowledged that their time is up & are so desperate/scared!!! GE13 is the end for this party. PM's 1Malaysia = Sapu malaysia!!!

Anonymous said...

ABU unites!

Sapu BN habis!

Kee Huat said...

Zaid can write his thoughts but politically he cannot execute his ideas becoz he always thinks he's above others (not a listener).
Also some say he's impatient.
See where KITA is heading ?

Dr. Dre Solo said...

you should include Hasan Ali too.

Anonymous said...

为何吡州政府负债十年内爆增5倍,
目前负债逼近十亿你只能依靠售卖水资产还债,巫统马华为何噤若寒蝉?

Anonymous said...

The lack of appitite for refom will drive away foreign and domestic investors to other places where they are welcome. Despite all the current problems faced by the US it is still an attractive investment destination.

Anonymous said...

Satu masa dulu,adik aku pernah menetap di UK selama lebih setahun . Tapi adik ipar aku duduk situ dah lama,dekat 6 tahun . Duduk situ,kerja bukannya kerja besar,kerja pun chef kecil-kecilan dekat restoran . Adik aku pulak kerja jadi baby sitter . Gaji,takde la besar, tak sampai pun seribu pound tak silap aku . . . tapi . . .

1 . Baju kat sana 3 pound . Kat Malaysia baju2 tu hanya dijual di Pavilion,KL . Baju orang kebanyakan di UK ,baju orang kaya di Malaysia .

2 . Kasut Lacoste kat sana 20 pound .

3 . Sewa bilik ada dapur 200 pound .

4 . Transportation,takde,naik bas,naik tube,satu hari punya tiket 5 pound unlimited ride . Tak payah tunggu lama, paling lama tunggu bas,5 minit 2 bijik datang . Naik tube tak pernah rasa tak selesa . Ada Oyster kad,senang nak ke mana-mana .

5 . Pegi Asda ke Tesco ke, beli barang dapur,satu troli 20 pound . Lepas untuk seminggu .

6 . Tak pernah rasa nak beli kereta sebab membazir, orang kaya berlagak aje pakai kereta ke mana-mana .

7 . Jalanraya sesuai untuk bawak basikal . Adik ipar aku, main transportation dia,basikal,undang-undang . . . wajib pakai helmet .

8 . Tambang tube nak ke airport . . . 3 pound .

9 . DVD ori sekeping 3 pound . Aku beli Ice Age 1 dan 2 boxset 6 pound .

10 . Apa-apa barang pun mcm pakaian, tak puas hati dengan produk, boleh pulangkan dalam tempoh 30 hari, takde banyak soal asal simpan resit dan tag tak dicabut .

11 . Dan aku malas nak cerita pasal Black Friday dan sale musim panas . . .

12 . Bayangkan anda mampu beli kereta Mercedes second hand cash . . . dengan hanya mengeluarkan 500 pound . Sini? Hutang 5 tahun untuk bayar kereta second hand . . kereta di UK tidak ada value sangat kerana . . . pengangkutan awam membuatkan kereta tidak relevan dan penting dalam hidup . Perkhidmatan teksi adalah sesuatu perkhidmatan premium sebab teksi tidak diperlukan sangat .

Bila dia balik Malaysia,

. . . . . . kerja mesti kena ambik overtime, kalau tak duit tak cukup . Barang makanan sekali pegi beli Rm200 . Nak pegi beli barang pun susah sebab public transport susah . Apa yang Ismail Sabri Yaakob pelik macam mana RPK boleh hidup mewah kat UK kalau orang Malaysia yang kerja dia waiter kedai makan dekat Malaysia Hall pun boleh hidup senang kat sana? Adik ipar aku balik sini, sambil hisap rokok dengan aku dia tanya aku, "Apasal hidup kat Malaysia ni susah sangat?"

Lagi la pelik bila menteri tanya apasal ramai orang lebih gemar migrate ke negara lain . . . Tukang sapu pun boleh hidup senang kat UK . Marah pulak diorang bila rakyat mempersoalkan "Kenapa menteri mampu hidup mewah kat Malaysia ,layak ke diorang?"

Wak Arjun said...

IGNORANCE...
LACK of KNOWLEDGE..

Unker Tiu err I mean Teoh...
Going by what I cut & paste from Zaid's, the Malays will forever remain insecure. So many Bodohs like Lembu due to lack of knowledge and cant understand English so cant understand what u r trying to share Uncle Tiu errr I mean Teoh.

Good thing I am a Wak ;-)

flyer168 said...

In Bolehland they hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office!

Are they politicians asking what the country can do for them?

or a zealous one asking what THEY can do for their country?

If they are the first, then they are parasites

if the second, then they are an oasis in the desert"

Shalom.

Anonymous said...

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我国十年内流失1万77亿元。
看了以上数据,你还想投国阵吗?

Anonymous said...

Sad news for your blue mansion co-star.

http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/blogs/singapore-showbiz/dim-sum-dolly-emma-yong-cancer-relapses-135544991.html

Anonymous said...

To UMNOputra,everything under the Sun are their.Just like Sarawak,the whole state is owned by Taib & family.
People,dont feel bad,it is we the one give them the open checks to plundered our country wealth.Use your hand to VOTE them out and buried all these bastards forever.

letsgotoaustralia said...

I think we can get a better deal in australia or new zealand where they appreciate us chinese.

Maybe with this paper the US will give us green cards which they gave to people they like.

Anonymous said...

Zaid is a joke. First he resigned from UMNO, then he wrote a book which made people cry. I bought a copy of the book. Then he joined Pakatan. He stood for election and lost and cried 'cheating'. He left Pakatan to form KITA. He bashes Anwar and Pakatan. He tried to suck up to Najib and UMNO but they ignore him. Then he says KITA will support Pakatan in the next GE.

Zaid's worse than Hee Yit Fong. At least she took the money and keep a low profile.

Patrick, don't bring yourself down to his level, by quoting from his writings. We all know he writes well but have no intention to practise what he wrote. You are much more than Zaid. You have principles ... Zaid has none.

Hitam Metalik said...

Rakyat Malaysia kehilangan "satu dekad yang telah hancur dek korupsi", di mana wang haram sebanyak RM1,077 bilion telah dibawa keluar dari negara kita dalam tempoh 10 tahun dari 2000-9. Mengikut laporan terkini badan pemerhati kewangan Washington Global Financial Integrity (GFI), wang haram sebanyak RM150 bilion (USD47 bilion) telah dikeluarkan dari Malaysia dalam tahun 2009 sahaja.

RM150 bilion ini adalah tambahan kepada kerugian besar RM927 bilion (USD291 bilion) dalam tempoh 9 tahun dari 2000 hingga 2008. Laporan GFI ini telah mengejutkan kita semua, terutamanya apabila Malaysia kini berada di kedudukan 5 negara yang tertinggi untuk pelarian modal haram yang terbesar.

Anonymous said...

The message can only be pass to malays by malays themselves because if non-Malays were to say what Zaid said....UMNO racists will just play the racist game that they know so well. Zaid and the like should bring the message to all the malay areas...one word from a Malay is better than many words from non-Malays.

flyer168 said...

In Bolehland we hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office...

“Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you,

or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?

If you are the first, then you are a parasite;

if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert” – Kahlil Gibran

Shalom.

Anonymous said...

Pat,
Why dothe rest of BN component let those bargers banging our country?
mca.mic.ppp, sarawak,sabah,.For sure those UMNO bargers have a secret fileson those ministers, maybe phonografic naked file! so that all tyhose bargers can keep quite and let the umno screw all of us... They create a hole themselves..let the near election tell how smart malaysian is, i thinbk?

Anonymous said...

When you're an umNO member, you're above the law. You can do whatever you want. You can syphon money out of the country as you wish. umNO runs MACC, polis RAJA di bolehland, courts so umNO members are untouchables. And what more when "Dear Successor", Mooohiydin gives $hahriza his blessings! Even “Dear Leader” Najib can't do anything.

Toyol will be freed from corruption on 23 Dec. It is all in the umno's MACC/PDRM script - bukti tak cukup!

Anonymous said...

大馬前年流失國外的黑錢高達470億美元,
相等於1千500億令吉!

Zimmern said...

Here's wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

I too is taking hibernation like you until 2012!

Anonymous said...

who is this shit head hassan fellow who claimed christain is trying to convert muslim ...

what so fucking special about muslim that the christain wants to convert themm..

niamah!

Anonymous said...

I dont care what happens, I dont care about this either, I only care whether tomorrow I can still eat good food, and fuck pussy.

Anonymous said...

hello 3.59.. your dad should just masturbate and shoot his load (that 's you ..on the wall) .. at least you dont exist and pollute the earth with your shit !

Anonymous said...

Hello 11:54 AM,

Who are you to say that? it is up to me to say whatever shit I wanted to, it is not like im bonking your mom? or your sister? it is my liberty to say whatever I want, to support or not to, to vote or not to.

It is better to for your dad to keep his sperm than waste on someone like you.

Anonymous said...

ok..lah..you dont like it..correct ..? .. but a man who doesnt care who rules him is just a pc.of SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!get it ???????????????

I think your dad should masturbate his load over the toilet bowl !!!!!

P/S. dont talk about people's wife ,daughter or sisters ..ok?
you mom is a female ok? respect her ..or your grandma..!!!!

fucker you are seriously a nobody man....!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

again...the gomen up to old trick -mamak kutty style. (by the way...he will burn in hell for sure ...)

in the news:
----------------------------
1.chinese very clever lah..go overseas also make it (New York..get the story..)

2.Anai lah.dancing for a cause lah... fucker dumbi is fucking screwed already...

Niamah.lah betul...

Anonymous said...

It is time to Give The Penyapu to Patrick Teoh. His time to SAPU pula.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in a village, amongst really decent and simple folks.

All these years I keep thinking when will a truly sincere, truly caring Malay politician turns up.

One who is brave enough to tell his people that the only way forward is through honest hard work. Government subsidies are really nothing more than opiums.

I really really wish that such gentleman politicians exist.

Jane

Anonymous said...

I am a Malay. As long as I am have special status . I will continue to vote for those who protect me.

eg.I can supply items to PETRONAS refinery without even knowing what the fuck I am selling .I just filled up the price ,usually few hundred percent (to be safe) . And I will get to supplied. Chinese and Indian cannot supply direct .

I now drive BMW . Be Malay I am so happy.!

Malaysia Boleh. !

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