Chinese votes in BN’s bag as long as business chances exist, says Dr M
When I read that headline I felt angry. And insulted I guess. And a little sad. I grew up during a period in our history where quite a number of people of my community thought, "Hiyah! Don't rock the boat la. Can cari makan can already la. Don't make trouble unnecessarily."
I know. My parents thought like that. So did their friends and colleagues. So did my relatives. Later on I would accuse my father for being part of the reasons why our country is in the shit house it is. Because he and people like him did not want to be or did not think it was important to be "involved". I know it sounds unfair but it was the way I felt about things back then.
Well, it seems that Mahathir thinks that there are enough Malaysians who still think like that to make it another 5-year term for the Barisan Nasional. He confidently said, “I think the Chinese would still value their opportunities in business. If you take an environment where they can succeed in business, they would be supportive of BN, which they did even when the BN introduced the New Economic Policy”.
Mahathir also said that if there had been no NEP the wealth of the country would be unevenly distributed and that would lead to instability. The Chinese would be rich and the Malays would be poor. But he didn't explain why after 42 years of the NEP the biggest number of poor people in Malaysia are still the Malays? So, why ah, Doc?
My Sunday was so-so until I came home and read that TMI report. Thanks for spoiling my day TMI.
Wait...wait...wait...phew! Thank goodness I also found this funny bit in the same TMI report. Sort of made the day feel a bit better la:-
Mahathir said, "I keep on telling people that in this country no one should feel extremely happy because if they feel happy, if one race feels happy, it means you are doing the wrong thing. You are helping that race too much."
Doesn't that old make just crack you up?