In the last several posts we talked about Constitutional Malays, “Liberal” Malays and Conservative Malays; “Unliberal Malays” and “Loyal Malays”; Singapore Malays, Non-Kow Towing Malays, etc. Why not we talk about Liberal Chinese, “Unliberal Chinese” and conservative Chinese this time. In the interest of a greater understanding, better disposition and goodwill among us Malaysians.
One wonders what category business people like billionaire Robert Kuok and Vincent Tan belong to. However, one needs not wonder too much about politicians. Politicians are a different kettle of fish because … well, politicians are politicians.
Eunice Ong, in an article produced on the anniversary of the 1969 racial riots (reproduced below), appears to be in the category of liberal Chinese. But look at the comments to her article a few of which are printed here below her article. What category (ies) do they belong to?
The Sin Chew article below that is written by the Deputy Head of the Culture and Education Department of Sin Chew Daily. He is from Sarawak, a product of a Chinese school, a schooling system he does not want to give up, yet wants to see change in the country. The change he wants is getting rid of corruption, which we subscribe to. His dream ”to see my country progress to be an united harmonious nation, where our politicians dispute on ideals, not playing the racial and religious cards” is shared by many. Is he liberal, moderate or conservative? Let’s talk about that.
Then there are articles regarding the spat on PKR “Strategic Director” Tian Chua’s call to the Selangor state government to boycott the Sin Chew Daily. Between the PKR Director and the Sin Chew people we do not know who are liberal or “unliberal” or conservative. The MCA Youth joins the foray, calling Tian Chua’s boycott call “childish”; readers may want to venture an opinion where to place them in the classifications stated above. Meanwhile, there’s a Sin Chew article saying it is “Difficult for MCA to regain lost support” because of “one-and-a-half-year internal conflicts” and “Chinese votes have been flowing to the Pakatan Rakyat.” Are these true and, if so, are the run-away Chinese votes liberal, “unliberal” or conservative?
And finally, the Malays in Utusan Melayu give an opinion on the issues raised in the Chinese press in recent times. Let’s see whether they indicate an accurate Malay perspective on the categories of Chinese stated above.
As usual, it’s not labeling. It’s an attempt at understanding one another better so that we can go about together better. And, as usual, let’s chat.
We, the Non-Malays
13 May, 2010
By Eunice Ong
Revisiting the topic of Malay rights from one side of the fence but in view of all
We (and when I say we, I mean the non-Malays) often complain of the different privileges received by the different races. We condemn frequently organisations such as PERKASA, the “Ketuanan Melayu” mentality, and all the privileges that we see our Malay contemporaries get. We express disgusted disapproval of the inequality.
We whine that Malay is the national language and Islam is the national religion as opposed to our preferred language. Ah! We can also go on about how much sacrifice it is to go to a halal restaurant, because you have a Malay friend with the group.
So, one day say, the Prime Minister tells us that he has the mandate from the Malays and wants to negotiate a compromise. Mr. PM will ask of our dissatisfaction, and we will give him a long list: we want our children to be admitted to all public universities, we want to be given more business licenses, we want to either take away the Bumiputera discount or get the same discount, we want to be given the privilege to buy special shares so as to earn money, and the list goes on.
Mr. PM says, “Fine, we can come to a compromise and I can agree to at least half of your requests, but will you agree to give up vernacular schools and make our education system a one-school system?” Funnily enough, before he can explain how the individual vernacular language will be taught as an elective subject in all schools (private or public) and that it will eventually delete one of the many causes of racial disunity, the strongest protesters of that proposal will be the same persons who claim injustice in the first place.
If change is indeed a goal, there are sacrifices we have to make. We can argue until the cows come home that we are giving up our right to learn our mother tongue and our roots, but we are Malaysians and it is about time we should start acting like Malaysians. Our roots are all here in Malaysia, not in China or India. Do we really expect them to give up what they have been enjoying for more than five decades in the name of change without us making an effort at the same time? If we do, how then can we advocate for fairness?
As many would remember telling me in their wisdom to look at the big picture, and the big picture here is that giving up vernacular schools will mean lesser racial disunity. The usual trend is that the cliques are racial based and that barrier is language. Really, be honest, you would have used the excuse of not being able to have more friends of other races because of language. I have that problem.
The big picture is that if we can accept each other, we can learn from each other and the troubling PERKASA will not exist to protect the rights of the Malays.
The big picture is that there is hope for change.
Some of the comments to the post:
winner on 24 May, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Know what malay pig? A suck babi hutan pendatang from Indonesia, pencuri of Tanah Orang Asli, should be caught by all the Chinese whom you have insulted.
They will then pack you in a pig basket, parade you round Chinatown in KL, to let the Chinese pelt rotten eggs, throw shit and pour all the pig shit from the nearby pig farms on your head.
Then let them take you out of your pig basket and roast you over an extremely hot fire until you become barbecued pork. After that chop your stinking carcass and leave it in the streets of rural for all those vultures and crows to feed on. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Why only malays? You think this country is yours alone? What has the government really done for the pribumis and the Orang Asli? Look at how Umno has screwed up Sabah Indonesians and Filipinos getting citizenship and enjoying the same benefits as you the moment they hop off the boat!
You go ask the government to stop all that then I will stop thinking you are speaking through your asshole.
Podah! You are nothing but a chauvinist malay pig like the rest.
It seems like Malaysia is still not ready for globalisation because of a bunch of anti-social racist morons like you. Our country already independent for so many donkey years but sorry to see still got such shortsighted moron like you.
Bangsa melayu failed in the past 30 years with lots of help from Umno but still failed! Then they blame the Chinese cheat la, marginalise them la, this la that la……….so much excuses! If you are pariah, forever you are pariah!
If you malay pig race lazy, no matter how much with the government help, it will back to square.
For me, I just speak up what I had observed and not like the malay race who is always jealous about other race success. Bad hearted.
What the hell you ask all the Chinese to get out from Malaysia in your comment post? It is proven you are another racist moron bastard!
Malay failure is the fact! It has been happened since 30 years ago and not just now. If you keep on denying it proven again you are just another loser or hypocrite!
Truth – what is so proud of asking Chinese to be like your kind of robbers, liars, cheaters in Malaysia? Kaum tongkat yang langsung tak tahu malu! Yes, you motherf***ker are stupid, lazy, fanatic, thus you need tongkat forever! Dick head!
Kaum tongkat still can survive in most of the zoos overseas. See the UPM red shirt “Orang Utan”. At least they could be the laughing stock to this world.
If malays with 50% population in Malaysia none of them success, then I reckon you jump to the sea. That so!
Once again, with you racist pig moron, Malaysia wouldn’t go far as far as globalisation is all about!
You are truly one of those Umno babi hutan with shit plastered all over your brain and fulfilling Hang Tuah policy in reverse! With babi hutan like you whose brains are filled with tahi babi – it would be melayu akan hilang di dunia!
Rejected on 22 May, 2010 at 4:02 pm
No offense but (ops, something offensive coming) I’ll be honest and say some of every group are racist.
To make things clearer, I’m a Chinese who wasn’t exposed to mandarin or any clan dialect plus I look like a non-chinese. Guess what happened? people discriminate me for that but hey, it’s not like I choose not to learn or to look like that. Chinese would say I’m of the lower class while the others would give me the same treatment.
As a child, I spend most of the time thinking why? and some unhappy things do happen every few week. All these actually helped me. I realized “why?” or “blame them” aren’t important and we should take people as what they are. Now, I don’t judge anyone, not at all. You can be lazy or arrogant or dark skinned or whatever, I’ll just accept you for who you are.
Statistic or history or proof. It all goes down to our mentality, of how we choose to look at all these evidence.
Yes, I believe the main problem would be the mentality of (I would say) almost every single person. The low mentality that hinders unity.
The change we want
By TAN LEE CHIN
Sometime ago an article entitled We, the non-Malays by a Ms Eunice Ong was posted onwww.loyarburok.com.
I would like to respond to some of the points raised in the article. Note that what I say here is my personal opinion. I cannot claim to speak on behalf of all the non-Malays.
As a firm believer in the freedom of speech, I fully respect the writer’s view, but I would like to present another perspective on the matter she raised.
I am a proud product and supporter of the vernacular school system, and have a dream to see progress and changes in my beautiful motherland of Malaysia, the only homeland I ever have.
Ms Ong had attempted to look into the issue of Malay rights from a non-Malay perception and perspective.
Her main argument is that the non-Malays, after complaining so much on the privileges received by our Malay countrymen and making endless appeals for change from our end, still refuse to make sacrifices like accepting Bahasa Melayu as the national language and Islam as the national religion, or even just sharing a meal with our Malay friends in a halal restaurant.
I believe that we, the non Malays, might have not been 100% perfect in our daily interactions and dealings with our Malay friends, but I doubt many of us object to Bahasa Melayu as our national language or have any reservation on respecting Islam as the religion of the land.
We will, of course, object and protest if our rights to mother tongue education and freedom of religious beliefs and practices as provided for in the Federal Constitution are violated.
Contrary to Ms Ong’s presumption that some non-Malays might think that going to a halal eatery is a sacrifice, I doubt many will have any thoughts over such a social interaction. Most will just accept it as a matter of fact. I don’t think any sensible person will consider such matters an issue at all.
I, for one, enjoy the halal mamak delicacies as well as ikan bakar served in the Sin Chew Cafeteria. Yes, for a company with a majority Chinese staff, we have a Malay stall catering for Malay workers. The halal food outlet is also very popular with the non-Malay workers
I have often contended that a single stream education system is not the solution for the many problems we face, in particular, disunity among the races.
The writer has claimed that social cliques are race based, and the various languages form a barrier to racial interaction.
Let me narrate a real life example of how language need not be a barrier in making friends, real friends.
My mother is less privileged in terms of education opportunity because she only had two years of formal education. She is now in her sixties going to seventies.
Mum speaks Mandarin, Hokkien, Melanau and the most broken Malay one could ever imagine. But Kak Amoy, a Malay helper to our family 20 years ago and who only speaks Malay, has been Mum’s best friend till this day.
How they communicate with each other does not require rocket science, but simply through the heart – a matter of affection and sincerity.
Over the years, Mum’s Malay has certainly improved by leaps and bounds.
Some might think that Mum is an exception, since she is a Chinese who grew up in a Melanau Kampung at Mukah in Sarawak. She doesn’t belong to our generation, does she? Moreover, she did not really go to school, so she is not very much a product of our education system. We can’t consider her case when discussing our education system, ya?
But, is language the only tool to national integration?
Obviously, language needs not be an obstacle to friendship between the various races.
Now, let us look at Ms Ong’s suggestion on doing away with the vernacular schools.
Here, let me draw the attention of the readers to the current local political situation.
The governing coalition led by Umno is formed by different race-based political parties, each representing the interests of their respective race.
Among them, many politicians will not hesitate to play the racial card to their personal interest, even if it is at the detriment of the nation.
Would it be wise to abolish the vernacular schools now, or integrate them into the national education?
I don’t wish to speculate, but, if we are to give up our rights to education via the medium of our choice, what other rights will we have to give up for the sake of national unity in future?
With due respect, Ms Ong’s suggestion of abolishing vernacular schools is an oversimplified unrealistic solution to the complicated state of affair that our nation is facing.
Many Malaysian are angry, they are bothered by many issues like corruption, misuse of powers by the authorities, inefficient government bodies, doubts on the independence of the judiciary, etc. These issues are not racial or religious, but simply basic moral, civil and social matters that affect every citizen whatever his or her race or religion, or language.
Vernacular schools products like me and most other Malaysians are concerned about these issues, and we want to see a change for the better in our nation. Such a change is expected by all Malaysians.
We will have to make sacrifice for the change, and it starts with us individually.
For a start, let’s stop giving bribes to traffic police, stop greasing hands to get things done at government offices.
Don’t politicize the vernacular school system. Leave the vernacular schools alone. The problems dividing the people of various races are not caused by them, but by politicians exploiting the racial sentiments.
My dream is to see my country progress to be an united harmonious nation, where our politicians dispute on ideals, not playing the racial and religious cards.
That, indeed, is the change we should be striving for.
The writer is the deputy head of the Culture & Education Department of Sin Chew Daily
( The opinions expressed by the writer do not necessarily reflect those of MySinchew )
Tian Chua must apologise
PKR strategic director Tian Chua’s call to the Selangor state government to boycott the Sin Chew Daily over certain news reports he is unhappy with is surely a very sad reflection of his own shallow understanding of the democratic political process he and his party profess to uphold.
One of the fundamental principles of democracy is the freedom of speech, which includes the freedom of the press. To muffle the press is surely a gross violation of the freedom of speech.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”.
The Pakatan Rakyat has publicly declared in its campaigns during the March 2008 general election that it upholds the freedom of speech, including the concept of a free press. It has even promised to revoke laws that restrain, constrict, repress and suppress news reporting.
What Tian Chua has done is a total contradiction of the Pakatan Rakyat principle of freedom of opinion and expression, and a retraction of his statement and an apology from him are surely in order.
If fact, the PKR leadership should initiate disciplinary action against him for embarrassing the party and giving a wrong impression of the party to its supporters and the general public.
The general public is fast losing confidence in the PKR, if not even the Pakatan Rakyat coalition itself, over several very unfavourable incidents involving the party. This will certainly affect the Pakatan Rakyat vision and mission of taking over Putra Jaya after the next general election.
The people are questioning the defection of several MPs and state assembly members from the PKR, and they want the party to be responsible and accountable for such a fiasco.
Tian Chua himself is now facing the possibility of losing his Batu parliamentary seat in Kuala Lumpur if his conviction and sentence for assaulting a policeman are upheld by the higher court.
The so-called plot against Selangor Menetri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is another big embarrassment for the PKR, and caused no small measures of doubts among the party grassroots members and supporters.
The latest outburst against Sin Chew Daily is another impulsive reaction which is bad for the party and Tian Chua himself.
It certainly is wrong to desacralize the fundamental human right principle to free speech and free expression by calling for a boycott of a newspaper that is doing its job of reporting and interpreting news for the people.
Selangor PKR deputy chairman Hee Loy Sian, in trying to make some damage control, has denied that the party leadership had considered boycotting Sin Chew Daily, contradicting Tian Chua’s claim that the boycott move was endorsed by the party leadership.
According to Selangor senior executive councillor Teresa Kok, the Selangor state assembly has not discussed anything about boycotting Sin Chew Daily.
Teresa, the DAP national organising secretary, said the state government would not adopt such a proposal, and felt that such a move was unnecessary.
State Executive Councillor Ronnie Liu of the DAP also told me that the Pakatan Rakyat does not endorse such “stupid action”. Ronnie said that the leaders of the coalition are true defenders and fighters of human rights and would not persecute the legitimate and honest media.
Ronnie also has high commendation of Sin Chew Daily, saying that it is a very credible and fair newspaper.
In view of the refutation of Tian Chua’s boycott call, it seems obvious that he was making the announcement without the approval and sanction of the Pakatan Rakyat leadership.
If that is the case, the people and supporters who voted for the Pakatan Rakyat during the March 2008 general election would expect that disciplinary action by taken against the errant MP. He should also be made to publicly retract the boycott call and apologise to Sin Chew Daily. That is the least a gentleman would do.
Tian Chua’s boycott call childish, says MCA Youth
KUALA LUMPUR: Sin Chew Daily plays an important role in Malaysian politics and has been carrying out the responsibility of monitoring governance over the years, according to Selangor MCA Youth chief Dr Kow Cheong Wei.
Kow was commenting on PKR strategic director Tian Chua’s call to the Selangor state government to boycott Sin Chew Daily over what he perceived as distorted reporting.
Describing Tian Chua’s reaction as a childish behavior, Kow said that politicians cannot expect to be praised by the media everyday as there are both good and bad sides to political events.
Kow said in a statement that politicians should, instead, heed the advice and recommendations given by the media to adjust and improve themselves.
He said the MCA Youth believed that the reports published by Sin Chew Daily on Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was to let the readers know what is happening in the state.
Kow said the MCA Youth condemns Tian Chua’s boycott call against Sin Chew Daily as unfair, unjustified, and unwarranted.
Sin Chew Daily
Difficult for MCA to regain lost support
By LIM MUN FAH
Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is right to say that the MCA is not ready to face a snap general election.
He also admits that the MCA has yet to fully recover from bruises of the one-and-a-half-year internal conflicts and he needs at least six months to a year to stabilise the party.
The problem is, it is easy to destroy but hard to build. Would six months or a year of time enough to change the situation of the party?
According to Chua, there is still some time before the next general election and the people may change their minds at any time. Over time, they will find that the Pakatan Rakyat is not as perfect as they thought.
Chua seems to lack confidence in himself and, thus, could only hope that the people will be totally disappointed by the Pakatan Rakyat and return to the BN.
His attitude of not trying to reflect and save himself has shown his helplessness over the current political situation.
Voters seem to be indifferent to a series of people-friendly movements of the BN in recent days. The results of a few by-elections have shown that the basic political situation after the March 2008 general election has not been changed much.
The changes, if any, would be the return of some Indian and Malay votes to the BN. But at the same time, Chinese votes have been flowing to the Pakatan Rakyat at a very high speed.
Such a trend has even extended to southern peninsula. Johor Bahru, which has been regarded as a political bastion of the BN, is no longer a safe zone today.
The Pakatan Rakyat took control of five states after the 2008 general election. The honeymoon period of the Pakatan Rakyat and the voters is surprisingly long even though the Pakatan Rakyat has carelessly lost control of Perak and has been entangled with infighting, defections and the issue of low quality MPs. I believe that 90% of those who supported the Pakatan Rakyat in the 2008 general election are still supporting it today.
The Pakatan Rakyat has vowed to go all out to win the next general election and take control of Putrajaya. Its plea to voters to give it a chance to rule the country after 50 years of BN rule is apparently gaining support
Many voters are willing to give it a try as they are fed up of the BN rule and am looking for change.
It cannot be said that the BN has made no contribution to the country at all over the past half of a century, but its long-term governance has also brought about corruption problems, including conspiracy between businessmen and officials, interest transference, abuse of power and racial bias.
Although the BN government has made some policy adjustments and changes, the people have not seen the actual results.
Unless voters are convinced that the BN has had a thorough tranformation, those who have dumped the BN will never support it again
Sin Chew Daily
ISU-ISU AKHBAR CINA
Menteri Terlalu Awal Gembira
July 08, 2010
Akhbar Nanyang Siang Pao terbitan 4 Julai 2010 menyiarkan artikel yang mempertikaikan kenyataan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein di Dewan Rakyat bahawa beliau berpuas hati dengan penurunan jenayah ragut.
Penulis Koo Lee Fen menyifatkan kenyataan berkenaan menunjukkan Hishammuddin sendiri yang berasa dirinya selamat.
“Bulan lalu, di gereja yang sering saya kunjungi beg tangan seorang rahib diragut. Lengannya ditikam hingga berdarah.
“Ketika membuat laporan polis, polis bertanya kepada mangsa sama ada mahu mengecam penjenayah atau tidak. Kerana tidak mahu timbulkan lebih banyak masalah, mangsa tidak mahu mengecam suspek,” katanya.
Lee Fen menambah, berdasarkan sikap polis ketika menyoal mangsa percaya kes berkenaan tidak akan berkesudahan.
“Gereja yang sama pernah dipecah masuk pada waktu siang. Biarpun pihak gereja serahkan rakaman kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) kepada pihak polis, sehingga hari ini tidak ada berita diterima.
“Ia berlaku sudah lebih setahun namun tidak dapat dipastikan sama ada kes itu berjaya diselesaikan polis atau tidak,” katanya.
Jelas Lee Fen tiga tahun lalu, cermin kenderaan bapa beliau dipecahkan di sebuah taman tasik.
“Pintu kenderaan dipecahkan dan dompet dicuri. Apabila buat laporan polis, anggota yang ambil keterangan beritahu supaya membuat laporan mengenai kehilangan kad pengenalan sahaja sudah cukup.
“Menurut polis itu jika lapor kehilangan barang, pasti susah ditemui,” katanya.
Senario berkenaan menyebabkan Lee Fen curiga dengan statistik sebenar jenayah yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak polis.
“Apakah kadar jenayah benar-benar turun atau tidak? Jika polis sendiri tidak mencatat segala kes jenayah yang dilaporkan dengan betul, ini bermakna angka berkenaan adalah palsu. Orang ramai pula tidak dapat membuat soal selidik,” katanya.
Jelasnya, beliau pernah ditahan polis dalam satu sekatan jalan raya pada satu malam kerana terlupa menyalakan lampu besar kenderaan.
“Saya tahu, mengaku salah dan merayu. Polis bersedia untuk pulangkan kad pengenalan serta lesen memandu saya.
“Namun polis itu turut bertanya: ‘Awak mahu belanja saya minum teh?’ Saya mengajak polis itu pergi ke restoran mamak yang berhampiran bersama saya pada masa itu juga. Sudah tentu polis itu tidak berbuat demikian,” katanya.
Lee Fen menganggap, keamanan dan keselamatan akan dapat dirasai orang ramai dan ia dapat dilihat dengan jelas. Disiplin anggota polis juga perlu ditingkatkan.
“Saya hanya rakyat biasa, baik atau buruk tahap keselamatan sepatutnya dinilai oleh rakyat sendiri. Biarpun menteri berfikiran positif, tetapi jangan bergembira terlalu awal,” katanya.
Potong daging rakyat tampung nanah busung pejabat pos
Pengkritik semasa Wong Zi dalam akhbar Nanyang Siang Pao terbitan 2 Julai 2010 menganggap bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tidak sedar diri dan perlu mengkaji semula pentadbirannya.
“Dr. Mahathir berani sindir, dalam dunia ini tidak ada satu pun percuma. Jika tidak mahu bayar tol, sila ikut jalan lama. Dan Dr. Mahathir terus swastakan semua projek lebuh raya.
“Lepas itu, jalan lama ditukarkan kepada jalan bertol. Contohnya Jalan Kajang-Cheras. Dr. Mahathir seperti sudah mengalami penyakit lupa,” katanya.
Tambah Wong Zi, sudahlah jalan lama dikenakan tol, Dr Mahathir suruh pula pengguna buat pilihan sendiri.
“Penggunaan air dan elektrik dan pelbagai barangan harian daripada milik kerajaan telah diswastakan. Semua pasaran itu dimonopoli. Rakyat tidak ada ruang buat pilihan,” katanya.
Jelas Wong Zi, orang atasan di bidang korporat seperti Sime Darby tidak takut rugi. Rugi macam mana sekali pun boleh minta kerajaan “ganti”.
“Kerugian RM227 juta Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) dirancang oleh beberapa orang atasan yang terlepas dari tindakan undang-undang. Mereka terlalu bijak.
“Bekas pengerusi Pos Malaysia kemudiannya pecahkan tembelang, kerugian sebenar hampir RM546 juta. Ini semuanya libatkan amanah dan kejujuran,” katanya.
Tambah Wong Zi, apabila Sime Darby rugi ada orang yang dipertanggungjawabkan. Tetapi selepas kerugian Pos Malaysia, semua pegawainya masih selesa.
“Mereka jadikan pengguna mangsa. Potong semua daging-daging rakyat untuk tampung kudis busung.
“Apabila harga setem dinaikkan melebihi daripada 10 peratus, bukankah ini menunjukkan mereka mahu wujudkan inflasi?” katanya.
Jelas Wong Zi, rakyat baru tarik nafas lega selepas tsunami kegawatan ekonomi global. Sekarang harga setem dinaikkan secara tidak masuk akal.
“Polisi mereka ialah bila rugi harga kena naik. Bukankah itu terlalu zalim,” katanya.
Apabila kepentingan diri dan kepentingan negara bertentangan
Hu Shou dalam akhbar China Press terbitan 1 Julai di ruangan perbincangan umum rakyat menyentuh keluhan masyarakat Cina tentang Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB).
Polisi DEB yang masuk dua generasi lahir dari sikap pentingkan diri sendiri. Kepentingan kaum adalah yang kedua, sementara kepentingan negara akhir sekali.
“Orang sebegini mudah dilihat. Semua orang tahu bahawa polisi memisahkan kaum adalah DEB – satu jenama yang mengaibkan.
“Melalui rancangan ini, negara terpaksa bermula dari langkah asal atau menjadi semakin mundur. Negara berpendapatan tinggi hanya tinggal impian,” katanya.
Tambah Hu Shou, Perdana Menteri yang melaungkan konsep 1 Malaysia tidak berani mengubah polisi keutamaan kaum apabila ditekan oleh kumpulan rasis Perkasa.
“Aktiviti ekonomi disekat dan dimonopoli oleh kaum bumiputera. Segala projek kerajaan dan projek badan berkanun mesti utamakan kaum bumiputera.
“Polisi hartanah juga perlu beri subsidi kepada bumiputera antara lima hingga tujuh peratus. Sudah tentu potongan ini tidak ditanggung oleh kerajaan atau kontraktor tetapi ditarik daripada kaum bukan bumiputera,” katanya.
Polisi itu masih kekal. Ini membelakangi konsep 1 Malaysia. Jika lihat isu lesen judi bola sepak, isu tersebut ada kaitan dengan polisi ekonomi baru.
“Membantah judi bola sepak adalah hasil DEB. Walau mulut berkata bantahan itu untuk kebaikan rakyat, hakikatnya mereka ambil berat kepentingan peribadi sebuah kaum,” kata Hu Shou.
DEB sebabkan ekonomi orang Cina di Malaysia tinggal kelongsong. Malaysia sudah tidak ada ruang untuk masyarakat Cina kejar pendapatan tinggi.
Jelasnya, sedikit peluang yang masih boleh diteroka iaitu industri restoran dan jualan langsung.
“Tidak dinafikan, orang Cina masih kekalkan kewangan dan ekonomi dalam keadaan sekarang. Mereka harapkan bisnes menguntungkan di luar negara atau jadi buruh asing di negara lain.
“Paling menyedihkan yang boleh bantu kewangan dan ekonomi orang Cina hari ini ialah ekonomi aktiviti bawah tanah,” katanya.
Tambah Hu Shou, judi gelap bawah tanah adalah salah satu sumber pendapatan dan sumber ekonomi orang Cina yang utama.
“ Hasil ekonomi bawah tanah ini kembali ke tangan orang Cina melalui aktiviti konsumer dan hartanah. Jika lesen judi bola dibenarkan, cukai diserahkan kepada kerajaan, ia baik untuk pembangunan,” jelasnya.
Namun di bawah DEB, orang Cina nampak duit berkenaan tidak akan kembali ke tangan masyarakat Cina lagi.
Jika lesen itu diluluskan, ekonomi bawah tanah itu akan menguncup, ekonomi orang Cina yang selama ini kurang memberangsangkan akan jadi lebih teruk.
Tambah Hu Shou, secara normal negara yang adil utamakan pembangunan negara, sementara keutamaan kaum dan individu adalah kemudian.
“Kepentingan negara perlu selari dengan kepentingan kaum dan kepentingan individu. Polisi ekonomi baru menjadi rasis. Apabila negara dapat manfaat ada kaum dan kumpulan yang tertekan. Ini adalah hasil DEB selama dua generasi. Setiap kaum hanya perjuangkan kepentingan diri masing-masing,” katanya.
Tambah Hu Shou, pemikiran dan sikap ini tidak akan hilang biarpun lagu berkonsepkan 1 Malaysia dimainkan.
“Jika mahu ubah sikap ini, perlukan dua atau tiga generasi dari sekarang. Itu pun jika mereka betulkan. Inilah kesedihan dan malang yang menimpa negara ini jika kita pasif,” jelasnya.