Hollow .. Playing to the Gallery .. Realistic .. The UMNO President’s Speech

23 10 2010

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Dalam pada Kempen SSS bertujuan memajukan Bahasa Malaysia sebagai alat menyatu padukan rakyat dan menimbulkan suatu Bangsa Malaysia yang bersatu padu dinegara ini, laman citra ini pada masa masanya menggunakan Bahasa Inggeris bagi maksud mendapatkan mereka yang ditujukan memahami sepenuhnya pesanan pesanan, penerangan penerangan dan hujah hujah yang dikeluarkan disini.

Pembaca boleh membuat komen didalam Bahasa Malaysia atau Bahasa Inggeris dan SSS Admin akan menjawab didalam bahasa yang digunakan dikomen tersebut. Pendirian dan pandangan kami banyak terdapat dijawapan jawapan kapada komen tersebut.

Dengan kepercayaan bahawa keengganan menggunakan Bahasa Malaysia sebagai bahasa pengantar disekolah sekolah adalah diakibatkan kurang faham atau keengganan menghormati dan mengikuti Perlembagaan negara sepenuhnya, maka perbincangan dilaman citra ini telah diluaskan kapada isu-isu tersebut dalam konteks perpaduan pada keseluruhannya. Harap maklum.

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Malays and non-Malays, at home and abroad, are watching and listening to what is said by the UMNO President and the delegates at the Annual General Assembly. The delegates are still discussing the President’s speech at PWTC. We, members of the public, may also discuss what they have said so far.

Some were looking for a more assertive stand by the UMNO President and Prime Minister on matters affecting national unity. Like promising to take action on divisive and seditious words and actions by several groups in recent times. Including on MCA President Dr Chua Soi Lek’s statements on the call for the abolition of the 30% Bumiputera equity target. No promise of tough action came out and Dato Seri Najib’s votes-in-mind conciliatory tone continued. Only detailed explanations on the guaranteed continuity of the Malay Special Position, rights and privileges were given. A veiled warning here and there.

Others were and still are expecting that the delegates would come out lashing in the name of protecting and promoting the Malay rights and interests that UMNO was set up for over 60 years ago. With circulars said to have been issued to UMNO Divisions and Branches, and the pep talk by Najib in a closed-door session the night before the opening ceremonies, calling for restraint and a “responsible” reaction on current events, we will see in the remaining debates whether all the delegates are, in the words used (albeit in a different context) as a film title, “All The President’s Men”. And watching if anyone says that the words and actions of Chua Soi Lek are “responsible” in terms of national unity or not.

Meanwhile, we read such reactions as those stated in the heading of this post. Let’s discuss them.

We publish below comments obtained from cyberspace pertaining to the speech and those debating the speech. They are numbered for easy reference when commenting.

Of course, as usual, those opposition blogs have nothing nice to say.

Free Malaysia Today says many delegates felt “it was insufficient for the party’s top leadership to demand a shift in mentality to enhance Bumiputera competitiveness when it is not supported by a mechanism to ensure Bumiputeras can compete domestically and internationally .. Malays cannot compete given the poor economic opportunities available to them. They wanted the race-based affirmative action as espoused under the New Economic Policy to be continued under Najib’s New Economic Model (NEM)”.

There were “veiled attacks” on Najib, led by a Malacca delegate who said, “The father had undertook the bold move of creating the NEP and now the son must be brave to implement (the policy) without compromise.” He said that the non-Malay component parties were betraying the agreement made by the country’s founding fathers and are questioning the Bumiputera quota policy instead of backing it as agreed. He asked the Government to curb discriminatory policies in non-Malay private companies and demanded immediate action on them if it wants to see Malays progress to a level playing field. A Wanita UMNO delegate backed him, saying, “”Do not ever question the Special Position of the Malays.”

Pending further news reports on the debate at the General Assembly, we leave you with the words of the UMNO Permanent Chairman, who was following up the speech by the Jelebu Division Deputy Head hitting at Chua Soi Lek saying that the Social Contract should not be discussed openly, although he and the MCA had publicly called for the abolition of the 30% Bumiputera equity target. The Chairman spoke light-heartedly yet pointedly, in Hokkien, then translated it:

“I said, Soi Lek, I am your friend. Please don’t disturb the 30% which belongs to the Malays. We have given you the 70%. Distribute that among yourselves, the Chinese, the Hindus and all … We don’t call you immigrants. But please don’t disturb our rights. Let’s not quarrel about this.”

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No 1

Ucapan Najib –

Komen saya dibawah garisan seperti ini ******* dan tidak bernombor

40. Misalnya, kaum bukan Bumiputera, setelah 39 tahun dasar afirmatif
dilaksanakan, masih lagi merupakan kaum yang memiliki kekayaan
terbesar. Kita menyedari, ada pihak mendakwa tindakan afirmatif itu
sendiri yang mendatangkan kesusahan, akan tetapi, bukti empirikal
menunjukkan sebaliknya. Sebenarnya, sikap penerima bantuan, cara
pelaksanaan dan landskap di mana tindakan itulah yang menjadi punca
masalah.

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Tidak ada sebut langsung kepincangan cara implementasi DEB dan apa
mahu dilakukan bagi membaikkinya. Adakah sebab tak mahu sebut DEB
dalam MEB? (MEB ke MBE ke Dato A Kadir Jasin – the grand old man
of journalism – ada tulis rencana diMalaysian Business, Feb 2010, nanti
saya akan kemukakan disini bila lapang).

42. Sayang seribu kali sayang juga, setelah lima puluh tiga tahun kita
merdeka, hari ini, rakyat Malaysia sedang berhadapan dengan asakan
bertalu-talu terhadap teras-teras utama perhubungan kaum yang wujud
selama ini. Jika polemik nasional ini tidak ditangani dengan baik,
kita berasa amat cuak, kerana, ia berkemungkinan menjadi ancaman
kepada perpaduan negara.

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Juga tak sebut apa yang perlu dibuat secara positif, pro-aktif.
Contohnya, dakwa Chua Soi Lek diMahkamah. Suruh kita waspada saja
tak cukup, budak kecik pun boleh cakap gitu.

43. Sebab itulah, saudara dan saudari, kita perlu sentiasa berwaspada,
kita perlu terus mengingatkan diri masing-masing bahawa, kejayaan
pertiwi tercinta sememangnya dimungkinkan oleh sumbangan, idea dan
pengorbanan pelbagai kaum. Hakikatnya pun, ia bukanlah jasa, mahupun
ikhtiar ekslusif satu kaum semata-mata, akan tetapi segalanya
merupakan hasil mahsul, tuaian kudrat oleh semua kaum secara kolektif.

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Betul usaha semua kaum. Tapi yang mau mencebis hak kita macam mana?

46. Awaslah, awaslah kita, terhadap saudagar mimpi yang membuai dengan
dogengan, menjadi petualang memintal kepalsuan, menenun kebencian,
memperdagang fitnah, mengadun madu dengan tuba, meleceh pengorbanan
dan tanpa segan silu, mengajak kita menikmati buah khuldi yang
bergentayangan di pohon rendah, sehingga sanggup menggadai
segala-galanya.

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Siapa dimaksudkannya tidak dinyatakannya. Apa tindakanya tidak
disebutnya. Nyata simply playing to the gallery. Sukarno-like
demagoguery.

47. Bertolak dari situlah, bagi bangsa Melayu khususnya, perasaan
mereka amat terhiris kerana ikrar budiman yang telah dipateri di
ambang merdeka kini diungkit kembali. Sedangkan, berpayung sumpah dan
janji itulah kita sanggup membuat pengorbanan terbesar bagi mencapai
sebuah kemerdekaan, yakni berkongsi pemilikan Tanah Melayu dengan
kaum-kaum yang lain.

48. Serentak dengan itu, penerimaan kerakyatan yang berasaskan prinsip
jus soli atau hak tempat kelahiran berbanding prinsip jus sanguinis
yakni hak darah dengan sekelip mata telah mentransformasikan landskap
sosiopolitik Tanah Melayu untuk selama-lamanya.

49. Dek kerana itu, kita tidak boleh lagi hidup terpenjara kisah nan
lalu tanpa melihat ke hadapan. Pokoknya di sini, sepertimana prinsip
keutuhan sebarang kontrak yang dibuat di bawah lembayung kedaulatan
undang-undang, jika tidak dihormati, maka tiadalah kepastian, walaupun
bagi perkara-perkara asas yang telah dipersetujui bersama. Analoginya
di sini, jika ia berlaku dalam bidang perniagaan, maka pihak yang
berbuat demikian akan mendapati diri mereka, tidak lagi dipercayai
oleh sesiapapun, apabila memungkiri janji.

50. Seterusnya lagi, jika ikrar setia yang telah diwaad, dilanggar
sewenang-wenangnya apabila tidak sesuai dengan selera atau kepentingan
tertentu, akan hancurlah kepercayaan dan rapuhlah rasa penghormatan di
antara kita, kerana, masing-masing akan dihidapi penyakit kesangsian
terhadap motif, kejujuran serta keikhlasan terhadap satu sama lain.
Hal yang membarah sebegini berbahaya, saya ulang, amat berbahaya
kepada sebuah negara berbilang kaum, agama dan budaya seperti Malaysia
kerana ia berpontensi menghancurkan segala apa yang dibina sejak lebih
lima puluh tahun yang lalu.

51. Satu hal yang pasti, timbal balas dipersembahkan bukan sahaja oleh
bangsa Melayu, tetapi juga oleh kaum lain. Ia dimanifestasi melalui
muafakat murni iaitu bagi memperoleh kerakyatan, orang bukan Melayu
telah sanggup menerima prinsip hak keistimewaan sebagaimana termaktub
di bawah peruntukan Perkara 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Kemudian
itulah, kewarganegaraan Malaysia pada dasarnya bukan lagi bersifat
sama rata dan sama rasa tetapi telah disesuaikan dengan realiti yang
ada demi matlamat dan kepentingan jangka panjang nasional.

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The above 5 paragraphs appear to be telling the non-Malays to
count their blessings but somehow I don’t get to feel that he is
telling them to be grateful, no clear telling them not to be funny
with Malay rights and privileges. Maybe I’m expecting too much from
Najib.

52. Inilah sebenarnya asas teras kepada kontrak yang telah dimuafakat
bapa-bapa pengasas mewakili kaum masing-masing di ambang kemerdekaan.
Ia kemudiannya telah dimaktubkan sebagai kontrak sosial nasional,
tertinta dalam perkara dan fasal Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang menjadi
undang-undang tertinggi negara. Mahu tidak mahu, kita sewajibnya
menghormati persepakatan mulia yang telah dilakukan kerana itulah
kunci kepada kelangsungan dan survival kebangsaan.

53. Kini pula, sebagai generasi kepimpinan mutakhir, kita telah
diamanahkan untuk menghadapi tuntutan zaman monumental ini sebagaimana
generasi kepimpinan pertama yang telah dihadapkan dengan cabaran untuk
membina asas kepelbagaian. Oleh itu, adalah amat tidak
bertanggungjawab jika kita memilih jalan berpeluk tubuh dan duduk
bersimpuh tanpa berbuat apa-apa. Lebih teruk lagi jika ditanggungkan
pula beban ini kepada generasi kepimpinan akan datang.

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memilih jalan berpeluk tubuh? Memeluk Cina teramat sangat? Hingga mereka
mahu cebis hak kita?

54. Demikian itulah, kita harus membina landasan baru perhubungan kaum
di Malaysia dengan mengambil kira dua prinsip penting. Pertamanya, ia
haruslah berasaskan masa depan yang dikongsi bersama dan kedua, ia
harus mengambil kira faktor sejarah tanpa mengenepikan realiti hari
ini serta potensi masa depan.

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Interpretasi “realiti hari ini” itu diperso’alkan. Nampaknya persepsi “realiti hari ini”
yang ada padanya berlainan dari yang ada pada kita. Persepsinya berdasarakan
mahukan undi. Persepsi kita mahukan hak dan kepentingan kita jangan disentuh
oleh sesiapa. Terutama sekali ahli BN.

55. Sememangnya, manusia tidak wujud dan hidup dalam sebuah utopia.
Manusia tidak dapat lari dari realiti dan persekitaran. Malaysia
adalah sebuah negara berasaskan keluhuran perlembagaan dan kedaulatan
undang-undang sepertimana ideologi kebangsaan yang ternukil dalam
panca prinsip Rukun Negara.

56. Seperti yang kita maklum, kedudukan orang Melayu serta Bumiputera
dan kepentingan kaum-kaum lain dari segi politik telah termaktub jelas
dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Ia terkunci kemas dalam
artikel-artikel Bahagian 3 mengenai kewarganegaraan, Perkara 38
berkait Majlis Raja-Raja, Perkara 152 tentang Bahasa Kebangsaan dan
Perkara 153 mencakupi antara lain Perezapan kuota perkhidmatan dan
permit untuk orang Melayu.

57. Seterusnya, saudara dan saudari, kita mesti memahami dan
mengetahui bahawa, pindaan terhadap artikel-artikel ini tidak boleh
dilakukan tanpa persetujuan Majlis Raja-Raja mengikut Perkara 159
Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Ia ditambah kukuh pula oleh Perkara 10
Fasal 4, yang memberi kuasa kepada Parlimen, bagi menggubal
undang-undang, melarang perbuatan mempersoal apa-apa perkara, hak,
taraf, kedudukan, keistimewaan, kedaulatan atau hak kedaulatan yang
ditetapkan atau diperlindung oleh peruntukan Bahagian 3, Perkara 152,
153 dan Perkara 181.

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Bagus dia sebutkan ini semua.

58. Sehubungan hal ini, hendaklah kita mengetahui bahawa apa yang
menjadi polemik hebat hari ini, sama ada tentang kerakyatan selepas
merdeka atau hak istimewa orang Melayu sebenarnya, sudah menjadi
perdebatan akademik. Ini kerana, dari segi perundangan,
peruntukan-peruntukannya sudah pun tersurat dan sekaligus terpateri
kemas.

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Mengapa guna perkataan “perdebatan akademik”? Bukankah dia perlu
sebutkan “seditious”, menghasut? Beri tahu mereka jangan buat demikian.

59. Seandainya mempunyai majoriti dua pertiga dalam Parlimen pun,
tidak akan mampu mengubah setitik apa jua, tanpa kebenaran Majlis yang
dianggotai sembilan orang Raja-Raja Melayu. Dalam kata lain, sia-sia
sahaja jerit pekik untuk menggunakan peruntukan tentang kerakyatan
bagi mengancam kaum lain kerana peruntukan yang tertulis ini begitu
konkrit sekalipun darurat diisytiharkan, ia tetap tidak boleh
disinggung.

60. Di sebalik semuanya, suka tidak suka, ada sebab yang amat kuat
mengapa perkara-perkara ini tidak dibenarkan untuk dipinda kecuali
dengan perkenan Majlis Raja-Raja. Hikmahnya, adalah supaya peruntukan-
peruntukan tersebut di letakkan luar daripada forum perbincangan. Jika
dibuka juga kepada perbahasan, maka kita bimbang, kita khuatir, ia akan
membangkitkan keresahan serta mengapi-apikan “primordial instinct” atau
naluri asal wujud antara etnik.

61. Di atas segalanya, rakyat Malaysia perlu sedar bahawa sejarah
telah menunjukkan tidak kira betapa majunya sesebuah ekonomi, betapa
berevolusinya sesebuah tamadun, betapa terpelajarnya manusia dan
betapa tinggi tahap toleransi, seandai dan sekiranya naluri asal wujud
ini tidak diurus dengan baik, kesannya kelak, kita mungkin menyaksikan
kezaliman yang sangat dahsyat bakal terjelma, dinyalakan oleh sikap
dan disemarakkan sifat tabie manusiawi itu sendiri.

64. Merentasi situasi ini, sebagai orang Melayu yang merupakan kaum
majoriti, kita mempunyai tanggungjawab kepimpinan untuk ditunaikan.
Satu tanggungjawab moral kepimpinan yang melangkaui kepentingan kaum
kita sendiri. Tanggungjawab ini secara alami telah tertakdir dan
tertanggung ke atas orang-orang Melayu disebabkan kita adalah dalam
rumpun majoriti yang membentuk 67 peratus daripada penduduk Malaysia.
Seperti yang telah saya bicarakan di awal ucapan tadi, ketentuan ini
disahihkan lagi oleh faktor sejarah serta sikap dalaman bangsa itu
sendiri.

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I’m damn glad that Najib regards the Bumiputeras of Sabah and
Sarawak as Melayu, using the term “Rumpun Melayu”, as per the book “Tamadun
Alam Melayu” published by the Historical Society of Malaysia. Looks
like we don’t have to send him copies of the book! And he or his brother
won’t call themselves as “pendatang”?

Good that the UMNO Permanent Chairman drove the message home to Chua Soi Lek and his gang, despite jovially in the Hokkien dialect, not to touch our rights and privileges and we won’t call them pendatang.

Emchai la. Gua bo hiau kong la. Gua emmai lu ke Mandarin school la. Ang chua lu ai Mandalin school ah? Bo eisai lo. Lu kiok lespek for Pelembagaan la.

66. Dalam pengertian lain, di arus kemodenan dan kerancakan
globalisasi, soal hak, harga diri dan asal-usul tidak lagi membawa
apa-apa makna jika bangsa kita mundur dan ketinggalan. Secara
otomatis, rasa hormat, rasa menaruh harap oleh pihak lain kepada kita
juga akan luntur. Dek yang demikian, pada saat ini juga kita perlu
bingkas bangun dan berlari deras bagi menggapai justifikasi peranan
umat Melayu dengan penuh berhemah lagi profesional.

67. Menjengah ke hadapan, sebermula Perhimpunan Agung Mac 2009,
pelbagai rencana dan perancangan rapi serta strategi telah disusun.
Jadinya, kita tidak boleh lagi berlengah-lengah dan membuang masa.
Mengatasi semua perkara, tumpuan kita sekarang ini adalah terhadap
gerak kerja parti. Gerak kerja UMNO sebagai sebuah parti siasah mesti
berubah. Kendati begitu, UMNO harus kekal berpegang teguh kepada
tujuan asalnya, sebagai sebuah parti Melayu massa yang mampu
mengungkap aspirasi bangsa.

68. Laksamana Hang Tuah menyebut, takkan Melayu hilang di dunia.
Begitulah, bangsa Melayu terutamanya dirantau ini, telah menjelajah
zaman dan menempuh rangkaian suka duka. Ketahuilah, tahun 2011 yang
bakal menjelang bukanlah sembarangan. Ia menandakan genapnya tempoh
lima ratus tahun, semenjak kejatuhan empayar Melayu Melaka. Di sini,
kita harus mengambil pengajaran kenapa sebuah empayar begitu hebat di
Kepulauan Melayu yang menjadi persinggahan perdagangan dua benua telah
rebah dijajah Portugis.

69. Ironisnya, banyak pihak hanya menumpukan kepada runtuhnya empayar
Melayu ini kerana pengkhianatan dari dalam. Ya, memang benar ini
sebahagian sebabnya. Tetapi fakta yang tidak kurang penting untuk
diambil iktibar ialah ehwal tentera kedua-dua pihak, masing-masing
ternyata memperlengkap persenjataan peperangan untuk era yang
berlainan.

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“pengkhianatan dari dalam” itu perlu dibincangkan. Perlu interpretasi
yang tepat dan sesuai.

70. Maksud saya, pihak Portugis menggunakan senjata yang moden untuk
zamannya, dengan senapang dan meriam sedangkan pertahanan Melaka waktu
itu masih menggunakan senjata yang sesuai dengan zaman yang telah
berlalu. Walaupun keris, tombak dan lembing menjadi lambang
kepahlawanan, namun ia ternyata tidak mampu menewaskan bedil dan
meriam. Begitulah resam dan ketetapan, sunnah putaran alam.

71. Oleh yang demikian amatlah mustahaknya Melayu alaf ke-3, Melayu
abad ke-21 dipersediakan untuk eranya. Dari begitu obsesi terhadap
hak, sebaliknya Melayu abad ke-21 wajib mempersiap siagakan dirinya
untuk memanfaatkan hak yang ada. Apa gunanya kuota, rizab dan permit
jika segalanya dipersiakan. Apa gunanya peluang jika ia digadai demi
keuntungan jangka pendek.

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“Apa gunanya kuota, rizab dan permit jika segalanya dipersiakan”.
Menyingalah mereka didewan itu yang tidak dapat habuan, selain dari
sehelai tikar sembahayang dan RM100. Sepatutnya dia sebutkan
Kerajaannya akan coba tukar sistem mengagihkan faedah DEB. Tak mahu
cakap mungkin sebab DEB sensitif kapadanya? Melampau, kalau gitu.

73. Kita harus menjadi Melayu yang glokal. Saudara dan saudari, saya
ingin bertanya, apa kurangnya bangsa Melayu? Melayu…… seharusnya mampu
bersaing dengan yang terbaik. Melayu…… seharusnya mampu bertarung
dengan yang paling kuat. Melayu…… mesti menjadi yang terhebat di
pentas antarabangsa.

74. Justeru, saya sebagai Presiden UMNO…… tidak mahu….. menerima
alasan bahawa anak Melayu masih lemah kesan penjajahan hampir lima
kurun. Saya sebagai Presiden UMNO beserta rakan-rakan pimpinan dalam
parti juga tidak rela…… melihat bangsa Melayu menjadi bangsa yang
meminta-minta, kita tidak mahu…… melihat bangsa Melayu menjadi bangsa
yang berpuas hati dengan momokan rezeki secupak tak kan jadi
segantang.

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YANG DIATAS INI SEMUA SAYA TIDAK BOLEH TERIMA. MELAINKAN DIA SEBUT
FASAL LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD.

76. Kepada semua pihak hendaklah menyedari, bukankah apa yang Malaysia
capai selama lima puluh tiga tahun kemerdekaan adalah juga hasil usaha
dan penerajuan bangsa Melayu? Lantas, kita menjadi lemas dan rimas
dewasa ini, apabila kedengaran suara-suara sumbang yang cuba
memperlecehkan pencapaian orang Melayu. Benar sekali, amat mudah bagi
lidah tidak bertulang membuat nista. Mereka dengan suka-suka menuduh
perkhidmatan awam sebagai lubuk ketidakcekapan.

77. Walhal, jika perkhidmatan awam negara tidak kompeten, sudah lama
kita menjadi negara gagal, tidak mungkin pula akan berjaya berkembang
sebegini dari negara pertanian berpendapatan rendah kepada sebuah
negara perindustrian moden.

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76-77 SOMEWHAT MITIGATE HIS STATEMENTS IN THE PRECEDING PARAS.

UMNO bukanlah sebarang parti, UMNO lahir daripada suara hati dan
aspirasi orang Melayu. Menelusuri perjalanannya, UMNO telah dilanda
rentetan dugaan yang besar. Tahun 1951, Presiden dan Pengasas UMNO
telah meninggalkan parti. Kemudiannya, PAS telah ditubuhkan oleh salah
seorang calon Presiden yang tewas kepada Almarhum Tunku dalam
pertandingan menggantikan Dato’ Onn sebagai pemimpin baru UMNO.

85. Menjelang 1969, UMNO dan rakan-rakannya telah hilang buat kali
pertama majoriti dua pertiga dalam Dewan Rakyat, sekaligus kita
dihadapkan dengan rusuhan kaum dan demokrasi terpaksa digantung. Dunia
ketika itu, sudah seperti melambai selamat tinggal kepada UMNO. Detik
cemas 1987 pula menyaksikan parti berpecah dua dan negara menghadapi
insiden ketegangan kaum.

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Good that he mentions the race riots of 1969, although merely in
passing. Need to mention that from time to time to remind the DAP
fellows not to repeat the callous and intolerable acts and utterances
when celebrating their election victory in 1969.

89. Semuanya ini kerana ahli-ahli dan pemimpin UMNO terus berpijak di
bumi nyata. Semuanya ini juga dimungkinkan kerana ahli-ahli dan
pemimpin UMNO tidak pernah sedetik pun pudar keyakinannya terhadap
perjuangan benar ini, tidak pernah pula sesaat pun luluh harapan
kepada pucuk pimpinan. Pokoknya, pegangan mulia UMNO telah
memanfaatkan bukan sahaja orang Melayu tetapi seluruh rakyat Malaysia.

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“tidak pernah pula sesaat pun luluh harapan kepada pucuk pimpinan”.
Apa maknanya? Betul ke?

90. Hakikatnya, kitalah parti politik pertama yang berani meluaskan
medan pemilihan sehingga melibatkan 140,000 orang ahli. Sebelum kita
meminda perlembagaan (parti) pun, kita terkenal dengan parti politik yang
amat kompetitif pertandingannya.

95. Maka, kepada semua saya berpesan, kepada semua saya beri pedoman,
janganlah kita terpalit damak beracun sandiwara lawan yang hanya
menempah alam kegagalan. Berpasaklah kepada parti UMNO. Bertetaplah
kepada panji-panji Barisan Nasional. Walau berkecai tulang dan juga
badan, walau bercerai jasad dari nyawa. Saudara dan saudari, walau apa
pun yang terjadi, Putrajaya mesti kita pertahankan!

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“Walau berkecai tulang dan juga badan, walau bercerai jasad dari
nyawa” – One commenter in Malaysia Today twisted it saying Najib
is prepared to berkecai tulang etc to protect Malay interests.

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No. 2

Some comments (made by the writer in capital letters) on the English
version of the speech as reported in the following:

http://umno-online.com/?p=23321&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=najib-%25e2%2580%2593-malay-rights-fully-protected

“Even if the two-thirds majority is gained in Parliament, nothing can
be changed without the consent of the Council represented by the nine
Malay Rulers.

“In other words, it would be pointless to quarrel and use this
provision on citizenship to threaten the other races because the
provision enshrined is so concrete even if an emergency were to be
declared, it still cannot be touched,” he said when delivering his
keynote address at the Umno General Assembly 2010, at the Dewan
Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre, here. –

I DONT LIKE THE WORDS “THREATEN OTHER RACES”, IMPLYING BLAME ON MALAYS
WHO ACTUALLY WERE REACTING TO THE OTHERS QUESTIONING THE MALAY
SPECIAL POSITION AND THE NEP. HE KNOWS FULL WELL IT’S BLOODY LKS AND DAP
THAT STARTED IT DECADES AGO, NOW EVEN FOLLOWED BY SEDITIOUS MCA.

When delivering his speech with the theme ‘Empowering the Race to Lead
Prosperity’, Najib pointed out that efforts by certain groups to
question the position of the Malays as a race whose privileges are
protected, had clearly caused uneasiness and dissatisfaction towards
the Malays who are noted for their accommodating attitude.

“This feeling of discontentment has begun to spread and may destroy
the racial harmony which we have nurtured for so long,” he said to
loud applause from the more than 4,000 delegates and observers. –

THIS IS OK.

Najib said that after gaining independence for 53 years and that
Malaysians were now facing relentless pressure on the main thrusts in
racial relations which had existed all this while, this national
polemic could possibly pose a threat to national solidarity.

“What poses a problem under these circumstances is that there will be
tension when history is ignored or forgotten as time goes by, or when
there are irresponsible groups who try to re-interpret all this to
suit their interests or narrow agenda,” he said. –

STILL NO MENTION OF WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO THE “IRRESPONSIBLE GROUPS”,
NO MENTION OF THE SEDITION ACT THAT THE POLICE CAN PICK UP ON AND DO
ARRESTS AND/OR CHARGE THE BLOKES IN COURT,

OF COURSE, HE WON’T EVEN MENTION AMARAN. HE STILL STICKS TO HIS POLICY
OF APPEASEMENT TO THE CHINESE.

Najib said the Malays had actually made the biggest sacrifice to
achieve independence, when they were willing to share the ownership of
‘Tanah Melayu’, which was their motherland, with the other races. –

NAJIB IS ADEPT AT TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY. NICE WORDS AT MCA AGA, NICE WORDS AT UMNO AGA, HE MIGHT EVEN SAY NICE WORDS AT PAS MUKTAMAR. DOING SO AT PAS MAY EVEN BE
WELCOME IF IT INDUCES CO-OPERATION OR MELAYU BERSATU.

WANTING CHINESE VOTES IS UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT NOT BY A POLICY OF
APPEASEMENT. BRITISH PM NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN TRIED IT ON ADOLF HITLER BEFORE WORLD WAR II, GOT INTERPRETED AS A WEAKNESS, THE GERMANS INVADED BRITAIN AND THE BRITISH WERE ALMOST BROUGHT DOWN TO THEIR KNEES BEFORE THE ALLIED FORCES GATHERED IN STRENGTH AND INVADED GERMANY.

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No 3

Other comments randomly picked out:

No 3a.

Najib ni, in other words, was trying to tell the Malays to just shut up and accept whatever thrown at them, perhaps… just because 152 and 153 are “securely locked” into our Perlembagaan.

Orang yg tak pakai otak aje yang akan terima bulat-bulat “jaminan” Najib nih… to leave the Malay, Bumiputera and Islamic Articles in the Perlembagaan intact and untouched is just one thing, but to ensure the rights and interests enshrined in those Articles are practically being upheld is a different story altogether.

the moral is, just because those matters are “securely locked” into our Perlembagaan and can’t be changed even with 100% support in the Parliament without getting the consent of Raja-Raja Melayu, it does never mean that those matters will always be upheld and will not be ignored or undermined by those in power.

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No. 3b

Depa boleh desak, so UMNO pun boleh desak. Nak desak kat sapa? kat Agung? Bukankah diri sendiri yang pegang kuasa? What la Najib!!

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No. 3c

The Chinese education is actually at a dilemma..they have come to a stage where..the private sector etc.. cannot longer cope with the increasing numbers and surplus that they produced. This is one of the reason they push for acceptance of more non malays into government and universities. They do not want to change into SSS … they want the government to change to accommodate them.

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No. 3d

could Najib meant, by saying that only Raja2 can change Perlembagaan, that Malay should not be alarmed that MBE do not specify DEB in it ? i have a feeling that he’s asking Malays not to bising at whatever hes doing or plan to do, because whatever it is, it wont change Hak Melayu ! in other words, that part in his speech was meant for MALAYS .

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No. 3e

I fully agree on your point with regards to the actual implementation/ enforcement of the provisions hence the call for a Royal Review on the 153.

Other than that the whole speech is extremely hollow….

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23 10 2010
Sayong,

Betui kata perwakilan Melaka tu, Tuan. Mana tak nya, Tun Razak susah payah nak majukan Melayu, buat Rancangan Luar Bandar, FELDA, FELCRA dan mcm-mcm lagi, lepeh tu pikiorkan Dasar Ekonomi Baru, anaknya tak sebutkan DEB dalam Model Barunya sekarang pulak. Mana boleh.

25 10 2010
SSS Admin

Sayong,

Mungkin kuat semangat Melayu Dato Seri Najib, hanya tidak nyata kelihatan atau tidak “transparent”. Bahasa Inggeris “transparent” itu tidak ada terjemahan yang tepat atau selalu didengar – kamus DwiBahasa Oxford Fajar menterjemahkannya sebagai “lut sinar” atau “dengan hening”. Kedua dua istilah itu jarang sekali digunakan, mungkin kerana “transparency” adalah bukan tabi’at Melayu.

Izudin dibwah ini melaung mahukan pihak berkuasa dinegara ini amalkan “transparency”. Benar bahawa Najib telah mengumumkan penubuhan Ekuinas lama dahulu bagi membantu Melayu mencapai 30% ekuiti, tetapi, sejak berita penubuhannya, tidak kedengaran bebrita lagi hingga 1-2 hari yang lalu. Demikian juga penubuhan Majlis Kemajuan Bumiputera atau “Bumiputera Development Council” tidak kedengaran sehingga 1-2 hari yang lalu. Malahan Najib kata telah bermesyuarat. Pada hal itu perkembangan yang rasanya amat penting memandangkan desas desus DEB tidak ada sepenuhnya didalam MEB. Mungkin Najib suka buat kerja dengan senyap dan alih-alih suatu hari nanti dia akan umumkan bahawa Melayu sudah mencapai 30% ekuiti.

Atau mungkin dia tidak mahu heboh menolong Melayu kerana mahu mengambil hati bukan Melayu. Tetapi sebenarnya dia tidak perlu “apologetic” berkenaan tindakan affirmatif terhadap kaum Melayu. Namun demikian, diadakannya perjumpaan tertutup dengan 4,000 ahli Perwakilan UMNO meminta mereka jangan gah sangat bila berpidato diMesyuarat Agung Tahunanan itu dan sebagainya. Apa pun yang dilakukannya, ada yang menyuarakan – walau pun tidak dengan begitu lantang – tidak puas hati pendirian Najib diatas isu DEB, seperti dikatakan Ahli Perwakilan dari Melaka dan dari Jelebu. Ahli Perwakilan dari Wanita UMNO pula berkata dengan tegas dan terus menerus, “Jangan sekali kali coba menyentuh hak Melayu”.

Kita perlu terus menggesa Najib melindung dan memajukan hak dan kepentingan Melayu. Batalkan rancangan memajukan 80 ekar tanah diKampung Bahru secara 60:40, dengan masih mahukan bukan Melayu dapat lagi nikmat dikawasan yang tinggal hanya secebis yang bernama dan dikenali sebagai Melayu diKuala Lumpur itu. Kesemua tanah lain diseluruh bandar itu sudah menjadi bukan Melayu. Langsung tidak rasional mahu memberi 40% dari 80 ekar tersebut diKampung Bahru kapada bukan Melayu. Walhal PNB boleh melaksanakan projek RM5,000 juta membina bangunan 100 tingkat dekat Stadium Merdeka. Kampung Bahru boleh dibina oleh PNB juga, minta badan-badan Kerajaaan (GLCs) membuat usaha sama 60:40, memegang unit-unit yang Melayu belom berkeupayaan membeli, menyewakannya atau menggunakannya sebagai pejabat pejabat mereka, dan memanggil badan-badan Kerajaan lain masuk mengadakan pejabat mereka disitu.

24 10 2010
San Peng.

“Of course, as usual, those opposition blogs have nothing nice to say…..”

Right now, even kawan tidur sebantal pun have nothing nice to say.

Orang macam Soi Lek tak boleh buat kawan. Dari kecil mereka ini diajar kawan makan kawan itu halal.

25 10 2010
SSS Admin

San Peng,

The problem is that while they sleep on the same pillow, they are not lying facing each other, and one side having seditious dreams, instead of delicious ones. It’s perfectly understandable for both sides not having the same dreams in many respects because both of them are race-based political parties. But you are being ultra kiasu and seditious when you want to have the privileges of your bed partner abolished. It’s simply a no no. Now we must join the Wanita UMNO delegate and ask the kiasu bed partner never to do that again. We have a right to do that because we live in the same house and want to see a peaceful and harmonious household.

This thing called “kiasu” is being mentioned a lot in the Ridhuan Tee blog. It has been variously described as being selfish, not wanting to be left out, not wanting to lose, and so on. The kind that has evolved in history through tumultuous times, periods of incessant wars, rebellions, deceits, treachery and dog eat dog situations. According to Professor C.P Fitzgerald in his “History of China”, in mainland China things were so bad that the Hakkas ran away from the north, migrated to the south. In the south they were despised and many left their country, some finding their way to Malaya, but still despised by the other clans to this day. Theirs have been a life of fighting and confrontation much, much more than the various groups of the Malay race. Look at the history of Penang where they first landed in big numbers in the 18th and 19th Centuries. There were frequent clan fights between the Hokkiens, the Confus, the Hakkas and the others. Perhaps we need to know these to understand the competitive spirit and the kiasuness among them. Good that the DPM/ Minister of Education has announced the day before, that History will be a compulsory subject for passing SPM starting in 2013.

Competition is understandable and acceptable – within limits. Affirmative action policies must not be resented because even in mainland China the Manchu Emperors who conquered China and ruled for a few hundred years until the early 20th Century practised affirmative action. They allowed a quota of 25% places in the Civil Service for the southern Chinese who were deemed disadvantaged. Those were the ancestors of the Chinese who are in Malaysia now. The southerners were considered less educated and less developed than the northern Chinese.

So, there is no reason at all why the Chinese in Malaysia should grudge the NEP and want to touch the Bumi housing discount and the 30% Bumi equity target. Apart from reasons of the history of China as stated above, there are the reasons of the history of Malaya because of British colonial policies. The British helped the Chinese both in education – by building sufficient number of schools in the towns where most Chinese lived, both at the primary and secondary levels, and schools in the English language as well – and in business, by giving them all sorts of “tongkat” in the form of mining licenses, mining land leases, licenses for lotteries, gaming and gambling, licenses for trading in tin, rubber, etc.

The Malays had only Malay schools in the kampongs where practically all of them lived in the 19th and the 1st half of the 20th Centuries. Even then, it was only four years of primary school. Schools were far in between the kampngs such that Malay children had to walk as far as 5 miles or more to get to schools. Tired and exhausted before class, flat out and starved upon reaching home after school. Professor Dato Zainal Abidin Wahid had pointed out at a Seminar that Malays in Klang – a large Malay village in those days – and in Krian asked for English schools, but the British refused to build them. This was written in a publication of The Historical Society of Malaysia. No help or encouragement was given to the Malays to do business because the British wanted them to “look after the food production of the country” and to continue being farmers and fishermen.

These facts of history have been put out here from time to time. They will continue to be stated periodically so that those who have not known them will understand and impart them to others. So that there will be greater understanding, goodwill and harmony among Malaysians. So that there will be long term peace, progress and prosperity in this country.

29 10 2010
Dal

“…The problem is that while they sleep on the same pillow, they are not lying facing each other ….”

Heh heh. Sorry Esteemed Sir Admin. You mean like what they are talking in court now?

Rupanya dalam politik pun ada main belakang ye? Abang Husein Lempoyang! Tolong ceritakan sikit pasal ni.

31 10 2010
SSS Admin

Dal,

Hahaha, Sir Dal. In court now they can’t even touch the same pillow. They’ll be pounced upon by so many others – witnesses, prosecutors, but maybe not the defenders. It will be interesting to watch the extent of the grilling (pun intended) by the prosecution on the wife and the MP daughter when testifying that they were at a meeting at the time when the accused was alleged to be sodomising.

Sodomising in politics has been done long before California courts allowed gay marriages. But there was some subtlety (subtle sodomy?) in the past, though no longer the case now. Is that not equivalent to sodomy in seriousness of the offence, or even in effect, when “Tok Guru” (inverted commas also intended) Nik Aziz said those voting or co-operating with infidels will not taste Heaven, or even that God uses obscene language (mencarut)? Or when DAP Tony Pua touches on the Bumi housing discount and MCA Chua Soi Lek and others call for the abolition of the 30% Bumi equity target?

They ought to know that the ancient city of Sodom, from which the word “sodomy” came about, was destroyed because the people there practised sodomy as an ordinary way of life. The ruins of the city can still be seen now but the inhabitants might have perished because of AIDS or such, not known at that time. The moral of the story is: don’t sodomise if you don’t want to get in a mess. In more ways than one, brother.

Thank you, dear friend, for bringing in some light hearted mood in these often serious and sombre discussions. It’s good to have a break in mood from time to time. We know that, in the process, your sarcasm and satire on failed or disruptive politicians is not lost. This particular Sodomy II one has not helped bring about unity among the Malays and in the country. And this may be the understatement of the year.

24 10 2010
Kura

The Sun said Najib said “They must understand, if they question it, it becomes academic. So, it is just a waste of time, it would be pointless”

Why can’t he just say “Do not question it”, full stop? Me no understand o this man o.

25 10 2010
SSS Admin

Kura,

It has been said somewhere already that Dato Seri Najib needs not say it that way. He should, when questioned, have simply said “The NEP concept and the Malay Special Position should not be questioned”. Full stop. No need to mention being academic or what. What he could have added was that it’s seditious to talk about it. The Sedition Act is very clear. And wide ranging. And it was devised by the British, the Malaysians only continued it. And no one should say abolish it. This is a multi-racial country where all sorts of sensitivities can be exploited. Senseless, unthinking and irresponsible people can use it, with or without intent, to disturb racial harmony. We cannot afford another 13 May 1969 racial riots.

Najib himself may not appreciate fully the sensitivities of the various races in this country. He and his CIMB boss brother, “bastardardization-of-the-NEP” Nazir, were educated largely overseas. They spent pre-university and university years in England. Even in Malaysia they had not mixed with the rough and tumble, never lived in a kampong environment like their father did (do visit the house Tun A Razak was born and brought up, which is maintained as a tourist spot in Pekan, Pahang), shielded from kampong boys and poor children as they went to schools attended mostly by children of the elite and the well-off.

Therefore, their appreciation of the dire need for the Malays to catch up with the Chinese is reflected in Najib’s less concern for assertive action on Chua Soi Lek’s call for the abolition of the 30% Bumi equity than the Chinese votes he is after, and also in Nazir’s uncalled for, often quoted and detested statement on “the bastardisation of the NEP”.

Let us continue to call for Najib to continue the NEP fully in the NEM and to bring Malaysia to a developed status without sacrificing the Bumiputera privileges. True, the Special Position is enshrined in the Constitution and is unchangeable. It’s the affirmative action that he takes using that Special Position that we will judge him by. That by which his legacy, if any, will be determined by history.

24 10 2010
abda

Aiyyoo, Malaysian Insider did not send some one to sneak in the closed door briefing by Dato Seri Najib the night before the opening of the Perhimpunan Agung ke? Or those fellows were shooed out as reported somewhere? UMNO dah pandai lepas sekor MI reporter melesap masuk macam James Bond keclosed door Puteri meeting dulu.

Tak ade bocor sikit pun ke dari beribu delegates? Nak pulak tau ape yang Dato Najib cakap sampai diorang senyap tak maki hamun si Chua soi lek.

26 10 2010
SSS Admin

abda,

We learnt that there were those who were asked to leave the UMNO General Assembly press room but that these were those who did not have / did not apply for passes. But, of course, being closed door, the briefing to UMNO top brass, including Division Heads, was not open to the press.

The national news agency Bernama reported only the positive aspects: Dato Seri Najib saying after the briefing that he wanted the general assembly this time, one year after the Umno Constitution was amended, to be be followed up with changes in terms of “the culture and actions of all party members … The role of the party at the grassroot level must be inclusive and capable of reflecting an image that is people-friendly and liked by the people through the various activities ..”

Of course, being closed door, what transpired was speculated on, especially when Najib also pointed out at the briefing “the challenges that the party was going through” and that the acceptance of Umno members to the efforts to transform the party “would take some time because it involved changes in the Umno members themselves”, noting that “some have responded, and some are still taking time to appreciate it fully.

The speculation included Najib asking the Division Heads to tell those chosen to speak at the Assembly (chosen beforehand) to speak in decorum, not be provocative and working up the sentiments of those assembled against such things as DAP Tony Pua wanting amendments to the Bumiputera housing discount and Chua Soi Lek and the MCA calling for the abolition of the 30% Bumiputera equity target. This would have been a fiery debate and Najib would have told those at the closed door briefing to leave it to him as he would be talking about it at length in his speech. In his Presidential Speech he did explain in detail the Malay Special Position and pointed out that even if the opposition wins a two thirds majority in Parliament, the Special Position and other sensitive clauses cannot be changed because such changes require the consent of the nine Malay Rulers in Council.

24 10 2010
Izham

The report said

Najib pointed out that efforts by certain groups to question the position of the Malays as a race whose privileges are protected, had clearly caused uneasiness and dissatisfaction towards the Malays who are noted for their accommodating attitude.

“This feeling of discontentment has begun to spread and may destroy the racial harmony which we have nurtured for so long,” he said to loud applause from the more than 4,000 delegates and observers. –

Good that Muhyiddin announced History subject will become compulsory to pass SPM, like Bahasa Malaysia, beginning 2013. Will make future Malaysians understand our past and more mutual respect. Racial harmony has been fragile for so long. Must preserve and promote it.

26 10 2010
SSS Admin

Izham,

Many people had expected a tougher stand and a terse statement by Dato Seri Najib on the “certain groups question(ing) the position of the Malays ..”, including charging some of them in court, as they have clearly violated the Sedition Act. Especially when Najib himself realised that they “had clearly caused uneasiness and dissatisfaction towards the Malays who are noted for their accommodating attitude.” We see his motivation for their votes but do not agree with his stand. We believe that, for national unity, such people must be deterred from further attempts at doing the same, and charging them in court would deter them and others.

Najib is aware of the spreading “discontentment” and that “it may destroy racial harmony”. But his political motive appears uppermost in his mind, much more than the need to preserve that harmony by resorting to currently available legal avenues to drive home the point that laws must not be broken by people pursuing party and personal interests. He would rather try to do it through “the culture and actions of (UMNO) party members”, activities that are “inclusive and capable of reflecting an image that is people-friendly and liked by the people”.

That appears risky because racial polarisation has been increasing since the past administration of which he was Deputy Prime Minister. Many people have felt that the questioning of the Malay Special Position has been increasing due to a lack of firm actions on the part of the Government. Warnings alone, and now, calling a few to the Police Stations to record their statements, are not enough. Of course the prerogative lies with the Government and the authorities specifically dealing with such matters. We however can, and do urge them to take actions that would deter the “certain groups” and others from doing similar acts in the future.

24 10 2010
Izudin

Transparency, transparency, transparency … distribute NEP benefits widely, distribute NEP benefits widely, distribute NEP benefits widely.

Hope they hear my calls.

Ekuinas … let’s see the list of beneficiaries. Bumiputera Development Council … let’s hear the deliberations. Big projects … let’s hear calls for tenders.

The proposed 100 storey building, let’s hear the process of selection of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors by PNB. No turn-key construction if want to dish out many of the jobs to Bumis. The main contractor, the sub-contractors, the specialist contractors … let’s hear announcements on the prequalification, the tender invitations, bid submissions, evaluations etc.

If turn-key, then we know, not many Bumis will benefit from the construction.

26 10 2010
SSS Admin

Izudin,

Lack of transparency indicates the extent of corruption in the country. In fact, Transparency International, a non-profit international organisation daily following up developments on transparency situations the world over and producing annual reports, base such reports on what they call the “Corruption Perceptions Index”. The CPI is based on 13 independent surveys carried out by them in the countries concerned..

The September 2009 CPI table shows Malaysia at No. 56 out of 180 counties. (The 2010 report is expected not long from now). Malaysia has slid down towards the worst ever: some time back we were at the 30s range. And, this pertains only to the perceived level of public-sector corruption. There has also been serious private sector corruption in this country.

As an indication of where we are, Thailand is at No. 84, Indonesia at No. 111, Philippines at No. 139. No need to mention about Singapore as it is only a city state and ruled with “Big Brother Always On The Wall”. We hesitated at printing out the positions of the other Asean member states as they show Malaysia better than they. But then we are supposed to be much better off, aren’t we? And we the Malaysian public have been full of anxiety with the money politicking in UMNO, now in MCA, the whole jingbang of cronyism, nepotism and plain and simple bribery and corruption in this country. To the extent that even the ISA was used on the seven Immigration Officers involved in people smuggling.

We support fully your call for transparency, on widening the beneficiaries of the NEP, etc. Now, even the NEP is not transparent in the NEM – it does not appear to be there. Having spoken about “discontentment” among the Malays at the UMNO General Assembly, Dato Seri Najib must ensure the NEP is fully incorporated in the NEM when the final version comes out. And state clearly that its method of implementation is being changed so that the benefits go to as large a number of Malays as possible.

Use open tenders (like those for Bumiputeras only), pre-qualifications, accurate assessment and proper analysis on the capabilities and the deserving status of the candidates to receive those NEP benefits. Irrespective of whether big or small projects. Avoid turn-key projects where the capabilities of Bumiputeras at delivering project completion on schedule may be doubtful. Huge projects may be broken into packages so that Bumipiteras my not be left out in their implementation.

25 10 2010
Abu

“Misalnya, kaum bukan Bumiputera, setelah 39 tahun dasar afirmatif dilaksanakan, masih lagi merupakan kaum yang memiliki kekayaan
terbesar.”

Dato Seri najib,

If this means the malays and the Bumis of Sabah and sarawak should get the largest wealth, I want to hug and kiss you.

27 10 2010
SSS Admin

Abu,

If you were to hug and kiss Dato Seri Najib, you might find UMNO objecting to it on grounds of it not being in the Malay custom and tradition! And being Anwarish, if his second sodomy trial is anything to go by!!

On a serious note, one might venture the opinion that perhaps he unconsciously have at the back of his mind that. As the Malays are the majority in this country, they should be having the most wealth. This opinion has been expressed by members of the public quite a number of times in the past. It is logical to argue along that line.

Whether the Malays can as a community be the wealthiest in this country depends on the Government maintaining the facilities accorded under the special rights and privileges. Being the wealthiest implies having control over the economy of the country which, right now, is in Chinese hands. It is extremely difficult to break that control as it permeates all kinds and all levels of business. It can be done with affirmative action.

It is amazing why people argue that the Malay Special Position spelt out in the Constitution does not confer rights to the Malays. Including the UM law lecturer Azmi Sharom who, by the way, is not a constitutional law expert. Constitutional law experts, like Professor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari of IIU, do not have a problem with Article 153 of the Constitution.

The Oxford English Dictionary has 24 different definitions of the word right. The pertinent ones are

No.3 – (Of conduct, etc) just, morally good, required by equity or duty, proper
No. 4 – Correct, true; the preferable or most suitable, the less wrong or not wrong
No. 5 – In good or normal condition, sound, sane, satisfactory, well-advised, not mistaken; comfortable, recovered, etc; restore to order, also correct mistaken ideas of
No. 6 – Rightful, real, veritable
No. 12 – Restore to proper position
No. 13 – Make preparation for or to, avenge (wrong, wronged person); vindicate, justify, rehabilitate
No. 14 – Correct (mistakes, etc), correct mistakes in, set in order
No. 15 – noun: WHAT IS JUST, FAIR TREATMENT; treat or think of him fairly
No. 16 – Justification, fair claim, being entitled to a privilege or , thing one is entitled to
No. 23 – Justly, properly, correctly, truly satisfactorily

Take the mischievous argument that the Constitutional Malay Special Position does not confer rights to the Malays and read it against those definitions above, and bearing in mind the history of this country, one would find that those using that argument may either not have checked the dictionary or do not know the history of this country, or both. Including the UM law lecturer who may have his own agenda. Woe betide the students who follow his thinking.

Good that DPM and Minister of Education, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, decided making history compulsory for children to pass the SPM beginning in 2013. Bravo to him. He does score very high marks on that one in the eyes of the public at large. The Kempen SSS has been speaking for it for over a year now.

25 10 2010
Kenn

Ucapan Presiden UMNO dalam PAU memang menunjukkan kelainan. Tidak seperti “Najib” yang selama ini berucap di sana dan sini.

Walaupun bagaimanapun, DS Najib pernah jadi “lain” apabila beliau berucap di kongres ekonomi bumiputera di mana Perkasa telah menyampaikan berita yang orang Melay menolah model ekonomi baru yang dianjurkan oleh DS Najib.

Apakah DS Najib akan mengotakan apa yang beliau ucapkan? Kita tunggu dan lihat. Kita pun maklum tentang apa yang diperkatakan mengenai MEB dan ucapan DS Najib di kongres tersebut.

28 10 2010
SSS Admin

Kenn,

Dato Seri Najib berpendirian seperti Tengku A Rahman. Tengku menganggap semua orang baik. Dimasa Singapore didalam Malaysia, tidak nampak Lee Kuan Yew dan konsep “Malaysian Malaysia”nya subversif kapada Kedudukan Istimewa Melayu. Bila nampak, sudah terlewat. Sudah melampau LKY sehingga dinyahnya dari Malaysia. Kecewanya pulak kapada kita sebab Singapore juga dikeluarkannya dari Malaysia. Dan dia tidak sedar bahawa tindakan itu bodoh dan amat merugikan Melayu. Suatu pusat dagangan sejak zaman Stamford Raffles dan pulau strategik diperairan Selat Melaka diberi kapada Cina. Sekarang Singapore adalah 72% Cina. LKY bawa masuk Cina dari People’s Republik of China. Tidak pedulikan pemikiran jirannya Malaysia dan Indonesia.

Najib mahukan kuasa berterusan. Caranya dengan menaikkan taraf ekonomi negara hingga jadi negara yang cukup maju. Secepat mungkin, mengejarkan Wawasan 2020. Tidak menghiraukan sangat kepentingan Melayu. Bila MEB diistiharkan, tidak nampak DEB. Selepas kongres ekonomi Bumiputera dan bantahan terus menerus dari Perkasa dan lain lain, bahru Najib mengumumkan diParlimen bahawa sasaran 30% ekuiti Bumiputera akan diteruskan.

Najib menganggap MCA baik. Rupa rupanya MCA menganjur suatu kongres ekonomi pula yang lantang dan terus menerus membuat resolusi mahukan sasaran 30% ekuiti Bumiputera pula dibatalkan. Amat “seditious”. Ada desas desus mengatakan sebelom Perhimpunan Agung UMNO diberitahu secara surat keliling kapada Bahagian dan Cawangan dan ditaklimat tertutup sebelom pembukaan PAU itu supaya jangan lantang membidas pendirian MCA itu.

Inilah keadaan Melayu sejak Francis Light mendapat Penang diabad 18, Raffles mendapat Singapore diabad19, diberi balik Penang dimasa Merdeka dan Singapore dimasa penubuhan Malaysia, pulaknya diberi kapada Cina oleh Tengku A Rahman. Sekarang DEB mahu diketepikan, sasaran 30% diminta dihapuskan, bahru sahaja diumumkan Sejarah dimestikan disekolah tetapi laman citra MCA sudah komplen Kedudukan Istimewa Melayu diajar disekolah. Selepas memberi penerangan sepenuhnya diPAU, Najib kata “Let’s move on”. Bagaimana mahu berbuat demikian jika MCA berterusan mengungkit Kedudukan Istimewa Melayu? Mereka sudah keterlaluan akibat Najib nampak lemah membiarkan mereka tidak dikenakan tindakan mahkamah melakukan hasutan mahukan sasaran 30% dihapuskan.

26 10 2010
G. Kumar

Why you always talk about the Malays and the Chinese only. What about us Indians and the others?

One Indian billionaire does not Indian wealth make. The vast number of Malaysian Indians are still in the estates and in the outer urban areas scratching a living.

26 10 2010
DingDong

Hello,

U want to know how to help the Indians.Tell them that the vicious poverty cycle can be ended with two ways 1 – Education 2 – Economic Activities

1 – Education.

The mainstream economy is being dominated by Mandarin preferred speakers only. To get a Gov job, 1 must have a decent BM.

Ask the Indian leaders to stop asking for SRJK Tamil.Ask them to support SSS.With a better quality & accessible education,I bet many doors will start to open for the graduate.The highest drop put rate is from Tamil Schools btw.Go figure why.

2 – Economic Activities

Same as the above.Mainstream cinapek conquer.Malays,Indians & others sharing the small piece of pie.Bad news for Malays,Indians & others,the Dewan Perniagaan & guilds wants more.Even MCA & DAP is fighting to abolish the NEP policies.The main obj of NEP is to eradicate poverty regardless of race.

The Gov gave many projects to the Indian communities under NEP.The leaders misappropriated them.Juz find a few & kill or liwat them during night time.ha2.Follow braveheart storyline.Those who survived will definitely repent or migrate.keh keh keh.

29 10 2010
SSS Admin

Dingdong,

Education and business enterprises are the key to improving the economic well being of a community. Vernacular schools generally result in children mixing only with their own kind. The SRJKTs are practically only attended by Indians as no others are interested in learning Tamil. They have rarely produced Indians of high calibre, mixing freely with other Malaysians, developing inter-personal skills and contacts useful for business. Hence, while Indians in India have skills making them comparable to the Chinese in China, Indians in Malaysia have been left far behind the Chinese, like the Malays. They should really be joining the mainstream in national schools and support single-stream schooling or SSS.

Of course, there have been Indians of estate background becoming lawyers and the like. But their potential has largely been ignored by their leader who was bent on retaining his power in the MIC perhaps forever. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Hence the reports on IP share allocations meant for the benefit of a wider number of Indians ending up in the hands of a few. Leakages of information came about in such cases as the Maika Holding shares scandal some years ago.

Like the Malays, the Indians in this country have been attempting business in a big way. Apart from the success story of Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan, there have been many others reasonably successful in business. Road construction is an area where Indian contractors appear to have concentrated upon. But hoping for any assistance from the Chinese with the exclusivity of their clan associations and business guilds is like the Malays hoping for such.

The Chinese have rivalries even among themselves and clan differences may mean no free flow of business information and opportunities, sometimes referred to as “lobang”, even within their community. The history of the “unto death do they part” Ghee Hins and the Hai Sans secret societies, thugs and gangsters fill many pages of Malayan history. They still play a significant role in Malaysia now as, for example, choice business premises can still be got with the payment of “football money” in addition to the normal real estate “commission money”. And DAP Execuitive Councillor Ronnie Liu (of Exco letterhead fame) was alleged to have been meeting the “underworld” in the premises of the Selangor State government offices. Alleged by no other than a fellow Pakatan Rakyat (PKR) State Assemblyman and a PKR Member of Parliament.

28 10 2010
SSS Admin

G. Kumar,

In the first place, for this post, we are discussing the UMNO President’s Speech delivered at the UMNO Annual General Assembly. Naturally it’s mainly about the Malays. Because recently MCA had done the deplorable and seditious act of calling for the abolition of the 30% Bumiputera equity target, it is also natural that the Chinese feature a lot in the discussions.

Overall, it may be true that often only Malays and Chinese fill up our columns. This is largely due to the fact that the Malays form the majority of the population but has been left far behind the 23% Chinese economically and educationally due to British colonial policies, etc. And the “kiasu” nature of the Chinese – variously described as not wanting to lose, not wanting to be left out, etc – has made them in China on the way to becoming the second largest economy in the world, despite incessant wars, revolts, rebellions, and long periods of foreign conquest and rule in their history, superceding India with almost as huge a population as China.

And in Malaysia, they came in rags and are now in riches. Yet MCA wants Bumi equity target be abolished. That’s not being reasonable. Especially when it has been agreed and written in the Constitution that the Malays and Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak have a Special Position in this country.

Every racial group has problems – of unity etc. Those of the Malays and the Chinese have been explained in this and previous posts. The Indians, too, have their share of problems. One major problem arose from Dato Seri Samy Velu not wanting to leave the political scene after decades of being in power in MIC. It had led to the split among the Indians. Breakaway Indian political parties have emerged. The Makkal Sakthi just had its Annual General Meeting almost immediately after the UMNO AGM at the same premises, the PWTC. Sadly, the first set of news was about the usual bickering and one group was preveted from attending.

But most importantly, we must get united as Malaysians. Countries like the United States may have been built upon attempts to weaken, even to decimate, the locals, like the European immigrants tried to do to the Red Indians who are now vanquished and living dismally in Indian Reservations. But those were 200 to 300 years ago. The British colonialists thought only of the interests of Britain, developing Malaya for the goods and tax revenue they can send home to Engkand, helping and encouraging the Chinese in business, and wanting the local Malays to just continue being farmers and fishermen. Independent Malaya and now Malaysia have pulled many Malays and Indians out of the rut. Such that, apart from Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan and his billions, many other Indians are now owning bungalows and Mercedes cars. We can keep on asking for more but it must not be at the expense of the rights of another group, like MCA had tried to do by asking the 30% Bumi equity target be abolished. It is extremely seditious and must not be repeated.

26 10 2010
azmi

We have nothing to negotiate for, nothing to compromise on, nothing to apologise for. DS Najib has said that the Malay Special Position is unshakeable and the privileges accruing from that are therefore also undisturbable.

Only need to drive home that point in one big bang to make sure none tries to shake and disturb them after this to avoid a lot of anxiety and wasting a lot of time addressing such issues. Don’t use ISA, just use the Sedition Act.

And, in line with what has repeatedly been asked, just bang in the NEP into the NEM. It was justifiable Tun Razak’s time, justifiable Tun Mahathir’s time and surely justifiable this time. Nobody has put out the statistics and data that have been asked and there is no justification whatsoever why the NEP should not be spelt out in the NEM.

29 10 2010
SSS Admin

azmi,

Many have pointed out the need for stern action on the culprits regarding the seditious act of calling for the abolition of the Bumiputera 30% equity target. The reaction on calling for the abolition of their citizenship right aggravates the situation. Dato Seri Najib appears intransigent on the call for deterrent action like having them charged in court under the Sedition Act.

Najib had told the people to”move on”. But the MCA appears not doing so. The Deputy Education Minister Dato Dr Fuad Zarkasi pointed out that the MCA had in its website questioned the matter of teaching school children the Special Position of the Malays and the Buiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak even only days after the Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the decision making history a compulsory subject in schools. Dr Fuad pointed out that details on the decision have yet to be worked out and wondered why the MCA raised the matter at all. They have become emboldened in raising the matter of the Malay Special Position which Najib had only over a week ago explained in detail its unshakeability.

The MCA appears not taking heed of what Najib said. They know UMNO is weak and Najib wants to placate the Chinese for their votes in the next General Elections. They are themselves weak, beleagured with leadership problems for nearly two years, money politics became predominant, a new batch of gung-ho leaders succeeded in wresting control of the party despite circulation of the illicit sex video on the Presidential contestant prior to the party elections. They admitted losing many Parliament and state seats in the 12th General Elections. They could not deliver Chinese votes during the Hulu Selangor and Sibu by-elections. Chinese votes went to the chauvinistic and racist DAP. In trying to get back those lost votes they have used the DAP method – chauvinism and racism. The Malays became the scapegoat. They started questioning publicly the NEP and the constitutional Malay Special Position from which it is sourced. That is despicable and must not be tolerated.

Najib has to take firm action on those people. The UMNO General Assembly, despite rather muted under instruction and advice, had delegates speaking for the protection of Malay rights and interest in a firm and assertive tone. Voices other than at the UMNO General Assembly have been loud and clear. While there have been votes going to Najib for his Chinese-friendly policies, many votes would have or are about to run away because of his non action making the MCA becoming increasingly non-mainstream and not using the Barisan Nasional channel of communication. We at the Kempen SSS are keen that the bad effects on race relations, goodwill and harmony that such acts bring about be controlled effectively.

27 10 2010
msleephyead

Salam Admin SSS,

Good solution by RPK to ensure that Malay shares (30% equity) are not passed on to the greedy pendatangs. Start this from now on and this will ensure that the kids in the future generation will achieve not only the 30% but, God willing, 60% target.

“Of course, there is one way we can solve this. And this would be whenever shares are issued to Malays you stamp it ‘non-transferable without government permission’. And even then if permission is granted the shares can only be sold to another Malay and not to a non-Malay.”

http://bit.ly/bQG6nt

Not so good news, “New Chinese school at Bukit Beruntung”

http://bit.ly/b8JRDM

Why is Tan Sri Muhyiddin still giving money to the pendatang schools? Buat depa syok saja.

Come on Admin SSS, tunggu apa lagi, start the legal action before it is too late and more money being given to them. I’ll be glad to chip in some financial support as would many others. We already have the documents and historical basis provided in satD’s site.

And finally, the greedy pendatangs are at it again, not content with controlling the economy of the country,

1. they are selling items to innocent local councils at hiked up prices.
http://bit.ly/aH67MA

2. asking their kids to apply for the Government’s free meals programme for poor students, even when they are already filthy rich.
http://bit.ly/cO6UQq

3. cheating poor kids from getting proper meals and shortchanging the government’s money.
http://bit.ly/aZ9m4k

4. taking PTPTN money without signing any agreement.
http://bit.ly/93kTRS

5. shortchanging the government again and build a crappy hospital for the ATM.
http://bit.ly/bmNxLg

We got to stop these pendatangs from further ruining the country.

Please start the legal action and only the SSS can unite us all and save us from this idiocy in future generations.

29 10 2010
SSS Admin

msleepyhead,

You have furnished links to a lot of anomalies and undesirable activities. Anomalies there will always be especially when the moral fabric of society has been eroded by many years of lack of firmness and resoluteness during what has been described as the “flip flopping, auto-piloting and sleepy” rule in the recent past and dragging on until now.

The RPK suggestion may not be reflective of or suitable to the Malay situation or even practicable in a free Malaysian share market economy where sale of public shares cannot be controlled. He cannot claim to know the Malay psyche as he has not been living as a full Malay himself. And now he is not even living in Malaysia, being hounded by the authorities, a fugitive overseas, and losing his credibility. Many read what he writes for its entertainment or curiosity value.

While there has admittedly been the sale of IP shares for free spending, it has not been established what amount is involved for that and what were sales for purposes of raising capital to do business or even to acquire fixed assets like land and houses. It is also true that a lot of capital Malays put into business was lost simply because the Malays have not had a culture of risk taking or doing business. Many of those shares were charged to the banks for business and were lost along with the loss of the businesses. There was also the Asian Financial Crisis of the late 80s where a significant percentage of Bumiputera wealth dissipated. Malays had at one time owned a little over 20% wealth but now have only about 18%.

It must be remembered that even the Chinese with a culture of risk taking, doing business and accumulating wealth for over a thousand years also suffer business failures from time to time. These are despite the exclusive, supposedly helpful, clan associations and business guilds. Newspaper bankruptcy notices columns are not the exclusivity of any particular race.

We appreciate your offer of even financial support for taking court action on the matter of Bahasa Malaysia in the Constitution. We will announce here as and when it is nearer the time to do so. In the meanwhile, we continue to stick to discretion being the better part of valour, timing is important and any such plan will be announced when opportune and likely to produce maximum impact. Anwar’s sodomy trial going on now may be looked at by many in UMNO as opportune in view of the 13th General Elections (variously forecasted as next year, the year after and the year after!) while Anwar may be thinking it opportune if he can avoid any court decision that may land him in jail, hence he has been trying to delay the trial for as long as possible, until after the GE.

We note however that DPM and MOE Tan Sri Muhyiddin has just announced making History a compulsory subject beginning 2013. We had included that in the SSS Memo to the MOE, which has been exhibited in our portal here. The decision may not be the direct result of our continued exhortations on that but we take comfort in knowing that the MOE is not oblivious to sane and rational thinking that has been expressed at the UMNO General Assembly as well.

27 10 2010
Imran

Why the Malays want to divided into many groups? Was it Tun Mahatir’s fault or Dato Ser Anwar’s mistake? Then Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa also. Why Dato Seri Najib din’t made clear about NEP in in his new policy? UMNO and PAS can work together. Find the ways. Oil money or what else.

30 10 2010
SSS Admin

Imran,

From the political perspective, the Malays were divided into two when religiously inclined Malays formed PAS years after UMNO was formed many decades ago. They became three groups when Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from the Cabinet by Tun Dr Mahathir and formed PKR in the 1990s. This year, a fourth group, Perkasa, became prominent with NEP demands after Dato Seri Najib announced his New Economic Model which appeared to have sidelined the NEP.

The division became serious when PAS and PKR agreed to work together with DAP. Despite major ideological differences e.g on Hudud laws, they managed to put a strong opposition to a weak, “flip flopping, auto-piloting and sleepy administration under Tun Abdullah Badawi. They won handsomely in the last general elections, denying the BN its two thirds Parliamentary majority and securing majority seats in five states, which was later reduced to four due the “frogging phenomenon”.

Dato Seri Najib, who was the Deputy Prime Minister in the last weak administration, now wants to win back the run-away 12th GE votes, hence his rather muted Presidential Speech at the UMNO General Assembly – no delving into the matter of the NEP in the NEM and no directly hard-hitting and fiery condemnation of the attempts to exploit the Malay weakness, like DAP Tony Pua and his foray into the BUmi housing discount, and Dato Seri Chua Soi Lek and MCA’s blatantly seditious call for the 30% Bumi equity target be abolished.

UMNO and PAS have worked together during Tun A Razak’s time. PAS had a few Cabinet posts together with other members of the rather large ruling coalition at that time. They can work together again, surely. It’s a matter of personalities and approaches. Dato Nik Aziz has been bitter about UMNO and issued “fatwas” from time to time, believed by ardent, sometimes fanatical, followers. Some of the other PAS leaders appear amenable to the idea of Malay unity. Najib appears to take the position of superiority, unwilling to go to PAS using various forms of overtures, feelers and genuine offers of conciliation. Perhaps he will some day. Or wait until Nik Aziz is no longer on the scene.

28 10 2010
zabidi

whoever say hollow must be because the speech didn’t right the wrongs done in recnt times ……. some poeple say najib’s 10th Malaysia Plan also hollow …. just an assortment of projects …. 100 storey building that PNB spoke about last year ….. progress means tall buildings only? ….. foreign investments only?

30 10 2010
SSS Admin

zabidi,

“Recent times” include the years under Pak Lah’s rule during which Dato Seri Najib was the Deputy Prime Minister. The “auto-piloting” aspect of the common criticism levelled at that administration meant that the political masters had not provided sufficient guidance and asserted themselves to ensure that anti-national and seditious acts and utterances be constantly nipped in the bud. The Sedition Act was hardly used and everybody can say almost anything they like unhindered.

Civil servants and the Police know their job but have to apply their discretion as to the extent, for example, of allowing freedom of expression in the country. When even the Internal Security Act, an important tool for maintaining security and the protection of national interest in a country experiencing decades of communist terrorism and, currently, signs of religious militancy (detention without trial is even used in Guantanamo Bay, US), is being contemplated for amendment, even discussed for repeal, the Police have to consider the attitude and intent of the Government in power and act cautiously. After Najib made statements that reflect his concern for seditious tendencies, the Police called in to the Police Stations and started investigations on seditious characters like Namewee, the MP for Teluk Intan, the MP for Bangsar, the MCA President, etc.

It is the lack of policy statements and intents on these kinds of wrongs that has perhaps led to the comment that the UMNO President’s speech being hollow. Of course, the other major factor leading to that is the absence of a strong statement of determination to spread the benefits of the NEP to as wide a number of Malays as possible. Though Najib wants to be low keyed on the NEP at the UMNO Assembly, he has said in Parliament fairly recently that the 30% Bumi equity target will be maintained in the NEM. He cannot afford to incur the wrath of the Malays to renege on that.

Najib himself is an Economics graduate. Like politics, economics is an area where views always differ, even on the fundamentals as to what brings in foreign investments, what kind of FDI we want, etc. People have been wondering why the RM5 billion 100-storey PNB building is included in the 10th Malaysia Plan when it is a private sector project, or how such a massive investment would benefit Malay businesses, especially when in the past, huge projects are implemented on turn-key (design, construct and deliver) basis, done just by one big international contractor who insist on choosing their own architect, engineers and surveyors, as well as subcontractors, suppliers and anything to do with the ability to complete the project on time per the contract entered into.

28 10 2010
Sayong

Ini le yang dikatakan tak reti berterima kasih. Dah macam macam dapat, tak cukup juga. Perlembagaan pulak disalahkannya. Dia tak tahu sejarah gamaknya. Entah ape ukuran digunanya ngata tak adil sini atak adil sana. Baguih le TS Muhyiddin kata sejarah dimestikan disekolah sekolah.

Coba baca email kawan saya ni ha –

Nga Kor Ming menghina Perlembagaan Malaysia

http://peraktoday.com/wp/?p=5474

“Dengan bermodalkan Perlembagaan Persekutuan Bahagian II – Kebebasan Asasi, Perkara 8: Kesamarataan, ahli politik DAP yang seringkali membacakan ayat-ayat al Quran dalam ceramahnya di hadapan kelompok audiens Melayu mempersoalkan mengapa kerajaan tidak menggunakan tanah rezab kerajaan untuk pembinaan sekolah vernakular. Malah, dia juga mempersoalkan kewajaran masyarakat Cina yang mahukan kewujudan SRJK China dan Tamil di kawasan mereka agar mengumpulkan dana sendiri sebanyak 80% bagi membina bangunan baru. Menurutnya, UNDANG-UNDANG TERSEBUT TIDAK ADIL SAMA SEKALI.”

teman rasa dia ni MENGARUT.

30 10 2010
SSS Admin

Sayong,

DAP mesti sedar dan akui bahawa diMalaysia ini, kesamarataan diPerkara 8 dan sebagainya, mesti mengambil kira Perkara 152 Bahasa Malaysia sebagai Bahasa Kebangsaan negara ini, Perkara 153 Kedudukan Istimewa Melayu, dan lain-lain peruntukan diPerlembagaan yang menganduni ciri-ciri Kontrak Sosial yang telah dipersetujui oleh nenek moyang mereka dan oleh akil-wakil mereka diParlimen dimasa Merdeka dan penubuhan Malaysia.

Perkara 8 tidak boleh dibaca dengan sendirinya sahaja; Perkara-Perkara lain mesti dibaca bersama dan berkuatkuasa. Kesamarataan boleh berlaku jika dan apabila tidak bertentangan dengan peruntukan-peruntukan lain yang bukan diletak didalam Perlembagaan dengan sewenang wenang sahaja.

DAP mempraktikkan dasar chauvinis dan rasis sejak Lee Kuan Yew dan PAP diMalaysia lagi, sehingga dia dan Singapura dinyahkan dari Malaysia. Cogankata subversif “Malaysian Malaysia” itu dipikul oleh Lm Kit Siang dan DAP, parti yang menggantikan DAP. Mereka sedar tidak sesuainya cogankata tersebut dan ada ura-ura menukarnya kapada “Middle Malaysia” tidak lama lalu. Tetapi ada yang mencadangkan “Middle Finger” kapada mereka.

Jika mereka mahukan kesamarataan, sanggup kah mereka memperjuangkannya sepenuhnya, termasuk sama rata kekayaan dan kemajuan pelajaran diMalaysia ini? Pos Kempen SSS yang lalu telah mempamirkan ucapan Presiden MCA yang menyenaraikan bermacam faedah yang telah diberi kapada kaum Cina, sehingga mereka mencapai 92% penuntutnya mendapat tempat diinstitusi pelajaran tinggi. Mereka 23% jumlah penduduk Malaysia, tetapi Melayu dan BUmiputera yang hampir 70% jumlah penduduk masih, contohnya, hanya 18% kekayaan korporat dan hanya 25% didalam bidang profesional dinegara ini. Mana kesamarataannya?

29 10 2010
Ismail

“”.. saya ingin bertanya, apa kurangnya bangsa Melayu? Melayu…… seharusnya mampu bersaing dengan yang terbaik. Melayu…… seharusnya mampu bertarung dengan yang paling kuat. Melayu…… mesti menjadi yang terhebat dipentas antarabangsa.

74. Justeru, saya sebagai Presiden UMNO…… tidak mahu….. menerima alasan bahawa anak Melayu masih lemah kesan penjajahan hampir lima kurun. Saya sebagai Presiden UMNO beserta rakan-rakan pimpinan dalam parti juga tidak rela…… melihat bangsa Melayu menjadi bangsa yang meminta-minta, kita tidak mahu…… melihat bangsa Melayu menjadi bangsa yang berpuas hati dengan momokan rezeki secupak tak kan jadi segantang.”

Kalau nak naikkan semangat Melayu, boleh. Tapi realistik ke kata kata dia?

31 10 2010
SSS Admin

Ismail,

Memang sudah ada Melayu bertanding dimedan perniagaan antarabangsa pun. Contohnya, anak syarikat Sapura Holdings, yang ditubuhkan seorang jurutera Melayu, Tan Sri Shamsudin Kadir, yang berhenti kerja dari Talikom Nasional dipermulaan DEB ditahun 70an, sekarang giat diVietnam dan dilain-lain negara. Ada beberapa lagi syarikat Melayu bertanding diTimur Tengah dan lain lain kawasan, dengan berbagai tahap kejayaan atau kemudaratan yang ditemui. Tetapi masih belom begitu banyak. Kebanyakannya dibidang pembinaan, sebagai kontrekter.

Yang penting ialah dibidang-bidang pengusahawan yang lain, yang diMalaysia dikuasai kaum Cina, yang Melayu perlu bertanding dan bersaing, supaya Melayu dapat menguasai sebahagian darinya dan supaya tidak ada monopoli kaum disemua bidang-bidang tersebut. Supaya dapat dibina suatau rantai pengagihan (distribution chain) dari peringkat pengagih (distributor) kapada pemborong (wholesaler) dan penjual-penjual runcit (retailer) bagi barangan yang dikeluarkan. Ini juga telah diharapkan dilakukan oleh Pernas, dari segi barangan impot, dimasa belom banyak pengkilangan dilakukan dinegara ini dimasa yang lalau. Tetapi fungsi menyediakan “distribution chain” Melayu seperti itu hampir tidak kelihatan sekarang, melainkan mungkin pengkilangan Proton dan pengagihan kereta itu oleh Eon, yang taraf Bumiputera bagi kedua dua syarikat itu sekarang tidak diketahui .

Sehingga sekarang, memang amat kurang penyertaan Melayu dalam pengkilangan secara besar-besaran. Melayu mesti melangkah jauh kehadapan dari mengkilang barangan makanan dan lain lain secara perusahaan belakang rumah atau “backyard industries”. Untuk ini, Melayu perlu terus diberi bantuan saperti dibawah DEB untuk bertanding dengan kaum Cina yang berpengtahuan dan berpengalaman jauh lebih banyak, contohnya, melombong bijih dan mengkilang besi, yang bermula dinegeri China lebih seribu tahun yang lalu.

Maka ini yang banyak rakyak telah harapkan Dato Seri Najib sentuh didalam ucapannya. Apa rancangannya untuk mengseimbangkan keadaan dibidang pengusahawanan, apa tindakan tindakan sedemikian yang telah dimasukkan kedalam Rangangan Malayaisa ke10 yang telah dibentangkan diParlimen, yang ada dikritik sebagai hanya menyenaraikan projek-projek besar, termasuk pembinaan menara 100 tingkat, yang akan dilakukan oleh PNB dan bukan pun rancangan Kerajaan sebenarnya.

Najib “tidak mahu … menerima alasan .. bahawa anak Melayu masih lemah kesan penjajahan hampir lima kurun”, tetapi adakah dia memikirkan sepenuhnya keadaan, pengtahuan dan pengalaman Melayu didalam bidang perniagaan dan pengusahawan, keupayaan sebenar Melayu dan sejauh mana Melayu boleh bertanding tanpa bantuan. Dia sendiri menyebut kekalahan Melayu ditangan Portugis diMelaka 500 tahun lalu disebabkan tiada alat perang selain dari keris, lembing dan tombak. Apa dia masih mengharapkan Melayu berbuat demikian, mencoba tanpa alat yang sesuai, dipersaingan perniagaan dan pengusahawanan sekarang? Jika demikian, sudah tentu tidak realistik. Malah pendiriannya mengecewakan.

29 10 2010
Zia

Najib’s problem is that he inherits a weak BN from Pak Lah. Maybe he simply lets Malay NGOs speak up so that Malays realise that Malay political situation is very weak – UMNO as well as Pas. Wanting Malays choose – UMNO which leads BN or PAS which is led by DAP in PR.

There are people who say that Nazri says and does things as part of Najib’s strategy. Also that Tengku Adnan, Khairy etc hitting Perkasa. Been discussed, secret strategy, so that non-Malays will like him. Simply let people say they simply say things without his approval, hit here and there so that Malays will also like him.

31 10 2010
SSS Admin

Zia,

Not that he inherits a weak BN from Pak Lah but that he was also a part of he problem because he was the Number 2 to Pak Lah. No doubt he would have given deference to the Number 1 and not contradict or make decisions not in line with those of Pak Lah. But, because Pak Lah’s rule was referred to as auto-piloting and sleepy, Najib did not do much to prevent the slide to weakness during the past administration.

It would be a brilliant strategy if Najib and BN win handsomely at PRU13 by doing what he has been doing or not doing since taking over power. But it is a huge gamble playing to the tune of the Chinese, even at the expense of the rights and interests of the Malays.

He said to move on, despite MCA Chua Soi Lek’s call for the abolition of the 30% Bumi equity target and after telling them to use the BN channel for airing grievances or making demands. But as soon as Tan Sri Muhyiddin announced the decision making History a compulsory subject in schools beginning in 2013, the MCA website hits out at the decision, as pointed out by the Deputy Education Minister Dr Fuad Zarkasi who came out defending the MOE decision. More and more Malays will be irked and withdraw their support for UMNO if Najib continues to allow MCA’s criticism on Government policies without going through the BN mechanism and not take deterrent measures on seditious acts against Malay rights and interests.

30 10 2010
Yonex

Remember, there are many Chinese who respect the Constitution fully, raise issues in a respectful and not seditious manner. You mention Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay kim and others often. There are many others like them.

This one I think Najib is referring to Lim Kit Siang, Tony Pua, Chua Soi Lek etc –

48. Serentak dengan itu, penerimaan kerakyatan yang berasaskan prinsip jus soli atau hak tempat kelahiran berbanding prinsip jus sanguinis yakni hak darah dengan sekelip mata telah mentransformasikan landskap sosiopolitik Tanah Melayu untuk selama-lamanya.

49. Dek kerana itu, kita tidak boleh lagi hidup terpenjara kisah nan lalu tanpa melihat ke hadapan. Pokoknya di sini, sepertimana prinsip keutuhan sebarang kontrak yang dibuat di bawah lembayung kedaulatan undang-undang, jika tidak dihormati, maka tiadalah kepastian, walaupun bagi perkara-perkara asas yang telah dipersetujui bersama. Analoginya di sini, jika ia berlaku dalam bidang perniagaan, maka pihak yang berbuat demikian akan mendapati diri mereka, tidak lagi dipercayai oleh sesiapapun, apabila memungkiri janji.

1 11 2010
SSS Admin

Yonex,

True, there are many loyal and Constitution respecting Chinese. The problem is not with them but with those who want Mandarin as the medium of instruction in schools and those who are racist, wanting to deny the Malays their rights and privileges, especially considering that the Chinese as a community have so much wealth and control the economy of he country.

Those talking about equal rights without regard for the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak, those wanting to touch the Bumiputera housing discount, those who dared ask the 30% Bumiputera equity target be abolished. The DAP and their so-called Malaysian Malaysia slogan and the MCA and their economic congress bumi equity resolution.

Dato Seri Najib is right in bringing to attention the fact that the non-Malays have got citizenship and “the socio-political landscape of Tanah Melayu” was changed forever. And that people should not isolate themselves, live under the rule of law, respect the Social Contract, because if not, there is no certainty (tiadalah kepastian) on those basic issues which have been mutually agreed upon. One wonders if there is a veiled threat there. His analogy is quite clear – in business,
if a contract is not respected and is reneged upon, those concerned will not be trusted by anybody. The question now is – can the MCA be trusted not to be seditious on Malay issues?

Najib should be assertive and take deterrent action against those trying to encroach on Malay rights and privileges under the Special Position provision of the Constitution. Such acts should be nipped in the bud before they erode further racial harmony in the country.

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