Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lulu excited - Malaysian Dream Featured in The Star

“Abang worked hard to come up from a railway gatekeeper, restaurant waiter and an office boy to what he is today and now you reporters are going to destroy him.”

Yup, this seems to be the "Malay"sian dream.
Lulu doesn't qualify. Lulu Malaysian, not "Malay"sian. But I don't mind. Religion is of my choice, it is not dictated on me by the Perlembagaan.

btw, theStar only reports that he is ill, and avoiding the press.
NST is more blatant.

I hope the Sultan withdraws his Datuk-ship for this sheer blatant act of disrespect. The Sultan doesn't have to look for a Peruntukan Undang-Undang to deal with this "morally wrong, technically right" delinquent unlike the Toyol. It is his sovereign right to do it, and the rakyat would stand and applause this act.
sigh..., if only it would happen.


kok said...

In Malaysia, the Chinese are suppress. Yes, I think so too. Is not so much a matter, whether the rich Chinese entrepreneur made it, but is about our rights as a Malaysian citizen!

As a Malaysian citizen, don't you think that we have the rights to affordable education like anyone else in the world? As a Malaysian citizen, don't you think that we have the rights to assemble, protect our religion and voice our expression?

I can almost guarantee you that the Umno malays treat the Europeans and Japanese better that their own Malaysian Chinese.

Don't the Umno government realize that there are many more Chinese entrepreneurs who didn't made it! There are many who still live below poverty line with no education.

If you attend some of the Umno division meetings or Umno Youth meetings, the amount of Chinese bashing in the meeting is unbelievable.

But if the non-malays were to hold a meeting talking about non-malays rights such as citizen rights or religious rights, immediately Umno brand the non-malays as causing racial and religious tension.

If the malays can't treat their own citizens fairly, how much respect do you think they will earn from the international community!

Obviously some leaders like Mahathir, don't give a shit what international community think of Malaysians, until he needs money or trade, then he will start to bribe.

Robert Kuok, so called richest Malaysian has set up his head office in Hong Kong more than 20 years ago because he knew that he will never be able to expand his business had he continued in Malaysia.

Krishnan, spend most of his time in London. The richest Malaysians now are the AP kings and they are still growing. The malays already control 45% of the KLSE and had it counters like Carsberg, Genting, Guiness, Magnum, Toto, their market share is probably 55%.

Can we publish the names and identify all the nominees and settle the issue once and for all! The people who are suffering are all the poor irrelevant of race.

The malays have been so selfish. Chinese, Indians……….leave Malaysia if you don't like it here that is what malays always say. Malays have to see the fact that they are also pendatang from Indonesia. Even Pakistanis with PR enjoy privileges like malays.

The Orang Asli have been always marginalised. Their option is convert to Islam to live like others. The malays have set in their mind Malaysia and everything belong to them.

Even Indonesia doesn't have such racist category. Nowhere else in the world have bumi/non-bumi double standards citizenship. So what Lee Kuan Yew say is right.

You somebody miss the point here. You always look at the successful Chinese entrepreneur but you didn't look at those non-successful one.

As for the malays, you don't have to fight it out with other competitors. All you need is to join Umno and you will get government project. That in fact is the biggest corruption. The malays are usually the biggest corruptors in most government business.

Let us just say, all Chinese become Muslims. There will still be difference between Chinese and malays. I can still guarantee you that the Chinese will still be more successful, because we don't sit under the coconut tree and hoping for coconut to fall. (As how the late Tunku Abdul Rahman describes the malays.)

Let me tell you, the Japanese, Koreans are also corrupt. But they are still more successful. Corruption is not the major hindrance of the progress for the race. It is the race's self determination and initiative that decide the race progress.

NEP is the biggest legalise corruption practice ever establish in world history. Umno, in the name of malays protector, uses NEP to enrich their families and their friends.

If you are not one of them, malay dude, I pity you. But if you are a smart malay, you should be like Japanese.

Malays have dominated the army, government ministry, government projects, KLSE big capital companies and police. What else do you want? Bungalow house, Mercedes Bens and maybe a printing money machine.

samp said...

If there is a policy that has lasted for 34 years and yet to achieved what it supposed to achieve, two reasons to explain this:

(I) There must be something wrong with the policy, or
(II) There must be something wrong with the person who implements the policy.

So, what can we do? Abandon the policy, perhaps.

What so utter stupidity, rubbish and nonsense but yet so Bolehland. Pak Lah and his evil cronies will one day face their creator and be judged mercilessly just as truth and justice are non-negotiable principles for all time.

It does not matter at all if it was 30% or even 60%, because we all know it is all just crutches. How far can a people go with crutches?

In this case, I do not care at all if the government was lying for whatever selfish reasons it has, on Umno-malays equity. It hurts only the crutches users.

vovo said...

I have mentioned in my posts that NEP is not constitutional and has extended its period beyond what has been planned to be necessary. 20 years has passed, but greed has set in.

Greed to benefits only a few and not the poverty stricken Malaysians. An affirmative policy that helps the poor regardless of race is needed.

I have also demonstrated that India has Muslim presidents despite being 80% Hindu. Similarly, in Australia there are Asian mayors. In America, New Zealand and many countries, top positions are for the capable not based on race or religion.

Now, let us not sweep all discussions under the carpet with the term Article 153.

Article 153 should always be interpreted together with Article 8 that all Malaysians must be dealt with fairly and treated as equal.

While the position of the malays are respected and their heritage not forgotten, they are not meant to be the guardians of toll and wealth and collectors that usurp all money, oil and some natural resources till it is left dry.

It is important we publish this, so we do not just shiver when we hear Article 153, and begin to think of greedy ways to gain from another or use it to put down another races.

(1) The quotas reserved must be reasonable and the reservation of licences and permits for malays and natives must be of such proportion as may be deemed reasonable.

(2) The scope of the reservation of quotas is only with respect to positions in public service, scholarships, and other similar educational or training privileges accorded or given by the federal government.

(3) The special reservation of quotas must not affect the rights of other communities.

Apart from the provisions allowed under the abovementioned Article 153, all citizens of Malaysia must be treated as equal. This is clearly provided for under Article 8 of the Federal Constitution.

Article 8:

(1) All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.

(2) No public authority shall discriminate against any person on the ground that he is resident or carrying on business in any part of the federation outside the jurisdiction of the authority.

(3) There shall be no discrimination in favour of any person on the ground that he is a subject of the ruler of any state.

NEP: It will destroy the Malaysia.

We must demand these changes and the power is with the people. We must go against a corrupt government, a fanatic religious social structure and not accept crime rates and NEP. We need to change Malaysia and the social structures that are not relevant for Malaysia anymore.

We need to free ourselves from these chains that make our lives not worth living.

aston said...

· Canada is a multi racial country like Malaysia.
· Canada is a relatively young country like Malaysia.
· Canada is a very progressive country.
· Canada is one of the G7 countries.
· Canada is one of the highest per capital income in the world now.
· Canada is one of the most developed countries in the world now.
· Canada allows both English and French as its official languages.
· Canada builds many 100% government subsidized French primary and secondary schools and French medium universities.
· Canada has very liberal policy in education and languages.
· Ratio of English speaking citizens vs. French speaking citizens is almost similar to malays and Chinese in Malaysia.

What is Malaysia now? Discrimination, discrimination and more discrimination!

wihong said...

The statistics on share ownership by malays at 19% quoted, has no statistical basis and therefore cannot be trusted. The 30% expectation included in the NEP document was a memorandum item, stating for example that should be an objective to aim for.

Indeed 35 years since the advent of the NEP, an undisputable basis for computing that 30% share has yet not been established. This shows that the 30% was not a necessary condition for peace in Malaysia.

The government might argue that the need for NEP was in response to the disparity between economic status of malays and non-malays. In other words it was a case of jealousy where the malays were envious of the rich Chinese and Indians. It is a case of emotion.

True, there are a few rich Chinese and rich Indians, but there are many more poor Chinese and Indians. Similarly there are also a few rich and prosperous malays.

Are we to believe that poor malays will only harbour envious feelings against the rich non-malays, but not against the rich malays!

Umno used the NEP genie to perpetuate their hold to power. Once released, the malays masses were made to believe that NEP is good for them. Little do the ordinary malays realise that although hard work is needed to compete against non-malays, but hard work alone would not be enough for them to compete against malays who are connected to Umno.

There cannot be fair play in the name of the NEP, since it is the government minister, or senior government official who could use their discretions to favour whoever they please.

Some malays may think that they might become Umno-malays. To them I would say think about fairness to other ordinary malays, if not Malaysians in general.

For that to happen, the NEP should cease although non-malays should now be the beneficiary under the new NEP. Politicians should stop making race an issue; they should stop sowing the seed of hatred and suspicion between people of different races.

yuking said...

As I had said, it is free economy that work!

Do you believe that the teacher love your kid more than you?
Do you believe that the headmaster love your kid more than you?
Do you believe that the education minister love your kid more than you?

If the above answer is NO, why don't they give the right and choice to choose the school, back into the hand of the parent?

The problem in Malaysia is the government want to control everything! Down to the sugar price! They do it in the name of the citizens! By using a navy ship to deliver sugar is another form of subsidiary to the sugar factory, you are in fact using state resources!

The more you let the bureaucrats to control our everyday life, the more problems and ineffective the citizens will face!

shinwee said...

In this day and age, you can find answers to 80% of your questions simple by typing a few keys on your computer. Try this: Google "XXX".

NEP requires certain amount of bumis to sit on the large companies, and thus many Chinese businessmen choose to own many small companies (SMIs) instead of one large one.

It has its benefits, you pay less in taxes and you don't have to hire puppets. SMIs have their own associations, they even have a bank, where loans aren't given based on racial lines (well, at least the last I checked).

Have a vision. See beyond the past. Our handicaps, whatever it may be, are building blocks of a better future.

The term is plausible deniability. It is a tool of modern politicians that do not wish to be associated with anything that they can be blamed for.

Corruption will only make the poor poorer. It will kill hard work as money can buy one's way. I am sorry if you are holding up bad examples as a model to legitimise this evil.

All this while Mahathir did not know what the meaning of corruption is. That is why Malaysia was heavily corrupted. No wonder now I know why corruption was a pandemic like bird flu because the leader himself not very clear about it or pretend to be not clear. The latter makes more sense.

Again and again, Malaysians were taken for a ride through another issue like this in money-wasting activities just to fulfill an old man's ego.

So, we are a corrupt nation. Tell me something new. First we need to change things that happen at home, internally. The only option we have is to change the government which I hope to see before I died. I may not even live to see that because I may be dreaming.

These single-minded loggerhead top elites steered Malaysians into brick-wall. They are "killing" the burning patriotism of all Malaysians and then Mahathir and Najib went forward with the brainwashing scheme of the Malaysian youths with National Service (NS). If a simple NS will work, a fairy tale may come true.

It really shows that this Najib is "all talk but no sense". The quality of Malaysia leadership!

Najib is a mealy-mouthed liar. I am proud to be a Malaysian but if he becomes prime minister, I might chicken out and move to Singapore until we got a different one.

I am being serious. Johor, Penang and Sabah/Sarawak would've been a developed country but thanks to the formation of Malaysia, they are not.

Singapore was the only state that had balls back in those days and, Umno-led government knew it and before their ideas creep into the entire Malaysia, they were cut off.

It is a shame that it happened but at the same time you must admit they did the right choice……….malays were not ready to share power 50 years ago and I expect malays to feel the same for another 50 years.

All I want to say is that - sometimes, it does not matter that any one race is lacking, because we are all Malaysians. If we are not good at one thing, there ill always be people to help. Pride should not be a factor. That is one of the main reasons that I feel its causing discord among races these days.

Just try to imagine yourself being denied a chance because of race, because of the pride someone. It hurts and in the long run, it will make you do the same. This will be passed down to your children and they will pass it down to theirs. Imagine a country with everyone having a grudge against everyone.

This is 21st century and liberal democratic value must be the sole criteria, if not the most acceptable form of system, introduced and promoted to a nation-state with diverse people.

Malaysians must do something and not take the crap anymore - affirmative action is the name of the game! Stop this habit and you can slowly bring Umno racist terrorists down. We must learn to insult Umno or Umno will insult your intelligence!

honyang said...

Our Indian and Chinese brothers, be positive thinking.

The more they rely on NEP the weaker they are. On the contrary, other races will become more matured, flexible and dynamic. The malays are giving a very good training to other races in Malaysia.

We pity them because their race will deteriorate over times if they do not wake up.

ruyom said...

Malays are a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the malay archipelago and malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

The original Austronesians from southern China crossed the strait of Taiwan and settled modern day Taiwan around 8000 - 4000 BCE.

These first settlers landed in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Over the next thousand years up until 1500 BCE, their descendants started to spread south to the rest of the Philippine islands, Celebes, northern Borneo, Moluccas, and Java.

The settlers in Moluccas sailed eastward and began to spread to the islands of Melanesia and Micronesia between 1200 BCE and 500 BCE respectively. Those that spread westward reached Sumatra, the malay Peninsula and southern Vietnam by 500 BCE.

According to the Encyclopedia of Malaysia, the Negritos, who number approximately 2000, are regarded as the earliest inhabitants of the malay Peninsula.

They are of Australo-Melanesian affinity and probably descend from the people of Hoabinhian cultural period, with many of their burials found dating back 10000 years ago.

They speak Austroasiatic languages, as do their Senoi agriculturalist neighbours. The Senoi and Proto-malay arrived much later probably during the Neolithic period.

kentanjim said...

My grandpa came to Malaysia from China on 1931 with only 10 cents Malaysia rinngit that time - he came here with nothing but only a pair of hands willing to work - he got his first job working as a construction builder and earn only a few cents a day.

My grandpa married my grandma in Malaysia and they both work hard together to earn a living and then they have babies, my dad and uncles……….during the war time, my grandpa still worked very hard to earn a living and finally, by enough feeding the family and savings - he managed to set up a small business selling the coconut sugar sweet thing - my dad managed to get into high school in Penang because my grandpa business was doing really good.

And when my grandpa die, he just left a car for my dad and the rest of his wills, he donated to the charity because he said, my dad doesn't deserved his wills because he has done nothing and he going to earn his own money.

And yes - my dad earned his own and support me to overseas university and after 3 generations……….I wonder why those malay people still need special rights and still making food at the corridor. I don't mind if they choose the life, but then they whining other races took their opportunity and blame us for causing them poor and unable to achieve anything.

I wonder why my grandpa and father can earn everything by their own hand and those malays whining we took all their things from their land. We don't steal, we don't rob the people - we just simply earn with our bare hand.

And you malay people still whining for something you impossible to achieve, and why not just wake up and get back to the reality, and work like a "real man" in this universe? We non-malays don't even care and won't spend our time here complain about the government and other stuffs you guys did - simply if we don't love this country.

Sometimes, really……….your race generation XYZ need to wake up a bit - your people still struggling about the "get it back from the non-malays" concept and don't you forget, this country is ours too!

julee said...

Unfortunately, I do not hate the MCA or Gerakan Chinese leaders and things like that, because I don't have faith on them and since the beginning I don't think they really speak what is from their heart, they speak what is good for themselves.

Our country is just a country full of racist people everywhere, and we always think we are multi-cultured country and people live happily ever after, but we forgot other country has more different races and cultures than us. But I think this is all about the Malaysia Boleh disease, we thought we are too good compare to other country.

I wonder this government now is building a nation, or building a malay kampung. Honestly, the most important thing is about our next generation, and so far all I see now, is the people biting each other just to get a piece of meat for themselves.

The biggest culprits for all these tension are the politicians, whether they are from Umno, MIC, MCA or others. Why should ordinary people like us be burden with all these excesses, which could be used to give us free medical treatments, cheaper petrol, electricity, better schools, etc.

Fighting among races will not enrich the poor, it is just create excuses for the "corrupted" politicians to "sodomise" and "rape" the country even more.

Thailand berubah kerajaan macam menukar seluar dalam, tetapi mereka lebih baik daripada kita.

Taiwan, Korea, Jepun malah India, bertukar kerajaan dan hasilnya mereka lebih baik daripada kita.

Indonesia berubah kerajaan dan hasilnya mereka lebih baik daripada kita sekarang walaupun peringkat permulaan agak susah.

I will vote any opposition party hopefully to get some changes for worst or better. And I urge my fellow wise Malaysians to do so. What some person said was right, we must change the government, then only there is hope.

Look at BN after 49 years, only the politicians and cronies benefited. So why are you afraid of changing the government, unless of course you are also part of them.

It is the politicians who raped us - the citizens. I would like to see big changes in our government, at least the one that I always dream of is a better education system. We are heading globalization already and I want my children to be well prepared for that too.

Maverick SM said...

Ya, I am not "Malay" sian too...so, no benefits, no handouts, no projects, but, we had been brought up to be independent and to survive and I am surviving, without those gravies.

You are great too, Lulu.

pang said...

Dear prime minister, I can assure you 99% of Malaysian Chinese agreed with Lee Kuan Yew since he said what has been a fact to them.

The Chinese BN leaders (so called) are just the Umno yes man, and do not represent the Chinese community most of the time, or almost all the time!

If you allow Lee Kuan Yew to stand election here, you will find that he get all the Malaysian Chinese votes and not you!

Somehow the Umno ministers like to find ways and means to waste their time on such comments yet they do to others without feeling they are wrong at all.

I have noticed a lot of time are wasted talking nonsense all these 30 years or more - which I suspect they do not know how to manage the country until they consult their experts - always at the background mostly foreigners.

I am a Malaysian Chinese living in Singapore for the past 10 years. Life has been great even as a PR. I have never once felt like a second class citizen despite being a PR.

Singapore is a meritocracy society. Everybody has a fair go in life. When I was living in Malaysia, everyday I was reminded that I am second class either through the press or on your everyday work dealings. To put it crudely, it feels like shit!

Why are we Chinese treated like this? My grandfather fought with the malays side by side during World War II defending the nation and now I am constantly reminded that I am second class. When is this NEP going to end? (Of course, we all know the answer is never.)

The last thing I want to do is go back to Malaysia. In the long term, I will change my citizenship to being a Singaporean. I don't want my children to grow up in Malaysia being told that they are second class citizens.

Let us all take the advice of the malays (offer on Umno) and leave Malaysia. Trust me, you won't regret the decision. By the way, Singapore is going for a PR drive. Please check their immigration website for details.

On the Singapore malays. They are not marginalised. They have equal opportunities and also a share of the country's wealth. Whereas in Malaysia, the NEP only benefits a few malays and the majority are left stranded.

On a fine note, do you know who face is on all Singapore dollar notes? A malay, Yusof Bin the first president of Singapore. This will never happen in Malaysia! I can guarantee this. The current president is an Indian. To all who is reading this note, ask yourself if what I am saying is true!

So, stop bashing Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew is calling a spade a spade.

I have lived through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. I can assure you now that the NEP is winding up instead of winding down. I am glad to be out of Malaysia (no offence to anybody).

By the way Badawi, the MCA and Gerakan running dogs are never the representatives of the Chinese in Malaysia, they are just there to lick yours and Umno balls. The Chinese in Malaysia have already disowned them. If the Chinese could, they would dragged their sorry arses to the firing range, and shoot them dead for betrayals!

Just to add: How many times Malaysia politician has openly stated "Malays in Singapore are marginalized"?

The fact is this: When Malaysia politicians saying the Singapore malays are marginalise, they are just not telling the true but playing politic. But when Lee Kuan Yew saying Malaysian Chinese is marginalised, he is telling the true and nothing but a true statement!

Unfortunately in Malaysia, you need to apologise for making a true statement, especially when it touches on Umno politician!

What A Lulu said...

wow! 13 comments! for some of you out there, that's biasa, but for lulu, its a record in lulu's blog.

just some responses to some of the comments.

just like not all chinese are rich, not all Malays are selfish and talk bad about the chinese. Maybe all the UMNO guys are [hee! hee!], but not all malays are like that.
The "Malay"sian dream is reserved to those in the group who are willing to become UMNOputeras.
don't forget, the regular malays are the ones with hearts big enough to stop and help you change your car tyre by the roadside.
wihong seems to agree with me on this.

i think we are the only country who not only insists that they have failed but also are so eager to call themselves underachievers.

it's sad that article 153 and article 8 has "evolved" so differently from what it was initially. likewise with the NEP.
for a good read, read George Orwell's Animal Farm.

malaysia's lulu's country, so, need to work to make it a better place.

it definitely doesn't help when the bureaucrats add their own rules to everything.
it happens.

learn to insult Umno or Umno will insult your intelligence?
don't quite get this.
i think don't have to worry about insulting them - half the time, they make a mockery of themselves.
however, because everyone has so much baggage, they are forced to protect anyone who has been exposed.

i also like wikipedia

i use to wonder why the bumis needed the scholarships as most of my friends who got the scholarships were the ones who were coming to school in chauffeur driven mercs, bmws and volvos.
then when i started working, i had colleagues who if they didn't get these scholarships would have had no opportunity to get a degree becuase they had no money, not no brains.
the intention is good, but yah.. it should be need based, not race based, and it should be selected w/out fear or favor. one of my friends who got into the fastrack program had only mediocre results. but her dad's a big shot. so, enough said, yah?

i also worry for the next generation. however, i don't think that i'd vote for ANY OTHER opposition parties. I do not subscribe to an Islamic state either or the party which used to have only one cause.

we jews of the east somehow, always survive.

lulu no pm, so dunno why your comment ended up in my blog.
anyway, if you think about it, mca doesn't represent the chinese in the bn. they represent umno to the chinese.
think about it.
kj says something stupid.
bn holds a meeting.
umno says something.
mca is left to explain that "something" to the chinese.