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Malaysia is doomed by racist politics and extreme corruption
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Malaysia is doomed by racist politics and extreme corruption Reply with quote

One swallow does not a summer make



Josh Hong
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For years, I had to endure the ignorant insistence by Malaysians who argue that whoever is conferred a Tunship by the Agong, would enjoy legal immunity.

This gave rise to rumours that Mahathir Mohamad was in haste to secure this title in order to protect himself from legal actions over all the misdeeds committed during his premiership.

Others maintained that once Samy Vellu was made a Tun, he too would be beyond the long arm of the law.

Not true. According to the supreme ruler's website, while Tunship does accord the recipient with the privilege to use the VIP room at the KL International Airport , it says practically nothing about legal immunity.

Following the constitutional amendment in 1993 - and we don't have to thank Mahathir for that - it is now possible to bring proceedings against even the Agong or Sultan through special provisions and in the Special Court .

Thus granting a Tun legal immunity would only imply that the recipient is above the royal rulers.

Many were still not convinced. But with the prosecution of Ling Liong Sik (left) over the Port Klang Free Zone scandal, the myth is finally shattered.

The next question: is Najib Abdul Razak trying to prove to the public that his government is now serious about fighting corruption root and branch?

If anything, the appearance of Ling in court yesterday to face charges of cheating the government by misleading the cabinet on the land acquisition in Port Klang only reminds me of February 2004.

In that month, Kasitah Gaddam became the first cabinet minister to be charged in court with corrupt practices and cheating.

Kasitah's arraignment came just two days after Eric Chia, the former managing director of the now discredited Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd, was brought to court over criminal breach of trust involving more than RM76 million.

These two high-profile prosecutions were giving the public high hopes that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would eventually have a clean break with Mahathir's corrupt rule and that more big fish would be nabbed.

One month later, Abdullah went to the country, with the mainstream Chinese media portraying him as Mr Clean and a modern version of Justice Pao. He was rewarded with a huge victory that only made Mahathir quietly angry and jealous.

Uphill battle

The rest is history. Not only that the much hyped-up anti-graft war under Abdullah ended as a flop with no more big guns under arrest, both Kasitah and Chia were also subsequently acquitted.

Before he stepped down as prime minister, Abdullah could only lament that rooting out corruption was an uphill battle.

Of course it was. To eliminate Malaysia's endemic culture of patronage, Abdullah ought to have explained in full how his son Kamaluddin (left) had secured the position of a leading shareholder of Scomi Group, whose share price shot up by nearly 600 percent just a few months before Abdullah was scheduled to take over from Mahathir as prime minister.

Abdullah's mentor-turned-nemesis, Mahathir, would in the following years go around the country alleging that Scomi had bagged RM1 billion worth of government contracts since 2004, turning Kamaluddin into an overnight multi-millionaire.

We must also not forget that Khairy Jamaluddin's meteoric rise to become the nation's most powerful young man took place during Abdullah's tenure. By 2006, Khairy the son-in-law too had made a fortune with the merger between ECM Libra Capital Bhd and the government-linked Avenue Capital Resources Bhd.

And I do wonder if Kamaluddin and Khairy were both given discounts on their posh houses.

Father in high places

Strange, isn't it? It would seem that most of the brightest and the shrewdest in Malaysia 's business circle happen to have a father in high places. Mahathir reiterated time and again that his sons were successful businessmen "in their own right", while Ling argued that Ling Hee Leong became a multi-billionaire by the age of 30 because his son was "diligent and clever".

And I laughed my head off when Abdullah (left) repeatedly said that both Kamaluddin and Khairy had never used his name for business purposes. The election results in 2008 proved that it was a defence in futility.

With history in mind, one can be forgiven for thinking that Ling's sudden fall from grace is merely part of a sandiwara (drama) by Najib to shore up his support ahead of the 13th general election.

As Winston Churchill once famously said, in time of war, when truth is so precious, she must be attended to by a bodyguard of lies.

I suppose Najib is now badly in need of a better bodyguard.

Why? Because having been fooled by Abdullah in 2004, people were so furious that they punished him with the so-called political tsunami four years later.

Far smarter than his immediate predecessor, Najib would not be so naïve to think he could regain two-thirds majority in Parliament simply by putting Ling in the dock, would he? He knows he has to do much better than that.

Or perhaps Ling's case is just a warning shot.

Back in 2003, an Austrian businessman by the name of Franz Christoph Heldwein came to Malaysia in an attempt to recover the losses incurred from business deals between him and Ling.

What raised eyebrows was that a meeting was arranged by Soh Chee Wen, then Ling's close associate who is now one of Anwar Ibrahim's 'wise men', at the Transport Ministry. It was a sheer abuse of power and Ling escaped unscathed.

If Ling was unblemished then, why now?

Elegant silence

Two weeks ago, PJ Utara MP Tony Pua revealed that Muhyiddin Yassin, when agriculture minister, signed an endorsement letter for a government tuna port venture worth RM240 million in 2006. The bonds later defaulted, resulting in possible multiple lawsuits.

While Muhyiddin continues to maintain his elegant silence, all is not well between him and Najib, judging from recent developments in Umno.

It is widely speculated that the politically insatiable deputy prime minister, who so brilliantly engineered the downfall of Abdullah in partnership with Mahathir, is now teamed up with the latter and also the hawks in the party such as Ibrahim Ali and Ahmad Ismail to ensure Najib becomes the shortest-lived prime minister.

So is Ling's prosecution meant to be a stern warning by Najib to fidgety challengers in his own backyard?

In the cruel world of Umno infighting, Ling is no sacrificial lamb but has been a vital partner in crime. No longer needed, he is now expendable, to the detriment of Chua Soi Lek (right), a faithful protégé of Ling once caught with his pants down.

That the MCA leadership had been kept in the dark over the major move by the AG's Chambers yesterday only indicates that BN parties have lost their relevance, and it may not be too long before the subtle tussle between the rival camps in Umno becomes visible to all.

But I am certain the public will not be satisfied with the netting of a rotten fish head; Malaysians want to see really big fish hauled up, and the more the merrier.

A swallow does not a summer make. Let's just sit back and watch as the sandiwara unfolds.

Sorry Tun Ling, you ain't worth my tears.




JOSH HONG studied politics at London Metropolitan University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London . A keen watcher of domestic and international politics, he longs for a day when Malaysians will learn and master the art of self-mockery, and enjoy life to the full in spite of politicians.









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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Intimidation by Malaysian police . Reply with quote

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Ms Pamela stood her grounds and 'forced' two policemen to do what they should have done in the first case; issue the summon and be gone. Instead they took her IC and Driver's License. See the encounter below...

Great stuff to watch. Policemen caught on video intimidating a female in the middle of the road. Good show, Pamela. Keep it up so that the citizens know how to protect themselves. Why should a traffic offender need to follow the "police"? The law states that you are issued the summon & just take it & leave.
This is not a criminal offense.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Fw: Police Intimidation Caught on Video in Malaysia Reply with quote

Ha, that was a good video of two dunces dealing with someone who knows her rights.

Just wondering what happened to the two idiotic fools, who although policemen didn't even know the law.

I have always wondered why Singaporeans would take the trouble to drive up there to get robbed, victimized, conned and probably killed in some highway robbery.

With budget airlines anywhere is better than that shithole up North. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Raja Petra Kamarudin comments on "BODOH SOMBONG Reply with quote

"Bodoh sombong"

Raja Petra Kamarudin lives in England currently as a political refugee.
In Malaysia there is only one person dares to write the truth, not MCA, MIC or Gerakan to face the reality.

We have to salute him for his courage and honesty. May God protect and bless his health to fight thro' till success surfaces.

Pls read it out to your aged parents or grand parents. They would bless this Malay guy called Raja Petra Kamarudin, who is the nation's only hope & saviour with principles & dignity & a role model on justice & fair play !!


Raja Petra Kamarudin --- Bodoh sombong !!

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's father is one example of an English language teacher from India who came to Malaya and eventually married a Malay woman, resulting in the birth of Dr Mahathir.

Many Indian and Chinese immigrants married in Malaya , sometimes to fellow Indians and Chinese and sometimes to local Malays (that is why many Malays look more Indian and Chinese compared to their Indonesian cousins). And understandably they sired children born in Malaya . And these local born sons and daughters of the immigrants are those Malaysian Indians and Chinese of today, many who have never stepped foot in India or China since the day they were born.

Their parents and grandparents (some are third or fourth generation Malaysians while some, like the Melaka Chinese, have been 'locals' since 500 years ago) came to Malaya to serve the country and died in this country. And some of these 'immigrants' have been in the country longer than even Malays who are only second or third generation Malaysians.

The question of who came first is an arguable issue. There are Indians and Chinese who have been in Malaysia for hundreds of years and there are Malays who have been in the country less than 100 years. Nevertheless, this article is not to argue about who is more Bumiputera - the Malays, Indians or Chinese.

Everyone - Malays, Indians and Chinese alike - are sons and daughters of immigrants. It would be very difficult to dissect the three different races based on generalising. You would have to look at it on a case-to-case basis.


My family came to Malaya in the mid-1700s. Tian Chua's family came to Malaya much earlier than that. Dr Mahathir and Khir Toyo are merely second generation Malaysians although one became the Prime Minister and the other the Chief Minister of a State.

Okay, the purpose of this article is not to argue who is more Bumiputera as we can argue till the cows come home and will never reach a consensus. What I want to talk about is who has served this country and, therefore, can be considered a true patriot.

The railway, roads, bridges and buildings, right up to maybe the 1980s or so (that means for more than 100 years), were built by the Indians and Chinese (not the Malays). I still remember even as recent as the 1970s when Indians would work in the hot sun building the roads and laying the railway lines. They also worked in the estates and plantations. And the same goes for the tin mines and the construction industry, which were mainly a Chinese affair.


And many died. There were numerous cases where entire Chinese communities were wiped out by disease and war and they had to bring in fresh loads of Chinese workers from China to replace those who had died. And the living conditions of these workers were pathetic. Trust me when I say detention under the Internal Security Act in Kamunting is luxurious compared to what these Indians and Chinese had to endure.

The Malayan civil service, legal system, education system, and whatnot, depended on the English educated Indians brought in from India . It was not until the 1920s or so, when the immigration policy was tightened, that the Malays were educated enough to start filling the ranks of the civil service.


Even by the time of Merdeka the country still depended on the immigrants because there were not enough educated Malays to serve the country.

And almost all these people died in this country (only some went home to die) and their Malaysian-born children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are those Indians and Chinese you see in the country today.

To sum up: this country was built by the non-Malays. What we see today is the result of the contribution by the non-Malays. Initially, Malaya's economy depended on rubber and tin, long before we had factories and heavy industries. And it was because we had immigrant Indians and Chinese is why we saw a thriving rubber and tin industry. If not because of rubber and tin, Malaysia would be amongst the poorest countries in this world.

Then we had three wars - the Second World War, the Malayan Emergency, and the Konfrantasi with Indonesia . And not just Malayans, but many foreign 'Mat Salleh' (white skins), as well as Africans, Fijians, Gurkhas, Indians, Punjabis, Bengalis, and many more, died in these wars. Of course, Malays died as well. But Malays were not the only ones who died in these three wars.

But is the contribution of these patriots ever remembered? The Malays scream, rant and rave that this is a Malay country. They declare that this is Tanah Melayu (Malay land). But we might not even have a country, at least not in the form that we see it now, if not for the fact that many not of Malay origin laid down their lives for this country. If the non-Malays, including the 'Mat Salleh', had not died for this country, Malaysia would no longer be an independent nation but just a small province of Indonesia .

When Malays talk about dying for your country, they just look at the three wars. But the death toll for these wars does not even come close to the death toll of those who died serving this country in other ways. Some died defending the country in wars. But many more died in the effort to build this country to what it is today. And many also died of mere old age after serving this country their entire life and then retired here as citizens.

But how do we repay these patriots or children and grandchildren of patriots not of Malay origin? We insult them. We threaten them. We discriminate against them. We oppress them. We persecute them. We treat them as second-class citizens. We refuse to recognise the patriotic contribution of their parents, grandparents or great grandparents in efending this country and in building this country to what it is today.

So these people feel hurt. So they feel that the sacrifices and contribution of their forefathers are not remembered and appreciated. So they decide to leave the country and go to another country that can better-appreciate their talents and skills instead of threatening and subjecting them to screams of "go back to your own country".

Who are the traitors here? Are the traitors those who hijrah in search of a better life like what the Prophet Muhammad did? Or are the traitors those who ignore the patriotic contribution of Malayans from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s?

The Umno Ministers should be made to pass a history test before they can be appointed as Ministers. And they should also be made to pass a lie detector test every time they make a statement. As the Malays would say: bodoh (stupid) is bad enough. Bodoh sombong (arrogantly stupid) is unforgivable.


And Umno Ministers are just that - bodoh sombong.







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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject: Islamisation of Malaysia has begun. UMNO has gone berserk. Reply with quote

How ridiculous can you get? The islamisation of Malaysai has begun. Read on.



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Bak kut teh, char kwai teow, wanton mee, curry laksa & many others
won't be sold in M'sia if sellers cannot get halal cert.

What is becoming of Malaysia ? The nightmare is evolving and those caught in it
are mainly the Chinese and Indians, and perhaps multinational corp with
operations in M'sia. I feel sad to receive this email.

Its so sad and what a terrible economic and commercial tragedy that
hard working, honest, dedicated entrepreneur like your goodself has to
face such kind of rulings in the food business.

It must also been horrific and financially disastrous that Dato
Jackson 's Sliverbird factory is forced to close down under such heart
breaking circumstances.

I know about the IKEA's restaurant's shut down because of the so-called question
on the alleged foodstuff halal certification.

May the mercy and compassion of God Almighty be upon 1Malayasia !!
God help this country !!
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On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Sani Ong <saniong@pastrypro.com.my> wrote:

Dr.Martin,

The Halal Hype that is going on in our country will force many SMIs involved
in food production and distribution to close shop. JAKIM has muscled its way
to make itself the Monopoly of the Halal certificate. In April 2011 the
Halal Act will be passed by Parliament where only Jakim has the monopoly to
issue the certificate. Each certificate cost about RM1000 and with 2000
line items in my company I will have to foot out RM2,000,000 and that is if
I am lucky to get all those approved. I might as well close down my business
and retrench all the 60 staff with some 100 odd dependents. The Government
will be deprived of some RM800,000 worth of taxes and duties. The Food
standard will definitely decline as chefs will have less ingredients to work
with. The Halal procedures will increase the food cost by 10%. JAKIM does
not care for the economy of the country. All it cares for is its rice bowl
to ensure that it is relevant and seen to be working hard. Look at the way
it closed down IKEA for two weeks. Look at the way it closed down Silverbird
in Nilai. It does not care for the business environment in this country.

Even mineral water has halal logo. Eventually all vegetable, fish, grains,
rice, etc will need halal logo. Eventually all Muslims will not touch all
non Muslims if the Halal fever is allowed to spread. Even Saudi Arabia is
not as strict as Jakim. I have suppliers who could sell their products into
Saudi Arabia but not in Malaysia .

80% of the food industry is run by Non Malays. One of the criteria to obtain
the Halal Certificate for restaurants is to employ Malaysian Muslim. If you
do not have any Malaysian Muslim in your restaurant you will not be issued
with a Halal certificate.

Where are we heading????

Please pass this on to your group of readers.
______________________________________________________________________

By Tony Pua

*COMMENT* All Umno elected representatives nationwide should immediately
return all their salaries to the government as they come from non-halal
sources.
The recent controversy created by Umno politicians over the welfare funds
given to old folks and the poor in Penang , that it was derived from
non-halal sources such as gambling, shows that they are willing to be the
biggest hypocrites in order to maintain their grip on power.

Firstly, the state government has clearly denied that such funds were used
for distribution to Muslims, which means that these Umno politicians are
lying through their teeth to gain political mileage.

Secondly and more importantly, their attempt to distinguish halal and
non-halal revenue for Penang smacks of ultimate hypocrisy as the Federal
Government headed by Umno, the Finance Minister who is also Umno
president, Najib Tun Razak are the parties responsible for legalised gambling
in this country.

Furthermore, had it not been for the opposition by Pakatan Rakyat, Najib
would not have withdrawn the sports betting license awarded to tycoon
Vincent Tan.

What's more, the Finance Ministry has responded in Parliament to MP for
Rasah, Anthony Loke on June 9, 2010, that the government does not in any
way differentiate the tax it receives from different revenue sources, be they
from halal or non-halal activities.

"Untuk makluman Yang Berhormat, buat masa ini, hasil daripada aktiviti
perjudian adalah dikategorikan sebagai hasil cukai kepada Kerajaan... Bagi
semua hasil daripada bayaran cukai ia akan dimasukkan ke dalam Akaun Hasil
Disatukan sama seperti semua hasil Kerajaan yang lain dan digunakan untuk
tujuan belanja mengurus dan pembangunan negara."

This means that all tax revenue collected are deposited into a single
Consolidated Fund.

Hence, by virtue of the same argument Umno is using in Penang , all Umno
elected representatives should immediately return all their parliamentary
and state assembly allowances to the government as the revenue source is
even more dubious than in Penang !

*Separate lanes*

Penang state opposition leader Azahar Ibrahim obviously could tell the
difference when he claimed that "Umno assemblymen need not return their
allowances as the state government's income was from tax revenue."

He's obviously ignorant of the fact, intentionally or otherwise, that
taxes are paid to the federal government which are then redistributed back to
the respective states as grants and loans.

The irresponsible actions of these Umno leaders who have raised these
religious issues to create fear in the hearts of Muslims purely for
political expediency has only resulted in another own goal for themselves
making them look completely stupid and foolish.

It is Umno who approves all gambling licenses in the country, and it is the
Umno federal government who uses tax revenue, regardless of source, to pay
for all government expenses, including allowances of elected representatives
and salaries of ministers and civil servants.

These Umno leaders should not only return their allowances back to the
government, they should also demand that for future infrastructure projects
such as highways built by the federal government, there should be lanes
designated for Muslims and non-Muslims based on the proportionate
breakdown of source of revenue used to build the roads.

All right thinking Malaysians should of course reject these ridiculous
thoughts by Umno leaders to ensure that Malaysia don't become even more
divided than it already is today.

*Tony Pua is DAP's national publicity secretary and the MP for Petaling Jaya
Utara.*



If every food that is sold needs to be HALAL, the Chinese, Indian, and even
Malay hawkers will start and uprising !!! this is ridiculous !!
Yeah, what about the water from the dams, halal too I guess
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Revolution coming to oppressed muslim theocratic countries Reply with quote

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011
Subject: Star Paper Columnist contribution for all Malaysians.







Sunday February 6, 2011
Beware wave for rights
SHARING THE NATION by ZAINAH ANWAR

It behooves on governments and their religious apparatus to watch current developments in the Arab world closely.
I WENT to Egypt for the first time in 1981 and promptly fell in love with the country and its people. Until then, I thought I had never encountered the same warmth, generosity and hospitality as Malaysians had to offer.
And there, everyone, including strangers you just met, wanted you to visit their home, their farm, their village. They were proud of their history and their country – and wanted to feed you endlessly.
I have been back several times since for holidays and meetings. However, by my last visit at the end of 2009, I felt the country was ripe for a revolution. Decades of oppression, corruption and misrule had turned the once warm, proud people I met into angry, hardened individuals. Feel familiar?
My Egyptian friend would turn on the radio to listen to the news every morning and instinctively say, “I hope Hosni Mubarak is dead.” . . . many Malaysians say the same, asking UMNO leaders instead.
I saw loud quarrels daily in the streets, whether it was in Cairo, Luxor or Aswan. Taxi drivers, camel, donkey and horse cart drivers fought with each other over who stole whose customers.
The “illegal” guides and touts at tourist sites cheated tourists blind as they left them stranded in the middle of the hot sands of the Pyramids, unless they were paid double for the ride back on their camels. Turned out the payment that had been negotiated before the journey had just been for a one-way trip.
And God forbid if you met the eye of a man trying to sell you postcards or plastic copies of the Sphinx or the Pyramids; he would not let you get away until you bought something.
In the end, I rationalised that they all needed the money more than I did and just gave in each time. But my last straw of patience was broken when I was trying to find transport between the domestic terminal to the international terminal in Cairo to catch my flight home.
I was sent on a merry-go-round to find my way out of the building and to the right bus stop. Even then I had to change buses to make that 10-minute trip! When I finally boarded the right bus to the international terminal, I announced in exasperation to the passengers, “You need a new government.” Yes, we Malaysians sing the same song!
Those who could understand English stared at me for a moment and then turned to each other in hushed discussion.
A government that pays no attention to the basic needs of its people, and not even to the goose that lays its golden egg, will come to its inevitable end.
My Egyptian friends are not the only ones who are excited and passionate about this historic moment to topple a 30-year-old dictatorship: so are democrats in the Muslim world as we chat, tweet, blog and e-mail each other.
Finally, the democracy wave that swept Latin America and Africa is hitting the Arab world. And how significant that will be to the rest of the Muslim world.
Even though only about 20% of Muslims live in Arab lands, too many among us who live on supposedly the periphery of the Muslim world still look upon the Arab world as everything that is authentically Muslim. We, in the supposed periphery, who have kept Islam alive for centuries by our ability to adapt the practice and understanding of the faith to our cultural particularities were suddenly told that the way we practised Islam – a kinder and gentler way – was “unIslamic”. It was jahilliyah – ignorant Islam. Now that we knew what “true” Islam was, we needed to follow its authentic ways.
So our sarong kebaya, selendang, and even baju kurung were all not Islamic enough. We must now don the long loose jubah that hides our shape. And to please God more, we have to make it in solid black, navy blue or brown.
Our mak yong, wayang kulit and mandi putri were banned for all their syirik (placing an entity on the same level as God) elements. Suddenly, hundreds of years of culture and tradition of the Malay archipelago, which had absorbed the influences of great world civilisations, were pronounced unIslamic.
Never mind that we have become the poorer for it – as long as we are “authentically” Muslim.
The political Islam that developed within the geo-political context of the conflicts and competition of the Middle Eastern world became our struggle and our burden.
In the race to be “authentically” Muslim, we adopt laws that discriminate against women so that we can be more like the “authentic” Saudis.
We segregate men and women; we can no longer shake hands with those of the opposite sex; we forbid Muslims from greeting friends of other faiths on their festive occasions; and we justify child marriage in the name of Islam. Never mind all the evidence of the harm it causes to the child bride.
While those who wish for the status quo to remain in the Arab world push away the spectre of the Muslim Brotherhood and political Islamists coming to power in place of the despotic allies of the United States, my Arab friends are at pains to point out that what is happening in the streets of Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, and Sudan is a people’s uprising, in particular the revolution of the young, people with “no job, no money and no freedom”, as the Egyptian columnist Mona Eltahawy said.
They form 60% of the population in the Arab world; and they could have been a source of growth and wealth or a source of violence and instability, Arab development reports had warned for long.
My Arab friends are of course burgeoning with pride and confidence that what will eventually emerge in Egypt and Tunisia will be democratic governments.
The hundreds of thousands of people out in the streets in the Arab world are not demanding an Islamic state and Shariah law, they pointed out.
The uprising is not led by manic men in beards and faceless, joyless women in black. Arabs from all political persuasions and all walks of life are revolting against their despotic rulers. The only flags flying are national flags.
While the Islamist movement in both countries remain the largest political force, and there is worry that they might step into any political vacuum and commandeer power, this is not the world of 1979.
Back then, the Iranian revolution which had brought diverse social and political forces together was hijacked by the Islamists and transformed into an Islamic revolution.
Thirty-two years of Islamic rule has not brought Iran the social justice, democracy, and freedom the people yearned for. A despotic monarchy was replaced by a despotic theocratic rule.
In the 21st century, Muslims have seen the failure of the Islamic state experiment in Iran, Sudan and Afghanistan after the overthrow of secular regimes.
The return of Rashid Al-Ghannouchi, the 69-year-old leader of the Tunisian Islamist movement Al-Nahda, after a long exile in London is not the return of a Khomeini ready to impose vilayet-e-faqih, rule of the jurisconsult as God’s representative on earth.
In interviews, he has rejected this notion and criticised the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood for its party position that an Ulama Council should supervise Parliament as in Iran where the all-powerful Guardian Council must approve all bills passed and has the power of veto if it considers them inconsistent with the Constitution and the Shariah.
He also criticised the Muslim Brotherhood’s position against Copts and women running for the presidency. Instead, he sees the AKP in Turkey (Justice and Development Party) as a model to follow, and the Scandinavian socio-economic model as the closest to his Islamic vision.
He believes in democracy and calls on Islamists to relinquish their ambition to monopolise Islam and impose a single, all-powerful interpretation which has proven to be inherently unstable and temporary, he said.
In the end, the proof of the pudding of course must be in the eating, but Ghannouchi is wise and strategic enough to capture the imagination and the mood of the times.
And the times have indeed changed.

It behooves on the Malaysian Government and its religious apparatus on the one hand and Pakatan Rakyat and its PAS allies on the other to watch the developments in the Arab world closely.
As the revolt spreads in the Arab world and the democracy movement digs roots in that region, we might just find ourselves falling from the much-touted model modern Muslim state to an intolerant autocratic state where religion, race and gender become increasingly entrenched as the basis of citizenship and exercise of rights.





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject: Chinese New Year Message by Lim Guan Eng Reply with quote

This guy talks sense!



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The following message was NOT reported in all the newspapers.
2011 Chinese New Year Message by Lim Guan Eng

Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters

In the Chinese New Year Of the Rabbit, DAP wishes all Malaysians a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous new year. DAP also expresses our condolences and sympathies to those who lost loved ones and suffered losses in the massive floods affecting Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

To attain peace Malaysians must stand united and reject those who wish to divide us by preaching racial and religious hatred. If we want to benefit from equal opportunities and realize our human potential we must stop extremists from continually degrading others as inferiors so as to uplift ourselves.

We can only achieve harmony together. Despite our differences and diversity, Malaysians can make our common aspirations of freedom, justice, democracy and truth come true if we remember key values.

That it is not who we are that is important, but what we are that is important; not the colour of our skin that is important but the content of our character; and not our past ancestry that is important but how we connect with the present and with each other to face the future.

We can only be prosperous together. The time has come to focus on the economy, in employment, education and business opportunities as the conditions for prosperity. We must build human talent and be performance-based.

The time has come for Malaysians to choose carefully. Only a two-party system can ensure peace, harmony and that Malaysia's rich natural resources benefit 27 million Malaysians. A two-party system requires a strong opposition which can not only deny BN its customary two-thirds majority but also able to form the government.

For those who say that PR do not know how to govern, the 4 PR states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have proven our ability by beating the other 10 BN states by attracting RM25 billion in investments comprising 53% of Malaysia's total investments of RM47.2 billion in 2010. For the first time in history, Penang is now the new champion of investments in Malaysia, coming out top in 2010 with RM 12.2 billion.

Malaysians can not compromise on corruption. Too much have been lost. The shocking revelations by the US-based financial watchdog Global Financial integrity of RM 888 billion illicit capital flight from Malaysia between 2000-2008 cost is shocking. This means that every Malaysian man, woman and child have lost RM 33,000 each over 9 years! Whilst our Royal Malaysian Navy commandos are heroes for their successful capture of Somali pirates in international waters recently, DAP regrets that land "pirates" are allowed to roam freely in Malaysia.

There is no reason why under the Economic Transformation Program, 19 entry point projects require RM 67 billion in investments to generate 35,000 jobs. In other words, almost RM2 million is required to create a job!

This is ridiculous and only shows the extent of leakages in the economy in the form of inefficiency, wastage and even corruption. Contrast this to the number of jobs created from total private investments for Malaysia in 2010. From a total investments of RM47,177 million in 2010 will help to generate 97,310 jobs or RM 485,000 for each job.

Only an economy free from corruption can we ensure that the people prosper and benefit. Let us embrace a future free from fear and cronyism. Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban, as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters.

Then only can we grow together, learn together and enjoy the success together.





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only superior cultures will survive and rule over the lesser cultures. The Western culture has proven beyond any doubt that it is the superior culture by ruling the world for the last 600 years.

Lesser cultures trying to dominate other superior cultures by force can never succeed. Look at the Middle East and see which culture is ruling over which culture. No need to make any claims or denials. The truth is all out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Malaysia police corruption & abuse of motorists is rampa Reply with quote

by Malaysiaboleh - Jan 5, 2011 2.14pm
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I am a victim of police's abuse. After reading the incident involving Chia Buang Hing,
I don't know whether I should be happy and thankful that I did not do what he did.
If not, I'll be ended up like him.

This is my story.

After attending a friend's wedding dinner, we carried on the celebration at one of the
pubs in Ipoh Garden East, Ipoh.

The party ended at around 2am. I was a bit drunk and decided to have a nap in my car,
which I parked nearby before driving home. It was weekend and probably there were
police roadblocks. There was also the danger of driving under the influence of alcohol.

At around 4am, suddenly someone knocked on my window. I looked and saw it was a
police officer (A). There was a police car and another police officer (B).

I wound down the window and 'A' asked me why I was sleeping in the car. I told 'A'
I was too drunk to drive home. He then asked me to step outside and to check my ID.

Thinking that I have nothing illegal in my car and that they were police officers who were
suppose to be our protectors, I opened the door without hesitation and stepped outside.
'B' then approached me asking for my ID card and 'A' immediately went inside my car from
the driver's side.

I saw 'A' going through the drawers and compartments in my front seat. Within seconds,
'A' came out from my car, showing me two pills in a small plastic bag in his hand. He said
those were drugs he had found in my car.

Of course, I denied it. But they kept accusing me that those drugs were mine and
threatened to bring me to the police station and locked me up.

Due to the nature of my job, I have to go a thorough and complete health and body examination
annually, including urine and blood tests before I can obtain a health certificate to continue working.

I did not response to them and eventually, they asked me how much I wanted to pay to
“solve the problem”. They asked me, “Berapa u mau bayar?” (How much do you want to pay us?).

I wanted to take this to the police station and report the matter to their superiors. But then
I was thinking what if all their colleagues, including their superiors, sided with them, I could be in
a very big trouble. They can even planted some more drugs in my car while I was in the police station.

I heard many stories from the newspapers and from friends about being framed by the police
while at the police station. They can do anything to make you 'admit' it.

Anyway, I didn't want to lose my job and cause grief to my family. So I decided to pay them.
Initially I gave them RM50, but they wanted RM100.

After the settlement, I drove home though I was still feeling drunk.

Why didn't I lodge a report? With all the unsolved deaths in the lock-up at the police station,
I wouldn't dare.

I don't expect the media to do anything for me on this. I just hope that you can tell all Malaysians
or even foreigners to be very careful when driving alone, especially after midnight in Malaysia.
Never let a police officer into your car without someone else watching.

If you are driving alone and stopped by a police officer, it is best to call your friend to come before
letting the police officer into your car or search you.

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The world is a dangerous place not because of people who do evil,

but because of good people who look on and do nothing about it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The level of intolerance

PAS has just raided several shops selling lottery tickets in Kelantan. They find gambling against their values and life style and would not allow it to be on sale despite the provision of the Federal Law. Selling lottery tickets and some forms of gambling like betting on 4D, horse racing, and a casino in Genting Highland, are allowed under the Federal law.

If I am not mistaken, night clubs and bars were also banned in Kelantan. The MCA is raising its protest as an infringement into the rights of the non muslims. Just because the state govt does not agree with the lifestyle of other races, it does not have a right to ban them. If this precedent is upheld, then many things can be banned and the non muslims will have to live like the muslims in Kelantan, no eating of pork, no night spots or night entertain, no bars, no gambling, no movies, no drinking and maybe no drinking of alcohol as well. What else will be banned?

This is the kind of intolerance that is getting more pervasive and intruding into the lives and social activities of other minority races. This is the kind of danger when political power falls into the hands of intolerant groups or people that have no qualms about imposing their wills and beliefs on the minorities.

The big question is how intolerance is PAS should it won political power in Malaysia? For the moment there are some moderate voices within the group and some forms of give and take. When the chips are down, when the more secular parties lost power to the likes of PAS, what would be left of the rights of the minorities in Malaysia?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:07 am    Post subject: The bad influence of hypocritical Arab religious teachings. Reply with quote

Subject: Marina Mahathir's beautiful article MUST READ






Marina Mahathir


Sunday, February 20, 2011
The New Language of Revolution
It is always interesting to read Marina Mahathir's articles-- intelligently and precisely presented in a rational manner. If she had been our PM instead of her father, MALAYSIA would have been a truly united multi-racial heaven on earth ! She would have put all those political bigots in their places from day one !
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Who would have thought it? Only less than two months ago, nobody, least of all me, would have dreamed that the new language of revolution would be Arabic. For so long the language of rebellion has been Spanish or Eastern European, maybe Indonesian.

But Arabic? No, Arabic was the supposed language of piety. It is what you use to show that you're more religious than anyone else. Thus you can begin a speech with long passages in Arabic without bothering to translate and have everyone assume that you were invoking God's name. Arabic is the language of choice when you wanted to name your children so that they will grow up pious and good, although it is difficult to prove that they actually will.

Arabic was also the language by which you exclude people. You tell people they can only read the Quran in Arabic, regardless of whether they understood it or not, because to read it in languages you actually did understand was not the same. Thus God's word was available to an exclusive few, instead of to all humanity.

Arabic was also the language of us and the Other, the ummah and the kafir. About what was haram and halal. Who was with us, and who was not.

But since January 2011, Arabic has become a different language. It has become the language of revolt and rebellion, and of freedom. Suddenly the whole world knows that the Arabic word for liberation is 'tahrir'.

Those of us on Twitter also learnt the word 'Yalla!' (roughly, Viva!). Other new words for us:

Amal = Hope
Democratiyyah = Democracy
Karamah = Dignity
Kefaya! = Enough!

(For an extensive list of Revolutionary Arabic, take a look here.)

How important is it to have this new language of revolution? To me, it is hugely important because language represents mindsets. So when language changes, mindsets also change. And with these new Arabic words we are learning, we are also learning about a new kind of Arab.

Previously we knew of only two kinds of Arabs. One was the fantastically wealthy Arab oil sheikh who goes to Harrods in London and buys up everything without bothering with the price tags. The cartoon stereotype is of the Arab sheikh in his white jubah and red and white headress, being chauffeured in his sleek limousine accompanied by his four wives. Over here, as always, we looked on this wealth as somehow God-given and we bow and scrape as they threw us a few coins here and there. That, we thought, is what we want to be because after all they are Arabs, they guard the Holy Cities and surely it must be all blessed by God.

The other stereotype is of the very holy Arab, intoning away on all the evils of the world, all of which seem to emanate from the West. These men ( for they are almost always men) in their long beards we worship because they seem holy and they seem to do the 'right' things, beginning with putting women under covers, and they must surely be guaranteed a place in heaven. Oh we all must strive to be like them! And we shall start by emulating their clothing!

My, how things have changed! Now we know that the oil sheikhs keep most of their people living at under USD2 a day while they build palaces for themselves and their families. We know that when they take over the leadership of their countries, they often do away with elections and stay for decades (Ben Ali of Tunisia, 23 years; Mubarak of Egypt, 30 years; Gaddafi of Libya, 42 years; Bouteflika of Algeria, 23 years; Saleh of Yemen, 32 years), during which time they enriched themselves while their people starved.

We are also now learning that to stay in power, these dictators can be viciously brutal. Although the Tunisian and Egyptian revolution was relatively peaceful (relative being the operative word), the response to the protests in Bahrain and Libya have been astoundingly ruthless. In Bahrain, the Army (comprising mostly non-Bahrainis in the rank and file) have fired live ammunition at protestors at funerals, refused to allow ambulances to pick up the wounded and even fired teargas and bullets into hospitals. There are extremely graphic photos of the dead and wounded which have been posted on Twitter by eyewitnesses.

In Libya, Gadaffi's army has used mercenaries from other African countries to shoot at their own people. When such governments feel the need to use foreign mercenaries to kill their own people, surely this means that they know they are not legitimate governments?

Meanwhile, the OIC and individual Muslim countries have been completely silent. Deathly silent. Could it be that they are shocked that people in these countries are actually demanding 'Western' things like freedom and rights? Could it be possible that the educated and the uneducated, the rich and the poor, the Muslim and the Christian and men and women are actually standing together and saying they want their 'leaders' out? That they actually want a say in how their lives are run? (Oh my, the Star actually published an article by an actual Egyptian today talking about how peaceful the protests were! Could it be that our vocabulary about protest is changing too?)

And predictably our ulama have nothing to say. Why, Al-Azhar University (where we have 6000 students) and the Grand Mufti of Egypt were discredited for supporting Mubarak. And then Yusof Al-Qaradawi, the exiled Islamic leader returns to lead prayers at Tahrir Square and says, well, pretty revolutionary things. (Except he still didn't say that women should be equal to men, even though women were very much part of the revolution...sigh..).

But our ulama remain silent. Instead they spend their time worrying about how Valentine's Day is going to rot our morals, instead of condemning Muslims who spill their own people's blood. I'm sorry but they don't hold any moral authority anymore to me.

Yup, today we have a new Arab. He (and she) is young, internet-savvy, demanding a say in how their countries are run. They want room for everyone, regardless of religion, gender, race or class. They want to speak, and to breathe. Is it any wonder that one of the initiators of the Egyptian revolution is a Google executive called Wael Ghonim? Or a young woman called Asmaa Mahfouz?



So now, do we follow the examples set by these Arabs, just as we so diligently followed before?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: UMNO racial politics will bankrupt Malaysia like Zimbagwe. Reply with quote

Subject: FW: The Real Crisis... Zimbabwe









Beware it may be round the corner with the Usd $$$ ???





You have to see this – RRRReeeeeaaaalll crazy......... Billion Dollars !!!



Do you know that Zimbabwe used to be rich like Malaysia blessed with natural resources and strong economic growth?



The local whites were contributing to the country's economy until PM Mugabe took advice from one outspoken Muslim PM from ASEAN to nationalise the farmland belonging to the local whites (including 2nd / 3rd generation born) and gave to local blacks. It's actually Apartheid in disguise with racism used to drive out local whites and some blacks not supporting ruling political party!



The blacks could not manage the economy. Corruption was rife at all levels of Mugabe's Government (from top to bottom). Several politicians were killed during election to ensure Mugabe's party remain in POWER to rule the country. No one dare speak about the Govt fearing arrest.



Zimbabwe's economy came to standstill and even locals (whites and blacks) started to migrate to neighboring countries in Africa when unemployment hit 80%!



The entire economy began to rot and INFLATION went out of control with > 230,000,000 %! (where 3 eggs cost 100 billion dollars in Zimbabwe ). That's Financial Crisis!!!



What the real crisis is like!
If you think that the current economic crisis is something that has never happened in history before, you may be wrong! After the collapse of the agriculture sector in Zimbabwe in 2000, the inflation in that country skyrocketed to 231 million percent a year! Just think about it - 231 000 000%! Unemployment went up to 80% and a third of country's population left it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:58 pm    Post subject: Truly Malaysian Humour Reply with quote

Subject: FW: Missing Something? humor









Truly M'sian, non-PC humour! ... good one











There was a saying that if you have other nationalities working as domestic help in your household, chances are the following goes missing

Get Viets, dogs missing
Get Bangla, girls missing
Get Indon, money missing
Get Chinese, husband missing
Get African, wife missing

But now its worse... this pilihan raya betui-betui kepala pusing!

Get Najeep, Mongolian missing

Get Toyo, temples missing

Get Samy, shares missing

Get Rustam, pigs missing

Get Zainudin, info missing

Get Nazri, truth missing

Get Hisham, keris missing

Get Soi Lek, Viagra missing

Get Dr M, memory missing

Get Roastmah,Bala missing

Get Ka Ting, do nothing, every 'ting' missing

Get Badawi, always sleeping and missing

Alamak, betui-betui kepala pusing
GET Perkasa Ibrahim... MALAYSIA MISSING, ini Tanah Melayu!



Pay And Pay
Tax on Tax, GST
COE, ERP
EPF and CPF
Plenty of Money go missing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Latest on Anwar's conspiracy. Najib's BN in deep shit. Reply with quote

Forwarded as received................current affairs ! ! !


Subject : Latest updates on Anwar consiprecy - a must Read








Latest updates on Anwar consiprecy - a must Read



For those interested...!





Some updates from my Pakatan source on the new sex scandal video...



- The man in the tape is not Anwar... that much is sure... but he looks very similar... but was well shot by Malaysia's top film maker...?

- This sex video was actually in Barisan’s potential weapons to be used in 13th General Elections.


- But what made them dust it off in a hurry and use it now... it's got to do with Sarawak state elections.


- BN’s internal polling revealed that BN will be losing far too many seats in the state elections due to anger towards Taib Mahmud.


- BN’s internal polling shows that Taib’s party PBB itself is projected to lose about 50% of its seats... and SUPP will lose all its seats etc.



- They figured BN will still win... but with a much reduced majority... lost is 2/3 majority and even just win by around 55-60% majority (As predicted by Raja Petra in his video).



BN needs to win Sarawak big time in order to keep as many Parliament seats in 13th GE.


- So Najib and Muhyiddin both went to see Taib in Sarawak about 2 weeks ago... never have the PM and deputy PM gone to visit a state together.


- They went to pressure Taib to resign... and appoint a caretaker CM before state elections... hoping with Taib leaving... people will be less angry and they can still win handsomely.


- Taib... it seems assured them he will consider it seriously... but... Taib threw a shocker.


- He sent off Najib and Muhyiddin at the airport... as soon as the plane took off... Taib called for a press conference in the airport itself.


- He announced that he will dissolve the state assembly next week... and will remain as CM...and will retire after the elections after a transition period to enable the new CM to get up to speed.


- Najib and Muhyiddin got the shocking news... after they landed in KLIA. Taib just showed them the finger.


- Since the state assembly dissolution is announced... nothing can be done... and since Pakatan is getting stronger by the day in S’wak. Something needs to be done.


- They had to dust off Anwar’s purported sex tape and destroy PKR’s credibility hoping that people will be wary of opposition.


- In a hurry... talk about dumb asses trying to frame people without goofing up.


- The rooms that was used to screen the tape to reporters at Carcosa was booked... of all people... by Risda... a federal govt agency.


- Risda’s chairman is Rahim Thamby Chick... the guy who raped an under-aged girl once... (and saved by a Bell - a Ding Dong named Mahathir).


- And the Datuk is also strongly linked to UMNO.


- Then they tried to lure PKR MPs to jump ship by showing them the video and of course monetary rewards.



What is really funny about this is that...


- The room in Carcosa was actually booked by Ketua Umno Bhg Bukit Gantang, who is also special officer to Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik.


Paid for it by credit card and worse of all... are you ready for this...


he asked for a corporate discount by using his Risda’s corporate account. (What a dumb ASS!)



Now that the shit has hit the fan, let's sit back and watch the fun...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: UMNO policy - to drive out Indians/Chinese from Malaysia. Reply with quote

By putting road blocks to drive out the Indians and Chinese from Malaysia , the UMNO racists politicians are ultimately preparing a long rope to hang themselves and the Malays. If they continue this ignominous policy Malaysia will self-destruct and lead down the road of Israel and Palestine. The leaders of the component parties of Barisan , MIC and MCA have no self-respect, dignity and integrity for they selfishly look after their own short term interest ignoring the overall survival of Malaysia as a whole. They too will end up as part of the funeral of moribund Malaysia.

However, there is still hope if Malay leaders especially those from UMNO and PAS wake up from their slumber and adopt a more equitable multi-racial policy which is non-racist but base on meritocracy.


Subject: A Letter from a Chinese Malaysian Resident In USA



Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia ,
admin@portal.gov.my

Dear Prime Minister,
We refer to the letter below from a Chinese Malaysian for your information.

Would you like to comment, please?

We look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours respectfully,
Eddie Hwang
President
Unity Party WA
UnityPartyWA@westnet.com.au
www.unitywa.org
Ph/Fax: 61 893681884

A Malaysian speaks up....

I am a female Chinese Malaysian, living in the Washington DC area in the United States . I have read many of the letters that often talk about foreign countries when the writers have no real knowledge of actually living in those countries.

Many draw conclusions about what those countries are like after hearing from someone else or by reading and hearing about them in the media or after four years in a college town in those countries.

I finished STPM with outstanding results from the prestigious St George's Girls School in Penang . Did I get a university place from the Malaysian government? Nothing.. With near perfect scores, I had nothing, while my Malay friends were getting offers to go overseas.

Even those with 2As got into university. I was so depressed. I was my parent's last hope for getting the family out of poverty and at 18, I thought I had failed my parents.

Today, I understand it was the Malaysian Government that had failed me and my family because of its discriminatory policies.

Fortunately, I did not give up and immediately did research at the Malaysian American Commission on Education Exchange (MACEE) to find a university in the US that would accept me and provide all the finances. My family and friends thought I was crazy, being the youngest of nine children of a very poor carpenter. Anything that required a fee was out of our reach.

Based on merit and my extracurricular activities of community service in secondary school, I received full tuition scholarship, work study, and grants to cover the four years at a highly competitive US university.

Often, I took 21 credits each semester, 15 credits each term while working 20 hours each week and maintaining a 3.5 CGPA. A couple of semesters, I also received division scholarships and worked as a TA (teaching assistant) on top of everything else.

For the work study, I worked as a custodian (yes, cleaning toilets), carpet layer, computer lab assistant, grounds keeping, librarian, painter, tour guide, etc. If you understand the US credit system, you will understand this is a heavy load.

Why did I do it? This is because I learnt as a young child from my parents that hard work is an opportunity, to give my best in everything, and to take pride in the work I do. I walked away with a double major and a minor with honours but most of all a great lesson in humility and a great respect for those who are forced to labour in so-called `blue collar' positions.

Those of you who think you know all about Australia , US, or the West, think again. Unless you have really lived in these countries, i.e. paid a mortgage, paid taxes, taken part in elections, you do not understand the level of commitment and hard work it takes to be successful in these countries, not just for immigrants but for people who have lived here for generations.

These people are where they are today because of hard work. (Of course, I am not saying everyone in the US is hardworking... There is always the lazy lot that lives off of someone else's hard work. Fortunately, they are the
minority..)

Every single person, anywhere, should have the opportunity to succeed if they want to put in the effort and be accountable for their own actions. In the end, they should be able to reap what they sow.

It is bearable that opportunities are limited depending on how well-off financially one's family is but when higher education opportunities are race-based, like it is in Malaysia , it is downright cruel for those who see education as the only way out of poverty.

If you want to say discrimination is here in the US , yes, of course it is. Can you name a country where it doesn't happen? But let me tell you one thing - if you go looking for it, you will find it.

But in Malaysia , you don't have to go look for it because it seeks you out, slaps you in your face every which way you turn, and is sanctioned by law!

Here in the US , my children have the same opportunity to go to school and learn just like their black, white, and immigrant friends. At school, they eat the same food, play the same games, are taught the same classes and when they are 18, they will still have the same opportunities. Would I want to bring my children back to Malaysia ?
So they can suffer the state-sanctioned discrimination as the non-malays have had for over 50 years?

The injustice the non-Malay have to suffer in frightening silence is the most damaging problem one has to face throughout one's life. You just have to look at the mighty govt structures which completely favours only one race, the Umno Malay.
The Chinese and Indians are treated no better than the illegal Indonesians.
Racism and corruption are openly practised by the Malay politicians everywhere, Courts, schools/Uni, police, govt offices, contracts, GLC, NEP, ISA, local govt.

It's so powerful and intimidating that you walk with fear and keep your mouth shut on anything and everything political.
Religion is taboo unless you talk good about Islam.

As for being a slave in the foreign country, I am a happy 'slave' earning a good income as an IT project manager.

I work five days a week; can talk bad about the president when I want to; argue about politics, race and religion openly; gather with more than 50 friends and family when I want (no permit needed) and I don't worry about the police pulling me over because they say I ran the light when I didn't.

Have we seen the light at the end of the tunnel yet (Anwar Ibrahim)?
Or is it the head light of an oncoming Umno train ?
Lets hope its the former for the sake of all fair-minded Malaysians.

The dream of a Malaysian 'race' in the future is nowhere in sight with the present BN govt.

Where is Negara-Ku???


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