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Malaysia is doomed by racist politics and extreme corruption
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southernglory1



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Where does 1Malaysia leading to? Reply with quote

I believe that 1Malaysia is a sincere effort by our dearest PM to unite Malaysians. And realistically, there's the only path to go.

But what methods is he using to 'unite' us?

I don't know about you, but logically, don't you think if you really wanted to unite the people, equality would be the way to go, right? Egalitarianism. Abolitionists worldwide would agree during the period of slave trade that nobody should be given special rights just based on birth or rights taken away because of birth. It makes perfect sense. In our case, not giving the non-Malays extra rights but just equalizing the rights.

Then there would then be no more people like the writer above who should've been qualified over basis of need and poverty instead of innate reasons like birth rights. And then there will also be no more people who can jolly well afford it but still make it in with mediocre results just based on birth rights.

The thing is, I'm not so sure if 1Malaysia is working with those actions in mind. I just read the 1Malaysia website and all I'm getting is 'we want to celebrate our differences and understand each other'. Duh, we want to, but how the heck are you doing that? By taking a few pictures of cute kids from different races and then pasting it all over the website or newspapers? By directing a few 1Malaysia videos and then posting it online and get 'awwww' reactions?

This may sound silly, but I know that a lot of us EDUCATED non-Malays feel that the government doesn't care about us and is trying to push us out of the country. It feels that way. Just like how the writer above said. And it's so sad, because we do love the country. You want to point a finger for the brain drain? I'd say look at the mirror.

You know what's funny? Me as a non-Malay law student, I'd say that I'm actually just the TIP of the iceberg. Dear government officials, you have no idea the severity of the situation. I know only so many doctors to be, dentists to be, accountants to be, engineers to be and so on so forth who are far more vocal about this topic than I am. And they have far better points of arguments and stuff that will blow your mind.

You know why you don't hear them? Because they've their mind set already on migrating when they graduate, which is why they don't voice it out and bottle it up and become like said writer above many years later. I don't know if you're worried, dear government, but if I were you, I'd be peeing my pants. Unless of course, I wanted the brain drain in the first place.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Why I left for our poorer neighbour - Indonesia. Reply with quote

Indonesian government and society under the present government is more enlightening and it encourages racial and religious tolerance. Indonesia is now a more open tolerant country and is on the upswing compare with Malaysia which is extremely racialistic. openly and widely corrupted and full of religious fanatics who are intolerant of other religions and the country is definitely on the down swing to economic and financial destruction. Southernglory1.


Subject: Why I left for our 'poorer' neighbor
What was written is correct and fair. I always tell my friend that Indonesia is not the best country in the world to work and live but since working in Indonesia for about 5 years, I don’t have the feeling that I am living in a Muslim country despite 93% of Indonesian are Muslim. 99.9& of my colleagues are Muslim and we go for lunch and dinner together and sometimes to a Chinese restaurant that served pork and there is no fuss about it. (For your information – the people who sell pork are Muslim – bosses are Chinese and employ Indonesian Muslim to cut and sell pork in the wet markets)

All 5-star hotels served pork bacon and ham for breakfast and are prepared by the Muslim.

Alcohol is sold everywhere in the street…and Indonesia No 1 selling beer is “Bintang” and is brewed locally and is consumed by all Muslim openly. No issue….

During fasting month the Muslim are free to decide if they want to fast or eat like normal…no issue at all and no one catch them..

The president and vice president are elected by the people and so are the governors of the city (in Malaysia we call them Mentri Besar). No one is appointed by the President or in Malaysia by the PM.

National holidays – Hari Raya Idul Fitri is 2 days and Chinese New Year is 1 day but Christian enjoy 3 days – Christmas, Ascension of Christ and Good Friday. The Hindu is Bali has 1 day for Hari Raya Nyepi celebrated only in Bali . Wesak day is also a public holiday.

A Muslim can convert to a Christian tomorrow and then to a Buddhist the next day…and back to a Muslim. ….no issue at all.

In supermarket pork is sold side by side with chicken and beef….no issue at all…..

I can go on and on…….in short Indonesia is a very liberal Muslim country.. definitely not Malaysia . FYI our Malaysian senior government officer “suka Indonesia ”…you know why!!!



Subject: Why I left for our ‘poorer’ neighbor — Indonesia .

This writer is absolutely correct and gave a very fair view of Indonesia . I have been in and out of Indonesia for the past 10 years. Sometimes, my stay is up to one month per visit. I have worked with senior Indonesia managers as well as low level staff. I have also interacted with lots of direct sellers from all sorts of background. I have dealt with the Indonesian civil servants.

They don't talk about race. The mass media do not propagate racial or religious divides They don't spin story of Christian fighting the Muslim or Muslim fighting the Christian. Husband and wife can have different religious belief. There is not such fuss as Halal restaurant. Tony Roma in Indonesia serves the best pork rib, among all the Tony Roma restaurants. In the Tony Roma restaurant, Muslim and non Muslim sit and eat together on one table. I ate pork rib, my Muslim colleagues ate beef and lamb. There is no such thing a Halal and non Halal section.

Comparing the environment and the working culture in Indonesia between pre 1998 (Suharto's era) and the year 2008, you can see the vast improvement in Indonesia civil services.

During Suharto era, my visit to Tax office (Kantor Pajak) cannot be done without carrying cash for coffee money. The tax officer will always start with " Pak dari Malaysia mahu chak kopi dulu". And this small favor money must be given and openly counted on his desk before any discussion.

My last visit in 2008 to the government office (Departmen Pentadbiran, you cannot use Jabatan Kerajaan. They hated the Raja), you cannot even mention anything about "Kopi". See the vast difference. SYB sent his own brother-in-law to jail. Suharto's youngest son, Tommy Suharto was jailed. Do you see this in Malaysia ?

Malaysia is rotting. And the writer is absolutely correct. If the situation is not changed, Malaysia will be the biggest exporter of maids to Indonesia , 10 years down the road. Padam muka orang orang kampong.
Subject: [hsm7476] Fwd: Why I left for our ‘poorer’ neighbour

Muslims here have no problem with patronizing outlets that sell alcohol or non-halal food, even if they choose not to have any. In Malaysia , the Muslims make a big fuss over small things which they claim are not halal. You may argue that there are fanatics here, but the number is small relative to the population. Just look around Malaysia . Everywhere you look, you get fanatics.
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Why I left for our ‘poorer’ neighbour
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May 25, 2011

MAY 25 — Contrary to most Malaysians who work overseas, I chose a less popular destination. I have been based in Jakarta for the past year and a bit. Most people look down on Indonesia as the poorer neighbor, much like the way Singapore looks at us. However, after living here, there is much to like, and below are some of the reasons why I prefer life here and do not plan to return anytime soon:

1. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world. However, you will find that most Indonesians are very open about their religion and respectful of the rights of others. Muslims here have no problem with patronizing outlets that sell alcohol or non-halal food, even if they choose not to have any. In Malaysia , the Muslims make a big fuss over small things which they claim are not halal. You may argue that there are fanatics here, but the number is small relative to the population. Just look around Malaysia . Everywhere you look, you get fanatics.

2. The work ethic and culture here is better than in KL. People here are less racist. In Malaysia , you identify companies as Bumi companies, China men companies, Indian companies and so on. Here, it is easy to work with people no matter what ethnic group. Again, you may mention the race riots during Suharto’s era, but the problem is practically non-existent in everyday life nowadays. People here respect talent and ability no matter your background, religion and skin color.

3. There are unlimited opportunities here for those who want to do business. No such thing as Bumiputera quota, etc. If you see an opportunity, you are free to pursue it. Where Malaysia could once boast of being a strong regional player, our government is now coming here to woo Indonesian investors. I have dealt with local Indonesian companies for a number of years and all dealings are reasonably fair and transparent. This is unlike Malaysia where Bumiputeras are highly favored no matter how incompetent.

4. Free and open press. It’s no secret our mainstream media is heavily self-censored, and Utusan is openly inciting racial hatred. Here, the Jakarta Globe and Jakarta Post are two publications that are highly regarded for their unbiased reporting and open criticism of the government. We are able to keep ourselves informed without having to log onto alternative news portals.

Of course, Indonesia shares some of Malaysia’s current shortcomings including widespread corruption, and the country is still very poor, but they are on the way up and it is only a matter of time before Malaysia is the one exporting maids to Indonesia.

There are those who will criticize my points above, but I believe the majority have never set foot in Jakarta and understand very little about the place. If you feel proud to be a Malaysian citizen, and look down on Indonesians, just remember that internationally, especially in the US or Europe, people generally put us on a similar standing as other Third World countries regionally.

http://themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/why-i-left-for-our-poorer-neighbour-e
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: THE TUNKU ON HOW "MAY 13 RIOT " BEGAN Reply with quote

Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
Subject: The Tunku On How "May 13 Riot" Began






The Tunku is a gentleman and was the father of Malaysia.

Tun Razak is the father of Najib the current PM of Malaysia.



The Tunku on how "May 13" began
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The May 13 incident as personally related by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaya/Malaysia and "Bapa Merdeka"

From his residence in Penang , 1972:

“It was clear to me as well as the police that in the highly charged political atmosphere after the police were forced to kill a Chinese political party worker on May 4th, 1969, something was bound to happen to threaten law and order because of the resentment towards the Government by the KL Chinese on the eve of the general election. This was confirmed at this man’s funeral on the 9th May when the government faced the most hostile crowd it had ever seen.

Therefore, when the opposition parties applied for a police permit for a procession to celebrate their success in the results of the general election, I was adamant against it because the police were convinced that this would lead to trouble.

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I informed Tun Razak (pictured right) about this and he seemed to agree. Now, without my knowledge and actually “behind my back,” there were certain political leaders in high positions who were working to force me to step down as a PM. I don’t wan t to go into details but if they had come to me and said so I would gladly have retired gracefully.

Unfortunately, they were apparently scheming and trying to decide on the best way to force me to resign. The occasion came when the question of the police permit was to be approved.

Tun Razak and Harun Idris, the MB of the state of Selangor, now felt that permission should be given knowing fully well that there was a likelihood of trouble. I suppose they felt that when this happened they could then demand my resignation.

To this day I find it very hard to believe that Razak, whom I had known for so many years, would agree to work against me in this way. Actually, he was in my house as I was preparing to return to Kedah and I overhead him speaking to Harun over the phone saying that he would be willing to approve the permit when I left. I really could not believe what I was hearing and preferred to think it was about some other permit. In any case, as the Deputy Prime Minister in my absence from KL, he would be the Acting PM and would override my objection. Accordingly, when I was in my home in Kedah, I heard over the radio that the permit had been approved.

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It seems as though the expected trouble was anticipated and planned for by Harun (shown left) and his UMNO Youth. After the humiliating insults hurled by the non-Malays, especially the Chinese, and after the seeming loss of Malay political power to them, they were clearly ready for some retaliatory action. After meeting in large numbers at Harun’s official residence in Jalan Raja Muda near Kampong Bahru and hearing inflammatory speeches by Harun and other leaders, they prepared themselves by tying ribbon strips on their foreheads and set out to kill Chinese. The first hapless victims were two of them in a van opposite Harun’s house who were innocently watching the large gathering. Little did they know that they would be killed on the spot.

The rest is history. I am sorry but I must end this discussion now because it really pains me as the Father of Merdeka to have to relive those terrible moments. I have often wondered why God made me live long enough to have witnessed my beloved Malays and Chinese citizens killing each other.”

[From Raja Petra Kamarudin's blog, Malaysia Today]
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Malaysia no longer teach HANG TUAH & HANG JEBAT - WHY - Reply with quote

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> Subject: FW: : All non-Malay must read this, it's interesting!
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> All non-Malay must read this, it's interesting!
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> SUBJECT: HARI INI DALAM SEJARAH
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> The Truth
> Revealed (with evidence)!
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> In June 1998, the government of
> Malaysia had hired a team of experts from all over the world to be gathered
> here in Malaysia for a research project to compliment the history
> studies that
> we undertook in our secondary school.
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> The objective of the
> research is simply:
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> 1. To find proof and evidence that show the
> Malays were the origins of Malaysia and they were the first
> race and religion that landed their feet in Malaysia.
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> further strengthen their claims, first they need to find the graveyard
> of the Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and others.. to show the
> existence of
> their pioneers.
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> 3. The Batu Bersurat in Terengganu, reveals
> that the islamic religion has landed in Malaysia for more than a
> hundred years
> ago which further strengthen their claims!
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> BEWARE & OPEN
> YOUR EYES!!! Go and ask your brother, sister, niece, nephew etc. Since the
> year 1999 (if IâEUR(tm)m not mistaken) or year 2000, do they study about HANG
> TUAH anymore?
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> They finally found the graveyard of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat and others,
> their skeletons had been analyzed and samples of DNA taken with the
> results showing: Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and mates were
> NOT MALAY!!!
> They were CHINESE origins (Islamic) from China!!! Why were they here in
> Malacca? If you go back in history, you would know that they were on
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> to protect the UNGRATEFUL MALAY Sultanate from the frequent attacks by the
> Kingdom of SIAM (Thailand).
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> They were the protectors of the useless and ungrateful Parameswara (who was
> from INDONESIA) who landed in Malacca and claimed that the land belonged to
> him!
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> Hang Tuah and friends were all from China, they were being
> assigned to the Malacca Sultanate because Parameswara requested the Ming
> Dynasty Emperor for protection! Hence, the rich historical heritage of the
> Babas & Nyonyas were being closely linked to the Seven Voyages to the
> Western Ocean by Admiral Zheng He who incidentally was a Chinese Muslim
> himself!
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> That's why the Hang Tuah series of history is MISSING
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> least 900 years old! Older than the so-called Batu Bersurat. And the
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> Malaysia because during that time, the road was too long or undeveloped
> for them to reach or see the other side of the coast where the Chinese
> had landed much earlier. If you want the hard evidence of what the truth of
> the Research reveals, please write to The Federal Association of Archaeology
> & Research of Michigan, USA.
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> This is a good reason to
> remind the Bumiputras NOT to ask the Chinese or Indians to go back to their
> Motherlands because the evidence had shown that Malays were NOT the original
> people of Malaysia! The Truth Revealed (with evidence) and anthropologists
> have yet to ascertain if there was indeed a Malay
> race!
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> Send this to all your non Malay friends so that
> they are aware where their roots come
> fromâEUR¦âEUR¦âEUR¦âEUR¦..
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> Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
> Difficult moments,
> SEEK GOD.
> Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
> Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
> Every
> moment, THANK GOD!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Walk for Merdeka

Today is the day. Bersih 2.0 is rallying Malaysians to a Walk for Democracy, for clean and fair election. And the venue, the Merdeka Stadium. The cries of Merdeka is going to scream through the air like the cries in 1957.

The Walk for Democracy was meant to be a street rally but strongly opposed by the BN and Perkasa. It took the Agong to intervene for a compromise venue inside the walls of a stadium. This is not to be with the BN sending the police to cordon off all roads leading to Merdeka.

At the same time Perkasa and UMNO Youth Wings, both branded as ultras with very strong Malay rights views are opposing the Bersih Rally. They wanted to hold counter rallies on the same day to march towards the Bersih gathering. Officially these were turned down. But they will continue with their march in one way or another as a show of force against Bersih supporters.

The undertone of their protests against Bersih is racial. They are accusing Bersih of splitting the Malay unity which was something furthest from the Bersih position. Bersih is calling for clean and fair election. What has this got to undermining Malay unity is only for the BN, Perkasa and UMNO Youth to interpret.

By all means, the Rally today is going to turn into a confrontation that can become ugly. The police are there to prevent the Rally from taking place, by order of the BN govt. So which side would the police take in a flare up or when the Bersih supporters approach the Merdeka Stadium?

Tension is rising in KL. The stronger the govt tries to stop the Rally, the greater the resistance and the greater will be the counter resistance. KL is seeing a showdown for a new Merdeka cry. The price to pay for this new freedom can be very high. Would tomorrow be just another Sunday in KL and Malaysia? It all depends on how the police handle the two opposing sides and how violent it turns out. Would 9th July be remembered in the same vein as May 13?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The perpetrators of violence

The Bersih Rally was a peaceful rally with tacit approval from the Yang di Pertuan Agong. The Govt also agreed to allow the Rally to be held inside a stadium. It was not meant to be an Arab Spring, but a call for a clean and fair election, prevention of corruption by the Govt, and a level playing field for politicians. Are these too much to ask for?

The Govt had a change of mind and no permit was issued. So the Rally became illegal. Once anything is declared illegal, the full force of the law and the legal gangsters can do anything they want against the ‘criminals’. On the contrary, anything that is declared legal, passed by the Parliament, will be legal and right, even corruption.

So, a peaceful demonstration turned violence. No, the demonstrators did not start it. They did not fight back. They sat on the roads leading to Merdeka. Pardon my pun. Who were the real perpetrators of violence? The demonstrators were sprayed with chemical treated water, tear gas, blasted by the might of water hoses and batons. And 1,600 were arrested for attending a peaceful Rally that ended in violence, by the authority that was there to prevent violence. Perhaps it was done for the good of the demonstrators.

Yes, the authority was there in full force, to prevent violence and to protect the peaceful demonstrators from harm. Looking at the parties that received the full brunt of the violence, you cannot miss the truth, as to who were the real perpetrators of violence.

Maybe, if the peaceful demonstrators were to handcuff themselves, they will be safe from violence against them. Handcuffing is the safest and most ingenious way to protect them from harm. It will keep them from harms way too, and to prevent people from causing harm to them.

My apologies if all this do not sound logical. It is Sunday morning, and a little hangover makes logical thinking a bit funny.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Malaysia's Racism Revisited - By John Mallot Reply with quote

Subject : FW: Malaysia's Racism Revisited - John Mallot




The Price of Malaysia�s Racism � Revisited
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Written by John Malott
EXCLUSIVE When my op-ed appeared in the Asian Wall Street Journal last February, all hell broke loose in Malaysia. My thesis was that the highest levels of the government were tolerating or even provoking racial and religious tensions in order to shore up their political base among the Malay community.

I also pointed out that there is an economic price to pay for that political calculation, namely, that members of the minority communities increasingly will feel unwelcome in their own country and continue to emigrate overseas, taking their talents and skills with them.

Now, three months later, I don't think that there is any doubt at all about what I said. It's not a thesis any more, it's a fact.

A very comprehensive report by the World Bank has described the exodus of talent from Malaysia in great detail, pointing out the reasons for the migration and the economic consequences for Malaysia. It is shocking to think that two out of every ten Malaysian college graduates now lives (and works) overseas. Malaysia�s loss is Singapore�s (and America�s) gain.

On racial and religious tensions, not only do they continue, but they seem to have gotten worse. Najib says that Islam is superior to all other religions. Mahathir says that Malaysia is Tanah Melayu. Talk of Ketuanan Melayu - the Malays as the Master Race, rather than as a people with a special position, which is what the constitution says - has grown. The Home Ministry desecrates the Holy Bible with government stamps and serial numbers.

When Utusan undercuts the Prime Minister's 1Malaysia policy and calls for 1Melayu, Muhyiddin says that Utusan is the voice of the Malays. Utusan then goes on to say that the Chinese are trying to take over Malaysia, and that the Christians are conspiring to abolish Islam as the national religion, and so on. All complete fabrications.

But Utusan - owned and controlled by UMNO � gets away with it. This is the clearest example of what I meant when I said that the Government - at the highest levels - is tolerating this in order to strengthen its base among the Malays in preparation for the next General Election.

I find all this very frightening. To strengthen its base, the Government is pandering to the basest elements - some of the most racist, least educated, most gullible, and most intolerant segments of society.

Those elements are constantly conjuring up threats � that the Malay race and Islam, which are the majorities in Malaysia, are under siege by the minority, which is a demographic impossibility.

And rather than say it isn't so, the Government goes along with Perkasa, Pembela, racist bloggers, Utusan, and so on.

Slower growth and a drain of talented citizens are only the beginning.

Malaysia�s national tourism agency promotes the country as �a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.� Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak echoed this view when he announced his government�s theme, One Malaysia. �What makes Malaysia unique,� Najib said, �is the diversity of our peoples. One Malaysia�s goal is to preserve and enhance this unity in diversity, which has always been our strength and remains our best hope for the future.�

If Najib is serious about achieving that goal, a long look in the mirror might be in order first. Despite the government�s new catchphrase, racial and religious tensions are higher today than when Najib took office in 2009. Indeed, they are worse than at any time since 1969, when at least 200 people died in racial clashes between the majority Malay and minority Chinese communities. The recent deterioration is due to the troubling fact that the country�s leadership is tolerating, and in some cases provoking, ethnic factionalism through words and actions.

For instance, when the Catholic archbishop of Kuala Lumpur invited the prime minister for a Christmas Day open house last December, Hardev Kaur, an aide to Najib, said Christian crosses would have to be removed. There could be no carols or prayers, so as not to offend the prime minister, who is Muslim. Ms. Kaur later insisted that she �had made it clear that it was a request and not an instruction,� as if any Malaysian could say no to a request from the prime minister�s office.

Similar examples of insensitivity abound. In September 2009, Minister of Home Affairs Hishammuddin Onn met with protesters who had carried the decapitated head of a cow, a sacred animal in the Hindu religion, to an Indian temple. Mr. Hishammuddin then held a press conference defending their actions. Two months later, Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told Parliament that one reason Malaysia�s armed forces are overwhelmingly Malay is that other ethnic groups have a �low spirit of patriotism.� Under public pressure, he later apologized.

The leading Malay language newspaper, Utusan Melayu, prints what opposition leader Lim Kit Siang calls a daily staple of falsehoods that stoke racial hatred. Utusan, which is owned by Najib�s political party, has claimed that the opposition would make Malaysia a colony of China and abolish the Malay monarchy. It regularly attacks Chinese Malaysian politicians, and even suggested that one of them, parliamentarian Teresa Kok, should be killed.

This steady erosion of tolerance is more than a political challenge. It�s an economic problem as well.

Once one of the developing world�s stars, Malaysia�s economy has underperformed for the past decade. To meet its much-vaunted goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020, Malaysia needs to grow by 8% per year during this decade. That level of growth will require major private investment from both domestic and foreign sources, upgraded human skills, and significant economic reform. Worsening racial and religious tensions stand in the way.

Almost 500,000 Malaysians left the country between 2007 and 2009, more than doubling the number of Malaysian professionals who live overseas. It appears that most were skilled ethnic Chinese Malaysians, tired of being treated as second-class citizens in their own country and denied the opportunity to compete on a level playing field, whether in education, business, or government. Many of these emigrants, as well as the many Malaysian students who study overseas and never return (again, most of whom are ethnic Chinese), have the business, engineering, and scientific skills that Malaysia needs for its future. They also have the cultural and linguistic savvy to enhance Malaysia�s economic ties with Asia�s two biggest growing markets, China and India.

Of course, one could argue that discrimination isn�t new for these Chinese and Indians. Malaysia�s affirmative action policies for its Malay majority�which give them preference in everything from stock allocation to housing discounts�have been in place for decades. So what is driving the ethnic minorities away now?

First, these minorities increasingly feel that they have lost a voice in their own government. The Chinese and Indian political parties in the ruling coalition are supposed to protect the interests of their communities, but over the past few years, they have been neutered. They stand largely silent in the face of the growing racial insults hurled by their Malay political partners. Today over 90% of the civil service, police, military, university lecturers, and overseas diplomatic staff are Malay. Even TalentCorp, the government agency created in 2010 that is supposed to encourage overseas Malaysians to return home, is headed by a Malay, with an all-Malay Board of Trustees.

Second, economic reform and adjustments to the government�s affirmative action policies are on hold. Although Najib held out the hope of change a year ago with his New Economic Model, which promised an �inclusive� affirmative action policy that would be, in Najib�s words, �market friendly, merit-based, transparent and needs-based,� he has failed to follow through. This is because of opposition from right-wing militant Malay groups such as Perkasa, which believe that a move towards meritocracy and transparency threatens what they call �Malay rights.�

But stalling reform will mean a further loss in competitiveness and slower growth. It also means that the cronyism and no-bid contracts that favor the well-connected will continue. All this sends a discouraging signal to many young Malaysians that no matter how hard they study or work; they will have a hard time getting ahead.

Najib may not actually believe much of the rhetoric emanating from his party and his government�s officers, but he tolerates it because he needs to shore up his Malay base. It�s politically convenient at a time when his party faces its most serious opposition challenge in recent memory�and especially when the opposition is challenging the government on ethnic policy and its economic consequences. One young opposition leader, parliamentarian Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, has proposed a national debate on what she called the alternative visions of Malaysia�s future�whether it should be a Malay nation or a Malaysian nation. For that, she earned the wrath of Perkasa; the government suggested her remark was �seditious.�

Malaysia�s government might find it politically expedient to stir the racial and religious pot, but its opportunism comes with an economic price tag. Its citizens will continue to vote with their feet and take their money and talents with them. And foreign investors, concerned about racial instability and the absence of meaningful economic reform, will continue to look elsewhere to do business.

-�������� Mr. Malott was the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, 1995-1998.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Dr Mahatir Father of Malaysia's destruction. Reply with quote

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Subject: Mahathir: His contributions to the decline in political morality in Malaysia.





Father Of Malaysia's Destruction
Mahathir: His contributions to the decline in political morality in Malaysia.

by Hussein Hamid
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What distinguish the UMNO of today and that of the time before Mahathir can be said in a few words : compassion for and the respect of the rights of the people : or to be more exact the lack of it after Mahathir became Prime Minister. With Mahathir came the decline of political morality and a corresponding decline in the moral fibre in the civil service. Since 1981 the indiscretions of elected officials and those in the civil service have become the hall mark of all things Malaysian to the extent that Malaysians are now accepting that the realities of corruption, greed and vested interests colors all government transactions. An acceptance that we are now a country in decline without much hope for recovery in the foreseeable future.


As if to emphasize this decline we are continually bombarded with scandals after scandals of the worse kind - financial, sexual and the abuse of power by high ranking public officials. What the murder of Altantuya, PKFZ, death in PDRM and MACC custody and the massive financial abuses of the nation's wealth confirms is that Malaysia is indeed a nation in moral decline bereft of any decent political leadership : in short a nation that has lost it's way.


And as if this was not enough our increasing economic woes are now compounded by a social and racial divide that has been deliberately and irresponsibly concocted by the BN government to divide and rule the people of our country - and by so doing have manged to hold on to power for the last 53 years!


Not only have this been done by creating a social and racial divide amongst the Malays and non-Malays but the BN government of the day has found it expedient to accelerate this racial divide by the giving of citizenships to legal and illegal Malay immigrants, further exacerbating an already precarious and delicate racial and social problems that is now plaguing the country. Imagine what social harm the massive influx of unskilled and uneducated immigrants would do to any country that is not even able to provide basic welfare care and education to its existing people. Surely this is the act of an irresponsible and self serving government without regard for anything else but their own political survival!


At all levels of our society we now see our people in distress. Financial distress. Social distress. Moral distress. And surely a society in which its political leaders are without the controlling influence of decent morality is a society in real distress? That is the situation we now find ourselves!


The BN government has succumb to the lowest level of politics : GUTTER POLITICS : gutter politics is where the worse of human nature and behaviour in politics have not only been unleashed but rewarded! There is simply no precedent in the once grand tradition of UMNO/BN politics, or of our country, for the shameful manner in which UMNO/BN has now descended.
In the Malaysia of today we see our Prime Minister using his office as a sanctuary from prosecution in the Altantuya murder. We see lewd behaviour by BN politicians rewarded with an ambassadorial posting to Washington! The President of MCA is more well known for his sexual hi jinks in a pornographic video then for his political prowess. Our Chief Justice though guilty of thinking with his penis rather then with his distinguish grey matter was rewarded with his judicial post giving credence to this adage :


Chief Justice : Honorary tittle given to leader's best friend!


And none distinguishes the depths that UMNO/BN has sunk to then the relentless attacks against DSAI - the latest of which required the use of one Child Rapist Tan Sri and two slimy Datuks.


Following the examples set by this BN government our society has followed suit. We have a corrupt and brutal Police Force which is just short of becoming a willing appendage of UMNO. The corporate world is a willing, eager and generous participant where prudent business practices are cast aside for the more lucrative political patronage on offer from corrupt politicians where the spoils on offer is breath takingly profitable at the expense of the public.


And where does all this lead to? The simple answer is to look at where we are to day : 2nd July 2011. We have a government that has virtually declared war on its people for wanting a fair, free and open election. We have a government that is prepared to risk the lives of its people in Gebeng Kuantan for Lynas - big business against the little people.


We have the Prime Minister talking up a RM 4 billion redevelopment of the city riverfront - this at a time when minimum wages are still just "to be discussed" next year, when subsidies are being "restructured" and when our hard core poor can still be seen wandering the streets of our capital and major cities, and the old are still without adequate care. What madness is this to prioritize these mega projects when matters of affordable housing and putting food on the table for the nations poor should really be the priority?


These are some of the reasons why today in Malaysia compassion for others who are less fortunate are no longer a consideration for this BN government. Why we no longer trust this BN government to do what is right for us and for our country. And of course where moral decency has gone the same way as this BN government has gone - into the abyss where the dregs of society resides!


Are we at the point of no return?


To answer this we need to look at what has happened after Mahathir became Prime Minister. The manner in which Mahathir consciously used race to divide and rule the country would put Malaysia on the same level as South Africa that had used Apartheid to "manage" racial inequality. Initially as the restructuring of the Malaysian society got underway there were visible images of the Malays getting their share of the nations wealth. The non-Malays accepted the necessity of this social re engineering with grace and possibly an acceptance that this must be the way to go forward if we were to be 1Malaysia.


But soon, much too soon the cosmetic redistribution of wealth amongst the Malays became in reality a grab by UMNO politicians of the nations wealth for their own keeping. The executive power vested in UMNO politicians made this too easy a task for UMNO to do and do it they did with gusto and a greed that brought with it the culture of money politics into the consciousness of the Malays in general and into UMNO in particular.


I would think that the irreversible slide towards this moral decay started when UMNO accepted the use of money politics and factionalism within itself as a means of buying and staying in power. Thus began the transformation of UMNO into an organization where the needs justifies the means - and the end is always to hold on to power at any cost. Because power open doors to great wealth. No longer was UMNO there to fight the battles for the Malays. No longer were the Malays the reason for UMNO's being. Money was the be all and end all of all things UMNO. This new reality brought along with it the troubles and abuses that we now have today.


Malaysia is now a country governed by corrupt politicians.The races no longer live in harmony because it serves the interest of these politicians for the various races to be at each other's throats. Gone are the interest of the people, their dreams and aspirations - in its place there is one and only one overriding need of the BN government - to stay in power!


All this started when Mahathir became our Prime Minister in 1987. We now have a new generation, maybe even two generations of our young and not too young, brought up to turn away from the ways of "pre Mahathir" to grow up to become parents in this new 1Malaysia where ketuanan Melayu and the rights of government to pillage and plunder our nation's resources was, for a time, tolerated.


But not anymore! With the advent of the electronic media and the world wide web and the Internet our people are now able to access information of the abuse and wrong doings of this BN government. No longer can the BN government keep from us the massive losses incurred in wasteful public spending, excessive infrastructure costs and all in all incompetence of the BN government in the Mahathir years which still continues till today.


The Malaysian people have now realized just how far this BN government should be held responsible for the ills we all now face.


All the dominance Malaysia once had within the Asean, if not global economy, has now disappeared because of the lack of prudence by this BN government in our times of plenty - so much so that we now question our ability to regain economic stability.


What else does this BN government need to see before they realize that their past and current policies whether in education, business or racial balance have failed miserably? That changes must be made now if we are to ever regain our place again amongst our peers in the East? These economic reforms and national transformation programs must be done to address the necessary changes most needed not for political grand scoring or vested interests of the BN cronies but to guarantee that our economic future will be assured.
I cannot see any other way forward for Malaysia than to do away with this corrupt and self serving UMNO/BN government. What is to come after BN is still to be seen. Much too often human beings have the ability to change for better or for worse when called upon to do so by circumstances of their own making or by factors outside their control. If BN is voted out of office at the 13th general election then let those that will take its place understand that the momentum to ensure change rests with the people.
Ignore the people at your peril!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: UMNO racist policy drives away Chinese entreplaneurs. Reply with quote

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Subject : DON'T FOOL AROUND WITH MR ROBERT KUOK, SUGAR KING





A must read!
(not sure who the author is..By 忠政快讯)
Some friends have requested translation for the 忠政快讯's piece on Sugar King Robert Kuok's history.
Thanks to Google translate with some corrections.

Knowledge is empowering. Reading is knowledge.

Recently, the government offended Robert Kuok, as a result, the Malaysian economy suffered a great blow! After the official Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia, the Najib government now really understands Robert Kuok's influence on China!

In order to benefit their cronies, they arm twisted to swallow up Robert Kuok’s sugar empire. The cronies get richer by 10’s of billions, but it caused a national loss of more than 200 billion! Those who have insider info can only curse: PKHKC it!

Malaysia sugar king was forced to leave Malaysia, but became the world’s sugar king! He bought the world's largest sugar mills in Australia, invested USD10 billion, it is the world's largest sugar cane sugar refining industry, living up to the name of the world’s sugar king.

On the other hand, the Malaysia government benefited cronies at the expense of national interests. For those who have insider info, Kuok offered immense help to the Malaysian government in the past few decades, he has done everything possible; but what the government did was like what you will get when you turn over a pig stomach: faeces. In other words, Najib Government was UNGRATEFUL!

In "Confidential" news about the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia recently.... it hit a snag with Najib.

Prior to Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia, Najib and his cabinet on more than one occasion, hinted that he hoped China will double the amount of palm oil with Malaysia.
We all know that China is the largest consumer of palm oil from Malaysia. Rapid economic rise in the recent years, China became the largest palm oil market for Malaysia, but Malaysia has also strong competition from Indonesia, trying to sell palm oil at lower prices to China and India, diluting the Malaysian market share. This is most worrying for Najib.

Najib hoped to sign new palm oil trading contracts with Premier Wen Jiabao, hopng to more than double the average 10 million tonnes monthly export to China . But Wen Jiabao came to a Malaysia, he told Najib: 'impossible'. It was an utter disappointment.

Najib knows the Chinese market demand. Even to import one million tonnes of palm oil daily, is not a problem. So, where is the problem?

The problem is... Sugar king Kuok did not agree!

Why was Sugar king Kuok able to influence China's decision to buy Malaysian palm oil?

Who has the monopoly of Chinese national oil market? China national oil market leader is "Arowana" cooking oil, accounting for nearly 40%! The Arowana cooking oil boss is Robert Kuok!

Think about it, if Premier Wen Jiabao on behalf of the Chinese government buys Malaysian palm oil, who is going to refine it into cooking oil? Of course, it is the privatized enterprises! With 40% market share, if Arowana cooking oil company refuses the supply, how is the Chinese government going to utilize the supply?

Najib was insensible from the start, and did not know Kuok had such huge influence in China . He had helped cronies, forcing Robert Kuok to give up the Malaysian sugar king throne, and didn’t expect to have such quick retribution

Kuok was forced to leave Malaysia, his heart is of course very unhappy. People of Malaysia must know, during the early days of Malaysia , we did not have aviation professionals, the BN government requested Kuok's father to help set up Malayan Airways.

1970 Malaysian maritime shipping industry was also a vacuum, the Malaysian government sent representatives to Hong Kong to personally plead Kuok’s help. For national development, Kuok put aside the Group's businesses, came back to Malaysia to assist the Government to establish a national maritime shipping industry. This later transformed into MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CORPORATION, referred to as MISC.

Robert Kuok was a big help when Malaysia repeatedly faced economic difficulties. Even in MCA Tan Koon Swan’s case, it was Robert Kuok who paid the bail! Malaysia ’s successive governments, from BN to the National Front, owed Robert Kuok a @#!*% of a lot. But the Malaysian Government was ungrateful, using the strong arm twisting excuses to forcefully take over Kuok’s empire. Is this not ungrateful?

When Deng Xiaoping made a comeback in the 70s, and announced China's reform and needed most help from overseas Chinese entrepreneurs; Robert was first to take action to help Deng. Among the other entrepreneurs of Chinese economic miracle are Henry Fok and Li Ka-shing Hong Kong . Malaysian entrepreneur Robert Kuok was the first to respond to Deng Xiaoping in Beijing and built China 's first five-star hotels, Shangri-La!

With over 30 years of deep relationship with the Chinese government and leadership, Kuok has great influence. Najib failed to recognise this. This is why the quote at the start of this post : “For the interests of their cronies, they arm twisted to take over Kuok’s Sugar Empire, cronies got rich by the 10s of billions, but it caused a national loss of more than 200 billions!”

Kuok's sugar empire was eaten by the fat vampire's family abruptly. Imagine, a world renowned international trade business personality, what humiliation he received in return for his single-minded help all this while for his own country & government? And Najib would never think that the consequences of offending the Sugar King will be so very serious.


Right after Sugar King left Malaysia , he immediately announced the acquisition of Australia 's biggest sugar factory. This is the world supplier of raw material for sugar manufacturing. Of course, this includes supplying to the family of the fat vampire woman’s sugar factory in Perlis.

Early this year, Kuok announced plans to invest USD 10 billion in Indonesia for development of the world's largest sugar cane growing areas, as well as advanced refinery. The world economy was facing a downturn, the Malaysian government travelled around the world to solicit investment. How much was Malaysia ’s foreign investment? Kuok’s single investment in Indonesia is equivalent to as USD10 billion dollars! Don’t you want to screw the couple: PKHKC!?

At the moment, Kuok’s take towards China ’s palm oil contract with Malaysia was to remain with the agreed terms. There won’t be any increase. Indonesia has more palm oil than Malaysia . It is cheaper too. Now that Kuok had invested so much money in Indonesia , the Government of Indonesia would have treated him as their God of Wealth. Certainly, open to negotiate anything with him. Moreover, Indonesia has been eyeing to take over the China palm oil supply contract from Malaysia .

The CONSOLATION China gave in return for not increasing the purchase of palm oil was buying frozen durian. Do the Chinese people have the habit of eating durian it? How much time and effort is needed to market frozen durian from Malaysia ? Thai durian may not sell well in China , let alone Malaysia frozen durian?

Business is business, who would supply millions of dollars’ worth of frozen durian into a brand new market with no durian eating habits? Should the Chinese people become non-receptive of it, how do we deal with return goods? A total loss with capital. Is this how to do business?

Earlier this year, when the news hit the papers that Kuok made an announcement to invest USD 10 billion in Indonesia, many criticized Kuok for being unpatriotic, preferring to take so much money into Indonesia instead of Malaysian. What CRAP! You arm-twisted him to take over his empire, forcing the man to leave Malaysia in hurt & humiliation; now that the man ignores the Malaysian market, and you criticize him? Have you guys got balls for brains?

For him to bring his huge investment to Australia & Indonesia instead of Malaysia , who is to be blamed?

Incidentally, Kuok is not just Chinas’ hotelier, king of cooking oil, the world’s sugar King; he is also the patent owner of the Coca-cola soft drink brand in the Chinese market. Kuok is involved in a diversity of businesses in China . He created many job opportunities for China . The Chinese central government and leaders have great respect for him as an entrepreneur. When the man speaks, the weight it carries can be far-reaching.

So far, Kuok is the only man who never accepted any of the titles rolled out for outstanding Malaysians.
Many people address him as “Tan Sri Robert Kuok,” in actual fact, he does not have these titles, he doesn’t need them.
To put the record straight, he is neither “Tan Sri” nor “Dato”.
(… is that right?)

THE MANDARIN VERSION IS BELOW


大马糖王:那鸡吃了一粒糖,却输掉一间厂,吃了一间厂,却輸掉全世界。

最近那鸡政府得罪了郭鹤年,给大马经济带来的打击更加大到吓人!尤其中国温家宝总理来马官访以后,那鸡政府才真正体会到郭鹤年对中国的影响力有多大!

他们为了朋党的利益,硬硬吞掉了郭鹤年的玻璃市糖厂,表面上让朋党发财10几亿,但是却造成了全民损失超过200亿!知道内情的人,又忍不住要开骂PKHKC了!

大马糖王离开大马,变成世界糖王!他在澳洲买下世界最大的糖厂,有出资100亿美金,在耶加达发展世界最大的甘蔗种植计划和发展炼糖工业;世界糖王之名,郭老当仁不让。

反观大马,为了朋党的利益,却牺牲了全民的利益。。。。对于⋯⋯知情者而言,过去几十年来,郭老对大马政府的援手帮忙,真的是仁至义尽;没有想到政府反转猪肚就是屎,只有四个字可以形容那鸡政府:忘恩负义!

有一个《秘闻》,是关于最近中国总理温家宝访马,那鸡碰钉子的。

早在温家宝总理访马之前,那鸡和他的内阁就不止一次放话,说希望中国可以通过这次访马的时候,将购买大马棕油的数额提高一倍。

大家都知道中国是大马棕油最大消费国。经济急速崛起的中国是在近年来成为大马最大的棕油市场,不过我国目前也面对印尼的强力竞争,试图以更低价格出售棕油给中国和印度,分薄大马的市场。这正是那鸡最担心的。

那鸡希望温家宝总理能够签署一份新的棕油买卖合约,将平均每个月出口到中国的10多万公吨的数量提高一倍。可是温家宝一来到大马,就告诉那鸡,那是不可能的事。那鸡犹如被当头浇了一盘冷水。

那鸡知道中国市场需求量太大了,就算每月进口100万公吨的棕油,也不是问题。那么,问题在哪里?

问题就在:糖王郭鹤年不答应!

为什么糖王郭鹤年能够影响中国购买大马棕油的决定?

中国全国的食油市场是由谁垄断的呢?中国的食油市场老大,是《金龙鱼油》食油;占了全国食油市场将近40%!而金龙鱼油食油的大老板,正是郭鹤年!

想想,温家宝代表中国政府购买大马棕油,回国之后这些棕油交给谁去加工提炼成食油?当然就是民间企业啦!金龙鱼油食油公司不答应吃下这些货的活,你叫中国政府怎样消耗掉?

那鸡从一开始就傻呼呼的,根本不知道郭鹤年在中国竟然有这么大的影响力。他当初帮着朋党逼郭鹤年让出大马糖王宝座的时候,绝对没有想到这么快就得到报应!

郭鹤年被逼离开大马,心里当然非常不爽,要知道大马建国初期连航空业人才也没有,是联盟政府恳求郭鹤年的父亲帮忙设立马来亚航空公司的。

70年代大马海上航运业也真空,是大马政府亲自派代表去香港邀请郭鹤年帮忙,郭鹤年为了国家发展,将自己的集团业务暂时放下,回来大马协助政府设立国家海上航运业,这才有了后来的MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COPERATION,简称MISC。

连老马也多次遇到经济商业难题的时候找过郭鹤年帮忙,甚至当年马华的陈群川遇到新泛电官司,无法缴交保释金,都是郭鹤年两肋插刀帮忙搞定的!这表示,大马历任政府,从联盟到国阵,都欠了郭鹤年不少人情。但是大马政府竟然打完斋不要和尚,过桥抽板,硬硬以〈不批准白糖起价〉,〈必须国有化〉等等借口把郭鹤年在大马的基业给吃掉!大家说,这是不是忘恩负义?

70年代邓小平东山再起,宣布中国走改革开放路线的时候,最需要海外华裔企业家鼎力相助;最早坐言起行走进中国帮邓伯伯开拓中国市场创造经济奇迹的大企业家,香港是霍英东和李嘉诚,大马企业家就是郭鹤年第一个响应邓小平,在北京建造中国第一家五星级大酒店:香格里拉大酒店!

凭着过去30多年和中国政府领导层建立的深厚关系,郭鹤年的影响力之大,绝对是那鸡无法想象的。这就是为什么在这个帖子最前面说:他们为了朋党的利益,硬硬吞掉了郭鹤年的玻璃市糖厂,表面上让朋党发财10几亿,但是却造成了全民损失超过200亿!

郭老的糖厂被僵尸肥婆的家族硬生生吃掉,想他老人家叱咤国际商场,几曾受过这么大的屈辱?更何况还是自己一心一意帮助了几十年的祖国政府?而那鸡根本没有想到,他得罪了糖王的后果竟是如此严重。

【吃了一間廠,輸掉全世界。】--名句精华。

糖王这边才离开大马,那边立刻宣布收购澳洲最大的白糖制造厂,制造白糖的某种原料,就是由这家企业供应给全世界糖厂的,当然,包括被僵尸肥婆家族吃掉的玻璃市糖厂。

接着在今年初,郭老再宣布投资100亿美金,在印尼开发世界最大甘蔗种植区,还有先进的炼糖厂。世界经济不景,大马政府周游列国招商,外资来马的总投资额一年才多少亿?郭鹤年单独一人给印尼的单一项目投资就高达100亿美金!各位,看到这里,你会不会很想对那鸡夫妇大骂一句:PKHKC!?(不明PKHKC,哈哈)

现在郭老态度摆到明,中国和大马政府以前签下来的购买棕油合约照跑,但是,想增加购买数量?免谈!印尼的棕油比马来西亚更多,价格更便宜,加上现在他在印尼投资这么多钱,印尼政府当然把他当财神,什么都好谈。更何况印尼一直虎视眈眈,希望能够从大马手中抢走中国的买卖棕油合约。

至于中国购买冷冻榴莲,根本就是在无法得到更多棕油购买的承诺之下,中国给大马的CONSOLATION,安慰奖而已啦!哈哈哈!中国人有吃榴莲的习惯吗?你要花多少时间和心思去推销大马冷冻榴莲?泰国榴莲在中国都未必卖得好,更何况是冷冻榴莲?

在商言商,谁敢一下子将价值数百万美金的冷冻榴莲推进一个完全陌生的市场吗?万一中国人的接受度不足,时间久了面对退货问题,怎么办?血本无归啊!做生意是这样的吗?别傻了!

今年初,当郭老宣布在印尼投资100亿美金的消息见报之后,我看到一些人批评郭老不爱国,宁愿将这么多资金拿去印尼,都不照顾大马人;我就一直为郭老叫屈!你们忘恩负义把人家的基业吞掉,让郭老含恨离开大马;现在看到郭老不鸟大马市场了,你们有资格批评他吗?

追根究底,人家宁愿在澳洲和印尼大量投资,都不看你一言,应该怪谁?

顺便跟大家报告一下:郭鹤年不但是中国的酒店大王,食油大王,世界糖王,他还是coca cola汽水品牌在中国市场的专利权拥有者。他在中国涉及的业务极多而且多元化。为中国制造许多就业机会的商机,是中国中央政府领导人非常敬重的一位企业家。他讲一句话,份量绝对不会比一些外国领导人低。

他也是直到目前为止,唯一一位从来不接受大马皇室授勋的大马大企业家。很多人写他的时候,理所当然地称他《丹斯里郭鹤年》,事实上他并没有这些勋衔,也不稀罕。他不是丹斯里,也不是拿督。
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A revolution in Malaysia
First he took a major step to sweep aside all the historical baggage and irrational emotional misgivings to sign a deal with Singapore to exchange the railway land with comparable parcels of land. This brought a lot of ire from the old guards who criticized him for being a softie.
Then he talked about treating all the racial groups more equally to the displeasure of his UMNO radicals. Some even accusing him of selling out the interests of the Malays.
His minister also made an affront to conventional wisdom by wanting to limit the sales of properties to stop speculations and a spiraling of property prices.
Now he did the unthinkable, by abolishing the controversial Internal Security Acts that had outlived its usefulness and being abused by politicians to threaten, harrass and arrest political enemies.
The Malaysian PM Najib Razak is turning himself into a revolutionary of a kind that is beyond imagination. Who would ever imagine this aristocratic son of a conservative and ultra Malaysia Prime Minister taking such bold steps to change the ethos of the political culture of his country.
The changes that have started to roll under Najib will have wide ranging ramifications to the modernization of Malaysia and pull Malaysia from the doldrums of selfish and parochial politicking that is getting the country no where.
Malaysia is undergoing a revolution under Najib Razak. Would he go one step further by returning the banks and conglomerates they seized from the Malaysian Chinese and let the original owners run them back to health? Or would he be happy to let the bumiputras run them to the ground? The Malaysian economy has been stagnated for the last few decades when it could have flown off to the sky. The remaking of Malaysia cannot be done alone by the bumiputras and the bumiputra policies. Malaysia needs real businessmen and entrepreneurs to attain 2 digit GDP growth and to compete in the international markets.
The political revolution must follow with economic and social revolution.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: Tragic Reply with quote

Tragic!


Najib Tun Razak was visiting a school.

In one class, he asks the students if
anyone can give him an example of a "tragedy."


One little boy stands up and offers
that, "If my best friend who lives next door is playing
in the street when a car came by and killed him, that would
be a tragedy."

"No," Najib says, "That would be an
ACCIDENT."

A girl raises her hand. "If a school bus carrying
fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone
inside...that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explains Najib. "That
is what we would call a GREAT LOSS."

The room is silent; none of the other
children dare volunteer.

"What?" asks Najib, "Isn't there
anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally a boy in the back raises his hand. In a timid
voice, he says, "If an airplane carrying you and Datin
Seri Rosmah was blown up by a bomb, *that* would be a
tragedy."

"Wonderful" Najib beams. "Marvelous! And can
you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it
wouldn't be an accident, and it certainly would be no
great loss!"

The Principal & Staff of the school got transferred
out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: Differences between Indonesia and Malaysia. Reply with quote

Differences between Indonesia & Malaysia from a retired German lecturer P. Feisenberg who had worked in Penang during Tunku's days and in Jakarta in Suharto's time. An interesting account of his observations and gloomy prediction of the future of a young nation ...

A big divide between the two countries yet they live next to each other and both are Muslim countries.

Is this because there is a Mahathir ( and an UMNO ) in one whereas there is none in the other ?

I always tell my friend that Indonesia is not the best country in the world to work and live but since working in Indonesia for about 5 years, I don’t have the feeling that I am living in a Muslim country despite 93% of Indonesians are Muslim. 99.9% of my colleagues are Muslim and we go for lunch and dinner together and sometimes to a Chinese restaurant that served pork and there is no fuss about it. (For your information – the people who sell pork are Muslim – bosses are Chinese and employ Indonesian Muslim to cut and sell pork in the wet markets)

All 5-star hotels served pork bacon and ham for breakfast and are prepared by Muslim.

Alcohol is sold everywhere in the street… and Indonesia No 1 selling beer is “Bintang” and is brewed locally and is consumed by all Muslim openly. No issue….

During fasting month the Muslims are free to decide if they want to fast or eat as normal… no issue at all and no one catch them..

The president and vice president are elected by the people and so are the governors of the city (in Malaysia we call them Mentri Besar). No one is appointed by the President or in Malaysia by the PM.

National holidays – Hari Raya Idul Fitri is 2 days and Chinese New Year is 1 day but Christian enjoy 3 days – Christmas, Ascension of Christ and Good Friday. The Hindu in Bali has 1 day for Hari Raya Nyepi celebrated only in Bali. Wesak day is also a public holiday.

A Muslim can convert to a Christian tomorrow and then to a Buddhist the next day…and back to a Muslim. ….no issue at all.

In supermarket pork is sold side by side with chicken and beef….no issue at all…..

I can go on and on…….in short Indonesia is a very liberal Muslim country.. definitely not Malaysia. FYI our Malaysian senior government officer “suka Indonesia ”…you know why!!!

Subject: Another Report: Why I left for our ‘poorer’ neighbour — Indonesia

This writer is absolutely correct and gave a very fair view of Indonesia. I have been in and out of Indonesia for the past 10 years. Sometimes, my stay is up to one month per visit. I have worked with senior Indonesia managers as well as low level staff. I have also interacted with lots of direct sellers from all sorts of background. I have dealt with the Indonesian civil servants.

They don't talk about race. The mass media do not propagate racial or religious divides. They don't spin story of Christian fighting the Muslim or Muslim fighting the Christian. Husband and wife can have different religious belief. There is not such fuss as Halal restaurant. Tony Roma in Indonesia serves the best pork rib. In all the Tony Roma restaurants Muslim and non Muslim sit and eat together on one table. I ate pork rib, my Muslim colleagues ate beef and lamb. There is no such thing as a Halal and non Halal section.

Comparing the environment and the working culture in Indonesia between pre 1998 (Suharto's era) and the year 2008, you can see the vast improvement in Indonesia civil services.

During Suharto era, my visit to Tax office (Kantor Pajak) cannot be done without carrying cash for coffee money. The tax
officer will always start with " Pak dari Malaysia mahu chak kopi dulu". And this small favor money must be given and openly counted on his desk before any discussion.

My last visit in 2008 to the government office (Departmen Pentadbiran, you cannot use Jabatan Kerajaan. They hated the Raja), you cannot even mention anything about "Kopi". See the vast difference. SYB sent his own brother-in-law to jail. Suharto's youngest son, Tommy Suharto was jailed. Do you see this in Malaysia ?

Malaysia is rotting. And the writer is absolutely correct. If the situation is not changed, Malaysia will be the biggest exporter of maids to Indonesia, 10 years down the road. Padam muka orang orang kampong.

Muslims in Indonesia have no problem with patronizing outlets that sell alcohol or non-halal food, even if they choose not to have any. In Malaysia, the Muslims make a big fuss over small things which they claim are not halal. You may argue that there are fanatics here in Indonesia, but the number is small relative to the population. Just look around Malaysia. Everywhere you look, you get fanatics.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Malaysia's unique Prime Minister. Reply with quote

NEW MODERN MEDICINE….

A doctor from Israel says:
"In Israel the medicine is so advanced that we cut-off a man´s testicles, we put it into another man and in 6 weeks he is looking for work"

The German doctor comments:
"That´s nothing, in Germany we take part of the brain out from a person, we put it into another person´s head and in 4 weeks he is looking for work"

A Russian doctor says:
That's nothing either. In Russia we take half of the heart out from a person, we put it into another person´s chest and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.

The Malaysian doctor answers immediately: That´s nothing colleagues, you are way behind us....in Malaysia (about a year ago) we grabbed a person with no brains, no heart and no balls....we put him as Prime Minister and now....the whole country is looking for work!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: The curse of UMNO and the woes of Malaysia. Reply with quote

Interesting article by a MALAY analyst

Interesting article by a Malay analystHappenings in our beloved land, MalaysiaWritten by an enlightened Malay (a market analyst)

The Malays Are Lost And Waylaid - At The Crossroads Of A Malay Dilemma

If you happen to travel around this country and check on the statistics, especially the pasar malam, find out who runs the stalls and their businesses? Check out our beloved Chow Kit Road , and see whoowns the thriving commerce? Or visit the Pudu wet market and see who is shouting for customers at4am (even before the @#!*% crows).

Half the businesses now are with the foreigners, another half with other races, the Malays onlyhave land titles left (especially reserve land of no value).
All the GLC's are still in Malay hands, but not for long; otherwise all will be sold off in no time at all.
As a people, the Malays are not known for perseverance and enduring commitment.
They have no business acumen. Being entrepreunerial is a steep climb for thema nd the Malays have no stamina to stomach the strains and stresses. I speak from experience. They are easily swayed by circumstances.

More than half our local workforce are pendatangs (Indons, Myanmars , Nepals , Vietnamese, Banglas!)This country is not only bankrupt as said by Idris Jala, but also - telah dilelongkan.
The poorer of the majority Malays left behind will become beggars and mat rempit, mat gian, mat ragut and mat dadah (they are all subsidized by our government funding to buy their No 1 drugsof escapism to run away from a harsh reality - Metadon).
Who culled their own Malay race?
Nobody but UMNO-BN itself! I rest my case.

Since 1957 UMNO has effectively carried out the population engineering
of our country to ensure its own long-term survival by creating the
myth of a two-pronged “Ketuanan Melayu” strategy of mind control.
“Ketuanan Melayu” for the majority Malay masses who are lulled and
numbed into a feeling of being superior over the non-Malays because of
their demographic numbers; and “Ketuanan Melayu” for the favoured
UMNOputra Malay political elites through the accumulation of massive
material wealth and power for themselves and their cronies. And while
UMNO has failed by almost any measu! re you chose to gauge them – good
governance, ethics or morality – without question they have succeeded
too well in the social engineering exercise after the bloody race
riots of May 13, 1969.

The duplicity of UMNO in proclaiming 1Malaysia - Satu Bangsa, Satu
Negara -while all the while undertaking a relentless program to
whittle down the numbers of the non-Malays through a very precise and
focused political initiative is breathtaking in its effectiveness!

Consider this -

In 1957:

– 45% of the population were Chinese
-- 12% of the population were Indians

In 2010:

– 25% of the population are Chinese
– 7% of the population are Indians

Over 600,000 Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC status were
rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship and possibly 60% of
them had passed away due to old age.

Since 1957:

-- 2 million Chinese have emigrated
– 0.5 million Indians have migrated
– 3 million Indonesians came over to Malaysia to become Malaysian
citizens with Bumiputra status even if they stay less than 5 years.
(Nett gain 0.5 million and an additional of 3 million manufactured
Bumiputras like Muslim Indonesians). The most famous is none other
than Mohd Khir Toyo! who stayed for 20 years but became MB of Selangor.

In the not too distant future, I reckon Malay bumiputras may have to
worry about 2nd or 3rd generation Indonesian migrants, owing to the
virtues of hard work and thrift taught by their parents, or
grandparents, would have surpassed the majority Malays in terms of
socio-economic progress. Mohd Khir Toyo is smarter than most
local-born Malays in terms of amassing his personal wealth at the
shortest duration of time. Even Muhammad Muhammad Taib is no match for
him. That's how smart Khir Toyo is.

Instead of teaching their people the virtues of hard work and
perseverance, the UMNO warlords are proclaiming Ketuanan Melayu to
feed off the Chinese minorities like parasites. If not for the Chinese
taxpayers, the Malays will be sleeping the five footways. Of course
the Chinese isn't a threat - they are just workaholics - they want to
create wealth and prosperity so much so that no failures of any kind
is going to stop them. Not even the ultra Malay racists spewing blood
in their eyes or frothing venom in their mouths. It is envisaged the
Chinese demographics will dwindle to stabilise at 4per cent of the
overall Malaysian population but their accumulated wealth and economic
power will continue to rise to more than 75per cent of the overall GDP
of the country. That’s proof enough how steady and influential the
Chinese economic stranglehold over the majority Malays will become;
and we believe racial hatred and resentment is well likely to remain
for the next 50 years. They work hard for the money but we envy them
in our idleness.

Whereas the Indonesian newcomers went out to work before you become
awake and they are not home yet when you call it a day and went to
bed. Will the majority ! Malays consider them a threat when they
deservedly find new wealth? The Indonesians respect the Chinese for
their business acumen and diligence. Do the Malays think likewise if
not indulge in unguarded jealousy and envy?

Now the non-Malays are well aware of this tinkering and engineering of
our population and it would do us Malays no good to say that it was
UMNO’s doing and that we had no hand in what happened at the end of
the day. As a Malay I was then comfortable that UMNO was the dominant
partner in the Barisan Nasional. It was indeed comforting to know that
Malays controlled four of the five major banks. We were also in
control of UMBC, MISC and Southern Bank – all previously owned by the
Chinese. But seemingly the Chinese-owned Public Bank which is not in
our control is moving ahead of the others still in economic prowess
and competitive skills. What’s wrong with our control?

Education?

Between 1968 to 2000:

– 48 Chinese primary schools shut down
– 144 Indian primary schools closed
– 2637 Malay Primary Schools were built

Of the total government budget for these schools, 2.5% were for the
Chinese, 1% for the Indians and a whopping 96.5% for the Malay primary
schools.

The fact that 2637 Malay primary schools were built between 1968 to
2000 implied that the engineered process of retarding our majority
Malays or bumiputras is getting obvious. At the end of their schoo! l
lives, they have nowhere to go except to stay put in this country, as
like idiots they have nowhere else to go because everywhere they are
faced with a serious language problem and a communication breakdown
with others. They will, like it or not, have to support the Ketuanan
Melayu concept to survive for their freebies or welfare. The mentality
is - No need to work and money will still come. Scions of the rich and
wealthy UMNOputras will be educated overseas and return to continue to
rule over their poorer local stupid cousins.

Petronas petrol stations?

Of the 2000 station the Malays owned 99%. Yes…we the Malays were
indeed in control. In control of what? We were in control of all the
business licenses and permits for Taxis and Approved Permits (APs).

We were in control of Government contracts of which 95% were given to Malays.

We were in control of the rice trade through Bernas that bought over
80% of Chinese rice millers in Kedah. Even Robert Kuok aka Sugar King
was forced to sell his sugar franchise to UMNO crony interests so that
the Malays are deemed to be in control of the sugar market; and the
other essential basic items.

We were in control of bus c! ompanies. Throughout Malaysia , MARA buses
could be seen plying all the routes. Non-Malays were simply displaced
by having their application for bus routes and for new buses rejected.
Many local Chinese owned bus companies are already kaput in the urban
centres.

Every new housing estate being built had a mosque or a surau. None, I
repeat “no” temples or churches were built for any housing estate even
if the majority residents are non Malays! We even blare the
loudspeakers in every mosque calling for Azan at maximum volume just
so to tell the non Malays and non Muslims that we are in control!

So why with control over all these highly visible entities and
business opportunities are the majority Malays still unable to stand
tall and with pride over and above the non-Malays? We are unable to so
do because it was not the Malays that benefited from these
opportunities - only the favoured UMNOputras enjoyed the benefits, and
the poorer among the majority Malays were merely taken for a ride as
their name were used by UMNO to hijack the national agenda. The
Chinese bogeyman and the Malay hobbyhorse work wonders for UMNO to
play one against the other in their evil scheme of Divide and Rule to
suit their survival plan.

Why must UMNO constantly harped about the need to spoon-feed the
majority Malays – about Ketuanan Melayu when it is already in place
and about Bumiputra status and all the privileges and rights that goes
with that special status?

And as a Malay I want to ask the non-Malays why you still chose tolive in a country whose racist government has by its actions and deeds
done whatever it could to make you not feel welcomed as a Pendatang?
The non-Malays I know have all told me the same thing – Malaysia is
their country – they know of no other country they can call their own.
And so they stay and put up with the abuses and nonsense.

The difference now is that there are enough Malays who are ashamed by
the nihilistic antics of this ultra racist Malay political
organization call UMNO. There are enough Malays to tell the non-Malays
that we feel your pain, too. We understand your frustrations and
despair at not being treated as equals in a country you call your own.

You must remember that UMNO will never treat you as equals or partners
in progress. They want eveything for themselves. If you are not happy
you can get out. UMNO does not give a @#!*% if you're a rocket
scientist or Albert Einstein Reborn. If you are non Malay you are 2nd
class pendatang. Remember that well.

And enough non-Malays had migrated abroad to cause our country to
understand that their loss is another country’s gain. Singapore gained
the most. A loss, which our country can ill afford to sustain in the
long run. Only dumb and stupid Malay leaders deny the causes.

And more important, all these groundswell of disgust and contempt at
UMNO has manifested itself in a way these political idiots can! not
understand – losing our votes in the 12th General Elections on 10
March 2008. Say Amen for that. Instead of seeking penance these racist
@#!*% scream for bloodshed and mayhem still.

And so we wait for the 13th General Election in 2011 which we hope
will dish out the relevant karma for UMNO and its lameduck Barisan
Nasional partners. The stooges and the parasites.

Meantime understand what they have done to us all – not only the
non-Malays but also to the Malays and do not allow UMNO or Barisan
Nasional to play the race card and start their divide and rule antics
on us anymore.

You are one with me and we are two.
United we stand divided we fall.
One for all and all for one - is our game plan.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Malaysian Chinese suffering from racial / job discrimination Reply with quote

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> I was 18 in 1997, I came home half completed my high school in England because my father was bankrupted. He was a contractor, bankrupted because the licensee, Taib's uncle defaulted on paying royalty to the Government. Pocketed all the money my father gave.
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> Together with 6 of my friends we went to Komat in Sama Jaya to look for jobs as they only required MCE. To help out the family.
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> The HR lady was an Iban, on our turn she refused to give us application forms and demanded our qualifications. Without even understanding us, we were turned away. On further enquiry from us, she said, the 250 posts were all filled. It was 10.25am and the application counter just opened at 9.30am. Asked the guard to show us out.
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> Komat repeated publication for the posts for another week. We went back again and again were rejected. This time she asked us to look for jobs in China.My uncle promptly help the six of us to look for jobs from his contacts. Ironically, we all ended up in Shenzhen China, working in a micro circuitboard plant.
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> We were trained by some American to be testers as we know English. We did well, so well that within 4 years, we developed a special test using Argon emission from induced current. Testing the board even more thoroughly and 40+ times the efficiency we were doing
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> We spread to include contracts in a lot of companies of China, US, Germany and Finland. We now employ 7600 people and 1600 from Sarawak. Bumiputra or non-bumiputra who made the grade we are after.
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> I had the satisfaction to tell her all these if I wanted to. Instead I listened to all her talk about how great she had done in her former employment and now she was out on a huge VSS. How well she will do for me with her experience and how much she would like to work for a Chinese boss.
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