The Malays are not ready for PM Najib’s liberalisation policies

At the recent Invest Asia 2009, Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak announced the liberalisation of the Malayisa economy.  The 30% Bumiputra control on new issue IPO and Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) mandatory requirements have been lifted.

The New York Times has the story:

Malaysia Dilutes Its System of Ethnic Preferences

By THOMAS FULLER

Published: June 30, 2009

BANGKOK — Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, announced Tuesday a major rollback in the system of ethnic preferences that has defined the country’s political system for almost four decades.

The new policy would severely weaken a requirement that companies reserve 30 percent of their shares for ethnic Malays, the country’s dominant ethnic group.

The 30-percent rule was once considered politically untouchable, and Mr. Najib described the change in policy as a “tricky balancing act.”

Malaysia has long given ethnic Malays and members of other indigenous ethnic groups — known as bumiputra, or sons of the soil — political and economic privileges. But that system has come under strain amid growing resentment by minority groups and poorer Malays.

The government offers bumiputra discounts on houses, scholarships and other perks. But some benefits, like government contracts and stock-market allocations, have been beyond the reach of working-class Malays.

Anger among Chinese and Indians, the country’s main minority groups, over the ethnic preferences was perhaps the main reason that the opposition made large gains in elections last year that nearly dismantled the governing coalition led by Mr. Najib’s party, the United Malays National Organization.

“We want to be fair to all communities,” Mr. Najib said in a speech in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital. “No one must feel marginalized.”

Mr. Najib’s success in rolling back the ethnic preferences will depend in large part on his ability to hold together his coalition and fend off a resurgent opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim, a former finance minister.

Mr. Anwar, who leads a diverse group of opposition parties, has promised to undo the system of ethnic preferences.

By positioning himself as a reformer, Mr. Najib, who came to power in April, appears to be calculating that he can stave off opposition advances and be seen as an agent of change.

“The world is changing quickly, and we must be ready to change with it or risk being left behind,” he said Tuesday.

The change would leave some ethnic preferences intact and come with caveats. But it would dilute one of the most important components of what is known as the New Economic Policy, introduced in 1971: the requirement that companies listing on the stock exchange sell 30 percent of their shares to ethnic Malays.

That requirement was scrapped for companies already listed on the stock exchange and reduced to 12.5 percent for initial public offerings. The requirement will remain in place for “strategic industries” like telecommunications, water, ports and energy.

Mr. Najib also said he would lower barriers for foreign investors. The government would eliminate a special vetting process for foreign companies wanting to invest in, merge or take over a Malaysian company, he said.

“The global economic crisis is amplifying the need to be a preferred investment destination,” he added.

Malaysia’s trade-dependent economy is expected to contract by 5 percent this year.

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The excuse is that this will pave way for greater particpation in the Malaysian economy, being the 17th most important trading nation. It came as a subsequent announcement of the liberalisation of 27 subsectors in the financial and capital markets, as PM Dato’ Seri Najib’s maiden policy shift from previous Prime Ministers.

Many thought that ultra-Malay eyes will roll for this untimely announcement. Some even regard the announcement made is not well thought through proposition, that will actually throw spanner-to-the-works. This bold move is regarded by ‘siesmic’ by Malaysian-born Straits Times bureau Chief Carolynn Hong. She is ensure how UMNO, the custodian of the Malay struggle will react to this:

Will Umno buy Najib’s vision? — Carolyn Hong

JULY 3 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took office on April 3 saddled with the image of a tired Umno politician. But that look may well be changing.

On Tuesday, just days before his 100th day in office, he dropped a bombshell of an announcement on the Malaysian economic landscape. Given how politicised the economy is, it proved to be a major whammy on the political front as well.

A key part of the Malaysian psyche was shattered when Najib announced the removal of a decades-old quota on Malay ownership of public-listed companies.

Companies will no longer need to sell 30 per cent of their shares to Malays. Instead, they will reserve at least 25 per cent of shares for sale to the public, of which half must be sold to Malays. That works out to 12.5 per cent, and if there are not enough Malay takers, the requirement will be waived.

Close watchers of Malaysian politics will recognise that it is a seismic shift.

The pro-Malay economic policy was never meant to be that narrow but Malaysia’s politicised economy meant that the 30 per cent quota had become a sacrosanct right a Malay leader ought never to question, much less quash.

In reality, it was a source of patronage and bred cronyism. Many politically connected businessmen became rich on the quota, evoking resentment among the Malay masses and minority races.

Najib disclosed that of the RM54 billion worth of shares sold to Malays from 1985 to 2004, only RM2 billion remain in Malay hands. The rest had been sold. So much for the original intent of building Malay equity.

The move breaks one major link of the patronage chain.

It comes on top of other measures like the scrapping of the Foreign Investment Committee which oversees Bumiputera participation in businesses. Earlier this year, he liberalised 27 sub-sectors of the services sector, and the financial sector.

Last week, he announced the creation of a merit-based National Scholarship.

What prompted these moves? Has Malaysia made a clean break from affirmative action?

Rita Sim of Insap, the think-tank of the MCA, says he was forced to act by circumstances.

“He has no choice. Malaysia needs to be more competitive and of course, he needs to win back support for the Barisan Nasional,” said the Insap deputy chairman.

The ruling BN was hit badly in last year’s general election when voters deserted it in droves.

An aide to the Prime Minister said Najib was concerned over Malaysia’s declining competitiveness.

“He’s made it clear that he wants to tackle the structural problems. His overarching theme is 1 Malaysia, and this can be seen from the measures,” he said.

The aide acknowledged that there was a lot more to be done for the rural masses — who account for the bulk of Umno’s support — but said Najib was starting with the big structural issues.

1 Malaysia is Najib’s slogan of sorts. It appears to mean a policy that takes into account the interests of all races. Put another way, he is attempting to shift the balance towards injecting more meritocracy without completely abandoning pro-Malay policies.

Hence, along with the liberalisation, a RM500 million private equity fund was set up to develop Bumiputera businesses.

Even the scholarship scheme is merely a new category. There will still be a racial quota in some categories.

Critics like Universiti Malaya law professor Azmi Shahrom see such changes as merely papering over the cracks, rather than any serious dismantling of policy.

He pointed out that the system is still a lopsided one.

To him, Najib’s aims are purely political — to weaken the opposition rather than to deliver real reforms.

“He needed to cut the legs off the opposition, and what better way than to hijack their platform,” he said.

But Najib supporters see it as keeping a delicate balance. There is already some dissatisfaction within Umno about these changes, though a fairly silent one so far as the government had taken pains to prepare the ground.

Over the last month, it met Malay editors and opinion-leaders to explain its policies, and the top Umno leadership was also briefed.

There is bound to be unhappiness. Years of prickly race relations have heightened sensitivities, and to some, the moves appear to be a capitulation to the minorities’ persistent demands.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin admitted that there are rumblings on the ground.

Well-known blogger Zakhir Mohamad wrote that the new scholarship scheme challenges the notion that scholarships are part of the affirmative action policy.

Opposition PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang has also raised objections.

“We want equality for all races but at the same time, the Bumiputeras must be given the strength,” he said.

Umno chieftains fear that Najib’s new approach would be used in a fear-mongering campaign among the rural Malays, especially in a by-election in Kelantan in a PAS stronghold on July 14.

Umno has decided on its message: the Malay agenda is still there but new ways are being designed to uplift the community and distribute wealth to the masses.

Some Malays agree. A Malay political analyst, for instance, says Malay self-confidence can grow organically only through genuine competition in an arena like the National Scholarship.

But it is harder to convince the masses. While surveys by the independent Merdeka Centre do show a more nuanced Malay sentiment, the overall sense of insecurity remains.

“He’ll find it very hard to keep a balance,” said Sim of Insap.

Najib, a strong party leader with widespread grassroots support, will thus have his work cut out for him to persuade his party to follow his new path.

Meanwhile, his critics remain sceptical about his ability to implement the changes.

All things considered, his image may be changing but the transformation is far from complete. — The Straits Times

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True enough, Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was one of the first to reacxt adversely to this.

Bernama.com has the story:

Dr Mahathir Not Happy With Liberalisation Policy

By: Ramjit

PUTRAJAYA, July 6 (Bernama) — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted he is not too happy with the liberalisation policy introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as he feels it will erode bumiputera interests.

He said while the New Economic Policy would not in any way hamper Malaysia’s development vis-a-vis other developing countries, the liberalisation process would stifle the progress of bumiputeras in the country.

“The fact is that the bumiputera quota has not been met, while that of non-bumiputeras has been increasing, and the new policy introduced will only worsen the situation,” he said when asked to comment on Najib’s administration which will reach 100 days on July 11.

Dr Mahathir, however, admitted that there were some good policies under Najib’s administration, for instance, the Key Performance Index aimed at improving the performance of government leaders.

“This (current administration) is better than the previous administration,” he further said.

Dr Mahathir had earlier received a visit from a delegation of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR) at the Perdana Leadership Foundation office, here, Monday.

The MSCVR was formed in 1955 by a group of vintage car buffs in Melaka and is still active throughout the country.

— BERNAMA

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Already, many is talking about PM Dato’ Seri Najib is compromising what is close to the Malays for the Chinese support, which significantly eroded the 8 March 2008 12th General Elections. This politically motivated economic policy change will definitely affect the tricky manouvering of the nation busilding process with already too many variable for consideration and inadvertently redraw and allign the socio-political landscape of this nation.

Are the Malays and Bumiputras ready for the policy changes which tantamount of the dismnatling the New Economic Policy (NEP), with all the mitigating variables such as the global financial crisis, the political tsunami and the erosion of Malay support for UMNO (the lead and managing partner of BN controlled Federal Government), at this point of time?

The fact is that, NEP was introduced as an affirmative action plan to narrow the socio-economic gap between the Malays and Bumiputras, who are 65%  of the population and the Non Malays, which also include foreign owned equity back in 1971. It was crafted after the bloody racial riots of 13 May 1969, where the Malays, who were already developing a deep dissatisfaction of being under developed and felt ‘ignored’ from mainstream development, resulted to violence after being insulted with anti Malay racial tones by KL constituencies election victors DAP and Gerakan. PM Dato’ Seri Najib’s father, Second Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein managed to get almost all the representatives of the stakeholders in Malaysia to sit down and agree on an ambitious affirmative action plan that would strengthen the position of the Malays and Bumiputras, without taking into other peoples’ existing wealth and opportunities. New wealth and economic opportunities would be created for this social transformation agenda.

NEP was a in philosophy, spirit and implementation a holistic socio-economic transformation agenda which focused on rural development and poverty eradication programs. Education, infrastructure and economic development plans were the core of the bold affirmative action plan. All political parties, which include Gerakan and PAS (who were then Oppositions) agreed collectively with the plan. Chinese chauvinist DAP is the only party who was vehemently opposing to the NEP.

NEP was supposed to developed the Malays and Bumiputras from extension of the on going economic activities and not taking what is owned by others. NEP was designed to give the Malays and Bumiputras 30% share of the economic cake, which is a reduction from the foreign owned equity then. The Non Malays, primarily the Chinese would expect to get 40% of this economic cake. The remaining, would be left in the hands of the foreigners, especially the British and Europeans, who were the plantation and industrial owners during independence time.

The Malays and Bumiputras only managed to achieve 67% of what NEP started out. However, post NEP saw the Non Malays, particularly the Chinese actually owning 60% of the nation’s economic cake. This was actually more than what the NEP was set to achieve for the Non Malays.

Many felt the NEP was implemented by the Government and without willing active participation of the Non Malays. Despite being a Government policy, the nation has a whole as a moral obligation to ensure NEP is successful and comprehensively met all its objectives. The success of the NEP is pertinent to socio-political stability of a multi-ethnic/faith Malaysia. This instability has proven to be very prickly for a nation to progress, such as in Indonesia and Fiji, where indigenous people revolted against the more well placed and economically superior immigrants.

The Malays and Bumiputras still need the comprehensive programs under the NEP. In some ways, the specific programs under the NEP may have placed the Malays and Bumiputras as professionals, business onwers and even as world class corporate players. However, holistically it has not achieved what it was set to be. The NEP has a pivottal role in building a united Malaysia in diversity.  The nation building process must be made with significant and active participation of the Malays and Bumiputras, in the economy.

In actual fact, NEP is a translation of what is enshrined in the Federal Consitution. Any attempts to change the primary components of the NEP such as scholarships and the quota system must be enacted through the Parliament and with the expressed consent of HRHs Rulers.

If the Federal Government under PM Dato’ Seri Najib is approaching to revive the economy from the liberalisation of the capital markets and inducing FDIs, then the method is at least 20 years old and obsolete. The realiance on foreign funds, who is suffering from their home base and now seen to be scuttling is really not the best way to generate the economy. The country has already enough capital to sustain and generate economic growth. The more pertinent approach to weather this economic storm  is to holistically induce:

1. Create higher aggregate demand

2. Create higher value exports, in terms of products and services

3. Improve to competency, skillsets and productivity of the Malaysian work force (to cater for 1 and 2)

4. Bring back Malaysian investments and talents abroad, particularly from places like Singapore, where both is experiencing a migration to a ‘third host’

5. Further develop niche markets, such as Syariah-compliant financial and capital markets (something that Malaysia started as early as 1983 with the formation of Bank Islam and Syarikat Takaful)

The liberalisation means that foreign funds, especially in the financial and capital markets which failed in the West are now lurking for a new host. Despite suffering heavy losses in Wall Street or The City, the reminisence of these funds will easily mop up still healthy equity of the Malaysian financial and capital markets. The loss of the control of this here will have a far reaching Jewish Neo Con re-colonialisation agenda.

The thinning of the wedge started during PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s tenure, where previously announced mega projects that were supposed to generate growth and sustain the road map for realising the industrial status of Vision 2020 such as the double tracking railway project, the Scenic-Bridge-replacing-the-Johor-Causeway and Bakun dam and aluminium smelting plant in Sarawak were abruptly cancelled. Even successful Malaysian industries such as Proton was left to rot in favour of foreign cars importation and the potentially-knowledge-based-economic-catalyst MSC were never acticely developed. The Federal Government non-challant attitude towards projects such as the Sepang International Circuit much envied Formula One allowed rivals like Singapore to get a footing. Instead, academically-non-implementable-and-exhorbitantly-expensive economic corridors were put in place and oil royalties meant for economic development were used in worthless projects such as Moonsoon Cup were enacted. The Terengganu people got an useable mosque in the middle of the river and recently the roof of the brand new stadium collapse.

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah adopted Western style economic policies and plans, such as making Khazanah controlled GLCs focused on ‘return on investment’ instead a tool to effectively help the nation building process, abrupt increase of retail petrol price by RM 78 sen to a whopping RM 2.70 per litre, which had a spiral effect on the economy and cost of production and living (still unable to be rectified till present!) and emphasis of trade relations with the capital-intensive-West instead of emerging economies within Asia and the under-developed-human-resource-rich nations. In pegging against the worthless but much traded US Dollar was also lifted instead of developing a strong gold-backed medium of exchange. In hindsight, all these were proven to be futile.

PM Dato’ Seri Najib should stop taking Western prescription to solve our problems. The Malay/Bumiputra element is the key of  deciding the best approach to solve our own issues. The unilateral and hasty decision dismantling of the tools to derealise what has been enshrined in spirit and letters-of-the-law will have far reaching damning effect to the nation.

The Malays and Bumiputras are 65% of Malaysians. If they are not ready for this liberalisation, then Malaysia is not ready for the liberalisation. PM Dato’ Seri Najib should realise Malaysia should objectively realise its own existing talents and capital, to revive the economy. PM Dato’ Seri Najib owes it to the Malays and Bumiputras first, who are the power base behind UMNO/BN’s all these years. It is the Malays who made these sacrifices, then its wrong to sacrifice the NEP for the people who did not ensure BN got voted in the last 12 GEs.

 

 

 

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  1. ‘The Malays and Bumiputras are 65% of Malaysians. If they are not ready for this liberalisation, the Malaysia is not ready for the liberalisation. PM Dato’ Seri Najib should realise Malaysia should objectively realise its own existing talents and capital, to revive the economy.’

    The problem is are these 65% OF Malaysian willing to put the 65% of effort? Most especially the UMNOputra only want handout with effort. They just want free lunch. Free wealth and share from the non Bumi’s business who is willing to put 110% effort to attain wealth. Wealth do not fall from the sky but it need hard work and effort. Those who is willing to work will get it.

    Malays already got the 30% of wealth EVERY TIME a new business is public listed. The problem is the UMNOputra who got the share sale out the Malay by saling ALL share and keep the money for themselves only without the other poor Malay enjoy the fruit.

    Regarding luring the best brain from overseas. DO you think those best brains who consistently rejected by the gov when they score the best result and still rejected for scholarship will come back to Malaysia while other countries like Singapore continuously offer them opportunity will come back? The answer is NO. These best brains are those rejected under the NEP policies. Singapore is one of the major countries who indirectly benefited from the NEP. As long as the NEP is in place, Singapore will have no worry of getting Malaysian best brains.

    • Have you spoken personally with any of these crossovers on whether they regret swopping citizenship of a land with the thousand smiles for a tiny island that REQUIRES everyone to work HARD from day zero to end of life?

      Some Malaysians are happy with a simple lifestyle that does not require slogging just to survive a day. They are blessed with clean air, beautiful rivers and mountains, bountiful harvest and gardens. With minimal effort they are actually living the life of a much sought after resort-style living.

      Malaysian BEST brains are still in Malaysia, it’s just that YOU do not know them for you to TRULY appreciate.

      • Judging from 2nd class comment, I can only assume that what he/she is actually saying is that Malaysian best brains are not Malay and most Malays are not competent.This is typical type of comment that we often hear from the non-malays in Malaysia, yet we the Malays are always the one that being label as racist but not them.

        I am not really against this new liberalization approach made by our new PM as it can be one of the effective tool to revive our economy,but what I am afraid is that if any liberalization efforts are done without carefully taking the Bumi’s welfare into account, it will only resulted to more social imbalances in the future.

        For example,I did copy the link of one job’s ad before in bigdog blog,which was posted by one of the biggest IT company in Malaysia which in the job details clearly stated that mandarin language is strictly compulsory.Surprisingly,our fellow 2nd class who speaks so much about merits defend this company as he said this company has no choice but to hire Chinese to increase their competitiveness.Maybe,we should ask 2nd class,why is that to be financial analyst in this country,ones need to be well-versed in Mandarin ?

        What I’m actually trying to say is that,yes indeed,liberalization will boost our economy and hence increase more job opportunities in this country,but how much of this opportunities are available to be grab for the Bumi’s especially for the crucial type of job that required specific skills ? I am UiTM graduate with financial background and I have good grade too.But from my experience, before I get to my job right now in Maybank,when I went to job interview with some financial institution company then,often that the type of job that being offered to me are sales type of job like financial advisers/agent and back office job which I believe even SPM leavers can do similar type of work.Perhaps, this private company believe that the Malays only suit for this type of post?

        Luckily in Maybank I get the chance to work in Investment banking side which I can say I am lucky to be able to learn so much right now in the industry that being well known dominated by the non-malays.Hopefully,this time with this new reform economic policy,Goverment has it plan to make sure that the Bumi’s interest are still remain intact in their agenda and not just making existing problems worse instead of better.

  2. Why should the Malays forced to give-up all their rights to ungrateful “Bangsa Asing” in Malaysia? This is Malay Land. Do whatever best for the Malays, give whatever could to Malays. Instead of 30% equity, please raise to 65% equity to Bumiputera. That was the spirit behind giving the citizenship to Bangsa Asing.

    I love to be labeled as Malay Racist. Coz I am a Malay Racist.

    • Aku setuju sangat!!!!

      Kenapa DSN begitu beralah dgn org Cina ni! Bukan dia bagi BN undi pun kalau DEB dihapuskan!

      Pas pun dah sokong pertahankan DEB!

      PENGHABISNYA YG RGUGI IALAH UMNO!

      DSN TAK KAJI KE MANA DTGNYA DEB YG BAPAK DIA SENDRI UJUDKAN NI?????

      Idea utk adakan AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLANaka DEB dtgnya dari Tun Tan Siew Sin selaku pres MCA. Maknanya org Cina sendiri sedar kedudukan & kekuatan ekonomi org Melayu amat penting utk jamin kestabilan, agar org Cina juga yg senang utk berniaga!

      APALAH BANGGANG SANGAT ANTI MELAYU NI!!!!

      NAK HAPUSKAN DEB & KEMUDIAN BILA ORG MELAYU TERSEPIT MCM PRA-1969 & MAHU TENGOK ORG MELAYU MENGAMOK SEMULA????

      SIAPA UNTUNG KALAU BERLAKU PERGADOHAN KAUM LAGI?????

      Tuan BigGuy,

      Tolong siarkan komen ni!

      Generasi sekarang kaum pendatang ni memang sengaja ENGGAN HAYATI SEJARAH & MAHU PROVOK ORG MELAYU SECARA MENGHINA!!!!

      Kapir ada dua jenis. Zimmi dan Harbi.

      Jangan biarkan keadaan sehinggakan ujud ‘kapir harbi’ dlm Malaysia ni!

    • I think you are a patriotic Malay.

  3. BigDog,

    What is the Point of DS Najib Sloganeering 1Malaysia if he does not practise what he preaches… And the main thrust of 1Malaysia is to strip off the special priviledges of the Malays and make everybody as One for Equality….

    Its natural for a Man on Crutches to protest when the crutches is taken away from him… But does he need the crutches?
    It seems that in the past there were perfectly healthy Malays wearing crutches and pretending they needed them!

    Do you need crutches BigDog?? (and I don’t mean because you are too heavy!)

    • joe black and 2nd class (phew ironical names)

      would you consider carpark lots for the handicapped, statutory rape laws, filial piety laws, domestic violence laws, human trafficking laws as affirmative or degrading?

      these laws are obviously DISCRIMINATION

      imagine the RICH minority living in castles, fearful for their lives from the POOR majority who sees these new people “stealing” and “transforming” their land, way of life, religion, well-being and FUTURE

      Do you seriously think the majority poor will allow the RICH robbers to live happily ever after

      Indonesia had such episodes and of course the 69 riots

      If the authorities revamp the exam format, don’t be surprised that the results might just favour the Malays

      Tests and exams at present capitalise on memory which is basically manipulated by mugging. If these measures are tweaked to actually test intelligence and talent, wonder what will happen to the hardworking and ‘scared to lose’ types, armed with tutors and 10-year series.

  4. Jika Nizar dikatakan boneka DAP, NAJIB pula BONEKA MCA!

  5. “On July 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm ray Said:

    I think you are a patriotic Malay.”

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    YES, WE ARE PATRIOTIC MALAYS. WHO ARE YOU TO QUESTION US? THERE’S NOTHING WRONG OR UNLAWFUL TO BE PATRIOTIC MALAYS.

    HIDUP MELAYU !!!!

    • It was meant as a compliment, my dear.

      I salute patriotic Malays, I am one too.

  6. To you Israel/Apartheid racist Malays the Industrial Co-ordination Act is still in place if you care to look carefully. Your ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ shit is still alive and kicking. Stop being such pathetic racist cry babies.

    ‘Hidup’ Melayu

    • Hey

      The Indians are allowed to be racist indians in india, even to be protesting racist indians in australia.

      Why can’t the Malays be racist Malays (read that as patriotic to Agama, Bangsa dan Negara) in Tanah Melayu?

      Poor vinnan, perpetually frustrated

      • We can always Repel any Act that are inconsistent with the Perlembagaan Malaysia. Shoul any Act enacted and approved, it will ultimately be “null and voi”. Read carefully the Perlembagaan Malaysia do you Vinnan paria!

  7. Kalu pihak cerdik pandai dan celik Ekonomi yang ade dalam UMNO diam saje,bermaana:

    1.UMNO tidak berubah dan tidak mahu berubah kerana ahli UMNO yang ade jawatan dan kepentingan tidak akan bantah.
    2.UMNO akan di lihat sebagai menjaga kepentigan peribadi UMNO dan bukan pejuang hak orang Melayu dan Bumiputra.
    3.Pihak pati lawan dan pembangkang dapat kerja nya dipermudahkan kerana kalu ade PRU dan PRK mu,kemungkinan 2008 di ulang dan lebih teruk lagi perbedzaan undi.
    4.Aliran wang asing akan bertambah masuk DAN JUGA keluar mengakibat kan kadar pertukran wang asing menjadi tak terkawal.
    kesian UMNO.
    changkat lobak
    arjuna waspada.

  8. Sdr BigDog;

    “Perkara 4.
    Undang-undang utama Persekutuan.
    (1) Perlembagaan ini ialah undang-undang utama Persekutuan dan apa-apa undang-undang yang diluluskan selepas Hari Merdeka yang tidak selaras dengan Perlembagaan ini adalah tidak sah setakat ketidakselarasan itu.”

    Kepada semua Melayu. Apa jua Undang-Undang yang diluluskan oleh Parlimen yang mengurangkan Kuasa Raja-Raja Melayu, Islam Agama Rasmi dan Kedudukan Hak Melayu, pastikan ada antara kita mencabar Undang-Undang tersebut di Mahkamah kerana tidak selaras dengan kehendak Perlembagaan Malaysia.

    TO VINNAN PARIA, Whatever Act that reduced the RIGHTS of MALAY RULERS, ISLAM AND BUMIPUTERA though by an Act of Parlimen, is considered NULL AND VOID. Do you (Paria Vinnan) understand that ???

  9. Tell me what the Industrial Co-ordination Act is if not please silence yourself to hide your stupidity, you UMNO b”””””””. The ICA was never repealed only suspended. You like your tempe Toyol in Selangor thinks all Malaysians are stupid. Oh! I get it now your racist UMNO brain is just too stupid to be able to comprehend what the ICA is all about. Poor stupid racist UMNO m'[‘];. I pity your inability to use your brain.

    • Why so venomous vinnan? You should be thankful that many of your friends are something like the Tamil Tigers.

      Relax.

    • dearest vinnan

      in the land of the blind, the one-eyed citizen is MINORITY

      if this one-eyed fella sees evil, that is his terrible fate and he suffers psychosis ever after

      the others will remain the happy MAJORITY and in a democracy majority rules, period

      friendly advice, see a psychiatrist

  10. 1. I am proud to be called malay racist and ultra malay and will defend till the last blood.
    2. I think malays are ready but the MALAY LEADERS are not because they are so full of shit that the malay people became like a second citizen. That include Najib.
    3. PAS? it does not what malay is.
    4. Other races? They are 9 richest man in malaysia that are not malays.
    5. PRK? their advisor is the reason people like Najib have to suck up to other races for their votes.

  11. hidup melayu hidup khir toyol oops sory ni jawa pula hidup melayu sejati.

  12. People like 2nd Class and Joe Black have to understand and accept 1. The Social Contract 2. The Constitution of the country. If they don’t, read up, ask, or say so here and I’ll be willing to explain.

    Most importantly, they have to respect and live by the Constitution. It’s the highest set of laws from which all other laws in the country are derived. All Malaysian citizens have to abide by the Constitution. It’s the prerequisite, the very basic requirement, a minimal proof of loyalty to the country – I’m not even talking about love for the country or patriotism which requires such proof as a willingness to defend, fight for and die for your country.

    Please don’t tell me you must have what you want first before you show loyalty to this country. If you want things that will somehow mean abandonment of the Malay Rights under Article 153 of the Constitution, the Malays may ask you if you are prepared to abandon your citizenship. This is because the Malay Rights were in exchange for non-Malay citizenship.

    Understand history and the circumstances leading to the framing of the Constitution.

  13. Some of the arguments on why the Bumi 30% equity quota needs to be retained in this article and the comments section are just silly. Please read the following article on why the 30% equity ‘appears’ not to have been achieved:

    http://www.futurefastforward.com/component/content/article/2031

    Name calling, race bashing and other insults whether to Malays, Chines or Indians just shows the immaturity of the commentors in this blog.

  14. Yes! I agree with you the Malays will never be ready for the kind of liberalization that Najib appears to have unleashed on the Malays. This is certainly going to mean the little that they have come out of the shell, has gone to waste as they will now all recede right back to where they feel very safe. Just like tortoises and all those shell fish.

    Yes the Malays have got to be repeatedly told that they need the handicap that they possess otherwise the non-Malays like this writer will only take easy advantage of them. It is just not possible for the Malays to move up life’s social and economic ladder without all that they have had over the last 51 years!

    The Malays have to ask, what were they before Merdeka. Better still, what were they before 1970? Yes, they were Javanese, Sumatrans, Bugis, Minagkabaus, Tamils, Malayalees, Siamese, Yunanites, Kelatanese, Patanese and what have you.

    Yes, it was the constitution that brings them all together as one. Its not because they are of any common genetic stock. No sir. Its not biological. It is a political notion and an idea. And the Malays owe it to this idea and they owe their existence and their privileges and handicaps to that idea. If it had been biological, then Malays would have had wings, and they’d have bionic limbs and eyes and ears and they’d all be singing and dancing like Michael Jackson as wished so for them by UMNO!!

    Yes, that is what UMNO would like you all to think. UMNO would like all Malays to think and to believe that they are indeed handicapped. That it is UMNO that equalises for them the unfair advantage that the others are supposed to have because of some God manufactured distortion that just happened to them.

    Yes, that is what UMNO assumes when making its position known. It is the position that UMNO takes of its flock. It is the position that UMNO sees as the only justification for its existence.

    This is the position and the assumption that has to exist in order to validate Mahathir and his thinking and his policies. Remove these assumptions about Malays and everyone would see Mahathir’s lie. Mahathir himself will see how valueless he really was over his 22 years as the premier. Does that explain for you why Mahathir is aghast about this liberalisation of Najib’s?

    Not too long ago I gave Mahathir till the year end before he begins demonising Najib like he did Badawi. It now looks like at least Badawi had more than a 100 day honeymoon before he saw Mahathir’s venom. Can someone tell the old man to just go to hell?

    Hey, I am not anti-Malay. I am more sympathetic really. Sympathetic because there are a lot of them out there who actually believes the bullshit that UMNO espouses to them about them. I cannot believe any of the attributes that arise out of the assumptions about Malays apply to people like the host of this blog or Rocky or any number of my Malay friends whose personality, and whose individuality I can only envy and be proud that they would count me as a friend.

  15. After 100day with Najib as our PM, I will not vote UMNO again. Are you un-doing your father’s policies? I went to U with gov scholarship, thanks to DEB.

    I am working in a multinational company, with a nice position. I work hard to be in my current position. DEB only helped me to get a start.

    Questions to Najib:
    [1] Who have been your loyal voters – Malays or minorities?
    [2] What are you doing now? To punish Malays to gain “unsure” votes from the minorities?
    [3] Don’t you know that most of MCA and MIC representatives have been elected because of Malay voters?
    [4] DEB helps to propel Malays. Even though I am not a politician, I alway remember my own race.

    May be I should vote for myself in GE13.

    Regards

  16. Bagus selepas ini ramai la umat ISlam yg tetap akan jadi bodoh bahasa inggeris terutamanya di pendalaman..

    Dan bagus kerana bahasa tamil dan cina juga telah di martabatkan..

    persoalan disini.kenapa pihak yg menagung-agung kan bahasa malaysia tidak mendesak supaya semua sekolah tak kira kebangsaan atau jenis kebangsaan mengajar bahasa melayu,kerana ini akan memmertabatkan bahasa melayu kepada semua rakyat malaysia.

    Kalau setakat nak ajar bahasa malaysia kepada rakyat melayu sahaja baik tak payah..

    Bagi pendapat saya,org-org yg menentang PPSMI adalah org yg tidak memandang jauh kehadapan dan mementingkan diri sendiri.. cuba tanya Pak Samad Said dan kawan-kawan nya apakah yg telah mereka lakukan untuk memartabatkan bahasa malaysia dalam teknologi dan sains?? Jawapannya tiada!!

    PPSMI bukan utk memertabatkan bahasa,ia adalah utk penguasaan ilmu sains dan teknologi.. Dan dalam bahasa inggeris sekali pun bukan bertujuaan utk mempelajari tatabahasa atau lenggok bahasa tetapi utk memahami proses dan fakta.

    Sungguh sedih sekali org yg kononnya berilmu rupanya cetek pemikiran mereka.

    Ini termasuk PM,TPM,semua menteri,semua pemimpin PAS dan kuncu-kuncu, semua pemimpin melayu PKR dan YANG PALING BODOH adalah PAK SAMAD SAID serta KAWAN-KAWAN nya..

    wassalam

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  18. Terrific site! Mice job, keep it up!

  19. To all those disagree with both BN and PR, how about forming new party?

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