Jiranku, Tionghua

A scene from ‘Sepet’

The first response of the 13GE shocking results as it rolls in at PWTC on the evening of 5 May 2013 came unexpected. As soon as BN has got the mandate and formed the Federal Government, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak admitted on the “Chinese Tsunami” and an immediate remedy he mentioned was “National Reconciliation”.

One cannot help but immediately zoomed in on National Laureate Datuk Usman Awang’s poem on the meaningfulness of ‘Masyarakat Muhibbah‘, especially from the scars of the darkest history of modern Malaysian inter-ethnic relations some forty four years ago:

Anak Jiran Tionghua

 

 

Begitu kecil ia berdiri di tepi pagar

Kilat matanya memanggil Iskandar

Siapa lalu siapa berkaca

Melihat keduanya bergurau senda.

 

 

Anak Tionghua kelahirannya di sini

Di bumi hijau ladang-ladang getah dan padi

Ia bisa bercerita untuk siapa saja

Di sini tanahnya dan ibunya bersemadi.

 

 

Bumi tercinta resapkan wahyumu

Jantung mereka adalah langitmu

Darah mereka adalah sungaimu

Nafas mereka adalah udaramu.

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However, this one is from the heart of someone who feels the current socio-political climate is as warm and cheerful comparable to any mid November in Geordieland and making the call for some people who call themselves ‘Malaysians’ to step forward and demonstrate their loyalty and patriotism in the true sense:

Aku Pilih Malaysia

 

 

Aku Melayu

Engkau Cina

Aku tak pilih untuk jadi Melayu

Engkau juga tak pilih untuk jadi Cina

 

 

Tetapi Melayu itu memilih untuk Merdeka dari Penjajah

Engkau bersekongkol dengan penjajah untuk survival dan berniaga

Melayu pilih untuk jadi Askar Melayu dan pertahan negara

Cina pilih untuk sembunyi senjata, jadi Komunis dan Bintang Tiga

 

 

Melayu pilih untuk bersatu dan perpaduan demi Malaysia

Untuk itu, Cina, Sabah, Sarawak dan termasuk Singapura setuju untuk PILIH jadi Malaysia

Teguh bersepakat mendukung pemerintahan ‘Kongsi Kuasa’

Sama sama ada peranan untuk bangunkan negara

 

 

Masa Presiden UMNO persembahkan pada Raja Raja

Sebagai timbang rasa persediaan untuk Merdeka

Syarat warga Perjanjian Malaya 1 Feb 1948 diketepikan sahaja

Terima sejuta jadi rakyat tanpa sebarang helah dan bicara

 

 

Namun Cina itu juga pilih untuk sokong dua ekor badut dari PAS dan PKR durjana

Untuk MENGHASUT Rakyat Malaysia Membenci Malaysia

Cina pilih Lim Kit Siang dan Tian Chua dengan lantang bunyinya

Yang tergamak memfitnah Serangan Lahad Datu itu ‘Sandiwara’

 

 

Aku tak pilih jadi Melayu

Engkau Cina pun tak pilih jadi Cina

Tetapi kalau kita dah setuju pilih Malaysia

Maka kita sama sama jaga Malaysia

 

 

Dan tolak serta ambil tindakan kepada badut badut celaka ini

BUKAN engkau Cina semua SOKONG badut sial ini

Yang seluruh pelusuk tidak henti henti menjalankan aktiviti

Menghasut masyarakat Cina melihat Melayu dengan perasaan benci

 

 

Terkinja kinja macam kera kena belacan masa ‘Blackout Lima-Kosong-Lima’

BUKAN engkau Cina semua diam dan tak ambil tindakan segera

Keatas anak anak Cina yang Kurang Ajar dan Biadap lakunya

Dan suka suka terbalikan bendera Malaysia

Atau suka suka hina Raja Raja

Mengkhianati prinsip prinsip Rukun Negara

 

 

Aku tak pilih jadi Melayu

Aku pilih Persekutuan Malaysia

Aku juga PILIH tak mahu hormat pada Cina yang tak hormat konsep Malaysia

Yang terbukti membelakangkan prinsip prinsip Rukun Negara

 

 

Kalau engkau dah tak pilih semangat Malaysia

Maka engkau Cina pergilah cari lain negara

Ramai rakan taulan sedara mara yang telah hijrah melata

Mencaci tanah air tanpa sedikitpun rasa duka tercela

 

 

Kalau engkau masih nak pilih Malaysia

Maka engkau perlu BUKTIKAN engkau Sayang Malaysia

Dan ambil tindakan atas mereka yang merosakkan Malaysia

Dan menunjukan patriotisma dengan syaratnya tiada

 

 

Malangnya, jauh bahang dari bara

Engkau Cina benci Utusan Malaysia

Tetapi engkau Cina sokong akhbar akhbar Cina

Yang artikelnya bersifat rasis dan chauvinis belaka

 

 

Aku pilih Malaysia

Bukan sengaja aku cari sengketa

Datuk tidak kering gusi berpesan sentiasa

Jahat jangan sekali tapi buat baik biar berpada

 

 

Engkau Cina juga pilih untuk BENCI UMNO dan PERKASA

Dan mengecil ngecilkan agensi dimana Melayu jadi penguasa

Merata ceramah Chauvinis Cina engkau pasang telinga

Tanpa sedikit pun perasaan Melayu ditimbang rasa

 

 

Maka janganlah marah bila Melayu mula bicara dan mencerna minda

PILIH UNTUK MENOLAK SELURUH MASYARAKAT CINA

BOIKOT PERNIAGAAN, PERSATUAN SERTA SEKOLAH & BUDAYA CINA

YANG PENGHABIS BICARANYA TAK HORMAT MALAYSIA!

 

 

Aku Pilih Malaysia

Sebab Aku tiada pilihan lain Demi Sayang & Cintaku Kepada Negara!

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The Malays have a saying, “Tepuk dada, tanya selera“. It is self explanatory. ‘National Reconciliation’ must come as a reciprocity.

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  1. I have always considered myself an optimist. But recent developments, even in my own self-contained community, have made me doubtful about national reconciliation. I no longer trust my Chinese neighbours whose children flew home from overseas to cast their votes; I know of so-called Chinese friends who spread racist lies via the Internet, distributing non-factual propaganda to their neighbours. There were those who were quick to rebut and respond without a thread of evidence but rather using heresay instead. One cannot fathom what is in the hearts of these friendly neighbours and community members who outwardly smile at you and perhaps pretend to be friendly while holding knives behind their backs.

    I have resolved never to attend any functions of the Residents Association in the future. I will not be inviting non-Malay friends except one over for Hari Raya and neither will I be accpeting hampers from them. Turn the other cheek they say, but for me an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

    I feel sorry for myself for becoming like this now because I have always been tolerant and accepting of others and their views. But a collective hatred (90%?) is really a no-no for national reconciliation. You have chosen your side, and I have chosen mine.

    • AYAH

      Your natural reaction is fully justified as self-preservation. It is defence against an attack. There is no need to regret.

      Better err on the cautious side. They made the first move.

      Buat baik berpada pada (especially if they mean you harm).

    • AYAH,

      ‘Politics of Hate’ & ‘Politics of Hatred’ gone far deep overboard. With the help of technology, these seditious & words of hatred spread to wide across too.

      This is what actions without due care to your serroundings would do.

      Too much reckless & insensitive words uttered said, too often in their zest & firm believe that BN would fall, they come into power. And there on, everything will change.

      But it didn’t change. They charge on, & on, & on. Making much more seditious statements.

      And the nation divides wider apart.

  2. Unfortunately, this is just not a matter of race, some Pakatan reps think it’s their Christian duty to bring down the government and create their own government.
    A position supported by some Christian churches and clergy, better keep this in mind before this Chinese Tsunami also becomes a Chrsitian Tsunami next time.

  3. Mampukah Najib merealisasikan hasrat melayu? Aku rasa tidak. Cina tak takut sebab Najib akan sentiasa membela cina.

    Kita yang terbakar dalam diri. Najib ada kisah? BN kena berubah la bla bla bla ……Bangsat punya Najib. Kera dah gigit pun nak bagi susu lagi ke.

    Tapi Najib bukan UMNO.

  4. They have shown their racist card. As a natural and sensible reaction, Malays and Orang Asli need a strategy of self-preservation.

    They nonchalantly and without any guilt, challenge everything that is the essence of Malaysia. Karpal lately has mounted another challenge. It is also troubling to see chinese youth with the inverted Jalur Gemilang. This is akin to treachery.

    1 Make voting compulsory for all eligible voters.

    2 Ensure convenience is provided for elderly and OKU to vote, funded by government expenses.

    3 Make it mandatory to use Bahasa Malaysia for all communication except for international purposes.

    4 History has a critical place in the school curriculum bearing in mind PRU13 significance. This background knowledge will pose an effective counter to any malicious indoctrination.

    5 Satu Sekolah utk Semua is the only sensible way forward to address the racial polarisation emerging from inherent faultlines.

    6 If “Boikot Barangan Cina” is one method of self-preservation, then it is fully justified as consumer rights.

  5. Najib, Hishamuddin, Khairy, dan ramai lagi bukan Melayu.

    Mereka membesar di ENgland. Berfikir macam orang putih. Ada lahir di Luar Negara. Tak campur orang Melayu melainkan hanya kerana politik.

    Tak cukup mendekati, memahami dan menghayati jiwa dan kesusuahan Melayu.

    Susah parti melayu di tadbir dan dipimpin oleh orang putih

    • Saya setuju. Mereka ini tidak berjiwa Melayu. Lahir dlm golongan bangsawan, walau ayahnda pemimpin ternama tetapi anaknda2 kehilangan pedoman, merosak negara dan bangsa tanpa perasaan.Letak jawatan secara terhormat sebelum di suruh berundur.

  6. Firsly, I am Chinese. And, I didn’t support the Opposition. Don’t forget NOT all Chinese are like that. My family were strong Opposition supporters from the day they were born, but this round, a few plus me turned around. We just got fed up with their lies and destruction, creating disharmony among the 2 races. In the exact words of my mom who voted for the 2nd time in her life. First, for DAP, this time was not. I asked why she changed camp. Her answer was, ” I would like to give Najib a chance.” So, you see, not ALL went on a crazy bandwagon and soaked up every single lie they spun. I have a small amount of Chinese friends whom didn’t vote for the Opposition, we just want peace and everyone should be given a chance to do better. Najib is of no exception. It saddens me that after such a long time in living with harmony with all the other races, we have come to this. It saddens me that the Opposition, esp DAP and their lies spinning machine have brainwashed so many Chinese into thinking what they think today, not caring for the racial harmony which existed for so long. I dont blame the Malays at all. If there is one thing that should be changed, is to have 1Malaysia school. No Chinese, no Indian school, just one school for all. The hatred among the Chinese is so deep to a point of craziness, that lies have become the truth. While they cry for oppression, they simply forgot they have landed to where they are now. It is a pity. I have been called a traitor to my race, but I dont care. I married into a multi-racial family, and work in a multi-racial office. Politics aside, we are still the same and hopefully, this maintains. So, you see, it’s not every single Chinese who are like ‘them’. We dont buy every single rubbish that was fed into us. While many kept saying about the Chinese Tsunami, I also remind them there are a small minority of us Chinese NOT belonging to this group of Chinese Tsunami or whatever nonsense they are called. I remind the Chinese, when they play with fire, there will be backlash and don’t expect everything to be lovey dovey after this. I dont even want to discuss politics with relatives, they are the majority and they will win, so it’s better to stay far away. Deep down, it just saddens me because I think they are the more racist than they think or say they are. I dont chose to be born who I am today. BUT, I do choose to be what I am today. We cant change our race, but we can change our thinking. So, hopefully, not every single Chinese is all grouped into as ‘enemy’ to the rest. Not every single one of us are as moronic as the rest.

    • I understand yr feelings but that cannot deny the fact that over 90% Chinese voted for the Opposition. the behaviour of young educated Chinese is simply abhorable. In Malay, it is called ‘biadab’, ‘kurang ajar. The dap cybertroopers are disgusting. All these youths are like this because they have been indoctrinated since young through their vernacular schools to hate the malays, umno and the govt..Cannot blame the Malays for feeling so negative now.

      • I have zero respect for the cyberbulljes. They are just cowards. I didnt go to chinese school, my kids also not to chinese school. So, i dont support chinese schools. When my daughter was in high school, she befriended some chinese girls and after a while, they told my daughter they cant be friends because my daughter doesnt speak mandarin. Now, who are the real racist? you live in a country and cant even speak our national language? Those people chasing so called ‘banglas’ on election day could not even speak proper bahasa. Memalukan. Yes, they do think highly of themselves and all the ugliness came out this election. What i am saying is we are the 10% who didnt buy their nonsense. For people like my mom who didnt vote dap, her vote meant something to her. So, we have high hopes for something good. Apparently, the majority of one race seem to taint a minority few. I actually pity them, for being naive…but alas, its their choice…

    • MKL

      It is your misfortune to be a minority of the minority. You should create awareness amongst those chinese tsunami voters to be less chauvinistic.

      But you really cannot expect the betrayed Malays to forget that chinese enbloc wanted to wrest political power from the Malays. It is also difficult to differentiate your kind versus the greedy lot.

      • True. They r too blinded to see any truth. I can never ever change their minds. I am ashamed of them in the first place because they created this rift with the Malays. I dont even forgive them for this rubbish they created, so i dont expect others too.

    • MKL, I reckon you maybe the MCA or the Gerakan chinese. MCA chinese know the concept of kongsi kuasa and they respect the social contract. These are honourable partners in BN and before that the Perikatan. They know that as long as UMNO is the anchor of BN, the country will develop and prosper and all races will benefit. Any weaknesses in the delivery system can be improved. But it was the likes of DAP and PKR and the liberalist movements in Malaysia that have upset the delicate political balance in this country. The watershed was 2008. It is a pity that the gentlemen of MCA had been accused of being UMNO’s lackey and this is spread far and wide by DAP in particular and Pakatan in general. MCA understands Malaya and Malaysia but unfortunately more and more chinese for their ambition of wanting to take political power on top of the economic power have disregarded the MCA in favour of DAP. But the DAP supporters forget that there will be increase in Malay resistance and will hardened the Malay position against kowtowing to chinese who support DAP. And that is why Malays are beginning to question Najib’s political ability. Malays who are with the BN only want the social contract to be respected. For the Malays who are antiBN, well they are too sure of themselves having enjoyed the affirmative action policy in the past. We shall see where they go from there. They deserve to be treated unequally under a Malaysian Malaysia system if that comes to past and see if they can eat and be merry on liberalists ideology and fantasy.

      • MLK,

        So sorry tht you will be the collateral damage for your Bangsa’s own action. We malays have tasted our bitter pills and a hard lesson for believing chinese!! Goodbye my chinese bisness partners. U have taught me well in PRU13..

    • Sorry bro, but these pro UMNO people are too lazy to take the effort to differentiate.

  7. The question is does UMNO want Najib to continue? What does MKT members say? Many have been given good posts, so, sure they’d defend Najib, and with it, their posts.

    Note also that Tun Dr Mahathir said there’s no better alternative to Najib. Really? Some ask, how about Muhyiddin? I honestly don’t know. Others may want to weigh in on these matters.

    But I don’t like that Pekan statement also. UMNO to adjust? Not others?

    I’m waiting for the Perhimpunan Agung Umno at the end of the year. Meanwhile, anyone hears anything from the grave vine?

    I think many cannot stand any continued bending backwards for others, instead of for UMNO and the Malays. NEP, Satu Sekolah and all. Especially after the Chinese tsunami.

    • Najib like Tun Daim commented adopted all the wrong strategy in the run up to GE13. His use of himself as a rallying point to get support for BN was also a failed strategy since it was a GE for parliamentary elections Not a Presidential elections ala USA. Unless he changes tack by consulting less of his advisers and more of the Jemaah Menteri and top civil servants, as well as consulting the BN / UMNO leaders and veterans, situations will be stuck in status quo.

      • It is true that UMNO is bigger than Najib. Leaders come and go, but UMNO is here to stay – Dulu, Kini dan Selama nya.

      • The list of Najib’s advisers is long. Incl names like Jamaluddin Jarjis (who is pro-Cina) & Omar Ong (who is 100% Cina by birth).

        Others incl the PR branding team ‘Jom Heboh’ guru Farid Ridhuan, Celcom whizz kid Shaz Ramli & impact analysis expert Rita.

        There’s Alies Anor, Ku Nan & another ‘whizz kid’ Ahmad Maslan representing the party.

        Not to forget Tony Blair’s Labour Party team of three snotty nosed Brits, who are permanently housed in a posh office address in Bkt Bandaraya. And of course B H Obama’s roving strategic advisers.

        That sort of high profile team & still (in UMNO’s common term) ‘Kena Mandi’, then it’s time for Najib to ‘Mandi Bunga’.

        Lots of bunga, if I may add!

      • The so called high profile team is low in its performance i.e fail. The presence of foreign advisers will certainly bring about results that dont fit into the peculiarities of local politics. More failures. They created a sort of a ‘presidential politician’ around one man but the outcome of the GE 13 shows that this tactic also failed. Go back to the roots please. No matter how one believes that local politics can be addressed by dressing it with internationalised flavour, and globalised outlook, the issues are still local in nature. If one can’t see the forest for the trees one could end up lost.

  8. well, if there is something good about this is tsunami it is the search for answers by the malays.

    and lets not forget the bumi peoples of sabah and sarawak and our aborigines too.

    sekali bah, sekali pasir berubah.

    specifically, change has to start with oneself.

    the melayu now must be a lot more demanding of who they put up there. no more vulgarity, excesses, self-serving characters. we know who they are. dah cukup dah. no compromise.

    the fish rots from the head. and here we are today trying to sniff out where it came from. pathetic.

  9. Pre-Merdeka, the Chinese were generally stateless people.

    Some were members of business community as SMEs. They served the needs of the colonial masters. Majority were migrant workers in tin mines, plantations & trading cos.

    Then they were invited to ‘power-share’ by the Malays, even though they were only 11% of eligible voters in the 1955 general election. UMNO was generous enough to allocate the Chinese 30% of the seats.

    The Malays were very accommodating. They are willing to make room for the Chinese & didn’t ask for anything back. Not even ‘payment-in-kind’, for the accommodation being accorded to them. All about maintaining goodwill. After all, everyone is here to stay & share the nation.

    Fast forward.

    Now they control the economy. They own more than 75% businesses & control almost all sectors of the economy.

    They are no longer suffice with ‘being represented’ in the government. Now they want power!

    13GE came with the Chinese confidently the Opposition will win & they will be the new master of this land.

    But God’s grace, they failed.

    Yes, even though they only hv 38 out of 89 Opposition seats in Parliament, they are the real power-player & calling the shots.

    That’s why their insults & words of hated against the Malays are getting more verafocious.

    And I dont think they will back of! In fact, they would intensify their efforts. In more creative ways.

    What is worrying is what will the Malays do when the Chinese raise the emotional temp higher? Would they impose for all their generosity & accommodation all these decades?

  10. We Chinese are practical people. If we see a Malay Tsunami with 90% en bloc in GE14, we will see the silliness of monopolizing opposition bench. If the government doesn’t engage us anymore, we will be concerned. If the customers stop coming, we will be worried. Maybe some of us will miss 1Malaysia and wanted to kongsi again. .. but then if we are still practical and reasonable people….salam ( will avoid using 1Malaysia as l understand how Malays feel about chinese sincerity…..)

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