Telling Tiong Hua

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak challenged MCA to re-invent themselves and gain the prominence that they once commanded amongst the Chinese, so that they could continue to be the champion of prosperity in this land of plenty.

21 December 2013| last updated at 11:57AM

MCA 2013 : MCA must reunite, re-strategise to revive fortune says Najib

By Carisma Kapoor

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said MCA must reunite, restrategise, reinvigorate and reestablish to revive its fortune.

In his speech officiating MCA’s 60th annual general meeting, Najib in labeling the AGM as a “watershed moment” for the party, said MCA had to reunite after this and strive to be cohesive and united party.

He warned MCA that this was the last call for the party, and was no longer a wake-up call.

“It is too late for that,” he said.

Najib said the party had to restrategise and follow the BN formula to succeed in the future general elections.

He said the relationship between the Bumiputera, the Chinese and other communities was the basis of the BN approach and should be continued.

“The strength of MCA equates to the strength of the coalition.

“A divided house will fall, only a united house will succeed”, he said.

MCA must therefore also reestablish itself so that it is the party of choice for the Chinese community.

“These four steps depend on hard work. Nothing comes easy.”

In his speech, Najib also advised MCA to be “magnanimous and gracious”.

“Don’t be like the opposition,” he said, referring to the way the alliance had constructed lies about a blackout and some 40,000 Bangladeshis voting in the 13th general election.

Najib said this challenging the opposition who have said that they have a better vision than BN and do not lie to the public.

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MCA President Dato’ Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek’s message in his Presidential Speech that reckless handouts is not the strategic solution to alleviate Bumiputera socio-economic position and play catch up with the dynamism of the bullish economy.

Published: Saturday December 21, 2013 MYT 10:45:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 21, 2013 MYT 1:48:39 PM

MCA polls: Handouts won’t solve problems of poor bumiputras, says Soi Lek

BY FOONG PEK YEE

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

KUALA LUMPUR: The continued handouts will not help solve the problems of poorbumiputras in Malaysia, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

He said the affirmative policies should be reviewed to find out how it had worked, and where it had failed to uplift the socio economic status of the bumiputras after four decades.

Bumiputras, he said, comprised about 67.9% of the population, and majority of the lower income group were still Malays.

Majority of the households earning less than RM2,000 a month were also mostly Malays, he added.

Because of the composition, any affirmative action to help the poor would look as if it would benefit the bumiputras only, he said.

With that, Dr Chua proposed that the policy of helping bumiputras should be more target based.

“The question we should ponder is whether the New Economic Policy should be race based or need based to end poverty regardless of ethnicity,” he said at the opening of the MCA 60th annual general meeting by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Wisma MCA here Saturday.

Dr Chua pointed out the need to recognise the fact that bumiputras should not be treated as a homogeneous group because of the glaring intra disparity among the educated, rich and poor bumiputras, including bumiputras in Sabah and Sarawak.

“All right thinking Malaysians will not grudge the Government for helping the socially and economically disadvantaged group, but there will be strong resentment if handouts are given to the rich,” Dr Chua stressed.

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It is a strong statement for the leader representing the Chinese in the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition to stress the point of “There will be strong resentment if handouts are given to the rich”.

The Malaysian Government does not and have not been giving handouts to the rich.

Unless he was echoing those amongst the Chinese who perpetuate taking pot shots against those who have been selected to get contracts and/or concessions for specific projects initiated by the Government. Whilst taking these pot shots, the people intentionally connote with a tinge of racial over tone that these are examples of ‘cronyism’ practiced by Malaysia Government, particularly UMNO leaders in power.

The fact is that contracts, concessions and projects  are awarded to those who the Malaysian Government think are able to undertake and deliver.

YTL Comms' 1Bestari.Net

YTL Comms’ 1Bestari.Net

Many of these projects and concessions are awarded to Chinese entrepreneurs. An immediate example is 1Bestari.Net, a project to get all 10,000 schools be connected with 4G connectivity was awarded to YTL Communications. Amongst the losers in the bid were Telekom Malaysia and Celcom, which are GLCs.

Many believed that whatever YTL Communications could offer, TM and/or Celcom could do equally good if not for lesser cost. Yet, Prime Minister Najib as the final decision maker awarded the project to the current beholder.

It is an indisputable fact that more Malay professionals in ICT would have benefited laterally and horizontally had the project was awarded to TM and/or Celcom instead of YTL Communications, where most of the professionals and technical personnel are Non Malays. So are solution partners to the project, such as Bitara.com.

Prime Minister Najib endorsement of MDEC-YTL Comms project

Prime Minister Najib endorsement of MDEC-YTL Comms project

Another good example is when FGV wanted to expand their brown field plantations, they acquired Pontian United Plantations Bhd.  Pontian is a Chinese owned and controlled plantation company and an enormous sum of premium was paid for the acquisition.

An interesting fact about it is that not even one Chinese politician, activist and/or corporate and market analyst made a tiny toot about the acquisition of RM1.204 billion which was realised fully in cash.

Why? Chinese entrepreneurs gain extraordinarily handsomely from the cash sale to a plantation giant which is controlled and incorporated for the Malays, as an extension to the NEP.

Dr Chua must openly admit as the controller of the Malaysian business environment and eco-system, it is the Chinese entrepreneurs who benefitted the most from any projects, contracts and/or concessions awarded by the Malaysian Government. The Chinese business community control almost all upstream supply line of nearly all segments.

Ajib Gor with Dr Chua at Chinese Chauvinist Dong Zhong’s CNY celebration

Their integrated and well networked business associations provided a lot of synergy to many Chinese entrepreneurs, even several layers down the line. As such, they have the advantage of procuring materials and services at better prices, terms and even the whole chain of the delivery system.

The Malays had never been envious of this nor tried to take it away from them. What the Malays wanted is an opportunity for them to be alleviated and eventually emancipated from the ‘rural trap’ derived from the state of rural dwelling, under privileged, uneducated and lesser opportunities.

Hence, the New Economic Policy was formed and rolled out over 40 years ago.

No doubt that many Malays benefitted from this and move upwards on the socio-economic status. However, despite the implementation of this policy the economic gap between the Malays and Chinese is actually getting wider even though twenty years ago it had to narrow.

One of the factor of the widening gap is that Chinese entrepreneurs entrenched in the integrated and well networked business communities have strategic advantage when the Malaysian economy was very bullish (early to end 90s and again early 2000 to 2007). They are able to provide competitive if not lesser cost of production and distribute their products and services much better compared to Malay entrepreneurs.

This is the realism of the history of the Malaysian  process to nationhood.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were 'Subjects of HRH Rulers'.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were ‘Subjects of HRH Rulers’.

It is a cross road for MCA leaders and members should take stock. They have benefitted from the ‘kongsi kuasa’ power sharing formula since the days where only 14% of the eligible voters are Chinese ethnic. The Malays, made concession to ‘kongsi kuasa’ with MCA (also with MIC) for the sake of if they are serious in building this nation together, then the must work together as a team.

That was 58 years ago. Attempting to veer away from the formula which worked for more than half a century is to deny the ‘sacrifice’ that the Malays made such as allowing 980,000 ‘stateless persons’ to be admitted as citizens even when no proper due process were done and in actual fact majority of them do not qualify, as per stated in the previous constitution inked 21 January 1948.

*Updated 1630hrs

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  1. Sorry to say, but coming from Najib , he has no credibility or authority to advise MCA on anything since he himself has portrayed to the country how weak he is as a PM and prefers to keep silent on many contentious issues like kalimah Allah, the state of race relations in Malaysia, aping neo liberals economic policies that make lifes hell for ordinary Malaysians. With such poor track record and poor leadership image, his advice or words on
    the affairs of other component parties seem a trifle too hollow and why should others even consider or respect his views? He is a leader so aloof and disconnected with the plight of masses. At times I myself ask if we have a PM?

    • I’m not sorry at all to say that I dislike Najib’s handling of this country. Particularly his so-called economic liberalization that mutes the NEP, his rushing to high-income status irrespective of the need for leveling the playing field,

      He fraternizes with the fake-PhD Dong Zong President who talked about “multi-nations within a nation” nonsense, completely opposite to his 1Malaysia concept, which appears not much referred to since the Chinese tsunami. In handing out cash grants to Chinese schools and made several announcements favourable to the Chinese schools before PRU13, his actions appeared not in line with Article 152 of the Constitution on Bahasa Malaysia.

      So what now? MCA is going back to kongsi kuasa and Najib follows the MCA’s wish for a “review” of the NEP, whatever that means? If he does that, we must clamour for the increased achievement targets and widening the areas of economic wealth. Why should it be just 30% and why only corporate wealth? Why not commercial buildings, residential properties and other areas of economic activity as well.

      Najib must always remember that the Malays gave him 89 seats and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak about 30 seats at PRU13.

  2. Report in today’s Star on line “Eleasha’s heading to Harvard“. The report said that she’s the first Malaysian student, since 2010, to be accepted into Harvard, thereby ending what The Star called a ” drought”

    It’s to be noted that this girl studied in a private college where the medium of instruction is English, presumably. Not a ” full fledged” product of the national education system, apparently.

    So, how many other bright young Malaysians will be heading to Harvard? Or to Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford or Columbia?

    And how many of them will stay on in the US after graduating?

    So, Najib’s advice to the MCA to get it’s act together is a tad ironic.

    Because the way the world is changing, all political parties have to reform and reinvent themselves or face a future of irrelevance from a better-educated and more connected electorate.

    • Big deal! So what she’s admitted In Harvard?

      The fact is that there are so few Malays actually look to the US to school their children.

      They believe in British system anytime of the day, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

      Good Malays graduate from Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College. In law, PPE, all sorts of engineering, economics and even computer science.

      • So, the not-so-good non-Malays have to settle for Harvard, Yate, MIT, Stanford etc?

        Or, closer to home, for NUS and NTU?

        Oh, the shame of having to make do with second-class universities while their more fortunate countrymen and women get to swan around in Cambridge, Oxford, LSE or Imperial College.

        It must be giving them the mother of all inferiority complexes!

      • This “inferiority complex” thingy is very much a figment of the imagination, isn’t it? Or a political slogan used by the DAP in calling themselves MALAYSIA FIRST, CHINESE SECOND.

        Yet Lim Guan Eng officiated the opening of a building named Sun Yat Sen, who had nothing to do with this country except hiding in Penang when running away from the turmoil of the revolution in China many years ago.

        And in the process Lim Guan Eng showed a desire for the Chinese to be SUN YAT SEN FIRST, CHINA SECOND, AND MALAYSIA DON’T KNOW WHERE.

        Note that Sun Yat Sen is symbolic of the bringing down of rule by the Emperor in China and Lim Guan Eng’s act may have contributed to a sense of dislike for the Royalty in Malaysia.

        DAP has been known as anti-Malay, anti-Islam and caused the race riots of 1969.

        Btw, Mister, the Lady didn’t say “.. the not-so-good non-Malays have to settle for Harvard, Yate, MIT, Stanford etc”. She merely pointed out that while the non-Malays go to the premier universities in US, the Malays go to those in UK.

        You appear having an inferiority complex yourself. DAP, are you?

      • Can you be a champion of General Sun Yat Sen of the Kuomintang Nationalists and still glorify the Maoist Lim Chin Peng .and his revolutionary reactionism in Malaysia? This is, at its most charitable, a case of acute cognitive dissonance, but really, an instance of the opportunism of a charlatan politician.

      • It’s a fact of that majority of the Malays who attended Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, LSE etc. come back to Malaysia and have their livelihood here.

        A stream of other professional Malays are members and even fellows of UK based professional bodies such as ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasgow), RIBA, RICS and the list is endless.

        A large portion of them are offered positions in MNCs and every now and then they get to be posted elsewhere globally. However, they always find their way to be posted back home.

        Their sense of belonging of the tanahair is much deep rooted. In many ways, they are appreciative of what the eco-system of this tanahair provided for their well being and progression.

        Needless to say they have their grouses too, like intellectuals and professionals elsewhere in the world. However the sense of nationalism and patriotism is still intact.

        Unlike the Chinese, they treat Malaysia as a ‘transit terminal’. They’d continue their journey elsewhere whenever the opportunity presented itself and when they perceive the grass is greener there and the water is calmer.

        Its their ‘transactional’ attitude that they bloody care a little for what this tanahair had offered and provided for them a livelihood, when they fled God forsaken China as malnourished coolies.

    • If they had attended private colleges, went to US and stayed there, why should their not returning matter much? The country loses only in giving them free education at primary, and maybe, secondary level. And if they had done those in Chinese schools, the country does not lose much by them not returning after studies, does it?

      Do show how the country loses much by such instances and provide the statistics please.

      Kamon la, there are citizens of all the advanced countries who also go to work in countries other than their own – does that make them less advanced? How many nuclear physicists have we lost out? As for economists and the like, how do you rate their performance and if the “genius” economists migrate, how exactly will it dent the economic progress of the country? Even the US, with the best economic brains in the world (anyone disputes that?), suffers the economic highs and lows.

      More Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxbridge graduates in this country will avoid “a future of irrelevance from a better-educated and more connected electorate”? I don’t think so.

      • If that that Chinese girl don’t come back so what? For all I care she can take her mummy, daddy, brother, sis, auntie, uncle, cousins dog and cat etc…., to migrate with her.

        And The Clown who was reported to have said this,
        “so that they could continue to be the champion of prosperity in this land of plenty.”
        Should have applied for an MCA membership and not a cheap skate UMNO president.

  3. […] The “thirteen million plus Ringgit” guy rambles…. […]

  4. Cukup kesal mengapa PM bagi projek tu pada YTL.

  5. The years of neglect of carrying out their allotted tasks, duties and responsibilities have now come home to roost for the MCA. Their leadership was never qualified, educated or of a high intellectual calibre.. And politics is a life long endeavour with sacrifices which word I only heard coming out of the UMNO now and then but never from the MCA. Greenhorns or parachutists into cosy political jobs are things of the past. Even Viagra as recommended, will not fast-trek to political Nirvana, probably will cause more pain than political ecstacy ! The present MCA is a non-starter. However, veteran political pundits of the very short political history of our beloved Malaysia and its very long political complexities do know the correct answer to untie the Malaysian Gordian knot created by the MCA’s neglect of its constituents and erstwhile partners. Akan datang..

  6. Of course, my neoliberal frame of mind leads me to believe that Malaysia most probably had it coming and deserves what it gets.

    You can only rubbish the market for so long before it rears up and bites you in the butt.

    Unlimited public funds notwithstanding.

    So, if Najib’s neoliberal economic theories face off against Mahathir’s dirigiste economics, who will be left standing when the dust settles?

    Even Mahathir, in his heyday, drew the line at imposing rules on MNCs investing in Malaysia.

    Hiring quotas especially, in spite of the rhetoric from Umno then.

    So, where does that place MCA, MIC, DAP, PKR, Umno, PAS etc? On the wrong side of history, most probably.

    • There you go. “my neoliberal frame of mind”. And “Najib’s neoliberal economic theories”.

      I have this to say, mate: No Malaysian is liberal if he does not see the need for leveling the playing field for long-term peace and harmony in this country. Your term is neo-liberal, mine is pseudo-liberal. Whatever.

      Much has been written since 40 years ago on the huge economic and educational disparities between the 60% Malays and the 23% Chinese in this country being the underlying cause of the race riots of 1969. Let’s avoid those, let’s reduce those causes, let’s get the NEP going, under whatever name.

      Read what BD wrote above – the Malay-led independence-seeking team gave way (to the British twisting their arm for) the non-Malays be given citizenship right and the Malay-led government after Merdeka had even allowed nearly 1 million non-Malays to get citizenship even without due process What do you people give back in return? Surely not the race riots of 1969 caused by the DAP etc.

      Yeah, yeah, you people paid tax. Don;t you realize that the Mahathir policies have relieved the tax-paying burden from the Chinese such that for some time already the Chinese pay only 40% tax, the GLCs pay 40%, and the Malays, Indians and others pay 20%.

      “Malaysia most probably had it coming and deserves what it gets”, eh? DAP, are you?

      • Not really. I think that the DAP is a piece of work. As too the other parties. Yes, including Umno.

        You make a big issue of “levelling up”. As in most theories, it’s fine and dandy to proclaim it from the roof tops. But to put into practice – that’s the rub.

        You are assuming that the status quo will remain, and that there will be a blissful interlude from competitive pressures.

        I don’t know what environment you operate in, but in the field I am in, competition is a given, and the world doesn’t stand still for you to “catch up”.

        That may be “neoliberalism” from where you stand, but if you are operating in an environment where you are insulated from competitive pressures – then all I can say is that you are way more fortunate than I am.

        And let’s agree to disagree on this.

      • “all I can say is that you are way more fortunate than I am.” –

        Let’s get it loud and clear: Each and every Malaysian, nay, every one living in this country, irrespective whether Malaysian or not, MUST RESPECT AND LIVE BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNTRY. The sensitive clauses as well. Those that are protected by the Sedition Act. Those relating to citizenship, and the the quid pro quo, the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak. From which the NEP was inspired.

        There’s no “rubbing” or anything of the kind. You question the Special Position, others will question your citizenship right. Now the word “Berhijrah lah” or “Migrate” has become popular.

        Now, what “changing” status quo are you talking about? What “competitive pressures” are there that’ll try to disturb those sensitive clauses? In Fiji, the bloody British allowed the pendatang to become the majority. They won the general elections, but could not take power. The Army grabbed power.

        After all the explanations about the accomodating nature of the Malays pre- and post-Merdeka, if you still want to disregard the need to level the playing field, and talk about “the world doesn’t stand still for you to “catch up”, we will only say let the world pass by, and those not happy with our system and our Constitution should leave and “join the world”.

        Whether we or you are the ones “way more fortunate”, it’s merely academic. The pendatangs, who were mostly in the towns, had all the benefits the British colonialists afforded for some 80 years of colonial rule – including the Tongkat to do business in various forms – and the Malays had only 4 years of education in Malay schools, far in between the kampongs.

        And no encouragement by the British at all during the 80 years about doing business and competing with the Chinese, because the British wanted the Malays “to look after the food production of the country”, hence just letting them continue to be rice farmers and fishermen. Now the Malay-led government must help the Malays and the Bumiputeras – they gave BN 89 seats in Semanjung and about 30 seats in Sabah and Sarawak at PRU13.

      • Haba

        Excuses, excuses…..

        First, you blame the “pendatangs” for your plight.

        Now, you blame the Brits.

        Who are you going to blame next? The soulless forces of free market capitalism and neoliberalism? The neocolonialist West that is trying to force you back into economic subservience and political servitude?

        It’s never our fault, is it?

        It’s always easy to blame someone else when they are (a) hungrier (b) more hardworking (c) more determined to improve their lot – take your pick – than to blame yourself for your predicament.

        The litany of excuses is never-ending.

        And it’s far easier to make excuses than to stand up, work hard and focus on the things that matter. Like honesty, integrity and, yes, a little notion that the world doesn’t owe you a living.

        You may cloak yourself, a la Linus, in the security blanket of rights and privileges – if that is your thing.

        But don’t expect the rest of the world to play by your rules and to be cognisant of your sensitivities.

        If you feel that you can go it alone, and that the rest of the world can go take a leap in the crapper, then bully for you.

        Only don’t blame the rest of the world for moving onwards and upwards.

      • Corbulo,

        Did I blame the pendatangs? Couldn’t find the words that I did. You putting words in my mouth? You being nasty, eh?

        But I would blame anybody who tries to cause trouble in this country. Including the non-pendatang Anwar Al Juburi. Who couldn’t even accept defeat at PRU13. And you, who tries to sound funny.

        “our fault”? Your fault? If you say so, I’ll accept it. Now you are also nauseating. Accusing the Malays not blaming ourselves etc. Instead of counter-arguing what I put out. With facts and relevant arguments, instead of wild allegations, Pakatoon-style.
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        And implying we are not working hard, lacking honesty, integrity and thinking the world owes us a living, trying to make fun of us Malays, insinuating on our rights and privileges. You pass the limit already

        Look here you ungrateful ingrate, you learn the history of this country, accept and respect the Constitution and live by it. If you don’t like it, you scram from this country, migrate, get lost. Even well known personalities in this country have said if you don’t like this country, its system, the Constitution, Brhijrah lah. It means the same as the words I used against you.
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        Yes, I feel that we can go it alone, but “the rest of the world” needs not “take a leap in the crapper”, only you and the likes of you do that, ok?

        If you can’t talk in a civil fashion to others in here, why should others not do the same unto you? And I haven’t said anything vulgar to you yet, innit?

    • Economic neoliberalism is the only last oxygen tank for the free market capitalists dictated by greed and unfettered profit and wealth and the more unlevelled playing field, the better for this bloodsucking draculas. Yet they go around trumpeting to the world as if they compete on equal footing, as if they don’t receive capitalist favours, as if they are the only high achievers around, as if they start from scratch without receiving help from their fellow neoliberals. Know what? There are other market economy models that will boot out the backside of the economic neoliberals. Malaysia is just unfortunate to have a not so smart PM who believes in his advisers that economic neoliberalism is the only panacea for any economic woes facing a developing nation like Malaysia. The wealth of the nation is not just about capitalists counting profits, not just about companies maximising profits at the expense of workers, not just about lower corporate taxes, not just about granting easy credit, tax holidays and exemptions to cheapskate foreign investors who in turn employ not Malaysians but Foreign workers. PM’s zero knowledge of the downside of economic neoliberalism is proverbial and alarming. And for those who think the wealth of the non Malays were built through their own effort should think again. Without the tongkat given to them by the ever generous Malay led govt from the outset such as rice monopoly, sugar monopoly, gambling license, liquor license, casino license, where and how could capital and wealth be accumulated and multiplied manifold to venture into other sectors? It is absurd for the Kebulur to insinuate as if only their lot are more hungry for achievement, more hardworking, more competitive. That is a big BS. Instead they are also a lot more being given the opportunity through govt accommodating their demands to build separate schools, separate university which separates their kind from national schools. They got the tongkat long before the DEB was introduced. And then they turn around and blame the Malays for all of their woes, claiming they have been discriminated, that they are more hardworking and more competitive than the rest and deserve better. The ultimate aim is to have it all, lock stock and barrel. Parallel with the bloodsucking economic neoliberalism where too bad PM is one of its ardent followers.

  7. Those who say the Malays are lazy should look at the lazy Chinese

    – secret societies, thugs and gangsters who merely go about collecting “protection money”

    – Ah Longs who lend money without any license at exhorbitant interest rates, using the thugs and gangster to “force collect” repayments

    – the prostitutes who merely open up their legs and collect money

    – the massagers who massage the body, feet and even the third legs

    – the illegal so-called budget hotel operators, brothel keepers, gambling den facilitators

    – the drug pushers, distributors, runners

    etc

  8. Corb preaches, “It’s always easy to blame someone else when they are (a) hungrier (b) more hardworking (c) more determined to improve their lot – take your pick – than to blame yourself for your predicament.”

    My my … what a self-righteous declaration. Now in a highly COMPETITIVE soccer match, all your “honourable” values goes down the drains, the moment MATCH-FIXING happens. A singaporean dan tan was arrested for match-fixing. Would you call that (a) hungrier (b) more hardworking (c) more determined to improve their lot??

    In a nut shell, market forces does NOT equate to real talent at work, it invites nepotism, cronyism and of course their close cousin, corruption.

    Corb then continues preaching, “The litany of excuses is never-ending. And it’s far easier to make excuses than to stand up, work hard and focus on the things that matter. Like honesty, integrity and, yes, a little notion that the world doesn’t owe you a living.”

    Yeah right, even citizenship should NOT come cheap or FREE, right?? What a shame, pendatangs received SO MUCH tongkats from the bumiputeras and yet they are not even aware, let alone grateful for such rare graciousness.

    Bumis merely ask that their inherited cultures and lifestyle be preserved. But no these greedy pendatangs want ALL, including demolishing all kampongs, suraus, masjids, jawi, ALLAH, Raja Raja and then create a “market place” where the “competitive” pendatangs reign supreme as the new rajah while the bumis become perpetual workers in their grand “industries”.

    Poor corb, still relaxing under your psychological coconut shell. Hullo, wake up to the new Melayu world producing world statesmen, industrialists, professors, doctors, intellectuals err… even astranauts.

  9. Can’t resist this.

    Corb advises, “Only don’t blame the rest of the world for moving onwards and upwards.”

    Huhh?? I think you meant the first world countries, They are NOT moving onwards and upwards, they are moving down and out with their single parent families, missing daddies, abandoned parents, free sex, same sex marriages, declining birth rates, creation of new diseases every month … with a party-all-night-long culture. Glam and glitz – no real gems.

    Shallow and showy people go for bubbly champagne when the real McCoy is in the humble and boring plain water.

    You really see HOPE in those countries??

  10. I observe many contrary arguments here. The truth is I developed the concept to capture Sime Darby PLC in 1972 which met with the support of Tun Abdul Razak and Tengku Razaleigh. At that time, the Malays control only about 3% of the economy, the British 70% of the best, the Chinese 25% of the 3rd grade assets. My view was that it the Malays were not given an equal opportunity to do big business by buying out the British at free market prices, the other communiites would not only be locked in and could not progress. So with the assistance of interested Bumiputra agencies and 2 Singaporean corporations, Sime Darby was in Malayisan control by November 1976. Unfortunately, the early demise of Tun Abdul Razak delayed the NEP until 1981 and real Malaysain management control was in 1982. My vision was for Sime Darby of 1976 to be like Temasek Holdings Sigapore of the 21st Century. But Sime Darby has now become like and elegant British trading house of old without the Empire Preference. Otherwise, our beloved Malaysia would have been in control of major motorcar corporations like Jaguar, Saab, Vilvo etc long long ago.

  11. Here are c&p pieces that are relevant to the blog post and some of the comments in here:

    Chinese Tsunami & Those Descended from Southern China

    Practically all Chinese in Malaysia are descended from southern China. Many are law-abiding and Constitution-respecting. But a sizable number does not respect the Constitution and have been anti-Establishment all along. This is perhaps traceable to the fact that their ancestors in southern China have always been anti-Establishment, resentful of those other than their own kind.

    They themselves were descended from “aboriginal tribes which once occupied the whole of south China” – Professor C.P Fitzgerald, History of China, pg 6. And those from the north who ran away from incessant Mongol incursions at the border with Mongolia, like the Hakkas. . .

    The southerners resented being ruled by foreigners for stretches of up to hundreds of years. The Mongols under Genghis Khan conquered and ruled China for 80 years in the 13th Century. The Manchurians conquered China and Manchu Emperors ruled it from the 17th until the 20th Century. Hong Kong was ruled by the British and was returned to China only in 1990.

    The Manchu invasion of China was helped by the treachery of one Chinese General. During the rebellion against the Ming Dynasty Emperor, a Chinese General, Li Tzu-cheng, had captured Peking and proclaimed himself Emperor in 1644. But Li took the concubine of another rebel General, Wu San-kuei, into his harem. Because of the girl, the embittered Wu refused to recognize the new Emperor Li, opened the gates of the Great Wall at Shan Hai Kuan and let the Manchu Army in, conquered it and the Manchus started ruling China – Professor C.P Fitzgerald, History of China, pg 542-3.

    In this context, watch out the guy with a Rainbow in Penang who has been glorifying Sun Yat Sen of China and trying to get other Chinese in this country to look to China. And note that the British first entered Perak due to the treachery of the Kapitan Cina in Larut who, together with 44 gangsters, signed a petition for the British in Penang to assist them recover tin mines lost to rival gangs that have been fighting incessantly under the Ghee Hin and the Hai San banners, and those led to the British sending troops under Capt Speedy etc, ending in the Pangkor Treaty of 1874 and the bloody British ruling Malaya as colonizers. How treacherous those Chinese were.

    Here‘s Professor Fitzgerald’s account of the Manchus’ attitude towards the Chinese (he stayed in China for 5 years to study the language and dig the records in the Chinese archives):

    “The north was loyal, and was trusted – up to a point. The south, embittered and rebellious, was … mistrusted, and oppressed … the ever hostile south. “ – pg 545.

    Disloyalty, rebellions, treachery, then foreign wars and more rebellions (Chinese secret societies, thugs and gangsters originated from south China), suffering and misery in the 19th Century, many absconded China and found their way to the shores of Semenanjung Tanah Melayu.

    Those who don’t respect and refuse to live by the Constitution of this country carry a hangover of the mental attitude of the southern Chinese. They need to be brought into mainstream Malaysiana, but those who persistently refuse to respect and live by the Constitution, including the sensitive Articles, need to be told to migrate elsewhere, like has been said even by well-known personalities in this country. Especially to the tsunami Chinese led by the DAP.

  12. The “Tongkat” –

    The Chinese got the Tongkat right from ancient history, to even to-day, yet those in Malaysia chide the Malays of using the Tongkat. They are hypocrites, selfish, not liking history, take up Malaysian citizenship but, especially the DAP members and supporters, remain chauvinist.

    Here are examples of the Chinese getting Tongkats:

    1. The Manchus (from Manchuria, a foreign country until after World War II) conquered and ruled China until early 20th Century. They found the southern Chinese (from where the ancestors of Malaysian Chinese came) to be less educated, less advanced than the northern Chinese. The Manchu Emperors did an affirmative action policy for the southern Chinese (like the NEP for the Malays) and reserved 25% of the posts in the civil service in China for the southern Chinese. This was said by Professor C.P Fitzgerald in his book on the History of China.

    2. In Malaysia, the Chinese were given the Tongkat right from the 19th Century when Menteri Larut Ngah Ibrahim brought Chinese from Penang to work in his tin mines, hoping to modernize his mining operations. He gave mining land leases and even capital to some of them to open more mines so he could tax, build roads and develop the area under his rule. This was said by Professor Fawzi Basri in his book on the History of Perak, published by Yayasan Perak. The history of Chinese becoming rich from tin mining from there on was well recorded elsewhere.

    3. Even after Merdeka, the Malay-led Government gave Tongkat to the Chinese, like Robert Kuok in the form of the sugar monopoly which made him rich and is now a billionaire, the richest man in the country. Yet he declared recently that he is “twin-footed”, one foot in Malaysia and another in China.

    4. Then Minister of Finance Daim Zainuddin gave Vincent Tan the lottery license, easy money which made Vincent a multi-millionaire, now said to be also a billionaire. Yet he still wanted another Tongkat, in the form of the football betting license, but DS Najib decided not to issue.

  13. You sound resentful of NEP, making fun of the Malays, not accepting the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak from which NEP is derived, not respecting the Constitution of the country Article 153.

    You got Tongkats given by the British in Penang almost the moment you landed on the shores of this country in large numbers late in the 18th century. In the form of all sorts of licences to trade and do business. Then you Chinese from Penang got the Tongkat from Menteri Larut, Ngah Ibrahim, in the mid-19th Century, in the form of mining jobs, mining land leases and even capital to start new mining operations so he could tax to build roads and develop more areas under his rule.

    Then the British colonial rulers also gave you Chinese the tongkat – mining licenses, mining land leases, licenses for lotteries (easy money to raise capital for other businesses) and various kinds of gaming, licenses for trading in tin, rubber, etc. You Chinese continued to use the Tongkat after Merdeka until now. Billionaire Robert Kuok got the monopoly to import and distribute sugar and became big. Daim Zainuddin gave Vincent Tan a lottery license from which he grew big yet Vincent still wanted the tongkat for the football betting license last year.

    Be reasonable lah. You are the richest community in the country, have all sorts of exclusive clan and sub-clan associations and trade guilds to help one another and the less fortunate among you with scholarships etc (UTAR even refused RM30 million donation from a Chinese Engineer multi-millionaire), and you must not begrudge the assistance given to the disadvantaged Malays and Bumiputeras.

    You must respect and live by the Constitution fully otherwise you get lost to a country whose Constitution you can respect and live by. That’s the only fair thing for you to do.

  14. “We must go back to the tenet of MCA’s founding members – to have a fair and just society,” said the MCA Youth.

    Yes, strictly in accordance with the Constitution of the country.


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