Archive for February 2011

Ripples of Pro-Democracy Uprisings Reaching China?

February 27, 2011

The past few weeks witnessed PRO-DEMOCRACY UPRISINGS spreading like wild fires throughout the Middle-east. Sparked off by a SELF-BURNING incidence in Tunisia which ignited public uprising which forced the country’s President into exile, similar PRO-DEMOCRACY UPRISINGS led to the departure of Egyptian President Husni Mubarak, and are shaking the existing leadership in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, and several other Arab countries.

Such UPRISINGS, particularly in Libya which is developing into BLOODY CIVIL WAR, has prompted interventions by the United Nations, to put a halt to BLOOD BATH between the forces loyal to Khaddafi and  and those supporting the uprising. The UN Security Council has even passed a resolution to impose sanctions against Khaddafi and his family, including freezing their assets.

Out of the 15-nations UN Security Council, there are 5 PERMANENT MEMBERS, namely the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China. Whilst the first four PERMANENT MEMBERS of the UN are healthy democracies, not many realize that the fifth, People’s Republic of China, is still ruled by an AUTOCRATIC COMMUNIST REGIME. It was not long ago that  Tiennamen Square in Beijing, China, was scene of hundreds, if not thousands, of China’s own PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS been crushed to their deaths by columns of army tanks of the People’s Liberation Army of China.

It appears that the ripples of PRO-DEMOCRACY UPRISINGS in the Middle-east are reaching the GREAT WALL of China. China’s COMMUNIST REGIME is reportedly VERY NERVOUS about the development, and is reportedly beginning to filter certain news items into the country, including the internet, to prevent such UPRISINGS from affecting the 1.2 billion population of China.

Its high time, that a permanent member of the UN Security Council, be forced to accept the PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY, in the same way the Security Council is POLISING events in the Middle East.


Transformation of Sabah and Sarawak Within Malaysia

February 21, 2011

Of late, many blogs, including MT People’s Portal, were filled with articles, mostly trying to portray that Sabah and Sarawak were unfairly treated by the Government of Malaysia. To prove their points, they portrayed that both Sabah and Sarawak are lagging behind the other West Malaysia states, the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, in term of overall development.

Not many realize that, at the time of formation of Malaysia in 1963, Persekutuan Tanah Melayu were a fast developing country, being the largest exporters of TIN and RUBBER in the world. While, Sabah and Sarawak were then STRETCHES OF DENSE EQUITORIAL RAIN FORESTS, punctuated by pockets of human settlements, by the various INDIGENOUS ETHNICS GROUPINGS, apart from pockets of IMMIGRANT CHINESE enclaves.

Accross the South China Sea, Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, in English Malaya, had been over 5 years INDEPENDENT of the British rule. After 5 years, the British found out how capable UMNO Malay leaders were in administering the multi-racial Malaya, especially in maintaining PEACE and HARMONY among all the rakyat. The UMNO-dominated three-party coalition of UMNO, MCA and MIC were the stabilising factor, to ensure that the rakyat were focussed on developing the country, rather than fighting one another, as happened in many African newly independent countries.

Unlike Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, there was NO SINGLE ETHNIC GROUPING strong enough to be EFFECTIVE RULERS of both Sabah and Sarawak, should the British decide to grant independence to them. The various INDIGENOUS ETHNIC GROUPINGS were then too adverse and diverse, to set up a Government, to take over from the British. In many ways, Sabah and Sarawak were LIABILITIES, rather than ASSETS, to the British. But, to let go Sabah and Sarawak on their own would be like leaving an infant in the RAIN FOREST JUNGLE.

Down on the southern tip of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, Singapore was then still ill-prepared to be an independent city-state. They did not have their own army or police. The communists were then very strong, and there was a real possibility that the communist would take over Singapore. The British was anti-communist, and would not let Singapore be victims of communist take-over.

To solve both problems in one shot, the British decided to INJECT Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore, into Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, and make them independent as part of a new political entity called MALAYSIA. Malaysia was officially formed on 16th September 1963, consisting of 11 states of former Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, and 3 new states, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore. However, due to PAP’s Singapore INSISTENCE on the concept of ‘Malaysian Malaysia’, Malaysia decided to EXPEL Singapore from the Federation of 14 states in 1965.

Since the independence of Sabah and Sarawak in 1963 as part of Malaysia, both states were transformed from VAST TROPICAL RAIN FORESTS to what they are today. The various INDIGENOUS ETHNIC GROUPINGS were then exposed to educations, good medical services, and all other Government services.

In a way, it was the ESTABLISHMENT based in Persekutuan Tanah Melayu which has UNITED the various ETHNIC GROUPINGS in Sabah and Sarawak. Without the role of ESTABLISHMENT in Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, there would be NO SINGLE ETHNIC GROUPING strong enough to form an effentive Governments to unite the states.

The people of Sabah and Sarawak should NEVER FORGET the role of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in bringing them up from INFANTS to ADULTHOOD. When you become ADULTS, please do not forget your parents who had brought you up.

I can not blame certain ETHNIC GROUP who like to send their elderly parents to OLD FOLKS HOMES. They are simply UNGRATEFUL to their parents…

REAL CULPRITS In Creating Racial Tension

February 19, 2011

My latest article before this was entitled ‘Highly-Racially-Charged 2010’, after which I have not written much in this blog, but was compelled to gauge the outside world by debating in other blogs, mainly the pro-opposition blogs.

Today, when I descended into one of my favourite ‘playgrounds’, the MT People’s Portal, I came accross many CUT&PASTE post, some even by writers from outside Malaysia, who subscribe to the perception that the present UMNO/BN Government is the party playing the RACIAL CARD for its survival.

Having read all the INTERNATIONAL RUBBISH being served there, I have a few brief comments to make:

1. Malays will never encroach into the Chinese’s RIGHTS to run businesses, to run banks, to become millionaires and even billionaires. And Malays would not mind the Chinese playing SECOND FIDDLE(in film industry, they call it supporting actors) to Malays in politics. However, Malays will never accept the Chinese trying to ‘divide and rule’ the Malays, in order to be KING-MAKER’ like what DAP is trying to do.

2. Its a FALLACY that the 153-related policies only benefited certain ‘Malay elites’ close to UMNO. Those policies have benefitted the Malays ACCROSS THE BOARD. Access to tertiary education has allowed MOST Malay families to have at least one or two of their siblings graduating from IPTAs and secured good jobs. Who benefited? Their families in the kampungs benefitted. Its a NATURAL TENDENCY that successful Malay-owned companies would employ Malay managers, technocrats, accountants and floor workers. That’s how WEALTH is distributed down.

 3. RACIAL TENSIONS are quite new phenomenon in Malaysia. For over 50 years, Malaysians were living by and large, in PEACE and HARMONY. The present ATMOSPHERE OF RACIAL TENSION only started in the run-up to 2008 GE. Many still do not realize that it was THE OPPOSITION who started playing the RACE CARDS, to provide life-line to political survival of Anwar Ibrahim, with the support of DAP, who took advantage of Anwar’s predicaments. Anwar was the one proclaimed that UMNO have been discriminating the Chinese, and he was the one who promised the Chinese to abolish policies like NEP….all in order to get Chinese votes for himself, to salvage his political career.

 4. Anwar-Kit Siang HATE CAMPAIGN against UMNO managed to stir up Chinese voters. With the timely emergence of Hindraf, claiming that UMNO was involved in ethnic cleansing against the Indians, Pakatan made some gains in 2008 GE, giving further hopes to the Chinese…the time has come to push aside terms of SOCIAL CONTRACT.

5. Sensing that the Chinese are beginning to ‘naik kepala’ by beginning to questions TERMS OF THE SOCIAL CONTRACT, provisions and policies related to the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS, MALAY RIGHTS NGOs began to emerge, includingl. No doubt, their emergence increase the tension further.

However, lets not forget that, the present HIGHLY-RACIALLY-CHARGED Malaysia is the results of ‘pakatan’ Anwar-Kit Siang, hatched in the run-up to the 2008 GE, rather than being planned or started by the UMNO/BN Government or the Malay NGOs.

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