Archive for April 2011

Storm in the Cup Over ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’

April 28, 2011

Unlike in the USA where they have to endure TYPHOONS and HURRICANES, in Malaysia, at worst, we have to only try to stay calm when ‘Storm in the cup’ SHAKES THE NATION.

Our country has been so PEACEFUL for over 50 years since our independence, that even a ‘storm in the cup’ may SHAKE THE NATION. The latest FUROR was the proposal by an editor of the UMNO-linked Utusan Malaysia advocating ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’ movement in the aftermath of the almost clean sweep by the Chinese-based of Chinese-majority urban seats in the recent Sarawak state election.

The initial sign of storm came when the Chinese-based senior partner in the ruling BN, MCA, called for the BOYCOTT of Utusan Malaysia. In retaliation, several Malay NGOs staged demonstrations in front of both MCA and DAP KL offices, to protest against their PROVOCATIVE GESTURES against the Utusan Malaysia, long seen as the VOICE OF THE MALAYS.

Putting RACIAL PREJUDICES aside, one wonders what’s really so wrong with the advocation of ‘1Melayu, 1Bumiputra’ movement should it be taken up at all. Afterall, ‘1Melayu’ only means ‘UNITED MALAYS’, while ‘1Bumi’ simply means ‘UNITED BUMIPUTRAS’. On the same token, ‘1Malaysia’ advocated by the Malaysian PM Najib means ‘UNITED MALAYSIA’.

Infact, in 1946, when the Malays decided to be UNITED to face up to the MALAYAN UNION, which the Chinese-based DAP has re-phrased it as MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA, they formed a party called UNITED MALAYS NATIONAL ORGANISATION(UMNO). UNITED MALAYS, in Najib’s era, is what ‘1Melayu’ is all about. Infact the Alliance Party was the getting together of UNITED MALAYS(UMNO)), UNITED CHINESE(MCA) and UNITED INDIANS(MIC). And with 13 other parties coming in, it has become the BN, the UNITED MALAYSIA ‘1Malaysia’ party.

That being the case, why are the Chinese-based parties including MCA and DAP so sensitive about the advocation of ‘1Malays, 1Bumi’ movement? Is it wrong for the Malays to be UNITED under ‘1Melayu’, and the Bumis to be UNITED under ‘1Bumi’? Afterall, our country’s has shown BEYOND DOUBT, that, the UNITY OF MALAYS, in Najib’s era called ‘1Melayu’ has contributed a great deal to the PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY of the country.

So, what’s wrong with ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’….as long as all the races are united again under 1Malaysia, or MALAYSIA UNITED. And, please….no more ‘storm in the cup’.

Will Sarawak Chinese Dance To RACIAL MUSIC of DAP?

April 15, 2011

Sarawak has been the ‘CENTRE’ of Malaysia, ever since its State Assembly was dissolved a few weeks ago, to make way for the 10th Sarawak State Election, which will take place tomorrow.

Sarawak is not only the largest state in Malaysia, but its also one of the MOST COLOURFUL states with over 40 ethnic groupings, the bigger ones being the Iban(30%), Melayu/Melanau(27%), Chinese(26%).

Apart from the Chinese, all other ethnic groupings are INDIGENOUS, or BUMIPUTRA of Sarawak. Meaning, the BUMIPUTRAS make up 74% of the population, and voters in Sarawak.

Like any other parts of Malaysia, the Chinese are the WEALTHIEST GROUPING in Sarawak, dominating trades, businesses  and commerce, including the lucrative TIMBER CONCESSIONS and EXPORTS business. The political stability of Sarawak has allowed the state to develop and prosper, and the Chinese has been the BIGGEST BENEFICIARIES of the stability and prosperity.

However, the BUMIPUTRAS including the Ibans, Malays, Melanaus, Bedayuhs and others, are catching up very fast, thanks to the AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS like the DEB, which have allowed them to compete with the Chinese on a more levelled play-ground. Without the AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS policies like the DEB, the INDIGENOUS ethnic groupings would have been overwhelmed by the Chinese, who have been more advanced and sophisticated in trades and businesses….they would have fared worse than the INDIGENOUS GROUPINGS in Kalimantan, Indonesia. In Indonesia, the 5% Chinese population is controlling over 90% of the country’s economy, forcing MILLIONS of their INDIGENOUS population, male and female,  to ‘cari makan’ in other countries including Malaysia.

The past one week witnessed how agressive DAP is in trying to win over the support of the Chinese in Chinese-majority urban constituencies. DAP’s ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ seek to abolish any race-related policies like the DEB, and seek to provide ‘equal opportunity’ for all.

The BIG QUESTION  is,  will ‘equal opportunity’ ensure  FAIR DISTRIBUTION of wealth accross the multi-ethnic population. How to ensure that the MORE ADVANCED Chinese in the field of trades and business will not dominate and overwhelm the others, like in the game of MONOPOLY, where the RICH WILL GET RICHER and the POOR GETS POORER.

Majority of Chinese voters may be driven to dance to DAP’s musics. Why not we follow the path of ‘equal opportunity’  in all aspects of life, when the Chinese will surely dominate and overwhelm the others? Why should we care about the Malays, the Melanaus, the Ibans, the Bedayuhs, and others? Why not we compete on the basis of MERITOCRACY…where the best will win…and the winners will take all!!!

This is the question the Chinese voters will have to answer by tomorrow…to dance to the RACIAL MUSICS of DAP and surge forward infront of all others in grabbing the country’s wealth, all for themselves…or to look right and left, and share the country’s cakes with the others, especially the smaller  and helpless INDIGENOUS groupings and tribes.

Until today, all the INDIGENOUS GROUPINGS are only shielded and protected, by the benovalent AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS policies of the BN Government…..against the TYRANNY OF GREEDINESS.

Will the Sarawak Chinese BREAKAWAY and SURGE AWAY from the remaining 74% of the population, in their quest for wealth and prosperity..all  for themselves??

Would Anwar be Spared Under Islamic Laws?

April 8, 2011

For the past few weeks, news about the so-called DEMOCRACY UPRISINGS in the Arab countries, and TSUNAMI in Japan, have been dominating the world air-waves. However, in Malaysia, those news were eclipsed by the emergence of what many believe to be ANWAR IBRAHIM SEX VIDEO.

The UNVEILING of the 20-minute SEX VIDEO  to selected journalists and politicians by the so-called ‘Datuk Trio’ received MIXED RESPONSES, as usual accross political divide. Pro-BN supporters welcome the unveiling of the video…and seek to proof the AUTHENTICITY of the video, as another proof of HOW IMMORAL Anwar Ibrahim is, and HOW UNFIT he is to seek leadership role in the country.

The opposition supporters were fast in CHORUSING Anwar’s claims that the video is yet another POLITICAL CONSPIRACY by UMNO to tarnish his image further, after his image was SEVERELY DENTED by the SODOMY 2 High Courts proceedings still in progress. Despite police’s findings that the original video is AUTHENTIC, and the appearance of  a  ‘soft part’ of the video mainly in pro-UMNO blogs,  which many believe to have convinced most people that Anwar Ibrahim is indeed the ADULTERER in the video, opposition leaders and supporters still pretend to be BLIND by denying the involvement of Anwar.

Under pressure from NGOs and Parlimentarians, the the Government is considering the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry(RCI) to probe deep to the bottom of the SEX VIDEO, despite the UNUSUAL opposition from Anwar’s own family and the opposition parties. Assuming that the RCI eventually establish the involment of Anwar as the ADULTERER in the video, would Anwar be STONED TO DEATH for committing ADULTERY, had HUDUD LAWS being implemented in Malaysia?

Certain pro-Anwar NGOs would like to see ‘Datuk Trio’ be hauled to the Syariah Court for QAZAF, or FALSE ALLEGATION. According to their understanding of QAZAF, any one making REPORT on ACTS OF ADULTERY against another person, is required to bring on 4 WITNESSES to support his/her reports. Otherwise, it would be treated as FALSE ACCUSATION, and the accuser would be punished by 80 LASHES of canning. 

There have been intense DEBATES among Muslim lawyers and scholars on the PERMISSABILITY of bringing AUTHENTIC VIDEOS, like the CCTV IMAGES,  to Syariah Court as evidence in the absence of 4 WITNESSES. However, the debates have been centred more on the PERMISSIBILITY of AUTHENTIC VIDEOS as AN ALTERNATIVE to the requirement of bringing 4 WITNESSES.

Not many, or rather none at all, raised the question whether MILLIONS OF PEOPLE watching an AUTHENTIC VIDEO, can all be regarded as WITNESSES under the Islamic Laws. Should WITNESSING OF ACTS IN AUTHENTIC VIDEOS, be weighted as EQUIVALENT to watching LIFE ACTS IN HOTEL ROOMS, can Anwar be sure that he would be spared under Islamic Laws?


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