Its very simple to understand Chinese Dreams. Browse through blogs like Malaysia Today, and within minutes, if not seconds, you’ll come across such a dream. Today, within minutes of thumbing into Malaysia Today, I’d come across one of such dreams. It was written in response to an article by RPK which touched on American Dreams. I believe the one who sent the post is Chinese using the name of MrHot, March 30, 2012 18:09:37 :
The dream that we want would never happen in this beloved country of us called Malaysia! Simply because the African-American have “Choon Toi” to realise their dreams where else in Malaysia the non-Malays have no “Choon Toi” to fight for what they want. Perhaps among the non-Malays, our Indian, Iban, Dayak, Kadazan brothers and sisters have more “Choon Toi” than the Malaysian Chinese. I am a Chinese but sad very sad indeed, in Malaysia my race is the least with a “Choon Toi” to fight for their political right. All the Malaysian Chinese “Choon Toi” was gone, ‘pohchik’ or vanished after May 13th 1969. On top of that all the Malaysian Chines “Choon Toi” was squeezed left, right center by evil UMNO for the last 50 years, and do you know what is the funniest things regarding the No “Choon Toi” Malaysian Chinese? You can see them all in the MCA! Dreams to have a Chinese PM for Malaysia could only be possible if all the Rakyat irregardless of race give zero vote for Parliament and DUN to MCA! Listen, MCA though I am a Chinese, I despise and abhor you to the core and I’m not alone! Period!
I really wonder, how a Chinese brain like that belonging to ‘Mr.Hot’ was BRAINWASHED into believing what he stated above. Almost every sentence was written with so much GRUDGES against the Malays/UMNO. While, almost every statement contradicts what he himsel would feel, touch and experience in his daily life in our beloved country Malaysia.
First and foremost, lets consider the economic standings of the Chinese in this country. Despite the New Economic Policiy(NEP) which reserves certain percentage of opportunities to the Malays/bumiputras, 80% of Top 100 Richest Persons in Malaysia are Chinese. Whilst the NEP was supposed to prepare the Malays/bumiputras to compete for opportunities on ‘more level playing field’, the Chinese were never deprived of their rights to establish businesses, and propel them into corporate and conglomerate entities. The phenomenal success of the Chinese in economic sphere is clear proof that there is NO DISCRIMINATION whatsoever against them by the Malays/UMNO.
In the field of education, the Chinese in Malaysia enjoy ‘special treatment’ compared to their counter-parts in other South-east Asian countries. Chinese in Malaysia are allowed to have ‘Chinese-typed schools’ despite the presence of GOVERNMENT FULLY-FUNDED NATIONAL SCHOOLS. ‘Chinese-typed schools’ are essentially PRIVATE SCHOOLS, but they are also partially funded by the Government….aren’t they special. Even the Malays do not have their own ‘Malay-typed schools’. And now, over 90% of Private Universities are owned by the Chinese, and due to the high fees charged, only the very rich parents can afford to send their children to such Private Universities…hence the over 90% Chinese students enrollment.
The only area the Chinese may be seen to be lagging behind the Malays is in the field of POLITICS, or POLITICAL POWER.
However, the Chinese need to ask themselves, have they been discriminated in any way politically? Is there any laws stopping the Chinese from taking part in elections, forming political parties of their own, entering into alliances with others parties? Is there any laws stopping the Chinese from becoming a Members of Parliment, Ministers or even Prime Minister!!!!
Its time for them to realize that in democratic countries like Malaysia, its the decision of THE MAJORITY which matters. And in our political syatem, whoever wins the support of THE MAJORITY of elected Members of Parliment will elect the country’s Prime Minister. So far, no Chinese MP has ever enjoyed such a majority support to become a PM. However, the Chinese in Malaysia can be proud that perhaps have more ministers in Malaysia than all other countries outside GREATER CHINA AND SINGAPORE put together. There might be certain number of ministers in Thailand and Filipines from among the Chinese, but they are ‘assimilated Chinese’ who do not even use Chinese-sounding names, and may not be able to speak Mandarin.
It took over 200 years before the Americans elected a SEMI-WHITE President. It may take them another 300 years before they can accept a ‘FULLY-METALLIC’ (I’m just borrowing a term used by a DAP leader in Perak) President. And that scenario is against the background that America was a VACANT CONTINENT before 16th century….meaning the WHITES themselves were essentially immigrants from England, Ireland, Spain and other European countries. Yet, despite their EQUALITY, and despite quite sizeable Chinese population, I have not come accross any congressman or mayor with Chinese name in America.
In comparison, the Malays have inhibited and ruled over the lands of Tanah Melayu, part of a larger Malay Archipelago since TIME IMMEROBLE, before history books were written, and before Arab, European and Chinese explorers sailed through the narrow straits between Sumatra and the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu peninsula.
So, my fellow Malaysians among the Chinese….please erase you unjustified GRUDGES against Malays/UMNO. Your immigrant forefathers were received well by our Malays/bumiputras forefathers. They were very wise to leave us the ‘Social Contracts’ which became the embodiment of our Federal Constitution, to provide WIN-WIN co-existence among all races in decades and centuries to come. Lets refrain ourselves ‘rocking the boat’, and do not let the Malays yell back at you, ‘Chinese, what a dream’….
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