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Understanding CAUSES of Racial Tension in Malaysia

October 17, 2015

I’m not a medical doctor. But I’ve seen enough doctors to understand the difference between SYMPTOMS, SICKNESS, CAUSES and PRESCRIPTIONS.

RACIAL TENSION is the sickness. SYMPTOMS of the RACIAL TENSION sickness include:

  1. Bersih 4.0 rally organised on the eve of this year’s Merdeka Day celebrations, attended by about 100,000 participants, 80% of whom were Malaysian Chinese. The rally unveiled intense hatred among Chinese youths against Malay political leaders, which was symbolised by their acts of stamping their feet on photos of DS Najib Tun Razak, the country’s Prime Minister and UMNO President, and DS Hadi Awang, the President of PAS.
  2. Red Shirts rally organised on 16th September, the Malaysia Day, attended by about 200,000 participants, almost 100% of whom were Malays. Certain section of the Red Shirts rally attempted to ‘storm’ into Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur’.
  3. Following the two rallies, there were FLURRY OF RACIALLY-CHARGED statements by leaders and bloggers of both sides…each describing the other as RACISTS.

These are all SYMPTOMS, not the CAUSES of the racial tension.

Back to the analogy of a doctor, the doctor has to know the CAUSES of certain disease or sickness, to enable him/her to prescribe the right medicine…to cure the sickness.

Our politicians on both sides of political divide keeps on talking about SYMPTOMS…about stamping on photos of Malay politicians…about Red Shirts attempt to storm Petaling Street….about placards calling abolishing of SJKC….about a deputy minister wanting to ‘lempang’ the Chinese…and such likes.

But what actually triggered all such acts?

Our forefathers, representing all major races, back in early 1950s, had reached certain understandings and agreements, in laying the FOUNDATIONS of the would be independent Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, including formulating the country’s FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. The formulated FEDERAL CONSTITUTION became the embodiment of those understandings and agreements. One of the key agreements  was called the SOCIAL CONTRACT, or can be more accurately described as CITIZENSHIP AGREEMENT.

By the CITIZENSHIP AGREEMENT, over 1.2 million immigrant Chinese nationals, and over 0.3 million immigrant Indian nationals, were conferred citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, in return for them recognizing the SPECIAL POSITION of the Malays as the original inhabitants and political rulers of Tanah Melayu states, which were part of the bigger Malay Archipilago. This explains certain Malay-centredness of the formulated Federal Constitution.

However, as decades passed by, the younger generation are beginning to be detached from the history of foundation of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, and later Malaysia. Worse still, Chinese-centred political parties like DAP, since its formation, have been drumming the MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA concept…which directly or indirectly call for the abolition of the Malays/Non-Malays and Bumiputra/Non-bumiputra divide.

Such CALLS and DEMANDS by DAP is indeed a major CAUSE of racial tension in this country.

Had DAP and their Chinese supporters accepted the terms of SOCIAL CONTRACT or the CITIZENSHIP AGREEMENT, the Malays would not have any complain at all. Despite the Chinese dominating the economic sector of the country, the Malays have nothing against it. The Malays can accept that whoever works harder deserve to be better rewarded.

I really hope my writing will be analysed and studied by leaders and followers of DAP, Gerakan, MCA and other Chinese-based parties, and NGOs too.

Lets not discuss the SYMPTOMS, but lets honestly find out the actual CAUSES of ‘diseases’ which are impacting us. Then only, we will find the RIGHT PRESCRIPTION.

Malaysians Prefer No Street Demonstration

September 25, 2015

I find myself in agreement with MCA’s President, that the Government should not allow any street demonstrations in future.

As events unfolded in the last few weeks, street demonstrations by Bersih4.0 was countered by another demonstrations by the RED SHIRTS two weeks later. And as we had all witnessed, how certain ‘side-shows’ like certain young Chinese girls stamping their feet on photos of Malay leaders during Bersih4.0 had triggered so much anger and revenge among the Malays.

If we care to take a leaf from our nation’s history, not many will dispute that the ‘victory parades’ by DAP in the middle of KL immediately after the general election in 1969 was responsible to spark off counter demonstrations which triggered the worst racial riot our country had ever experienced.

Many countries can still prosper without street demonstrations. Just listen how our Malaysian Chinese friends talk proudly about the achievements of China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Even Bersih4.0 was not allowed in either Singapore and China. And…there are over 95% ethnic Chinese in both China and Hong Kong…and over 85% ethnic Chinese in Singapore.

If countries like China, Hong Kong and Singapore can prosper without street demonstrations, why DAP Chinese are so keen on street demonstration in this country…their country too..when such activities may trigger racial unrest and conflicts.

Really agree with MCA….STOP ALL STREET DEMOS IN FUTURE….lets be fair to all.

MCA Claims HUDUD Against The Constitution?

April 25, 2014

Yesterday, DS Najib made a very clear and firm statements about HUDUD. Among other things, he stated that the Government NEVER REJECT HUDUD. He also stated that there was a vast difference between rejecting the laws and not implementing the laws due to certain constraints. And he did not in any way stated or implied that implementation of HUDUD is against our Federal Constitution.

Surprisingly, as reported in the STAR newspaper today, immediately after DS Najib’s statement, MCA President DS Liow Tiong Lai(LTL) said the party’s stand was to uphold the Federal Constitution for a progressive multi-ethnic and religious Malaysian society….and this was the vision of the nation’s forefathers for harmony.

However, what’s the actual meaning of DS LTL’s statement in the light of him and MCA openly campaigning for the REJECTION of the proposed implementation of HUDUD in Kelantan? Is he implying and even claiming that any implementation of HUDUD is against the Federal Constitution…against the vision of the nation’s forefathers….and detrimental to the country.

DS LTL, please do not just open your mouth and talk BULL-SHIT. The rakyat expect more explanations, elaborations, delaborations and justifications from you. In what way implementation of HUDUD will violate our Federal Constitution…in what way it is against the vision of our nation’s forefathers….in what way it would be detrimental to our multi-ethnic society?

For all that we know, HUDUD will only be applicable to the Muslims. NOT TO THE NON-MUSLIMS.

The Muslims can understand your anguish and anxiety IF the HUDUD laws were applicable to the non-Muslims too. BUT, let me say it again, HUDUD is NOT APPLICABLE TO THE NON-MUSLIMS.

Then what’s the FUSS are about?

HUDUD – Is MCA Working Against UMNO, From Within the BN?

April 23, 2014

Significant number of Malays/Muslims have held certain perception that there is NO DIFFERENCE between MCA and DAP, except that MCA is working within the BN, and DAP working outside the BN.

This will no longer be mere perception when we look into HOW SERIOUS is MCA in opposing the proposed implementation of HUDUD LAWS in Kelantan, despite UMNO’s ‘approval in principle’ on the matter.

Considering the fact that any form of HUDUD LAWS are only applicable to the Muslims, we really wonder WHY both MCA and DAP are so against it. However, from certain statements by leaders of both MCA and DAP, their ‘fear’ of HUDUD LAWS seems to be from the view that Malaysia SHOULD NOT BE an Islamic State.

Whilst they know very well that Malaysia HAS ALWAYS BEEN an Islamic State…and there have been parallel judicial systems in the country from day one…ie The Civil judiciary and the Syariah(Islamic) judiciary systems.

MCA and DAP leaders just to stand back and look at other ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS running parallel with other modern systems, be it in the banking sector, investment sector, education sector, health sector and tourism sector, to name a few.

We can understand their fear and enxiety if the HUDUD LAWS were imposed on the non-Muslims, in particular the Chinese too. But this is not the case. The way thinks stand, any HUDUD LAWS would only be applicable to the Muslims.

MCA in particular must understand that the strength of UMNO depends on the support of Malays/Muslims. But for so long, PAS has managed to take away substantial portion of the Malays/Muslims support by ‘playing and re-playing’ the issue of HUDUD LAWS…claiming that UMNO were anti-Islam and anti-Hudud.

So, YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Lim Guan Eng, YB Yeow Teong Lai and YB Wee Kaa Siong….WHY SO SCARED OF HUDUD???

New MCA Leaders Have To Return to the Ways of MCA Founders

December 22, 2013

Congratulation to DS Liow Tiong Lai, and Dato’ Wee Ka Siong, who have been elected President and Deputy President of MCA. The same greetings also for those elected Vice Presidents and CEC members.

They are facing HUGE TASKS, almost UPHILL TASKS, to get back the support of the majority of the Chinese community, who have been overwhelmingly with DAP, since the 2008 GE. DAP was set up with objectives, among others, of DEMOLISHING certain fundamental corner-stones of our Federal Constitution, namely the provision of SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS.

Whilst, MCA was one of the major players in the formulation of the SOCIAL CONTRACT among the major races, agreed upon a few years before the independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Under the SOCIAL CONTRACT, the Malay rulers and UMNO(the umbrella party of Malays), agreed to the persuasion of the British, to allow about 1.2 million CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, and 0.3 million INDIAN IMMIGRANTS, to be granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, and in return, those who were granted citizenship would recognize the SPECIAL POSITION of the Malays/bumiputras, who were original rulers and inhabitants of the Malay states.

Obviously, MCA and DAP were founded on DIFFERENT SETS OF OBJECTIVES. However, DAP appeared to have been able to gain the upper hands in IGNITING the feelings of the Chinese community, by their ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ objectives, ie. to do away with the provisions in our Federal Constitution, which provide for the SPECIAL POSITION of the Malays/Bumiputras, and all policies associated with it.

MCA should never try to be MORE DAP than DAP. MCA has to go back to the history of the party, as well as the history of the country’s independence. Founders of the Alliance Party(consisting of UMNO, MCA and MIC) were very far-sighted in formulating the Constitution of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Political stability of this country has been a key factor in the SUCCESS STORY of the country, including OUTSTANDING SUCCESS of its Chinese business community. Malaysia is now TOP 20 BIGGEST TRADING NATION in the world, and the country is on the verge of becoming a DEVELOPED COUNTRY.

Newly elected MCA leaders have a great task, to bring back MCA to the ways and thoughts of the MCA founders, most of whom were born in China, and immigrated to the Malay states during the ‘protectorate’ of the British in the Malay states. They were among those who were gifted with foresightedness, who formulated the SOCIAL CONTRACT, to ensure lasting PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the permanent abode of their children and descendants for thousands of years to come.

To win back the Chinese, MCA has to re-educate the Chinese community, the WIN-WIN formula agreed upon by the co-founders of the country. MCA has to work hard to convince the Chinese community that the BN formula is THE WIN-WIN formula, and this the only way forward…..and that the DAP ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ will only lead to DESTRUCTION of what the country has built over the years.

Post PRU13 Reflections 1 – SOSIAL CONTRACT Were Written Documents

May 25, 2013

SOCIAL CONTRACT Were Written Documents

I wrote this article a few years back, and re-posting it as part of  ‘Post PRU13 Reflections’. Here it goes:

Certain bloggers in MT People’s Portal, challenged me, and INSPIRED me,  to prove that the widely-discussed SOCIAL CONTRACT among major races were WRITTEN DOCUMENTS at all. How do I begin…

SOCIAL CONTRACT is the term used to describe a few WRITTEN DOCUMENTS generated during the independence-negotiation years. The negotiations include the FORMULATION of the new nation’s Federal Constitution. The documents include:
1. Joint memorandum of the ruling Alliance Party(consisting of UMNO, MCA and MIC) to independent Commission entrusted with the formulation of the Constitution of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the Reids Commission.
2. Proposals by Reids Commission which became DRAFT to the Constitution.
3. The first and original Constitution of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, in English, Malaya.

Its interesting to note that, the joint memorandum by the ruling Alliance Party include the following:
“Sekalipun kami mengakui bahawasanya di dalam Malaya yang merdeka itu maka kesemua warganegara patutlah diberi hak-hak, kemudahan-kemudahan dan peluang-peluang yang sama…..tetapi kami mengakui bahawasanya ORANG-ORANG MELAYU ITU IALAH ANAK WATAN YANG ASLI DAN BAHAWA MEREKA ITU MEMPUNYAI KEDUDUKAN YANG KHAS TERBIT DARI KEADAAN YANG TERSEBUT, DAN JUGA DENGAN KUAT-KUASA TREATY YANG TELAH DIBUAT ANTARA KERAJAAN BRITISH DENGAN NEGERI-NEGERI MELAYU YANG BERDAULAT. OLEH YANG DEMIKIAN PERLEMBAGAAN ITU PATUTLAH MENGADAKAN SYARAT BAHAWA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGUNG ITU PATUTLAH MEMPUNYAI TANGGUNGAN YANG KHAS BAGI MENGAWALKAN KEDUDUKAN ISTIMEWA ORANG-ORANG MELAYU ITU……MENYIMPANKAN DENGAN BERPATUTAN BANYAKNYA UNTUK ORANG-ORANG MELAYU AKAN TANAH-TANAH, JAWATAN-JAWATAN DALAM PERKHIDMATAN AWAM, PERMIT-PERMIT….BIASISWA-BIASISWA KERAJAAN…..” (Dipetik dari: KONTRAK SOSIAL. Penulis: Dato’ Abdul Manaf Haji Ahmad. Penerbit: UTUSAN PUBLICATIONS 2009).

Those documents are WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, well kept in our National Archives, and have become part and parcel of our history.

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PAS Perlu Tarik Balik Fatwa KAFIR Bekerjasama Dengan Bukan Islam

December 30, 2012

Bukan ‘Amanat Haji Hadi’ sahaja yang mengkafirkan UMNO. Tetapi, lebih dari 20 tahun sebelum ‘Amanat Haji Hadi’, PAS telah pernah mengkafirkan UMNO dengan alasan UMNO bekerjasama dengan parti-parti bukan Islam.

Semasa kepimpinan PAS berpegang kepada fahaman tersebut, pemimpin PAS telah menggunakan beberapa ayat-ayat Al-Quran bagi menyokong pendirian tersebut. Antara ayat-ayat yang digunakan di dalam ceramah-ceramah mereka ialah:

1)   “Hai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu mengambil orang-orang Yahudi dan Nasrani menjadi pemimpin-pemimpinmu, sebahagian mereka adalah pemimpin bagi sebahagian yang lain. Barang siapa di antara kamu mengambil mereka menjadi pemimpin, maka sesungguhnya orang itu termasuk gulungan mereka…..”. (Surah Al-Maidah : 51-53).

2)   “Hai orang-orangyang  beriman,  janganlah kamu mengambil orang-orang kafir menjadi wali(teman akrab, pelindung atau penolong) dengan meninggalkan orang-orang Mukmin…”(Surah Al-Maidah : 144).

PAS hanya meninggalkan pendirian ini dalam PRU 1999, apabila mereka menjalin kerjasama dengan DAP dan PKN(nama lama PKR), berikutan dari pemecatan Anwar Ibrahim dari UMNO dan jawatan-jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan Malaysia.

Di dalam memilih untuk bekerjasama dengan DAP dan PKR, PAS tidak pula menarik balik ‘fatwa’ tersebut di atas. PAS hanya menggunakan hujjah bahawa Rasulullah saw pernah mengadakan ‘tahalluf siasiyy’, yang bermaksud ‘kerjasama politik’,  dengan golongan bukan Islam di Madinah di zaman awal Islam.

Persoalannya, dari tahun 1959-1999, iaitu suatu tempoh selama 40 tahun, apakah ulama-ulama PAS, termasuk Nik Aziz yang telah mula menjadi pemimpin penting PAS sejak tahun 1966,  pada masa itu tidak pernah terbaca ‘Seerah Rasulullah’ bahawa Rasulullah saw pernah mengadakan ‘kerjasama politik’ dengan bukan Islam….sehingga sanggup menentang, malah mengkafirkan UMNO , bila UMNO bekerjasama dengan MCA dan MIC?

Atau, apakah PAS mengharamkan ‘kerjasama politik’ dengan bukan Islam, tetapi menghalalkan ‘tahalluf siasiyy’ dengan mereka? Apakah soal penggunaan ‘istilah’ sahaja yang boleh menukar sesuatu yang ‘haram’ menjadi ‘halal’…..atau sebaliknya?

Jelaslah, ulama-ulama PAS sebenarnya MENGAJI TIDAK HABIS….tetapi BODOH SOMBONG…..itulah punca umat Islam terkeliru dan berpecah belah di negara ini.


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