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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.

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DAP Not Eligible To Take Part in Malaysian Elections

May 10, 2014

Today, DAP named third son of late Karpal Singh, Ramkarpal Singh, as the party’s candidate for the coming Bye-election(PRK) Gelugor.

By the time of this coming PRK, DAP has been involved in Malaysian General Elections(PRU) and PRK for over 45 years.

Have we ever thought that DAP managed to compete in PRU and PRK all these years purely due the an ACT OF NEGLIGENCE of the Registrar of Societies Malaysia(ROS), or Pendaftar Pertubuhan Malaysia?

For those who have read the Societies Act 1966, or the Akta Pertubuhan 1966, it is VERY CLEAR that only societies whose activities are consistent with Federal Constitution be allowed to be registered as a REGISTERED SOCIETIES, and be allowed to take part in the country’s PRU and PRK.

This bring us to the question, HAVE the aspirations, objectives and activities of DAP been consistent with our Federal Constitution.

Lets focus on ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ objective of DAP, which has been central to the political ambitions of the party. The objective ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ is meant to remove any form of preferential treatment based on race, and ultimately to remove any ‘racial-based’ identifications among citizens of the country.

The paradox is, its also DAP who are at the very forefront of upholding the Chinese-medium Schools in the country, as an alternative to the main-stream National Schools.

Its worth noting that this ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ concept was first promoted by the Singapore-based PAP party, under Lee Kuan Yew, when Singapore was part of Malaysia. It was the adverse effect of this ‘ideology’ to racial harmony in the country which had forced the Malaysian Government to expel Singapore out of the Federation in 1965.

Based on this ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ alone, DAP can be judged as not being consistent with our Federal Constitution, which had been formulated based on elements of SOCIAL CONTRACT among the major races in the country in the run up to the country’s independence in 1957.

Not surprising, DAP leaders have consistently been SEDITIOUS in their statements with regards to Malays/Bumiputra-related matters, be it about the Malay kings, the Special Position of the Malays, the Dasar Ekonomi Baru and such like, quota systems etc.

I have written on this subject for quite some time. The problem is, certain people in the ROS must have either been MAKAN GAJI BUTA or NOT KNOWING whats their role in ROS. ROS was set up to regulate the conducts of registered societies in the country, including DEREGISTERING those whose existence are detrimental to the well-being of the country.

DAP is definately one of such societies.

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.

STAR and ASLI, If You Really Hate AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS, Just Say It Loud!!

August 21, 2013

The Star in yesterday’s edition carried a news item, which was not picked up by other mainstream papers, reporting a discussion called ‘Star’s Cafe Latte Chat’ on the topic ‘Should Affirmative Action Go?’.

As reported, the panelists in the discussion were: 1. Dr Muhammad Abdul Khalid, United Nations Development Programme Malaysia Human Development Report national consultant. 2. Syed Akbar Ali, a blogger. 3. Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, CEO ASLI. 4. Prof Dr Edmund Terrence Gomes, University of Malaya. Moderator: Shaila Koshy, the Star’s assistant news editor.

I’m not really interested how the panelists answered the questions, but more interested in the ‘phrasing’ of the questions put forward by some one who represented the organiser, the Star. Let me list down the questions asked:
1. Has affirmative action managed to reduce communal tensions? In reducing poverty, has it instead created intra-ethnic poverty?
2. Do you think the deviations came from the civil service or were they taking a cue from politicians?
3. No one in Malaysia has objected to the NEP. We do not want to see any segment in society poorer than the rest. But has it been abused?
4. Hasn’t this been raised to the Government before?
5. Would you agree it is not just money? Because some people in positions decide to interpret goals in a particular way. Things were mismanaged and that’s why people were leaving.
6. Do we have any opportunities to put inclusiveness in the NEM?
7. How do we move forward?

If we really scrutinise the questions, they are NO QUESTIONS at all. They are infact STATEMENTS posed as QUESTIONS, which tell us a lot about the POLITICAL STANDPOINTS of those who prepared the QUESTIONS….even the BAD INTENTIONS and GRUDGES hiding behind the QUESTIONS.

I must say that for those who have read comments by the panelists, two of the panelists were supportive of Government policies including the NEP, but the other two were definitely out with certain agenda to create certain GRUDGES against the majority Malays/Bumiputra.

Regardless of their comments which fellow bloggers can read up in Staronline, let me put forth to all that there were NO SINGLE PHRASE of the term ‘Affirmative Actions’ in our Federal Constitution. And that, such ‘Affirmative Actions’ were NOT meant to favour Malays/Bumiputras because they are the MAJORITY.

Let me put forth here that policies like the NEP were only one of the mechanisms and instruments to put into effect the provisions of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution. Please do not forget that, the Article 153 of the Federal Constitution was one of ‘Constitutional Embodiments’ of the SOCIAL CONTRACT agreed upon by major races in the country a few years prior to the Independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu from the British.

Under the SOCIAL CONTRACT, the Malays under the leadership of UMNO and the Raja-Raja Melayu CONSENTED to the granting of CITIZENSHIP OF PERSEKUTUAN TANAH MELAYU to about 1.2 million CHINESE IMMIGRANTS and 0.3 million INDIAN IMMIGRANTS in early 1950s, in return for recognition by the CHINESE AND INDIAN IMMIGRANTS that the Malays were the original rulers and inhabitants of Tanah Melayu states, before the coming of the British colonisers and the IMMIGRANT RACES..thus the MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS accorded the ‘SPECIAL POSITION’ in this country.

To the STAR and ASLI, SOCIAL CONTRACT was an Agreement which was CASTED in our Federal Constitution, to be HONOURED by all races, and their descendents, AS LONG AS THERE ARE MOON AND SKIES. As such, my suggestions to the STAR and ASLI, for those who are bent to DISHONOUR the Social Contract, do not continue to MESS UP this ‘country of the Malays’, ‘Malaysia’. In any contract, if you DEFAULT your part of the contract, you will LOSE you rights and privilages under the Contract.

If those in the STAR and ASLI are too dumped to understand the SOCIAL CONTRACT, let me put it in simpler term. Those who are so keen to do away with the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS as provided for in the Federal Constitution, their choice, and only choice, is to SURRENDER THEIR MALAYSIAN CITIZENSHIP, and fly back, or sail back, to respective MOTHERLANDS OF THEIR FOREFATHERS.

TIPS To Keeping MCA Relevant In Malaysian Politics

May 24, 2013

I wrote this article way back in 2010. However, in the aftermath of MCA’s worst showing ever, I believe MCA is in need of some sincere advise from a blogger who represents Malays way of thinking.

Here you are Mr Chua Soi Lek and company.

TIPS TO KEEPING MCA RELEVANT

August 21, 2010

Latest ‘brotherly skirmishes’  between UMNO and MCA has attracted much attention in the last few days. It all started during the recent Chinese Business Congress, when MCA proposed for the gradual removal of the 30% Bumiputra equity requirement in certain sectors of the economy.

 

In justifying ‘poking his fingures’ on the hyper-sentive issue, MCA President Chua Soi Lek among other things stated:
…….” MCA is sensitive of its role within the Barisan Nasional but we have a role to play as Chinese-based party so that we can continue to be relevant. …..”

 

By reading ‘in-between the lines’, obviously, the main issue here is MCA would like to remain RELEVANT. And it goes without saying that CSL would like to see himself, and other MCA leaders, to remain RELEVANT to the Chinese community.

 

If that’s the main concern of CSL, then why take the short-cut way… by trying to be like DAP…. by trying to deny the Malays certain policies related to the ‘code 153′?

 

In a way, I think CSL is SHORT-SIGHTED. Had he looked a bit deeper into the PAST, before 2008, he should ask himself, WHY MCA WAS RELEVANT THEN?

 

The simple answer is, MCA has failed to educate the Chinese community the HISTORY OF THE REGION, the FOUNDATIONS OF THE COUNTRY, and matters such as the SOCIAL CONTRACT AMONG RACES.

 

MCA’s negligence has allowed the DAP to sow SEEDS OF HATRED towards the Malays, by instilling ideas that the Chinese are discriminated against….. despite the Chinese DOMINANCE in the private sector.

 

To emulate the ‘dances’ of DAP will only bring MCA closer to IRRELEVANCY.

 

To remain relevant, MCA has to go back to the BASICS. MCA should not be embarrassed to reflect on the history of CHINESE IMMIGRATION into the then Tanah Melayu in the 20th century, and how they were eventually granted citizenship, by having some understandings with the Malays.

 

And then, how they work alongside the Malays to build the country in a WIN-WIN formula. And the path taken by the MCA founders have enabled the Chinese to develop and prosper by LEAPS AND BOUNDS.

 

Lets not be bogged down by the code-153. Just look at the bottom line and ask this questions: Is there anywhere else in the world where the chinese are better off than their counterparts in Malaysia?????

 

Malaysia may not be THE BEST, but not many will dispute that Malaysia is AMONG THE BEST place under the sun for the Chinese, especially those who are CITIZENS OF MALAYSIA.

 

Malays are NOT against the Chinese. They are only against WHOEVER who are inclined to encroach into the SANCTITY of the code-153.

Siapakah Tun Mahathir Untuk Memutuskan Hak Istimewa Melayu Akan Dimansukhkan Suatu Hari Nanti

December 13, 2012

Kita semua amat kagum dan sayang dengan Tun Mahathir. Tun Mahathir adalah di antara pemimpin Melayu terulung, dikurniakan oleh  Allah swt kepada umat Melayu di Malaysia, dan umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Kalau Bendahara Tun Perak dan Laksamana Hang Tuah digambarkan sebagai ICON Melayu di zaman kegemilangan Kesultanan Melayu Melaka, Tun Mahathir pula adalah di antara beberapa ICON Melayu di era pasca-kemerdekaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, yang kemudiannya menjadi Malaysia.

Almarhum Dato’ Onn Jaafar juga adalah salah seorang ICON Melayu. Beliaulah yang telah mengambil inisiatif mengumpulkan NGO-NGO Melayu untuk berhimpun di Kampung Baru pada tahun 1946 bagi memobilisasi umat Melayu menentang Malayan Union. Di atas usaha beliau itu, tertubuhlah United Malays National Organisation(UMNO) atau Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu(PEKEMBAR) pada 11 Mei 1946 di Istana Johor. Perpaduan umat Melayu di bawah pimpinan Dato’ Onn dan UMNO telah memaksa pentadbiran British membatalkan Malayan Union, dan setelah berunding dengan UMNO dan Raja-Raja Melayu, digantikan dengan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.

Walaupun jasa Dato’ Onn begitu besar terhadap umat Melayu, umat Melayu tidak akan menukarkan kepentingan jangka-panjang umat Melayu dengan kekaguman mereka terhadap Dato’ Onn. Pada awal 1950an, apabila Dato’ Onn membawa cadangan untuk membuka keahlian UMNO kepada kaum bukan Melayu, buat kali pertama umat Melayu mula mempertikaikan pandangan dan cadangan beliau. Akhirnya Dato’ Onn melepaskan jawatannya sebagai Presiden UMNO, dan menubuhkan sebuah parti berbagai kaum, Independence Malaya Parti(IMP), dan kemudiannya Parti Negara.

Pagi tadi aku terbaca suatu berita di dalam New Straits Times, bertajuk ‘Dr.M: Malay privilages will be phased out’, yang membawa maksud: ‘Dr.M: Hak istimewa Melayu akan dimansukhkan secara beransur-ansur’. Di dalam lapuran berita tersebut, Tun Mahathir ada menyatakan bahawa ‘the crutches would have to go, but only when we are certain that the Malays can compete in the market without them’, yang membawa maksus, ‘tongkat akan dibuang, tetapi hanya setelah kita pasti bahawa Melayu telah mampu bersaing di pasaran terbuka tanpa tongkat tersebut’.

Aku jarang sekali berbeza pendapat dengan Tun Mahathir. Banyak pandangan dan pendapat Tun Mahathir aku sokong lebih dari 100%. Tetapi, di dalam hal berkaitan ‘Hak Istimewa Melayu’ ini, aku memohon ampun kepada ayahanda Tun Mahathir, kerana pendapat aku agak berbeza dengan pendapat beliau di dalam perkara ini. Pertamanya, aku amat tidak bersetuju bila ayahanda Tun Mahathir menggambarkan ‘Hak Istimewa Melayu’ sebagai ‘tongkat’, yang hanya untuk kegunaan sementara, mungkin sebagaimana apabila seseorang mengalami kemalangan dan patah kakinya. Jadi apabila simen yang membalut kaki telah dibuka dan bahagian yang patah sudah sembuh, tongkat tidak diperlukan lagi.

Sebagaimana yang telah pernah aku tulis di dalam blog aku ini suatu masa yang lalu, bagi aku, ‘Hak Istimewa Melayu’ aku ibaratkan sebagai KERIS TAMING SARI, yang pernah dianugerahkan kepada Laksamana Hang Tuah. Keris Taming Sari melambangkan JATIDIRI BANGSA MELAYU, KEKUATAN BANGSA MELAYU, KEDAULATAN BANGSA MELAYU, dan KESEDIAAN BANGSA MELAYU untuk berkorban jiwa raga di dalam mempertahankan TANAH MELAYU tercinta ini.  Tanah Melayu ini adalah WARISAN bangsa Melayu. Oleh itu, umat Melayu berhak mempertahankan ‘Hak Istimewa Melayu’ buat selama-lamanya….Takkan Melayu Hilang Di Dunia…Membujur lalu melintang patah…

Keduanya, bila kita bercakap tentang umat Melayu, kita tidak merujuk kepada individu tertentu, tetapi kepada SELURUH UMAT MELAYU, puluhan juta umat Melayu. Dari puluhan juta umat Melayu tersebut, tidak semua Melayu mencapai kehebatan seperti TS Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhari, TS Rozali Ismail, TS Azman Hashim, dan seumpama mereka. Di setiap zaman, akan sentiasa ada sebilangan umat Melayu yang tetap akan memerlukan ‘Keris Taming Sari’ untuk mendapatkan perlindungan di dalam mengharungi zaman globalisasi yang serba mencabar. Kenapa perlu kita campak keris Taming Sari di tangan? Apakah kita ini masih lagi seperti Pak Kadok yang sedia ditipu untuk menukar ayamnya yang paling jaguh dengan ayam lain yang kurang jaguhnya?

UMNO merestui pemberian status kerakyatan kepada kira-kira 1.5 juta PENDATANG ke Tanah Melayu berdasarkan suatu ‘Social Contract’ di mana kaum pendatang diberikan kewarganegaraan Tanah Melayu  dengan syarat mereka mengiktiraf HAK ISTIMEWA MELAYU. Walaupun sebelum Perlembagaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu tergubal, terdapat kaum bukan Melayu yang mendesak agar Perlembagaan menghadkan tempoh berkuatkuasa HAK ISTIMEWA MELAYU, UMNO telah menolak desakan tersebut. Sebab itu, di dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan, tidak ada had atau tempoh masa di dalam hal HAK ISTIMEWA MELAYU.

Tun Mahathir adalah salah seorang pemimpin teragung umat Melayu. Tetapi, ini tidak sekali-kali memberikan beliau ‘lesen’ untuk memutuskan masa depan umat Melayu, sebagaimana ahli-ahli UMNO pernah menolak cadangan Dato’ Onn Jaafar berhubung keahlian UMNO. Kita tidak wajar memperjudikan HAK ISTIMEWA MELAYU untuk mengambil hati kaum bukan Melayu. Jauh sekali kita dari membiarkan HAK ISTIMEWA MELAYU dijadikan ‘barangan tawar menawar’ di dalam sistem demokrasi dan pilihanraya.

HAK  ISTIMEWA MELAYU adalah HAK MUTLAK umat Melayu, bangsa yang telah dianugerahkan Allah swt sebagai penduduk dan pemerintah asal Kepulauan Melayu, termasuk negeri-negeri Tanah Melayu, Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan Malaysia. Hidup Melayu!!!

Is It Wise To Allow Existence of Political Parties Whose Aim Is To Do Away With THE SPIRIT OF SOCIAL CONTRACT

September 8, 2012

I began to venture into ‘cyberspace’ after the General Election 2008, after witnessing the massive decline the support of the rakyat towards the ruling BN Party. It may not be accurate to describe it as ‘declining support of the rakyat’……its more accurate to describe it as ‘declining support of the Malaysian Chinese voters’ towards the BN. I frequented mainly pro-opposition blogs like Malaysia Today, and its related MT People’s Portal, to try to understand the thinking of the Malaysian Chinese which had led to the declining support for the BN among the community.

Its mind-boggling to note that, as late as 2004 General Election, more than 50% of the Malaysian Chinese were still behind the BN, which had landed the BN with LANDSLIDE GENERAL ELECTION VICTORY in the 2004 General Election. Then, the BN under Pak Lah secured more than 90% of the Parlimentary seats. Even in 2007 Bye-election in Ijok in 2007, the non-Malays were still well behind the BN when an Indian teacher  representing MIC/BN secured a bye-election victory over TS Khalid Ibrahim, the present Menteri Besar of Selangor, who represented the PKR. I had been looking for an answer….

From the ‘voyage’, I came out with a conclusion that, a few months before the 2008 General Election, overwhelming majority of Malaysian Chinese voters were ‘poisoned’ and persuaded by the PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim to enter into a POLITICAL GAMBLE, with the aim of set aside the SPIRIT OF SOCIAL CONTRACT, and its related policies like the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRA, NEP, QUOTA SYSTEM FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND PLACES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, BUMIPUTRA ONLY CONTRACTS and such likes.

Its quite obvious that, a few years before the independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the IMMIGRANT FOREFATHERS of the present Malaysian Chinese, DID AGREE to the terms of SOCIAL CONTRACT, just for the sake of being granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. They were only required to accept the fact that the MALAYS were the original inhabitants and rulers of the Malay Lands, hence their SPECIAL POSITION in the eye of the Federal Constitution. In return, 1.2 million IMMIGRANT CHINESE were then granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, which entitled them all rights as citizens of the country, including becoming voters and taking part in the country’s General Elections to determine the the  government of the country.

In retrospect, even well before the SOCIAL CONTRACT which had become part and parcel of the Constitution of the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1948, the IMMIGRANT CHINESE were bent on taking over the political power in the country by using the ‘three-starred’ BINTANG TIGA, another name for the Malayan Communist Party(MCP) in 1945, upon the surrender of the Japanese. However such attempt was foiled by the returning British. When the British Military Administration decided to rescind the Malayan Union and replaced it with Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the majority of the IMMIGRANT CHINESE were persuaded to support the Chinese-centred Malayan Communist Party(MCP) to wrestle power from the Malays-dominated Government of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, by triggering ARMED INSURRECTION. By 1960, the MCP were defeated and were forced to withdraw their armed units across the border into southern Thailand.

After Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak were merged with the other 11 states of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1963, certain section of the Malaysian Chinese were still bent on usurping political power from the ruling UMNO-dominated Alliance Party, this time through democratic process, by supporting the Singapore-based People’s Action Party(PAP) who advocated the MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA. The leader of the party, Lee Kuan Yiew were busy touring other states including Sabah and Sarawak with the message that had the Chinese and Indians, which made up 60% of Malaysian population then were united, they would be able to secure majority votes in the General Election. Fortunately for the Malays, the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, took a pro-active action by EXPELLING Singapore from Malaysia. Again, another ambitious attempt by the Malaysian Chinese were foiled.

Despite being expelled from Malaysia, the PAP apparently left behind them the seed for the formation of the Democratic Action PartyDAP), the Chinese-centred opposition party who have been advocating the same message MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA as their predecessor PAP. To the Malays, MALAYSIA MALAYSIA is similar in concept to the MALAYAN UNION which were bitterly opposed by the Malays. DAP made their debut in the 1969 General Election, and ‘co-incidently’, the RACIAL RIOT TRAGEDY OF 1969 erupted only days after the date of the General Election. Despite making some gains in the General Election, DAP had been at the fringe of Malaysian political centre stage for decades….until certain event took place in 1998.

In 1998, Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from UMNO and stripped of his position as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of the country. Apparently, the incident provided a ‘life-line’ for DAP. In his desperate effort to remain relevance in Malaysian politics, Anwar Ibrahim persuaded the Malaysian Chinese to support him, by offering a NEW DAWN, whereby he would abolish all policies which favour the Malays including the New Economic Policiy(NEP). In simple term, Anwar Ibrahim, had opened the way for the Chinese to support him to demolish the foundations of our nation. Anwar Ibrahim soon became a CHAMPION of the Chinese cause. In 2008 General Election, the Chinese, for the first time, entered their most risky POLITICAL GAMBLE, by throwing their support for DAP and Anwar Ibrahim. Although not all Malaysian Chinese changed their political allegiance, an OVERWHELMING MAJORITY did.

In certain other countries, certain political parties were BANNED from existing, let alone taking part in General Election, if the parties do not subscribe to BASIC PRINCIPLES/IDEOLOGIES of the state. Many political parties were banned in Turkey when their aims of political struggle were detected have the potential of compromising the SECULAR BASIS of the state. In China, only COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA are allowed to take part in China’s political elections. The question for the Malays/Bumiputras now is, is it really wise for our Government to allow the existence of political parties whose aims and objectives include the ABOLITION OF THE SPIRIT OF SOCIAL CONTRACT which had been one of the corner-stones of the foundation of our country Malaysia?


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