Malaysia: “UMNO Might . . . Malay Slight”

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By P Chong                                                                           Friday, 11 March 2011

It shall come to pass . . .

Given enough rope, self-destruction is our hope!

UMNO killing their own kind!

May 13, 1969 marked the darkest period in the history of Malaysia . . . a socio-political watershed that saw the rise of UMNO from its near defeat in the polls. Defeat was hard to take, and UMNO under the guise of Barisan Nasional, a weighted political alliance with MCA & MIC (the Chinese & Indian political components), began to wield its control, implementing a host of legislations to ensure their future domination. These legislated policies embrace virtually everything: education, economics & trade, religion, special Bumiputra rights & privileges . . . just about anything the UMNOputra could lay their hands on.

Needless to say, it’s outright thieving & robbery the way the policies were implemented. If acquisition were on meritocracy ground, then all would be fair & square. But to outstrip & deprive the other fellow citizens of their rights & possessions is contrary to all laws of humankind.

The Internal Security Act forbids you to crying out loud lest you face imprisonment without trial. MCA & MIC are both political stooges or more like puppets on the string. The takers have them all . . . wealth, power & might. The kris (the Malaysian dagger) has often been used to threaten & intimidate the deprived non-Bumiputra citizens even in Parliament.

Yes, the UMNOputra Malay political elites have been king since the sixties wielding its might. However, the majority of the indigenous Malays are being slighted. The beneficiaries are only the UMNOputra politicians & their cronies. What’s been created is a class of UMNOputra politicians rich beyond the reach of the traditional kampong folks, who are not any better.

The only tangible benefits enjoyed by the traditional Malay folks are the abundance of mosques for their daily prayers, help & financial assistance for Mecca pilgrimage, easy & lower entry access to higher tertiary learning, privileged allocations to home purchases & jobs in the government sectors etc. In short, it’s one of spoon-feeding & handouts all the way! These economic crutches turned out to be more harmful than good – for the Malays, easy going as they are in their nature, are being disadvantaged in the world of keen competitiveness.

Economic activities in Malaysia, by & large, are still in the hands of the Chinese, Indians & a smaller percentage of others. These people take their economic plight in their strides . . . assiduously powering on. Businesses, big or small, are all over in the land of opportunities with the people who won’t say “die”. But being able to survive does not justify for discrimination or deprivation. I say, hard work will not a person killed, but sheer laziness or idleness will. You can’t knock a good man down!

The grievances of the non-Bumiputra are many & varied. Suffice for me to mention in passing. Pride, dignity & the ability to stand tall are far more valuable in the world of survival and globalisation.

Who is culling the Malay race? Are you becoming more advanced & progressive? Or are you still seeking to be a kept citizen, humble & deluded by having the State to look after you?

To quote the words of Dean Alfange:

I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid,

to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefits of

my creations and to face the world boldly, and to say

‘This I have done.’ All this is what it means to be a Man.”

To grow to progress is to change: “UMNO Might . . . Malay Slight!”

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