Thursday, February 10, 2011
There is no dilemma, Malays just need to work harder like other races.
How much more abuse should Malays receive from the likes of Mahathir and the Umno elite?
First. Former Prime minister Mahathir Mohamad told us that the country belonged to the Malays and everyone else had to accept the culture and language of the dominant community.
He said, This country belongs to the Malay race. Peninsular Malaysia was known as Tanah Melayu but this cannot be said because it will be considered racist. We must be sincere and accept that the country is Tanah Melayu
Second. Mahathir said that Malays will feel less threatened if the country adopted the concept of Bangsa Malaysia. According to him, Bangsa Malaysia would allow better co-operation between the different races and thus guarantee the future of the country.
Third. Mahathir said that the race affirmative programmes such as the New Economic Policy (NEP) were still important as the Malays were still weak economically.
We must not reject every government effort to help us. We must push away the crutches and realise that we are still limping.
Mahathir has not disappointed us. He is as divisive as ever and many Malays, his target audience, simply cling onto every word.
So, when will Malays understand that this man is insulting our intelligence?
Mahathir made the comments during his talk Malay race and the future", at the Tun Hussein Onn Memorial. He is insulting the memory of Hussein Onn who was called Bapa Perpaduan for his unceasing efforts in promoting racial unity.
Where is our integrity and Malay pride that we continually allow him to abus! e us? He tells us this is our land and at the same time manages to insult us by saying we are too stupid and incapable to hang onto it.
He said the Malay community may risk losing the country without the affirmative action policies.
He alluded to this: Which is better? To be dependent on policies which will save us or depend on others hoping that they will save us? Sooner or later, we will be under their rule.
When he said that the Malays owned Tanah Melayu, he callously ignored the Orang Asli, the Sarawakians and Sabahans. He managed also to slight the non-Malays without whose help, we would not have gained our independence from the British.
Why are Malays condoning the various acts of discrimination?
Isnt it time we took charge of this country, wrestle it from the likes of Mahathir and others like him, and tell them that their ingrained prejudices against non-Malays and non-Muslims are unacceptable?
Mahathir claims we are weak. Why do we continue to take orders from a non-Malay?
Why do the majority of Malays keep quiet when racist leaders divide us?
At some point in time, Malays must alter their mindset. Now, would be perfect.
We have been conditioned for decades by leaders who only wanted to promote their own interests.
They told us we were weak and that we could not think for ourselves.
They offered to do the thinking for us and make decisions on our behalf.
They softened us with their policies which made us lazy and gave us incentives which meant we need not work as hard.
They denied us a good solid education and flip-flopped in between policies. They broke up the mission schools which was once the bedrock of education.
They encouraged large families and allowed polygamous husbands to proliferate and act irresponsibly, so that many children lacked a father figure and thus were denied a solid family unit. Single mothers had to manage on one income and struggled to support their children. Some chil! dren bec ame feral. Large families lacked adequate health-care.
These Umno leaders control the Malay mind. They realise the importance of influence over the Malays.
They dominate and control the Malays, by keeping us in a hopeless and continually pessimistic state. That is what Najib, Mahathir and the other leaders are doing to us.
First, they frighten us and second, they demoralise us.
It is all about power. Control the Malays and power is all theirs.
These uninspiring leaders cannot afford to lose their domination over the Malays.
Without the weak Malays, they are nothing.
They know that educated, healthy and confident Malays are much harder to govern.
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