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I received this comment from someone called MelayuMudahLupa regarding my very long ago article Here . I wish to share here the narrow-minded thoughts of MelayuMudahLupa and why Malaysia can never progress in terms of being ‘Malaysian”. Racism will remain so long as someone as MelayuMudahLupa keeps on talking about one being a Malay, Chinese, Indian,Iban, KadazanDusun etc. and not as a Malaysian.

*********************************************************************** Submitted on 2009/05/26 at 2:23pm

allow me lo leave a comment meh:

Universiti ini tolong melayu…. 10% means a lot meh..20000 bright yet poor kampung bumis will lose their oppurtunity to further their studies…plus they won’t be able to enter IPTS due to “financial” barrier…i repeat “financial barrier”….please do a survey about number of bumis in ipts….

Firstly, I wonder where you got the figure that there are 200,000 undergraduates in UiTM. Anywy, it doesn’t mean that in order to accommodate that 10% it will necessary derive those, what you termed as poor kampong bumi, a place in UiTM. The faculty can always expand the intake and the present numbers of bumiputras be maintained. Secondly, what made you think that those non-bumis at the IPTS are all from rich families? They are there because of the limited quota allocated to them by the IPTA. Will they enroll themselves at the IPTS if they are given the choice? I do agree with you that that there are less bumi in the IPTS but that’s because most of them were given places in IPTA. You should survey the opposite i.e. how many non-bumi were admitted to IPTA because this is where there are quota and restriction imposed by the government!

By the way, what makes you think that those bumis accepted into UiTM are from poor families? I knew so many who came from rich families, while some with parents with high position in the government.

So in future, we are about to produce another mat rempits, drug addicts and young thugs….syabas diucapkan. How many of these people that you mention became what they are because of not being admitted to IPTA? There are what they are because of their own attitude my friend or because of family problems and so forth but definitely not about being not admitted to IPTA. It is not about whether you are in government or opposition camp.Tan Sri Khalid seems to say wrong things at the wrong time. Talking about admitting 10% quota for non bumis into uitm while the bumis are still mourning about their loss of political power, 30% increase of quota into mrsms (poor kampung children), loss of 45% of PSD scholarships, aggressive attacks against malay rulers and article 153 etc….

“Say wrong things at the wrong time” This sentence I fully agree with you. In fact all politicians are the same. Be they in the opposition or the government. This is a blanket coverage for all politicians and those that walks in the corridor of power.

Lost of political power? Well, the BN is still in power so where’s the lost? And so are all the states where the MB or KM is a Malay. Except of course Penang but then that how it was before.

30% into MRSM? (Did you get your facts right?) Well that I’ve to ask you one simple question, why didn’t you all went to the street as what happened when the 10% suggestion made by Khalid. Was it because the 30%(?) was proposed by the BN, while the 10% by the opposition? You see it is not because of 10% or 30%, it is more on whose mouth the words come from.

45% of PSD scholarship – Isn’t that fair? You are talking about 45% to be divided amount all other races while the bumi gets 55%. Afterall, this scholarship is the taxpayers’ money and you cannot disagree with me that the highest tax contributors are the non-bumis but yet  they only get 45% and are happy with it, if it’s approved by the government.

Aggressive attacks on malay rulers? Who attacked? You mean YB Karpal Singh? This I cannot comment as it is still with the court and I wish not to be in contempt of the court. However when Tun Dr Mahathir attacked the rulers and chipped their wings (or rather their fangs), why did you all not protest and voted him out? In contrast you all made him the longest serving PM. Yet another e.g. of whose mouth the words come out from.

Why 20000 young and bright bumis have to give their place to others just for a politician’s sake? Didn’t PR realize that 10% non bumi intake into MRSM is one of the reasons why kampung folks voted against BN a year ago? Why did PR make the same mistake again? His action is like pouring salt into a wound…..and he paid for it.

This I’ve answered above. But still again I pose you the very same question – Why didn’t you all protest on the street when it was proposed as what was done on UiTM?

If you malay scholars are really concerned about national integration, then why only targeting uitm? how about racist vernacular and chung hwa schools? will non-bumis disband these useless, racist scholls and integrate their students into one national education system before they demand same thing for SBP, MRSM and UiTM? Why do bumis always have to make sacrifices and sacrifices while non-bumis don’t have to?

I just cannot control my laughter for a moment when I read this comment. You should understand the difference between UiTM, vernacular and Chung Hwa schools (wonder why you pinpoint Chung Hwa School) before you put up your comments as it will show how shallow your understanding on this matter. No one stops you from enrolling any vernacular schools for that matter Chung Wah School included. There is neither quota nor restriction. Everyone is most welcome to enroll. Unlike UiTM, quota and restriction are imposed.

Please remind yourself and others, UiTM is a university, with a sole purpose of balancing the number of bumi professionals against non-bumis professionals esp chinese, so that there will be no racial gap in any pro sectors, no racial hatred/ dissatisfaction and finally no more 13th may 1969 clash. UiTM is a balancing university. So apart form quality, quantity also matters. Balancing university? So you are saying that it is something like the NEP? To balance the economic cake between the races? Foremost, you should be asking yourself why there are imbalances of professionals among the races.

How I hate talking by race as  we should be talking and considering ourselves as Malaysian now after more then 50 years of independence.

Are you telling and admitting that the Chinese are clever then the bumis so much so that we bumis are crying for protection and can’t compete without it after 52 years of independent? I totally love to disagree with that as I am a bumiputra myself and foremost it insulted my dignity being a bumiputra. Every human in this world are the same, likewise all Malaysian are the same. No race is more genius then the other. I don’t consider myself less genius then the Chinese but I do agree that some Chinese are better then me. Likewise, I don’t consider myself the best among the bumis but do agree that some bumis are better then me while some are worst then me. That’s the problem with us bumiputras; forever asking for protection which made us too complacent and being too complacent always failed us. Look at the NEP, which was suppose to protect and balance the economic cake of the country. After so many years implemented, I urge you to check in the Forbes magazine of the most riches people. Any bumiputras? NONE! Why? After all the protection and NEP. Surprisingly, right? Likewise, a certain quota should be open to non-bumis in the UiTM for the simple reasons, as I have mention in my article, integration and competition. We should not remain under the coconut shell forever and only to compete and learn among ourselves. Regarding the 13th may 1969, this is the very one episode that we later generations can never really know the reasons. We only come to believe what was fed to us by those people in the corridors of power. Was it really due to race and economic? Or was it due to political powers at risk?

We will forever be a toddler, if we forever depends on government protection in term of economic and education. Progress? Yes but within the coconut shell.

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The Malaysian Insider, IPOH, May 26 — Despite the arrest of five workers and the police “takeover” of the tent where the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) hunger strike was to take place, the three-day hunger strike has been launched by ousted Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin. Earlier, the light strike force officers moved in at 7am, arresting two local and three Burmese workers from an event management company who were putting up the tent and a giant balloon. The balloon was also confiscated. The officers then occupied the tent to block PR from continuing with their fast, which was meant to be part of a move to press for fresh Perak state elections. As at 9.30am, the riot police were still under the tent just outside the DAP headquarters here and having breakfast. A total of 40 policemen, two jeeps, four police cars, two vans and seven trucks were seen in the area. Police tried to remove the tent at one point but DAP’s Ngeh Koo Ham negotiated with them. The police said the tent was an illegal structure but the DAP members present pleaded with them “not to take sides”, saying there were many other illegal structures in the town. In the end, the police stood down and allowed the launch to take place.

Really unfair…..those arrested are just doing their job for an event management company. They are just a few innocent labourers earning to put bread and butter on the table for their families. WHY ARREST THEM??

Will not this kind of action backlashed  the government. This I’m sure will make our fellow citizens in Perak angrier. The police seems to put fear among the people but what irk me is the double-standard in carrying out their duties. While  Khairy Jamaluddin a.k.a  KJ could demonstrate with impunity, those outside BN are arrested over anything.

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Within weeks they can easily locate Raja Petra…..BUT for months they can’t locate Bala nor the killer of Nini, 5, missing since January 9 2008.. This is what I call the actual efficiency of our men-in-blue! RPK must be damn important to them or is RPK was so stupid to leave his tracks all around, even the blind could see his tracks! (More – The Star )

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And so the story goes on. The ‘winner’ says ‘Polls not the answer’ whereas the ‘loser’ says ‘fresh election is the answer’. Funny I would say why only these two politicians are talking on how the Silver State uncertainties should be solved. I wonder if the Silver State in owned by these politicians. Both sides are claiming to have the support of the majority of the Perak people. One side might say that they have the majority in the form of number of elected state representatives that is with the 28 BN and the 3 ‘frogs’ who say being friendly to the BN camp. These so-called ’frogs’ are forcing the ‘support’ of their constituencies, whom have actually rejected the BN camp. This is a one man show, who actually betrayed the electorates who voted them as their representative. Betrayed them because of ‘greed’, dissatisfaction, or maybe in exchange of ‘acquittal’ decision on some pending court case. Is this fair to the electorates?

I’ve just came back from the Silver State yesterday and I had the opportunity to talked to some individuals on the street and I noted that they are quite discouraged on what is happening in the Silver State. The political tension, prolong uncertainties in state had affected the state’s economy and unity among the races. To these simple people on the street, who ever the MB does not matter to them but there should be fair-play in choosing the government of their choice and it should be by the majority from the rakyat not in the hand of the individual representatives. Representative are chosen due to their affiliation to a certain political party therefore rightfully if these irresponsible ‘frog’ wish to jump over the drain they should go back to the people who elected them in the first place. They should not take their position as a ‘time deposit’, a term which the present PM often used on Sabah, to withdraw it anytime and enrich themselves. Can it be concluded that being an YB is a road to richness? A position where one can bargain in exchange of monetary gain or ‘acquittal decision’ in favour of themselves? Isn’t this greed, arrogant, ignorant and selfish usual attitude of politicians? As I have often said these attitude will somehow will bring down the party they are affiliated with. To who ever the MB of Perak, go back to the people!

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