Thursday, April 8, 2010

It’s not about Ketuanan Melayu.

I just feel like I need to do it in non-Mandarin, and you know, I always feel sorry about my command of Malay Language. (English is not good as well, but at least better.)

I’m feeling sick. On PERKASA’s words and deeds, the keris, the “don’t talk shit!”, the “we (Malays) had sacrificed a lot” and etc. On Muhyddin’s declaration, saying that he is Malaysians second, even though he is the Deputy PM, the leader to all Malaysians. On the RETURN of the King, opps, sorry, it was the Return of Ahmad Ismail, the founder to Hermit Crab......Statement, and etc.

The greatest taboo I face now, is the upsurge of racism. I hate this stupid -ism, even more than Khir Toyo’s and Zakaria’s Palaces.

I remembered once Anwar had said, “nilai manusia bukan pada kulitnya”. I don’t believe in him personally, but I devoutly believe in his statement, as I believe it’s a principle that every Malaysians shall uphold tightly to.

Political parties, particularly UMNO and it’s friends and family (for examples, PERKASA), like to manipulate the ethnic issues. Ketuanan Melayu, hence become the most famous slogan ever in this BolehLand.

However, did you ever realize, it’s never about Ketuanan “Melayu”. It’s only about KETUANAN UMNO, or KETUANAN POWER.


Simply because the creation of this SLOGAN, is only to serve for ONE purpose, i.e. to ensure that BN in general, UMNO in specific, WILL NOT FALL. They want to consolidate their ruling power, they want their regime to be everlasting, and therefore they are juggling the peoples with all sorts of racial issues.

Ketuanan Melayu? Only to persuade, to brain-wash, to lobby Malay voters. 513? Kampung Medan? Only to intimidate, to frighten, to deter Non-Malay voters from voting opposition parties.

By fabricating and instilling racial sentiments, they can control over the votes, especially those who believe in ethnic politics. Malays believe only UMNO can protect their privileges and ketuanan, perhaps? Chinese and Indians believe only MCA and MIC can talk to Malays and fight for our own Community’s rights.

However, how efficient is it worked? I mean this model of politics, ruling by dividing the peoples? You tell me, what happen to Hindraf? You tell me, what happen to Chinese who eagerly and anxiously want to emigrate out from Malaysia? You tell me, what happen to poor Malays who still remain poor, while those named cronies earn big money? You tell me, what happen to Kelantan’s oil royalty? Is that Kelantanese not Malays, or just because the Malays don’t vote for UMNO, then “Ketuanan Melayu” that UMNO always uphold suddenly mute?

We can actually raise thousands of questions similar to the above.

Shouldn't we start to think and sketch, what kind of future we really need and want? To continue with current situation? That peoples from different races, keep doubting, disliking, or attacking each others? That papers and medias, keeping focusing and goreng (you-know-which) on racial issues?

I am tired of this. Let's live in harmony, can't we?

What's wrong with Chinese befriend with Indians? What's wrong with Malays in love with Chinese? What's wrong with Christians and Muslims and Buddhists sitting in one table doing chit-chatting about "Allah" issue? What's wrong with all that? I just can't understand...

(Actually we can live in harmony, and we did, we do, we will, when we put aside all the political manipulations, or we just ignore some extremist politicians...)


shinliang said...

Frankly, I doubt it will ever happen. That's who pessimistic I am now. Come the next GE and that's the last chance we have to establish bi-partisanship in Malaysia. If we do not win then, it's all over. Malaysia will spiral down to oblivion and would be an iran-in-the-making...

紫君 said...

Opt for harmony=opt for scarification from Malays. So, it's hard to achieve 1 Malaysia.... Haiz...

聪涵 a.k.a buggie said...


it seems like bi-partisanship means nothing to most of the people.. Most Malaysians want "bread", not "dream".. So when economy turns good, Ketuanan Melayu or ethnic politic or corruption or whatever doesn't seems really matter..

So it's Najib's era when economy recover, Najib have the credit. Even we know it's just because the world economy is recovering.. But who cares, everyone believe BN doing good in making the economy better.. Regardless our salary still maintain, but prices keep hiking..