Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In Search of That Elusive Malay Guy/Girl




Only Malays can change the nation. Only Malays can determine the destiny of Tanah Melayu.

I say Malays and not-bumis because the non-Malay bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak have proven themselves beyond reasonable doubt that they are not resistant to change but receptive to further damnation. The burden of leading the nation therefore falls solely upon the shoulders of our Malay friends.




In Search Of That Elusive Malay Guy/Girl


The March 2008 general election showed that Malaysians of all races and religion can unite in certain circumstances for a common cause. It also showed that only the Malay race can inject a radical change.

There is no way PAS could have taken Kedah if the Malay folks did not swing against UMNO. Similarly, if the Malays in Penang, Perak and Selangor did not opt for the opposition parties, Anwar Ibrahim would not be going around currently prematurely touting PKR as the ‘government-in-waiting’.

Being the majority race, only Malays can decide if Malaysia will have a change of federal government in the future or be forever doomed under the racist Barisan Nasional. With each passing year the composition of non-Malays in the nation’s population is shrinking and with each re-delineation exercise of electoral constituencies, there will hardly be any areas with predominant non-Malay voters.

Only Malays can change the nation. Only Malays can determine the destiny of Tanah Melayu.

I say Malays and not-bumis because the non-Malay bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak have proven themselves beyond reasonable doubt that they are not resistant to change but receptive to further damnation. The burden of leading the nation therefore falls solely upon the shoulders of our Malay friends.

We need to stop this illusion of ever having a non-Malay as PM or deputy PM ever in our lifetime and forevermore. That’s not gonna happen with the bumiputera population flying higher and faster than the DAP rocket and exacerbated by Chinese buggers running off to Australia/Canada/US/UK and further aggravated by our Indian machas focusing their attention on bedding Sabahan ladies.

The search and aim instead should be for a generation of young Malays who are capable of demonstrating unpopular courage.

These are the new age Malays who will speak their minds and not parrot the tiresome UMNO mantra. These are the hitherto unseen Malays who will be unashamed to fly a DAP flag just as the Kelantan Chinese and HINDRAF Hindus were proudly flying the PAS emblem. A number of Malays voted for the DAP this election but few are willing to admit it. A great number might even agree with the DAP’s principles and struggles for a just and equal Malaysia but hardly any has defended the DAP when it came under UMNO’s scathing slander recently. It’s requires no courage to be a Malay and PKR supporter. It requires great courage to stand up and be part of what the BN media has successfully portrayed as a Chinese chauvinist party.

Will we ever find enough of such Malay comrades?

I get pretty disheartened in this respect. I studied in a national school with a pretty balanced composition of the races. I later went on to study in a local public university where the predominant group was and still is and always will be the Malays. I am now serving in the Ministry of Health where I work with, under and for Malays. I must be honest to myself. I have not been too impressed.

The Malays are the only group of people that can make or break UMNO/BN. I wonder if they realize the burden upon their back.

There are some Malay issues I will never touch even with a sixty-foot pole. Mat rempits, incest, intravenous drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, abandoned newborn at suraus – all these are beyond my ability to comment on.

I will take a pick on the more educated Malays however, because they have been given the opportunity to expand their minds yet end up becoming parrots and echoes of UMNO’s racist viewpoints. They end up in exactly where UMNO intended them to be – trapped in an erroneous opinion that they are forever indebted to the NEP and UMNO. They seem contented working as peasants in a feudalistic system that promises little social mobility. They deem it rude and inappropriate to object and disagree even when things are utterly stupid and nonsensical. UMNO has so successfully indoctrinated these so-called university graduates with the dulu, kini, dan selamanya ideology. These group of educated Malays are beyond anyone’s reach and more sadly, they formed the bulk of the the very group with the power to lead Malaysia.

Those that did successfully see through UMNO’s tricks end up like the educated Chinese – too distressed to vote for UMNO yet too comfortable to speak out against it. There are of course exceptions to the rule, but really, are there no more courageous Malays other than the likes of Haris M Ibrahim?

If you’re a Malay brother reading this article, I challenge you to rise up and fill the role destined for you in this land called Malaysia. You know who you are, my friends.


2 comments:

Gan said...

Very well written !!

Hope your message gets through, if not, by the time they wake up - Tanah Melayu will be a doomed "pock kai" nation, plundered by a few UMNOputras.

Vincent Wong said...

I believe the East Malaysians deserve the hell they get. I have met a few of them, they complain but I suppose they are more cynical believing things will never change.

Indeed it will not be in our lifetime that there will be a non-Malay PM. Not for a few hundred years, but then we would have been raptured already.

We can only hope to appeal to their sense of fairplay and justice. However it would be a long shot since equal rights is not a trait of islamic world. Perhaps our only hope lies in the relentless march of Globalization where discriminative policies are frowned on.