Tuesday, February 06, 2007

the malaysian malay by dr syed alwi...

interesting article...

if am not mistaken couple of weeks ago.. karpal asked during a parliment hearing.. when do they have plans to abolish this nep thingie, or soemthing along that line... the answer is no!... no reason given except we MUST obey wat the article 153 said and those stuffs got to do with ketuanan melayu...

hishamuddin acted like a hero here... re protecting the ketuanan melayu... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Hisham_Keris.jpeg

come on.. get real... think, the top people always gives this kinda 'assurance', that we are a secular country with islamic laws etc... but the things happening around seems to be otherwise!... people are not dumb to listen to wat crap those top people got to say nowdays, i think..

am in the shipping/logistics biz... the things like awarding mega projects to bumi companies only, incentives for bumi company, etc... how long more the bumis got to be spoon-fed?!?... how long more malaysia gonna practice this kinda stuffs?!?...

that's why i always say, lky's statement is brillinat.. that's the fact, he said wat he got to say... he hit where it hurts most!... perhaps a wake up call?!?...

quote navin... "the truth may hurt but it can also trigger transformation"...

we, the sane malaysians needs a major transformation desperately, malay, chinese, indian, etc.. a mega havoc is bound to happen esp when the government is no longer the government after the next election... the mega havoc is wat we need to do for the better for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years down the road!...

we can go on and on and on about this stuffs... the bottom line is, the government got to go... 50 years is way too long to make mistake and not to repent fm it and at the same time keep repeating the mistakes...


p/s ; do think about it.. comes 31st august 2006 will be the 50th anniversary of malaysia independence... we grew rapidly in terms of development, popularity, etc.. but, think the country is owing people mega millions (dun think they will ever report how much malaysia owe people)... also, have the mentality of some people changed to bring changes to malaysia or perhaps people are just too lazy to want a change?!?...

p/s ; i wonder how will aab or rather the government react to this brilliant article by dr syed alwi... perhaps, they will even 'feel' more coming fm a fellow muslim...







THE MALAYSIAN MALAY by Dr Syed Alwi of Singapore

Dear Editor,

As you know, I am an avid watcher of Malaysian affairs. I must confess that lately, Malaysia appears to be failing. Not a day passes by without more events that clearly highlight Malaysia's race-religion fault-line. If things keep going this way, I fear for Malaysia's future.

Today, schools in Singapore celebrate Racial Harmony Day. I can visibly see the joy in the children's faces as they wear their ethnic costumes and have fun together at school. But in Malaysia - even the right to choose a religion has become a sensitive, national issue. No doubt, there are many in Malaysia who hate my liberal views on Islam, family included. But I will say what I must say openly. I have come to the conclusion that Malaysia cannot progress any further without first addressing fundamental questions regarding its identity and soul.

I remember the days when we can laugh at Lat's cartoons on everyday Malaysian life. But sadly, the Islamic tide has polarised Malaysians.

Some people ask why I should bother about Malaysian affairs since I am a Singaporean. May I remind Malaysians that it was Tan Siew Sin who once said that Singapore and Malaysia are Siamese Twins. Should Malaysia go down it would hurt the region tremendously. Especially Singapore.

Where do you think Malay apostates would head for if Lina Joy loses her case? Singapore of course! I find the Malaysian Malay to be very under-exposed. For them, it's all Islam and the NEP and everything under the sun would sort itself out. I am sorry to say this - but Islam and the NEP may be the cause of the undoing of the Malaysian Malay.

There is nothing wrong with religion or affirmative action. But, like everything else in life, they must be taken in moderation and with a pinch of salt. A little doubt is good. Unfortunately in Malaysia, emotions over Islam have overcome reason. What we see today is the result of the NEP and Islamisation policies of the past thirty years or so.

No one owes Malaysian Malays a living. Let me assure you that should Malaysia fail - the Malaysian Malay will suffer enormously. And rightly so. After all - they have been pampered with all sorts of goodies over the years. They cannot now expect more goodies. Perhaps the day of reckoning for them, is near. Whatever it is, Malaysia had better wake up to the realities around her. The globalised world of the 21st century has no NEP to offer the Malaysian Malay. And humans cannot live by religion alone.

Regards,
Dr Syed Alwi
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