Mar 10, 2010

Chinese to take over

there's this interesting article from malaysianinsider titled "Chinese will take over in the next elections, warns Perkasa"

KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — Malay nationalist group Perkasa warns that the Chinese community will use the next general election to take over the country.

Perkasa feels that the last general election weakened the Malays and empowered the Chinese community.

Dr Zubir Harun, director of Perkasa’ economic bureau, who was at the Malay Consultative Council’s (MPM) round-table discussion, said during his presentation that a divided Malay community will empower the other races.

According to delegates at the discussion and documents received by The Malaysian Insider, Perkasa wants the New Economic Policy (NEP) to be the “spirit” of the New Economic Model (NEM).

“Perkasa believes that disunity among the Malays has weakened Umno, causing the non-Malays to be more vocal in their demands. They say that the Chinese are also blackmailing the government to give in to their demands by threatening to vote for Pakatan Rakyat,” said one of the delegates.

Zubir also said that Perkasa is worried that the New Economic Model will have a Chinese agenda.

“The Chinese people feel that the next general election is the best opportunity for them to gain power in this country.

“This is why Chinese NGOs, such as Ziong Dong and Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce, are using this chance to make demands of the government. If their demands are not met, then they will vote Pakatan Rakyat who are willing to give everything to the Chinese,” he elaborated in his presentation.

Zubir added that the Malays have “sacrificed” for the country by allowing “the immigrants” to live in Malaysia.

“It must be reminded that the Malay people have sacrificed tremendously since independence with a quid pro quo policy... the Malay race have compromised by allowing foreigners into the country. The Malays endured hundreds of years of colonization and the result is the migration of foreigners into the country. We were forced to accept this policy,” he said.

Zubir also slammed non-Malays and liberal Malays for wanting to rewrite the country’s Constitution and social contract.

Perkasa believes that the NEP is still relevant because it will help the Malay community to counter a market which is dominated by the Chinese.

The Malaysian Insider reported today that the government has decided to incorporate the proposed New Economic Model (NEM) into the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) in June, as fine-tuning and tweaks will go beyond its initial end-March launch.

It was learnt the delay came after feedback from various quarters prompted the government to rework its ideas and proposals that will turn Malaysia into a high-income nation based on innovation and creativity.

Among those with reservations about the NEM are the MPM which yesterday demanded it be based on the 1970s-era New Economic Policy (NEP) and should comply with Article 153 of the Federal Constitution that protect Malay and Bumiputera’s special position.

I decided to pimp out the article, just in case, it was censored later. You never do know how pathetic the Gahmen will do nowadays.

Well, if indeed Zubir is our Bolehland's Nostradamus, I guessed it is time I choose which part of the country that I would want to take over. Greenlane? Bukit Jambul? Ayer Itam? Batu Feringghi?

Nah, maybe I'll just get a tree house...

As for NEP, i think it is still relevant. Its relevance correlates well with the great economic divides, even within the same 'sacrificed' race. Its relevance raised the self-esteem issues in some Malays who believed that without these crutches, they can be just a good as other races. Without any cynism, I believe they can.

Spectrumtastic Toes

Success transcends through any barriers of races, religions and skin colors.

No one would want the credit of their success to go to NEP instead of their self-diligence and self-effort. Without the abolition of NEP, everyone will always cast a doubt upon the real struggle to success.

But calling other Malaysians more 'immigrant' than others, I guessed he should be utterly condemned and jailed under the ISA. The grand evidence that he's currently a happy old man walking freely in the streets once again proven that ISA and the idea of 1malaysia are actually a couple of phoney 'empty vessels' that kept making unnecessary vulgar noise pollution in our media landscape.

Now, back to the real question about several paragraphs of musing:

Will Chinese take over in the next election?


Yes, we will.

Well, half right maybe.

A simple math looking at our current racial breakdown will surely deemed the Chinese take-over as a myth only written in the Grand Holy book of Perkasa.

But Chinese will take over, sooner or later, but not in a bad way.

If you really follow the global trend closely, after English glorious dominance in 2 centuries ago, and America's superpower reign in the last century, it is the prophecy of unknown sources that China will own this century.

Napolean Bonaparte once said, "When China awakes, it will shake the world"

China had overtaken Germany as the top exporter. China had loads of bonds of Treasury of USA. China is getting lots of resources and raw materials from African countries by giving them back some infrastructures. China has great plans ahead.

No, please do not be mistaken that I worship the grand motherland of China, despite what some pathetic out-of-touch right wingers will believe, Malaysian Chinese will never be the same as China's Chinese. Never.

Our root and skin color maybe the same, but our identity is totally different.

It is different, and it always will be.

Here's the thing.

More and more Malays will be learning Chinese along with our national language in years to come - which is a good thing, I believe.

With an extra language at hand, the majority of Malaysians will be more marketable. Breaking into the China's market will inevitably help our country grew faster and stronger.

Secondly, by understanding the culture and language, inevitably, it will break down big communicative and cultural barriers, leading to greater unity.

Wow, such an ambitious dream, such a vision, premonition and bla bla...

In actual fact, this idea is actually semi-stolen from our small Southern neighbour. Singapore's think-tanks recognizing the current global trend, are sweeping the country with encouragement for their people take up more of Mandarin than their everyday's English, while it is the opposite for the Chinese-speaking Malaysians across the Causeway, who learns to be more proficient in English.

Most of the bright Malay nurses that I knew of already been sending their children to SRJK, without losing their own heritage and culture.

Maybe it's women's sixth sense, maybe it's motherly instincts. One thing for sure, they knew exactly deep down in their hearts that their choice is for the best for their children.

Yes, Chinese will take over - but not in a bad way.

Lars-Julien Meyer - Angelo Crystallis

Let us all build a better Malaysia the right way.

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