Monday, August 27, 2007
I was at the opening of the All-Blogs at Damansara Heights recently and the theme was in search of that elusive and proverbial Bangsa Malaysia! Well to begin with I do not have any problem with what I am, and that is because I am a Malay of a Minangkabau descent, and I have a very, very happy childhood.
Here is something that I must share with you guys, especially little cute Aishah. I am a Malaysian of a Malay keturunan and I do not have any best friends who are Chinese of Indian! however, I have many best friends, some for the last 40 years till now, who are Malaysians, but of Chinese or Indian descent.
Of course it is a problem of semantic when Aishah said being Malaysian means she has Chinese best friend (from China?) but I understood perfectly well what she was trying to convey. Just as I was trying to say there is not such thing as Bangsa Malaysia, unless we dismantle all things perceived to be Malays, such as the Sultanate system, and abolish the constitutional monarchy and declare ourselves republic! Unless all of these are dismantled to make the non-Malays happy I will then ask: "At what cost,l mah?", and why fix it if it is not giving us any serious problem!?
One of the bloggers at the opening of the All-Blogs that evening said it is already fully entrenched in the constitution of the concept of Rakyat Malaysia, dan bangsa berbilang kaum., but nobody wants to listen to what he was saying and to ponder upon what was said?!
So seriously why some Malaysians are questioning the eligibility of the country's constitution that will and have inadvertently caused and create an unnecessary anguish.
Already overheard at the gathering that evening that one young Malaysian of Chinese descent, questioning the need to re-think and to re-do the social contract agreed upon by Malaysia's founding fathers? The social contract is not something that was decided at a whims! Part of the social contract, that not all Malaysians are aware is if there is a racial strife in the country that cannot be resolved in 60 days the British Army can take over, so we do not want that to happens.
On other matter I see good people like lawyer Haris Ibrahim , Malik Imtiaz and Professor Azmi Shahrom, who at a glance, repeat at a glance, appear to have suffered from an acute case of a personality bypass but I may be wrong, are still grappling with their true identity and their Bahasa Melayu and questioning the "unjust system" that they are experiencing.
Yes, it is nice to speak to the gallery of angry people just to hear your voice mixed with the pounding of your adrenaline, but in life there is more to it then just pounding adrenaline and to believe that we are the smartest and our way is the best, that what the late Datuk Harun Idris did before May 1969!
If I am given the opportunity to lead this multi-racial country of about 24 millions morons I shall pass. It is not that easy to govern this country of morons. But then it is easy to condemn the national anthem, and the perceived Malay governance and to yearn for something that we already have: that is Bangsa Malaysia yang berbilang kaum! I hope this quest for Bangsa Malaysia will not further erode of racial understanding between one moron and another!
Selamat Merdeka Rakyat Malaysia yang Berbilang Kaum!
P.S. This treatise is written without malice intended. And I hope En Rusdi, En Steven and En Rocky do not mind the picture that I used, initially I wanted to caption it as "Three Amigos" but I changed my mind the caption should read "Three Morons"! he! he!
Posted by Pasquale at 11:29 AM
Friday, August 03, 2007
I CAME across an article in the Star quoting Khairy Jamaluddin labelling Anwar Ibrahim being American and Jewish puppet, who is out to destroy NEP, thus eventually will destroy the Malays, so Anwar must be hounded and exposed?!
Shouting through his heart when making his speech (I am sure of that), will translate it as I will be a "good" Malay leader for you Malays if you vote for me, when we all know what we have seen in the past where young politicians like him conning the Malays when later on they turned out to be just another faggot and a dud!
Well Khairy, prove to the world that Anwar is a traitor, not that I care much for Anwar as a politician and his over rated political persona and his remedy to save Malaysia during the currency crisis where he proposed we be slave to the World Bank! Because, Khairy, if you accused a person you must also be ready to explain to the world whether what they say about Kalimullah Hassan, your good friend, as a Singapore agent is also not true. I am very disturb by this allegation about Kalimullah for I also know him!
Kalimullah Hassan, we were told, was not given a security clearance when he was briefly the late Deputy Prime Minister Tun Ghaffar Baba's press secretary, and all sort of innuendo cropped up saying saying the reason being Kali is a foreign agent until now, and also being reported in many blogsite that I have come across. I for one do not believe Kalimullah is a foreign agent, for how can that be as we know he is also very close to our Prime Minister?!
If you accuse Anwar Ibrahim as traitor, and foreign puppet out to destroy the Malay institution, you must do the same to clear the air about accusations on Kalimullah Hassan whether they are true or not true for these claims have gone far enough and you are being said to be very close to him. What if you, KJ, were to become a prime minister one day and if it is true that Kali is indeed a foreign agent that will compromise our national security concerns under your watch?
So Khairy, make a public statement about Kali as you have made about Anwar Ibrahim and this will clear a lot of negative perception on Kalimullah! In fact this column has no malice intended! We just want to know that is all!
P.S. Khairy many people still believe you and Anwar Ibrahim are in fact good friends and you are just play acting and I for one cannot accept the fact that you have suddenly abandoned him, people still remember when you went to his house upon his release to give him his passport, is this also true that you went to his house to give Anwar his international passport?
Umno Youth has labelled Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim – who was once head of the movement – a traitor to the Malay cause.
In making the declaration, Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaludin said: “The (coming) general elections is not about politics but the future of the Malays.”
“Anwar is a puppet of the United States and the Jews, thus he must be hounded until there is no more place for him to run to,” he told a state Umno Youth gathering on Wednesday night.
Among the 5,000 people present were the wing’s former chief Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Deputy Information Minister, and Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali.
Khairy said the movement was angered by Anwar’s persistence in wanting to do away with the New Economic Policy, a cause close to the hearts of the Malays.
“He wanted to abolish it simply because he wanted to win the support of the non-Malays,” he said.
In Kuala Lumpur yesterday, Khairy said there should be no more statements from any Barisan Nasional component party leaders concerning demands for extra seats for the parties.
He said the coalition’s success was based on the power-sharing consensus formula, which will be maintained.
“Umno Youth will not accept threats from the component parties that they will leave the Barisan if they fail to get additional seats,” he said, in an apparent reference to the People’s Progressive Party’s request for more seats in the coming general election,
“That’s unfair and it’s not the Barisan style. We always share and discuss, and we make compromises.
“We hope there will not be any such talk from the component parties,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting on preparations for a Merdeka Day youth gathering".
Posted by Pasquale at 11:19 AM