|Light at the end of the multi-racial tunnel....you better believe it!|
|The heyday of Malay political domination symbolises by people like Dollah Kok Lanas...|
He was much feared then when he was a deputy minister under Tun Razak and cabinet ministers loathed him.
He would motion his index finger to any junior or senior minister to come to him. Then one day he was thrown into the dungeon for being a suspected Stalinist.
Onto the next topic. Many moons ago I had one of those rare and a private conversation with Prime Minister Najib Razak and he said to me: "Under my watch I want to empower every Malaysian - Malay, Chinese, Indian and everyone - the power to think about the well being of the country and society,"
I said: "Isn't that easier said than done sir! What about the right wing and the conservative within Umno who would shot down the idea of you wanting to empower evereyone including the non-Malays...shouldn't they be controlled? As we have done in the past?"
He said: "It must be done. I am not from the past I want to forge ahead and they may and call me anything they want but this is something I must do and will do..empower all law-abiding Malaysians into building this country......"
To continue from the top, let me tell what Dollah Kok Lanas and many other right wing Malays are saying.
That they are not comfortable with Najib's idea of liberal approach to society and his "empowering" everyone regardless of their ethnic backgrounds so long as they are doing it for the betterment of the country.
My contention is under Tun Razak and Tun Mahathir, Malaysians were overwhelmed or subdued either by sheer fear of the Malay power or that they are afraid to say "I am in pain" or "to stop hitting me" feelings.
Najib said: "I want to heal the nation for we have only one life to live, I don't want Malaysians to feel the pain of being subjugated by any one...they can say what they want I will still do it."
No Najib is not a coward, it is just that people like Dollah Kok Lanas and others like him, are afraid that they will lose their right wing Malay muscle by not being able to call any one, non-Malays included, via their smugged index finger.
People like Dollah Kok Lanas and others like him are actually HANKERING for the heyday of sheer Malay total domination at all cost, to come back, but that ain't going to happen under Najib's watch!
People like Dollah Kok Lanas and others like him must accept the fact that Najib, unlike all of his predecessors, is not a coward he is just doing it what was supposed to have been done.....to not make Malaysians live in fear.