Kucing Gatal Speaks

Sunday, July 24, 2005

So much for racial integration

Watching the local news these days infuriates me. Everything is being focused on one race, which some call the "superior race". Have they forgotten that Malaysia is multi-racial, created through the blood, sweat and tears of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other races? Have they forgotten that the other races pay equal amount of taxes, work just as hard if not harder, contribute just as much, if not more, to the development of our homeland?

Is it fair that other races pay more for land and houses, yet the best housing units in many housing areas are reserved for bumiputras? Is it fair that bumiputra students are assured of scholarships while other races have to rely on the goodwill of politicians to allocate them scholarships, even if they've outshone their bumiputra peers? Is it fair to the other races that bumiputra quotas that have been in place for years and years to give Malays a headstart, remain in place because the corrupt few have ensured that many Malays still lag behind?

No, it is not fair. It creates resentment. And one day this resentment, which has been simmering under the surface for so long, will boil over. And then chaos shall reign.

Instead of promoting racial integration, you, Mr Politician, are helping to destroy it.

This Kucing is appalled at the insensitivities shown by our so-called learned politicians. They jump up and down when anyone says something remotely offensive about bumiputras/Malays/UMNO, yet they openly degrade other races by focusing only on the betterment of the Malays with complete disregard for the improvement and advancement of other races. This despite the fact that the other races were also born here, grew up here, contributed to the economy here and will probably die here. And then these politicians cry foul if anyone fails to fly the flag proudly on 31 August, 1957, claiming that they're unpatriotic.

Do you expect otherwise, my dear blinkered politicians?

Till next time, this is Kucing Gatal signing out with a dispirited Meow.

15 Comments:

  • Handouts dont empower anyone

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 24, 2005 11:26 AM  

  • they kept saying whatever they do won't affect the non-malays rights. i don't get it. i too believe another choas is inevitable.

    i already have an escape plan.

    By Anonymous rhomer, at July 24, 2005 12:05 PM  

  • i am planning my escape plan.

    i wrote on this too.

    By Blogger cccp, at July 24, 2005 12:13 PM  

  • Absolutely well put. How the hell is this supposed to be "our" country?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 24, 2005 12:14 PM  

  • politicians = cakap tak serupa bikin...

    By Blogger red, at July 25, 2005 7:42 AM  

  • humph...we ALL know for a fact there's nothing any amount of talk can do to help improve the situation. i'm not suprised to see MORE and MORE malysian professionals leaving this country. n yet they want these ppl to come back to being treated like dung. come on la....we're not stupid!! neither are we blind.

    BUT what to do....there really isnt ANYTHING that can change this situation is there? macam menuang air ke daun keladi.

    By Blogger mistyeiz, at July 25, 2005 8:56 AM  

  • If you guys read the history, the Chinese are brought from the mainland to help out in the mines and Indians for rubber tapping. When Tunku Abdul Rahman about to declare independence, he invited other races to join the country for independence. The Malays did not fully agree to this as they have to share the country's independence with outsiders having said that, outsiders are now insiders. To compensate that and to ensure that the Malays will not lose it's poweer over the their ancesstors land the Hak Keistimewaan Melayu is introduced together with the Jus Soli in the Perlembagaan Negara. Back then, the non-malays totally agree with it as they know where they are standing. It seems that as generation passed, the same race seems to forget their standing and wanted more. I know some might reply "Let's for get the pass, as we are now all Malaysians!" but it's not that simple. If the Hak Keistimewaan is to be revoked, then together with it is Jus Soli is also revoke which makes other races a non-Malaysian. Simple as that. Aye?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 25, 2005 12:01 PM  

  • why do you guys against the Hak Keistimewaan Melayu so much?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 25, 2005 12:09 PM  

  • Hak Keistimewaan Orang Pengayuh Basikal mesti ditegak kan. Hidup Le Tour de Langkawi!!

    By Blogger Pantani's 2nd Cousin, at July 25, 2005 2:02 PM  

  • Is there such a thing as Hak Keistimewaan Melayu? I thought only the "Special Positions of the Malays" were mentioned in the Constitution.

    Even if there is such a thing as Special Rights, what exactly does it entail? Unlimited supply of APs? Special discount for houses?

    FYI, I'm a Malay.

    By Anonymous Desparil, at July 25, 2005 4:14 PM  

  • I like cake!

    kawa

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 26, 2005 8:25 AM  

  • why no all the other races leave malaysia for a better life in another country and let the melayus run malaysia... it will be like one giant lepak town or all the roads will be declared new racing circuit... ha..ha...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 26, 2005 5:46 PM  

  • anger.growing.must.have.escape.plan.

    *twitch*

    By Blogger seth.frostheart, at July 26, 2005 8:55 PM  

  • Yes, it is true. Too much affirmative action breeds resentment which hampers integration. To think that the NEP was to provide affirmative action to provide a level playing ground (i.e. eradicate resentment which hampered integration then). Quite an oxymoron don't you think?

    can

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 27, 2005 10:42 AM  

  • pppfffttttsss.....hahahaha!! i like this one...

    "...let the melayus run malaysia... it will be like one giant lepak town or all the roads will be declared new racing circuit"

    By Anonymous caterpillar~, at July 27, 2005 3:11 PM  

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