Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MALAYSIA’S STILL STUCK WITH YESTERDAY’S LEADERS IN THE GOVERNMENT, THE OPPOSITION AND THE NGOs. – PART II.

…ARE WE SHORT OF PEOPLE TO TRUST FORWARD TO LEAD THE COUNTRY…OR ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE GOD-SEND, THE FAKE PROPHETS?
By Mansor Puteh



THERE IS ONE MINISTER IN THE CURRENT CABINET WHO HAS BEEN HANGING AROUND IN IT FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES. GUESS WHO?

WHEN I WAS REPORTING FOR UTUSAN MELAYU IN 1977 TO 1978, I COVERED PRESS CONFERENCES AT HIS OFFICE. YET, TODAY HE IS STILL IN THE CABINET, LIKE HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT ELSE HE CAN DO BESIDES BEING IN IT FOR SO LONG.

IS THIS AN ACHIEVEMENT HE IS PROUD OF, OR IS IT HIS LIMITATIONS TO SHOW THAT HE CAN’T DO ANYTHING BESIDES BEING IN POLITICS AND IN THE GOVERNMENT ALL HIS LIFE?

What can he be proud of, that the people will want to remember him by? Many of his colleagues ho had left politics have disappeared into thin air?

Maybe this guy is scared that he, too, would disappear into thin air considering that he has not really done much to the country or even to his own party, other than to hog and stop someone else from taking over from his constituency and party leadership.

I have to pity him. He likes to take his wife to work in the country and more so abroad thus turning formal and official functions to social ones.

Malaysia is not like in other developed countries where their politicians come and go and in each generation they create new and exciting leaders to lead the country and society.

So one can appear from out of the blue to take charge of the country using a totally new style of governing the country with a whole new group of leaders, thus leaving those whom they had replaced to do something else and retire from active politics.

Here in Malaysia, one can even see today how there are some who had been around in the government as well as in the opposition for many decades.

Can’t they find a new vocation so that new leaders from within their own party and coalition who have been waiting for their turn to rise will be given the chance to do so?

After all, what is there for any of them to do if they are given such posts in the cabinet, since all that they are expected to do is to read prepared speeches and give standard comments on anything.

Worse, they are expected to pretend to be a keen listener, although they do not care for the well-being of those whom they are supposed to serve.

So no wonder, most of them are not remembered for having done anything once they finally retire for good.

Even the most vocal and attention crazy members of parliament are forgotten once they leave parliament after losing in the next general elections. There are many of them who used to shout loudly on any issue and were embroiled in many controversies who are now relatively unknown.

They can never use whatever experience they had as members of parliament for their post-parliament careers. The most that they can expect to do is to be appointed as members of the board or the CEO of some of the government-link companies or GLCs.

There is really no future for past members of the cabinet and of parliament and the state assemblies, despite the ‘vast’ experience they had while in office.

None can go out of the country to impress the international organizations to want to employ them for anything.

So no wonder all of them insist on staying where they are and be in the cabinet and parliament for as long as possible.

The only way for them to ensure of their continued existence in them is to be loyalists to the top leaders of their respective parties. They do not have to serve their constituencies because this is seldom counted by their leaders.

Can we remember or do we care who are the former ministers in the last cabinet?

How many of the cabinet members and those in parliament have gone to doing better things abroad on their own?

What real experience can they be proud of having been in the cabinet and in politics on both sides of the divide?

Can any member of the opposition be able to capture the attention of the crowd in international forums talking about specific issues?

They like to deal with the issues, but only in the country, but not elsewhere in the wide world. Why? Because they know they won’t be impressive there.

Can they be invited to be advisors in important and major international corporations and agencies in foreign countries?

There are some smart people in Malaysia, who can get the opportunity to join forums that bring in people of their own race worldwide, where they do nothing but complain to them on how their own race in the country had been sidelined on almost everything that they do.

The fact that Malaysia is being controlled and dominated by old guards from both sides is not a big secret. This is a fact that there are now creating problems for themselves as much as they do for the whole country.

So much so that new faces are not allowed to emerge, and those who still stall the parliament house and its proceedings are basically has-beens, those who have been around for ages.

No wonder most of the ‘sensitive’ issues that are taking up so much of our time are being churned again because they are the only preoccupations that these old guards have.

I still remember working as a journalist and attending press conferences given by some of them who are still around in the cabinet and especially outside of the government. They are still stalling parliament and the opposition.

You see them say pretty much the same things in parliament and outside of it, and not actually doing anyone any favor other than to their own selves and to their parties.

They sometimes take their personal matters to parliament including their court cases.

They deal mostly with the wide national issues but not those that their own constituencies are affected the most on a daily basis.

So no wonder drains remain clogged and roads are untarred with a lot of potholes in them. And in many cases, rural villages do not have water and electricity supply.

This is despite the fact that the country is going to celebrate its 53rd Merdeka (Independence) celebrations in a few months’ time. So to those who are affected by this, its going to be a bleak Merdeka, compared to those in the cities which will be lit by lights from the fireworks.

This tells us a lot; that the country has not succeeded in creating new faces to replace the old generation of politicians and other leaders even those in the NGOs, who have also been around for ages.

This is basically what is happening in Malaysia, where the old goats still graze the grass that they had long denuded and cleaned. And they are now grazing on ground.

Many people wondered when Mahathir was going to retire as prime minister. He cried and finally did it 22 years as prime minister.

But how come, no one has also wondered why are the leaders of the opposition not going to retire?

Is it because they are in the opposite side of the fence that they can stay put for as long as they please, even if fate has them injured and who are now disabled. Yet, they still want to pursue the track to parliament.

Can’t their own party ask them to retire gracefully so that the new generation of leaders in the opposition can emerge, so that they can bring into Malaysian politics and political life new blood and life, that suit the times?

How come in other developed and First World Countries their leaders stay only for as long as they are needed, and before they are asked to go away from sight?

How come when a politician loses in a general election, he hardly returns the next time to run for office and worse, he does not go elsewhere to a safe place where he can win?

Worse, is when someone from Melaka has to go to Perak or Pulau Pinang to win seats there and become chief minister of the state.

Where are their members from those states who could be given the post?

Didn’t they think it is necessary to develop talent from all the states and in the constituencies where they want to win to have those who can be pushed up the ladder and assume official duties to manage the states for which they had won?

Malaysian politics are mostly for those who are already too long in office, both in the government and the opposition.

So no wonder the speeches they make and the concerns they show are all dated ones.

And no wonder too, issues, especially those sensitive ones are still being churned because they do not have new and original ones to deal with.

In many ways, Malaysia is stuck in the same spot and chances of it being able to move forward with new vigor will not easy to happen.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

MALAYSIA’S STILL STUCK WITH YESTERDAY’S LEADERS IN THE GOVERNMENT, THE OPPOSITION AND THE NGOs. – PART I.

…THEY ARE YESTERDAY’S ACTORS WITH YESTERDAY’S PLOT, MENTALITY, ISSIUES AND APPROACHES.
By Mansor Puteh



SO EXPECT YESTERDAY’S CONTROVERSIES TO BE REPEATED AGAIN AND AGAIN FROM ALL OF THEM FROM TIME TO TIME…

SOME OF THE OPPOSITION ‘LEADERS’ HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR TOO LONG. THEY SPOUT THE SAME DIATRIBE AND GET ABOUT THE SAME RESPONSES FROM THE SAME PERSONS THAT ARE REPEATED IN THE SAME MEDIA.

NO WONDER WE STILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH OLD AND STALE SOCIAL, CULTURAL, LINGUISTIC AND RELIGIOUS ISSUES WHICH ARE MOSTLY MEDIA AND BLOG-CREATED ONES.

And the squealing and stirrings of the minorities who feel being cornered everywhere by the fast expanding majority who have started to look more inwardly than ever before.

Are the majority to be blamed for starting to exert themselves after being too accommodative for too long?

Trying to rewrite history and change the political landscape of the country won’t do the minorities any good.

Their younger generation have accepted real facts that the earlier generation had tried to deny, and are living in the real world and not one of make-belief.

This is despite the intense propaganda being conducted by their media to sway their sentiments and cultural and social affinity to Hong Kong or India, for they are not providing them with their daily rice, bread or ‘capati’.

Unfortunately, even the intellectuals and intellectualism are also of the old generation, all of whom are still shouting outdated slogans.

Even the newspaper columnists are also from an earlier time who write on tired issues that do not matter much today.

Other countries have new generation of leaders in many fields especially politics. But in Malaysia, we seem to have been stuck with the same group from an earlier generation who does not seem to be able to move ahead, to deal with different maters of concern.

Most of them are stuck in time, so they take the whole country with them, so the society does not move that much in real sense.

The political system is such that there is a lot of respect for old men and women; that we simply cannot remove them unless if they decide to retire on their own, or are embroiled in some scandals that force them to withdraw.

But even if they are moved out of their political parties, they can still be in it by forming a new one or by joining the opposing parties.

This is Malaysia. And this is Malaysian politics.

So no wonder we still have the likes of Nik Aziz and the other oligarchs in PAS; Karpal Singh, Lim Kit Siang and Anwar and their off-springs; Nazri, Rais, Hishamuddin and the UMNO oligarchs to spar with each other, on pretty much the same tired and boring issues, in parliament and outside of it, and sometimes in court, too.

Where are today’s leaders in their respective parties? How do they bring into their parties new people to replace them as leaders?

It is through intra-party and inter-party disputes and bickering that they are able to see who have potential to be anointed as their new generation of leaders?

It seems this to be the case, since there is no one from any of the political party who can rise to the top echelon without having done any of those things – carry the bullhorns and shouting slogans, or be strong supporters of some of the old leaders so they can be seen to be loyal, but not necessary with good leadership quality.

No one has suddenly appeared out of the blue and impress his party in their annual conventions by saying something intelligent that can props up the party; all of them have to shout and are capable of doing a host of unimaginable things including lodging police reports of all sorts and giving tired speeches in ‘ceramahs’ all over the country.

This seems to be the way most of the political parties recruit their new leaders.

Some however, became known simply for being lucky that they were nominated to run for the general elections and who managed to win not because the voters liked them but because they hated the candidates from Barisan.

Can we have some who do not have to step on the heads of the others before them, who also do not have to promise anything just to get votes from the people, and who can deliver?

Where are the qualified persons who enter politics out of choice and not of necessity who appear from nowhere and who can take the country somewhere, and who can also unite the Melayu in Nusantara Melayu and Muslims in the Entire Muslim World?

We don’t have any of those.

So we have to make do with some who are mere followers, lackeys and hangers-on, who exhibit poor leadership potential and who have been known not to have written or said anything intelligent.

Some claimed attention by shouting slogans outside of the American embassy; the others shout in support of their idols.

They get attention and they could be counted to do the bidding for the others. Some of them had indeed been voted to parliament and the state assemblies by not having any talent in leadership but as noise and nuisance-makers.

Alas, they are the accidental parliamentarians and state assemblypersons, who do not have any potential in playing a significant leadership role either in the government or opposition and the NGO. They belong elsewhere and not in politics.

They had not shown any real concern for the people but only to one or two in the hierarchy of the political parties they have chosen to support. This is their only concern which is to attract the attention of those leaders.

It’s either they are yesterday’s leaders or nobody’s leaders, especially those who suddenly appear from nowhere and were able to get themselves to parliament and the state assemblies when they were not actually elected by the voters in the first place.

And no wonder, too, many old sensitive issues which were dealt with in the past are still being churned again and again, since they do not have new ones to deal with.

Are we short of people whom we can trust forward to lead the country? Do they have to come from only the few political parties and not from out of the blue and from the skies?

Do they have to be in the long line of aspirants who commit gaffes along the way and end up in their local and divisional leadership before they go into the national arena?

The system in Malaysia is such that one has to play the game, and it takes a very long while before one gets to the top. But unfortunately, the induction to national political life and career is fraud with pitfalls and disadvantages, in that one creates a fiefdom for oneself and around oneself, so that it becomes their think tank and the country’s interests becomes second.

Malaysians and Malaysia are basically being ruled by a bunch of people of an earlier generation who are downright rude – for insisting on staying put where they are like there is no future for them beyond politics.

None of them can ever move on in their careers after they leave politics, so no wonder they insist on staying in politics because the rules can be bent and manipulated unlike if they are in the other professions where they have to abide by stringent laws and regulations which bar them to do as they please.

Even university lecturers and medical professionals have to retire when they reach a certain age; they cannot perform as what they had been doing for so many years previously.

But in politics, one can come in and go out as one pleases; but chances are one prefers to stay since they derive a lot of fun doing that.

How many of the professional politicians from both sides can become better and more respectable persons once they leave office?

If they were in the government, chances are they would be given cushy posts in government-linked companies as chairmen or chief executive officers.

On the other hand, if they in the other side, chances are they will wilt. So that’s the reason why they prefer to stay the course no matter what, since they can still have the venom to spray and repeat the statements and comments on everything by disagreeing without coming up with anything intelligent.

What more if they have acquired such thick skin that no matter what they face; they can still stand up stoic in face of the onslaught of condemnation and criticism.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FIFTY NUISANCE-NEWS-MAKERS-FAKERS HOGGING THE MEDIA TRAFFIC AND CAUSING CONFUSION IN THE COUNTRY.

…AND THE NEWSPAPER EDITORS ARE DIRECTING TRAFFIC TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.
By Mansor Puteh



AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ENTERTAINED BY THEIR STUPID ANTICS?!

IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, THEN JUST ASK THE FIFTY OR SO PERSONS I’M TALKING ABOUT TO GO FOR A HOLIDAY OVER THE WEEKEND AND I CAN BET, THERE IS NO STORY WHICH IS NEWSWORTHY OF PUBLICATION IN THE PAPERS AND BROADCAST ON TELEVISION.

THEY MOSTLY DEAL WITH SOCIO-CULTURAL-LINGUISTIC-ECONOMIC, RELIGIOUS-POLITICAL ISSUES AT THE BASE LEVEL.

And as for the repetitive crime cases that are reported, they are the result of bad or poor quality lawmakers and ‘oppositioning’ who had turned parliament into a circus.

Where are the think-tankers and smart persons in Malaysia? Where are the smart and brilliant and experienced media persons, think-tanks and intelligence in the country?

Some of them had been given the top journalism awards; others have been described as champions for the freedom of speech, etc, etc.

But none of them could ever go up to talk about what I am writing, including those who are in the think-tanks.

Where are their views on this matter? They have none. Because they are always looking elsewhere.

Maybe they are just not well educated or qualified to be able to write something like this.

And for that matter, where are the senior personnel in Bukit Aman who should also be interested to know what I’m writing in this article?

The truth of the matter is that, Malaysia is being hijacked by just a small bunch of pseudo-experts, pseudo-politicians and has-beens in academia, politics and what have you with some of them who are lawyers wanting to create jobs for themselves.

Yes, just fifty of them have managed to hog the media traffic jam causing the whole country to turn upside down.

And where in Kuala Lumpur they create most of the nuisance-news for the media? There are at few places only.

They are in the lobby of the parliament, the courts and sometimes on the streets and the headquarters of the respective parties.

This is where many front-page news in Malaysia are created on an everyday basis. And this is something which the media owners and media gatekeepers are not aware of.

And this is also how the government and their leaders and other opinated personages do not know of, simply because they are also sometimes benefiting from it.

Where in the world has the lobby of parliament become convenient centers for the media to converge and practice their brand of ambush journalism, but in Malaysia?

There is no lobby of parliament anywhere in the world where the lobby of their parliament has been trampled by the media cheaters and creators and nuisance and news makers and fakers.

Maybe the media owners had deliberately done this so that they can sell their papers. It’s all commercial crass that is slowly leading the country onto a downward slope of confusion simply because the media owners do not know how to sell their papers anymore that they have to manufacture filth to fill the many pages most of which have been booked by the advertisers anyway.

And whatever space left by the advertisements must be used to fill with news. And with not much news that the papers can publish, they have to manufacture filth to do that over the many foreign and syndicated ones that they habitually use to fill other spaces in their papers.

Must we continue to allow them to have their say and day all the time and everyday?

Must we also continue to allow only fifty people in the country to hijack civility and create confusion just because they are not smart enough to raise issues at proper places in the parliament and state assemblies that they have to do so in the streets?

Don’t they have any sense of what and who they are?

Maybe yes, if this problem is not highlight and the media owners and media gatekeepers are totally blind as they are now.

But maybe not, if we are now aware of what’s happening in the country vis-à-vis with the fifty or so persons who are mischievous and who get their thrill by repeating their media pranks everyday.

Not a day is spared without any of the fifty persons who hog the media traffic. Yet, the media owners and media gatekeepers and even officers in the ministry of home affairs or kementerian dalam negeri (KDN) and especially its ministers not realizing this.

Don’t expect anyone in the parliament to be able to raise this issue in the august house in their deliberations this April, as they are some of them who are also in the list of fifty nuisance-news-makers-fakers.

Of the fifty nuisance-news-makers-fakers, there are Melayu, Chinese, Indians and two Punjabis.

Yes, the Punjabis, whom the Melayu had described albeit erroneously as Bengali have been known to be peaceful and quiet people. They number at around two hundred thousand persons. So that is the reason why they had become very quiet and even docile.

They and the others in the Indian communities who are also small in numbers have become quiet and docile so long. But not the Tamils who are the noisiest simply because they are the largest in the Indian community.

Actually, the Tamils are not 1.5 persons but much less. The reason why their leaders like to quote this number is because they always talk about the Indian community which includes even those who are not Tamils.

So the total number of Tamils in Malaysia is no more than one million persons. And their total percentage in Malaysia is also diminishing like the percentage of the Chinese in the country which will shrink to a mere eighteen percent with the Indians at eight percent by 2035.

And from amongst the two hundred Punjabis in Malaysia, there are only TWO amongst them who are very noisy. They are the ones who are leading the pack, being lawyers cum members of parliament.

The senior Punjabi has been in the political and legal limelight both outside of the dock as well as in it, for too long. But no-one seems to have asked why is he not moving away from the scene?

They had asked Mahathir to move along. But the same persons have not asked by the senior Punjabi has not bothered to move along and retire from active politics.

They have also not asked the others, which include some Chinese and Melayu as well as Indians who have been in the business for too long to move along to make way for the younger generation of nuisance-news-makers-fakers to take over from where they have left.

No. They are only interested to ask those on the other side of the fence to move along, but they themselves do not bother to heed their own advice.

Does this means that they only give bad advice to the others which they themselves could not use.

And because of that Mahathir had to heed their advice, which was first mooted by those in the fifty nuisance-news-makers-fakers, which were taken by some from within his group.

But those in the opposition who have also been in the same business have not done the same deed.

They still want to hog the media traffic like they have not had enough of thrill.

Fifty people who are nuisance-news-makers-fakers are the ones who are creating most of the news in the country.

Yet, the Barisan and Umno leadership and the other think-tanks do not realize this. They think that there is a total upheaval in the country when there isn’t any.

The truth is that these fifty persons who are the ones who are also being used by the media for their front-page stories and others which are created on a daily basis through ambush journalism, an invention that was created by Malaysian editors.

Ambush journalism is what dries the Malaysian media; it sells papers. Without ambush journalism, there is no colorful news that the papers can publish.

If the government, Barisan and Umno truly want to create a more conducive environment in the country, they should address the matter concerning the noisy fifty. There are some ways that this can be done.

But I doubt it if there is anyone in the government, Bukit Aman, Barisan, Umno and the think-tanks can ever wonder how it can be done. The reason being that they are not qualified to know even the existence of this group.

Are they totally blind not to see who they are and why they are still allowed to hog the media traffic in the country, which had caused a bit of consternation to the general public at times in the past?

Are they also not sure how this same group can morph to become the devil incarnate in the near future, at the slightest provocation by the government or authorities?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

THE MELAYU LEFT AND MELAYU RIGHT GANG UP TO CREATE CONFUSION ON THE DIMINISHING NON-MELAYU MINORITIES IN MALAYSIA.

…WHY THOSE MELAYU AND NON-MELAYU BLOGGERS WILL NEVER REALIZE THAT THEY ARE ALL SERVING THE CAUSE OF THE MELAYU!
By Mansor Puteh



THE FAR LEFT AND EXTREME FAR LEFT MELAYU BLOGGERS ARE MERE DECOYS TO LEAD THE NON-MELAYU SOCIAL, CULTURAL, LINGUISTIC AND PSEUDO-POLITICAL ACTIVISTS INTO A TRAP.

MALAYSIA-TODAY AND MALAYSIAKINI ACT AS THE GARBAGE BINS TO ACCEPT ALL THE NASTY PROTESTS AND PLAY OF WORDS THAT SOME AMATUER WRITERS HAVE TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS WITH EVERYBODY IN THIS BLACK HOLE CALLED THE CYBERSPACE, SOME OF WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE TO BE WRITTEN ON WALLS IN PUBLIC TOILETS.

ALL THIS IS HAPPENING WITHOUT ANYONE REALIZING IT.

In America, the government then purposely provided funds to groups so they could form the Communists Clubs, so in this way, they know who are in them.

The same trick was used when Tunku Abdul Rahman was prime minister. Zainuddin Maidin or Zam whom I interviewed for the documentary on Tunku called ‘Bertahun di Residensi’ or ‘The Residency Years’ which was shown last 7 March on TV1 said how the Tunku administration had funded the formation of the Communists associations in Tanah Melayu and because of that they were able to identify who were hardcore Communists and their sympathizers.

So what is happening in Cyberspace with regard to the Melayu and Malaysia are concerned is really good, that the creation of the bloggers is a useful way for the authorities to get wonderful and valuable feedback on how some segments of the society thinks and how confused they are.

Some of the bloggers or internet news portal had also given leads for some issues to be settled by the authorities.

In the process they had also created many self-hating Chinese and self-hating Tamils and self-hating Melayu for nothing.

The webmasters of the two blogs should be given due recognition because of this, as does some of the editors of the newspapers which like to publish stories on Hong Kong, China, India and America. They are like they are asking their non-Melayu readers not to ‘arrive’ in Malaysia and be still stuck in Hong Kong, China, India and become pseudo-Americans like them.

Malaysia does not exist for the Diasporas that they are that these newspapers and even television and radio stations want them to be.

So I find to be utterly funny…the more the bloggers spout venom in their blogs and the many anonymous postings and commentaries all of which seem to say how angry they are with their ancestors for having come to Tanah Melayu to work in the tin mines and rubber estates.

You don’t know your friend or neighbor or someone you know has ulterior motives until he shows it.

And they don’t get to show it if the Melayu do not give them the chance to do that until now.

Unfortunately, not many of the bloggers and pseudo-political commentators from amongst the non-Melayu and some of the Melayu are good in literature to know how to read what is written.

Therefore the formation of Hindraf is really not doing the Tamils any good; it has only brought out the worst from them…

The creation of the many blogs which are critical of the Melayu and Muslims in Malaysia, too, had brought about wonders to the Melayu who do not overreact to what they write or say or shout, but which have all made the Melayu realize their true mischievousness.

Even the formation of some of the so-called multiracial Malaysian political parties are not serving the non-Melayu that much. They are they to hoodwind the non-Melayu into believing that they have friends from amongst the Melayu whom they can manipulate and use for their own greedy causes.

And let’s not forget the non-Melayu; especially the Chinese majority in Singapura had caused the extinction of the Islamic and Melayu Sultanate of Singapura. Can history repeat itself? It definitely can.

Ironically, it has definitely done wonders to the cause of the Melayu with the formation of Perkasa and the empowerment of the Melayu as a whole.

It seems to me that there is a ganging up of the Melayu left and the Melayu right, which no-one including those Melayu who are happy to be left on the other side, in the left realize this that they are indeed ganging up with all the other Melayu in the right to the bidding for the Melayu as it has been explained in my earlier article.

And I doubt it if the Hindraf leaders and their supporters amongst the bloggers realize who they are all serving.

Some of them will continue to relate and communicate with some of the Melayu bloggers who seem to be supportive of the cause of Hindraf, but in reality what they are doing is to get those Tamils to bring out the worst in them.

The Hindraf leaders can quite easily realize this if they study what they had done on hindsight, if they are smart enough to be able to do this and immediately admit their follies and mend their ways.

Because the new generation of Tamils and Indians and Chinese are not like them; they do not feel what they feel. These new generations of non-Melayu have accepted reality; they know their place in the country better, being born in an entirely different era and with different influences.

They are only so few of the Tamils who aspire to be Gandhi. But alas Gandhi was not Tamil. He is also Brahmin and educated in England. He pursued a cause which was noble to evict the British colonists from Mother India. And he was successful but at the expense of breaking up the country into three.

In the end, the Muslims benefited more than the Hindu majority in India, having two new Muslim countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

And I don’t think they and the other Melayu bloggers are smart enough to realize this, thinking how angry and annoyed they are with the Melayu and Muslim leadership and they insist that they are right all the time, like they are the higher authority.

But the truth is that they are doing exactly what the Melayu and Muslims in Malaysia want, which is to bring out the worst from the other side, the non-Melayu and non-Muslims with them behaving like the Peter Pan of weird ideas and protestations.

And the creation of Hindraf and the other blogs which seem to be too critical of the Melayu, are in fact, good for the Melayu; because only now the Melayu know their true feelings, the feelings of the self-marginalized minority communities in Malaysia which do not seem to be able to accept the facts of life that they are still part of the Chinese and Indian diasporas regardless of what citizenship they may hold, Malaysian or otherwise.

It is therefore not easy for any member of these Diasporas to be able to feel comfortable with themselves if they had found the need to be ungrateful to the original inhabitants of the land who had saved their ancestors from what could possibly their extermination from the world, as many others had experienced without them ever landing on the shores of Tanah Melayu and dying at sea with their bodies being eaten by sharks who did not care from where the food they got that day had come from.

The descendants of those immigrants who had survived till today are some of the most vocal ones; they are also the most ridiculous ones, too.

Fortunately, some of my own ancestors who had come from the same country as their ancestors were more grateful and decided to reject the land of their ancestors to embrace the new one which had allowed them to live thus be able to cause the creation of future generations of true blooded Melayu.

Those Chinese and Tamil who complain a lot these days are definitely not like some of their brethren who seem to be contented having succeeded in business and who are now better off compared to the Bumiputeras. Their feelings too must be taken into account to compute in the emotional index of all the Chinese and Indians in the country.

There are some Melayu bloggers and commentators who sound to be too critical of their own kind, but in reality, they are decoys for the community to prod those who are on the other side to bring out the worst in them.

And to a lot of extent this has succeeded. They continue to lead those non-Melayu and non-Muslims to think they are wrong on all the issues they are interested in.

And I doubt it if those who are involved and who had been in this business of running down anything Melayu and Malaysia realize this.

That they have inadvertently become no more but promoters of the Melayu and Muslim interest.

So they heap everything in the blogs. The notable of which is definitely Malaysia-Today and Malaysiakini, which had become the ‘garbage bins’ of the far left.

They do so in a most unusual way, of provoking thoughts and ideas to the extreme and drawing the best from some and the worse from themselves and the others.

And what have they been doing all this while?

Nothing much, except that they are ganging up to create a confusion amongst the diminishing non-Melayu group in the country.

Some of the Melayu are too far in the left, but from what I can see, they are also in concert with the Melayu Right on all accounts, the more they write their pieces which look critical of the Melayu but they are mere decoys to prod the non-Melayu to trek along their train of thoughts until they are all led into a trap.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

THANK HINDRAF FOR GIVING THE MELAYU PERKASA AND FOR WAKING UP THE MELAYU FROM THEIR STUPOR.

…DON’T BLAME THE CREATION OF PERKASA AS IT WAS A REACTION TO THE OUTRAGEOUS ACTIONS OF THE NON-MELAYU ACTIVISTS, REVISIONISTS, PSEUDO-POLITICIANS AND PSEUDO-ACADEMICS.
By Mansor Puteh



LONG LIVE HINDRAF!?

HINDRAF HAS DONE WONDERS TO THE MELAYU. AND THE MORE THE OTHERS SQUEAL, THE MORE PERKASA AND THE MELAYU WILL REACT. DON’T EXPECT THE MELAYU TO GIVE WAY TOO MUCH AND TOO LONG.

This is not reverse psychology – it is an undeniable fact for without it, there would not have been a Perkasa!

So Perkasa and the Melayu have to ‘thank’ Hindraf for its creation and for emancipating the Melayu many of whom have become too laid-back and docile for too long now.

And while Hindraf is basically an imaginary grouping whose activities now are limited and confined to their own small and imaginary spaces, Perkasa is a reality which can organize forums, seminars and make demands on their own too, however outrageous.

Those who had created it had given the Melayu a huge boost to rediscover themselves because many Melayu have forgotten how charitable they had been by accommodating to the interests of the others even to the detriment of their own well-being.

Yes, the Melayu need Hindraf and all their protestations, to get the Melayu all fired up.

And don’t blame the Melayu activists if Perkasa had to be created; it was a natural reaction to the outrageous charges of the others that it had to be so for without which there would not have been a Perkasa.

And expect whatever protestations made by Hindraf and the other communal rightist groups, Perkasa will be strengthened further; for they get their thrill seeing how the others squeal.

So how could they blame Perkasa for it was due to unusual and outrageous repositioning of the non-Melayu exertions and demands as more and more Melayu are encircling them from all sides?

And it is ironic how Hindraf is basically a dormant non-starter grouping, while Perkasa is gaining strength with every protestation from the other side.

Some of their leaders have already become non-entities in Malaysia, while those who are still in the country do not know what else they are able to do next.

They have one of their own kind in parliament. But he does not seem to be of any use to their cause, since their cause isn’t an official one.

So far the views of the non-Melayu communal activists are merely a representation of the views of pseudo-historians and pseudo-economic experts who have not done a good job at it.

If they want to know which race in Malaysia which are suffering a lot more, they will have to admit that they are the Melayu whose land has been taken away for the development of the other races.

And no non-Melayu asked why Perkasa had to be formed and many like-minded Melayu and Muslims had to gather together to form an unofficial alliance with Mahathir Mohammed lending his support.

They feel threatened with the formation of Perkasa. They had expected for the Melayu to keep quiet and let them do all the barking and shouting like they are suffering

Maybe the Melayu ought to thank Hindraf and the other non-Melayu for the formation of Perkasa, for without them, the Melayu would not have thought of coming up with something like that.

There was no Perkasa before. But now there is just as there was no Hindraf before, but now there is.

Worse, there are also a small group of loud and noisy individuals from the non-Melayu group who are already starting to be ridiculous.

Unfortunately and ironically, all these are happening while the population of the non-Melayu in Malaysia is diminishing, when their voice should be less loud.

Don’t they think that their action should be responded by a similar reaction from the Melayu whom they have all charged for a host of things?

They were so tied up with their own thoughts that they failed to realize that Perkasa was formed as a natural reaction to what the others had been doing all this while now.

Surely, they are not so stupid to realize that the Melayu too can close their ranks and act to protect their own interests.

When some Hindus in Malaysia started to group with each other to form Hindraf, they were said to be champions of their race. So that’s okay. And they were applauded for their brash and bravery with the media giving them full attention.

Have the Hindus in Malaysia finally arrived? Or are they angry with their lot for being held back in the development of the country. Whereas some of the blame should be put on their own shoulders.

Many of the other non-Tamil Hindus are not with them, and they are better off compared to them because they did not get the benefit of the vernacular Tamil education since they are not Tamil.

So few non-Tamil Indians bother to speak or learn this language which is alien to them. There are probably more Melayu who are able to speak Tamil than the others in the Indian group.

Unfortunately, when the Melayu started to react and form Perkasa, they were said to be ultra. And that’s not okay.

Why is Perkasa not okay when they are only trying to uphold the constitution and the articles 152 and 153?

Melayu are not supposed to react; they are supposed to suffer in silence when the minority groups start to over-react by demanding anything under the sun like they are the ones who are suffering and at the hands of the Melayu.

The truth it is the Melayu who are suffering and at the hands of the non-Melayu.

Perkasa was formed by some well-meaning Melayu as a direct reaction to the formation of Hindaf and other chauvinistic groups of minorities who are going about their business in various forms, mostly through the media and also the arts.

They had staged plays, produced videos and musicals and also artworks and gone to the streets. Yet, they are supposed to be appreciated for their bravery for exerting themselves so brazenly.

Whereas the Melayu are supposed to give in to all their demands. The Melayu are charged for having taken from them everything and sidelining them in the economic development of the country.

They charged the Melayu for being uneven-handed. They failed to admit that the more the Melayu are pushed to the corner, the more they will react. And the formation of Perkasa is just one of the mysterious creation of their acts.

The others being the closing in of the ranks of the Melayu.

I have never found the Melayu to be more united than they were before. They are not united for nationalistic reasons but by religion and race, as this is what the others had wanted to see, because they others have started to do the same long ago thinking only of themselves and their so-called independent vernacular schools and ganging up to create a society within the mainstream society and an economy within the national economy.

And thanks to them the Melayu are starting to feel that they can do wonders if they are united.

And also thanks to the Chinese and Indian (read Tamil) ultras, Chinese business is suffering; more and more Chinese businesses have gone bust.

The reason being, more and more Melayu are not trying to avoid patronizing their commercial establishments and so we are now able to see how many of their shops closed.

The situation is not going to be better for the Chinese, the more the Chinese ultras continue to exert themselves so that in no time, many Chinese businessmen operating their small stores will go bankrupt.

Even now, they are suffering. And this is happening because of the ultras amongst them who.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MELAYU WERE FORMERLY ORANG ASLI WHO HAD LEFT THE JUNGLES.

…LET THE NON-MELAYU AND NON-MUSLIM CULTURAL AND POLITICAL GROUPS PARADE THEM TO PUTRAJAYA AND CARRY PLACARDS.
By Mansor Puteh


ATTEMPTS TO DEFAME THE MELAYU HAVE TAKEN THE MATTER BACK TO THE JUNGLES.

THE TRUTH IS THAT THE ORANG ASLI THAT WE STILL HAVE TODAY HAVE REMAINED AS THEY WERE BECAUSE THEY WERE LEFT DEEP IN THE JUNGLES AND CWOULD NOT ACCEPT CHANGE TO BECOME MELAYU.

AND WHY DO THE ORANG ASLI IN MALAYSIA SUDDENLY FEEL THEY HAD BEEN LEFT BEHIND?

THE REASON IS BECAUSE THEY ARE THOSE WHO SUDDENLY FIND THEM INTERESTING ENOUGH TO PROVE HOW THE MELAYU ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF THE LAND – THE BUMIPUTERA.

THIS IS A BLATANT LIE CREATED BY THOSE NON-MELAYU ESPECIALLY WHO THINK THEY CAN ‘USE’ THEM TO CREATE A CONFUSION ON THE ACTUAL HISTORY OF THE MELAYU.

The Melayu are also Orang Asli. Their descendants are also Orang Asli.

The only reason why the Melayu today do not look like the Orang Asli that we know of is because our ancestors had decided to leave the jungles and accept modernity.

I’m sure there are some Chinese and Indians in Malaysia whose ancestors who were also from the Native tribes in India who had left the flock to emigrate to the cities and other town centers and converted to Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism so they do not know where their ancestors had originated from leaving those small groups of Natives who are still in the in the jungles or deserts to be what they are today.

For the same reason, there are also many Americans who also have Native ancestry which they had long forgotten because they had become so assimilated and look every inch an American like the others.

So it is not surprising to find how many Melayu today whose ancestors who were mostly tribes who lived near the river banks and coasts, so they were able to go with the flow, especially with the new influences they were able to get from the others.

The opening of Melaka was a major factor that led many Orang Asli then to become less so and became Melayu.

When Parameswara first came to Melaka in 1400 there were twenty people and they could be described as Orang Asli. But not long later, they became more modern.

Their counterparts who were living deep in the jungle did not even know that Parameswara had visited and established Melaka. They were so busy with their own lives as nomads going from one place to the other until fairly recently when they were ‘discovered’ by scholars.

Now they are being ‘rediscovered’ by social, cultural and political activists who now want to parade them to Putrajaya and everywhere so they can be used to challenge the status quo of the Melayu.

The Orang Asli will become Melayu if they leave the jungles and accept the modern way of life. They speak good Melayu over the other languages and dialects. And if they convert to Islam they become Melayu.

Only a few who choose to convert to the other religions or still maintain their original beliefs will look like the original Orang Asli. And it is this group of people whom the activists are targeting.

Unfortunately, if the Orang Asli convert to other religions instead of Islam, and if they also choose to speak in English and behave like the other non-Melayu, their Orang Asli identity will disappear especially if they marry the non-Melayu.

Their children will not have any memory of living in the jungles. They only know the type of life they have been accustomed to.

So in the end, the modernization of the Orang Asli will be bad for them. Bad like what those who had left the jungles long ago and who had become Melayu and Muslims.

In the end, the Orang Asli will become no more than objects to be pitied and displayed in museums.

They have been paraded to Putrajaya and are encouraged to spout slogans. But it is all for pure entertainment since the activists are only interested to use them for their own sinister propaganda.

They are mostly the non-Melayu – the Chinese and Indians.

But don’t the Chinese and Indians also know that their ancestral lands of China and India also have their own Orang Asli groups, who are not even known by the outside world today?

They have been left behind by development and are still happy with their lot.

There are some Chinese activists who like to talk about the ‘systematic or institutionalize discrimination’ that the Orang Asli had to suffer, which resulted in them losing their identity.

What sort of identity that the Orang Asli have that can be of any use to anyone other than to the anthropologists, historians and cultural experts?

The language or dialects of all the Orang Asli tribes including those in Sabah and Sarawak are too weak to be used for the modern age. They can be studied but cannot be used for other than social communication.

If the Melayu language has been often charged for being inflexible, and it cannot expand, what more with those dialects?

In fact, more and more Orang Asli kids and their elders do not speak in their native dialects even with each other. If they do they still have to infuse them with Melayu words so much so that they do not sound Orang Asli anymore.

Just listen to the radio programs that are said to be in those dialects and one can find how easy it is for us to understand what they are saying all the time since most of the words they use are Melayu with a smattering of Orang Asli words in between.

But why are the Orang Asli suddenly feeling compelled to come up to show their faces and let everybody else hear their protests?

They are doing all this at the insistence of the non-Melayu activists who now fear that their dwindling numbers are being further reduced when more and more Orang Asli leave the jungles and become Melayu.

Even as it is the population of the Melayu is fast expanding, yet, the number can further increase with the inclusion of the Orang Asli becoming Melayu and Muslims.

So Malaysia is not like America, Australia or New Zealand all of which have their Natives. Whereas in Malaysia the major race, the Melayu are also the original people of the land – the Bumiputera just like the Natives in Sabah and Sarawak.

So it ironic as well as pathetic that the non-Melayu are now starting to use the Orang Asli today to challenge the status quo of the Melayu in Malaysia just to try and prove that they are not as original as the Orang Asli.

They are also trying to dissociate the Melayu from Malaysia so their immigrant history can be put aside and their own status quo be said to be the same as that of the Melayu in Malaysia.

Unfortunately, their latest attempt at defaming the Melayu fails miserably yet again.

And no, they cannot use the Orang Asli to do the bidding for them. Because the Orang Asli today are too few in numbers compared to the Orang Asli who had become Melayu and Muslims so even if they have discontentment of their own they still cannot exert themselves without their voices and protests being drowned by the voices of the majority who had become Melayu and Muslims many centuries earlier.

If there are people today who look down on the Orang Asli, they are those who do not want them to modernize and accept the choice of the majority of them who had morphed into being
Melayu and Muslims so that they can still remain as they are, living like nomads and becoming objects of pity.

So those who are bent on using and parading the Orang Asli in all their paraphernalia to Putrajaya and getting them to shout slogans and carry placards, ought to remember this and not forget that their ancestors had lived deep in the jungles, so they were not able to modernize to become Melayu and Muslims like the majority of the people in this country.

And the very fact that they are now slowly leaving the jungles will prove in the near future how close they are to the Melayu, a race that incorporates all the native groups in the Melayu World or Nusantara Melayu.

The attempts and efforts of these non-Melayu and non-Muslim cultural and political groups to use the Orang Asli will backfire. On the contrary, it will help with the cause of the Melayu and Islam in the country the more their issues are raised and debated.

And the more they do that the more they will find how far and alien they are to these groups and how close they are to the Melayu and Islam.

These groups are indeed not doing themselves a service in a sense but to the Melayu and Islam. It’s good that they do not realize this and their folly.

So let them continue to parade the Orang Asli to Putrajaya…