Monday, May 27, 2013

WHAT’S WRONG IN SAYING IF ANY MALAYSIAN FEELS THAT THE POLITCAL, SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS AND WHATEVER SYSTEMS THAT HE DOES NOT FAVOR, CAN HAVE THE OPTION TO EMIGRATE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY.


…AFTER ALL THE CHINESE AND INDIANS AND SOME OTHERS, TOO, HAVE DONE THAT IN THE LAST MANY CENTURIES.
By Mansor Puteh



It’s really a matter of, ‘If you cannot beat them, join them!’

But this adage does not seem to ring any sense in some Malaysians. Their numbers are so few but they shout too loud that it seems that they are the only ones who live in the country while the others are in slumberland.

They are the ones who are appointing themselves to be the spokesmen for the Malaysian Left.

It is also an irony how they who claim to champion democracy but who are actually stomping on it.

Some of them, I suspect have been ‘empowered’ by the images seen and portrayed by some actors in early Hollywood films which have the ‘anti-hero’ theme that show how one man can beat the system and triumph in the end.

Unfortunately, what Hollywood does it to provide opium to the masses, and some Malaysians are high on Hollywood Opium. 

There are now many former Malaysian who have left or fled the country to take up citizenship, permanent residency and work commitments in other countries.

This act did not happen in recent times; there were many people who had done so, especially the Chinese and Indians who had chosen to come to Tanah Melayu for almost similar reasons that the Malaysians today may have.

After all there is no compulsion in accepting the citizenship of any country; even Americans have been known to return their international passports to assume the citizenship of another country including Sri Lanka and Nepal or even China.

Everybody has the right to choose which country he wants to be a citizen of.

Unfortunately, there are not many who are able to do so, simply because they had not tried to do it, while the many others are not qualified to do so because they are not wealthy or well-educated.

Yet, there are many who clamor to get the chance to slip into England for instance to work as a laborer in any Chinese restaurant where they hide themselves, so even if they have lived in England for a few decades, they are not able to speak much English.

Yet, there are also some who claim to be persecuted if they remain in Malaysia, so with such a ploy they are able to get permanent residency status or refugee status in England and in some other countries.

There are many Myanmars who now live and work in Malaysia. They are able to get refugee status by claiming that they would be persecuted if they continued to live in Myanmar.

This reasoning may be true of the Rohinya-Muslims. But the sizeable number of Myanmars are Buddhists who have no real reason to feel threatened.

Their only reason for wanting to come and work in Malaysia, are purely economic ones. Some are even social ones, too.

The fact is that any Malaysian today who feels that the political system and whatever systems that are in place in the country which they find to be uncomfortable with can have such an option.

But the truth is that most of them, even if they are qualified to do so, by claiming to be persecuted by the authorities in Malaysia, won’t take up such an option.

The reason being that they are not able to fit into the new country of their choice despite it being the best for them to be in and live as a citizen.

They have to remain in Malaysia simply because they can do more mischief.

In America, they are alone. So they are not able to do much, especially if they are Chinese or Indians, and no matter how educated and qualified they are and well versed in law, their voices will be drowned.

There are smarter people in America than them.

But they think they are smarter than everybody in Malaysia, so they still choose to remain in Malaysia and won’t accept the citizenship of another country even if they are offered it.

The reasons why many Malaysians go abroad, particularly to America or England and even Australia to study is because they did not have confidence in the education system that exists in Malaysia.

They took up that option by going abroad, because they can afford to do so. In fact, even the Malaysian government encourages them to study abroad.

So it won’t be wrong for the Malaysian government or whoever tries to encourage anyone who does not fit into the country and its society to take up that option to leave the country and take up the citizenship of that country.

There were many Chinese who had taken up the option to return to China when Tanah Melayu was on the throws of independent, with the many others who refused to do so.

And today, there are still many Chinese who are eager to do business with those in China because the country affords them with such opportunities, with some of them who are actually living there using work permits.

There was this Australian guy who did not like one of his legs, so he got it amputated, by freezing it so bad that the doctors who had earlier refused to amputate his healthy leg, had no choice but to do it now. 

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