Thursday, June 20, 2013

WHAT MORE DO THE CHINESE WANT? (APA LAGI CINA MAHU? OR ‘MAHU CHINA LAGI APA?):

…THE TRUTH IS THAT THE CHINESE IN MALAYSIA HAVE GOT MORE THAN WHAT THEY COULD EVER GET, SO THEY CAN TRY TO EXERT THEIR POSITION BY VOTING THE DAP, PAS AND PKR WITHOUT CARE – AN ACT WHICH CAN BACKFIRE, WHICH CAN FIRE UP THE PASSION OF THE MELAYU.
By Mansor Puteh


The Chinese language is such that the grammar is totally different than that is found in English and Melayu, so one can string a series of words in either way to form a sentence that sounds the same.

So, ‘Apa lagi China mahu?’ can also be asked, ‘Mahu Cina mahu apa?’ and ‘Mahu lagi Cina apa?’

The Chinese in Malaysia were given more opportunities to develop economically, which were all offered by the British and later Melayu when Tanah Melayu achieved independence on 31 August, 1957.

But they never once acknowledged this, and much less to thank the Melayu for doing that to them, for without which many of them would be where they were when their ancestors first arrived in Tanah Melayu, with the shirts on their backs.

Remember: Most of the night-soil carriers in Malaysia were Chinese with some Indians. There were only a handful of them who were Melayu.

Night-soil carrying was a profession that still existed till the early 1970s after the bucket system for collecting it was replaced by the flush toilet system.

If it was not done, chances are many Chinese and some Indians today would still be carrying other people’s night-soil or ‘tahi’ as the Melayu say it.

And most of the ‘amah’ or house-help in wealthy Melayu families were Chinese men and women.

Tunku Abdul Rahman employed more Chinese men and women in his staff at The Residency when he became prime minister.

He wanted to give them employment and the younger ones worked as gardeners.

Old photos taken at the Residency show how many of them were Chinese compared to the Indians and also Melayu.

And the Melayu were said to look after the country to govern and administer it so that the Chinese could continue to prosper.

The economic plans for the Chinese were more advanced and widespread than those of the Melayu, who were happy to be allowed to remain stuck in their villages tending to their crops for their daily sustenance, and all their savings were spent on their once in a life-time trip to Mekkah for Haj. And they would die happy knowing that they had such a placid life.

Yet, the Melayu did not complain.

The Chinese continued to prosper not because they were ingenious, but because they were allowed to prosper by the Melayu who if the Melayu were insistent, the Chinese would not have an inch of land to work on and much less to own.

However, with their strong economic presence, the Chinese today are demanding more than what they could chew and get, i.e. political control and ultimate dominance.

They do not say this in words. But their actions belie whatever hidden agendas they may have, or those in DAP and other Chinese-based parties including those in Barisan Nasional.

Chinese political parties serve their own community more than the whole community regardless of whether they are in Barisan or Pakatan Rakyat.

They know how to benefit from both coalition with the Melayu leaders in them kow-towing to their every demands.

For the sake of forging national unity or ‘muhibbah’ the Melayu are willing to bend.

They have bent to low that their backs are now bent so much so that they can now lick their own feet, while their buttoms are hit by the Chinese.

Yet, the Chinese do not feel as thought they have been given respect by the Melayu and are still demanding for more.

They have economic power, so now they want political power.

Unfortunately, the political power they crave comes at a time when their economic power is shrinking as much as the size of their population is.

So by 2050 they represent no more than fifteen percent of the total population of the country with the Melayu and other Bumiputera getting eighty percent of the population.

When this happens, the Chinese would be in serious trouble.

The reason being the Melayu can’t forget what they had tried to do today, so the new economic and other policies have to be tuned to meet with such aggression that the Chinese today have shown on the Melayu.

The Chinese in Indonesia suffered after the country gained independence from the Dutch, because they had sided with the aggressors.

The truth is that the Chinese in Malaysia today is preparing the groundwork for the totally obliteration of whatever goodwill that their ancestors had tried to create so that the new generation of Chinese do not suffer in the end.

The earlier Chinese knew whatever negative efforts they did would have serious repercussions on the mentality and thinking of the Melayu, who had to be woken up from their slumber.

The Melayu are slowly waking up.

And when they have finally woken up, they will start to ask, ‘Apa lagi Melayu mahukan?’ 



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