Monday, December 7, 2015



Many Malaysians think they managed to get to where they are now on their own. No, not many Malaysians have a meaningful post-retirement plan or objective; they may go into business with some of the colleagues but that’s it.

No Malaysian has any chance whatsoever to be able to do much else, least of all to want to return to the campus to advance their academic qualification and get to be involved in international affairs, etc.

Most of them are basically stuck with nothing better to do; so some end up criticizing the very people and agencies that had earlier given them much for which they had not yet shown any appreciation being ingrates that they are, biting the hands that had fed them when they were in abject poverty and literally eating off garbage and living in shacks with some of their parents collecting night soil or human refuse.     

They were parasites of the system and will ever be so all their lives. If they failed to see how they are so, they can be charged for being ingrates and people with no brains but who only have formal education. 

Just how many of them can say that and prove that they managed to get to where they are now on their own? None.

If their parents were wealthy they would not have studied in the government or public universities but elsewhere abroad mostly in England.

If they are Malaysians especially the Melayu who are there on their own without getting any support from the government, they would have already written about it in a book for everybody to see.

All the Melayu are where they are now because of the government with many who were given education at the tertiary level at ITM and now UiTM, without which they will be selling banana fritters of goreng pisang in the streets and walking bare footed.

The few Melayu who found employment in the non-Melayu corporations can start to believe that they had not managed to get their jobs because of the education that they got from the universities established by the government.

They can become ungrateful because they seem to think they are now independent entities and can voice their dissent on many things.

None of them has said how they are grateful to the government for allowing them pursue their tertiary education. None and none will ever want to do that.

Thus Malaysia is now in an unusual dilemma.

The dilemma which is uniquely Malaysian and undoubtedly unusual in that there are now many Malaysians including those who have tertiary education who are now retired or pensioned but who do not know what else they can do besides doing gardening and looking after their grandchildren?


Most of them do not have an international outlook to be able to restart a new career that can take them further than they could while working with the government agencies or private companies and corporations.

So few Malaysians, if ever, can find a new vocation that they can expand and develop their hidden talents to benefit them more than they can by writing in their blogs and Facebooks for so few to see and read, much less to respond positively to.

Many of them are in a limbo; they are stuck living from the time they retire or are pensioned from work, to the time when their mental capacities start to fail them and when their physical self starts to shrink and they finally become useless even to their own children and grandchildren who have to start feeding them like they are babies again.

Malaysians facing their second lives after working many decades, and are now in their second childhood can be very careless with what they do and also say.

And no thanks to the blogs and Facebooks they can express their hidden thoughts clearly and objecting to the established order they suddenly find a renewed energy to go on living.

Even a former prime minister is facing the same dilemma who do not know how best to make full use of his new stature than to want to mess in the national politics in the country and especially his successor who he may have had a hand in electing to the office, and who still thinks should be embolden to his views and ideas and ways.

Whereas when the prime minister now retired was in office, did he care to look back at the few former prime ministers who had given him way to allow him to assume the office as prime minister?

No way. He wanted to do things his way and he did that, by sidelining the former prime ministers.

But China and also India now have become totally different than they were during the British Administration of Malaya, and Malaysians are able to visit China but how many have done so?

Even those Chinese who have visited China do not feel enamored with the country which they find to be alien to them with the Chinese there not accepting them for what they are.

So no wonder no feature film on the plight of the overseas Chinese or Chinese Diaspora has ever been made.

Even the Chinese who are successful outside of China and there are many in Malaysia too have been highlighted by the media in China.

The Chinese and Indians outside of China and India are seen as oddities by most people in the two countries not interested in appointing them to be the guardian of Chinese culture and language outside of China.   

The ancestral villages of the Chinese in Malaysia which were mostly in the south of China in the Fujian district, and elsewhere having been destroyed or redeveloped into new development areas.

Some Chinese and also Indians in Malaysia have already left the country to immigrate to the more western countries such as America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom where they are happier to be surrounded by the locals and also some people who are like them, from other former British colonies and not demanding too much that they had earlier tried to do and get when they were in Malaysia.

Not many Malaysians have found a new vocation when they retire which is who they were people who depended on the system and not to enhance their stature by being their own persons with a true vocation, now that they are on their own and not part of the system.

They can never do anything on their own; they are parasites of the system that they found to be offensive.

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