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The rise of racism and the fall of Malay leadership

Ever since the unprecedented win of Pakatan Rakyat’s parties in the 2008 general election, the racists in DAP and PKR had relentlessly bombarded our minds with their own brand of racism.

What they were actually scheming was, is to incite more hatred towards the government. After winning 4 more states, they had up the ante in order to capture more would-be supporters.

They had just dented the two thirds majority of BN with the help of Pak Lah’s inadequacy in managing and providing pragmatic leadership to the country. Hence, these racists’ thirst for power had necessitate them to move towards the usual tactics of the opposition in pre May 1969. Accuse the coalition that had held in power of racist policy. The very policy that had worked well in Malaysia ever since the late Tunku shouted ‘Merdeka!’ in Stadium Merdeka.

Naturally, the half past six cabinet members were unable to defend these racists from damaging their policy further. What’s worse, the non Malay members of the cabinet and the coalition chose to wash their hands and blame the malay leaders for the racist policy!

Now, we have a handful number of hypocrites within both coalitions – the Pakatan Rakyat, and the BN. What do they have in common? Plainly speaking, they are selfish!

The original reason why the racists non Malays within the BN plunged a knife on the back of every Malay leader in the government is because they do not want to be associated with the highly inefficient and ineffective government of 2004 onwards.

They do not want to be held responsible for the loss of the two thirds majority. They were part of the government back then. Ong Tee Kiat, Chua Soi Lek, Samy Vellu, Liow Tiong Lai and the rest. They were all part of that government. They were all guilty. Guilty for being half past six. Along with other Malay leaders, they were all guilty for not castigating Pak Lah and his cronies. Guilty for not speaking up. Guilty for not correcting the wrongs. Guilty for being part of the massive and unprecedented corruption. Guilty for condoning blatant cronyism and nepotism. Guilty by association.

Guilty for being weak. What more, for being weak and corrupt.

And now, in order to wash their hands and hoping the people will forget their performance from 2004 onwards, they had jumped in the bandwagon and accuse their own coalition partners of racism. That was the original reason for this apparent insolence. These non Malay leaders within the government should be ashamed of themselves.

Subsequently, seeing this approach of accusing the government of racism (albeit by being racist bigots themselves) actually worked, all these non Malay leaders (the racist ones – from both opposition and BN), decided to question all the sensitive areas of our social existence. Nothing escapes them. The social contract, the Bahasa Melayu, our monarchy, the special position of the Malays and even the status of our nation’s official religion. All these areas are being questioned incessantly by these insensitive agents of disunity.

Yes, they wish we forget about history. And they had hoped we all will be sidetracked from seeing their ultimate goal – the systematic dismantling of Malay leadership.

It is not easy to forget history. Especially if we love this country.

From it, we can learn the intricacies and the delicate thing on how to be a Malaysian. Which incidentally, is the very fact that all those racist bigots failed to understand (eventhough after been living in Malaysia all their lives).

I cannot stress this more. History must be a compulsory subject for all students in Malaysia from the moment they learn how to read. Currently, there seems to be an effort by certain parties which do not favour Malaysians to learn from history. Apparently, this people want our children just to look forward instead of learning something about the country’s past.

Wong Chun Wai wrote in his weekly column;

“Drumming up racial fears from the perceived or make-believe threat of losing one’s identity, economic position, race and language has been used before but it looks very much out of sync today. It cannot be more of the same.

Young voters and the shifting middle ground are just not interested in squabbles of the past and cultural wars, which never seem to be resolved or are resurrected endlessly by our politicians.

Worse, some younger politicians are echoing the elders, presumably to be in line, and are still telling us to read our history books. The only problem is that some of these history lessons are not even in the textbooks.

More importantly, if some of our politicians do not change, if they continue to use the political formula of the past, they could end up as history.”

For what is worth, the history of our nation, for good or for worse is ours to keep. Our own to cherish and to belong to. Our rich history of the past is our most prized possession.

The recent arguments about the existence of vernacular schools, had caused much furore and anxiety among these racists. They had realised that hammering the calls of unity and equality eventually ring hollow in the ears of their supporters when they were put to task by the suggestion of streamlining the education system into national schools.

Suddenly they backtracked their calls and wanted things to be as it is. Status quo. After months of being selfish and thick skinned when demanding for the abolishment of Malay special privileges, they now sensed that their hypocritical approach is being laid bare by a simple suggestion of integration.

We can see further how desperate these people are when they even accuse this call for closer integration and unity among races is actually a call for further disunity! They had even wanted certain Malay leaders to be arrested under the Sedition Act! They think we are that stupid.

Since we have established that status quo was also what these opposition members are defending, then we must ask ourselves, are their slogans and chants for freedom, equality, meritocracy, unity and Bangsa Malaysia are sincere?

Or was it just a fake effort to gain political prominence and power?

Let us analyse the modus operandi of this clustered group of people in dismantling and usurping political power from the historical point of view. And let us draw parallel with the current situation we are experiencing now.

Let us look at Singapore.

The other day, in a dialog with Singaporean Malays, the Prime Minister of Singapore (Lee Hsien Loong) told them that Singapore is not yet ready to choose a non Chinese prime minister.

In other words, the majority people of the republic will be at the apex of political power for a very long time indeed. Needless to say, Lee Hsien Loong is confident that Singapore will always be in the controlling hands of the Chinese there.

Even though the composition of the populace differs greatly between Singapore and Malaysia, there are several links between the two. Historically and also in the context of its future political direction.

Many Malaysians especially the non Malays admire the leadership of Singaporean leaders although the PAP led government there are more intolerant to dissent and practices nepotism.

Hence, we come back to the issue of ‘racism’ within the current government. The manifestation of this misplaced diagnosis by the opposition has got nothing to do with the reality of the situation.

The question now is not about racism. That was just bait offered by the opposition. The real question now is about leadership.

Back in 1999 elections, Umno lost a lot of popular votes that it should have not been in power back then. The Malays left Umno due to the Anwar Ibrahim factor. What saved it was the non Malay votes. Through them, Umno and BN maintained two thirds majority and helped Malaysia to brave through the Currency Crisis successfully.

The non Malays did not see Umno as racist or practising racial based politics then. Even Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh lost their parliamentary seats back then. Remember?

The bare fact is, they trusted Tun Dr Mahathir. They trusted him to bring Malaysia back to its feet successfully. That was a fact. It was all about leadership. Or else, how could the non Malays voted in a ‘dictator’ who was both ‘racist’ and ‘corrupt’ like him since 1981?

Same goes to Lee Kuan Yew and to a lesser extent, Lee Hsien Loong. The non Malays especially the chinese here in Malaysia have this illogical reverence and respect towards them. But the fact is, Singapore is the exact opposite of what the opposition is preaching to us. It is autocratic and has even more punishing laws that curb freedom of speech.

But they still revere Lee Kuan Yew as if he is the best leader in the world. Why? Simply because of his leadership quality. Lee Kuan Yew can keep them in cages and they would still kiss his boots.

It all boils down to leadership. All the mumbo jumbo about racism and fight for more freedom are side issues. A red herring.

Pak Lah and his band of merry men did not offer any kind of leadership since Tun Dr Mahathir left. And this is what Malaysia is getting itself into since the last general election.

Today, there are even some Malays who are influenced by these subversive elements that hail the virtues of ‘fair and meritocratic’ Singapore.

These subversive elements kept harping on the fact that Singapore’s 1st President was Yusof Ishak without even analysing why and how he became the President and why there are no more Malays appointed to that ceremonial role anymore.

They also did not emphasise on how the Malays there are marginalised economically and politically.

I do not wish to detail out the aspects of their economy here. Suffice to say that business wise, any enterprise needs to have the right opportunity and massive networking in order to be successful. How many Malays, as the minority people, had received and acquired those two factors when doing business there? Are they been given ample space and opportunity to embark on a business venture there?

If in the area of economy the Malays need to have those two elements, then in the area of politics, the Malays there would have to rely on the voice of majority.

In this context, the demography of the populace is as follows; 75% Chinese, 14% Malays and 9% Indians.

Consequently, what Hsien Loong had stated is quite appropriate vis-a-vis the huge chinese population. Therefore, the Singaporean premiership will always be in the hands of the chinese.

But, the Malays are the 2nd biggest majority in the country. However, they are largely being marginalised by their very own government which I suspect, is much more comfortable with the indian community than the malay community.

My suspicion is further accentuated by the fact that the Malays there hold only ONE cabinet portfolio eventhough they are 14% of the population. The Indians there meanwhile holds the Deputy Prime Minister post, and 3 other ministerial portfolios.

Thus, even when the indians are only 9% of the population, they receive higher representation within the republic. In other words, Singapore do not practise the concept of fairness at all!

Since Hsien Loong thinks that the chinese will always be the prime minister of Singapore because they are the majority people, then the Malays there should be given more ministerial posts as they have a bigger number of people than the indians.

My conjecture about Singapore political affairs here is important for the Malays in Malaysia to ponder.

This is because the DAP, in collaboration with PKR and PAS, will be part of the government IF Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim becomes the prime minister.

For the uninitiated, DAP was established in 1965 after Singapore seceded from Malaysia. The PAP MP in the peninsular was left without any platform after the PAP was barred from entering Malaysia as the result of the secession. Thus DAP was born and the Malaysian Malaysia slogan was continued as their party struggle. The same slogan which is being pounded to our ears till this very day.

Hence, it is safe to say that DAP and PAP are from the same mould. Their political beliefs, party machinery and election mechanism are very much similar to each other. Even their logos are quite similar. More importantly, DAP’s vision of Malaysia would be the same like PAP’s vision of Singapore.

But how would this affect the Malays here in Malaysia?

This is where Malaysians need to be cognisant of history. The PAP was formed back in 1954 by a group of people including the late Tan Sri Samad Ismail. In fact the late Tan Sri was one of the original sponsor / backer of the newly established party.

When Pak Samad became increasingly popular and were seen as challenging Lee Kuan Yew’s position, the latter ensured that the former got arrested for charges relating to communism.

Lee Kuan Yew had accused Pak Samad as a communist sympathiser and it became a big issue in Singapore at that time. As the result, Malay political hegemony was ‘ruined’ though an organised public defamation exercise by Lee Kuan Yew.

Ironically, Lee Kuan Yew himself was not anti communist in his early political days. He was very friendly with the communists elements on the island in order to gain political mileage.

To fill the vacuum, Lee Kuan Yew had appointed several Malay politicians which did not have a huge Malay powerbase and support. These ‘token’ politicians were integrated within the PAP to fight for its vision for Singapore. In the end, these toothless Malay politicians had no choice but to follow the PAP leadership. What we see now today, is the culmination of a systematic marginalisation of Malays in Singapore. Being the 2nd biggest race there does not mean anything for it does not grant them any power as compared to the indian community.

The same tactic is being played out by the DAP in Malaysia just like how the PAP had done more than 50 years ago. Recently, DAP had exploited the stupidity of some Malaysians by appointing Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim as one of its vice presidents. The appointment was even hailed by Malay apologists such as Haris Ibrahim, Farish Noor and Din Merican as the dawn of non racial era.

Tunku Aziz’s presence in the DAP was exploited by the DAP leadership just to show that they are all for the multiracial and multiculturism concept and how the DAP is attracting Malays too.

Any astute observer can see that DAP was very happy in accepting Tunku Aziz as their vice president since he hold no influence over the Malay grassroot level here. With limited rapport with Malay grassroots, it is a suspect that he could even emphatise with the issues affecting the Malays such as poverty, the Malays’ special position, etc.

Deftly, the DAP had successfully pull the wool over the unsuspecting Malay eyes through their readiness in appointing a Malay as one of its vice presidents. It is no different with what the PAP had done in Singapore.

By appointing a ‘powerless’ Malay leader with no influence whatsoever over the Malay mass, the DAP somehow is trying to convince the majority Malays that they have the malay interest at heart.

But in reality, as what had happened in Singapore, the Malays will get more marginalised. Early signs had materialised in Pulau Pinang where the DAP is the current Chief Minister.

The first thing Lim Guan Eng had done is to appoint two deputy chief ministers (an Indian and a Malay). Inadvertently, the political hegemony of the minority Indians had been raised to the same level as the malay political hegemony in the island.

Another way to look at it, although Pulau Pinang has 41% malays there, Lim Guan Eng had diminished the political powers of the Malays there to the same level as the 10% minority indians of the island (chinese is at 42% of the population).

To add salt to the wound, the Malay deputy chief minister from PKR is now being portrayed as highly inefficient and not intelligent enough to be part of the island’s administration. He is shown as someone that pales in comparison with the other deputy chief minister (Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy from DAP).

If the DAP tries to further impose meritocracy (and I think they will, just to justify their following actions), they will without a doubt remove the Malay deputy chief minister when the position of DAP is strengthened in years to come.

That way, what happened in Singapore will recur in Pulau Pinang and the Malays there will be marginalised politically after decades being marginalised economically. The Malays that are supporting Anwar and the PKR may not realise this current development. Even Anwar himself cannot contain the tide of the DAP because his hands are tied after selling his soul to these extremists. He is after all is being used as a ‘borrowed knife to kill’ off Malay leadership.

He is trapped with his own calls and promises of Ketuanan Rakyat and ‘multi racial politics’ of the DAP. These promises seem more fair and cut across a wide spectrum of audience. That is why, it is easy to penetrate the minds of young Malays who are very idealistic but sadly, lacking in their knowledge of history.

Unfortunately, these silly Malays do not realise how selfish these racist bigots are. Post PRU12 is an opportune time for them to takeover Malay leadership and they will not waste this advantage for their own self interests.

To digress a bit, it is just mind boggling to see a minority of a country, fights for segregation.

Everywhere else in the world, the minority actually fought and begged to be integrated with the majority. The Blacks in America fought over 200 years to finally be accepted by the majority. Previously, they were segregated – go to different schools, cannot board the same bus as the Whites, cannot vote, etc.

But here in Malaysia, the minority actually are fighting tooth and nail to be segregated! Not only that, they are fighting to undermine the Constitution by blackmailing the majority government to reverse its education policy.

Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks would have turned in their graves should Obama tried to segregate the African Americans from the whites.

Here we are the Malays since time immemorial had accepted other races into our fold. Take our sons, take our daughters. Marry them. We are happy to accept anyone as our own.

As compared to the Whites in America of the past who were very hostile towards any attempt of the Blacks to be integrated into their society, the Malays in Malaya and Malaysia are very accommodating to the non Malays.

Marry our kids. Set up your schools. Set up shops on our lands. Do not worry, we will be good customers for you. Be our representative in our constituencies. We will support you nevertheless.

In the end, all this deeds means nothing to these chauvinistic people. To them, they should strike when the Malay leaders are weak. They do not care about the sensitivities of the Malays. What the Malays think do not matter to them.

This is the mindset of the Malays when the irresponsible racists are taunting the Malay’s sensitivities.

Now, I may have stuck my neck out by this analysis. But I am certain any Malay leader worth his salt can extrapolate the situation in Pulau Pinang and in Malaysia for the next 20 to 50 years down the road if the Malays leaders kept on being weak and accomodating to these selfish, arrogant and insensitive racist bigots.

Thank you.

78 thoughts on “The rise of racism and the fall of Malay leadership

  1. Salam JMD,
    Terimakasih atas tulisan anda.
    Ianya mengembalikan fokus saya pada apa yang penting dan siapa penderhaka.
    Ia menyerlahkan cara dan gaya mereka menundukkan kita untuk menjadi hamba di rumah sendiri.
    Saya akan kembali cuba mempengaruhi yang terdekat dan sesiapa lain yang hendak dengar, akan apa yang berlaku pada Melayu kita.
    Salam Perjuangan.


  2. Allahuakbar JMD,

    You remind me so much of my late father. He had said this many many years ago when I was still a child of not more than 12 years. I would sit on one corner to listen to all his political discussion with his group till 2 or 3 in the morning. Your writing is Deja vu for me. He was also part of the group that encouraged DSAI to join UMNO. I am no fan of DSAI because he is not the man that I known when I grew up. As you have written, he has sold his soul.

    Its about time, Malays wake up. I am very critical of the fact that history was not taught well in school and the curriculum was not properly vetted. Our peace is very fragile. Without the younger generation knowing where we come from and where we are going they will have no understanding nor appreciation what it takes for all of us regardless of our ethnicity to be where we are today.

    Leadership of today especially amongst the Malay is missing crucial elements of strength in character and conviction and tempered by taqwa. Without this is why we Malays are in a sorry state socially, economically and politically.

    We are afraid to speak the truth as we are more afraid of the immediate repercussion and crave the immediate gratification of this life. Until and unless the Malays understand this we will never transcend to the level of excellence and be respected by others in our own motherland.

    Keturunan Jebat


  3. JMD…just got some questions …ur tots on these would be appreciated

    How long can the current “state of event” be sustained? Will this be a race towards who is more racist in order to secure the votes in the next GE…if situation gets worse will we see greater segregation from geographical demographics?

    What will be the “uniting” factors for the Malays? What will be our “great struggle” going forward?

    How can one fights “racism” efficiently? Can we take out politics out of the equation and focus on nation building instead as our key struggle going forward?

    How can we utilise “micro politically nuetral” society based institutions like Rukun Tetangga, Masjids, Churches, Temples etc…who is closer to the ground to deliver the right message to the masses….

    Take care bro n chill out….i sense more anger n frustration in all your recent post……as i said before what you are saying in ur blog need to get into the thick head of the current power players…..maybe its a case of masuk telinga kanan keluar teliga kiri…and a chronic case of self-preservation….takkan la bingai sangat all these people…

    JMD : After taking a few hypertension pills, I am now more relaxed 🙂 SatD, I can’t actually write comprehensively on the steps or framework that needs to be done in order to fight racism etc. It may be detrimental to the efforts that may have been underway. Furthermore, the solutions will not see a short term result. I am putting this to you that what we are seeing now have been preplanned by these racists for more than a few years. Do you know what is more dangerous than colonialism? It would be internal colonialism. Where the minority lay their rules and control the majority. Where in the world we have this kind of regime? You got it, the Apartheid regime.

    Suffice to say that one of the solution is to instil patriotism among the youngsters. There is some effort by these hatemongers to distort history for the majority to read. In the guise of ‘declassified documents’ or ‘the truth out behind the scenes’ catchwords, they had created another side of history that will make the majority question their past. When the majority starts to question their past, they will turn into an apologist.

    These ‘history exclusionists’ are one of the steps taken to dismantle the malay leadership. They are really disunifying the people with this strategy. That way, the majority will be fragmented and the minority will be more attractive.

    Patriotism is for the children to fight a common cause. And what is the course? Harmony and progress. These elements have to be taught to our kids. Thank you.


  4. As salaamu alaikum Jebatmustdie.

    My daughter read me your post.

    I was in my paddy field when the radio announced Singapore’s break from Malaysia back then.

    You and your people have the means to save Penang my kampong from this scourge. Most youngsters seems to be lost in entertainments.

    Sorry, because of my advanced age, I am unable to help you except with this prayer from the Qur-an 2:41-46.

    (41) And believe in what I reveal, confirming the revelation which is with you, and be not the first to reject faith therein, nor sell My Signs for a small price: and fear Me, and Me alone.

    (42) And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is).

    (43) And be steadfast in prayer; give Zakat, and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship).

    (44) Do ye enjoin right conduct on the people …..

    (45) Nay seek (Allah’s) help with patient perseverance and prayer: it is indeed hard, except to those who are humble.

    (46) Who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord, and that they are to return to Him.

    The zakat part, you’ve done well with those dwellings of the poor. May Allah compensates you well. I pray for you. I wish I know your real name. Ameiin.


  5. Dear JMD,

    Interesting posting. I think it is important for the Malays to understand the meaning of ‘meritocracy’. The ideas of this term is not about fairness in distribution of wealth and political hegemony among races according to the demographic of the population. It is about survival of the fittest. So one has to find his way (legally) to make his own race to gain advantages and power in economy and politics arena.

    In other words, it is fair to think racist, but it is very unfair to have racist rules or policies.

    The Malays have an added advantage to implement meritocracy policies in Malaysia because they are the majority. However, due to Malays’ Dilemma, the Malays fail to take control of the Malaysia’s economy and politics even though they implemented the racist policies for 50 years. That is why Tun Mahathir said he failed to change the Malays.

    To me, it is not important whether the Social Contract exist or not. It is the attitude of the Malays that’s matter the most.



  6. Blessing in disguise if I may say. To the people of majority, that is my belove Orang Melayu. These so called “rakan seperjuangan” had shown their true colour and it turn out very ugly, uglier than what I’ve suspected. No matter what platform they are in, MCA, MIC, GERAKAN, DAP, PKR, PPP, you name it, they sing the exact tune with the rest of the pack/clan! When Umno looks weak, (looks weak doesn’t mean WEAK) they gang up and bashed up all the whatever Melayu is left! I don’t see a single non malay politician that behaving as true Rakan Seperjuangan! Are they stupid? Or they think that we are stupid??Kalau adapun Prof Khoo Kay Kim, and he speak with solid arguments (on vernacular school) He too get hantam by these Racist Chauvinist…what a shame!
    Who actually lost most of the seat last PRU? The UMNO reps? Don’t tell me they not teaching maths at sekolah Jenis whatever? Simple calculation will tell you that, mic, mca and gerakan are at lost. What happen now? Try to gain ur people vote by kasi hantam at the whatever melayu is!!? Never thought of the consequences…no wonderlah the chinese and indian voters desert these goons.

    My father used to tell me, “Aku mati hidup balikpun takkan aku percaya dengan orang Cina, they are the smiling tigers, infront of you they say muhibah, adik abang, once they got the chance, they’ll eat you up, alive…you can say goodbye forever to this tanah pusaka then! To him Indian are all lalang..! They’ll swerve to where the stronger side is. (Sound very racist to me at that time..).
    That was when I am very much involved in reformasi movement and always had a heated argument with my parents….I’m fighting for equal right konon..! For info’s he’s an ex-sarjan in askar melayu diraja in the early 50’s.
    What is happening now do reflect very close to the truth of what my father have been preaching in my ears. They not only bashed up umno, but also dare to interfere into the very sensitive area, where it is close at heart of the malays…Islam and malay culture. What more are we waiting for?
    I wish that, in future, in any constituent where the majority is Malay, pleaselah, letak orang melayu…jangan letak this ungrateful chinese and indians politician…put them to fight for their seat where their race matter most at heart, that is where their so called people is the majority!
    How many Adun and MP from MCA, MIC and other non malay base party achieve or owe their success to the Malay voters?
    So, orang-orang umno, tolonglah, pressure kuat2 kat pemimpin melayu yang lembab nak mam*os tu, goyang kasik kuat sikit, minta jangan lagi ada toleransi senang2 nak bagi kerusi pada golongan tak gheti bersyukur nie. Sudah terlalu lama kita bertolak ansur.
    What i”m worried most is, our younger brothers and sisters have been duped to this “utopian state” drug and only a few managed to gain consciousness. They truly believe of what’s been told of the great future this nation will be if they consistently with “them” fight for Equal Rights! A big challenge indeed for us to explain and educate them what is the different of equal right and equal justice.
    Read somewhere in an articles when a reporter ask one prominent businessman, “What is your opinion of the 30% bumiputera stake as there are so much complain by non malays about this?
    He answer back with a good one ” The malay only ask 30% of the economic cake, and you can have the rest of 70% of the cake! Not enough? That 30% infact not achieved yet not even 20% yet, on top of that there are more than 65% of us in this country! Why must they (non malay) complaint??
    As for now, there is more to it than the economic cake they are asking for….I say BRING IT ON..!!!

    JMD : Thank you for the comment.


  7. hi JMD

    excellent writings. There are some flaws in your arguments about weak malay leadership. If it was weak how was (were) they able to:
    1. speed up the bill for ACA suruhanjaya
    2. speed up the process of helping victims in B. Antrabangsa
    3. sell Proton bad (doubtful) debt of MV augusta in a blink of both eyes
    4. able to raise 9MIL for Avenue Capital/ECM libra from fellow Malaysian
    5. win all by-elections except P.Pauh
    6. Stop doubtful tenders (eg eurocopter ) and now manage to restart again
    7. stop RM pegging,the crooked bridge, the double railroad , start the national istana all in the blink of both eyes?
    8. bla bla bla…

    This is not about weak malay leadership. It’s about anal-retentive, skewed mind (evil too )and afraid of losing the loves of their children or ‘family terdekat’ syndrome (penyakit orang tua kuat merajuk).
    I for one would never want to accept this. Looks like ‘hope’ is the only thing left for common, work hard and loving Malays.

    JMD : 🙂 I did say weak AND corrupt. I believe most of the points you stated above are related to corruption.


  8. Malay leaders in Malaysia like to see their folks contained in a chicken coop. They tell them that they are free and yet to be beholden to them as they are the ones providing them their feed.

    They even believe that if they left the coop, they might be eaten up by the wily fox, and that they might otherwise starve to death.

    The Singapore malays is in no illusions and they know they are out of the coop. They got to find their own nourishment and they got no leader throwing in the crumbs to them.

    If they don’t want to labour for their food, they can always go across the causeway and be given citizenship rights and take advantage of all the crumbs thrown at them. But most of them will not.

    Of course the chicken shit from there have all long crossed over. But the rest have a little more dignity and stay on to show what they are really made up of.

    I respect the Singapore malays for that. It does not matter that they have made a lot of wrong turns or that they have hardly a fighting chance. But they got more respect and dignity than their kinsfolk from over here Malaysia.

    This is what half-past-six ministers that we have in Malaysia. Even comparison between Singapore malays and Malaysian Chinese, Singapore malays are never discriminated by their government based on equality.

    I have so many Singapore malay friends from school mates, college mates to business partners. Penang malays would be so glad if they are treated like Singapore malays. Just ask the Singaporeans……….do they want to be back to Malaysia?

    The problem with the Malaysia malays is their jealous attitude. If they are left behind, they will prevent others from moving ahead too! And sometimes even sabotaging others, and some resort the use to cast spell on others.

    Not only the laid back malays are preventing their own people from being successful, but other races too. We also want the malays to be successful by creating value in the society so that everyone benefit but not by taxing the non-malays then give contracts to the malays, who will then deliver half-past-six service.

    Change your own attitude first through value creation using your own tears and sweats!

    As said before, had Malaysia been managed by Lee Kuan Yew and his colleagues for the past 40 years, Malaysia would have been much better off today, including all the malays! 95% would have owned a house, and no such rampant corruption!

    For the malay ultras, facts speak louder than your bigotry cries, wake up, grow up, be men instead of sissies!

    You see the problem here – the malays just cannot face up to their main problem – Laziness. This shows how thick-skinned and self-deluded these people are.

    Malaysia is a multi-racial country. Jika kamu tak suka, kamu boleh blar……….tiada orang larang kamu.

    The fact is malays you are the biggest loser! I am trying to wake you up instead of using the way like what our government is practice to provide NEP even though it is proven NEP is a failure in the past 30 years. Keep on dreaming if you think Malaysia could achieve Vision 2020 with your kind of attitude!

    Majority of the Penang big government contracts is being awarded to the malay firms. What else you want! They get the same as other malays in Malaysia. The only different in Penang is, the Umno guys cannot tap the government fund into their own pocket, as other state Umno did. This is the main reason why they raised this issue.

    Speaking without substances and distorting facts seems to be the good old habitual ways of Malaysia malays, which is probably inherited by their much loved masters, the “malay killers” – Umno.

    To add to this, constant distorted facts with regards to the situational state of the Singapore malays remains among the commentators of Umno. It is hard not to see that some people really need to see the situation and know it first hand before dishing out their empty vessel mentalities.

    Anyways, good thing you be it Malay, Indian, Chinese in Singapore is open to competition, and cherish diversity. Not like the radical son of terrorist we can find many in Malaysia.

    Most malays in Malaysia hate diversity and discontent to the minorities, especially the Chinese. In blog, radical malays can be either extreme or pretentiously diverse-minded. Very few is genuine.

    I do admit there are lazy malays that depend on handouts, but this kind of malays will be phase out and this kind I would say hypocrites. They tend to claim they work hard to achieve success, in fact they relaying on government support. I myself despise this kind of human being.

    Little do they realize this safety net is fast disappearing because the government is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain the system in the face of global challenges! But these handouts have become an addiction. Refuse the junkie and you get booted out of power.

    It is the malays themselves that must come to realize the damaging side effects of the NEP. For someone who wants no better than to see his own race succeed, this must be painful.

    And you can often see the malays are usually envious of not only the non-malays, but of their own successful malays as well.

    Malays failed is a fact. What make non-malays not happy about their failure is, they fail despite get ample help from the government.

    And they continue putting the blame on their fail to, especially the Malaysian Chinese. This is why created so many issue and argument here.

    But those greedy Umno guys keep emphasis the NEP, how many percent of the country wealth belong to malays. In fact, those Umno guys having super good life by easy way.

    And they keep on demanding, not really review what was wrong with it, putting the blame to non-malays, to stir the racist sentiment in the country.

    If present situation continue, even the malays get 60% of the country wealth, majority of the malays will still munch.

    Simple solution – come to Singapore and see for yourselves even if you want to guise that our Singapore malays are in lesser numbers on success than the Malaysia idiotic counterparts – our Singapore malays are based on merit and not on such keris wielding Umno policies……….are you proud of that?

    Once again, in a subtle and indirect manner, this forum has proven how naive and “katak bawah tempurung” a Malaysia malay can be. Blame who? The Umno policies.

    Yes, start collecting the achieves with regards to moral degradation among Malaysia malays. Look at the Umno ministers when they speak on national TV. Qualify or not become ministers with such low reactive capabilities?

    Some Malaysia malays saying Singapore malays quota should be more in the Singapore cabinet if compared to the Indians. First, Singapore government is based on merit system and not like you bunch of racist morons here. That is why Malaysia is so backward if compared to Korea and others.

    Not many Malaysia malays can survive if they go oversea because they are slow and lazy and that is why they can’t compete with the competitive market out there. Normally they will end up hiding their heads in Malaysia with the protection and biased system by the Malaysia government.

    Come on, man. We do not have time to argue the truth of your on and on talk about “not all malays are spoon fed, not all malays are lazy”. Like we are dying to argue that when we already know it is true.

    It is human nature to blame everyone about their plight rather than blame themselves. The majority of new generation of malays in Singapore is educated, unlike their parents.

    Please read the comments made by Singapore malays why they can hold their heads up and be proud as a Singapore malay and then maybe it will sink into you.

    Muslims everywhere unless they are the minority, cannot tolerate people with different religions. The Singapore government handles the situation rather well as they handle their malay community with kid gloves.

    JMD : I am not going to reply to the whole comment here because from the start, it was heavily distorted. Right from the beginning (the first 2 paragraphs) you already trying to distort reality. Since when did the Malay leaders try to do what had stated above? Have you read this?;

    I really have to take your next few para with a pinch of salt because firstly, you are not a Singapore malay, so you do not speak for them or how they fee. Secondly, I doubt you are a singaporean simply because I know where you are when you are writing this comment. And since you are in fact, a Malaysian, what in the world give you the right to tell us here on what do the Singaporean Malays think about themselves? Why are you so condescending? This IS the attitude of racists. And even have the audacity to say this! :

    “Penang malays would be so glad if they are treated like Singapore malays.”

    I expect a more subtle propaganda from the DAP or the racists groups but right there you guys had given away too much about yourselves. Your arguments are confusing and all over the place. And it had been comprehensively rebutted by this very own article.

    And plus you said it here;

    “Some Malaysia malays saying Singapore malays quota should be more in the Singapore cabinet if compared to the Indians. First, Singapore government is based on merit system and not like you bunch of racist morons here. That is why Malaysia is so backward if compared to Korea and others.”

    If that is the case, then out of 14% Malays there in Singapore, there are no Malays that can climb to the cabinet and be given more than ONE ministership? Why is that? Are the Malays there not equiped to be ministers? And the only person that can, (the sole malay minister) is being given less important portfolio. Why is that? There has never been more than one malay minister in a Singaporean cabinet for the longest time. Are the indians there more equiped than the malays there? Eh, wait a minute, I thought the Malays there are far superior in mentality and intelligence than the Malays here in Malaysia. SO what are you talking about Cool Man? Admit it, the Singaporean government conciously is sidelining the Malays there. This is what you fail to highlight in your heavily unrealistic commentary. Plus, this commentary is the same one that had been posted elsewhere in blogosphere more than a year ago. Alas, this longish comment is just another propaganda tool by the racists to spread their words of disunity. See my point when I said these people are having a step by step strategy on how to overcome Malay leadership here?

    You want to know how Singaporean Malays think? Just read the commentator named Hassan below. He is genuinely from Singapore. Not like you Cool Man (although in your heart you wish that you are living under the tyranny of Lee Kuan Yew). Remember, I may be a ‘weak and moronic’ Malay, but I do know glimpses of your strategy and that would be enough to discover how heinous you people are. We will from time to time fight to counter your strategies to dismantle the malay hegemony of this country. Lee Kuan Yew’s plan to dismantle the malay influence on the island may have worked there but insya’allah, your racist group may not succeed here.

    May God bless us all.

    P.S., please be more original in your thoughts unless you do not want to be called a moron, and a racist too. All this copy pasting is very tiring. Thank you.


  9. Saudara Jebat, terima kasih.Setuju dan sokong analisa anda.
    Soalan cepu mas siapa yang jage rumah kite ketika ini ?
    Minta tolong dan mohon sorang peminpin yang bolih memulihkan ketegangan kaum dan amankan negara ini.
    arjuna waspada


  10. I fully support whole-heartedly what is written by Jebat Must Die.

    Pak Lah’s inadequacy and the failure of government’s investments are all a game played to make people believe that UMNO is corrupt and an inefficient party to run Malaysia.

    The Malays, Chinese and Indians are being fooled by forces who vow to rule Malaysia based on Malaysian Malaysia and also, a totally corrupt-free government. The shouting of ‘reformasi’ is only superficial. The moment those who shout and scream today will be a different animal, the moment they are voted in to form a government.

    Just show us a Malaysia politician, apart from Tun Dr Mahatir, who is down-right honest and committed to the well-being of Malaysia and her people, whether the Malays, the Chinese or the Indians.. Virtually all politicians, whether Malay, Chinese or Indian, before being voted to represent the people are nice and they can swear on a stack of bibles that they are there to represent the interest of the people. The moment they are voted in, each and every politician will grow fangs. Self-interest will be the order of the day. How many third-world countries have been sold today by the so-called ‘honest’ politicians? Very likely, the countries, especially ones with oil reserves, that had been ‘slaved’ or ‘colonized’ are too numerous to be counted with the fingers of our two hands.

    The opposition now, made up of various ethnic groups, is fanning the most unbelievable fantasy and that is the Malays are by nature racist. Truth has proven that if the Malays are so, there will not be the Chinese or Indians in BN. Of course the old BN is totally different from the BN today, led by the greatest hypocrite in the history of Malaysia. His wolf in a sheep’s clothing characteristic has made, not only the Chinese and the Indians, but also the Malays hate UMNO in particular and BN in general. Again, it is stressed once again, because of the conduct of BN, all Malaysians prefer to vote the opposition parties, not because they are good but because they all hate the government under Pak Lah. Despite the call for him to resign, his is adamant. The longer he stays in power, the more likely the whole population of Malaysia will vote the opposition parties. Somebody must be paying Pak Lah to stay on, so that he can make all Malaysians not only hate the Malays but also, hate the government under BN.

    As a rule of the thumb: No Tun Dr Mahatir, no Malaysia. The others are half-baked politicians, several light years behind the Tun, in terms of honesty and integrity. The Malaysians who dream that the opposition will be a better government have to ponder and read in between the lines all the promises made today. At best, those promises will be broken and following which Malaysian dreams will turn into a nightmare, for all – the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians. After that only, would they discover that the person they hate most is actually the true hero of Malaysian politics, whereas the opposition party members are the villains. When the cowboy is gone, the villains will rule Malaysia.

    It will be soon that we will witness the fall and fall of Malaysia. All the tears in Malaysia will not be able to bring back the most honest and versatile Prime Minister, Malaysia has ever produced. There will never be a ‘patah tumbuh, hilang berganti’.


  11. one man’s meat is another man’s poison

    what you see as weakness (as seen by the chinese) is perceived to be graciousness by the Malays

    one race believes that the MEANS justify the ENDS

    the other thinks that the ENDS justify the MEANS


  12. Ini LAH..kalau bagi pada DOL jadi pemimpin. Bangang… sampai tak tahu nak kata dah. Siapa ada ketawa atau nangis bila baca komen DS yang nak jadi ganti si DOL suruh Mukhriz diam dan jangan sentuh sensitiviti orang asing?

    Tak tahu nak kata Bangang banyak mana lagi lah pemimpin orang Melayu sekarang nih. Perut sampai gendut dok makan duit rasuah, kita orang Melayu dengan anak2 kita yang bakal jadi mangsa. Bangang.

    Tanah Melayu ada satu ni aja dalam dunia. Kalau Tanah Melayu pun nak jadi annex Beijing, entah bangang macam mana pemimpin orang Melayu yang dok ada ni.


  13. The point here is strong leadership. But looking at UMNO now there is no one capable to fill in TDM role as great leader. Maybe we should appoint TDM back to the premier..


  14. Saya terkenang kepada cerita ayah bonda tentang sejarah yang berlaku pada tahun 1948. Selepas tentera Jepun berundur, orang-orang Cina berleluasa mengganas dengan membunuh orang-orang Melayu secara semberono. Mereka ada banyak senjata api kerana diberikan oleh pihak British untuk menentang tentera Jepun. Senjata itulah yang digunakan untuk menembak orang-orang Melayu yang tidak punya sebarang persediaan untuk melawan. Tidak sampai beberapa hari, orang Melayu bangkit menentang keganasan orang Cina. Ketika itu banyak orang Cina yang tinggal di kampung kami, terutama sebagai peniaga. Kalau kisahnya nak diperincikan, mungkin menggusarkan banyak pihak. Kalau nak dibandingkan, sejarah yang berlaku sebelum merdeka ini, 21 tahun mendahului Peristiwa 13 Mei 1969 jauh lebih dahsyat daripada 1969 itu sendiri. Jarang orang memperkatakannya. Mungkin kebanyakan generasi muda sekarang, termasuk orang Melayu sendiri tidak mengetahuinya. Tetapi sejarah itu harus dijadikan pengajaran supaya kita tidak mengulangi kesilapan yang mengakibatkan kesengsaraan.

    JMD : What you mentioned is actually the communists insurgence during the two weeks period after the Japanese left Malaya and the British was returning to our lands. That two weeks of complete anarchy had left much agony to the citizens of Malaya back then.


  15. Owang putih kata” making hay while the sun shines” adalah keadaan nyata bagi orang rasis kapada baiknya hati melayu yang di uji tanpa henti.
    arjuna waspada


  16. Satu analisis yang tepat dan nyata dapat membuka mata ramai rakyat Malaysia. Terutama kaum muda Melayu yang ramai hanya terdorong dengan kata-kata manis dari Anwar untuk menentang UMNO. Kebanyakan mereka tidak sedar kaitan DAP dengan PAP. Apa yang berlaku di Singapura juga tidak jelas kerana tidak ada sejarah yang bertulis sedemikian.

    Hairan bagaimana seorang cerdik pandai seperti Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim boleh terpedaya dengan muslihat DAP. Saya harap ada orang yang mampu memberi latar belakang Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim termasuk keluarga terdekat beliau agar kita sama-sama dapat memahami mengapa beliau bersetuju menjadi batu loncatan bagi DAP. Tidak ramai Melayu yang sebegitu buta dengan sikap DAP terhadap Melayu tetapi kenapa beliau berada bersama DAP dan bukan PKR atau pun PAS.

    Saya bersetuju hanya kepimpinan yang dapat mengalahkan sikap racist mereka ini. Pemimpin bukan Melayu dari BN telah kita kenali terhadap sikap kejujuran mereka. Najib perlu berhati-hati apabila memilih mereka dalam kabinet. Ternyata orang seperti Tan Lian Hoe dan Chua Soi Lek tidak layak mewakili rakyat terutama mereka yang telah menghina orang Melayu secara terang-terang.


  17. Salam perjuangan,

    Racist leaders from the opposition and within BN is one thing, not doing snything to these racial hatred bastards is the other thing. If we keep being stiff towards their actions, they’ll run over us one day. The day could be tomorrow, next month or a few years time.

    Pemuda IKS hate to see these racist bastards “spitting” on the Malay’s face and enjoys it. The Malay leaders, as usual, avoiding chaos, overlooks the situation as it never happened.

    Who would’ve heard the grassroots voices? We depend on our leaders. That what they are meant for. From observation, if nothing is done, they will “pijak kepala” and re-play the TigaBelasMei.

    Are they (Malay Top Guns) waiting for us, the Malay to act on ourselves?

    “Memperkasa Generasi Baru”

    Pergerakan Pemuda
    UMNO Cawangan Taman IKS
    Bahagian Batu WP


  18. Just two words for you…. well done!!!!!!

    I am certain that most of the readers understand very well the point.

    Prof. Engku Aziz saw the very important factor for the Malays to survive. The same factor being echoed over and over again by Tun Dr. Mahathir. They are not only keep on reminding us about the importance of education but have tried their best to provide the ways and solutions for Malays to take opportunity and chances to educate themselves. Their thought was the very same Malays who have been given this opportunity to present the same opportunity to others when they have achieved success.

    Unfortunately, the situation was not as expected when the same Malay who has achieved his/her success will then stop the continuity of providing the opportunity to others. The best example is being revealed currently by Pak Lah. He became dishonest, he is pathetic, he is not only tried to destroy TDM but he failed successfully by revealing his stupidity more and more. The worth is he destroys the Malays selfbelief through his systematic approach not by him directly but through KJ and DSAI. Why, because he is lack of knowledge and he hated any other person who has eventually gained more knowledge from him.

    I still remember during TDM era, he will stress out about ‘outsider’ (he always used ‘pihak luar’ during Umno assembly) will always look for an opportunity to overtake the country if the Malays are still do not want to think global, act global and the only way to achieve it is through reading (education). I wonder the ‘pihak luar’ that TDM mentioned is mean for these chauvinist racist within Malaysia.

    Sincerity is the key word to settle the integration or any other issues for the sake of this beloved country. If we want to have equality in this country, then we should have only one race which is Bangsa Malaysia and Bangsa Malaysia MUST has its own identities. One of it is BAHASA MALAYSIA!! If everyone is sincere to have Bangsa Malaysia then they know what to do to archive the goals.

    I just want to ask for your permission to used this article of yours to ‘educate’ my ‘sleeping’ friends. If possible, i just hope that i can have a chit chat air kopi with you sometime…



  19. Dear Jebat,

    You have written a highly explosive piece. Many bloggers do not write extensively cos’ they would have to refer to history a subject which many people feel “uncomfortable” about.

    I’m a Malay Singaporean and I feel you have exposed their game plan. More malays should be educated about the deceits these racist DAP, MCA, and GERAKAN which they’ve been camouflaging all these years.

    I sincerely hope that the malays will understand and read the situation well… and another thing about the young malays….stop getting “programmed” and “brainwashed” by Anwar, a wounded tiger who is very dangerous.

    UMNO still has hope and if Najib plays his card well
    the malays will be united again…I believe it can happen insyaAllah!

    JMD : Thank you Hassan.


  20. melayu keseorangan pertahankan idealisme kontrek sosial yang dikatakan tak releven oleh kaum lain… maka apa melayu boleh buat untuk dapat tawan balik hati bukan melayu. macam harga baranglah…. sudah naik tinggi. siapa peniaga yang petriotik yang mahu turunkan harga lagi? minyak turun 100 kali pun harga barang tetap naik…tanpa alasan dah sebab penguna kita lemah. kalau di jepun koporasi kuat maka peniaga takut nak main2kan kewibawaan penguna. di sini tak bersatu dan kepentingan diri lebih… tak petriotik.

    maka apa pemimpin melayu kena buat? nak serah hak dan keistimewaan melayu? semua kaum sama dan tak ada lagi kontrek sosial 1957 dan 1963? itulah delima pemimpin melayu for nexr election.


  21. helloo everyone,

    let me just ask them one question :
    if they were to live in the United Kingdom, i mean if theyre great great parents moved there long time ago u know, and they are now considered as British people ;
    would they question the english monarchy in any way like our malay sultanate is being harassed now ?

    well me thinks not

    just go with it there, go with it here – don’t be hypocrites. how often we hear that word used nowadays in malaysia eyy …


  22. I am Chinese. Would say you have well written articles.

    Some I agree and some i do not. Mainly they are racist issues and Barisan Nasional as a whole, whether it is UMNO, MCA, Gerakan and BN Sarawak.

    Being around 48+ and from East Malaysia, I was brought up in an era where we consider ourselve the Malaysian Race and between the various races and ethnic groups, we never had such problems and this is still prevalent in my home state of Sarawak.

    I have worked in West Malaysia, Ipoh, Kuantan, KL, JB and Penang for a total of 18 years and stayed in Gurun and in Kampongs neighbouring the Thai Border and would say racial issues do not actually exist.

    But that does not mean we are not aware of the rights of the Malays in our constituition and privileges in our Education and NEP Policy.

    IMO all this infighting on Malay Supremacy has its roots from UMNO. This has resulted in a chain reaction with others joining in the fray fighting for the rights of all Malaysians and naturally this goes over board and demands deemed excessive.

    What HR The Sultan of Selangor did should be emulated and I was surprise why no one query and protest the Datukship awarded to Loh Siew Moi (not sure what her name is, but she was the subject of a controversy in PKNS).

    Our Education Policy have manufactured many Malay and Bumiputra Graduates. We have the numbers (that is quantity), but do we have quality. If the answer is the latter, than Malaysia is doomed and we will not be able to achieve Vision 2020 and to achieve that, our government have lost Billions Dollars through mismanagement and poor management.

    Looking around, we actually have capable intellectuals from the various ethinc groups. As a matter of fact, I find a lot of my Malay friends very intelligent and capable.


  23. JMD,

    You put it rather amusingly — “Here we are the Malays since time immemorial had accepted other races into our fold. Take our sons, take our daughters. Marry them” — but I concur from personal experience that the Malays are indeed warm and welcoming in this context.

    I’ve been so blessed in my close interaction with several Malay families – from to’ki to makciks to Che Su to the little ones – and if more M’sians from the other races could share in this positive experience, we’d have a larger reservoir of goodwill to draw from, wouldn’t we?

    Hope you and your family had a good Raya Korban last weekend, JMD.


    JMD : I did Aniseed. Thank you for the wish.


  24. Another great effort, Jebat.

    I know its your piece and you do it how you want, most of what your wrote is classic Jebat, and is not surprising coming from you…but I was struck by this para onwards:

    “To digress a bit, it is just mind boggling to see a minority of a country, fights for segregation…”

    Whoa! That is the point, Jebat. If I am an editor, I’d advise the writer to start from here onwards. This is something I have not realised. You are right…intentional or not, they are fighting for segregation! What the cow! Everywhere in the world people want to be part of the nation’s community and these dimwits wants to be pushed to the corner.

    Great post. Jebat. Here’s spurring you on…


  25. JMD,

    If you extrapolate 50 years down the road, at the 100th Merdeka celebration you’ll most likely find that Malays would have formed an even greater number as the majority, and if by then the problem still exists with leadership despite the bigger pool for the leader to arise from, then there’s really no hope for the country. Looks like the leader of the country during the 100th Merdeka is most likely a child now or have not even been born, and it would be interesting to see how it all works out.

    I don’t really see the relationship between the population percentage and representation at cabinet level, unless again you divide them according to racial lines with no regard of their ability.

    And the crop of leaders we have at present and will have in years to come, KJ and peers, are those that have gone through the affirmative action policy, educated through sekolah asrama, mrsm, and went overseas on the JPA quota system. People who were sheltered from the realities of competition and were allowed to cruise through the system simply because they were born into the right circumstances.

    If academic excellence stands for anything, then just go to any public university where the Malay students form the majority and look at the Dean’s List.


  26. Anybody.

    Please give some background biography of Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim
    and families.


    Don’t you have any?

    What a toy to play with.


  27. Hi JMD,

    This is my first time to write a comment on your blog although I’m one of frequent readers of your blog.

    For your information, I am 28 years old Chinese guy from Johor Bahru.

    I agree with you that there are few politicians really selfish. They rather pointing their fingers to each others than find a solution together. Everyone try to save their ass. I’m guess this is the real human nature.

    I miss those days when my schooling days. Play “gasing” and “guli” with my malays and indian primary schoolmates; play “ping pong” with my malay neighbour; play soccer and even “yam cha” with them. I assume that you know meaning of “yam cha”.

    I believe there are few loopholes our Education and NEP Policy. I’m one of the victim of those policy. I can’t enter the local univercity nor study those course which I wanted although my my STPM result is pretty good . But, I still can take this setbacks. I’m understand our Malaysian Education and NEP Policy able to help Malays. But unfortunately, most of it only help those Malays who are corrupted, lazy and those who forget their roots.

    If you ask me whether I prefer Singaporen Malays or Malaysian Malays. I will answer you that I prefer Singaporean Malays. They are more hardworking and wouldn’t take things as granted. Every human got their biasness to their own race. The only thing is how far will you protect your own race. Only yourself know your weakness. Only yourself be able to help yourself.

    Every human can make mistakes. There are no such thing as perfect person. Although most of people blame on Tun Dr. M for the corruption and this kind of situation. To me, Tun Dr. M was doing great job when he was PM. He was firm, intelligent and a bit of dictator. Is that character of a “father”?? I’m not a politician. But, I assume to be a PM is just like a person taking role of “father” to take care of his own family. Hope I’m not wrong.

    But if you ask me whether I prefer Singapore or Malaysia. I will answer you without think twice. My answer is Malaysia. I don’t give a damn about some Malays said about “pedatang asing” or what. What I know is I born in Malaysia and this is country that I spend my childhood time with my friends.

    What I try to say is don’t assume all the Chinese are traitors. There still few Chinese still want to preserve the harmony between other races. As for me, I even don’t care whether is Malays, Chinese, Indians or even other races become the PM. I only want a PM that care about his own people; not only care for his race.

    Shame to those politicians who try to abuse their privileges and raised racist issues.

    By the way, all the best to you JMD. Please continue your writing.


    JMD : Thank you for visiting this blog. Really appreciate it. I have one thing to highlight.

    You said – “I prefer Singaporen Malays or Malaysian Malays. I will answer you that I prefer Singaporean Malays. They are more hardworking and wouldn’t take things as granted.”

    Of course I respect your opinion. I have many relatives who are Singaporean Malays. I go to Singapore very often and they would come to Malaysia whenever it is convenient to do so.

    I have to say that many Malaysian Malays fall into the category that you have mentioned.

    Zaid Ibrahim for example, pointedly stated that he does not owe Umno and Barisan Nasional anything for what who is today. He became rich due to his own accord.

    KJ became what he is today because he is very intelligent. He positioned himself to be a strong contender for the Umno Youth Head without any help from other people. We all know that he had climbed the political ladder through sheer hardwork and years of struggle.

    Anwar Ibrahim rose to prominence due to his hardwork and great vision. Same goes to the Malay leaders in Pakatan Rakyat.

    They were offered no assistance at all and become successful in their respective areas without any help from the government. That is why they never took anything for granted and is free to criticise the government’s policy.

    Anyway, what I am trying to say is, not all Malays are taking things for granted and not working hard to have ends meet. Many that I know worked doubly hard than the rest of the population. Especially those that are working in the public sector where competition within a particular company is very fierce and only the strong can climb up the ladder.

    Thank you.


  28. Salam JMD, I agree with saudara Rakesh Kumar, actually you have identified accurately the very words to describe the actions of our loud minority by describing them to be a group of people fighting tooth and nail to segregate themselves from the majority Malays. They are fighting for segregation in one hand and planning dominance of the minority over the majority Malays on the other. These would be used to counter their demand for equality strategy which is nothing but a disguise to dominate this country economically and politically.

    Saudara TI-89, also has a point, and yes we wonder how the Brits would deal with immigrant Chinese who goes to England get citizenship and later their offspring of the 3rd or 4th generation start to question/harass the British Monarchy.

    With the weakling Abdullah and his followers following him into the sunset, I pray and hope that Najib and a new UMNO will have quite a few plans to counter the segregation demands brought up by these extremists.


  29. Mr Coolman,
    “Muslims everywhere unless they are the minority, cannot tolerate people with different religions. The Singapore government handles the situation rather well as they handle their malay community with kid gloves.”?

    Wow, you surely put it in bigger picture. This article discuss on Malaysia in a context of politcal agenda, not relating to any religion issues. Which, on the other hand, I find it rather amusing you made such a simple conclusion. Have you ever hear any of Muslims do not tolerate on other religion’s practice?

    Few weeks ago, a fatwa for yoga practice was issued for Muslims, which suprisingly other religion reacts to it. Have you ever read your own paper on fatwa issued on Yoga practise in Malaysia? Strait Times put a title as “Yoga Fatwa: Up over nothing”. The fatwa is meant for Muslims which, advises the practice is “Haram” if there is any kind of practice in Yoga that contradicts Islamic practice. There’s no move or issue in tolerating with other religion. In fact, in Malaysia, there are lots of other than Islamic celebration that is declared as holiday – CNY, Deepavali, Wesak, and Christmas. Is this you say Muslims cannot tolerate? Have you ever been in Gombak when Thaipusam is celebrated in Malaysia? Space and time are given to them to practice what they do. Roads are blocked for them to use it, which produce heavy traffic jams, but we, Muslims do not complain. Is this you call not tolerating?

    Just wondering, is there any holidays given to other religion in other country such as China, India, England, Ireland, United States? I recall, as I can remember when I was in Dublin, there’s no holiday for Muslims for any Islamic Celebrations, but I don’t recall Muslims and Irish consider that as cannot tolerate to other religion.

    Please give some thought and have a nice weekend!

    Thank you.


  30. Bro JMD,

    the analysis from The Patriot Blog : Ketuanan Melayu vs Kehambaan Melayu was spot on. it protrayed my exact sentiment on this very critical issue. i wonder if there are so many blog has given in-depth analysis, good views and revealation, why is there no actions from leader of UMNO? has they fall into deepest sleep that is practically impossible to wake them up? or just busy filling up their own coffers before UMNO are declared irrelevant and not important to the nation anymore?

    your article this time played quite extensively on racial sentiment. but you did a great job on revealing the real agenda behind segretion and political motives of these selfish politician. i see some of the fierce critics has throw a support to you. maybe the malays are united. Malay at heart perhaps? unfortunately, our politicians especially those in UMNO and PKR does not share the same spirit.

    your thoughts on Singapore is flawless. democracy in Singapore is a joke. and yet the people who worshipped Singapore and wanted to bring the Singapore-like democracy based upod meritocracy is the biggest joker of all. or lousiest clown in town. whichever suitable. if they wanted to bring Singapore-like democracy, then i personally vote TDM to spearhead this nation to reach developed state. and if he did not achieve during his lifetime, his son shall continue his legacy like LKY passed on his premiership to Hsien Loong. haha.. not some joker from DAP or clown from PKR.

    reading your post is like eating Mozarella Cheese. every bite becomes tastier and tastier and you keep wondering what this cheese made from. haha..


  31. Brilliant JMD.

    If only there are kind hearted souls out there willing to take the time to transliterate this eye opening article into Bahasa Malaysia and have the word spread around so that other Malays who are not well versed in English could digest it and dump Anwar once and for all. That Jebat needs to die, metaphorically of course.

    We have to stay united, we have to continue UMNO’s original struggle.

    In some of the more pro opposition blogs, you hear the name calling, Bodowi, Najis and Bolehland and it is hurtful to read such name calling which I equate with a deep seated hatred and prejudice towards the Malays. Some of the foolish Malays happily echo such hurtful name calling.

    JMD, you really need to be actively involved in politics.

    Thank You for taking the trouble and sticking your neck out for the sake of the Malays.

    JMD : Thank you for the comment Lekiu. Glad to hear from you again.


  32. Setuju dengan artikel saudara, saya sendiri pertama kali mengundi pada GE lepas (undi PKR), dan setelah beberapa bulan piliharaya dan memikirkan semula apa yang terjadi pada GE lepas, saya dapat huraikan dengan satu perkataan, “dimainkan”. Maksudnya adalah emosi saya sebagai pengundi dimainkan oleh orang-orang politik dengan janji itu-ini, harapan itu-ini.

    Tetapi setelah beberapa bulan selepas piliharanya baru saya sedar dari “permainan” dan betapa hipokritnya mesej pada piliharan dulu. Saya patut ucap terima kasih kepada Mukhriz dalam hal ini, kerana setelah dia menimbulkan soal sekolah satu sistem, kita dapat lihat orang cina bukan saja dari MCA, Gerakan, tetapi juga dari DAP membantah. Tiba-tiba saya tertanya, bukankah kita bercakap tentang bangsa Malaysia pada piliharaya dulu? Tetapi bila benda itu mengenai Melayu, berapi saja dibantah, dihina dll. Baca saja komen di Malaysia Today dan hati rasa hendak terbakar, yang peliknya, mereka boleh tuduh “kita” ini bongkak, angkuh, padahal komen mereka itu sendiri adalah lebih bongkak dan angkuh!

    Yang pastinya, piliharaya akan datang, sorry lah bro, …. back to UMNO!


  33. Hi JMD,
    I went through the comments at TDM’s posting ‘Mozzarella Cheese’ ( I found traces of comments from Malaysian chinese (i presume) who actually admire TDM and acknowledged him being a capable PM during his helm. This shows that there are rational minority who do not mind being under a good Malay leader. To them, its not about political power by ethnic that matter, but more about economical stability.

    But they have been offended by the few remarks on TDM’s blog that downplayed their sense of belonging for the country.

    Which brings me to stress again my opinion on this current issue from my previous comments. While your analysis, examples and assertions are strong and justified, especially when applied to the political leaders of the minority who are exploiting the situation, this inter-racial friction may also root beyond what has been elaborated.
    I see two: economic balance and social maturity.
    The first was the objective that we have tried to achieve since it was launched during the Tun Razak era. We’re still on our way, simply because the malays still lack the patience and motivation to get there, and prefer the shortest route if there is any.
    Thus we have many rich malays but few competent bumiputra specialist business entity other that those created by the government.

    On top of strengthening the majority with knowledge and competitive economy, there is also the element of social interaction guide that we need to instill in our people regardless of the ethnic. The non-bumi must understand what is dear to the bumis, and vice versa, and avoid floating remarks that may induce friction.

    I believe a united Malaysia is achievable. As long as the economic and social imbalance is addressed, where the majority no longer require the tongkat, and the society is mature enough to respect the different beliefs and ways of life. We need a fair, and charismatic leader (and intelligent too) to achieve this. He’ll be our ‘Bapa Kestabilan Negara’.

    i’ve yawned. time to get to bed. reading good blogs and responding to it can be so addicting.


  34. JMD,

    It took me sometime to digest this post. You sounded racist, but I know you are not..

    Just my own recap..mudah lupa lah..

    Oh yes, there were no freedom of speech during TDM days. No , there were no thousands of Mahafiraun websites (there were no blogs then). Also internet was censored then..Not to forget, there not a single Harakah newspaper on the streets, Not a single photo of Anwar’s black eye in the news stands.

    Oh yes, forgot that there were no Suqiu and other race based NGO’s against BN ala Mahathir then…

    I also forgot that PAS was non existent then…PAS & Keadilan ceramahs were completely banned..

    There were no open house(s) during festivities. Shopping complex were instructed not to support any non-malay/muslim festivals/celebrations.

    Oh yes, I just remembered that DAP and various raced based associations was only born in late 2003..

    Oh! Anwar Ibrahim was not allowed to have a single road show in 1998 after being sacked. Not even allowed into permatang pauh mosque for his much awaited declaration.

    Anwar Ibrahim never ever said that PAS were a muslim extremist party..

    Nothing happened on the streets of KL. KLCC mosque were quiet and peaceful post September 20, 1998. In fact, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, KL was voted the most peaceful street in 1998 & 1999.

    It was also not true that Chinese Business Association privately urged TDM and Ghafar to solve MCA leadership problems… They were left on their own to solve their problems.

    Yes..Selangor Assembly Hall was demolished as they allowed opposition parties to hold their meetings there.

    mmm…15,000 temples and 150 Tamil schools were demolished during TDM days..Thaipusam festival and various Hindu based religious activities were banned.

    Also, I did not get my 50 plus articles critical of government agencies published then. What a waste of time.

    I was wrong… Indians and chinese were doing even worse then…malays were the richest in Malaysia then, controlling 70% of the nation’s wealth/economy then..

    Oh, during TDM days, All pubs and karaoke’s were banned. Poor Non-muslims were asked to drink at home..and pigs were encouraged to be reared at their own backyard.

    Lotteries & 4D number gambling outlets were non existent.

    Non-malays were banned from doing any business. They were confined in estates and tin mines.

    Indians owned only ‘lembu kereta’ then for transportation..India based magazines & newspapers , movies were banned from entering our shores,.They used to smuggle them in then..Rajnikanth was only discovered recently because of Anwar ‘Sivaji the Boss’ Ibrahim.

    Chinese businessmen complained that Malaysia’s GDP growth was well below other developing countries.

    There was a fatwa against watching bollywood movies.

    ASTRO was only made available 2004 , CNN, BBC and Al-jazeera was only broadcasted to Malaysians in the same year. Hong Kong & Indian based TV & news channels was beamed to Malaysians only in late 2003..

    You would have never seen any non-malays in Bangsar, Damansara, bukit tunku, Subang Jaya then…they lived on trees..

    70% of houses were allocated for bumiputras. Non-malays were asked to register for the houses and were only given by the way of drawing lots..

    TTPU fund was introduced to elevate the status of non-malays..who were poor then..

    I just remembered that TDM cried because Chinese and Indians were lagging behind the Malays…

    My teddy bear reminded me on how the chinese and indians were so ungrateful and did not praise TDM sky high on how he managed the 97/98 crisis.

    Alamak, lupa lah, in 1987, hundreds of innocent people was arrested under ISA for promoting national intergration. Same fate for 3 newspapers..

    Various websites were shut down and thousands of website owners was arrested under ISA (I used to own a website too. Oh yes, internet penetration was low then…)

    The rest of the world had 80% internet penetration except Malaysia..

    Newspapers all around the world were completely independent with the exception of Malaysia.

    Singapore was a third world country and banana republic due to their lack of press freedom..

    Dong Jiao Zong was a lion dance group then..

    Malaysian Judges then were among the richest people in Asia..

    Opposition politicians were only paid allowance for their cycle rickshaw fare then . In fact Anwar Ibrahim was riding one himself ..
    I may have confused you with the above. Understand your frustration, we never had this during TDM days. I am definitely not an ungrateful person as I had a different childhood and upbringing.

    I went to various states in India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia , Singapore, Pakistan and UK. i was even offered a job in a tax free haven in Europe. No, this is my home..and I am all for a united, peacefull, stable nation.

    JMD : You are correct Balan, I was confused! but only for a moment. I get the gist of your comment. Thank you. And of course, I am not racist. I was merely highlighting the intense racism within the oppositon parties that sadly had penetrated within the MCA and MIC as well. I had highlighted this way back during my article titled Pakatan Rakyat – To Kill with a borrowed knife and another article – Propagators or Racism. I had correctly surmised that my allegations that it was the opposition who had started the hatemongering along the racial lines. And today, with the advent of calls defending their vernacular schools while at the same time trying to dismantle anything that is Malay, shows how hypocritical these people are.

    Thank you.


  35. May Allah bless your soul.

    Why have you been selective?

    Why have you not caculated the number of Malay Presidents Singapore has had? Why have you not stated that the first President of Singapore is Malay?

    Why have you not given Singaporean Malay’s per capita income vis-a-vis Malaysian Malays? This will provide us with substance on your sweeping statement as to: “The very policy that had worked well in Malaysia ever since the late Tunku shouted ‘Merdeka!’ in Stadium Merdeka.” Or has it worked well only if viewed in isolation?

    Unless you yourself do not dare face up to the truth which Allah has now make clear to you?

    JMD : What do you mean selective? You should have done your homework before writing out this comment. I have counted the number of Malay Presidents Singapore had. ONE. It was Yusof Ishak which I had duly mentioned in this very article.

    Since you seem to know what is the SIngapore Malays per capita income, I will wait with gleeful anticipation on tha data that you will share with us. Only then, you can rebut my so called ‘sweeping statement’.

    Like Kennedy once said – “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought”

    To just give out opinion without some thinking is very immature. And to think you threw in God’s name just to strengthen your comment! Sheesh!

    But nevertheless, thank you for the comment! 🙂


  36. MR. JEBAT,
    I think some malay leaders in umno are suffering from Inferiority Complex.
    Too good, polite, humble to OUTSIDERS.
    They are still coming in from east and west.
    Never will they realise the situation happening.
    The termites are coming to the roof.
    Pak Loleh is not doing anything.
    Call – Pest Control Agent or else………


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  38. Jebat, lets start a new campaign to raise awareness among the youth and less politics-savvy rakyat like me,

    “It’s All About Pakatan Rakyat – Not The Rakyat!”


  39. SkyForce said “I think it is important for the Malays to understand the meaning of ‘meritocracy’. The ideas of this term is not about fairness in distribution of wealth and political hegemony among races according to the demographic of the population.”

    I think the Malays do understand the meaning of “meritocracy”. Having said that we Malays believe it is important to have a fair distribution of wealth. The want to have an egalitarian society is not merely ingrained in our Malay psyche but it is also an imperative that the Quran puts on every Muslim. Islam emphasize a strong message for charity and a stronger admonishment against the practice of riba.

    SkyForce further said “It is about survival of the fittest. So one has to find his way (legally) to make his own race to gain advantages and power in economy and politics arena”. If we all subscribe to the survival of the fittest, Malaysia would not even have its own industry. The lowering of any artificial barriers, like taxes and tariffs would mean unimpeded foreign direct involvement in the tender process, the dumping of cheap goods in Malaysia to the detriment of locally produced product, the demise of local banks and industry, the relaxation of employment laws that govern the condition of employing foreign nationals etc.

    SkyForce concluded “In other words, it is fair to think racist, but it is very unfair to have racist rules or policies”. The reengineering of society through affirmative action policy is not racist. Take some of your time to read Rawls.

    SkyForce said “The Malays have an added advantage to implement meritocracy policies in Malaysia because they are the majority. However, due to Malays’ Dilemma, the Malays fail to take control of the Malaysia’s economy and politics even though they implemented the racist policies for 50 years. That is why Tun Mahathir said he failed to change the Malays”.

    I believe that we Malays have so far taken the steering wheel when it comes to politics, but being Malays, we have never felt the need to show unbridled domination. We have kindly accommodated other races. Unlike the Thais and the Indonesians who insisted rightly that the minority need to adopt the culture of the host party. A simple example would suffice, a Malay will always try to speak a grammatically incorrect Bahasa Malaysia while speaking to a non Malay not proficient in Bahasa Malaysia in a skewered attempt to not embarrass the non Malay and make the non Malay feel comfortable.

    As for you alluding that the Malays are economically backward, just look around at the proliferation of Islamic banking launched by traditional Chinese banks like OCBC and Public Bank to cater for the growing financial muscle of the Muslim community and the emphasis of having their product certified Halal.

    I believe Mahathir, as usual, has set a very high standard on what he expect from the Malays. He hasn’t failed. It is not perfect but history would eventually show how successful he has been in transforming the plight of the Malays in his stewardship of the country.

    JMD : Thank you Lekiu for further dissecting SkyForce’s comment.


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  41. JMD

    …Patriotism is for the children to fight a common cause. And what is the course? Harmony and progress. These elements have to be taught to our kids…

    Thanks JMD.

    Your post made it so much simpler for me to express my thoughts to my kids, and I have sent to all my kids, 2 or them will be elligible to VOTE for this coming elections.

    Kita begitu leka selama ini. Take things too much for granted. Gerak dan bangunkan SEMUA supaya sedar dengan apa yang sedang berlaku.

    Please use your blog to educate all on these issues. There are very good bloggers NOW, and I have alerted my children to dedicate at least half hour a day just to go through these blogs.


    JMD : Thank you for the vote of confidence. Really appreciate it. Social harmony can only be achieved through strong and good leadership that can inculcate and cultivate the necessary values among all the levels of society in order to attain this social harmony. Tun Razak had his own style of leadership. He was forceful and firm but at the same time would lend his ears to all the parties within the newly formed coalition. But he has a specific goals in mind that he saw must be fulfilled in order to make Malaysia more progressive. The epithet Bapa Pembangunan was appropriately given to him. He was very intelligent in quashing dissidents. He was a subtle autocrat. An important criteria a leader should have at the back of a damaging 1969 riots. Social fabric was still fragile.

    Hussein Onn was more accomodating. Mostly not because of the situation at that time but because of his own demeanor. When he was young, judging from reading materials about him, Tun Hussien was quite a firebrand during the formation of Umno. But as Tun Razak had laid a strong foundation and a national policy that was both comprehensive and unconventional (although I have this eery feeling that the NEP was quite similar to Lenin’s new economic policy in the 20’s 🙂 ), Hussein can afford to have a more soft approach. But he has the help of a certain deputy named Dr Mahathir.

    Dr Mahathir during his time as the DPM was greatly tamed by the influence of King Ghaz (Home minister – Ghazali Shafie). But once he was in power, well.. mostly know how TDM manage the country. Whatever it is, those two elements were always on top of those leaders’ minds – social harmony and progress. Peace exists due to good social harmony. With peace, nation can progress further. Any destructive elements that can jeopardise those two important factors must be quickly be eradicated. At all cost. Sometimes, excessive freedom of speech or some illogical human rights concepts are stepped aside just to achieve this.

    Thank you.


  42. Askm JMD,

    I agree with your main argument :the disintegration of the social fabric in Malaysia is caused by ‘WEAK LEADERSHIP”. There is no helmsman to unite the people and chart the course for the country to follow in achieving economic progress.If the stomachs of the people are full, they will not complain.

    Irrespective of race, a good leader will be accepted by the rakyats of a state. One just has to look at PERU where a Japanese , at one time, was elected President, Guyana an Indian as the President and many other examples.

    How important “Strong Leadership” is to a nation can be likened to management of a Conglomerate. If the MD is weak and ineffective, the employees will take advantage, be lazy and not as productive. In a state, where the leadership is weak, the fanatics and extremists will have a field day.
    This is what Malaysia is experiencing NOW.

    In Malaysia, due to its very special historical background, the leadership MUST always be in the hands of the Malays.

    Your adversaries praise LKY. Why LKY can do wonders ? He is strong , a good schemer and strategist and most importantly has the killer instinct i.e. a Machiavellian. Remember how he outsmarted the Communists , practically 100% made up of Chinese !!

    When TDM was the PM, even Lim Keng Yaik was afraid or “kechut ” of him.He had a tight control of his Cabinet .After TDM left, Lim Keng Yaik suddenly found the courage to say : GERAKAN was treated like a beggar during TDM’s Premiership.

    Is Najib the likes of LKY and TDM ?

    Hang Kasturi


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  44. Salam JMD,

    Saya setuju 100% dgn analisis dan pendapat anda. Persoalannya sekarang, siapakah akan menjadi penyelamat umat melayu memandangkan pemimpin-pemimpin umno sedia ada langsung tidak menampakkan ketokohan. Mereka masih lena dan alpa dengan politik wang sedangkan pemuda-pemudi melayu terlalu asyik dibuai impian indah momokan anwar Ibrahim.

    Siapakah yang mampu menghalang pas daripada terus mempergunakan islam demi mencapai matlamat politik sehinggakan perjuangan bangsa melayu sendiri diketepikan.

    Apakah kita sebenarnya masih tercari-cari pejuang melayu islam yang sejati?


  45. salam JMD,

    congrats on the great post and SUPER congrats on the perfect rebuttal on cool man’s comment. my 2-cents worth of thought:

    let’s use the ‘disadvantage’ of melayu mudah lupa. keep anwar in jail. in 2-3 years time, malays will forget about him and think more about malay unity. the way i see it right now, malays are split into 3 parts. UMNO, Anwar and PAS. right now we are the minority. right now, you are either malay UMNO, malay PAS, or malay Anwar. without anwar, the line between UMNO and PAS can be blurred (and prior to 1998, usually is). furthermore, ‘pihak luar’ are singing the same tune regardless of their political platform, be it BN or PR. they are slowly trying to be the majority.

    IMHO, the first major mistake paklah has done is to release anwar from jail (to garner votes from opposing malays i suppose). kick him back to jail, i say. stop anwar from segregating us malays. paklah is to blame on a lot of things. he is not the PM from BN. most of his decisions are in favour of his family or the opposition.

    i have a suggestion. please give your comments on my thoughts. if it were up to me, i’d do this:

    1. throw anwar back to jail. shut him up. along with his family.
    2. shut down vernacular school (or at least make it compulsory for them to learn in BM- which is the main point of shutting down them anyway). not communicating in the same language instills fear and discomfort. let’s make Bahasa Malaysia premier again.
    3. interviews and press conference by prominent figures within the country must be in Bahasa Malaysia or it must not be aired to the public.
    4. emphasize on malaysian history. make it compulsory for high ranking government position to pass BM and History tests. no more pelat and historically blind MPs.

    more is needed. but this will do for the time being. i think. 🙂

    ps: i am printing your blog and distributing it to my friends. of course, JMD is credited. please contact me if you think this is wrong. thanks.

    JMD : No problem. Thank you for your effort.


  46. Hi Jebat =)

    Have to say I am shocked at Indian chauvinism that I’ve seen up close.
    Maybe they just dun get it that Malaysia is more than their closed communities.
    Maybe it’s just in their nature to crush the “weak” to “survive” at, as you wrote, at an opportune moment.
    I truly worry for the Malays if some of these people take over.
    An Indian Pakatan ADUN in N.Sembilan actually told me that he hopes that the Indians n Chinese will “rise” with Pakatan.
    I felt so sad when I heard that. Nothing about Bangsa Malaysia. Helping other Malaysians.
    Sounds like one group hijacking another group.
    I hope the mainstream media will expose the hypocrisy of Pakatan.
    I am ok with who you choose but give ppl the right info n dun mislead ppl.

    Re that PKR dep minister in Penang. Really tak tahan lah that guy, I hear. Not much complaints about PAS people except their sometimes extreme religiosity….

    JMD : Hi Jed! Glad you’re back safe and sound. Thank you for the comment. It sure is helpful to get some info from within the Pakatan Rakyat to know what they really are up close and personal.


  47. Salam.
    Very nice, Sir.
    If I may add, the current UMNO (to be precise UMNO BARU) leaders are not only weak and corrupt but they are also a bunch of incompetents (a nicer word compared to IDIOTS) and perhaps that is the sole reason why they are weak and corrupt.

    Do read Melayu Islam Beraja and God willing, we will find the solutions.



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  49. Salam JMD,

    Sekumpulan sahabat (3 dari mereka terdiri dari bangsa Cina, 2 dari bangsa India, dan 6 dari bangsa Melayu) sedang berborak rancak dan kelihatannya mereka sangat mesra. Sesekali kedengaran gelak ketawa mereka beramai2. Kira boleh masuk kategori iklan ‘muhibah’ RTM. Pastinya dalam Bahasa kebangsaan kita. Tiba2 2 sahabat berbangsa cina itu memperkatakan sesuatu dalam bahasa ‘cina’ sesama mereka, tak lama, cuma beberapa ayat, diikuti dengan anggukan dan senyuman. Flow perbualan awal tadi terhenti dan mereka yang lain berpandangan sesama sendiri. perkara sama didalam fikiran mereka -‘apa pulak mamat dua orang ni cakap?’

    Saya percaya hampir semua pernah lalui senario diatas. Apa yang kita (Melayu dan India) rasa ? Jika pasangan India itu pula yang tiba2 bercakap tamil sesama mereka, apa pula perasaan Melayu dan Cina ? Suasana muhibah terasa dengan adanya ‘trust’ yang wujud secara tak langsung semasa perbualan diucapkan dalam satu bahasa yang difahami semua. Tapi sebaik saja diganggu bahasa ‘minoriti’ yang tidak difahami semua, sedikit sebanyak telah menggugat suasana muhibah yang terjalin. Begitu juga elemen ‘trust’ yang menjadi tonggak muhibah itu.

    Segala komen dan demand ahli2 politik bukan Melayu itu akan bertambah ‘berat’ sekiranya dibiarkan tanpa apa2 tindakan dari paklah. Renung kembali sejak PRU12 yang lalu …terasa demand mereka ini semakin berat, berani dan direct. Ini perlu untuk mereka terus capture atention audience kaum mereka , be damn to sensitiviti Melayu.

    Persoalannya :
    – Ke tahap mana mereka berani bermain api ?
    – Di tahap mana Melayu sanggup bertahan saja? Come on la, honestly, do u guys think Malays will just swallow everything u throw and do nothing ..for how long ?
    – Melayu dalam DAP , PKR dan PAS… APA NI ?? Anda semua setuju dengan segala demand DAP ? Tolong beri komen kerana ramai yang ingin tahu pendirian anda. Lebih2 lagi Anwar.. senyap? PAS – masih setuju dengan fatwa bekerjasama dengan cina itu haram ? memilih wakil rakyat dan berada dibawah kepimpinan cina itu haram ?
    – paklah ……? laa.. tidur pulak !


  50. Helo JMD,

    I am bemused by your remarks that the Singapore govt is unfair in appointing 1deputy Indian PM and 3 Indian ministers compared to only 1 malay minister despite having a composition of 14%, compared to Indians 9%. Now everyone knows, Singapore is a developed country and a very successful nation. They are the epitome of meritocracy. Hence, the 4 Indian cabinet members posses impeccable credentials to be appointed in very important positions like, DPM,Finance,Law and Youth development. In fact I was surprised when I found out that an Indian is the Finance Minister of a predominantly Chinese nation. I am sorry to say, I don’t think any malays are qualified to graduate from the universities these honourable members graduated from. Their academic qualifications are purely based on merits—no doubt about that.
    Pls also be reminded, it is an undisputable fact that the Malays can be easily bought over,they will succumb to money and women. Thus the limited number of malay ministers in the Singapore cabinet. I am sure Lee Kuan Yew knows the quality of the Malays and Indians.
    Yes, in 1999, the non malays, especially the Malaysian Indians voted for BN after the malays abandoned BN in the general elections. Its not that the Indians trusted Mahathir, but it has been a general trend that most Indians voted BN in the hope that they will be treated fairly. But unfortunately, they had to be awakened by some Pakatan Rakyat Indian leaders and Hindraf to the fact that they had been marginalized by the Umno dominated BN. Once the Indian composition in the civil service was around 30% but now it has dwindled to 2%. In education, they are discriminated to the extend in one particular year there was only 1 Indian student at the UM’s medical faculty. When questioned—oh now we go by meritocracy—but when the same meritocracy is applied in Singapore—it is treating the malays unfairly compared to the Indians—who’s leg are you all trying to pull.

    JMD : Thadiankunda,

    In your previous comments you criticised some commentators to be insensitive by being prejudicial and using harsh words in their commentary. You even complained about Demi Negara to me.

    But here we are when we see what you had written above, labelling all the Malays in Singapore as corruption prone whilst at the same time accentuating that the chinese and indians are pious and pure. You said in a very sanctimonious tone that “it is an undisputable fact that the Malays can be easily bought over,they will succumb to money and women”.

    Plus, you even said that “you don’t think any malays are qualified to graduate from the universities these honourable members (the indians ministers) graduated from”

    This smack of hypocrisy on your part is further unravelled when at the same breath, you as the Pakatan Rakyat supporter criticise the Malaysian Malays as being more inferior than the Singaporean Malays. Pakatan Rakyat, in their desperate attempt to show that Malaysian Malays fared worse than their counterparts in Singapore had time and time again stated that if Malaysia dismantle its Malay leadership, the Malays will fare even better. Proof? Look at the Singapore Malays! They are highly intelligent and are highly respected. Even respected by the Malaysian chinese! (Read previous comments from other readers here in this article).

    But then, when I provided an argument that the Singapore Malays are more marginalised than the Indians, and are treated with disdain by the Singapore Government, you throw us a contradicting comment expunging the main points of the original assertions by the Pakatan Rakyat.

    Generalising all Malays as idiots and corrupt.

    Thank you very much.

    This summarise my hypothesis that the Malaysian Government treats the minorities better than how the Singapore treats theirs. This is because the government in Malaysia has adequate representatives from each race in the coalition. But in the case of Singapore, they deliberately marginalise the Malays by depriving them with adequate voice in the government. And what is worse, Singapore purposely is sidelining the Malays there (under the guise of what you said about Lee Kuan Yew – by insinuating that he thinks the Malays are worse than the indians).

    The conclusion that I can derive from your comment here is, those bigots within Pakatan Rakyat had been telling lies about the Singaporean Malays. They are indeed being unfairly marginalised, economically, socially AND above all, been deprived from good education. The ones that were earmarked to attain higher status, are all ‘toothless’ and are ensured that they will not harm the Lee Kuan Yew idealogy. Can the Malays there set up a Malay only college? Will all Malays who did not get the chance to enter the ‘meritocratic’ anti Malay universities there be given a FAIR chance to bring themselves up education wise? I suspect no. When you do not have a strong representative in the government, there is no way the government can emphatise with the problems of that community. MCA and MIC have voices in the government. That is why, because the Malay leaders are benevolent, in stark contrast to what Lee Kuan Yew is, the MCA can set up TAR college and MIC can set up TAFE college.

    So, what exactly are you preaching here? Racist propaganda?

    Why do you hate the Malays so much? I know what I am. Anti rabid, self centred racists and anti propagators of extremism. But do you know what you are?

    Are you a Malay hater?

    Probably, you should just stop being self righteous on top of that moral high horse of yours and come down for a minute and think. Maybe the Tamil vernacular schools has to go?

    What irks me is that you do not like when people like Demi Negara is standing up for his race. But it is people like you who had instigated and provoked the reaction. Hence, my earlier articles apply here;

    Thanks, but no thanks.


  51. Helo JMD,
    You seem to be worked up by my comments. But I was only responding to your claim that the Malays are being treated unfairly by Singapore in comparison with the Indians. My fault was by generalising the malays as highly corrupt–but what I actually meant is the Malaysian Ministers and top govt servants–you will ask for proof–my proof is the Transparency International’s Index–which has rated Malaysia’s corruption level as very high.
    The truth hurts–but I am not an anti malay. Its purely b’cos the non malays have restricted places in govt institutions of higher learning that MCA built TAR college and MIC the TAFE college, purely to accomodate those students who are qualified but are not offered places. These colleges are not restricted to one race, but they are opened to all races–unlike Uitm–where only malays can enrol–a form of aparteid in our own country. I am not writing articles like you in your blog to provoke and instigate other races–I was just responding to what you wrote–most of your articles are pitting the malays against the non malays.

    JMD : Thank you for the comment. But I still stand by my reply to you solely based on what you previously said earlier about the Malays in Singapore. You earlier had clearly lamented;

    In fact I was surprised when I found out that an Indian is the Finance Minister of a predominantly Chinese nation. I am sorry to say, I don’t think any malays are qualified to graduate from the universities these honourable members graduated from. Their academic qualifications are purely based on merits—no doubt about that.
    Pls also be reminded, it is an undisputable fact that the Malays can be easily bought over,they will succumb to money and women. Thus the limited number of malay ministers in the Singapore cabinet. I am sure Lee Kuan Yew knows the quality of the Malays and Indians.

    Now, when you said Malaysian ministers are corrupt, based on the transparency index, I fully agree with that. But Malaysian ministers or holistically the government are not consist of Malays only. This is where your racist views had clouded your opinion. You invariably equated corruption as everything Malay (can easily be bought, womanising etc). How many times have readers read my articles berating the state of affairs or specifically the government’s and Umno’s performance since PRU12?

    It IS a leadership issue as I had mentioned countless times previously. Your biased view did not end there apparently. You now equated the BN government to Apartheid. That is perhaps the most damaging lie ever purported by people like you. If you had taken the effort to understand what Apartheid means, you will not be too hasty in your analysis.

    Just to summarise, Apartheid was when the minority white who had the control of the government and economy in South Africa practices racism in their policy. It created, among other things, separate beaches, buses, hospitals, schools and universities. Signboards such as “whites only” applied to public areas, even including park benches. The majority (the blacks) were segregated and excluded from nation building.

    See the difference?

    Anyhow, please do not dig a deeper hole by telling me it was ME whom had instigated and pitting the Malays against the non Malays. On the contrary, it was people like you, who had wrote things similar to what you had previously written which had worsen the situation. Do you think you have endeared yourself to the Singaporean Malays when you wrote something which you had written? Do you they will love you more?

    Is there something wrong in me telling the chauvinistic non malay leaders to be more patient and tolerant and above all not to shake the pillars that uphold the sensitive areas in the Constitution? All these years, they had provoked the Malays with their usual barbs for calling a review on Article 153, 11, the social contract, questioning the special position etc.

    And is it wrong for me to call on the Malays to buck up, be more progressive and learn double quickly in order to catch up economically? I criticised the leader which had forgotten why they were there in the first place. And I always tell the Malays that if they do not want other races to question their special position, then they should strive hard to justify the privileges given to them.

    Unlike yourself, I had never equated the non Malays with bad things similar to what you had written. I only criticise some of their hypocritical and self centred leaders who had in numerous times felt that they are above the sanctity of social harmony of Malaysia.

    Therefore, I urge you to look into yourself and ask, who are the ones that was pitting the non Malays against the Malays?

    Thank you and have a nice weekend.


  52. JMD Sir,

    With you permission I’d to use the comment made by Thadiankunda in my blog, plan to write something not so serious, but if possible with a little bit of humour.

    Thank you.

    JMD : No problem Piggy Singh..


  53. great writings you have there JMD. lets put things into perspective and look at matters objectively . this is from a political power point of view. point 1 , a prime minister shall be appointed by the majority of the dewan rakyat. so , in order for the majority ‘party’ to appoint its representative , they need to command majority in parliment. as the case for msia, ever since independence , the coalition or now better known as BN has been in control of the aug house and , so far , the PM is their rightful representative , from the ‘party’ . as far as i can remembered , all msian PM’s are melayu. ( pls advise me if theres in the msian constitution states that the PM has to be ‘melayu’ – TQ ) well, to put things simply , as long as the PM is melayu , i do believe and feel that , he will do his level best to ‘uphold’ , ‘defend’ and ‘fight’ for ALL OF THE ABOVE for the malay , regardless of his political party ‘brand’ . i do think , deep inside khalid in sgor and even dsai , have got some ‘sentimen melayu’ inside them. before u jump into any conclusion , im super neutral/moderate when it comes to ‘politics’ , which includes political party of choice & most of my political views in the msian perspective. point 2 , from data ( i might be wrong but not too much , i believe ) , young voters below 40 will be about 50-60% of the voters for pru13. now, when we talk about GE , all races included , so these 50-60% below 40 can also be sub-divided into ‘races’ if we like, but nevertheless , lets see the bigger picture. easily , they can be the ‘decisive’ group of ‘who will control’ the house after pru13. simple. point 3. next GE shall be within these 4-5 years time frame , lets say 2011. senang cerita , not too much time here to ‘educate’ history etc and tanamkan semangat melayu etc here and there , etc. have u talked to kids on the ground lately ? lets say those between 18 – 28 , urban kids ? young professionals , highly educated, cultured, perhaps liberal in thinking , those demanded this and that rights , freedom of god knows what etc , hmm interesting. these are the people from the grouping who will have powers in their hands to decide who will be in power . i also do believe , those 30-40 will be on the ‘critical’ , strong opinionated, evaluating lot also. most are on the fence , if they do not belong strongly to any political camps. what happen in the next few years will be analysed closely by this group and they shall pass judgement on pru13. now ; correct me if im wrong, if BN , which has UMNO as the ‘tulang belakang’ wants to stay in power, and to appoint a BN PM ( which usually comes from UMNO – parti yg berjuang utk agama, bangsa & negara ) , dont you think they should ‘super-engage’ with these lots ? if they dont , their chances to stay in power , at least in my humble tiny perspective , will be very slim. thats why the choice of who will lead pemuda umno, between the 3 musketeers , is vital and pivotal decision to be made , for the sake of msian unity and future nation building. btw , its worth also to take note the highly respected youth leaders ( well yang melayu at least ) who are on the pakatan rakyat side , mostly are educated & professionals. salam hormat – centralist malay


  54. Salam JMD

    Thank you for such a great piece,as always! Comment section is my favourite reading too.Reading all these all I can say is, Thank God we have you JMD and the rest of the great commentors.
    I have shared the blog of yours to my friends and they love it too. Some who are the diehard fan of PKR, never comment anything, not sure why.
    The racism issue is getting hotter and sadly being tackle weakly by our leaders.
    I really wish we will have more people like you. Please keep on writing.

    Pray for peaceful Malaysia.

    JMD : Thank you for visiting this blog. I see that you are a first time commenter here. Thank you so much.


  55. Jebat,

    I must let you know that the finance minister Tharman Shamugaratnam was earlier implicated/fined when he was with MAS (Monetary Authority Of Singapore) but being a buddy of Lee’s he still got promoted.

    I just wonder why in the world would the non-bumis complained so much?… Why not the non-bumis come to Singapore and live?…cos’ they cannot fuck around like they do in Malaysia? a tolerant malay goverment?

    Malays in Singapore as usual like any other Singaporean were programmed to believe that they were superior not only to Malaysians but everybody, anybody. I’m one so I know.

    It’s a tragedy for the Malays for having the present PM….the non-bumis are all in a hurry to “state their case”.

    Jebat, keep educating the Malays on the deceits by the non-bumis, and Malaysia at the hands of UMNO will survive again for another 50 years and beyond.

    Don’t get distracted by demands and learn a little bit from Singapore politics. Keep the ISA. Don’t you worry, Tun Mahathir will not “close his eyes” before he saw a united Malays.

    JMD : Thank you Hassan for the comment. In my honest opinion, it is normal for a country to tell its citizens that they are better than the people in other countries. Similar to the spirit of Malaysia Boleh, it instil patriotism and self believe among the citizens. However, a line is drawn so that although the notion of self believe is cultivated among the people, they should not get carried away and become kiasu and self righteous in the end. What we have now is certain section of society that thinks that they are superior than the people from within its own country. How chauvinistic. Thank you.


  56. dear jeb,

    not the fall of malay leadership, but its apparent non-existence is more like it.

    frankly i’m so disheartened by all the “ketuanan melayu” debates and everything sewaktu dengannya. the first thing to do to curb the rise of racism, in my opinion, is for thinking and responsible malaysians to stop adding fuel to it.

    i fail to see the purpose contentive blog-entries serve except to pile up and perpetuate more ugly recriminations and further aggravate the already worsening situation. they are at best counterproductive to the maintenance of interracial harmony, and at worst risky to the nation’s peace and wellbeing.

    what saddens me is that suddenly all the bloggers and commenters i consider as intelligent and reasonable seem to have jumped also on this reckless bandwagon, echoing the same belligerent, uncompromising and provocative tone started by those who want to play partisan heroes, online and elsewhere, regardless of the consequences.

    i wonder if it’s too idealistic of me to expect some malaysian sopo bloggers, those that most of us have come to look up to, to show some responsibility towards helping curb the rising hostility?

    in any case, let me end that rhetorical question with this sharing…

    today at CheDet’s blog latest entry i’m so heartened by this line uttered by one Daniel Noor at 9:04 PM, that i’m reproducing it here: Honestly, this country does not need Ketuanan Melayu. We only need Kemimpinan Melayu.

    let’s start insisting on that once more, yah?

    JMD : Thank you for the comment MekYam.


  57. JMD,

    Nice rebuttals and padan muka to those who think that they are smart and let fly outrageous comments . You can’t outsmart Jebat.

    Thadiankunda, You said,

    “”Yes, in 1999, the non malays, especially the Malaysian Indians voted for BN after the malays abandoned BN in the general elections. Its not that the Indians trusted Mahathir, but it has been a general trend that most Indians voted BN in the hope that they will be treated fairly. But unfortunately, they had to be awakened by some Pakatan Rakyat Indian leaders and Hindraf to the fact that they had been marginalized by the Umno dominated BN.””

    So tell us, what have Pakatan Rakyat done for you guys in the 5 states that they control now for almost 8 months, knowing well that majority of Indians resides there (Perak, Selangor, Kedah & Penang) except for piece meal allocation for Tamil Schools.


    JMD : Thank you Balan. You honour me too much lah. It’s not that I cannot be outsmarted.. Of course I can! I am just slightly passionate about things that I think needs to be straightened out. That is all. Have a good weekend ya!


  58. Hi,

    This is abit off topic sorry, but I want to learn more about my cultural history and heritage. Any ideas where is a good starting point, maybe some good authors? I loved your Jebat his-story. These kind of stories make up the DNA of a culture (someone smart once said, a people need to know who they are and where they come from to know where they are going and what they will be).

    I think China’s great history affords the Chinese people a strong sense of identity and purpose, especially as an immigrant population (anywhere in the world). Americans also have this sense of purpose, that their forefathers went to America to flourish. With this belief, some things (like hard work) come naturally to most Americans (or used to; now they are getting more complacent).

    Thanks. If your writings are anything to go by, I’m looking forward to your recommendations!

    JMD : From top of my mind, I can only think of this book from Mustapha Hussain. You should also take a look at a book by Tun Ahmad Sarji – Hang Tuah, Tokoh Epik Nasional. Plus, you can also read a book by Tunku Abdul Rahman, Political Awakening. Those three books are light reading. Probably good to indulge on during this festive season.

    Thank you.


  59. Jebat,

    I just have to open Utusan & read the bullcrap within. This wasn’t so bad before March 8 but since then, the amount seems to have increased greatly, before I decided to stop reading it many moons ago (eventually, they all start sounding the same).

    Next, I read blogs that condemn the opposition “for being racists”. I next scroll down and read some (and they are many) of the commentators saying how ‘this race cannot be trusted’, how their rights to vote/citizenship should be revoked, calling for genocide, “May-13 redux”, forced-assimilation, etc. I smile at the very irony of this, & my mind pictures a pot calling a kettle… well, you know the idiom…

    In comparison, the horde of commentators of M-Today, vulgar as they may be… aim their bricks at UMNO & BN’s other member parties itself… rather than at racial groups.

    UMNO is in internal turmoil, with a money-tainted party election coming up. And coupled with the very real threat of losing to KeADILan & PAS in the near future. It also has to deal with the inevitable economic depression thats heading our way. Looking at Najib (especially with his recent agreement to privatize IJN), he doesn’t really have what it takes to sail us through.

    Despite the internal bickering, I see both teams in UMNO can agree on one thing… play up racial politics to distract and (hopefully) get back political support. Thats what keeps UMNO, MCA, & the now-derelict MIC kicking.

    JMD : Thank you for the comment. You started your comment by furst saying that many anti opposition blogs called the opposition as racists. And out of that, you typified the commentators as non Malay haters and wanting to banish them out from Malaysia. But you failed to mention what the opposition overzealous leaders had done to warrant such reaction for the anti opposition blogs!

    Do you think the those bloggers just woke up one day and suddenly the felt like calling the opposition as racist? No my dear friend. When the Malays feel that their rights are being questioned (it was questioned numerous times by the racist leaders in PR), surely a certain backlash will ensue. Lim Kit Siang had called to revise the social contract (Article 153 etc), Ong Tee Kiat said Malay Dominance doesn’t exist, Karpal Singh was extremely rude to the rulers, dr Mavis Puthuchearry and Kua Kia Soong said that contract social is fiction. Hamidah Osman had to say sorry while Karpal Singh did not even apologise for his transgressions with the Malay rulers. There are many more examples.

    And to say that the commentators in MT are not aiming their abusive rant to the Malays in general is very misleading statement. have you even read the comments there?

    Remember when I wrote here:

    Another example was when Anwar announced this much loved statement – ‘Anak Melayu, anak kita, anak Cina ,anak kita, anak India pun anak kita. Mengapa harus bezakan?’

    Is there anything wrong with this statement?

    Yes, there is.

    The statement itself is based on the assumption that the BN government is racist by nature. Therefore, to permeate this idea to Malaysians, he needs to tell this lie again and again. What is sickening to me was it is Anwar himself who has made racial differences more pronounced. Since we already established earlier that BN government is not practising racist policy, what locus standi Anwar had to even say this? Everyday we are soaked to the bone by Pakatan Rakyat’s accusations that Malaysia is a doomed state because of its racist policy. Thus, Anwar’s statement was in fact, nothing more than a reverse psychology with two pronged attack – making him look good and dissing the BN government at the same time.

    Innocent statements by Malay leaders, were often twisted out of context to make it sound as if Umno is racist. One such example was Tun Dr Mahathir’s calls for the Malays to unite and become stronger to face the challenges ahead. Other opposition leaders jumped in the bandwagon and further accused Umno leaders as racist and bigots. On the contrary, it was them who made the first strike.

    As the extremists in Pakatan Rakyat make racial differences becoming more and more pronounced, and Anwar ibrahim – the ‘borrowed knife’, keep on harping this racial issues, no wonder the political turbulence between the races in Malaysia had been the highest since 1969. He forget that as a ‘borrowed knife’, he kills the racial harmony that had been built since then.

    I had said that it was the pakatan Rakyat that had made the racial difference between each community more pronounced. Some people did not believe me. Their call for unity are all devises just to gain support. You can see today that when there are calls to integrate the people further, when it is a good suggestion that our kids can mingle freely with each other, they are the ones who suddenly said, let them be segregated! Their achilles heel is a peaceful Malaysia. An unstable Malaysia troubled with racial tension is their way to get political support.

    Thank you.


  60. Balan,

    I doubt you are an Indian– if yes then you must be related to Samy velu–the no 1 enemy of the Indians–always ampooing the BN govt and at the same time enriching himself by stealing the Indian share of the economy. I don’t know wether your brain is at the top or bottom–how can you equate PR with BN in terms of achievement. BN ruling 51 years–and what is the status of the Indians–from 30% to less than 2% in the civil service, even worse in the educational sector–high achievers being denied scholarships–and here we have got an Indian b*****d defending the discriminative govt and it’s balls carriers. After the PR came to power at least we have so many MPs, state excos,a speaker and a deputy chief minister–isnt it an achievement for the Indians–dont talk cock.

    JMD : Dear Thadiankunda,

    If you do not agree with Balan’s views then just visit his blogs and learn what kind of a person he is (through his writing). I think all Pakatan Rakyat’s supporters suffer from delusions of grandeur and narcissism. Nobody is right except you. Unlike an average person who would feel that sometimes it is also good to agree to disagree, you compelled yourself to disparage any opposing views rather personally. If you do not agree with him, then state your case in an argument that is both logical and persuasive. Probably then we all can agree with you. name calling like these are very much frowned here. In thefirst place, we are talking about the Singaporean Malays and we discussed about their fate there under Lee Kuan Yew. You failed to defend my analysis. Yes, hopefully all of us will see the uplifting of the indian community under the stewardship of Pakatan Rakyat.

    Hopefully, they will fare better than under Samy Vellu which as you said ‘the no. 1 enemy of indians’ (but how come he was voted many times as president?)

    Visit Balan’s blog here :

    And may you have a constructive discourse there. Good day!


  61. Bro JMD,

    Skg Puak Extremis Cina sudah berani mengugut kerajaan dgn mengatakan pada GE 13 nanti tidak akan ada ujdi untuk UMNO. Kalau mcm tu, mari kita lihat sapa yg bakal terkena. Kuota kerusi Majoritinya adalah di kawasan majoriti Melayu.

    So , UMNO boleh berjuang sendiri dan saya yakin dgn keadaan Melayu dihina skg ini, pasti Melayu akan mengundi UMNO semula. Jika kerusi UMNO dan Sabah Sarawak di gabungkan. Sudah cukup untuk memerintah Malaysia. Jadilah kerajaan Melayu Bumiputra. Tinggalkan aje MCA dan puak2 yg tak tau bersyukur itu bersendirian.


  62. Your article is well search and written. All you mentioned I have known since my younger days. My late grand dad was a home guard and he use to tell me story about Bintang Tiga, about a sayur seller in our kampong who is OCPD when bintang 3 is in power.

    I don’t remember Anuar having or implementing any policies for the good of Malays accept for his cronies and friends, when he is in power but he can really “Pidato” and that is it.

    You also mentioned Harris Ibrahim as A Malay apologist, are you sure he is a Malay ?

    I once work in MARA Holdings and mind you most of our bus maintenance contractors then are Chinese owned. Then MARA Holdings was sold to Nadzmi and Nadzmi did better. He maintain most of the companies name under Mara but most of his partners in Nadi Holding Bhd are Chinese.

    I can only note the Malay leaders lack of ” Ketuanan Melayu ” But who am I to say.


  63. There is no such thing as ‘fall of Malay leadership’, unless you equate UMNO=Malay. And which part of DAP & PKR demand is racist? Is it asking for more equal opportunities for non-malays? If such thing are considered racist, then Martin Luther King . Jr is a racist. Furthermore, its UMNO who make racist statements such as a race is pendatang who are not entitled for equal treatment. I’m read this article from MT comment. I’m very dissapointed with JMD, but I shouldn’t be suprised perhaps JMD is run by ‘UMNOputra’ which is the richest race in Malaysia. (Btw, if you want to help the Malays(esp nonUMNOs) to be rich, I give 1 suggestions. The best things is, don’t get married, work, work, work, or if cannot tahan, marry around the 30s & have 1 children only. The reason the chinese is rich is not bcos of their DNA but they have little children) The reason non-UMNO are speaking up is bcos they don’t speak up b4 da ‘erection’

    JMD : Look, now we come to the aspects of economy. Please read the article here and the commentary section;

    Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for his countrymen who was sidelined and marginalised in the society. Most of them were poor because they were marginalised economically. Were you marginalised economically? What more, MLK Jr was trying hard to overcome the white supremacist’s belief that they are superior than the blacks. So that it would be easier for both communities to integrate.

    What we have here in Malaysia is, the racist art of the minority feels superior than the majority (that is why they are guarding their education system). Now, after being superior economically, these racists bigots want to be superior politically too.

    I am amused to the fact some people in MT are calling me as being run by Umnoputra (the richest race in Malaysia – how prejudicial! They simultaneously erase other communities’ wealth index). Sorry to say, I am neither run by other people’s instructions or being a hired blogger of politicians or other foreign agents. They should take a look at all my postings to see what JMD is all about. Hope I will disappoint these people further!

    It is all about leadership. And how Pak Lah had failed to juggle the difficult social fabric of this nation. In his erroneous desire to give more free hand (i.e. to sleep more) to the country, he had let loose the subversive elements into the Malaysian people. They questioned all the sensitive areas in Malaysia such as the social contract, article 11 and 153, chastising the monarchy in public etc. Coupled with his inefficient and bumbling methods of managing the economy, it has become a recipe of disaster for the leadership of Malaysia.

    No my friend, the reason why non Umno people like you did not speak up before the election was because the economy was good and your pockets were full due to the nation’s prosperity. On top of that, you feel secure because you know the direction and progress of the nation was in safe hands. Now you grumble no end because you see lack of leadership in the country.

    Thank you.


  64. And as for Chinese & Tamil education, the Malays are allowed anytime to enter. We are not fighting to be segregated, but we are making 1 last stand against UMNOfacist who wants to eradicate our culture. Don’t you know that cultural genocide is against international law?

    JMD : Hmm.. I wonder whether the chinese and indian minorities in UK, US, Australia or any other part in the world are fighting against the respective governments to make the ‘last stand against cultural genocide’. I am sure these people are taking up their grievances to the United Nation almost on dily basis.

    I am sure the US government are indicted under the International Law all the time! 🙂 Get this, in India where the medium of teaching is in English, is there any Tamil extremists ala Hindraf suing their own government for eradicating their culture? So basically, tell me how and when did the Malaysian Government trying to eradicate the culture of its minorities when day in day out we see them practise their culture out in the open. Just trying to have a more streamlined education system won’t eradicate your culture lah. Back in the 50’s and 60’s, when nearly everyone went to National school and the vernacular schools were on death throes, no minority lost their culture and began to eat sirih or melatah sana sini.

    Therefore, your contention that Umno fascist what nots are trying to eradicate your culture is truly misplaced. The fact is, you are trying to be segregated because you believe the majority is not good enough to be integrated with. No?

    Thank you.


  65. Dear JMD,
    I apologise if I have been disparaging and also I will visit Balan’s website and engage in a discourse with him. As for Samy Velu being elected president many times–its purely b’cos of his initimidations, thuggery tekniks and the use of money. This white collar robber and one of the most corrupted ministers in Mahathir’s cabinet met his fate at the PRU12 elections, when there were more enlightened Indian leaders who had managed to convince the Indian voters that Samy and MIC are not doing anything for the Indians but only enriching themselves at the expence of Indian allocations.
    He will never wake up after this–and most probably he will also loose his presidency next year.
    As for your arguements regarding the fate of Singaporean Malays, I don’t agree with your views that imply that they are marginalised,discriminated and suffering in silence. If they are not happy residing in Singapore, they can always migrate to Malaysia and instantly become a bumiputra, and enjoy all the benefits that are accorded to them. Is it not stupid of them to suffer in Singapore, when Indonesians just flock into Malaysia to grab whatever opportunities that are available to them including the prospect of becoming bumiputras. I am sure they will feel more comfortable in our Malaysian educational system–b’cos the medium of instruction is in their mother tongue. Definitely they will gain a lot comparatively. Is it not logical.

    JMD : No problem. I welcome all point of views since the more the merrier. But of course, each point of view will be scrutinised further by the readers and myself alike. It is the strength of the argument that can win nods. Nevertheless, one is entitled to his/her opinion and if one does not agree, he/she can simply agree to disagree. No hassle. No hard feelings. It is all the name calling and undue profanity that can make the discussions extremely emotional and hostile. Thus, defeating the purpose to have a meaningful discussion and trading of views/ideas.

    My conjecture about the Singapore Malays came at a time when the racist opposition here in Malaysia was harping to the concept of equality in all fields. Their main example was – look at the SIngapore Malays. They are happy there and had been given equal opportunity in all fields – economics and politics included.

    On which I had analysed the composition of Singapore government and lo and behold! The Malays there were not given a fair voice in the government. In fact, the Singapore government had reneged on their own constitution regarding the Malay position there. Here is the Singapore Constitution, Part XIII, General Provisions, Minorities and special position of Malays, section 152 – which says;

    “The Government shall exercise its functions in such manner as to recognise the special position of the Malays, who are the indigenous people of Singapore, and accordingly it shall be the responsibility of the Government to protect, safeguard, support, foster and promote their political, educational, religious, economic, social and cultural interests and the Malay language.”

    From my plain observation, the govt there is being unfair to the Malays there politically and socially. And to substantiate remarks, please read the views below;



    As you can see, Singapore under the guise of meritocracy or here in Malaysia we call it, Malaysian Malaysia concept is just a front to what Lee Kuan Yew failed to rename as – the Chinese chauvinism. What is worse, they hide it under the pretext of equality. At least Ketuanan Melayu offers no apologies and do not hide under any pretext. And the main difference is, Ketuanan Melayu does not marginalise the chinese like how LKY’s supremacism is marginalising the minorities there.

    Therefore, I urge the extremists within Pakatan Rakyat to stop harping on the Malaysian Malaysia concept and be grateful that our racial mix, social fabric and pragmatic leadership since 1957 had provided us with a sound formula to hedge against any racism and polarisation.

    Thank you.


  66. Salam Jebat Must Die!

    Saya selalu membaca artikel yang bro tulis. Penuh analisis yang tepat, detail!

    Pihak komunis merupakan pengkhianat negara. Mereka pembunoh jiwa orang2 Melayu secara keseluruhan serta berkerjasama dengan Komunis antarabangsa Russia dan China menjajah asia tenggara!

    JMD : Comment moderated with apologies.


  67. Well JMD, when these pro-BN fella’s respond with proposals of genocide & ethnic expulsion in response to the ‘racial’ statements of the opposition & other BN-comp parties, we can’t help but laugh at the irony of it.

    Anyways, Happy M’aal Hijrah to you. I will be at work.

    JMD : Thank you for the wish Brighteyes. Do take care.


  68. Salam all…

    @ BrightEyes

    Who (the so-called “pro-BN fella”) have been proposing genocide and ethnic expulsion? Can you ever tell (if there’s any)? Or it’s just your utter prejudice?

    I have never seen or heard anyone proposing for genocide and ethnic propulsion. But what we see and hear on daily basis is that some so-called “open-minded Malaysians” fighting to be segregated from the majority!


  69. Sdr JMD,
    Susah nak cakap, Orang Melayu masih hantar kereta rosak ke bengkel Cina, tak beli di kedai melayu yg harganya lebih 10 sen dan sanggup tekan minyak ke kedai cina. Sebab itu mereka begitu angkuh kerana kehidupan orang melayu bergantung penuh pd kaum cina.

    Saya terkilan banyak sangat orang melayu “beralah”; Allahyarham Khir Johari sayA kenang beliau sebagai pelupus tulisan jawi, Datuk Annuar bila dah tua, generasi kemudian nanti akan “tunjai-tunjai” kepala beliau sbg pengkhianat melayu;

    Saya pun dah mulai merasakan suatu kesilapan besar , Allahyarham Tuanku Abdul Rahman memberikan kerayatan tanpa syarat kp pendatang cina .Kalau lah mereka ini mendabik dada mengatakan kerana merekalah ekonomi Tanah Melayu berkembang, saya tidak pernah dengar adanya kaum cina yg berjaya di Afrika selatan.

    JMD : Terima kaish kerana memberi komen. Tidak baik jika kita perlu bermusuhan kepada mereka yang mungkin mempunyai niat bersih 🙂 Yang penting, kita sentiasa perlu beramah mesra. Akan tetapi jangan lupa untuk berwaspada juga.


  70. Hi, I just happened to get linked and read your article with interest.

    Is there a threat against the majority Malays? They are cultured, peace-loving people. Why are they being attacked and side-lined?

    I doubt. I would think that the political scenario just changed and the Malays are not used to back-pedalling.

    What has caused all these rumblings over racism? The politicians of course. What other convenient avenue would they have to broaden their onslaught or make a getaway, whichever the case may be?

    Generally, most Malaysians cherish and value the lives that they lead in Malaysia. There is ample for all communities to share. I especially like the part where you said, the Malays are only asking for 30% and what is wrong with them asking and having it.

    I do not think that majority Malaysians have vehemently objected to this in the past 38 years. The Malays have progressed enormously over these years and should be proud of their achievements. Some instances of perceived injustice, mismanagement and a fair bit of Corruption that crept in over the years have enabled the challengers to capitalise. Consider this, “when I do business with a Chinese-run company, I get crumbs thrown to me. When I get business from a Bumiputera company, I need to feed all those within”. I despise the latter culture.” I would say that Corruption and the loftiness of those corrupt has been the single biggest factor that has swayed opinion away from UMNO and the Malays. Whether there is admission or otherwise, the resurrection of Malay hegemony is a matter of how effectively the community is able to vacuum clean itself of this scourge.

    While the non-Malays may attempt to gain an upper-hand, it is ominously due to them being able to grab the injured toe of the Malays. They will speak aloud because there are grounds for them to be displeased with the state of affairs. While the NEP has generally made the ordinary Malay stand upright, Corruption has caused his head to droop. A Malay is bigger traitor for being corrupt than if he denies that the NEP never helped him, as told by Zaid Ibrahim.

    The professional Malay has proven that he is able to run this country capably for 50 years and we need more of them to come forward to continue this unintterupted journey of peace and progress. I know how considerate and kind the Malays have been all the while, so a little correction will surely set the right tone for the future. All is not lost.

    JMD : A good and sobering comment from you. That is why, we need to counter the extremists and chauvinist views within both sides of the divide. Correction is definitely needed. Please read my article –

    Thank you.


  71. Hi JMD,

    u have quite a fine blog here..
    if u don’t mind here is my 2 cents worth

    in my humble opinion the problems we face today is not the fault of any single race alone..however many of us seem to think that way..somehow we always manage to find some faults with the other races while am able to identify the finer qualities of our own race..well, i guess it’s only human nature to protect itself and not admits it’s when it comes to the problems our own race its always the fault of certain individuals or a group while the fault of others is mainly a fault of the entire race of the end of the day, this makes most of us racists..

    the problem here is we tend to generalise people without looking at them as an individual..malays are lazy, chinese are crooks and indians are snakes…isn’t that easiest way to know a person?

    i think we have spent too much energy in finding fault with others..if all of us can make good use of our time, achieve something and be a good human being i bet half of our problems are already solved..likewise if all of us are good to ourselves and our families we can almost eliminate the need for charity..



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