There are several myths running around this nation for the past half decade or so. This article will highlight what those myths are. Do not worry, this will be a short article.
Myth number 5 – Tun Mahathir is a mamak disguising himself as a malay
The people from the opposition kept calling Tun Dr Mahathir as Mamak Mahathir and even criticised him as someone trying to be malay eventhough he is actually a mamak.
Now, who in the right mind would call him this? Nobody except the racist among us.
To set things straight, Tun Mahathir’s grandfather was indeed an Indian Muslim. And the indian ancestry stops there. His grandfather married a malay woman and produced Mohamad Iskandar, the first headmaster of Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid.
Mohamad Iskandar married Wan Tempawan Wan Hanapi and had Tun Mahathir as the youngest son.
In any standard, he is a malay. But many people still see him as a mamak and ostracise him for trying to be more malay than a mamak. Even if we go technical, Tun Mahathir is 75% malay, and 25% indian. Isn’t that enough justification to see that he is malay after all?
But all this is besides the point.
The point is, wasn’t the opposition who drummed the idea that racial identification is racist, people should not be recognised through race so on and so forth. They even proposed that the race identity in identity cards be abolished.
The irony is, they themselves can’t stop being racist when criticising Tun Mahathir. All this diatribe and racial abuse come from the so called ‘antiracist’ opposition! Why demonising the Tun using racial card?
Do you think all the indian muslims in this country won’t get offended? Do you think you are damn good to racially insult people?
Sometime back, I wrote this:
And I deplore when people are calling him mamak or an indian. Why do you people keep on harping his paternal lineage? His grandfather was from India. But his dad is already half Indian. His mom was pure Malay. Why do you people being all racist and kept on highlighting this fact? If you wanna get technical then yes, he is 25% Indian and 75% Malay. Through this fact, of course he can claim himself as Malay. What does this got to do with anything?
Even MB Perak (Nizar then) is half Chinese. Did any Barisan Nasional leaders raise this fact? This is why I wrote the article Pakatan Rakyat – Kill with a Borrowed Knife. It’s the PR supporters like you who are playing racial card by pronouncing the racial lines. The racial differences are more profound under the propaganda weight of PR.
In fact, Anwar Ibrahim’s grandfather was an Indian too. But have you heard Tun’s loyalists calling him mamak? Have you heard me calling Anwar Ibrahim mamak? Yes I had called him a chameleon. Yes I had called him a desperate man and power hungry megalomaniac. But I have never insulted his ancestors or his lineage. So who is the racist here now? You, of course. You just cannot help to insult Tun Mahathir in every way possible. Even to stoop this low. And yet, you have the cheek to call him racist?
To all the racist bigots reading here, can you please look into the mirror?
Myth number 4 – “Soak the keris in chinese blood”
Those words were often highlighted by the opposition in Malaysia since 2006 in order to create racial tension among the chinese towards Najib. This will directly create animosity among the chinese community towards Umno in general. Nobody seemed to notice that there were no recordings or video evidence to substantiate this racist allegation. It became much more insidious after the 2008 general elections especially after Najib took over as Prime Minister.
In the end, it was found out that Najib did not make such statement. The matter was quickly come to a close in June 2009 after Karpal Singh, the only DAP leader which had some sense, asked Najib directly about the incident.
Those who created this slander must truly be a super racist, harping on hatred just to gain some votes.
Are you one of those people who had repeated this allegation? Have you no shame, racist?
Myth number 3 – Hang Tuah and his friends were chinese
A preposterous endeavour by some quarters in Malaysia. A hoax was created a while back in the form of an ‘excavation project’ by The Federal Association of Arc & Research of Michigan, USA. It’s task? To find the skeletons of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekiu, and Hang Lekir. They then proceeded in analysing the DNA composition from the bones and discovered that those 5 men were chinese.
The Association itself does not exist and there were no excavation project that anyone know of.
But the opposition then took the opportunity and use this unsubstantiated story to maximum effect. Poking fun at history with lies and fallacies was the order of the day. Not satisfied with this hoax, they then tried to connect Hang Tuah’s name with anything chinese; just to create a stronger version of their ‘truth’.
Anyway, it was purely coincidental that Hang Li Poh had a similar name to Hang Tuah.
This is where the racist opposition lost the plot. They reckoned, through their ‘extensive research’, that Hang Tuah and his friends were bodyguards of Hang Li Poh. They came to Melaka as part of the princess’ retinue when she married Sultan Mansor Shah.
From where they got this information?
From their own imagination. Have we seen any relevant piece of historical evidence about this so called ‘fact’? No we haven’t. Suddenly back then, the whole of Malaysia, through the racist propaganda by the racist opposition were caught up in this massive lie.
Intentionally, the Malays suddenly found out that their Malay heroes were ‘chinese’! Should they feel ashamed? Should they feel apologetic? I don’t know. But certainly they don’t feel glad.
In the first place, didn’t they know that Hang Li Poh’s surname was not in direct correlation with Hang Tuah’s name? ‘Hang’ is a Malay word and a Malay name. Can somebody prove this otherwise? I doubt it.
If the opposition had climbed down from their high horse and read the Sejarah Melayu and Hikayat Hang Tuah, they would know that Hang Tuah and his friends were born here in Kepulauan Melayu.
They were born even before Mansor Shah became a Sultan. They were here even before Hang Li Poh came to Melaka.
And these are all based on the two oldest books on our nation’s history. What kind of books were they referring to when they created this massive lie?
The chronology of this concocted, imaginary story by the racist propaganda machine of the opposition does not tally with the known facts and history of Hang Tuah and his friends. How sad. But somehow, many people believed it.
But since the Association does not exist and there were no excavation of any type ever done on those graves, the myth itself is wrong and insidious in nature.
Were you the one of those whom had declared in glee that Hang Tuah was chinese? How stupid were you?
Are you one of those who believed in this myth? How gullible are you?
Myth number 2 – Morgan Stanley report on Malaysia’s USD100 billion loss
Now, this elusive report which nobody has seen had been made referenced by the opposition time and time again. Has anyone seen this report?
Lim Guan Eng first mentioned this in Parliament back in June 2008. How did he know this figure. From a Time Magazine article. The said article was published back in 2004. Therefore, when it was first mentioned in 2008, Lim Guan Eng was 4 years late.
Now how is this a myth?
Firstly, where was this originated from? Lim Guan Eng, in his ramblings, accused the Malaysian government of losing USD100 billion only through this paragraph in the article-
On the other hand, if Abdullah wins enough to follow through on his antigraft campaign, argues Daniel Lian, an economist at Morgan Stanley in Singapore, Malaysia could garner a “significant economic benefit.” Lian figures that the country may have lost as much as $100 billion since the early 1980s to corruption.
This myth originated from an economist working in Morgan Stanley. His name is Daniel Lian.
Basically, this Daniel did not give any concrete evidence at all. He just made a guess and an estimate. The so called report which every Tom, Dick and Harry in the opposition had used apparently came from an article glorifying Pak Lah’s premiership before the 2004 general elections. The substance of the paragraph in turn is based on a spurious report of this economist.
Through the cunning yet malicious propaganda of the opposition, many had fall for this myth. In the end, the blame was solely laid upon the ‘Malay Government’ of Malaysia.
No doubt, like in many other countries, there are bound to be mismanagement, wastage and corruption. But to accuse the government based on unproven reports is truly pathetic.
Dropping names of international investment bank like Morgan Stanley just to win you votes can get you nowhere.
Just ask Morgan Stanley.
Note that Morgan Stanley nearly went bankrupt last year. The US government bailed them out using public’s money (part of the USD700 billion package) during the subprime crisis in 2008. How did they end this way? Probably relying too much on their dodgy economists.
Myth number 1 – Tun Abdul Razak, Datuk Harun Idris and Tun Mahathir were the architects of May 13, 1969 racial riots
Of all the myths perpetuated by the racist opposition, this one has to take the cake.
It has never been mentioned anywhere prior to 2007.
But as part of the attempt to stoke racial tension among the races, Kua Kia Soong published a malicious book which had instigated the chinese and indians against the Umno leaders of yesteryears.
This evil racist approach had created massive hatred towards all things Malay. How could a so called politicialleader have the heart to use sentiments this kind of way? Only the most vile and the most bigoted would use this approach.
The book itself claimed that it used many so called evidences and facts from ‘secret’ documents of the British Intelligence.
In an attempt to twist history, the opposition had managed to cover up their predecessors’ wrongdoings in that fateful day 40 years ago.
Kua Kia Soong delved on three main themes in order to satisfy the opposition’s twisted agenda. They were:
1) Tun Abdul Razak masterminded the May 13 racial riots as a form of coup d’etat from Tunku Abdul Rahman
2) Datuk Harun Idris led Umno Youths to spontaneously launched an unprovoked attack towards the chinese people
3) The racial riots were not the fault of the racist opposition or the subversive communist movement
After reading that book, and using simple logic and deduction, all the accusations above have been debunked in a series of articles that can be read here. The series received tremendous response from the readers with a total of 495 comments.
In the end, it was revealed that Tun Abdul Razak, Datuk Harun Idris and Tun Mahathir did not mastermind the riots, it was not spontaneously launched and it was indeed the fault of racist opposition and subversive communists that caused the riot to erupt.
Still feeling a tad bit racist?
Just read for yourself the series in separate form and the comments received for each articles below. It will be an enlightening journey I assure you:
Note that the opposition aligned Malaysia Today had published the first two articles but failed to publish the last two. Probably because they’re afraid of their own shadows. An excerpt from the series read:
As stated in the first part of this series, in 1969 PAS and DAP had aggressively conducted a divisive and racial politics to gain more votes from the ignorant and gullible people.
PAS, in their election campaign will accuse Umno of ’selling out Islam’ and the Malays to MCA. They accused Umno as un-Islamic and had gone astray from Islam’s way of life. They say Umno will not establish an Islamic Nation since they were in league with the MCA. This made the Malay votes split into two and weakened Umno’s popularity.
This extremist view was frowned upon by Tunku and he labelled PAS as a bunch of wretched hypocrites in his May 13 book. Moderation had always been the main principles of the Alliance and the pillar of success in multi racial Malaysia. But PAS tried to instill hate, using religion as their weapon to split the Malay votes.
But at the same time, PAS was cooperating with the DAP (who is a polar opposite to PAS) in an unofficial opposition coalition!
DAP meanwhile accused the MCA of selling out the rights of the non-Malays to Umno. In other words, DAP accused MCA of letting itself being bullied by Umno. DAP had used the same approach in gaining votes albeit though a reverse tactic. They accused MCA of being too soft when the National Language Policy was introduced a couple of years before. To the racist DAP, they could not recognise Bahasa Malaysia as the official language of the country.
They also pounded the idea that MCA was bullied into submission when Umno tried to pursue a more Islamic apporach in governing the nation. Hence, this very racist approach of instilling fear and hate towards the Malays and specifically Umno made the non Malays shunned MCA and the Alliance. In the end, MCA lost a lot of votes during the election.
But in actual fact, it did not make any sense for the DAP to accuse Umno of being too Islamic and bullied the MCA while in the same breath PAS accused Umno of being too liberal and un-Islamic and betrayed the Malays to MCA! What was more ridiculous, PAS and DAP worked together in their unholy alliance of opposition parties!
How on earth you people could fall for this sick and evil propaganda? Trying to attain power through racial hatred? Is this the kind of a people you want to lead this country?
As a conclusion, what is the similarity between all the 5 myths above?
All of them entirely evolve around evoking racial sentiment. That is why the Pakatan Rakyat is the propagators of racism (PR) in this country. And to think that they always accuse other people as racist. How arrogant!