Archive for April, 2008

University of Malaya or Universiti of “Malay”?

April 12, 2008

Full racist letter from UM 

1) First and foremost, since when did Universiti Malaya became Universiti Melayu?

2) How dare this Indonesian migrant going around and saying that other races are “musuh dalam selimut”?

3) And lastly, did you guys noticed the seal on the right-hand side? It seems that “Hal Ehwal Pelajar & Alumni of UM” had APPROVED the letter, despite the contents of the letter!

If we have this kind of freaks in public universities, then how should we expect the rankings of public universities to go up further? Universiti Malaya was ranked 89th in 2004, and dropped to 169th in 2005 and to make matters worst, it went to 192th position in 2006. In 2007, in conjunction with Malaysia’s 50th Independence anniversary, the rankings had brought a big shame to all of us when UM dropped out of the list of top 200 universities in the world!

I feel threatened with the letter. Our fellow UM students would feel the same too. The author of the letter is a threat to other races in Malaysia and he is inciting racism amongst the students in UM. He is a bloody racist.

Now, where is the bloody ISA?

Part of Racist Letter written by UM student council

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non-Malay race born in Malaysia is not citizen – Kelantan Prince

April 12, 2008

As we have not enough racism from UMNO (de Facto main political party in BN), we now have to face racism from a powerless prince from Kelantan. The way he put it is like Malay are the only race supposed to be in Malaysia. Other race like Chinese are not really citizen. That’s why Malay must have more priviledge than Chinese or other race. What the fuck? Does the Prince have any brain? I guess he just live in Palace thinking about how to get more money from special priviledge eh? Hey Kelantan Prince. Your salary are paid even you don’t need to work. Some more, most money come from Chinese tax payer. You can go and f**k yourself la.

Tengku Faris: Non-Malays should not seek equality
Andrew Ong | Apr 12, 08 2:10pm
Kelantan Crown Prince Tengku Faris Petra said today that Malays had been coerced into giving non-Malays citizenship and the latter should therefore not seek equality or special treatment.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/81279

Kelantan Crown Prince Tengku Faris Petra said today that Malays had been coerced into giving non-Malays citizenship and the latter should therefore not seek equality or special treatment.

He said this during his keynote speech at a forum titled “Malay unity is the core of national unity” organised by the newly formed Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu in Kuala Lumpur today.

Speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 people, Tengku Faris said the Malay rulers would be an umbrella to foster unity among all Malaysians, based on the Federal Constitution and the Rukun Negara.

“Therefore, the rakyat must unite and never raise issues regarding Malay rights and special privileges because it is a quid pro quo in gratitude for the giving in of citizenship (beri-paksa kerakyatan) to 2.7 million non-Malays into the Tanah Melayu federation.

“Thus, it is not appropriate for these other ethnic groups to have citizenship, only (later) to seek equality and privileges,” said Tengku Faris, who read from a 11-page prepared text.

However, the crown prince stressed that in an effort to unite the Malays, non-Malays also have rights that must be protected, such as in areas of religion.

As an example, Tengku Faris said non-Malays are allowed to practice their respective religions in peace. They must however do so in accordance with the law and “not be provocative towards Islam”.

“The Malay rulers are the head of the Islamic religion and Malaysia is a Islamic country (negara Islam), not secular. We have our own formula (as a country) which is different from others,” he added, drawing thunderous applause from the crowd.

‘Dominance’

He added that the effort to instil Malay unity and defend Malay special rights does not mean that other races would be ignored.

“In fact, if Malay rights and special privileges are taken care of and is not disturbed, it would ensure national harmony. It does not just benefit the Malays but all ethnic groups,” he said.

In his speech, Tengku Raris said the 12th General Election results have shown that the Malays are being “challenged” and thus Malays unity is of the outmost priority.

“The election results have shown that the Malays are disunited and facing other ethnic groups who are more dominant politically and economically,” he said.

As the constitution provides that the Malays are the natives (penduduk asal) of Malaysia, Tengku Faris said every Malay must defend the constitution and Islam and this can only be achieved through Malay unity.

“We have to make an effort to unite. Don’t spilt up. Avoid polemics that can distance us. Ideology (and) having different interpretations does not contribute to Malay unity.

“Discussing about polemics such as Islamic state, secular state, welfare state… confuses the people… Resulting from this confusion, Malays are becoming more disillusioned,” he added.

The lighter moment : Story of Ant and Grasshopper

April 4, 2008

Older Version story

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
and laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays
the summer away.
Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food
or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

Modern Version story

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
and laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant ‘ s a fool and laughs & dances & plays
the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others are cold and starving.

TV1, TV2 & TV3 show up to ! provide pictures of the shivering
Grasshopper next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a
table filled with food.

The majority of the Malaysian Parliament stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be that this poor Grasshopper allowed suffering so?

Khairy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant ‘ s house .

Nazri goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

MOst of the related people criticizes the Malaysia Government for not
upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The local news paper & the Internet is flooded with online petitions
seeking support to the Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and
Everlasting Peace for prompt support as against the wrath of God for
non-compliance) .

Deputy minister immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working
hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants
and Grasshoppers.

Hishammudin makes ‘More Special Reservation ‘ for Grasshoppers in
Educational Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant; fined for failing to comply with 30% sharing and having
nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes; its home is confiscated by
the Government and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony
covered by maju ———.

Prime Minister announces to the whole Malaysia that this is part of
the NEP and all have to respect, no question ask and have to follow
it.

Many years later

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar company

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation
somewhere in Malaysia

because of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
Grasshoppers, Malaysia is still a developing country!!!

All bcos the ANTS are still doing their work………………………..

Slab scheme for doctors needs review

April 3, 2008

http://malaysiakini.com/letters/80772

Product of the System | Apr 2, 08 4:15pm

I can accept many features of the NEP, albeit swallowing them like a bitter pill. I will never be able to accept the Skim Latihan Akademik Bumiputera (Slab), however.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Slab scam scheme, it is basically a training programme tailored for ‘outstanding’ bumiputeras with professional qualifications to embark on an academic career.

The privileges accorded under this scam scheme are plentiful and far-reaching, available to ‘bumi’ graduates in medicine, law, sciences and IT. I shall only touch on the medical careers, drawing from my own personal experience lest I make wrong generalised statements about other fields.

Under the Ministry of Health (MOH) ruling, all doctors are required to serve at least four years before being eligible to apply for specialty training in the Masters programme in local universities. No one is exempted from this ruling as in this noble profession of medicine; all doctors are equal in this fair nation regardless of the ethnicity.

Some are more equal than others, nonetheless.

These are the supposed outstanding bumiputera doctors. They only need to serve one year of government service before being offered a range of clinical disciplines in which they desire to specialise in and later on, lecture in. While the rest of their non-bumiputera colleagues serve the district folk, these privileged lot are bypassing everyone else to begin a premature training as a clinical specialist.

On the outset, it would appear justified to reward these ‘prodigies’ with a shorter route to specialty and thereafter a career in academic medicine. If one scrutinises the Slab candidates however, the ugly faces of discrimination, cronyism and shortsightedness will become obvious.

Despite its namesake, the Slab programme is almost exclusively reserved for Malay Muslim bumiputeras. There is a reasonable pool of qualified and talented non-Muslim bumiputera doctors in Sabah and Sarawak. They, however, are denied the chance to become academics through this supposedly noble training scheme. It’s bad enough to label Malaysians as bumi and non-bumi. To further differentiate between Malay and non-Malay bumiputeras is an act more despicable that the apartheid NEP itself. It is racial egoism.

In principle, the by-invitation only Slab programme is open to outstanding, phenomenal Malay bumiputera doctors. In practice however, the candidates are far from it. My Malay colleagues who can hardly string a proper sentence of English together are being accepted into the programme. They can’t even present a simple case summary to the consultants during ward rounds and now they are expected to lecture medical students? Pretty preposterous isn’t it? The quality of Slab trainees ranges from those with minimal knowledge in basic pharmacology to those who cannot handle common medical emergencies without descending into a state of panic.

Are we confident to let our children learn and train under these pseudo-lecturers? A great number of my colleagues who failed final year MBBS exams in Universiti Malaya were invited to join the Slab programme! It gives one a general idea of the quality of our future lecturers. The majority of these Slab products have either failed the external Royal Colleges exam or were never confident to attempt these exams in the first place. There were also two Slab trainees in UM who were dropouts from Australian universities. The future of medical education does not look bright indeed.

Like most other NEP privileges, the Slab programme has been hijacked by well-connected Umno loyalists. A great number of trainees are accepted into the programme because they carry a ‘bin Datuk-something’. The truly qualified bumis are denied an opportunity while mediocre, below- average children of Umnoputras are offered a silver platter to quasi-professorship.

More than being another Umno racist policy, the Slab programme is one that is dangerous. Clinical acumen in the profession of medicine comes from years of experience and there is no other way. A pre-university student who enters medical school without battling it out on a level playing field is already a cause for concern. Now, the same person is expected to perform the clinical duties of a lecturer-specialist after serving just one year of housemanship. In our feudalistic healthcare system, the specialist is always regarded as correct and infallible, even when he has less experience than his medical officers who are subordinates merely because they were not born with a privileged skin colour.

The intentions of the Slab programme were never to provide a helping hand to aspiring bumiputera doctors. It was also never the intention of the Slab programme to provide our universities with a steady source of well-trained lecturers.

The way it is carried out, the aims and purposes of the Slab programme is to mass-produce as many Malay bumiputera specialists as possible and in the shortest time, as well as to inhibit the careers of non-Malay doctors. It is already punishing enough that non-bumi students enter university one year later that their bumi counterparts (two years if one is from a national-type school).

Now they even have to wait four years later than their Malay colleagues before being eligible to apply for specialty training. A Slab product will become a full-fledged specialist by the age of 30 with an almost guaranteed pathway to sub-specialty and professorship by 40. His non-Malay colleagues meanwhile, will only be a newbie specialist at 35, assuming the doctor was successful in his application for specialty training at the very first attempt.