Archive for May, 2010

Mammoth Gathering of Racist People in Terengganu

May 11, 2010

If the gathering is organized by racist people for racist people, probably it is ok to do it since its well known that Malaysia racism run deep in the vein of the country. But unfortunately, this gathering is jointly organized by a state government agency. Luckily, not all Malay are racist. PAS slammed this gathering as uncivilized. I do agree that things done by racist people are uncivilized.

PAS slams May 13 Malay gathering

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — PAS has slammed the involvement of a government agency in a mammoth gathering of right-wing Malay groups in Kuala Terengganu on May 13, the 41st anniversary of the country’s deadliest race riots.
The Terengganu Integrity Institute has been listed as “cooperating” with a group calling itself Gerakan Kebangkitan Rakyat (Gertak) to organise the rally with the theme “Malays arise” at the Gong Badak indoor stadium in two days time.
The May 13 rally was reported by Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia yesterday.
Utusan Malaysia said the rally will be attended by 10,000 members from 45 Malay non-governmental organisations, and is aimed at uniting the Malays. Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, will be attending.
PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub called the event “uncivilised” and chastised the agency’s involvement as unethical that would taint the Najib administration’s all-inclusive 1 Malaysia.
“This is outrageous and unhealthy . The incident should not be raised at this point of time when we have already gained independence and the government is trying to promote its 1 Malaysia concept using APCO, paying RM77 million to market it.
“They said the date was chosen to commemorate the race riots. This is so uncivilised. It’s not just the Malays, Indians and Chinese but any civilised person would not want to be associated with this kind of mentality,” Salahuddin told a press conference here.
The Kubang Kerian MP said links with such event would mar the commendable efforts of the Malaysian Integrity Institute — the agency’s federal umbrella — to improve governance.
“I urge the director-general to take action against its errant Terengganu branch,” added the PAS leader.
PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustapha Ali who was also present at the press conference said the agency’s Terengganu branch was headed by an Umno man, Razali Idris, which explained the body’s role in the programme.
“All this May 13 sentiments is only played by Umno,” said Mustapha, in backing his explanation.
He disclosed that he contacted the Malaysian Integrity Institute director general, who claimed he is aware of the programme but said he would not be attending.
Mustapha did not reveal the details of the conversation between them nor did he mention if the director general had approved or disapproved the event.
The PAS leader then questioned Dr Mahathir’s involvement with the event. The former premier has attended several events by Malay rights groups such as Perkasa which observers say signalled his endorsement of their agenda.
“If you remember, Mahathir was a controversial figure in the May 13 riots. My question to him is: is he trying to resurrect the ghosts of May 13?” Mustapha said.

Proof that Ex-Prime Minister of Malaysia is racist

May 7, 2010

I regret that I’m a fan of Mahathir last time. I got hoodwinked by the mega project done by him. He already become racist ever since he stepped down as Prime Minister. Now, he just blabbering about Malay vs Chinese etc…

Proof is here (please subscribe and support Malaysiakini) :

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lamented that Umno – the party he led for two decades – has failed to defend the Malays in the face of attacks from the minority Chinese.

NONEWhat is happening now is that Malays are forming NGOs because of Chinese attacks against the Malays, and Umno seems unable to defend them,” said Mahathir in a posting on his Cetdet blog.

The former Umno strongman has lambasted “Chinese extremists” for their unreasonable demands.

“We hear a lot about demands by Chinese extremists questioning the provision of Malay special rights in the constitution, demanding an end to the NEP, reduction of quotas for Malay students. They even say the Malays are also ‘kaum pendatang’ or immigrants.

“Umno remained silent. In fact, when an Umno member said that the Chinese and Indians are descendants of immigrants, he was suspended by Umno. It seems to many Malays that Umno is incapable of countering the attacks by Chinese extremists against Malays.”

According to Mahathir, the Malay NGOs such as Perkasa were left with no choice but to “rebut racist statements” by the Chinese.

“And when they do they are labelled as racist,” he decried.

Chinese hard to satisfy

The man who wrote the controversial ‘The Malay Dilemma’ has noted that Umno and the ruling government is facing a new dilemma.

“In trying to win over the Chinese with allocations and abolishing New Economic Policy provisions, the BN will lose Malay support as indeed it did in 2008. On the other hand, no matter how the government try to satisfy Chinese demands, the Chinese have clearly rejected the BN.”

Mahathir however said that backing the opposition is not the answer as “they have shown no capacity to rule”.

He nevertheless did not offer an opinion on how Umno should overcome its dilemma, apart from saying that “the choice is ours”.

“Playing race politics in Malaysia is dangerous. This country may find itself being governed by a weak government. There will be more politicking and more racial conflicts. There will be instability and chaos. Then everyone, whatever race he may be, will suffer.”