Of insurgence and inconsequence

Many people would probably have heard of the news by now, whether its through the mainstream papers or have seen it in on some of the notable blogs. That the ruling party have finally decided to answer their online critics from a pro-establishment view.

 There are many other personalities on the net whom were already conducting their own witchhunts with regards to this news report. Most of which unfounded, serving nothing but to add perceived chaos to the blogosphere over its announcement. As of the moment to date, I would have figured that Kway Teow Man had probably had the distinction of the web personality as been the most pro-establishment centrist figures that had been targeted for as a suspect for a ruling party activist. It is perhaps true that Kway Teow Man might not be the most popular figures on the web for his mostly nonchalant and perhaps pragmatic views on most of the issues pertaining to government policy. Yet, of course, there were points which he did raised as simply nothing more than what a practical and pragmatic Singaporean whom would perhaps agree on. Pardon me, I’ve digressed, for this is not a post to discuss about KTM’s rhetoric or position, nor am I planning to. What I was trying to make aware is that, based on whatever that has been said or reported, there is no reason nor stimulus to carry out a witchhunt on whom is a PAP supporter or activist.

There are probably alot of rumourmongers, churning their mills with their doomsday stories with regards to ruling party activists posting pro-PAP comments while impersonating other popular personalities, or spreading insidious rumours and inciting the netizens against the moderates on the web by painting them as pro-establishments. Most of these rumours are unfounded, nor are they credible in the face of technology and political reality. Lets face it, its one thing to post anonymously, writing in and stating pro-PAP comments and providing counter-arguments on the net, and another to incite insidious actions as those I’ve described above. The web is not as secure a place to make insidious comments and expect to extricate oneself fully from the scene, the possible political backlash that might result from any of such insidious actions, would only serve to justify the majority anti-establishment sentiments, and tarnish their advertised squeaky clean image. This is not the kind of gamble nor a logical move that I expect the incumbent to make.

 Looking from the ruling party’s viewpoint, it probably serves their best interest to have party activists, especially those of which who truly believed in PAP’s doctrines, and one whom understands their viewpoints and positions to provide counter arguments against those that might surface on the net, whether its on popular forums or blogs which netizens usually gather to comment on issues. Serving to provide a counterbalance to the already saturated anti-enstablishment viewpoints, information gathering for the PAP with regards to the netizens views on major policies, and perhaps trying to convert the moderates to their side with a new batch of anonymous reformed evangelists.

Pondering about the possibilities with regards to their anonymous foray into the net, are the ones that I think could only prove more exciting in the upcoming days as a netizen, and perhaps partially as a disillusioned citizen. If there is anything I agree with Mr Baey Yam Keng that was stated in the report, is perhaps that the identity truly does not really matter in this particular move. What is going to be debated are going to be the issues presented upon the blogs and forums which are already there for all to see. It does not matter to me if the person whom is going to rebut me with regards to my views have a vested interest on the issue or not, its a matter of whether that person’s views held up against mine, and the rest of the blogosphere.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


~ by azmodeus on February 7, 2007.

2 Responses to “Of insurgence and inconsequence”

  1. List of racial discriminations in Malaysia, practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because it got the statistics.

    This list is not in the order of importance, that means the first one on the list is not the most important and the last one on the list does not mean least important.

    This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Tamils, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

    Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

    This list cover a period of about 49 years since independence (1957).

    List of racial discriminations (Malaysia):

    (1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by malays

    (2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays

    (3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese

    (4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays

    (5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status

    (6) 0% of non-malay staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malay staffs in Chinese companies

    (7) 5% of all new intake for government army, nurses, polices, is non-malays

    (8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960

    (9) 2% is the percentage of non-malay government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%

    (10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960

    (11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays

    (12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. Approved Permits, Taxi Permits, etc

    (13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers

    (14) 100 big companies set up, managed and owned by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g. MISC, UMBC, UTC, etc

    (15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses

    (16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given

    (17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

    (18) 8000 billion ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malay pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period

    (19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 – 2000

    (20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 – 2000

    (21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 – 2000

    (22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

    (23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

    (24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

    (25) 5% – the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

    (26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

    (27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under “Look East Policy”

    (28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired e.g. Medicine (in 2004)

    (29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

    (30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

    (31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

    (32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

    (33) 2 million Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

    (34) 0.5 million Indian Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

    (35) 3 million Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumis status

    (36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenship compare with the Chinese and Indians

    (37) 5% – 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is poor or rich

    (38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malay villages got for rural development budget

    (39) 50 road names (at least) had been changed from Chinese names to other names

    (40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort

    (41) 0 churches/temples were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

    (42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970. No churches, no temples are required to be built in housing estates

    (43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still not yet approved in 2004

    (44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

    (45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malay origins

    (46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

    (47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

    (48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed

    (49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

    (50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

    (51) 0 – elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

    (52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendances treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

    (53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

    (54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

    (55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

    There are hundreds more racial discriminations in Malaysia to add to this list of “colossal” racism. It is hope that the victims of racism will write in to expose racism.

    Malaysia government should publish statistics showing how much malays had benefited from the “special rights” of malays and at the same time tell the statistics of how much other minority races are being discriminated.

    Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

    If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazi, going on onto the non-malays of Malaysia.

    Civilized nation, unlike evil Nazi, must publish statistics to show its treatment on its minority races. This is what Malaysia must publish……….

    We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how “implementation of special rights of malays” had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-malays.

  2. *smiles* Well.. I think racial discrimination is a problem that is very real in Malaysia and even in countries that widely proclaim that it did not happen.
    i.e. America, Sudan, Thailand, Singapore, etc etc

    So human book, I hope that your request for the publication of statistics is acceded to. For I am sure it would be a precursor to a more open and inclusive society in Malaysia.

    -Side Note-
    *Chuckles* Pardon me, as much as I am trying to be serious in my reply. I just can’t help chuckling at the irony of my last sentence.

    I hope that no offence is caused. =)


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