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诚邀各位出席马青联邦直辖区州团政治演说馆,第十六期口才发表会暨学员结业典礼
由马青联邦直辖区主催,政说馆主办“同聚。梦圆”第十六期口才发表会兼结业典礼,将于二零一一年五月七日(星期六)晚上七时正,在DBKL Auditorium (Menara DBKL)
此次的发表会,将由第十六期学员用心地呈现政经文教各领域的演出,包括专题演讲、相声、诗歌、团康、时事论坛及数来宝。这批学员已经历六个月的口才基本训练,举行结业典礼同时,为大家呈现节目。
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Last Edit: 23 Apr 2011 @ 01:13 PM

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 24 Jun 2010 @ 12:06 AM 

COMMENTS FROM A FOREIGN WRITER BRYANT ON A RECENT MAHATHIR ‘S ARTICLE

Don’t listen to the Chinese view, it could be bias.

Don’t listen to the Malay’s view, could be prejudice.

Listen to a foreigner, the Mat Salleh

Watch out for the following countries in the next 20 years:
SUPER POWERS IN BOTH ECONOMY AND MILITARY

1. CHINA
2. INDIA
3. JAPAN
4. INDONESIA
5. VIETNAM
SO WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ENGAGE IN BUSINESS WITH THE ABOVE
This is a very well written article that we should all read.

Comments from a foreign writer Bryant on Mahathir’s article:- Kaki
dalam Kasut where he says Chinese is the real master of Malaysia .

This article was written without fear or favour, and it is up to us to
digest individually the truth of the matter, especially for all
Malaysians (irrespective of race, colour, creed or religion).

To: The highly respected Tun Mahathir,

China is coming up, India is coming up, Vietnam is coming up and now
even Russia is on the rise. In this flat world that is all wired up
and regardless whether you are Malaysian Malay, Chinese or Indian, and
if Malaysia does not progress, all of you would become history of this
country!

Without the Malay, Chinese could not do well in the country and
without the Chinese, Malay would not do well. Both have to work
together to bring up Malaysia and mitigate the ascute impact that is
being brought about by the globalisation.

For me, a true leader is someone who has the foresight that not only
focuses on one particular group in the country but take care of the
future of everyone. A good leader is someone who knows what is the
biggest threat the country is facing and directs the people to fight
off the threat. A leader is also someone who is impartial that has the
ability to promote harmony in the country for a long period of time.

UMNO is a political loser that leads the country to nowhere. They do
not understand what is going on in the outside world. They have no
clue where Malaysia will be in the next 30 years. With the 3 new
superpowers, i.e India, China and Russia standing tall and high
together with the USA and the Europe Union, they do not know what kind
of world it would be and how Malaysia is going to compete and share
the ever smaller slice of cake of the world economy. They only know
how to get the Malays to fight with other Non-Malays on tiny issues
within Malaysia , while these races know jolly well that the issues
they are fighting are trivial and are totally self-satisfying.

UMNO does not give a damn to how the poor Malays are going to live in
the future and they do not care about the real benefits of the poor
Malays. They only want the votes from them. The NEP is a good evidence
on how they benefit the cronies, instead of the poor Malays. Despite
all their despicable acts they are still in the power.

The highly respected Tun,

As you are aware, the Malays control the rights to all the lands and
all other natural resources in this country. They control all
government institutions, GLC and State owned companies. The Malays
dominate the lawmaking process in Malaysia ; The Malays control the
decision making process in formulating the economy policies. The
Malays own the largest national assets and the Malays are given shares
in the public listed companies for free. The Malays have also been
given all kind of priorities when it comes to buying properties,
awarding of public contracts, tertiary education opportunities,
awarding of scholarships and even getting a job in government
departments.

With all these privileges and rights enjoyed by the Malays, you are
saying nothing has been done enough to help the Malays to catch up
with other races, mainly the Chinese. Then what else should Malaysia
do to satisfy the Malays? Did the Chinese seize or rob anything away
from the Malays or was all their wealth, a result of their hard work?
If it is all due to their hard work, why do you say it is unfair? I
don’t quite get your point here.

May I humbly ask you what do you expect the Chinese to do if your
so-called NEP did not achieve the desired result? Would the Malays be
happy if the ethnic Chinese in this country do any of the followings:

– surrender their assets and hard earned money to the Malays unconditionally;

– not to engage in any business activities;
– not to score As in all sort of examinations;
– not to make money that is more than the Malays are earning;
– not to advance to higher education; or
– renounce their citizenships and go back to China or migrate to some
other countries?

I am a foreigner but I am surprised that your intention is to divide
your own country. I think you are mainly targeting the Chinese.
Frankly, tell us, what do you expect the Chinese to do in order to
achieve what is so called “equality” meant by you?

Tun, after all these criticism you have against the present
government, I feel that you are starting to loose your rationality on
your arguments. You have run out of good reasons to convince us. I
guess it could be due to your accumulating jealousy of Mr Lee Kuan
Yew, your former counterpart in Singapore .

But reality is always hard to accept. No matter how, you have to
accept the fact that he is regarded the Father of Singapore but you
are not regarded the Father of Malaysia; you have to accept the fact
that Mr Lee is able to influence the government of Singapore until the
day he dies but you have not been able to influence the government
from the moment you stepped down as PM.

You must also accept the fact that he is still very popular on the
world stage and a leader respected by many but you are not quite.
Because of these jealousies, you are starting to accumulate imbalances
in yourself that leads you to embark on a series of action to attack
your successors.

It is very obvious that you are not happy when your successors are
more popular than you. Is there any good of doing that? What is your
intention? Can’t you take it easy?

During your time, you criticised most of the developed countries
especially the Western Countries out of jealousy and after stepping
down as PM you criticise every single soul remained in the cabinet for
not listening to you. When will you ever stop criticising any people?
Can’t you respect the decision of others?

Back to your recent blog, is there anything wrong with the Chinese in
this country?
Did they seize or rob the money away from the Malays?
Did they have the ability to come out with any policies to marginalise
the Malays?

Did they dominate the lawmaking process of this country?
Did they formulate the economy policies in this country?
Did they control the government departments in this country?
Did they control the state owned companies and GLC in this country?

Did they control the country’s largest oil companies and banks?

You know the answer, right?

Malays are the one who dominate the the lawmaking process of this country;
Malays are the one that formulate the economy policies in this country
that favours the Malays.

Malays are the ones that control the government departments, state
owned companies and GLC.
Malays are the ones that control the funds in this country.

Malays are also the ones that control the largest oil companies and
banking industry in this country.
With all these rights enjoyed by the Malays, what else do you want the
Chinese to do?

Surrender their houses and savings and their wealth that they earned
with their hard work to the Malays? Or ask all the Chinese to renounce
their citizenship and go back to China ?

Have you ever thought of the fact after 30 years of implementing NEP,
why it does not achieve the desired result? Or it does achieve but
being denied.

Under the NEP there are a series of policies that favors the Malays.
If with all these policies, it still does not give the Malays what
they want, what else do you want the Chinese to do? Is the Chinese to
be blamed because they are too hard working? Or the Malays to be
blamed because they do not treasure the opportunities have given?

You know very well the NEP has been misused and it only benefits the
cronies… So if you have designed NEP to only benefits the cronies,
please don’t say it is the problem of Chinese that NEP does not
achieve its result. It has nothing to do with the Chinese but NEP and
the Malay themselves.

This is a globalised world, Chinese and Malays should not be fighting
against each other because Malaysia is competing with other countries.
China used to be backward and lagging behind Malaysia but now they
have caught up and have even surpassed Malaysia . Can we ask them to
slow down their development? If they refuse to listen, can we make a
complaint to the United Nations that China is developing too fast and
this is very unfair to Malaysia , which adapts a more passive
approach? Who gives you the right to prevent others from progressing?

Who do you think you are? This is a flat world (Obviously Tun did not
read the book named “The World is Flat”). Don’t be so narrow minded to
only focus on the Chinese or Malay in Malaysia . We should now look at
the world as a flat world. If Malaysia does not progress, no matter we
are Malays or Chinese, we would be extinct one day!

Have a God-blessed day.

P.S   Next he is not a Malay, an Indian by birth, he is taking
advantage of the NEP to rob the country.

Source: forwarded email

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Last Edit: 24 Jun 2010 @ 12:07 AM

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 17 May 2010 @ 11:51 PM 

Aeric: Food for thought. I received this from a forwarded email from a friend of mine.

May 2, 2010

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Thuan Chye Responds to “Orang Cina Malaysia, apa lagi yang anda mahu?”(Utusan Malaysia article)

By Kee Thuan Chye

COMMENT Every time the Barisan Nasional gets less than the expected support from Chinese voters at an election, the question invariably pops up among the petty-minded: Why are the Chinese ungrateful? So now, after the Hulu Selangor by-election, it’s not surprising to read in Utusan Malaysia a piece that asks: “Orang Cina Malaysia, apa lagi yang anda mahu?” (Chinese of Malaysia, what more do you want?)

Normally, something intentionally provocative and propagandistic as this doesn’t deserve to be honoured with a reply. But even though I’m fed up of such disruptive and ethnocentric polemics, this time I feel obliged to reply – partly because the article has also been published, in an English translation, in the Straits Times of Singapore.

I wish to emphasise here that I am replying not as a Chinese Malaysian but, simply, as a Malaysian. Let me say at the outset that the Chinese have got nothing more than what any citizen should get. So to ask “what more” it is they want, is misguided. A correct question would be “What do the Chinese want?”

All our lives, we Chinese have held to the belief that no one owes us a living. We have to work for it. Most of us have got where we are by the sweat of our brow, not by handouts or the policies of the government.

We have come to expect nothing – not awards, not accolades, not gifts from official sources. (Let’s not lump in Datukships, that’s a different ball game.) We know that no Chinese who writes in the Chinese language will ever be bestowed the title of Sasterawan Negara, unlike in Singapore where the literatures of all the main language streams are recognised and honoured with the Cultural Medallion, etc.

We have learned we can’t expect the government to grant us scholarships. Some will get those, but countless others won’t. We’ve learned to live with that and to work extra hard in order to support our children to attain higher education – because education is very important to us. We experience a lot of daily pressure to achieve that. Unfortunately, not many non-Chinese realise or understand that. In fact, many Chinese had no choice but to emigrate for the sake of their children’s further education. Or to accept scholarships from abroad, many from Singapore, which has inevitably led to a brain drain.

The writer of the Utusan article says the Chinese “account for most of the students” enrolled in “the best private colleges in Malaysia”. Even so, the Chinese still have to pay a lot of money to have their children study in these colleges. And to earn that money, the parents have to work very hard. The money does not fall from the sky.

The writer goes on to add: “The Malays can gain admission into only government-owned colleges of ordinary reputation.” That is utter nonsense. Some of these colleges are meant for the cream of the Malay crop of students and are endowed with the best facilities. They are given elite treatment.

The writer also fails to acknowledge that the Chinese are barred from being admitted to some of these colleges. As a result, the Chinese are forced to pay more money to go to private colleges. Furthermore, the Malays are also welcome to enrol in the private colleges, and many of them do. It’s, after all, a free enterprise.

Plain and simple reason

The writer claims that the Chinese live “in the lap of luxury” and lead lives that are “more than ordinary” whereas the Malays in Singapore, their minority-race counterparts there, lead “ordinary lives”. Such sweeping statements sound inane especially when they are not backed up by definitions of “lap of luxury” and “ordinary lives”. They sound hysterical, if not hilarious as well, when they are not backed up by evidence. It’s surprising that a national daily like Utusan Malaysia would publish something as idiosyncratic as that. And the Straits Times too.

The writer quotes from a survey that said eight of the 10 richest people in Malaysia are Chinese. Well, if these people are where they are, it must have also come from hard work and prudent business sense. Is that something to be faulted?

If the writer had said that some of them achieved greater wealth through being given crony privileges and lucrative contracts by the government, there might be a point, but even then, it would still take hard work and business acumen to secure success. Certainly, Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, who is one of the 10, would take exception if it were said that he has not worked hard and lacks business savvy.

Most important, it should be noted that the eight Chinese tycoons mentioned in the survey represent but a minuscule percentage of the wider Chinese Malaysian population. To extrapolate that because eight Chinese are filthy rich, the rest of the Chinese must therefore live in the lap of luxury and lead more than ordinary lives would be a mockery of the truth. The writer has obviously not met the vast numbers of very poor Chinese.

The crux of the writer’s article is that the Chinese are not grateful to the government by not voting for Barisan Nasional at the Hulu Selangor by-election. But this demonstrates the thinking of either a simple mind or a closed one.

Why did the Chinese by and large not vote for BN? Because it’s corrupt. Plain and simple. Let’s call a spade a spade. And BN showed how corrupt it was during the campaign by throwing bribes to the electorate, including promising RM3 million to the Chinese school in Rasa.

The Chinese were not alone in seeing this corruption. The figures are unofficial but one could assume that at least 40 per cent of Malays and 45 per cent of Indians who voted against BN in that by-election also had their eyes open. So, what’s wrong with not supporting a government that is corrupt? If the government is corrupt, do we continue to support it?

To answer the question then, what do the Chinese want? They want a government that is not corrupt; that can govern well and proves to have done so; that tells the truth rather than lies; that follows the rule of law; that upholds rather than abuses the country’s sacred institutions. BN does not fit that description, so the Chinese don’t vote for it. This is not what only the Chinese want. It is something every sensible Malaysian, regardless of race, wants. Is that something that is too difficult to understand?

Some people think that the government is to be equated with the country, and therefore if someone does not support the government, they are being disloyal to the country. This is a complete fallacy. BN is not Malaysia. It is merely a political coalition that is the government of the day. Rejecting BN is not rejecting the country.

A sense of belonging

Let’s be clear about this important distinction. In America, the people sometimes vote for the Democrats and sometimes for the Republicans. Voting against the one that is in government at the time is not considered disloyalty to the country.

By the same token, voting against UMNO is also voting against a party, not against a race. And if the Chinese or whoever criticise UMNO, they are criticising the party; they are not criticising Malays. It just happens that UMNO’s leaders are Malay.

It is time all Malaysians realised this so that we can once and for all dispel the confusion. Let us no more confuse country with government. We can love our country and at the same time hate the government. It is perfectly all right.

I should add here what the Chinese don’t want. We don’t want to be insulted, to be called pendatang, or told to be grateful for our citizenship. We have been loyal citizens; we duly and dutifully pay taxes; we respect the country’s constitution and its institutions. Our forefathers came to this country generations ago and helped it to prosper. We are continuing to contribute to the country’s growth and development.

Would anyone like to be disparaged, made to feel unwelcome, unwanted? For the benefit of the writer of the Utusan article, what MCA president Chua Soi Lek means when he says the MCA needs to be more vocal is that it needs to speak up whenever the Chinese community is disparaged. For too long, the MCA has not spoken up strongly enough when UMNO politicians and associates like Ahmad Ismail, Nasir Safar, Ahmad Noh and others before them insulted the Chinese and made them feel like they don’t belong. That’s why the Chinese have largely rejected the MCA.

You see, the Chinese, like all human beings, want self-respect. And a sense of belonging in this country they call home. That is all the Chinese want, and have always wanted. Nothing more.

The Utusan Malaysia article: Orang Cina Malaysia, apa lagi yang anda mahu?

Dramatist and journalist Kee Thuan Chye is the author of ‘March 8: The Day Malaysia Woke Up’. He is a contributor to Free Malaysia Today.

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