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Sunday, 25 November 2007

Making All The Dumb Moves

I have lost count of the number of times I watched this video.



Judging by the way the police handled this event, it is evident the Malaysian government hasn't learned anything at all. This exemplifies the reason why it is so unqualified to lead a nation which is desperate for change.

In my honest opinion, the Malaysian government has played into the protestors hands. They have been taken in - hook, line and sinker.

To begin with, the premise for suing the British government was ludicrous. Firstly, a class action suit almost never wins. Secondly, the notion of demanding the Queen appoint counsel against herself is ridiculous.

Thirdly, there is no way of distributing the money to every Indian in the country, should they by some twist of fate, win their bizarre lawsuit.

Initially, I never took it seriously. It appeared to be some ploy by a bloke with too much time on his hands and too little to do. But men in that situation usually back off when pressure is applied and make a quick disappearing act.

Not this HINDRAF dude.

He was obviously anticipating some form of government intervention in the form of an arrest (which didn't surprise any of us) and so took action to ensure someone else could lead in his absence.

Today's protest made me think. What was the purpose behind this protest? Simply to hand a memorandum to the British government to be imminently (in my opinion) filed under "No Further Action"?

If the government had allowed this group to march unhindered to the British High Commission, it would have been a very disappointing outcome.

There might have been a tiny little column in the International Herald Tribune about our "democratic" ways.

Al-Jazeera would have likely ignored us.

And the Washington Post wouldn't have even bat an eyelid.

But no. They had to kick up a fuss. Do it communist-dictatorship style. Fire tear-gas, spray chemical-laced water from a cannon, make violent arrests, swagger around and shout threats. Make it look like a street battle.

I swear the authorities act worse than our worst hooligans. I'm sure the Mafia get personal training from them.

And so, all the above mentioned news-sites got more than a whiff of our shenanigans. WE EVEN ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE WASHINGTON POST, DAMMIT!!! And of course, our front page spot on Al-Jazeera :)

And then, we made the news in Canada, UK, Australia, China, India, Thailand, Italy, Iran, Estonia, South Africa, Bulgaria, Azerbajian, Ireland, Turkey and god-knows-where-else.

Heck, there are over 150 articles dedicated to reporting on HINDRAF's protest! And it sure as hell makes the government, with all its claims of democracy look very bad indeed.

To me, this sorry handling of protests and rallies signifies the incompetence and desperation of the Malaysian government. They are aware that the only reason they can stay in power is by dodgy elections, racial sentiments and a facade of peace.

The infamous "Pantang Dicabar" remark sounds so impotent now.

It's obviously going to take much more than dirty tricks to convince the public of a re-election.

5 comments:

multidimid said...

Read the shameful words by IGP
AL Jazeera: Your officers were fairly effective in driving the protesters away from the British High Commission, do you think that had they been allowed to hand over the petition at the High C, this would have ended peacefully without any disturbance?

IGP: Well first of all we allowed it; but of course they got no leaders with them’ So we don’t know who wants to hand over the memorandum. And by the end of it the, leaders came, but later on they did not even hand over the memorandum to the British High Commission.
for the Video Clip
Go H E R E

Crankshaft said...

Oh, don't worry - I'm desensitised to their lies. In fact I will be surprised if anyone connected to the government says anything remotely truthful

In fact, there's virtually nothing about Malaysia I believe anymore, certainly not doctored history books and government monopolised media.

human book said...

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 50 years since independence (1957).

List of racial discriminations in 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.

20 Cent said...

You guys hit the nail on the head. Did you guys hear Samy Vellu say "It is a ploy to smear the name of the government, especially in the eyes of the world"?

Personally, we don't need ploys. We do it pretty good all by our lonesome, thank you very much ;)

Crankshaft said...

20 cent, Bingo :)