Friday, 5 September 2008

Who Is The Pendatang?

It looks like our favourite pendatang is back with no apologies.

Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen. We are ALL pendatang from some place or another, starting from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

But first things first.

Someone check his legal papers to make sure there's no haram behind the pendatang. If so, we might need to engage in some deportation.

If not, we may need to give him a bit of education - something he is evidently lacking, hardly surprising since he belongs to UMNO.

But before I begin, perhaps I'd like to point out to everyone, that we all came into this world with nothing and we will all leave with nothing.

I believe that nothing actually belongs to us - we're merely temporary custodians of whatever we own, be it land or property. So I really don't see what the fuss is to establish who settled down first in this part of the planet.

And interestingly, the Shanghai Fish (who doesn't come from China) points out that for all the racial classification we do, Malaysia has never had a 'malay' Prime Minister since independence.

China and India have the two biggest populations in the whole of Asia. Ever so often, the two nations get a little crowded. So their citizens (or rather, inhabitants) cheerfully pack up their bags and find a new place to stay.

If you observe closely, the Indians and Chinese are crawling all over the world, in almost every city in every country, in every continent - like a nasty rash. :) Old habits are hard to break.

So, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Malaya, being smack in between those two countries, and strategically on the ocean trade route, would be a place where both Indian and Chinese merchants would meet.

Both originating from very highly populated countries, it also isn't a tall order that they would notice the beauty of Malaya and decide to call it home. In fact, the very word 'Malaya' has its roots in India.

I'd expect the Chinese settled down in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaya and the Indians on the West Coast. The East Coast and West Coast are separated by the Titiwangsa range, but I'm fairly certain the Chinese and Indians would have gone over to explore "the other side".

This is where the trouble starts. I hate to break it to you, ladies, but we're going to have to shoulder the blame for this one, because this is probably what happened.

A nice, well-brought-up but unconventional Indian girl would have probably wandered a little too far off from her Indian village and into a neighbouring Chinese one.

She'd have hidden behind a tree and watched a Chinese man cut down a tree, all the while noticing the outline of his muscular chest, unhidden by hair and his skin light in colour. She'd have muttered, "DAMN!!!"

Similarly, a nice, well-brought-up but unconventional Chinese girl may have observed an Indian man at work, admired his hairy chest and his deep tan, all the while whispering, "DAMN!!!"

Now when a woman has made up her mind, it is next to impossible to try and change it. So the rest, as they say, is history.

And the moral of the story is, men should have been prohibited from walking around without a shirt on. But it's obviously too late to argue over that now.

I realise I have gone off-tangent (and that's nothing new, of course), but what I was trying to say, is that Malays are essentially a cross-product of the Chinese and Indians, because frankly, the whole of South East Asia is.

Forget Malaysia. Indonesia obviously has its roots very deeply entrenched in India, even if you look beyond the superficiality of its name. When I'm at the airport, I still get confused between India and Indonesia. IND or INA?

And the currency? You'd think they'd get a little original. But nope, the 'rupee' became 'rupiah'.

The Indonesians seem to be proud of their Indian heritage - Bali has been so well-preserved. Very fascinating, since Indonesians are actually more Chinese than Indian, as the Bugis are the product of intermarriage between the Chinese and the Arabs!

The nephew of Daeng Kemboja was appointed the First Sultan of Selangor. That makes the entire Selangor Sultanate part Arab, part Chinese! Let's not get into the other Sultanates - Perak, Kelantan and Johor.

Like Shanghai Fish says, history is determined by the lessons taught within a civil society, pre-determined by a select few so-called "scholars".

If it is repeatedly fed to us, it will be interpreted as the gospel truth. If unchecked, this can lead to a total distortion of historical facts and if when a lie is spun too often, we tend to actually believe it as the truth.

Like poor little Ahmad Ismail, who lives in denial.


walla said...

Oh gosh, the idiot in the photo will go on and on spewing bigotry without an inkling of the beauty of this coelho-like statement: 'I believe that nothing actually belongs to us'.

Meanwhile, between admiring my biceps (not gamma-irradiated by the way) and walking around the taman shirtless, i actually coincidentally thought of the damn matter too. And then some.

Why don't they just bring the whole damn matter to a conclusion? Who knows tomorrow those who think might is right will decide that all non-malays will be confirmed as pendatang's. Yes, label the whole lot pendatang's. Don't keep it in and then spit it out now and then. Just blast away. Who will be surprised if they are quick to include non-muslim indigenous natives well as those filipinos hiding in Sabah? Who will not be surprised if they however omit by commission those indonesians whose next generations will be the new toyo's and who had somehow managed to get legal ICs for RM50 'processing fee'?

So, 49.7 percent of the Malaysian population, you're out, stateless, unwanted, illegal, bocor. You can take your birth certificate, tattered and browned by the flood waters of '52 or even '41, and burn it with your mykad and sijil kerakyatan. Make a bonfire and light up this country with the most monumental conflagration ever and ever seen.

Go ahead, Umno ultras incorporated. Screw half the population of this country. Do it in one fell blow. Make sure you do it correctly once and for all. Make it a thorough, best-of-breed, kickass, worldclass blowjob. Give it to them bloody pendatang's for being such a pain to you in this country.

Just do it. Or forever hold those slutty mouths shut.

GobloKing said...

crank dear..

I awredy tolded God "next life please PLEASE I come back Indian with looks like Aishwarya Rai or if man, like Amitabh Bachan please (again) God"

I awreddy bought my sari & paste on bindi and stacks of bangles - just in case.

But I tell u with my luck I so f**king scared God hear wrong & I come back looking like the pendatang in yr blog

Crankster said...

Hahaha, walla!!

Actually yeah. They keep bringing this issue up in half statements and then "no comment".

I say just bring the whole damn matter to a conclusion, dammit!

Gobloking, now THAT is a very scary thought indeed.

Me... Only Better said...

Aiyah...don't mind these Ahmad-type people lah...they are fasting...blood sugar they hallucinate!

That's why our beloved Prophet ask to take sahur (early morning meal) but they degil, only want to follow what is UNISLAMIC and what Prophet SAW DIDN'T do...

Crankster...I got award for you...go see kalau sudi...

Me... Only Better said...

And why you tempt me with all this men without shirts stories in Ramadhan???

You bad girl!

BTW, if it were a Chinese man..usually would be lean, not muscular lah!

Get facts straight, meh!

Crankster said...

Soli soli, forgot to keep it child friendly! :) You know me la, still young and miang lagi.

By the way, I have seen chinamen with muscles la. Most are lean, but some do in fact have muscles. :)

It pays to date a lot... :P

-naga- said...

Does anyone have Ahmad Ismail's contact details? I would like to send him this article and ask him again who he thinks as pendatang.

kevin said...

Yes, I try to lurk on your blog from time to time, but it's highly irregular. Don't expect too many comments too often. Except when I'm waiting for a night bus and avoiding the midday sun.

I think you're most recent decision to consider all of southeast asia as a mix of Indians and Chinese is preposterous, by the way. You're neglectiging the actual indigenous people at the time of foreigner immigration (not just those that remain now). Just because they intermarried readily and may not exist in a pure form anymore doesn't mean they didn't exist :)

Crankster said...

Naga - might be good to check if the pendatang can read, much less in English.

Kev, I'm more surprised you're here at all. As for my claims, they were directed at the majority of the South-East-Asian population.

We still have our indigenous tribes, the orang asli and few of them actually intermarried with the newcomers (indians and chinese, before they created the mix of malays, that is) and the orang asli still exist in pure form.

Michelle said...


Totally off topic, but just wanted to tell you that I've sent you and email. Will be waiting for your reply!

Cheers said...

Rugikah minta maaf?-Malaysiakini
Oleh Fuad Rahim

KETUA Umno Bahagian Bukit Bendera, Datuk Ahmad Ismail cukup popular sekarang. Walaupun dia tidak sepopular Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Ketua Pembangkang dan ‘pasangannya’ Azmin Ali, tetapi serangan beberapa parti komponen BN dan pembangkang terhadap kenyataannya, menyebabkan dia ‘menjadi orang yang cukup popular’.

Ketika Timbalan Pengerusi BN, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak memohon maaf bagi pihak Ahmad, masih ada pihak yang kurang berpuashati. Mereka mahu Ahmad sendiri membuat permohonan maaf secara terbuka.

Najib ketika bercakap bagi pihak Umno secara terbuka memohon maaf terhadap kenyataan tersebut dan berharap orang bukan Melayu tidak terlalu terganggu dengan kenyataan Ahmad yang disifatkan Najib bersifat peribadi.

Serentak dengan itu, Presiden Umno, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, meminta Ahmad tampil membuat penjelasan kerana apa yang dikatakan Ahmad, terhadap orang-orang Cina di Malaysia kurang disenangi pelbagai pihak, khususnya Gerakan dan MCA.

Kata Ahmad, dia tetap berpegang teguh dengan pendiriannya tidak akan meminta maaf walaupun diminta pelbagai pihak.

Apa yang pelik, mantan PM, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad tampil dalam blognya, mempersoalkan mengapa orang Melayu sering dituntut memohon maaf sekiranya mengeluarkan perkataan dan catitan yang boleh ditafsirkan sebagai perkauman.

Menurut Ahmad, walaupun dia menghormati permintaan Perdana Menteri, dia tidak perlu berbuat demikian kerana yakin tidak bersalah seperti yang didakwa.

Ahmad didakwa berkata pada 25 Ogos 2008; “masyarakat Cina hanyalah penduduk sementara di negara ini dan oleh itu adalah mustahil untuk mendapat hak yang sama.”

Sebenarnya Dr.. Mahathir tidak perlu campur urusan Ahmad ini kerana beliau seharusnya lebih focus kepada isu-isu lain yang lebih penting. Ahmad sebagai seorang anggota parti, suka atau tidak dia terikat dengan Perlembagaan dan peraturan.

Apabila kenyataannya menyebabkan parti menghadapi masalah, Ahmad sebenarnya tidak akan kerugian apa-apa kalau patuh ke atas arahan pucuk pimpinan, walaupun Ahmad mendakwa banyak mendapat sms dari rakan-rakan yang menyokong pendiriannya itu.

Jika Dr. Mahathir sekali pun masih menerajui parti, beliau sendiri tidak akan mahu menghadapi masalah-masalah seperti ini bagi menjamin rasa hormat menghormati sesama anggota komponen.

Sebenarnya Ahmad tidak perlu mengeluarkan kata-kata sedemikian, walaupun bukan niatnya untuk menghina sesiapa, tetapi apabila ia sudah dijadikan isu dan salah faham, maka Ahmad perlulah berjiwa besar dengan memohon maaf apa yang disalah tafsirkan.

Bak kata pepatah, mengalah bukan bererti kalah. Untuk apa Ahmad mahu menegakkan kenyataannya itu, akibatnya kita sesama sendiri dalam komponen BN akan bertelagah?
Persefahaman yang sudah terjalin sekian lama perlu dijaga dan dibaja. Apa yang Dr. Mahathir sebutkan bahawa memorandum Hindraf kepada Perdana Menteri United Kingdom yang berunsur perkauman dan bersifat hasutan bukan sesuatu yang perlu orang-orang Melayu tiru.

Penghinaan Wee Meng Chee terhadap Bendera Malaysia dan lagu Negaraku walaupun mengecewakan orang-orang Melayu tetapi ia bukanlah sesuatu yang perlu dilawan dengan kenyataan-kenyataan keras dan tidak mendatangkan faedah.

Langkah Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Umno, Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein memohon maaf kerana menimbulkan salah faham isu mengucup keris perlulah diambil sebagai contoh bahawa kita orang-orang Melayu tidak sanggup berbalah hanya kerana isu kecil, yang menyebabkan pembangkang akan mengambil kesempatan.

Dalam sebuah negara berbilang bangsa, sebenarnya memang ada orang-orang Melayu sendiri yang lebih ektrim membela bangsa lain kerana mahu mengejar populariti

Paling ketara sekarang, beberapa pemimpin Pas bukan sahaja boleh duduk sepentas menyerang kepimpinan Umno dan BN, malahan mereka ketika berdakap (Mohamad Sabu dan Guan Eng) pasti akan menyerang Umno – kononnya DAP lebih membela Melayu dari Umno.

Malahan, Mohamad Sabu berkali-kali meminta sejarah negara ditulis semula bagi memadamkan peranan Umno dan Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra sebagai Bapa Kemerdekaan.

Malahan, Anwar sendiri berkali-kali mengatakan negara ini bukan Umno yang punya – sedangkan tiada seorang pun pemimpin Umno menjerit membuat dakwaan mengatakan Malaysia dipunyai oleh Umno.

Semua cakap-cakap ini, termasuk apa yang disentuh Dr. Mahathir sebenarnya tidak lain dari mahu ‘menyerang Pak Lah’ yang tiba-tiba menjadi musuh mereka. Pak Lah masih belum menyerang Dr. Mahathir walaupun Dr. Mahathir sudah menyerang Pak Lah sejak empat tahun lalu.

Begitu juga dengan Anwar, ketika dia menyerang Pak Lah dengan pelbagai isu, termasuk menggunakan media cetak milik partinya, namun Pak Lah tidak membuka mulut lagi memburuk-burukkan Anwar walaupun Pak Lah yang pernah menjadi Menteri Dalam Negeri, tahu banyak aktiviti terang dan gelap yang dilakukan Anwar.

Begitu juga Mohamad Sabu yang kini menjadi Naib Presiden Pas, menggunakan pentas-pentas ceramahnya untuk menyerang Pak Lah selain kenyataan demi kenyataan dalam Harakah, belum sekali Pak Lah membalas balik.

Jesteru, Ahmad Ismail diharapkan tidak termakan permainan politik pembangkang dengan ‘ingkar’ permintaan Pak Lah dan Najib yang lebih mementingkan keharmonian kaum dari politik sempit perkauman.
Mudah-mudahan, Ahmad akan dapat bertemu Pak Lah dan Najib untuk membuat penjelasan, selain bersedia mendengar nasihat dari dua pemimpin utama negara ini.

Ketika Ahmad merasakan dia tidak melakukan apa-apa kesalahan, dia juga perlulah mendengar nasihat Perdana Menteri, seorang pemimpin yang memang selama ini cukup dihormati oleh Ahmad kerana keikhlasan, kejujuran dan lembah-lembut orangnya.

Ahmad tentunya boleh melakukan! said...

UMNO tak Rasis!

Ketua UMNO Bahagian Bukit Bendera, Datuk Ahmad Ismail, didakwa berkata, orang Cina adalah pendatang yang menumpang di Malaysia dan oleh itu mereka boleh mengharap mendapat layanan sama rata.

Ini di petik dari laporan Kenyataan ini telah di bantah oleh UMNO sendiri sebagai bukan suara UMNO. Pemuda DAP (Dapsy) telah membuat laporan polis di Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Pulau Pinang dan Negeri Sembilan. Tindakan membuat laporan polis juga di buat oleh MCA dan Gerakan.

Datuk Ahmad Ismail memberitahu bahawa beliau tidak akan memohon maaf walaupun Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak telah berbuat demikian.

Sebaliknya, kata Ahmad, beliau tidak melakukan sebarang kesalahan.

Ini merupakan reaksi pertamanya sejak tercetusnya kontroversi itu minggu lalu, ekoran ceramahnya sewaktu pilihanraya kecil parlimen Permatang Pauh yang didakwa telah menyinggung perasaan masyarakat Cina negara ini.

Menurut Ahmad, beliau tidak berkata atau melakukan sebarang kesalahan, dan oleh itu, tiada sebab baginya untuk memohon maaf.

Katanya, beliau akan mengadakan sidang akhbar khas di bangunan Umno Pulau Pinang Sabtu ini berhubung isu tersebut.

Sidang akhbar itu akan diadakan selepas mesyuarat badan perhubungan Umno negeri yang akan dipengerusikan oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Sambil menafikan bahawa kenyataannya itu berbaur perkauman, Ahmad berkata, beliau berkawan dengan orang Cina dan India sejak kecil lagi.

Sehubungan itu, katanya, beliau tidak pernah dan tidak akan menjadi seorang yang bersifat perkauman.

Ahmad turut mengecam laporan media yang menuduh beliau mengelak daripada bertemu dengan wartawan dan jurugambar yang menunggunya di luar balai polis Seberang Perai Pusat di Bandar Baru Perda sejak dua hari lalu.

“Saya tidak minta mereka tunggu. Jadi mengapa mereka tuduh saya lari dari mereka?” soalnya.

Ahmad telah memberi kenyataan di balai polis negeri di Georgetown malam tadi, ekoran beberapa laporan yang telah dibuat terhadapnya.

Kes tersebut disiasat mengikut Seksyen 4 (1)(B) Akta Hasutan 1948 yang membawa hukuman denda tidak lebih RM5,000 dan penjara minimum tiga tahun, atau kedua-duanya sekali.

Knights Templar said...

Nagapattinam , is a coastal city in the Bay Of Bengal and was the main Trade and Conquering Port of the Chola empire.Many a "Born Again MELAYU BARU" left this port to trade and most landed in Penang.And do you know the difference between a Disaster and a Catastrophe ? The Chidambaram sinking off the coast of Penang was a Disaster,Ahmad Ismail's grandparents swimming back to the Island was a Catastrophe !

Adam Kiyung said...

Just a short one. We tend to mix up 'race' (as in blood or biological relations) and 'cultural traits'. They don't belong to the same group and the whole idea of intermarriages between Indians and Chinese that brought about the existence of 'brown skinned' race isn't true at all. Well, unless if you're joking, of course. :)

I agree with you on some the cultural relations between India and most of the south east asian countries. One example is the country 'Indonesia' literally means 'India of the East', a term used by the European colonializers to name its colonies. But I think this argument goes beyond the existence (or idea) of a nation-state. Who is a 'pendatang' is not the most relevant question here otherwise the Malays would be a 'pendatang' in the Orang Asli's point of view.

Oh, one interesting thing that I read in a journal called Indonesia vol. 26 (1978) and also a book To Live As Brothers (1993) by Barbara Andaya, was that the term 'Melayu' first appeared in text referring to a settlement in south Sumatra, which subsequently became part of Srivijaya. Interestingly, this text was written by a Chinese called Yijing sometimes in 650+ CE. 'Melayu' was referred to primarily in Sumatra and none at all in Malaya.

So, who came to Malaya first? Well, Buddhist inscription was found in Kedah as early as the 7th century, an evidence pointing towards Indian contact. Yijing himself was in Kedah in 671CE en route to study Buddhism in India.

To keep it short lah, it was not until the 14th century that a migrant from Palembang decided to revive the glory of Srivijaya (which fell in Sumatra) in the peninsula. 15th century saw the revival of Melayu (migrants from Palembang, remnants of Srivijayan citizens), which brought about the writing 'Sejarah Melayu' and 'Hikayat Hang Tuah'. The words 'Tanah Melayu' were scattered all over these scripts.

While busy writing these manuscripts about 'Melayu' history almost immediately upon their arrival, the Chinese and Indian were already settled for generations in the peninsula. No need to mention the Orang Asal who has been here at least 5-8,000 years before anyone else.

So, Ahmad and Co., tell me Who Is The Pendatang?

tzarina said...


Good take. I like the part of the Chinese and the Indian girls wondering away from the villages...

Have you ever blinked in wonder the way Chindians look so much like Malays sometimes?

Btw, the so-called true blooded Malays should be proud of their ancestors from Yunan, China. This is FACT.

Meanwhile, can someone clean up Lembah Bujang so that Bali can have some competition??

The Phoenix Foundation said...

Ahmad Dhalan!
Check yr roots!
U r not more that 50 yrs here!
$$$$$$$ cannot buy everything!
My heritage here in this bumi
is 2000 years!
U .......
Res Ipsa Loquitor!

Patricia said...

Hey Crankster,

Nice post! But why lah, you spoit it with that pix, ah?!? So very the ugly wan!

Btw, tell Tehsin that Chinamen CAN be muscular. Only have to ask me, mah! Hahaha! My Chuan has lovely muscles; esp when I met him 28 years ago. Now? Hmmm, still got lah, but now old lah, so not so tebal like before lah. But still good enuf for me ;)

I wish we could look at history and just be proud of who and what we are. There is no shame in being whatever race you happen to be.

I myself am 'mixed' as are my children. So what? I think it enriches us, and makes us more exotic and beautiful, and gives us better brains. (Everyone knows intermarriage makes idiots,no?!)

So ..., dating a lot, eh? Cool! How will you find the good ones if you just stick to one idiot, and not go out there and discover what the world has on offer?!


Patricia said...

Ooops, me again

I wrote 'intermarriage' when I meant something else! What is it, anyways, when you marry an uncle or cousin or someone from within your family? Not quite 'incest' yah? But eeewwwww! just the same, and you know what I mean....


riya said...

yeah.. we are pendatang for him but ask him to look at himself in front of the mirror first before commenting... first of all, they are not considered the aborginies for this country, the chinese and the indians are the one who came here first. but, since they control the government, they can do whatever including changing the history.

i dont give a damn what these fucking racist people comments because they are so afraid that we might take over their priviledge! from my point of you, we are doing all the hard work, and this particular racist people are just like parasites, or maybe beggars just waiting to take anything from us...

Bunch of losers!!!!

Crankster said...

Michelle, got your email, will reply soon.

Knights, I love your sense of humour!! :))

Adam kiyung, no I wasn't joking. But I don't include the orang asli in the mix of what has become the 'malay' race. As for whatever we've learned in our history books, (like everything else in Malaysia) it needs proof before I'm inclined to believe it.

Tzarina, definitely blinked in wonder before. Everytime during bulan Ramadhan, I have to avoid going out to eat or have drinks with any chindian friends because either people STARE at us or ask for IC. Once my mother got stopped by some religious dept guy. But she's got distant Malay ancestry, so ... hahaha!!!!

Pat, inbreeding makes idiots. :) But I understood what you meant. As usual. :)

Crankster said...

riya, he sure looks mamak to me, hence Knights Templar's Nagapattinam remark in his blog!

I wonder what Ahmad Ismail's mirror tells him.