The Hindraf issue has swayed public and online attention from the true crap faced by the nation under the current administration. There is likely to be more than meets the eye. "Could it be distraction to grab the attention of the public away?", asked conspirasy theoreticians.
If there are poor Indians being given a crap deal in the estate, deal with it. For the other demands which are crap, screw them! If the claim that Indian grievances have been given crap attention by certain Government officials and politicians, every Malaysians are getting that same crap! Crap to those officials and politicians. Yes, crap the oppositions too for not properly delivering the issues in the Houses.
For that there is no any reason for Malays to lose their head over this. Let not our attention be swayed by some extremist Hindraf nutheads or Malay hotheads. Violence and vigilante-ism will only make things worse and worst.
The economic corridors launched are craps that the public should focus their attention on and it is outcry worth shouting. Much has been said in this and other blogs. There are few blog postings on the Internet that highlighted few pertinent issues and developments on the Economic Corridors. Extracts of the postings are edited and reproduced below.
Infringement Against the Federalism Spirit
The Penang Watch blog wrote an article entitled "Anti-NCER/PGCC movements a reflection of rejection of federalising powers?".
After five Economic Corridor announced and launched, some patterns can be discerned as a shift of power to the Federal Government from the State Government. State Governments relying on Federal Government for development allocation can only exchange these funds by giving up control over development.These are genuine craps because the direction the Economic Corridors are heading is against the spirit of the Federation of Malaya Agreement, 1948. The basis of the Federation of Malaya is the sovereign Malay states in Semenanjung Tanah Melayu combine to become the Federation.
Some of the relevant pattern of the Economic Corridors are:1. It is based on real estate or land speculations.
2. It is run by Federal Agencies through implementation Agencies chaired by Federal Ministers or Politicians or GLCs representatives.
3. The Local Councils may lose oversight or approval power over such projects, thus making them redundant. Council rules on densities and land use are altered to suit federal needs.
4. State governments can only watch with bewilderment on what goes on in their own land, even though land is about the only things left in their hand.
5. This Federal juggernaut need to be stopped. Otherwise, they may be waiting for the day when the redundant State Government is disposed off or made into symbolic titular state reps.
This Agreement replaced the historical disputed Malayan Union of 1946. UMNO was formed to struggle against this termination of the State sovereignty and the British advancing the colonialisation process.
The presence of Singapore in Malaysia in 1963 revived a 1920s "Malaya for Malayan" political slogan of Tun Tan Cheng Lok as "Malaysian Malaysia" slogan. Tun Tan had in fact made a significant contribution to the British in the Malayan Union proposal during his exile from Japanese Occupation in India.
Singapore was eventually "kicked" out of the Federation. In their exuberance to campaign this similar "centralisation" idea to a fragile race relation Malaya, it had resulted in racial clashes. Their absence did not tide down the situation as racial strife continued and culminated into the tragic May 13, 1969 incident.
"Malaysian Malaysia" promotes "equality" without "fair" consideration for the economic hardship of the Bumiputera. "Malaysian Malaysia" is Malayan Union II which UMNO had fought against to preserve the sovereignty. It was Tun Abdul Razak's wisdom to reform the nation towards the proper path of racial unity.
The current Economic Corridors can hereby be summed up as an indirect attempt to dismantle the Federation. The Economic Corridors will reduce the relevance of the state and ultimately lead to the dissolution of the states. Perhaps the unitary state could be a Republic practising laisse fairre economy devoid of any social or welfare responsibility to the people. Its a "dog eat dog" free market economy with no compassion.
Many believed that the underlying reason Khazanah and its GLCs were given bigger role in the economy was to consolidate corporate economic power for the convenience of a certain "invisible hands". Whilst, the Economic Corridors are really a political power consolidation exercise disguised as centralisation of economic management. This will eventually have a wider implication to the political economy, legal and security spectre of the nation.
The scary reality of sleepy Abdullah Badawi as an incompetent yet powerful Prime Minister is that the true power lies with the advisers. It is a hypothesis widely accepted by the public that he is now at the behest of Western powers and he doesn't know it. By the time the whole power consolidation and societal restructuring exercise is completed (likely to include an explosive review of the Social Agreement), the next Prime Minister will be an extremely powerful leader.
Political pundiots have dubbed the Economic Corridors as "Kerry-dor". It implies Khairy Jamaluddin's hand in this manipulation of power to build himself into a powerful Prime Minister-by-40. In reality, it is plain jane Malayan Union III.
The sad reality the proud UMNO members have to live with is the guilt that it is the few top UMNO leaders that conjured and forced this idea on the reluctant people, particularly of Johor.
Thats Crap! Crap! Crap! When will the members have the crap to throw that nincompoop crap out?
IRDA 664 Act, Mechanism for State Suppression
This is the first such Act for the Economic Corridors and was hurriedly passed in Parliament in December 2006. Kudos to Prowaris for identifying what the "blinded" Johor MP missed in Parliament!
WPI represents the highlight of this new incursion into the building block of our naion's sovereign existence. Hajimat of MyKMU posted an article from Malaysia Today entitled as Kenapa Melayu perlu tuntut hak di bumi sendiri? which described one aspect of the mechanism to subjugate the state authority in the IRDA 664 Act for WPI.
Seperkara yang amat mengejutkan kami di halaman 44, perkara 50 Akta tersebut memperuntukkan hak keistimewaan kekebalan (imuniti) undang-undang diberikan kepada salah seorang penjawat kerajaan yang berikut:With the IRDA 664 Act passed, policies have and will continue to be indiscriminately changed to convenient Singaporeans. They will benefit from the allowances given to own properties costing RM250,000, easy smart card entry, liberal working permits for foreigners, and exclusive facilities provided. The Malay Special status have been indiscriminately removed within WPI against the quid pro quo spirit of the Constitution. All these will come at the expense of Johoreans.(a) Menteri;Ini bermakna mereka yang memegang kuasa di atas boleh mendabik dada apabila dikecualikan daripada tindakan undang-undang atas dasar apa tidaklah diketahui agenda yang tersembunyi, tepuk dada tanyalah selera.
(b) Pihak Berkuasa;
(c) Mana-mana anggota Pihak Berkuasa, mana-mana anggota Jawatankuasa Kelulusan dan Pelaksanaan, mana-mana anggota Jawatankuasa, atau mana-mana Pegawai, Perkhidmat atau Ejen Pihak Berkuasa; atau
(d) Mana-mana orang lain yang bertindak dengan sah bagi pihak Pihak Berkuasa, berkenaan dengan apa-apa perbuatan, keabaian atau keingkaran yang dibuat atau dilakukan olehnya dengan suci hati atau apa-apa peninggalan yang ditinggalkan olehnya dengan suci hati atas sifat yang sedemikian.
Kalau dahulu semasa pemerintahan Tun Dr Mahathir, beliau telah melupuskan kuasa imuniti raja-raja, kini kuasa tersebut berpindah milik dihidupkan semula dengan memberi jaminan kepada penjawat kerajaan bahawasanya kedudukan mereka tidak boleh digugat oleh undang-undang. Bak kata pepatah Inggeris, “they are above the law.’’
Dikaji secara terperinci, penjawat kerajaan bukan sahaja boleh menyalahgunakan kuasa mereka, malah kuasa tersebut boleh menghancurkan negara.
Slowly But Surely The Feast Has Began
Dr Muzi of MyKMU written an article entitled "Majulah Singapura Lebih Durjana dari Hindraf" to plea the public to not be distracted "probably intentionally" by Hindraf. More disturbing development on Singaporean interest in this country has recently surfaced.
Di bawah program Majulah Singapura yang diterokai oleh kepimpinan Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi, Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang paling lemah dan tidak bijak bestari pernah dilahirkan, Singapura sudah dapat mengorak beberapa kemajuan seperti berikut:F**king crap!
1. Menguasai ruang angkasa Malaysia secara komersial dengan termeterainya perjanjian ruang angkasaraya bebas antara Malaysia dan Singapura. Singapura, melalui Tiger Airways dan selain dari Singapore Airlines, telah mampu mempunyai hak penerbangan Singapura-Kuala Lumpur. Lebih membimbangkan adalah saranan Menteri Pengangkutan untuk memberi hak kepada Tiger Airways membuat penerbangan antara Singapura dan negeri-negeri lain di Malaysia.
2. Memudahkan penguasaan aset-aset komersial di Malaysia yang amat strategik oleh anak Syarikat Temasik, Capital Land. Melalui Capital Land, Singapura telah menguasai kepentingan empat aset utama di Cyberjaya; bangunan-bangunan BMW, HSBC, DHL Satelit 1 dan 2 pada kos RM 280 juta.
Capital Land menguasai hartanah mewah di Gurney Plaza Penang, Menara Citibank di Kuala Lumpur. Anak syarikat Capital Land, United Malayan Land yang dipengerusi Tun Musa bin Hitam, telah menguasai projek pembangunan hartanah di Bandar Seri Alam Pasir Gudang Johor.
Singapura juga telah menguasai beberapa tanah perindustrian menerusi usahasama Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd (anak syarikat Temasek) dan CIMB untuk mengusai kepentingan di dalam:a) Classic Advantage Sdn Bhd. Hartanah syarikat ini adalah Taman Teknoloji Johor yang berkeluasan 78,000 kaki persegi dan diperolehi dengan kos RM80 juta3. Wilayah Iskandar adalah suatu wilayah yang mana belum pernah mana-mana Negara Berdaulat dan Merdeka membangunkan satu Wilayah Pembangunan di kawasan mereka tetapi mempunyai Jawatakuasa Peringkat Menteri dengan Negera Jiran untuk mempercepat segala proses pelaburan negara tersebut.
b) Iris Technology (M) Sdn Bhd yang berhatanah seluas 30,500 kaki persegi dengan kos RM 91.5 juta
Call it progress or investment or what may. Ponder, what is to come if these trends are to continue and allowed into other sectors and areas unabated? Based on these few shocking revelations, is Hindraf demands really an issue we should be so worked up?
Judging by the rising temperature amongst Malays, lets wish cool head prevail and racial strife of any form avoided. If it involves Malays and Indians, what is the benefit from a clash between two economically marginalised community? Think about it! Hindraf does not have the concurrence of the significant segments of the Indian community.
The Economic Corridors is one threat that will have such debilitating effect on the structure and sovereignty of this nation. Why are all Malaysian, including Malays and Indians, not worked up over this? Why are Malaysian seriously worried over some of the Hindraf crap demands?
** Inspired by blogger-in-sabatical The Malay Males albeit in milder form.