Calling calling from NST and the flagship portal for the Melayu Liberal, The Malaysian Insider responded and one of their regular columnist (if qualified to be called one), one Datuk Jema Khan answered the SOS calling.
This former Head of UMNO Youth from Sabah proclaimed loudly that he is pushing the agenda Melayu Liberal on Facebook. He makes no shame of his fringe leaning and expressed it with the confidence of a typical businessman.
What an incorrugible guy! I want have him for lunch. For the past few days, I've been craving for a thick gravy meat curry.
This Jema is so full of himself that he gave an interview with Joceline Tan on April 10th edition of The Star. Then, this blogger realised he is part of Khairy initiated (known from Twitter tracking) Perkasa bashers.
Other than Khairy, it include his "Tingkat 4" gang, Pornstar MCA President, Dr Chua Soi Lek and the Youth Chiefs of MCA and Gerakan. In the same manner as MCA and Gerakan, Jema gunned down Perkasa with negative labellings and over-exagerations.
Terms and descriptions used include "master race", fake ("demands, though, are cloaked under the guise of the poverty and disabilities of the Malays"), "rent seeking, corruption, subsidies and abuse of power", "who you know is more important that what you know", "unfair", "ideologies of the past" and "hypocrasy."
Off course, Melayu Liberal is described flawlessly and positively as the man of the world that would bring about "a new dawn of honesty, openness, intellectual vibrancy and meritocracy" to Malaysian society.
Perasan bagus betul Datok ini. The very typical character of Khairy and his Tingkat 4 despised by the masses. Definately not a coincident, his alter ego ideal example of that neo-liberal society is Singapore! How naive can this confident businessman be?
Now I am thinking of having mince meat kimma with this Charlie Capati.
I could go on to dispell every wrongful assumptions and the weakness he made and exposed his disjointed his views and wishful thinking. But it will be a waste of research time for me.
Jema is a businessman and they usually made their mind. (Read his resume below taken from the page of Jayacorp Berhad here)
You see, by virtue of being confident with their judgement and move, businessman tend to think too highly of themselves. They tend to express their views loudly. In the area of their experiance, they do acquire some wisdom and intuition, but intellectual value? No! Beyond that? Too simplistic!
The neo-liberalism philosphy Charlie preached is myopic idea that is confined to within the realm of economics and preaches the mantra of big business.
Where liberalism brought about and in pursuit of democrasy, justice, equality and freedom to post-colonial world, neo-liberalism ideas are theoretical, and untested template that undisputedly assist the process of imperialism and neo-colonialism, and revert the civilised world to the rule-of-the jungle.
This is something Tun Dr Mahathir is violently against. So, it dawns on me whether Charlie actually think when he had a picture of Dr Mahathir in his office. Perhaps, it is just the typical name selling act of businessman.
Let see now, whether he practise what he preached. Even Nik Aziz, who is a purveyor of good over evil, had at many a times do the "haram untuk mu, halal untuk ku." So, I read his resume with much interest and stumble upon a name Jewala Corporation.
Voila! That name rang a familiar bell. Where is that meat cleaver, please?
In October 2005, the Prime Minister (then) Dato Abdullah Badawi was implicated in a report by Paul A. Volcker - Independent Inquiry Committee into The United Nations Oil-for Food Programme (Manipulation of the Oil-for-Food Programme by the Iraqi Regime).
There were Malaysian companies involved in buying oil from Iraq in exchange for necessities for food, medical, building and other basic necessity etc. And, there were hanky panky going on including kickback, corruptions, underselling, etc.
[I have kept nicely the full pdf version downloaded from the original web sources but the link to a past Malaysia Today article on Harakahdaily here would do.]
One of the company, Tradeyear Sdn Bhd had Abdullah Badawi as name but not beneficiary. Another name that cropped up is Mastek Sdn Bhd is owned by Obata-Ambak Holdings Sdn Bhd and Noor Asiah Binti Mahmood (Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's sister-in-law)
The company of our Charlie Capati friend, disguised as a Melayu Liberal, Jawala Corporation Sdn Bhd was assigned 7,500,000 barrels and the contract is under his father's name, Dato Majid Khan. It came with such details as contract no: M/09/46, M/11/12, M12/54 and M/13/94 and even with Charlie's name, addrerss, and NRIC.
Hmmm ... Mr Melayu Liberal, who did you had in mind when you referred to Perkasa as practising "rent seeking, corruption, subsidies and abuse of power"? I hope he in front of a mirror.
Is this what you call liberalisation, meritocrasy, and competition, to describe a few of the values all Melayus must eschew?
This, ladies and getlemen, is a hypocrital bullshiter.
Believe me. With some level of confidence and measured justification, I dare claim that Perkasa is a more patriotic and fairer grouping than any of these corrupted and fake Melayu Liberal!
I am in the mood for an early lunch. Anyone?
Perkasa Malay versus liberal Malay
The Malaysian Insiders,
June 07, 2010
JUNE 7 — The essence of Perkasa’s ideology, if one can even call it that, is to make the Malays feel like the master race in the country. As the master race, all that belongs to the country belongs to them. They, of course, have yet to get their just desserts.
Even if they had already got it before, they still want it now because they presumably were not able to make much of the benefits they once enjoyed. Their demands, though, are cloaked under the guise of the poverty and disabilities of the Malays in Malaysia.
The liberal Malays, on the other hand, are well exposed to other races and nationalities. We are confident of ourselves in relation to other people. We have long left behind the village mindset and are disdainful of being the village champion as we know there is a great big world out there, with many who are indeed smart and capable human beings. Yet we welcome an environment that is based on meritocracy.
We look at the Malays in Singapore and ask, how are they able to have a GDP per capita which is a few times higher than the Malays here? They didn’t have the New Economic Policy (NEP). What they did have was a good education, a clean government and meritocracy.
The Perkasa mindset plays on the Malays’ fears that without rent seeking, corruption, subsidies and abuse of power, the Malays are doomed. Yes, the Malays are generally poor but the so-called affirmative action as proposed by Perkasa will not make the majority of them better off.
It will only enrich the few Malays at the top who can take advantage of it. At the same time the mindset of most of the Malays will still be focussed on their poverty, ignorance and an inability to compete in today’s economic environment.
If Perkasa succeeds then the age old adage of “who you know is more important that what you know” will perpetuate. The poor Malays can then hang on and around the Perkasa leadership in hopes of getting their improbable payoffs somewhere in the future.
The liberal Malays know that the Perkasa way will be both unfair and unsustainable not only to other Malaysians but to the Malays themselves. We want to make the Malays better off, too.
The difference is that we want to make the vast majority of them better off, not just a select few. Foremost to this is for the Malays to live in a free society where individual human rights are respected above all else. The Malays should not have to make a trade off between their individual human rights just to support an affirmative action policy that has long passed its sell-by date.
Malay women who represent half of the Malay population should also not be subject to the gender bias so prevalent in our society today. Single Malay mothers should not have to bear the burden for their children while the men who impregnated them are scot free.
The illegitimate Malay children should be helped and not stigmatised. Focussing on punishing and subjugating the Malays will not improve their lot, especially when blame is not properly assigned. Lowering the bar in education just to get more Malays to pass will not make them more employable.
The liberal Malays know that solving the above Malay problems will enrich the Malay race far more than any affirmative action as proposed by Perkasa. Hypocrisy has to be thrown out the window. We must look at the world as it is today and solve today’s problems.
Meritocracy will save the Malays from the power structures that only wish to perpetuate their own rule. The young Malays should not be fettered with the ideologies of the past. The institutions that actually helped the Malays in the past have grown too big and have now become a power unto themselves. They no longer serve the interest of the vast majority of the Malays.
Yes, the Malays will have to study and work harder. Success in the political, religious or government sectors cannot continue to be the key to the wealth of the Malays. Focus must be put on increasing the commercial value of the Malays in the private sector. Liberalisation in the educational, commercial and social aspects of society will free the Malay minds to pursue their own destiny.
The politics of Perkasa has no place if we are to have a new dawn of honesty, openness, intellectual vibrancy and meritocracy. This will be the true empowerment of the Malays as envisaged by the liberal agenda.