Monday, August 16, 2010

Nazir 'anak bangsawan' should stop talking cock


The MCA Economic Congress has just ended.

Blogger AK47 Sakmongkol [read here] believe it was a success over Perkasa-led Kongres Ekonomi Bumiputera (KEB). Obviously, Malay liberal inclined Sak would see any public expression for openness, liberalisation, and laisse fairre economic policies as a success.

He refused to accept KEB's exposure of the glaring weakness in the assumptions of the New Economic Model (NEM) done by majority non Bumiputera and two foreigners comprised NEAC members. The Kongres Ekonomi Cina (KEC) supported the NEM and it's weak and unjustified assumptions.

Najib and Nazir deserve Ibrahim Ali's lashing. Najib seemed to go back on his words at Perkasa that NEM was a test when he seeked the Chinese to take a lead in the NEM.

Is Najib turning into a chameleon like Anwar changing colors to different audience and following the popular voices? That is not an act of a leader but a political monkey jumping from tree to tree unable to have a coherent position on issues.

Anwar lies. Leaders should not.

Nazir described the NEP as bastardised from it's origional objective of eradication of poverty to enriching few pockets. That is the issue of this posting. Is he qualified to talk in such manner?

Impractical

Let's come back to the MCA Economic Congress which seemed more appropriate to be called Kongres Ekonomi Cina (KEC) for the consistency with the views with DAP and another heart of an opposition, Gerakan.

Much as most critic view KEB resolutions as suffering from 'business as usual' preservation of old NEP, KEC resolutions suffer from the same issue of impracticality. The Chinese can't deceive the Bumiputera majority to claim of being marginalised, thus seeking for more opening of opportunity.

Bumiputera equity ownership in Bursa stands at best at 20%. Excluding foreign ownership, Chinese equity ownership is estimated at almost 65%. Property ownership and the whole supply chain of retailing is dominated, if not monopolised, by Chinese.

The demand they made on the Prime Minister cannot avoid from being perceived as greedy and insensitive.

Other than Chairman of SP Setia, Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, who said that Chinese business strive under NEP, every speakers and presenters seem to take a common planned line to criticise the NEP to seek for more openness, liberalisation and free market.

This include CIMB CEO and younger brother to the Prime Minister, Dato Nazir Tun Abdul Razak.

Melayu liberal

In a tone more direct, harsh and politically incorrect than his interview with Mingguan Malaysia few months back, Nazir decide not to allow the newspapers to tone down his views.

Without mincing his words, Nazir described NEP as having been bastardised i.e. deviating from its original purpose of social engineering experiment to eradicate poverty.

Nazir claim NEP appeared to enrich small pockets of people. He added, "But now it is so embedded in every thing that we do, in every part of the government, in every part of businesses that it become a problem."

What does he mean by "a problem"? Let's read cautiously Malaysiakini version of his speech below:
Nazir Tun Razak says NEP 'bastardised'

Malaysiakini, August 14th, 2010

In the harshest rebukes yet of the New Economic Policy (NEP) yet, CIMB group CEO Nazir Abdul Razak described the NEP as having been bastardised by deviating from its original purpose.

"I have strong opinions about how the NEP has been bastardised over the years," he said in a question-and-answer session after delivering a talk at the Chinese Economic Congress this afternoon.

Saying that it has come a long way from the social engineering experiment originally aimed at eradicating poverty, Nazir (right) said that the NEP has appeared to enrich small pockets of people.

“At that time, no one knew what the outcome would be. It was a social engineering experiment that no one had ever done before in any country. So they gave it 20 years. And they felt that after 1969 they had to give it a try.

“But now it is so embedded in every thing that we do, in every part of the government, in every part of businesses that it become a problem.

“And today, every time I mention the NEP, I get blasted,” Nazir said when fielding a question from the floor on his thoughts on the policy.

"What I don't understand is giving these people Approved Permits (AP).That should go.

"If you just want a small number of people to make money, might as well just give them money," said Nazir, was reported to be the highest-paid GLC CEO back in 2007, drawing in an income of RM9.35 million then.

Incidentally, the main architect of the New Economic Policy when it was drawn up in 1971 was Nazir's own father, the country's second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein.

'Time to review NEP'

Boldly departing from the normal comfort zone, the banker also said that the affirmative action needs a relook.

“Now we need to address what kind of affirmative action we want to have. It is so infused in everything. But we will one day need to confront it one way or another,” said Nazir, who is the younger brother of current PM Najib Razak.

The NEP officially came to an end in 1990, but its traditions and policies still continue to this day. Najib had announced a New Economic Model back in March to reform and rebuild the Malaysian economy.

However, details still remain to be made public.

'Ignore extremist groups'

Speaking after delivering his luncheon address titled “Strength in Diversity, Beyond the Rhetoric”, Nazir also told the mainly Chinese participants to look beyond party calls advocating the rights of their own race.

Careful not to name names, he just advised the participants to “ignore them” when asked his stand on such groups.

“We have to accept that in a free and open society, we have to expect extremes. A few noisy people in the corner do not make up the majority or represent the majority.

“We as the majority have the strength to ignore them. Don't get too caught up with what others are saying, or what they are doing.

“Don't waste your time engaging with them,” he said.

Earlier, he also joked that he is a descendant of an immigrant family.

“I told Tan Siok Choo (grand-daughter of one of MCA's founding members Tan Cheng Lock) that her family came to this country earlier than my family,” he said in between chuckles.
Removed from reality

Clearly, Nazir was speaking from the perspective and interest of a corporate man who wish to see an easier passage for his company or business's quest for profit, profit, nothing but profit. He does not differ with those that he claimed bastardised NEP because he wants NEP to be sent to the grave and prefers there is no affirmative at all.

Easy for him to say. Dia anak bangsawan.

Yayasan Noh ada untuk biaya dia sekolah di Cambridge. Yayasan sama tersedia ratusan juta dana politik untuk biaya anak cucu cicit masuk politik. Walaupun Tun Abdul Razak bukan orang senang, dia tidak susah. Ini lagi Nazir yang besar dalam keadaan abang-abang sudah berjaya.

Nazir is not concerned whether the high income will ever be attained by Sibu Iban working in sawmill monopolised by Chinese tycoons. These tycoons' business model is based on paying them at poverty level income of RM14 a day.

Najib or Nazir would neither have an inkling or appreciation of the difficulty to them for RM10 is the cost of one-way one hour boat ride from the rumah panjang to Sibu town.

He couldn't possibly appreciate that 5 sen rise in sugar or basic food or 78 sen rise in petrol makes live difficult for the poor. Frankly, this blogger doubt the brothers knows what the rakyat, or pariah the way Government insensitive treatment of us, had to undergo.

Off course, there is there is the slogan 1Malaysia: Rakyat didahulukan, Pencapian diutamakan. And there are the idiots at Pemandu determined that there is no more subsidy and everything will be according to Adam Smith's free market. (I will get back to them soon.) As politician, Najib only want the rakyat to believe they are given priority.

Both the brothers do not know the hell the poor Malays and Bumiputera have to go through to get out of poverty and to find a way out of their rut.

The difficulty it is to secure scholarships for their children to further education. And yet we motivate them to study hard and don't indulge in politics because education will lead them to a better future.

This is one problem with this country. Too much expectation is placed on people with myopic vision and with self interest, rather the interest of the common rakyat and nation, to provide input into economic policy. Members of the NEAC was a classic example.

The likes of Nazir is likely to believe that meritocrasy will push Bumiputera to work harder and succeed. Meritocrasy will set you free.

And, he is likely to believe that Malay must get out of their shell to see beyond the immediate frontier to not depend on their Bumiputeraness and attain competitiveness, global competitiveness.

Blue blood, guided and shielded

It doesn't matter if he is the son or/and the brother of the Prime Minister, this 'anak bangsawan' and Melayu liberal should stop talking cock.

Ibrahim Ali is right to say in his Sunday press conference, "Nazir is talking nonsense.

Nazir had subtly lashed at Perkasa by seeking all to ignore. Clearly, he was playing to the gallery to be, as described by Ibrahim, a "chinese hero."

This is an indication he is an 'anak bangsawan' far removed from the reality. He does not know Perkasa is popular at the ground and building into a major force.

Ibrahim Ali continued, "Even if he is a banker, he is new. And we have to ask how he got to where he is today. CIMB did not become successful because of him."

He is still restraining himself because Nazir's career path was never as banker.

Nazir took a similar career path as elder brother Nizam. He started out as a company dealer in a stockbroker. He did not slug out through the tough training as analyst or fund manager or credit analyst, but the easier path of matching deals left and right.

With his blue blood connections and peoples' love and respect for late Tun Abdul Razak, he expectedly did well and rose to become CIMB Securites CEO, after the company was taken over by CIMB.

Only then did he moved to Merchant Banking and rightly push the organisation strategically for fee based income. For all you know, the people at Ministry of Finance or Bank Negara had whispered to him of the impending industry restructuring.

Would he had rose to CEO if he had been Jailani bin Miskon from some Kampung Parit something in Batu Pahat, Johor? Jailani would not, because he is not blue blood and there is no one to guide and shield him.

Talking cock

Even as CEO of a bigger CIMB, with a commercial bank and all other financail services subsidiaries, certain circle cast doubt in his capability to pull of the job he is in now.

For instance, Government had to merge three major plantation companies into a gargantum mess, to generate fee based income to the estimated tune of at least RM300 million. It was a deal decribed as the fee justify the deal.

Now do you understand why he said NEP is a problem? That only means it was a hindrance for him to propose more funny corporate restructuring exercises.

If Nazir is really the new Malay capable of being competitive, just before CIMB goes bust from bad loans, he should leave to an MNC company. Market talk is CIMB has a major bad loan problem in the horizon.

The Malays would love to see this neo-liberal embracing Nazir make it without using his Bumiputera status and blue blood connections. See how he carries his Cambridege degree and "Investment Banking" resume to get another job.

Switching places with another Camridge trained failure at the top of Khazanah does not count. That's another talk making it's round too.

Sometimes these 'anak bangsawan' can talk cock but their views are seldom far from reality?

How does his brother's Nizam, Johari and Nazim fair? Would Nazir dare to claim they did not use their position and blue blood connection to seek for Government or Government related contracts and jobs?

Perhaps it best to limit it to just questions this blogger already has answers. The three are not subject of this issue.

That is another problem with NEP. The royals, blue blood and powerful are using the NEP program to help further enrich themselves than really giving the marhaen a chance.

It was abused by even those claiming abuse of NEP that denied the real Malay and Bumiputera from the real oppotunity. The real enriching benefit of NEPs were distributed among royalties, pembesar and bangsawan, and politicians at the expense of the truly deserving and sloughing Bumiputera.

The abuse by the royals, blue bloods and powerful are seldom done in co-hort with non Malays, particularly Chinese. Yet, the Chinese arer complaining. And these Special Bumiputera look patronisingly down on their fellow Bumiputera.

Nazir, for instance, rise using his Bumiputeraness and Malay blue blood connection but refuse to assist and guide other Bumiputera. The biggest complain against Nazir is he discriminate against his own breathen.

Perhaps out of his own inferiority complex, he look more highly at non-Malays in CIMB for the race rather than merit of the Malays.

This is because Nazir got it easy on a silver plater. He fits in this blog's derogatory description of a Melayu liberal. [Read here and here.]

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Betul bro,aku dpt citer dah lama dulu,ada sorang adik dia ,kije akitek,tapi x de Ar.dia join dgn cina,buka company akitek,sllu dapat projek mindef.

-sepupu Jailani bin Miskon
Parit Ketotol
Batu Pahat.

Anonymous said...

His family may have come later than the Chinese but Malays were the people of the land before the Chinese came.
The British recognise this fact, who is Nazir or Najib or any non Bumis to dispute.
Ini lah masalah besar org Melayu,bila dah kaya raya tak sedar diri.
Najib dan Nazir berjaya kerana mereka anak Tun Razak.Golongan aristokrat yg dididik di England(talk so much about merit) bukan budak-budak kampung yg hanya belajar di negara ini.
Tidak hairan kalau Najib pun berfikiran serupa saperti dikatakan CSL.
Baru bolih faham kenapa Najib pilih slogan 1 Malaysia.
Kalau Najib dan Nazir yakin kpd pemerintahan Cina,di cadangkan mereka anak beranak dan keturunan berhijrah ke Singapura.
Memang malang nasib Melayu jika pemimpin mereka tidak faham sejarah dan asal usul bangsa sendiri.

Anonymous said...

He is among the richest in Malaysia at very young age. Never go thru real challenges and economic issues facing by ordinary malay thus less symphatetic towards malay issues. A smart Alex but thinking and ideology developed based on his easy spoon fed life surrounded by upper level society. Seems to advocate poor islamic values. Success in spearheading CIMB at the expense of breaking malay dominance in the Bank (once malay icon BBMB). Can be a liability to Najib if continue to publicly express his open thinking.

Anonymous said...

He is among the richest in Malaysia at very young age. Never go thru real challenges and economic issues facing by ordinary malay thus less symphatetic towards malay issues. A smart Alex but thinking and ideology developed based on his easy spoon fed life surrounded by upper level society. Seems to advocate poor islamic values. Success in spearheading CIMB at the expense of breaking malay dominance in the Bank (once malay icon BBMB). Can be a liability to Najib if continue to publicly express his open thinking.

Anonymous said...

VOICE,

malay liberals dekat nst blame pej pm nst punya circulation merudum. dengar kata nst punya circulation 91,000 aje sekarang. kesian pej

DO THE RIGHT THING, RESIGN! DONT BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES

buyong said...

Anon 9:01,
NST dah rosak sejak zaman dollah dan kalimulah. Sebab tu sales tak bagus.
Aku pun dan stop beli nst and berita harian sejak dari zaman tu.

Letak Kadir jasin balik kat situ.
Baru aku beli.

Cucu Tok Selampit said...

very well wrote. Totally agreed. Thanks for the writing.

Anonymous said...

pandai sungguh cina menjadikan adik beradik "anak bangsawan" "darah biru" ni alat mereka.

gedegok jugak "malay brahmin" ni jadi tukang gilap kasut kaum pendatang.

antudurex said...

Mungkin telah tiba masanya kini untuk mendesak supaya Najib Razak berhenti dari memimpin UMNO dan negara ini.

Kalau dahulu petition utk buang PM yang membiarkan khazanah negara di rampok oleh anak menantu. Kini petition yang sama boleh dibuat untuk menghalang Najib Razak dari terus menerus menggadai bangsa dan tanahair ini.

LevelPlayingFieldMalay said...

The dividing line appears more clearly now…between the liberal aristocratic Malays holding on to powers and the real world Malays. Blaming NEP lock stock and barrel rather than the people running it and taking advantage of it. Using this as an escape clause for any blame forthcoming to them to ensure they will continue leading the wealth race and we not catching up.

The dividing line is no longer about political ideology and party, it’s about the rootless and ruthless Malays drifting further up the hierarchy shouting “hey, we are not like you” with superiority tone against their own brethren… bowing and smiling to the other races while trying to hide their inferiority complex..while whispering “hey, I’m not actually Malay”…

Anonymous said...

"Political monkey jumping from tree to tree". You have quoted the words of Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman's description of Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak's leadership and policies. 1n 1951,when Razak approached Tunku to take over UMNO's leadership from Dato' Onn, the Tunku agreed and advised Razak not to be like a monkey jumping from one pole to the other. This was in reference to Razak's compromising attitude with the socialist anf left wing students in UK at that time.
The Tunku voiced same sentiment, in a tv documentary interview in 1970's, commenting on Razak's willingness to compromise (to avoid direct confrontation) and,therefore, prefer to open-up the Alliance Party to absorb PAS and Gerakan by forming the Barisan Nasional.

Mat Penang said...

Salam,

Mengikut sumber kawan banker aku, Nazir ni dah control CIMB dan ambil alih saham pegangan Bumiputera Commerce. So dah jadi private bank dia seperti Public yang dikuasai Tan Sri Teh atau Hong Leong (Quek) Sebab tu nama dia listed sebagai top 20 richest di malaysia.

Satu lagi CIMB bukan lagi perjuang agenda Melayu. Tak caya 60-70%manager/senior manager bangsa India. so bangsa ni support Melayu ka.

Mat Penang

Maverick SM said...

In the capitalist world, if you are not competitive and lack capability, you can never compete. What you are enunciating is nothing more but the need for crony capitalism to thrive to survive, i.e. to sell projects for a profit; to whom? You know better!

Only those who has the capability and capacity to compete will survive by merit.

Ahmad nawab said...

Dear.

Saya tidak terkejut.sebab itu Nazir merger Plantation Co yang di Mileki oleh PNB dengan Sime darby.PNB yang asal nya memileki 75 peratus Plantation co,salepas Merger hanya memiliki 45 peratus dan terpaksa membelanjakan sabanyak 2 billion untok membeli saham Sime darby di pasaran luar demi untok mengekalkan peratus mileknya 51 peratus.

Nazir memang tidak sensitive dengan Melayu dan PNB.

Anonymous said...

Without NEP, Nazri will most likely be a so so SEPAK TAKRAW player. He is a famous banker now because of the NEP, and he calls it a BASTARD. What does that make him?


SIKmongkol.

Anonymous said...

bagus la lu bro.. aku nak cadangkan semua melayu keluarkan duit simpanan dari cimb... x yah sokong cimb selagi nazir ada kat sana... kita respect abang dan ayah dia.. dia ingat dia apa...
NEP tu la yang buat dia berjaya..gua ada double master degree lagi layak jadi cimb ceo pada dia...
Najib kena hati2...don't push your luck

Anonymous said...

Buyong,

Betul kata kamu tapi NSTP bawah liberal malays Zainul Aripin jadi tambah tenat kalau ikut jumlah 91,000 sekarang. Alamat gelaplah masa depan dengan adanya kumpulan yang ada hari ini di NSTP.

A Voice said...

Maverick

I think you better read back this posting again and again. You miss what the posting is about by miles.

Paham sikit Melayu la ... Sorry, I meant to say, dont be too literal, simplistic and straight forward.

Terongpipit said...

Tahniah "Another Brick in the Wall"!
Sekali sekala anak orang bangsawan ni kena tenyeh sikit. Dahlah naik kerana PILIH KASIH dan lepas tu nak cakap macam terer.
Mai turun sini sama-sama 'perahu dah diaair dan pendayung ditangan' dan kita tengok sapa yang lebih terer.
Setakat dah berjaya kerana abang TPM dan kemudian PM dah nak berkokok sakan... poorah... memalukan Melayu aje!
Kita tengok Wilmar International diSingapore yang sama masa bergabung semasa Sime Darby diperbesarkan. Kenapa Wilmar berjaya TETAPI Sime Darby rugi?
Ini kerana Melayu elite atau bangsawan punya kerja ler. Awat Tok Najib buat BOD aje?

Terongpipit said...

Amacam kalau kita pulaukan CIMB.
RHBkan ada itu milik KWSP lagi!
Bank Rakyat pun ada!

CINB said...

Dah nama pun CIMB = Cina India Melayu-Bastard, memang ler baguih.

Kepada melayu-melayu yang masih bekerja di CIMB, sila resign segera kerana boss anda percaya anda adalah bastard-bastard produk NEP.

patutnya tukar nama CIMB to CINB - Cina India Nazir Bastard!

Anonymous said...

Orang jutawan muda gitu lah. Tak sedar diri diperangkap oleh Cina buat speech meludah ke langit. Orang minta sedekah di masjid pun mungkin dia kutuk sebagai pemalas.

Anonymous said...

Nazir must have touched a raw nerve. We know he is not complaining about helping the Malays especially those in the disadvantaged rural areas to better their lives, provide their children with a chance in education with rural colleges and hostels. Poor families in urban areas should be provide with proper housings and work opportunities. Money spend in this manner should be the basis of poverty eradication and social engineering programmes.
But the bastards from UMNO and their leeches are using this as an excuse to enrich themselves unjustificably. This is what is meant by "bastadisation".
They might call themselves pricks but better they crawl back into the holes they come from.

Anonymous said...

bagus tuan menyiarkan rencana ini. harap2 semua Melayu se Malaysia bangkit, sama sama kita semua protest ke Putrajaya.. singkir pengkhianat2 bangsa sekarang.

Baharudin said...

Salam Voice,
Di bulan baik ni kalau boleh tak nak le membebel tak tentu pasal... tapi ni Nazir, Bro.& Co. dah lebeh2 pulak. Aku dah lama dok pikir teori buah pe**r Najib atau buah apa benda "1st lady" dah kena genggam dek tangan LKY/mossad S'pore... benda pelik2 jadi la sekarang ni... bermula dengan flipflop pak lah & sil dulu lagi... apa nak jadi dengan pemimpin Melayu sekarang? semua kena blakmail dan semua tak mau "hara kiri"... semua mau hara kanan lapah sana sini sebelum berambus overseas!

Anonymous said...

Yes sir, true in every word. This article accurately describes the divide. The likes of Jalani bin Miskon outnumber Nazir and Najib by the thousands. Jailani seeks to be understood and only seek a fair share of what this blessed land has promised him and his offsprings. Not much to ask I think. But still many Jailani bin Miskon continue to ask but are not being heard.

"Rakyat Didahulukan" since when ? Unqualified preacher giving sermon it sounds to me.

Live like us lah. Then they will know.

Terongpipit said...

UMNO takder ke pemimpin yang baguih!
Kalau yang ada semuanya pemimpin2 'bastard' .. dok harapkan komission... lebih baik TALKINkan UMNO!
Biaq PERKASA jalankan tugas!!!!

clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose said...

cimb stands for chinese indian malay bank ... panggilnya cimb sebab mcib susah nak pronounce. but at least major races are represented. bro yang cakap 'b' tu ertinya bastard, pirah! saja nak conflict. samseng la ngko

anyway tak salah jugak kalau NEP is transformed to benefit not so much the little napoleons but also the budak budak kampung .. that is if they want to study la. if they just want to rempit, then watodo?

Anonymous said...

Dah cakap lama dah... pasal anak bangsawan ni.

Najib should not only talk cock...., but should have mind his cock (ada ingat cerita tentang COCK ni?)

Sebab tak pandai jaga his COCK, macam BABI jugak.... kedua dua tangan dah diikat... jadi TAPIR yang boleh bercakap (he sound like a crying tapir whenever dia bercakap... really!!)

flyer168 said...

Maybe, time is running out for Jibby, so this is his only opportunity to get another family member on board...fast.

If Raja Nong Chik can be parachuted, as a Senator then a Minister...so can Nazir to help his brother "Control" Finance...to the last penny!

Maybe this is his last "Kopek" in CIMB...

P116 - Employment benefit that is worth your while Part II http://wangsamajuformalaysia.blogspot.com/

You be the judge.

Cheers.

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