Sunday, May 26, 2013

Is this what the Chinese want?


On May 7th post GE-13, Utusan Malaysia journalist, Zulkiflee Abu Bakar wrote a piece in response to the May 6th silent walk. The direct but simple and innocent question he posed was "Apa lagi Cina mahu?" [read it here].

DAP won 38 seats out of the 51 seats contested in Parliament. PKR and PAS managed to salvage some seat out of some split in the Malay votes, particularly from the urban and youth voters (save for Kelantan), and courtesy of Chinese votes.

It is the best performance by DAP and Chinese voters basically gave political dominance to DAP in Pakatan Rakyat.

Zulkiflee felt the Chinese want more power. Despite the concession given by Dato Najib, which is brewing a backlash from Malay educationist, economic practitioners, and community at large, Chinese refused to give BN even the minimal of votes. His view may have it's own merit.

Some bloggers felt the Chinese had betrayed by being deceptive during campaign. They are retaliating with a call to Buy Chinese Last campaign. Those aware of the reverse discrimination on the common Malays employee and businesses maybe taken to act in such adversarial manner.

Definitely, this not the way to build a nation. But, is this what the Chinese want and willing to risk?

Taste of power  

There are fringe Malays with Pakatan trying to appease the Chinese by denying the existence of a Cinami. But, who are they kidding?
Helen Ang had written few postings to conform it's existence. [Read here.]

Many, including our circle of Chinese friends, believed certain quarter in the Chinese community tasted the "blood of power" in Pulau Pinang, Perak before the crossover, and previous DAP-dominated Selangor, thus now they want more.

There is even a saying that while DAP has been pretending to be modest about power to admit Malay as majority and impractical for Chinese to lead, their plans is not so. They have been wanting for a local election for years to dominate the towns, cities and urban centres. 

One late former Semangat 46 activist told us that Lim Guan Eng shared his modest request to see constituency borders done in accordance to number of voters and not consider the area size. Wouldn't that bring about power shift to the urban and particularly Chinese voters?

Modest ke tu? 

With that as a backdrop, the simple poser, "What more do the Chinese want?" by Zulkiflee, which Azran of Air Asia-X failed to understand but shot his gun to fast, is legitimate.

No, Tan Sri Rafidah.

It is not a personal view, when he had his red cap on his bald head to openly threaten that Air Asia X will not advertise with  Utusan.

Coincidently, several incidents of technical trouble, and arrogance in Vietnam and Mekah occurred but CEO Aireen Omar's lied in her response to the Vietnam incident. Now there is a viral campaign to boycott Air Asia.

We are only too happy to lend a hand.

Demands or Deception?

Back to the question, Zulkiflee is asking what more do the Chinese honestly want in order to appease them and for BN get back the votes?

If nothing can appease them because they want power, say so.

That way Dato Najib do not have to try too hard to appease them and only do the needful. It is politically more rewarding to give extra attention to hardcore supporters who will deliver the votes. No risk of political backlash to face.

One view here by a corporate man claimed the Chinese lost faith or trust with the country’s broken socio-economic system but his solution is only economics - "fair and open competition with due regard given to need and merit irrespective of race."

Can there be fair and open competition with presence of economic dominance?

Melaka-based blogger, Jiwa Paradox posted about a letter claimed to have been sent to the Prime Minister listing 13 demands, in which it generally asked the government to leave them alone and allow for laisse fairre economic, political and administrative system i.e. no system.

Since the language and manner the letter is written is too casual and not thought through, it creates doubt on the authenticity of the letter. However, the letter has gone viral on Facebook. [Read it here].

If power is not what they want, are those demands the essence of what the Chinese wanted and punished MCA and Gerakan brutally for? 

In the last general election, many campaigners felt something strange to the over-receptive Chinese to their visits and campaigns. It turns out to be a deception and a covert campaign ala CPM. By the way, that remark came from an ex-DAP leader. 

Generally, the Malays (to qualify, majority Malay BN voters) felt cheated and see it as a dishonest act. They see it as a betrayal when even MCA and Gerakan members did not vote for BN candidates. The government bent backward to meet their demands and yet they made a covert consensus to reject.

Why demand in the first place?

Boycott

This has got some bloggers riled up to initiate a boycott towards DAP Chinese supporters.

Since Malay consumers will not be able to distinguish between DAP and MCA supporters and simplistic generalisation will lead to assume all Chinese are DAP supporters, the campaign will mean a boycott of Chinese retailers.

It is not the rational things to do but a boycott of Chinese retailers in favour of Malay, Muslim, Indian and Pribumi retailers may have it's appeal.

It can be expressed and justified as self help.

Several corporate leaders have expressed concern. Most vocal is the Yeah Kim Leng of the Malay and Chinese Chambers of Commerce representatives. Tan Sri Zeti, ex MIER Anwarista Prof Arif,  and few others also expressed their concern.

Like what Rafidah responded in defense of Azran, Dato Hasan Malek the new Minister for Domestic Trade said he can't stop an NGO, which is Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), from taking such stand.    

Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin unveiled the motive behind Yeah's response here but the reply by another Melaka based blogger, Azeeza Abdullah here is more provocative:
... Yeah urges Putrajaya to intervene in order to stop the boycott.

I am sure that Yeah is well aware that the Malays have been putting up with the racist game played by Chinese newspapers and the ‘over-reacting’ of the Chinese on racial issues for so long, hoping that the Chinese would one day appreciate their tolerance.

However, the Chinese took the tolerance as an ego-booster. The arrogance that the Chinese once displayed during the 13th May tragedy was again displayed throughout the GE-13 campaigns.

The truth is, the majority is sick over the ‘hypocritical-sensitivity’ of the Chinese. Every time they are reminded of the social contract, they would retaliate by shouting ‘racist’!
Every time they are questioned of their nationalism and patriotism, they would bark ‘racist’!
And when Utusan Malaysia asked them about what more do they want, which is an innocent, direct, simple question, the paper is condemned as ‘ultra-racist’!

On the other hand, the Chinese newspapers and politicians keep playing the racist card real hard that it comes to the point where the Chinese community failed to differentiate between ‘hate Malays and hate Malaysia’.

And today we see their kids took pictures holding the Malaysia flag upside down - and proud of it.

After the GE-13, these racist Chinese extremists finally meet their par. Many Malay teachers and students in Chinese schools started speaking out of their experience in encountering racism in their schools.

And many more started to question the role the Chinese newspapers have been playing all along in inciting prejudice, doubts and hatred towards the Malay-led government. ...
Tic for Tac

Azzeza felt Malays have issues to react to that betrayal. 

Pakatan have anticipated the reaction and taken the opportunity to claim the high moral ground on racism. As though it is all Malays or UMNO ...
.... The Malay politicians too, are fed-up the Chinese hypocrisy.
It’s now time to lay the racist card for everybody to see. As I have always said to my friends, when you deal with a racist, you have no choice but to be a racist or you will be oppressed. And the Chinese has always been wanting to do that to others – ‘oppress’.
The Malays have had enough of the Chinese chauvinism and arrogance, and so they say: “If you want to play racism, let’s play it”.

One might think that this is how the ‘racial boycott’ started.

In actual fact, it has started long ago when the Chinese slyly attacked and sabotaged all bumi products.
One example, when a Malay tycoon bought over Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd a few years ago over the worries of ‘halal’ status of the flour supply which has all the while being a Chinese tycoon monopoly, the Chinese community waited no time to launch a boycott over all Gardenia products.

Their excuse? It’s an UMNO-crony’s company.

This is a typical racist way of thinking; that it is okay for the Chinese to practice monopoly but it is never okay for a Malay to break the monopoly and provide a healthy competition because that would be cronysm.
Unless, the competitor is a Chinese too, then it should be okay.
As Yeah put it, it’s ‘unhealthy, childish and racist’ for the Malay to boycott Chinese products but it is ‘consumers’ rights’ for the Chinese to boycott Malay products.
It is also a well-known secret of how the Chinese play their racist cards in hiring people in the private sectors, that is by stating ‘mandarin’ as a requirement in the job advertisements.
Up north, the racist card is often played out in the open where Chinese-owned organizations would not give an equal chance for the Malays to ‘grow’ in the company.
Some even blatantly impose a double-standard salary scheme for different races under an ‘unwritten company procedure’ - of course.

Market Control

She reminded him that Malays may not be in control of the economy but a retail boycott will surely hurt retailers.

Malays control the market since the Malay is the majority of the population, have consumerist tendency and with them lies the retail buying power.

If the Malays, Muslims, Indian and Pribumi, irrespective of political tendency, have tasted such reverse discrimination and monopolistic racism, they could silently support it. 
And all the while, the Chinese is as arrogant as ever, telling the others that there is nothing they can do as the Chinese controls the economy.

May be it’s true that there is nothing others can do and that this boycott Chinese products will not get the Malays anywhere.

And so, if it’s true, we believe that there is no need for Yeah Kim Leng to be worried. Never mind the country’s economy, as the Chinese will not be affected. After all, it’s the Chinese that he is so concerned about, isn’t he?

The Chinese has stated that they don’t need others, so others have to ‘learn’ to live without the Chinese. And the learning starts now, through ‘boycott Chinese products’.

Please remember too - The Malays are the buying power and you ask for it, Chinese!

If this kind of tic for tac action and reaction continues, everyone will lose.

Careful when you deceive someone, Newton's third physical law on motion could apply to human:
Every action will have an equal and opposite reaction.

Surely this is no way for both parties to behave in building a nation. 

Leadership needed

Don't ask us cause we are just a "budak blogger".

We are not a YB, we are not a Menteri and last of all, we are not a PM. Just belting out over some simpletons who believe only YBs, Menteris, and PMs can think and talk out loud. For us the common folks, just be absolutely loyal and bestow our the trust to them.

More over, the pervading UMNO culture impose on the ground and the ground expects on others is such that:
We can't give critical question, we can't think ahead, we can't suggest anything, we can't express reservation, we can't question appointment (even the bad ones), and we must always remain trustful. 
Any little voice of concern or demand for drastic action will be deemed as a voice of decent and subtle manouvre to bring down Najib. Some myopic will even suspect a harmless get-to-gather over tea as a conspiracy.

Subtle suppression will not change the fact that a leader must gain the trust of his or her subject. When there is a lost of trust, they must gentlemenly withdraw. A great leader will withdraw when they know they cannot handle problems and there are others more capable.

Currently, we cannot afford a power struggle. It is disruptive on many aspect of life and our future well being. So everyone must be honest to themselves and other to get their priorities right.

Our hope is that our leaders are enlightened and guided by Allah to do the right thing. Hopefully they are honest, sincere and listen well because many problems now require drastic actions and not mere lip service, sloganeering and opportunisism.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Put is simple and straight forward....myself and all members in the family lost faith towards the chinese. we have taken vow not buying a single things at chinese shops unless we cant find it atmuslims or indian store.

Anonymous said...

disebabkan ramai pemimpin Pas dah tak berapa berkenan dengan anwar, maka puak2 anwarinas didalam Pas yg kalah dan tiada jawatan seperti mat sabu, husam, dr dzulkifli disokong oleh puak2 penyokong anwar dari BN seperti saifudin abdulah, akan menubuhkan sebuah parti baru iaitu Parti Untuk Nafsu Anwar Ibrahim atau singkatannya PUNAI. Tetapi anwar sendiri tidak mahu Parti ini dihijack oleh Soi Lek atau Mustapha telah mencadangkan agar singkatan nama itu diberi pengkhususan kepada dirinya iaitu PUNAI Anwar. Parti ini dijangka akan dapat menarik ramai puak2 liberal dari pelbagai parti sedia ada termasuk yg kaki sondol LGBT dan kaki arak, judi dan sebagainya mewakili manusia2 yg kuat nafsu dan memerlukan perlindungan hak asasi manusia yg melampau.

Anonymous said...

Najib, you have been warned and you better take heed. No more goodies for the pendatangs for they are already in control of everything except power.

One wrong more from you and one more affirmative action FOR the Chinese, we will ensure you will be in the annals of history the soonest possible.

Anonymous said...

...The Malays have had enough of the Chinese chauvinism and arrogance, and so they say: “If you want to play racism, let’s play it”....

Have been very tolerant of their ways;

..Rude - I need not explain further, list too long
..Unfriendly
..Dirty beyond belief (their kis pissing right infront of restaurant entrances) etc etc
..vulgar - openly swear at you in Chinese such as Cibai/Lancau, ..cheating (right smack infront quoting bumis a much higher price in Chinese of cos - and their beleiving tht we cannot understand their language)
..have you seen a single Chinese going into a Malay sundry shop? This boycott thing is new to us but is being practiced by them since Merdeka.

Many more, I can go on and on

Just came back from wedding where old friends met and goodness, the discussion on the Chinese in particular was intense.

This time we are going to give them exactly what they have been doing to us (those points above).

WE ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY RACISM, WE ARE INDEED GOING TO PRACTICE IT IN OUR WAYS OF LIFE JUST THE SAME WAY THEY HAD BEEN TO US ALL THESE YEARS!

MELAYU JATI

berasiam said...

Semangat memboikot ini perlu didokong dengan sokongan kuasa yang ada untuk lebih berkesan. Kerajaan Melayu Bumiputera yang dimandatkan sekarang perlu bertindak yang sepatutnya untuk memastikan boikot ini benar-benar mampu melumpuhkan monopoli Cina dalam ekonomi Malaysia, terutama dalam sektor peruncitan. Satu sahaja jawapan kenapa Cina berani memperkotak-katikkan Najib sepanjang empat tahun lepas iaitu kuasa ekonomi yang kini dalam genggaman mereka. Mereka meminta itu dan ini dan Najib melayan semua permintaan mereka dengan harapan pengundi Melayu Bumiputera akan membenci Najib dan tidak memberikan undi kepada BN. Mereka memberikan isyarat palsu bahawa Najib boleh mengharapkan kemenangan daripada sokongan Cina.

Tembelang sudah pecah. Busuknya merata. Cina tidak mampu lagi nak menyembunyikan kebodohan mereka. Memang mereka bodoh kerana Allah tidak memperkenankan pemimpin Melayu Islam dipermainkan sedemikian rupa oleh kafir pemakan babi itu.

Kini masa untuk Najib dan kerajaan Melayu Bumiputera bertindak. Memang kerajaan perlu masuk campur dalam tindakan boikot yang dilancarkan. Kerajaan perlu memberikan sokongan padu kepada industri peruncitan Melayu Bumiputera. Sektor peruncitan Melayu Bumiputera memang memerlukan sokongan untuk memastikan mereka mampu bersaing dengan lebih kukuh dengan Cina. Sektor peruncitan yang kukuh akan memberikan kesan terhadap boikot yang dilancarkan dan seterusnya mampu memecahkan monopoli Cina dalam ekonomi peruncitan. Contoh mudah yang kerajaan boleh lakukan ialah dengan cara berikut:

Dalam setahun, pilih sebanyak 50 peruncit Melayu Bumiputera dalam setiap kawasan Parlimen.

Peruntukkan sebanyak RM50,000.00 setahun kepada setiap peruncit Melayu Bumiputera.

Bantuan selama 5 tahun berturut-turut, penerima yang berbeza.

Peruntukan setahun setiap Parlimen:
RM50,000.00 x 50 peruncit = RM2,500,000.00 (2.5 juta)

Jumlah peruntukan setahun:
RM2,500,000 x 222 Parlimen = RM555,000,000.00 (555 juta)

Jumlah peruntukan keseluruhan 5 tahun:
RM555,000,000.00 x 5 tahun = RM2,775,000,000.00 (2.775 bilion)

Jumlah penerima manfaat:
222 Parlimen x 50 peruncit x 5 tahun = 55,500 peruncit Melayu Bumiputera.

BR1M boleh bagi sampai lebih 5 Billion setahun, takkan 555 juta setahun tak boleh diperuntukkan. Duit BR1M tu pun kebanyakan akan masuk ke poket Cina juga dan menambahkan kekuatan ekonomi mereka. Begitu juga gaji, bonus dan sebagainya.

Kalau benar-benar nak memecah monopoli ekonomi Cina, usaha ini perlu digembleng segera. Runtuh monopoli ekonominya, akan ranaplah tuntutan kuasa politiknya, akan berakhirlah sekolah vernakularnya. Fokuslah, jangan terus terikut-ikut rentak mereka.

Anonymous said...

Chinese want chinese government maaaa...That's all...Anwar is their puppet maaaaa...right or wrong???

Anonymous said...

I have started buying chinese last since PRU 12. i will continue to influence the Malay the same.

Anonymous said...

Tak payah kesah lagi apa depa mau lah. Buang masa aje melayan bangsa racis ni. Dah tahap lebeh dari menyampah tengok muka sepet babi dan terpaksa dengar bahasa hodoh dan kasar depa tiap2 hari. Mai kita buat hidup di Msia utk jenis ni betul2 *bagus* sampai meluat gi blah for good...forever.. good riddance!

Anonymous said...

BOLEHKAH ANDA BERKEMPEN UNTUK MEMAKSA KERAJAAN MEMBUAT DASAR YANG LEBIH TEGAS BERKENAAN PEKERJA ASING. YANG LEBIH MEMERLUKAN PEKERJA ASING IALAH ORANG CINA DAN MEREKA KINI KENDAPAT FAEDAH YANG BESAR DIATAS DASAR KERAJAAN YANG LONGGAR SERTA TIADANYA PENGUATKUASA. SEPATUTNYA KALAU CINA DAH TOLAK KERAJAAN BN TIDAK SEPATUTNYA KERAJAAN BERI MUKA PADA MEREKA LAGI. PEKERJA ASING HANYA MENGUNTUNGKAN ORANG CINA TAPI MEMBEBANKAN ORANG MELAYU.

Shaari said...

long and worth reading. informative. fyi, i've already started BCL and i'm doing my very best to BCL.

Anonymous said...

Satu cebisan artikel yg baik..ada 'isi' dan ada 'kulitnya'..trpulang kpd setiap pembaca utk menilainya..

Bg saya, komuniti cina dlm negara ini memg telah dan akan terus menunjukkan 'belangnya'..prinsip 'jus soli' dlm membentuk negara trcinta ini telh dilanggar seenaknya..

Sayangnya, dlm komuniti 'sepet' ini menunjukkan belangnya, masyarakat melayu & bumi semakin lara dan berpecah..

Persoalan yg sama perlu dikembalikan kpd Melayu/Bumiputera.."Apa lg yg Melayuy/Bumiputera mahu.?!!...........Nak tggu dh terhantuk dulu ke baru nak terngadah.!!!!!

--> Keadilan yg sebenar ialah jagalh hak masing2 yg telh trmaktub dlm perlembagaan..Adakh mempertahankan hak dilabel sbg RASIS.?! Sape kata ianya RASIS, sah kepala otak dh MENGONG @ MERENG.!!!

Anonymous said...

Go....Go....Go....!!! To the Chinese of Malaysia....enuf is never enuf...greed is all they know n power is all they want....leaving nothing for the rest...even Christianity or Buddha cant change them. Its just in their genes....only Lee Kuan Yew knows how to handle them.

Anonymous said...

As much as this article is to stirr up the Malays' power brokers it hit the Chinks just as intended.

Dear blogger, do not ever felt inferior. We the layman have been too nice for far too long. Hit the ingrates Chinks hard as with all you might! That is foremost priority to temper the Chinks' strength ie. Economic strength before they ever achieve their penultimate motive ie. Absolute Power and Control in Malaysia!

The UMNO hierarchy can be dealt with over AGM.

We're hard pressed to eventuate the success of BBC BCL ABC campaign by our hardcore malay-muslim-bumiputeras' blogger that the Chinks are now starting to wriggle like the maggots they are.

Wassallam.

OM - Overseas Malay

Anonymous said...

yeah..lets play the game.!

Anonymous said...

Melayu elit yg hadap sangat beli luxury goods like prada rolex etc

Beli dari overseas aje, minus singapore

Kalau tak jgn beli langsung

Kensington Melayu said...

You are right, voice

LGE was reported by Sarawak report to have said in a speech in London:

First he confirmed that PR will demand that the boundary commission must radically reverse the gerrymandering of seats that has allowed the urban votes in some areas to be worth just one tenth of a vote in a BN rural stronghold.

Anonymous said...

Buy Chinese Last is a noble effort by us to support the survival of our own agama, bangsa dan negara. Baru balik cuti dr Bukit Merah lake Town. Cuti pun kita pergi tempat milik orang melayu la Bro. Kalau tak ada kita pi India punya. Kalau tak ada kita pi Indon ajer, tak pun pi Thailand.

Anonymous said...

bro 9.02.aku sokong hang. Shoping kompleks /perumahan baru/ pekan baru naik sbb cina dpt bekalan buruh . kalau buruh indon/ bangla/nepal x da maka x akan ada pekan cina/ kompleks niaga cina. serba serbi cina. betul kita nk pembangunan tp secara halus depa dh pinggirkan bangsa melayu bila byk shoping kompleks / perumahan yg di monopoli oleh cina. UDA MARA kena buat sesuatu supaya peniaga melutut kt melayu.

Anonymous said...

Minta semua orang sila baca apa yang ditulis oleh Bo Yang (orang cina) tentang perangai buruk orang cina - The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture, translated and edited by Don J. Cohn and Jing Qing.

Chinese people are the same everywhere. Only the Chinese can change themselves.

Anonymous said...

Najib. Please resign ... Peoples first, performance now ( that means Melayu/Bumiputera/60% poor India)

You have not performed. In fact you are still clueless. Cakap-cakap still menyakitkan hati. Rosmah yang melayu 100% tak suka still masuk suratkhabar

GET OUT NOW!

Anonymous said...

Kita orang ingat bukan nyawa Politik mat jubur tak lama, Najib pun sama..bayangkan BN yg byk angensi di baeahnyabtak tau ..Cin anak mainkan Najib..apa kejadahnya JASA dan SB PDRM?

njah50 said...

Selepas pilihan raya, kami telah berhasrat tidak lagi membeli barang-barang di kedai Cina, dan barang-barang di supermarket pun adalah barang-barang terpilih yang kami beli. Saya sebagi orang Melayu memang rasa sangat orang-orang Cina ini tamak dan tidak tahu berterima kasih.

Anonymous said...

adohai...semangatnya kita org melayu...kalau la kita bersemangat berjuang atas landasan Islam sebegini....xdenya masalah anti Chinese la,anti ini la.....

Ok...yang nak boycott barangan cina...mula dari hari ini,kita jangan makan pisang goring,kuih2 melayu,apam balik etc etc etc...kenapa?Sebab semua dibuat daripada tepung gandum.

Siapa pemilik tepung gandum di Negara ini? Cina. Ada kilang tepung dari umat melayu ?takde....so how!!??? Kesemua lima2 kilang tepung jenama di Malaysia diusahakan oleh CINA.Pekerjanya MELAYU....boycott la...melayu juga yg rugi,pekerja kilang,makcik2 yg jual goring pisang dan sebagainya....

How did this happen????? Ask the ruling party...where does their source of income comes from....

Cukup la nak memperjuangkan melayu...help yourself first...

Anonymous said...

Anon 5.34 pm

Kau ni kenapa?? Kalau orang islam boikot kedai kapir dah jadi unislamic ke??? Salah ke kalau orang islam nak beli kat kedai orang islam?? Salah ke kalau orang islam nak tolong peniaga islam?? Lagi satu bengap apasal pulak kata takde pengilang tepung dari orang melayu?? kau dah check??? Selama ni kau ingat orang melayu kat malaysia tak berjuang atas landasan islam ke??? Ataupun kau ingat islam kau tu dah sempurna sangat ke??? Orang islam lain tak sehebat ke islaman kau ke?? Orang islam lain solat tak dapat pahala???

Janganlah sombong dan riak.

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