MUTAKHIR: Eh, Guan Eng belum ajar Dong Jiao Zong lagi ke?
1. Dong Jiao Zong menekankan bahawa perhimpunan pada Mac 25 akan berlangsung seperti dijadualkan serta menggesa orangramai yang prihatin terhadap pendidikan aliran bahasa ibunda Cina untuk menghadirinya.
2. Sebelum ini William Cheng, presiden Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian Cina Malaysia, telah menyuarakan kebimbangan beliau bahawa ‘Rapat Umum 325 untuk Menyelamatkan Pendidikan Cina’ akan menjadi batu penghalang kepada perbincangan-perbincangan selanjutnya di antara Kementerian Pelajaran dan golongan pendidik Cina kelak.
3. Setakat ini Kementerian sudah mengadakan dua rundingan meja bulat dengan pihak berkepentingan untuk menangani kemelut kekurangan guru di sekolah Cina. Pertemuan ketiga akan diadakan pada Mac 30.
4. Beberapa hari lepas, Menteri Pelajaran Muhyiddin Yassin telah memberi pesan agar isu guru-guru yang tidak memahami bahasa Cina dihantar ke SRJK (C) tidak dipolitikkan. Presiden MCA Dr Chua Soi Lek juga dikhabarkan akan berjumpa Muhyiddin berhubung perkara ini.
5. Namun begitu, presiden Dong Jong Dr Yap Sin Tian menegaskan bahawa rapat umum tersebut bertujuan meraih sokongan popular. Seterusnya dengan terdapat sokongan mantap maka tekanan boleh dikenakan terhadap Kementerian Pelajaran untut memberi tumpuan yang sewajarnya kepada tuntutan-tuntutan DJZ.
“Dong Zong hopes that with the rally, better results could be achieved in subsequent dialogues with the ministry.”
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DAP mendakwa Muhyiddin ‘Malay First, Malaysian Second’
Seorang pembaca Ibnu Rusydi telah meminta saya mengulas sebuah rencana bertajuk ‘Dong Jiao Zong: So, What is the Problem?‘.
Rencana yang dirujuknya itu dikarang oleh Jolina Tan dan menjadi viral hit (tersebar luas secara mendadak) di kalangan blogger-blogger otai Melayu.
I. Jolina menulis:
“… aren’t we the ones asking the nation to be Malaysian First, and race second? Naturally, as Malaysian, we must put our Bahasa Kebangsaan first and Mandarin second. But it never seem that way to me and no wonder the Malays are going berserk towards us.”
Komen saya: Yang selalu mencanangkan pendekatan Malaysian First, Race Second tidak lain dan tidak bukan puak Malaysian Firsters DAP dan cabang Bangsar Malaysia mereka.
Maka pengamatan Jolina ini perlu dihuraikan oleh kelompok-kelompok yang telah saya senaraikan di atas.
II. Jolina juga menulis:
“… most of us Malaysian Chinese do not have anything to show that can relate us to Malaysia, except that it is written as so, in our passport. If there is anything that can relate us to our country, it is only our broken Bahasa Malaysia. And yet, we scream if we didn’t get treated as loyal Malaysians.”
Komen saya: Memandangkan saya terkecuali (kerana boleh bertutur bahasa kebangsaan dengan fasih), maka sekali lagi saya merasakan wacana Jolina sebenarnya harus diajukan kepada pihak-pihak yang sering mempertikaikan kemampuan dan martabat bahasa Malaysia.
Puak Malaysian Firsters DAP dan cabang Bangsar Malaysia merekalah yang selalu “menjerit mengatakan mereka tidak mendapat layanan setimpal sebagai warga setia”. Mereka yang tidak putus-putus “berteriak” (seperti yang diperkatakan oleh Jolina) harus mengambil kesempatan ini untuk membidas dakwaan beliau.
III. Tambah Jolina lagi:
“In fact, in all parts of the world, the immigrants would quickly adopt and practice the original language and culture of the country, in order to blend in and be accepted. Like it or not, only in Malaysia that such cases of ‘alien-citizen’ is common.”
Komen saya: Merujuk kepada penelitian Jolina bahawa “supaya mudah diterima penduduk asal, para pendatang akan senantiasa berusaha untuk menyesuaikan diri dengan persekitarannya melalui amalan tertib serta budaya setempat”.
Saya hairan kenapa DAP yang ghairah menggembar-gemburkan cogankata ‘Malaysian First’ belum mengesyorkan supaya ahli-ahli wanita parti tersebut mengikut jejak langkah Yang Berhormat-Yang Berhormat DAP Hannah Yeoh dan Teo Nie Ching yang sudah “blend in” dari segi penampilan.
IV. Sambung Jolina:
“We want the Malays to be Malaysian first and Malay second but are we doing the same? What does it mean to be Malaysian? What is Malaysia, anyway? I don’t know what the Dong Zong have in mind about Malaysia …”
Komen saya: DAP tidak habis-habis menyerang Muhyiddin serta menggambarkan timbalan perdana menteri kita sebagai “Malay first and Malaysian second”.
Jolina membayangkan kemusykilannya tentang apa pengertian Dong Zong – baru-baru ini memeterai persefahaman dalam perjuangan bersama DAP – terhadap istilah ‘orang Malaysia’.
Dengan itu, DAP harus diminta menjawab pertanyaan, “Apakah maknanya kita menjadi orang Malaysia?” (soalan Jolina) serta menjelaskan alasan-alasan kenapa parti tersebut asyik mahu menuduh Muhyiddin sebagai “Malaysian second”.
V. Cabaran Jolina menutup hujah:
“… working towards bringing the races together. Prove that the Chinese too, can truly be Malaysian First and Chinese Second.”
DAP sering mendabik dada bahawa merekalah yang paling Malaysian Firstest.
Adakah tindak-tanduk DAP dan gelagat ahli-ahli partinya pernah menampakkan mereka Chinese Second?
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19 thoughts on “Perhimpunan Dong Jiao Zong: Perkembangan terkini”
Wow! Lipat maut untuk LGE.
Jawab…jangan tak jawab…
Looks like Dong Jiao Zong will soon become elites club for Christian Socialist Chinese (DAP)..this happened when DAP sleepers infiltrated Dong Jiao Zong
The Christian Chinese elites are capitalist.
They think they’re the “thoroughbred” (check out the word in this policy paper in the MCA website – http://www.mca.org.my/en/g1-and-g2-socio-cultural-fluidity%C2%A0/
: “G2 is a smaller group (say, 20%) which is vocal, articulate, influential, often Christians, and are likely to be from a professional class. They tend to have more interaction (although, not a prerequisite) with other races but decidedly, on a class basis.”
Sounds like Bangsar Malaysia, no?
Helen, setakat yg aku faham psiki orang Cina ini adalah dimana-mana kamu pergi kamu akan tetap gunapakai sentimen Chinese first everthing else last..
Walaupun di Indonesia mereka telah diasimilasikan mereka tetap akan menggunakan sentimen di atas, di sebabkan itu mereka tetap dianak tirikan oleh masyarakat dan terus terang cakap jika mereka kurang ajar, masyarakat setempat AKAN mengajar mereka.. ini apa yg aku tahu dari ipar aku orang Surabaya.. Dan kalau tak silap mereka diberi hak utk mengundi di PEMILU tetapi mereka tidak diberi hak utk menyertai mana-mana parti politik!!!
Dan juga seperti pendapat Oversee Bumi di tajuk yg lain bahawa orang Cina di Siam pun mengamalkan perkara yg sama..
Maka rumusan aku mengatakan jika SJKC dibubarkan dan selepas itu di ujudkan Sekolah Wawasan/Satu Sekolah maka keCinaan kamu akan tetap terpelihara.. sila lihat contoh Baba dan Nyonya, mereka tetap berpegang dan mengamalkan kebudayaan Cina walaupun fasih bahasa Melayu (dialek sendiri pulak tu..). Jadinya apa yg nak di risaukan wahai orang Cina? Kami orang Melayu hormatkan kamu selagi kamu hormat kami (Newton’s 3rd Law)..
u r right helen, let jolina deal with dap and sort out their malaysian first mystery, I guess many malay would share the same ideal since they are impress with jolina.
william cheng the ‘businessman’ also say 1) peaceful assembly is peaceful, not fighting, treat it as exercise 2) demonstration is one of the approach, however we should first try to communicate, unless we can’t.
so william, 30 to 40 years communication and problem remain is deemed as can communicate or cant communicate? the question is, do our government treat chinese school as part of the national school system? do chinese school deserve or entitle the same from government similar to national school? if answer is no, let the chinese know, let us find a ways to deal with the funding, or diserapkan into the national school system, rather than to mess up our kids access to decent education. whether the abolishment of vs would help to create a true 1malaysia I dun know, if many malays could share the ideal like my dear azlan, the future is positive, though personally i think a153 n vs seem related but in fact a different issue.
Being a Malaysian is more than speaking eloquent Bahasa Malaysia. Being away from Malaysia for so many years, I realized though I look like a Chinese, speak Mandarin and speak broken Bahasa but I think like a Malaysian and feel more like Malaysian than anything else. I can’t explain how does a Malaysian think. It’s something innate that only Malaysian living overseas will realize we’re different from Taiwanese, Mainland chinese, Singaporean Chinese, etc. Does it matter if one can’t speak eloquent BM? No. What matters is how we feel about this country? Don’t Malaysian Chinese enjoy eating at a Mamak stall, watch P Ramlee movie, love the Malay song – Isabella, sarong, etc. We may speak broken BM but damn we’re definitely Malaysian first!
A friend of mine that speak eloquent Bahasa and score 7As but she send her son and daughter to Chinese school. I asked her why did she send her kids to Chinese school? She told me to analyze it myself. She told me it’s not about racism or superiority of another race but rational reason that make her to send the kids to Chinese school. She said she just want a good education for her kid and better future. If she has the money she would probably send her kids to “expensive” international school. By the way, she cannot speak Bahasa Cina. Actually, she can speak better Bahasa Malaysia than a lot of Malay.
Anyway, we can always argue who is right or wrong. Can we not agree that ethnic Chinese have the right to demand for better education for their Children? Lastly, when the government are sincere towards all Malaysian then only vernacular school will be irrelevant.
From a Malay/Bumi perspective this is how we’d interpret what jamesloh wrote:
-Ppl like jameloh are spinning this chinese education issue into a ‘quality of education’ argument
-It has already been highlighted that the chinese ‘educationists’ (DJZ) want to deny non-mandarin educated teacher positions in their schools, which is another way of saying ‘if you’re not chinese you don’t need to apply . But Jamesloh chooses to ignore this form of discrimination.
-This entire issue reeks like those ads you see in the star that reads: “sales agent- mandarin speakers only”. It’s code for ‘we won’t hire indians or malays or other races. We want chinese ONLY’
-People like Jamesloh would always assume anything from a Bumi government (schools, civil service/administration) is inherentlly of poor quality . They would extend that line of thinking to other Bumi organisations and sometimes even individuals
-However, people like jameslow tend to believe anything from their community would, by default, be of superior quality. In his case, it’s the chinese community.
-Jamesloh is a subtle racist not an overt racist (ie he doesn’t even realise he’s a racist and that he uses doublespeak)
-I’ve met ‘Malaysians’ like Jamesloh while living overseas (i’ve lived overseas for 17 years, on and off). They bad-mouth malaysia and the government in particular. They don’t realize it’s harming malaysia as a country and, of course, the bumi majority. It’s so bad that sometimes I don’t want to be associated with them.
I think what’s sorely lacking in Malaysia is racial/culture sensitivity training. I wish I had that training , too, because the more I see an economically dominant minority claim ‘unfairness’ i get fired up. But, I learnt about racial issues the hard way– through subtle discrimination directed toward me by the others.
From my years of meeting chinese overseas (supposedly of thai/malaysian/indon origin), they never intended to stay in the ‘3rd world’ for long. They wanted to be in the place that gives them the best economic advantage. Nothing wrong with that. But it shows they don’t have loyalty. Just in the past week I met two thai chinese who applied for Australian PR. Thai schools , though ‘integrated’, obviously don’t help some thai chinese integrate into thai society.
I can only relish the fact that White racism is, in my opinion, stronger than the racism/chauvinism one experiences in malaysia. Here’s evidence:-
That video is an overt case, there are more subtle cases. So if the chinese like jamesloh wish to go to the white dominated countries, please do. Then he’d feel how it’s like to be subtly or overtly discriminated.
In Malaysia, we have article 153 to protect the bumi interests and to counteract the subtle or overt racism/discrimination of other minority races/religions. If one day the minorities can turn off that inherent discriminatory/chauvinistic instinct (unlikely), then we can get rid of Article 153. I doubt an integrated school system would help unless children are given specific training on how to be sensitive to each other’s culture/religions/races.
In summary people like Jamesloh don’t realize their own racism/chauvinnism. They are oblivious to their bias and strong inclination to favor their own over others. They are actually chinese first and foremost– being malaysian is just temporary label they use until their Aussie/UK/US PR applications are approved.
I’m appalled by the sheer lack of understanding and concern on what being a Malaysian is. Calling oneself Malaysian and having lived abroad etc.
Surely Malaysianness is based on the Constitution of the country. Surely one can google the Constitution of Malaysia and try to understand what it says. It’s been there for bloody solid 54 years. Elements in the Constitution had been discussed, debated and negotiated among local groups and with the British colonial Government for many years before independence. They were finally tabled in Parliament, discussed, debated and approved by the representatives of practically all the communities in the country.
The sensitive aspects of the Constitution that are protected by the Sedition Act cannot be raised or discussed as they would create ill feelings among the people. Questioning the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak under Article 153 would lead to counter-questioning the citizenship right of the non-Malays which was the consideration for having the Special Position enshrined in the Constitution. The Special Position of the Malays “has always been there since day one”, said the British Secretary (Minister) for Colonial Affairs when debating the Malaya Independence Bill in the British Parliament in 1956. They have always respected it since making first contact with this country – they dealt with the Malay Rulers. Google the British Hansard to get the details of the British Minister’s words.
Schools using other than Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction run contrary to Article 152 of the Constitution. No two-way about that. The Constitution says mother tongue (Mandarin is not even a mother tongue but is the official language of communist China) may be used only OTHER THAN FOR OFFICIAL PURPOSE. And schools are the official purpose of any country. Chinese schools have been exempted and exist until to day merely on the basis of such exemption. Where previously even the State Education Director could withdraw that exemption, the Education Act tabled by DS Najib when he was Education Minister took away that power from the Education Director and placed it in the hands of the Education Minister.
But the fact remains that Chinese schools are not consistent with Article 152 of the Constitution. Hence they should be merged with the Sekolah Kebangsaan. For reasons of national unity and the creation of a united and cohesive Bangsa Malaysia so necessary for lasting peace in this country.
I have no idea about constitution but I am not going to let the constituition to define my Malaysianness. I am born and breed in this country. Each and every part of my body comes from this mother land. This is my only home.
By the way, below is the definition of mother tongue:
1. (Linguistics) the language first learned by a child
2. (Linguistics) a language from which another has evolved
Source: Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
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Look at this bloke. Just look at the kind of mentality he has. “no idea about constitution,” said he, yet “not going to let the constituition to define my Malaysianness.” And he said he has been overseas.
He must have been a product of Chinese schools, isolating himself with the Dong Zong kind, not mixing with others to even know that there is such a thing as a Constitution. As such, how to expect the bloke to respect and abide by the Constitution of a country he claims his own? How then to assign to him the title of a citizen? He may have the citizenship certificate but can he really be regarded as a citizen when obviously not respecting the Constitution?
There’s really no place for a bloke like him in this country. The History subject made compulsory in schools with effect from 2013 must include knowledge about the Constitution, how it came about and what it means to every citizen in the country. So that in future there’ll be no more so-called citizens like this bloke.
Yet he claims to have been “born and breed in this country.” He doesn’t even know proper English, like Chinese schools products usually don’t. And he has the gall to claim that “Each and every part of my body comes from this mother land. This is my only home.” For Gawwwwd’s sake, if this is his only home, he jolly well should behave like he belongs to this home, follow the house rules, etiquette and manners. As provided by the Constitution.
That’s why for so long as such products of Chinese schools exist, it’d be very difficult for a united and cohesive Bangsa Malaysia to emerge. How can such a bloke be called Bangsa Malaysia. He doesn’t even know the Constitution and doesn’t appear to be bothered by it. I agree with what OverseasBumi said at 11:44 am above.
This bloke should really be googling about citizenship, what it means, what are the responsibilities of citizens, instead of wasting his time googling about mother tongue. Goodness gracious me.
PS: The word bloke has many meanings, both palatable and not quite palatable. What it is intended in the above is left to him to decide.
Yes james,..we will revise,..no,.. rewrite the constituition to fit u in,…no…maybe we just scrap it,..bcoz u don’t need one…..and this is your only home,…u only….
by the way,… i prefer my girlfriend’s tongue….
how v know james is from chinese school? or as usual, u people start playing the word by saying ‘so chinese school’? hahaha, pity.
Another definition of mother tongue:
1. One’s native language.
“2. A parent language.”
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Does the definition applied to Malaysiaans when you have load of different ethnicity? So now you are saying BM is not important? Even if in your own home land? I’m sorry but you are LAME.
If you want point out that SK education syllibus is poor, then fight for it to make it better. Why must only SJKC? Why not also SJKT? Discriminate much?
I think bagi kita yang ‘cerdik pandai’ akan cakap sistem pendidikan SK sangat teruk, lame etc. But then pernah terpikir tak berapa peratus keciciran setiap tahun di Malaysia. Tahu tak bahawa jika kita melihat betapa ramainya student yang dapat bnyk A setiap kali SPM, bahawasanya berkali ganda student yang tidak berjaya dan gagal? Memangla ada akan cakap kat kampung pun ramai cerdik pandai, but then how many percent? And how many time EM buat statement student luar bandar mendapat peratus kegagalan yg lebih tinggi?
Since you live in Kelantan/T’ganu, can pls share with us how you think students there coped with PPSMI? Thanks — Helen
Helen, Terengganu mungkin tidak mempunyai masalah jika kita melihat prestasi 5 tahun kebelakangan ini di mana Terengganu telah mengungguli carta sebagai negeri yang mengekalkan pencapaian terbaik UPSR, PMR, SPM dan STPM di Malaysia. W/pun begitu, adakah ia disebabkan PPSMI? Tidak. Ini kerana pencapaian pendidikan Terengganu meningkat dari setahun ke setahun dengan sekata sebelum mencapai dan mengekalkan kegemilangan walaupun PPSMI dijalankan. Bagaimana Terengganu tahan/betah dengan PPSMI? Sangat sukar tapi bertahan sebenarnya sebab keadaan memaksa. Tetapi saya mengambil contoh kampung saya (Bukit Besi), adik saya part time jadi guru bahasa inggeris untuk kelas tambahan seminggu 2x waktu malam. (belum lagi kelas tambahan subjek lain di waktu petang). Dia cakap sangat susah. Dah la guru2 BI pun tak cukup, student ramai, lepas tu kat kg ramai ibu bapa lower income tak berapa titikberat study anak2. That’s why mereka pilih around 30-40 students from each standard then ajar diorang kow2. Budak2 lain bukan dipinggirkan cuma agak kurang diberi perhatian sebab kdg2 mereka pun ponteng, lagi2 kalau parents jenis tak kesah. Rata2 di kg, sampai sekarang pun mak bapak tak tahu PPSMI tu alien atau binatang ape. Kalau mak bapak keje besar, belajar tinggi of course la diorang tau. Tapi rata2nya susah nak belajar dalam BI. terpaksalah cikgu2 kena terangkan dalam bm afterward. Ini realiti. Lebih2 lagi apabila orang Terengganu ada loghat special. Ckp orang putih pun ttp bunyi Terengganu jugak. hehehe. So ini menyumbangkan kepada faktor malu untuk cakap English. Bila malu, lagi susah nak ajar, sebab mereka cepat putus asa. Bayangkan kalau “barnacle” boleh dibaca as “barnakle” lepas tu saya gelakkan dia kuat2, bukan nak malukan dia tapi kelakar. hehehe. grammar jgn ckp la, mesti terabur. Jgn cakap Terengganu sahaja, Kelantan pun sama termasuk Kedah, Perlis, Sarawak dan Sabah mengalaminya sebab masalah loghat. Pandangan saya, PPSMI memang bagus. Tapi kita perlu implement dari sekolah rendah. jangan mula terus di peringkat menengah sebab dah jadi buluh dah pun, susah nak lentur.Pandangan saya daripada kapasiti SK/SM harian biasa. Kalau nak dibanding dengan SBP, MRSM dan sekolah premier, mungkin sukar sebab rata2nya mempunyai latar belakang pendidikan yg cemerlang (ttp masih ada juga yang macm saya yg agak slow nak belajar dalam BI. takes time sikit sebab cemerlang dari kg berbeza dgn cemerlang dari bandar.hehehe).
oh ya, kalau tak silap saya DJZ dulu pernah mintak English di-dwibahasakan dengan Mandarin instead of BM. Dan rasanya dibenarkan. Kiranya hal yg sama berlaku di SJKC yang ratanya2 ramai juga tak boleh cope dgn English.most my family members are teachers, and my aunt teaches BM in SJKC Chong Hwa. Reality; kalau BI pun paras2 leher, BM paras2 hidung. Mati segan, hidup tak mahu je.
PPSMI memang bagus. Tapi kalau sekadar berpandukan polls di FB yang mahukan PPSMI dijalankan, cube fikir ttg ini, 80% yang duduk di kampung tak mampu nak kejar orang bijak pandai mcm di bandar2. Ia bukan boleh dilaksana dan mendapat hasil dalam sekelip mata.
Sorry byk short form. Nak cepat.
p/s: In reality, can you readers accept Jamesloh as Malaysian when he didnt understand BM or speak BM? And if there is another cikgu insyah who yells at him to balik Tongsan, are you going to defend Jameloh? Then, what makes Jameloh a Malaysian if he didnt know BM? what makes jameloh a chinese malaysian rather than chinese singapore/thai/china other than showing his pasport?I read an article by Teo Kok Seong in Berita Harian how chinese should at least know how to communicate in BM pasar. You know, if you speak Bm, you are not less chinese or indian.
Thanks for sharing, Darlyn. Btw, I do like the East Coast dialect. My ex-boyfriend Kelantanese. — Helen
When they say “negotiate” it means “you must agree”, when they accuse, it “must be true”, when they are not choosen it is “bias”, when they are choosen it is “merit”, they will never “wrong”, because they are always the “best”, …..and it is not right to refer “they” to the chinese,…because i still believe, and hope my chinese friends….please….don’t let the “they” be the malaysian chinese….I am not talking about morality….. but the hatred….and what comes after that….
I sometimes wonder…really, really wonder why there are still non-malays who do not understand the main purpose of BAHASA MALAYSIA. If I asked my cats..they will know better cos I use BAHASA MALAYSIA to give commands to my cats. I use BAHASA MALAYSIA to call the coconut plucking monkeys too @ my kampung.
The malays of yesteryears wanted to communicate better with the arrivals of the chinese, indians, punjabis and hence they decided to install and SHARED Bahasa Malaysia as a common language for everyone. Those days, mana ada cikgu mengajar bahasa inggeris???
In China, Japan and Germany…economic powerhouses…. they use their own languages for everything and they are economic powerhouses.
No one is questioning what is in your heart if youre a loyal Malaysian or not…no one can see whats in your heart but if you take great pains to take BAHASA MALAYSIA seriously , learn and practise it.. it makes everything clearer and simpler.
I salute the chinese in Malacca, Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah….
theyre still chinese but its always nicer speaking BAHASA MALAYSIA with them.
If you feel that you become a melayu by speaking BAHASA MALAYSIA – there’s only one ward to describe you – BODOH!
Kalau melayu yang cakap macam ni mesti dicop rasist.. tapi kalau cina mintak, bukan rasist namanya.. saya dah muak dengan statement tu.. Dong Zhong adalah Rasist.. mana2 orang cina yang sokong tuntutan Dong Zhong adalah rasist dan wajib di dakwa atas akta hasutan..
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