In my previous posting, I reproduced excerpts from an FMT article penned by CT Ali.
I believe CT Ali deserves a reply, and I’m doing the honours below.
CT Ali’s questions / observations / statements in blue italics. My responses in normal black print.
- “Is it not time that the Chinese in Malaysia claim, at the very least, their right of abode in Malaysia?”
The Chinese choose not to live in Malay housing areas because they feel that the property value of the house or its resale price is not good where the majority of the residents are Malay. They feel that a Chinese neighbourhood makes for better investment in real estate.
- “The right to live and work in Malaysia without restriction? And their rights as citizens to be treated equally by our government?”
There is merit in this claim by CT Ali about restrictions on jobs opportunities for Chinese in the public sector as well as a glass ceiling. Personally I too feel that some government policies disadvantage and discriminate against the Chinese.
But then again, how many Chinese are keen on working as counter staff – say in the National Registration Department – and get berated and be subject to false accusations by difficult and demanding uber Malaysians like the Madame Speaker?
An interesting item to note statistically though: A Chinese applicant stands a better chance of being called for an interview to become a police inspector (because so few apply). Entry requirements for joining the police force are also eased for the Chinese.
- “And yet for as long as I can remember of the Chinese in Malaysia, they have been second to the Malays in everything, even in name.”
True, the Chinese invariably come second in the race box. However, if the Chinese were 55% of the population and the Malays 25%, then the order can be reversed … bisa diatur.
- “Now if the plight of the Chinese was like the plight of MH370, when all that is done to manage their plight is open to the scrutiny of the public, nay to the world via their media inquisition of Umno leaders – what will the world media ask our Umno-led government leaders about their treatment of the Chinese?”
What will the world media ask Umno leaders about their treatment of the Chinese? Hmmm. Can we time travel back to 1957?
Question for Umno leaders in 1957: Did the Malays whom your party represented agree to the giving of one million Merdeka citizenships to aliens who refused to learn to speak the national language, disdained the local culture, were hostile to Islam and sympathized with the communists who wanted to abolish the monarchy?
- “Will they go back to May 13 of 1969 and pick through the facts and the fallacies of what had happened then? Did Lim Kit Siang really do what Umno said he did? Who started the fracas that led to all the killings? The people or the politicians?”
Yes, why not? Let’s have an RCI on the role of Kit Siang and the DAP.
- “Were the police and the army acting under orders from their political masters when they did what they did – whether it was killing non-Malays or saving them from the Malay mob?”
Najib Razak should step up to the plate and vigorously defend his father’s reputation. The Dapster-evangelistas have treated Tun Razak’s good name as maliciously as they’re doing Rosmah’s.
- “And will not the world media hold Umno responsible for the massive migration of Chinese out of Malaysia to other parts of the world at a time when Malaysia has most need for their skills and business acumen?”
Shall we ask Hannah Yeoh in what way Umno was responsible for her attempted emigration to Tasmania, Australia? What skills and business acumen does Hannah possess that Malaysia is most in need of?
Has Hannah created a business that produces useful and beneficial goods, or has she established a bottling factory for Holy Water that makes its drinkers hate in copious amounts?
- “And will not the foreign media question these Umno leaders on the costs to Malaysia of these Chinese migration in terms of opportunities lost if Malaysia had been able to keep these people in Malaysia to assist in the development of the nation?”
“Opportunities lost” (??) … uh, okay.
Fewer of these people in Malaysia and the entertainment sector (nightclubs, bars and massage centres) will be stunted. The gambling industry will be crippled — illegal betting syndicates will not be operating and the casinos will not be sitting atop Genting Highlands. We would have fewer pimps, gengSTARs and Ah Longs.
Bribery will be curtailed and corruption contained.
China sits at No.80 in the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index.
Malaysia is at No.53.
Malaysia which is three-quarters non-Chinese is far less corrupt than China which is full of Chinese.
- “Will they not question Umno as to the wisdom of implementing an education system that actively isolate the Chinese young from any opportunity of getting a decent education in Malaysia and instead force them to seek education overseas? … Imagine how they will squirm and squeal as the world media question them on these irresponsible attempts at preventing the children of these Chinese from having the same education as what was available for the children of the Malays!”
Sure. What’s stopping the Chinese children from enjoying Sekolah Kebangsaan just like Malay children?
- “The Chinese can no longer turn the other cheek when threatened with rivers of blood in Chow Kit or acquiesce when asked to migrate.”
“Turning the other cheek” sounds like sheeple meek and mild. This is usually a popular description that the DAP evangelistas are fond of bestowing upon themselves — “peaceful”, “peace-loving”, loving the peace.
Why in the world would anyone want to threaten “rivers of blood” on such a meek, mild, peaceful and loving group of people? There seems to be a miscommunication here.
- “It is time that the Chinese gather the critical mass within themselves that will make them into a force to be reckoned with not only by this BN government but also by any government that is in Putrajaya.”
As readers of this blog have already commented, e.g. Amir Yahya @ 2014/04/15 at 7:04 pm, the Chinese had critical-massed on 5 May 2013, convulsed into a force of tsunamic proportions and hit Umno with their best shot.
Umno was stirred and shaken but still left standing.
Now imagine if Umno were to shed its Paling Tidak Apa attitude…