“The Malay psyche appears simple in essence and yet it is complex in fathoming. A non-Malay, who has only a superficial relationship with a Malay, can easily fall into the trap of taking the Malay for granted.” – Dr Ismail Noor and Muhammad Azaham Wahab (The Malays Par Excellence … Warts and All, p.19)
Hannah: “Move forward with us”
Well, Hannah Yeoh can’t possibly be that non-Malay who has only a superficial relationship with Malays and easily falling into the trap of taking the Malay for granted, can she? After all, she is so steeped in Malay community life that she practically camps in the mosques decked out in her tudung litup (below).
Recently on the eve of the May 13 anniversary, Hannah took a potshot at communal parties and the BN’s rural voters who are still subscribing to race-based politics. She said they “were “pathetic”, “backward thinking” and “not capable of reforms”.
She also urged the pathetic and backward thinking BN folks to “move forward” with the DAP. See @hannahyeoh tweet below a couple of days ago
BELOW: Earlier tweets by Hannah as to which are the “race-based” and “racist” parties deserving her contempt, i.e. MCA, Umno, MIC and Perkasa
BN idiots are depressing the Firsters
Hannah was responding to a Malaysian Insider story on Paul Low, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who held the view that “race-based politics is unavoidable” because – as the TMI headline puts it – “people still want race-based politics” (Note: Beware of spin by the portal).
Hannah scolded the Minister, “Please don’t waste time trying to change from within BN. They changed u instead. What a disappointment!”
TMI had quoted Paul Low as saying, “The last election had shown that race and religion in the rural areas key factors behind the support for the government in power today”. The Minister in the PM’s Dept was speaking at a ‘Moderation’ forum alongside former Selangor Deputy Speaker Nik Nazmi and J-Star personality Niki Cheong.
BELOW: Niki Cheong in the J-Star ‘Moderation’ advertisement and his tweet on how the AG is an “just an idiot” (name-calling typical of the Malaysian Firsters who invariably think other people are stupid)
Hannah’s ‘Malaysian First’ mindset
Niki Cheong’s tagline is: “Are we wrong in wanting a better Malaysia, even if it differs from what some of us think it should be?”
Niki evidently thinks that the Malaysia we have presently is not good enough and needs ‘UBAH’ to make it “better”, and the ideal shape of the country changed to suit the taste of the ‘moderates’.
Niki told the forum he is “depressed” with the situation now.
Similarly slagging “race-based parties”
Also responding to Paul Low is Genie Lim who said the minister “represents the Barisan Nasional government’s view”.
In her letter to the editor of the pro-opposition media, Genie Lim wrote, “Barisan Nasional’s mono-ethnic or race-based parties are to be blamed for racial politics, not the people”. She accused Umno and MCA of playing “the race card to instill fear, hatred and insecurity within their respective communities”.
Again, note how the Pakatan people are always accusing stupid BN people of fear-mongering and instilling hatred. Genie Lim also alleged that Utusan‘s ‘Apa lagi Cina mahu?’ news headline is an example of the Umno media engineering racial polarization.
Genie Lim is assistant research director of Institut Rakyat, by the way.
From the colours of its logo, you can easily guess which political party is funding this so-called ‘Institut Rakyat’. But if you have a doubt, sitting on its board of directors are Wan Azizah and former PKR vice-president Syed Husin Ali.
The Genie comes from the PKR bottle
Below is the office address of Institut Rakyat:
A-1-09, Merchant Square
Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1
47410 Petaling Jaya
Below is the address of the PKR headquarters:
A-1-09, Merchant Square
Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1
47410 Petaling Jaya
So when you see commentary by research directors such as Genie Lim and fellows of This and That institute (the Penang Institute, for example, whose CEO is Zairil Khir Johari), then you ought to take their views with bags full of salt.
The problem with the clueless BN communication apparatus is that they fail to alert the public to this kind of chameleon guises and masquerades by the slick Pakatan propaganda machine.
And despite all that money poured into the BN cyber warfare, the ordinary BN supporters are constantly terrorized online by the Dapsters and evangelistas who harass and portray us as racist, extremist, bigots and “hate-spewing, divisive, race-obsessed ignoramuses”.
If the BN central command still fails to register how weary BN supporters are of being left to the mercy of the rabid and feral Pakatan strike squads, then the BN had better prepare to vacate Putrajaya by GE14 because you’re not getting our votes. BN be warned!
M’sian Firsters love their neighbours regardless of race or religion
According to Genie Lim of PKR’s Institut Rakyat, Malaysians have rejected race-based politics and this is indicated by Pakatan receiving the popular vote in GE13. She repeated the opposition mantra that “Malaysian voters want political parties who take care of all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion”.
The Firster hogwash is being fed to the public by the troughs. According to their storyline, BN is Evil (racist) while Pakatan is Good (colour blind)
BELOW: The new generation Chinese of City Harvest Church Subang Jaya with their eyes all closed
Politicians like Hannah Yeoh (see above) are most disdainful of the BN’s 1Malaysia – see her tweet above. I hope the BN chairman will just stop his promotion of 1Malaysia from now on.
What sparked May 13?
Dr Goh Cheng Teik was formerly an academic and then a politician (Deputy Minister). His first degree is from Harvard and his PhD from Leiden University. Below is what he wrote about the May 13 race riots.
“The mass amok which took place in Kuala Lumpur on 13 May has its origins in the perceived change in the ethnic configuration of power and the resultant sense of anxiety and alarm discussed above. The insults and abuse hurled at Umno and the Malays by unruly Opposition activists and sympathizers during the post-election processions acted upon this insecure state of mind and led to an overflow of racial emotion. The timing and location of the first fatal incidents were not coincidental.
“The mass violence broke out within the vicinity of the Selangor Menteri Besar’s house at about 6 p.m. on 13 May, approximately sixty hours after the last result in the state of Selangor was declared. The Selangor results had evoked feelings of anger, frustration and anxiety within the local Umno branches. Anger was stirred up by the perceived pattern of voting in the state. While the Malays rejected the ‘extremist’ PAS and solidly supported Umno as evidenced by Umno’s loss of only 1 out of 13 seats, the Chinese and Indian voters rejected MCA and MIC and flocked to the ‘extremist’ Opposition parties.” – Goh Cheng Teik, The May Thirteenth Incident and Democracy in Malaysia, p.18
Dr Mahathir on the 10 May 1969 polls: “The Opposition parties were jubilant and did not hide it. They behaved as if they had won the General Election.”
Tun: “the DAP incited Chinese chauvinism”
The Pakatan narrative is that race relations on the ground in the 1950s and 60s was hunky-dory and it was only the wicked politicians from the race-based parties who stoked the fires of Malay racism.
Needless to say, Pakatan Firsters are peddling Kool-Aid.
Dr Mahathir has a different recollection of May 13. Recounting the race riots in his memoir A Doctor in the House (p.197), he wrote:
“Many non-Malays who predominated in the crowd made rude remarks and gestures. They taunted the Kampung Baru Malays with cries such as ‘Melayu balik kampung’ and ‘This is our country now’.”
The clash was waiting to happen. The Times (of London) had penned an editorial in conjunction with the printing of the Malayan constitution two months before Merdeka was declared. On 2 July 1957, the venerable British newspaper said:
“… one need only look at the Constitution and the latest amendments incorporated to be reminded how great is the divide between the Malays and the Chinese.”
“When Malaysia achieved independence in 1957, many predicted that the country would never be stable,” wrote Dr Mahathir in his 1998 book The Way Forward.
In his speech at the Umno general assembly on 11 May 2000, Dr M recalled, “In 1969, racial riots erupted, something which had been predicted by foreign observers”. He reiterated the same idea in A Doctor in the House, writing, “Foreign observers had repeatedly predicted that the Chinese and Malays would not be able to live together”.
Tun Razak: “[Opposition] went on a rampage of insults and obscenities”
On 11-12 May 1969, the DAP and Gerakan “held noisy, racially provocative and intimidating” victory parades which splintered into smaller processions without police permits, according to the National Operations Council (Mageran) report.
Tunku Abdul Rahman, in his retrospective May 13: Before and After talked about how the opposition supporters had been “throwing insults at the Malays” by telling them that the sailing boat, which is the symbol of the Alliance, is already sunk.
Reviewing the flow of events in May 1969, Tun Razak observed:
“The Opposition parties were returned with a few additional seats. This unexpected success on their part unfortunately made some of them lose all sense of proportion, and their members and supporters went on a rampage of insults and obscenities. What started as political activity was allowed to deteriorate into race-baiting.” (Source: NOC White Paper)
The DAP was registered as a political party in 1966. The election of May 1969 was the first time that it took part in the electoral process. “Claps, claps, claps”
Tunku: Saving our nation from a bloodbath
In 1964 as a precursor of things to come, the Sino-Malay riots of July and September left three dozen people dead in Singapore – see, Singapore Infopedia.
Tunku Abdul Rahman went on record as follows:
“When facing this dilemma, I found that only two choices lay before me. One, take positive action against Mr Lee Kuan Yew; and, two, break with Singapore and save the nation from a bloodbath. So I chose the second course. ‘ (Source: Leon Comber, Google Books)
A few years later in May 1969, dead bodies floated in the Klang River. Is it true that before that eruption of pent-up feelings, Malays and Chinese had a friendly relationship as the Firsters keep insisting?
Actually, rivers literally ran red too where the corpses floated during the post-World War Two interregnum, i.e. the weeks following the Japanese surrender and before the British return. One score years before May 13, there was an even more serious Sino-Malay conflict that took more lives.
- 1945/6: Batu Pahat, Johor
massive killings in Parit Gumong, Parit Kecil and Parit Kali (link here)
Ref. Kiyai Salleh and Tentera Selempang Merah
- Nov 1945: Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
40 Chinese dead (link here)
- Dec 1945: Teluk Anson, Perak
4 Malays killed, 14 injured (link here)
- Feb 1946: Batu Malim, Raub, Pahang
30 Chinese killed, 16 injured (link here)
— newspaper cutting below
- Mac 1946: Bekor, Kuala Kangsar, Perak
56 Malays dead (link here)
Click 2x to enlarge
British authorities: Chinese a “foreign race which is largely unassimilable”
During the height of the kalimah ‘Allah’ dispute, Tun Daim cautioned that if the Chinese are still unable to understand Malay-Muslim sensitivities, “they will be sorely mistaken when push comes to shove”.
In 1931, the Chinese population was almost 2-and-½ times that of the Malay population in Penang, Malacca and Singapore. In the following year, the Straits Settlements annual departmental report (1932) said:
“It is questionable whether such a preponderance of any foreign race which is largely unassimilable and which retains its own customs and language is in the interests … of the people of the country”.
Fast forward to 2015 and we have Hannah Yeoh dissing BN people as “pathetic”, “backward thinking” and “not capable of reforms”.
BELOW: Malaysian Chinese students give thumbs down to the national flag
Tun: Chinese want privileges of citizenship but unwilling to shoulder responsibilities
The May 13 riots should not have caught any of the BN leaders unawares. Dr Mahathir acknowledged, “Trouble had long been brewing and some of us had seen it coming” (A Doctor in the House).
“In the two years leading to the 1969 General Election, antagonism between Malays and Chinese had risen sharply,” wrote Dr M in his autobiography.
We can imagine the provocation and the kind of things that were said in 1969, and how supporters of the government were put on the back foot by the aggressive opposition. “On their part, the Malays became emotional and argued their case poorly,” said Dr M in his book Doctor.
“Although the Malays are the masters of political nuance, ironically, in argument, they often lack subtlety and emphasise the wrong things,” he added. “The general feeling on the ground was that while the Chinese wanted the privileges of citizenship, they were unwilling to shoulder the responsibilities.”
The feeling was also reminiscent of ground sentiments elsewhere that anti-Chinese riots had occurred. Even though there was general anger in the local community, said Dr M, “Malays outside the city did not condemn the riots”.
33 thoughts on “Hannah Yeoh: BN’s “pathetic” people with their “backward thinking””
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) was founded in 1949. Through many of its early years there were tremendous social upheavals which culminated in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) during which, Islam, like all religions including traditional Chinese religion, was persecuted by the atheist Red Guards who were encouraged to smash “the Four Olds”: (1) Old Customs (2) Old Culture (3) Old Habits, and (4) Old Ideas. Thus, traditional Chinese Confucian and Buddhist temples, monasteries, churches and mosques were all attacked and their religious adherents were humiliated and harmed.
In fact, the Cultural Revolution was absolutely a political innovation of Mao Tse Tung to regain the allegiance of the masses after the Chinese people – subjected to Mao’s megalomaniac “Great Leap Forward” project between 1958 and 1961 – had undergone a horrific famine in China resulting in tens of millions of deaths.
Lim Chin Peng as head of the Communist Party of Malaya had sought refuge in Red China from 1959 to 1989. He was therefore fully in agreement with Mao, his mentor and revolutionary idol. Chin Peng was influencing events and the Chinese in Malaya throughout the tumultuous years of our early nationhood. Undoubtedly, Maoist chauvinism had largely invaded the traumatic psychology of the people in the post-war years as the communists drove the Kuomintang (Republic of China) forces of Chiang Kai Shek into little Taiwan Island – who are the repositories of Chinese civilizational culture.
These historical facts must be taken into account when we speak about the development of Chinese versus Malay racial relations and their occasional conflicts in Malaysia. As long as our local politicians will reaffirm the values and actions of Chin Peng as representative of Chinese aspirations for that long a time will everyone be deluded about the nature of the emergent problems in our multi-racial society. Chin Peng’s Maoist ideology and rapture evangelism have no apparent commonalities but the DAP stalwarts have produced a truly original syncretism. Like all syncretic movements which are unsupported by rational and philosophically sound foundations, it is undependable.
This kind of statements of a mother who conceived 2 daughters , 1 indian & 1 chinese and uses her daughters for her political mileage.
Now that is what you call pathetic !!!
As always her dumbness shines as always.
spot on. bravo.
re: [We can imagine the provocation and the kind of things that were said in 1969, and how supporters of the government were put on the back foot by the aggressive opposition. “On their part, the Malays became emotional and argued their case poorly,” said Dr M in his book Doctor. “Although the Malays are the masters of political nuance, ironically, in argument, they often lack subtlety and emphasise the wrong things,” he added. “The general feeling on the ground was that while the Chinese wanted the privileges of citizenship, they were unwilling to shoulder the responsibilities.]
“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would follow a guide to hidden treasure.”
– Shakyamuni Buddha
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment … If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.”
– Lao Tzu
Forward thinking, Hannah???
English punya url boleh ke Helen, since Bahasa Melayu punya tak kosher for you??
Tak leh juga.
Haiya Helen, some Malaysians think itu aksi forward thinking maa…kalau tak percaya tanya HH, ACDC, and Rithmatist! Dia orang malah maa, kalau kerajaan ambil tindakan, kata itu curbing freedom other Malaysians wor!!!
Off topic lah for you to link it to the Madame.
I thought you liberal maa Helen, no meh? But seriously ada orang fikir itu ‘forward thinking’ wor, cer baca komen kat sosial media?
The issue is linking it (your url) to HY’s accusation that BN supporters are backward thinking. Don’t think we should be doing that, making such a connection.
I rarely read social media unless the Facebookers, such as Lim Sian See for example, are highlighted and quoted in the political blogs. I read a few Twitter personalities over the Internet.
Sebab itu lah kan bagus kalau kita open untuk diskusi, no?
Don’t worry with all her ramblings.. she’s very dellusional zaman2 kecik pasti suffered fm severe inferiority complex. Kalau tengok ‘the beautiful minds’ lebih kurang penyakit sama, dok moghoyan sendiri.
No wonder her citizenship was denied. The MatSalleh must have noticed these hidden qualities in her, cepat2 reject.
You mean her PR application was denied. Yup, she’s a reject item.
Hanya evangelista Jersubang hok pungut dan julang. And to make up for the inferiority complex, she has to keep calling other people “low class”.
Serious Cik Helen. This obsession and sikap pandang rendah tak renti dok label oghang lain ‘RACIST’, ‘LOW CLASS’, ‘KORUPT’, ‘BACKWARD THINKING’ sebenarnya adalah penyakit mental. Sebenarnya dia dihantui oleh bayang2 sendiri… payah nak diubati.
Mental illness is something our Goverment should look into seriously… ada asalnya dari keturunan, semulajadi atau sabit trauma pengalaman hidup individu. Tambah pula sekarang ni, cuaca panas, GST, work stress dll, wire dalam otak mudah shirt circuit.
Besides ‘beautiful minds’ another kdrama ‘its okay thats love’ will give you an idea how these ordinary ‘sick’ people lead their daily lives.
Penyakit ini kat Malaysia dipanggil penyakit ‘Gila’. Kalau kat kampung ramai will claim kena buatan ilmu hitam.
“The insults and abuse hurled at Umno and the Malays by unruly Opposition activists and sympathizers during the post-election processions acted upon this insecure state of mind and led to an overflow of racial emotion.”
Never let it be said that people can’t learn from history. Dapsters have learned their lesson. They got smart. See how they are attacking Umno and BN with their ABU and UBAH. They keep their thoughts on the Malay race itself on the quiet, although of course once in a while they do surface.
With all the problems that Umno is facing now, you can see how fragmented the Malays are. So maybe we will not come to another May13 if BN loses and I’m sure the Dapsters have learned how to make the Malays toe the line.
re: “They keep their thoughts on the Malay race itself on the quiet, although of course once in a while they do surface.”
It shows in other ways, such as the contempt for bahasa Melayu and the likening of Malays to Isis, Taliban and other Islamic movements.
The traditional Malay understanding and practice of the blessed Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.) religion – the “Followers of Prophetic Tradition and the Consensus of the Scholars” (ahl sunnah wal jamaah) – is unlike and different from the beliefs and behaviours of the Islamic State army. Learned Islamic scholars have studied and pronounced their legal decisions according to the established Shariah, as to the radical initiatives of ISIS :
1) It is forbidden in Islam to issue fatwas without all the necessary learning requirements. Even then fatwas must follow Islamic legal theory as defined in the Classical texts. It is also forbidden to cite a portion of a verse from the Qur’an – or part of a verse – to derive a ruling without looking at everything that the Qur’an and Hadith teach related to that matter. In other words, there are strict subjective and objective prerequisites for fatwas, and one cannot ‘cherry-pick’ Qur’anic verses for legal arguments without considering the entire Qur’an and Hadith.
2) It is forbidden in Islam to issue legal rulings about anything without mastery of the Arabic language.
3) It is forbidden in Islam to oversimplify Shari’ah matters and ignore established Islamic sciences.
4) It is permissible in Islam [for scholars] to differ on any matter, except those fundamentals of religion that all Muslims must know.
5) It is forbidden in Islam to ignore the reality of contemporary times when deriving legal rulings.
6) It is forbidden in Islam to kill the innocent.
7) It is forbidden in Islam to kill emissaries, ambassadors, and diplomats; hence it is forbidden to kill journalists and aid workers.
8) Jihad in Islam is defensive war. It is not permissible without the right cause, the right purpose and without the right rules of conduct.
9) It is forbidden in Islam to declare people non-Muslim unless he (or she) openly declares disbelief.
10) It is forbidden in Islam to harm or mistreat—in any way—Christians or any ‘People of the Scripture’.
11) It is obligatory to consider Yazidis as People of the Scripture.
12)The re-introduction of slavery is forbidden in Islam. It was abolished by universal consensus.
13) It is forbidden in Islam to force people to convert.
14) It is forbidden in Islam to deny women their rights.
15) It is forbidden in Islam to deny children their rights.
16) It is forbidden in Islam to enact legal punishments (hudud ) without following the correct procedures that ensure justice and mercy.
17) It is forbidden in Islam to torture people.
18) It is forbidden in Islam to disfigure the dead.
19) It is forbidden in Islam to attribute evil acts to God.
20) It is forbidden in Islam to destroy the graves and shrines of Prophets and Companions.
21) Armed insurrection is forbidden in Islam for any reason other than clear disbelief by the ruler and not allowing people to pray.
22) It is forbidden in Islam to declare a caliphate without consensus from all Muslims.
23) Loyalty to one’s nation is permissible in Islam.
24) After the death of the Prophet, Islam does not require anyone to emigrate anywhere.
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil ‘alameen
Ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Maaliki Yaumid Deen
Iyyaaka na’abudu wa iyyaaka nasta’een
Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
Siraatal ladheena an ‘amta’ alaihim
Ghairil maghduubi’ alaihim waladaaleen
In the name of God, the Infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.
Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.
The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Judgement.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.
Guide us on the straight path,
the path of those who have obtained your grace;
not the path of those who have brought down Your wrath, nor of those who wander astray.
Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, world-renowned traditional Muslim scholar from Mauritania in conversation with Channel News Asia:
60% malay, 30% Chinese, 10% others. Thus we apply this formula on every residential, office, industry, commercial and government sector. Would this be forward thinking or just wishful thinking?
Haha. You very funny la.
Just take a look at education. We tried that ratio, didn’t we? But cannot la. When we do that we push aside meritocracy. Not fair, you know?
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Since you bring this up, how do you see her tweet?
Stuff that is so profound she or anyone on the planet could understand
She talking about the Rohingyas? Ya lah that Rohingya issue, that’s real discrimination at the state level. I agree with Madam lah, not their fault they are born Rohingya.
Madame seems to have a problem that she was born Chinese and her daughters not born Anak Malaysia.
My bad. I thought since she considered herself forward thinking she’s got ideas to resolve the born stateless problem like the Rohingyas or the children of PATIs who are left behind in Malaysia. I didn’t realise her children’s problems are on par with that of the Rohingyas.
Rohingyas are one thing.
But this woman talking about the refugees has clearly herself been unclear on the concept of Race and citizenship. And with these Bangsa Anak Malaysia, the rest of us risk being stamped “racist” at every turn.
Anyway, I’ve put up a poll. See, https://helenang.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/haruskah-pelarian-rohingya-dibenar-untuk-menetap-di-sini/
That tweet on “Rohingyaproblem=MyAnakMalaysia children problem” would surely put HY at the top of the “stupidest” list. (And btw grammar police would jump up and down over that word, stupidest.)
The Firsters should think deeper about ethnicity and nationhood.
I got the self-identification list below from Syed Akbar Ali’s blog posting of 14 May 2015.
Very sporting of SAA to self-identify himself as “mamak original”, considering how the mamaks are the DAP’s No.1 target of hate.
I’m mildly surprised that Firdaus Abdullah aka blogger Apanama self-identified as “Malaysian Indian” which would grammatically emphasize an Indian who is Malaysian (more so than a Malaysian who is Indian). I’d think he would be able to cross over to the Bumiputera category should he want. Anyway – kudos to him.
“Apple green” is the shade of green colour while “apple red” more rarely used.
Nationality can change but ethnicity can’t. So Malaysian Indian is giving emphasis to (Indian) person who holds Malaysian nationality (it could be changed to Australian nationality or Canadian nationality, etc).
A. Kadir Jasin’s “mungkin Siam” is cute.
Sakmongkol self identifies as “Siam-Minangkabau”.
Only the Firsters are real screwed up and so desperate to ‘ethnic cleanse’ away their Chinese and Indian descent. Really delusional people! Hannah Yeoh is sick.
Meritocracy is equivalent to ethnictocracy. Has and always been practiced which will only pose more problem in our society…
Boss dia pulak
Why is @hannahyeoh tagged in the discussion?
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