This morning I blogged ‘Bitter and resentful M’sians should emigrate‘.
I’m not against emigration to Singapore, Western countries or elsewhere. If it makes the emigre happier and provides him a chance for a better life, then by all means bon voyage and may he have success.
When I was in primary school, every annual term would see one or two Chinese classmates not returning to class because they have migrated – mostly to Australia and some to New Zealand or England – with their families.
After Form 5, more of my Chinese classmates left Malaysia to further their studies. Some married Caucasian men and stayed put abroad.
I do not deride a Malaysian’s choice to leave the country of his birth.
What I’m against is the hypocrisy of Hannah Yeoh who discouraged young people from emigrating only after her own application for Australian PR was rejected – see Hippocrite Hannah’s tweet above, “Don’t change ur country, change ur govt!”.
My views a decade ago
On 24 Aug 2004 – that’s ten years (+one month) ago – I wrote a letter to the editor that was published in Malaysiakini. The portal titled it ‘Emigrate? But what about the doggie?‘ (Yeah, I’ve always been a dog lover.)
In my letter (see screenshot below), I aired some of the common gripes held by the non-Malays, non-Muslims in Malaysia:
“church … cramped shoplot rented in a commercial block”, “Taoist ‘temples’ located inside suburban houses and Hindu shrines sitting under a tree” compared with “funding [for] spanking new mosques everywhere”, “children would not be offered decent seats in local public universities”, “JPA scholarships [little] chance”, “Ah Chong the mechanic now working in Singapore or the girl-next-door selling Omega Trend products”, i.e. poor job prospects for the Chinese youth, “the tyranny of … state institutions”
So there you have it – above – the most biting of my complaints in mid-2004 about the discrimination against Chinese and our implied second-class status.
I concluded my lengthy letter by saying, “for individuals contemplating the move, it’s an extremely hard decision to take with an even more heartbreaking price to pay”.
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How far have things changed? You go figure
What has changed since then of my laundry list of woes?
After the passage of 10 years, some churches are still in shoplots while others have gone lavish mega, Taoist temples are off the radar, Hindu shrines/temples raise the ire of Malay Muslims once in a blue moon, public uni entry is not so much in demand anymore with the alternative option of private colleges, JPA scholarship situation has improved for the Chinese since Ah Jib Gor took over as PM while job prospects are not so bright for all school leavers regardless of race.
And as for “the tyranny of … state institutions”, the JPJ is so wicked and evil to deprive its visitors their inalienable human rights of wearing skirt above the knee.
Two times oppo, one time ruling party
In 2004, the year I penned the letter, I voted for the opposition DAP. In 2008, I voted DAP too.
I’d have voted DAP as well in 1999 if the Election Commission had processed my registration on time. I was among 650,000 new voters who were disenfranchised by the EC.
Conventional wisdom is that young voters are usually likely to be anti-establishment. Was that why the EC was delayed approving our applications and causing us to miss the chance to vote in GE10?
So I voted oppo twice (GE11 & GE12) or thrice if you count intent (hasrat tak kesampaian in 1999). And I’ve voted BN once – in GE13.
I began changing my mind from 2009 onwards and switched my vote in 2013. From my first distancing away from the opposition up till today is a total of seven years.
The Dapster family – a ruthless mafia
The reasons for my disillusionment with the opposition is multi-faceted but I’ll pick three main ones.
At around the time that the Kg Buah Pala villagers in Penang were being evicted by Guan Eng’s developer crony, I was friends with Hindraf.
One of the Ponnusamy brothers – not Waytha Moorthy, and not Uthaya Kumar but a lesser known sibling Chandra Sekaran – held me hostage and tried his darndest to coerce me into taking an interest in the issue.
He was on the ground in Kg Buah Pala when they demolished the KBP houses in September 2009.
BELOW: Reader’s comment in Lim Kit Siang’s blog on Kg Buah Pala
Another Hindraf leader, N. Ganesan whom I respect, was also involved in the negotiations on behalf of the Indians to try and save the homes.
My eyes began to be opened to the DAP’s capitalism and cold-blooded politics of expediency. And lies hoodwinking its supporters that the party is colour blind and beyond creed. The truth is DAP treats poor Indians like shit.
I saw what a fraud Papa Dapster Guan Eng was when he preached his anti-racism and “we’re all Malaysian First brothers and sisters” crap.
You can search my blog. Some of my earlier blog articles related to Indian matters are filed under the category tag ‘DAP mengkhianati kaum India’.
I don’t have to elaborate on the sneakiness of Mama Dapster Hannah Yeoh.
Suffice to say, I broke away from the Haris Ibrahim gang because I do not see eye to eye with the Anak Bangsa Malaysia that they were pushing.
It was also appropriate that the Sin Chew columnist Lim Fang recently alluded to Hannah Yeoh as a pengkhianat bangsa.
Hannah is so manipulative and sneaky.
She attempted to divert her tudung-wearing controversy as “respecting Islam” when in reality she was criticized for her hypocrisy and political opportunism.
How adroitly she turned on her critic and demonized him as a Chinese extremist and sicced her fanatical followers on him.
Some of my blog articles related to Chinese matters are filed under the category tag ‘DAP mengkhianati kaum Cina’.
I started to be disenchanted with Grandpapa Dapster Lim Kit Siang for much of the same reasons that he is hated by so many Malays, especially the older generation.
The DAP is all sugar coat and honeyed tongue about a united and harmonious Malaysian race when they just want to take advantage of the Malays.
I’m open minded, analytical and objective. Hence in the case of the tussle over the ‘Allah’ word, I side with the Muslims … because it’s logic – Allah is the God of Islam (even this the evangelistas want to tegakkan benang basah dan tipu).
I do not have any of the guile of the evangelical Christians who are attempting hirabah (highway robbery) of the ‘Allah’ word while at the same time tricking the Muslims that they want to build bridges to erect peace and love. What bullshit. And PAS swallowed it until recently terkena batang hidung baru tahu.
It’s not surprising that some of my blog articles are filed under the category tag ‘DAP mengkhianati kaum Melayu’.
Hannah Yeoh tidak akan dikurniakan hidayah
You have to wonder why it is that despite the close proximity to mosque goers all these years, Hannah Yeoh is not bestowed the light from Allah so that she will embrace Islam.
In my humble opinion, it is because she is a munafiq.
Allah is all knowing.
I believe the PAS operatives who used to slander me back in those years when PAS and DAP were still in their honeymoon phase dah insaf and have realised, belatedly, that I was correct in my warnings about the evangelistas occupying the mosques.
Oh well, haters gonna hate
The Dapsters and the evangelistas in their greed for Putrajaya, needless to say, consider me as their Public Enemy.
Unlike the PAS operatives and supporters, I do not reckon that the DAP J-Juice drunkards will come to their senses. They are unable to see why a Chinese should refuse to support the DAP.
In their communal mindset (for all that they profess Malaysian Firstness and Anak Malaysia), any Chinese who does not back the DAP to the hilt with the same fervour that they do must be a race traitor. (And these people loudly proclaim themselves to be ‘Beyond Race’ – the irony).
There is not a single day that passes without an outpouring of their hatred. Bosan dan menyampah! This morning, the Dapster evangelistas raged at Perkasa sec-gen Syed Hassan Syed Ali. This evening they raged at Ridhuan Tee. It’s very ugly.
They will never make peace with the fact that this is a Muslim country.
I don’t support BN blindly and nor do I agree with everything that the BN does. But between the two coalitions, I sure as hell don’t want to see the one led by the DAP come to federal power. And that’s that.
26 thoughts on “My seven-year journey and Allah withholding His grace from Hannah Yeoh”
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Semoga Allah SWT merahmati anda Helen.
Speak the truth eventhough its painful. Muslim or not let Allah decides. Its not Melayu’s job or others. Its in yourself. Your heart.
Those hypocrites, really, not in Al Quran. They are the worst enemies and similarly the munafiks in Islam. Allah hates them. Why must not we ?
” Allah hates them. Why must not we ?”
That’s truly a scary belief system. It’s no wonder there’s so many hate groups and terror groups in Islam. Not saying that all Muslims buy into this, but clearly a few do. Basic philosophy alone is enough to debunk the myth that God hates. It’s actually an absurd and illogical thought.
Hate is a strong word. Whatever happened to the Most Gracious Most Merciful that’s in the phrase Muslims recite day in day out?
Thanks Helen. I know understand your political position better.
However, I feel you should be more careful to separate those politicos who exploit the sentiments of Christians including evangelical Christians for their political ends from the rest of the Christian community, whether Catholic or Protestant.
You also come across as having a personal vendetta against Hannah Yeoh, instead of opposing her political methods.
You need to be clearer on this distinction or else you end up unwittingly turning Muslims against all Christians which contributes towards polarisation, which I am sure is not your intention.
On another note, when I read the comments in Lim Kit Siang’s blog referred to above, I do not see a Malaysian Malaysia attitude in most of them but rather anti-Indian sentiment.
I believe that the Penang state government should have offered the Kg. Buah Pala community an alternative site to continue with their communal lifestyle, not double storey houses as compensation, since this breaks up the community.
My theory about why there reportedly are many social problems such as gangsterism amongst Indians in Malaysia, especially Tamils, is because many have been displaced from the estates, hence alienated from their community.
Such social problems have been observed amongst working class people in Britain who were moved from their albeit run down brick homes along the streets and moved into council flats. This was also told to me by the daughter of my working class Irish friend who lived in such run down accommodation in an industrial city in the north west of England.
This was back in the 1970s and when I visited that city in the late 1990s, their run down home was gone.
Similar problems have been observed when Orang Asli are displaced from their traditional communities lifestyle.
Also, the DAP are not “communist” but more like radical liberals for whom if you are not with them, then you are against them.
Also they do not show any of their claimed “democratic socialism” in their practices in places like Penang but rather very much neo-liberal capitalist policies and attitudes on matters of affordable housing and with regards preservation of the ecology, especially in Penang.
That is not to say that the previous BN was any better but that the formerly Pakatan government of Penang was not very different.
That said, there are still are some sincere people within the DAP such as Charles Santiago, Rajiv Rishyakaran, the late Karpal Singh’s sons and some others.
re: “However, I feel you should be more careful to separate those politicos who exploit the sentiments of Christians including evangelical Christians for their political ends from the rest of the Christian community, whether Catholic or Protestant.”
Churches and the pastors in the peninsula have been sucked into the vortex and they’ve become overtly political. They organized Bersih participation for the flock.
A next danger is that the DAP evangelistas have crossed the South China Sea to contaminate the Christians in Borneo through their Impian Sabah and Impian Sarawak game plan. What if the Christians also go the 90 percent way ala the Chinese?
The brainwashing by the DAP is not something Umno is equipped to combat since Muslims keep their distance from activities of the cross. So it’s like the playing field is thrown wide open for the DAP to reap dividends.
The Sabah & Sarawak native parties may not be up to standing against the DAP juggernaut. Even the MCA lost almost all the Chinese to the DAP despite being the owner of the most influential media conglomerate in Malaysia.
Or it could perhaps be due to the influence exerted by the backstabbing J-Star in favour of the evangelistas that MCA lost 90 percent of the Chinese. At this juncture, BN is simply better off without MCA just like PAS is better off without the Anwarinas. Clean lines and not hampered by thorns in the flesh.
re: “You also come across as having a personal vendetta against Hannah Yeoh, instead of opposing her political methods.”
Hard to separate the Face of Evangelism from their political methods. The methods grow organically from the cult personality. It’s like how Hitler and his thoughts and his personality traits are intricately embedded into the fascist ideology of the Nazi movement.
As for Hannah, she represents the ugliness of DAP 2.0. The party prior to the influx of the evangelistas was not under the thumb of Christian triumphalism. Like Shamshul Anuar likes to remind us, this is a surefire guarantee of a collision with the Islamists.
“The Sabah & Sarawak native parties may not be up to standing against the DAP juggernaut. Even the MCA lost almost all the Chinese to the DAP despite being the owner of the most influential media conglomerate in Malaysia.”
Well, Taib still won despite all that and with Radio Free Sarawak trying to turn them against him.
I understand that Taib allowed Christians in Sarawak to use the work “Allah” for God, which if it’s true must have taken the wind out of the sails of Peninsular politicos.
‘I don’t support BN blindly and nor do I agree with everything that the BN does. But between the two coalitions, I sure as hell don’t want to see the one led by the DAP come to federal power. And that’s that.’
Many Malays know’s the true color of the DAP’s , but many also can’t resist ,when they see Hanah Yeow coming to them in baju kurung and tudung .
They really knows, playing their games .
re: “when they see Hanah Yeow coming to them in baju kurung and tudung”
Kalau Hannah Yeoh betul-betul ikhlas, dah lama dah Allah kurniakan hidayah untuk dia peluk Islam macam Felixia Yeap.
I agree that many things in our country can be improve. But in seeking improvement or betterment we should not entangle the knots that have tied us all as a nation. Nak perang rasuah, peranglah.. nak improve education standard, do go on… but what i hate most about these people are their hypocrisy and bangkang longkang mentality.. yes we are Malaysians but we should still be malay , cina, india.. buat apa pura2 nak jadi anak Malaysia when one doesnt even love the country! From what i see, sorry Helen, but i have to say this.. our Malaysian chinese hate everything malays.. they look down on the malays.. melayu malas, bodoh, suka minta sedekah have been ingrained in their brain from young. I speak abit of hokkien n i hear this every now n then. Sebetulnya we are just tolerating each other..tolerate is the word (someone said tolerate is a dirty word, we should integrate). One fine day we will wake up and throw molotovs at each other looking at the rate of hateness that the Dapters are preaching.
Helen, many thanks for your enlightment on this.
DAPster-evangelisms have been waging war against Malays and Islam since decades ago and they will not stop, that’s the fact. hardly a day goes by without their hate and resentment against anything smells Malays and Islam.
Mark my words. DAPsters will stop only if they control everything, there such no such thing as sharing. there you go .
Some inequality crusaders like to drive into areas where there is a high concentration of Chinese and say why Chinese own this, own that. What a farce, the Chinese areas are such a small land mass compared to the available landbank in Malaysia. There are non-Chinese areas nearby where the business owners are mostly not Chinese i.e Brickfields, Keramat, Putrajaya, KG Baru, Pantai Dalam, Segambut, etc. Who knows why the Chinese areas are high priced. Did the Chinese exploit the areas early or is it simply where the Chinese are, prices go up.
What do you think DAP can do for the Indians? I hope they can make everybody equal before secular, liberal, and progressive laws. Under BN, the old promises made to Indians under Sime Darby and its rubber plantation companies have been discarded. Ex MB Khalid who PAS supports was the big man when all this occurred.
What does BN who controls most tax revenues do for low income people in terms of housing? Maybe they will build something impractically far away. When a low income spot becomes good, they tear it down to build luxury. Its tragic that the residents of Pekeliling Flats, Brickfields gov and police quarters.. etc cannot enjoy the amenities that have come up in their areas. The BN Gov removed them.
re: “Who knows why the Chinese areas are high priced. Did the Chinese exploit the areas early or is it simply where the Chinese are, prices go up.”
You’re right. Where the Chinese are, property prices do go up.
Chinese want to live in their Chinese enclaves. So where the Chinese purchase homes, they want Chinese neighbours. And since they’ve got more purchasing power compared to Indians and Malays, they price up the market, which in turn deters buyers from the other races. I’m talking middle-income. Obviously for the luxury bungalows, race is no barrier among the elites.
re: “What do you think DAP can do for the Indians?”
DAP has more Indian MPs than does the MIC. The DAP have promised the Indians the stars and the moon.
The Kg Buah Pala Indians say that the DAP-led state government cheated and betrayed them. It’s a complicated story. For details, read https://helenang.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/kg-buah-pala-pagar-makan-padi/
re: “I hope they can make everybody equal before secular, liberal, and progressive laws.”
Secularism and liberalism do not sit well with the conservative Malays, and they are the silent majority. What you need to find out is how big this majority really is.
The pro-oppo media has misled the Chinese and the Indians by amplifying the voice of the liberal Malays so that you mistakenly believe they are a bigger number than is reality. That’s why the clean sweep by the PAS ulama faction during their recent party election caught the non-Malays by surprise.
The nons were led to think that the “progressives” had more support in PAS than they actually had and this is where the total dominance/control of the English-language by the evangelistas plays a role to deliberately misinform.
re: “Under BN, the old promises made to Indians under Sime Darby and its rubber plantation companies have been discarded.”
They should have been absorbed into the Felda schemes.
re: “What does BN who controls most tax revenues do for low income people in terms of housing?”
Not sure about other states but in the older parts of KL, some of the council flats are rented out cheaply to the working class.
re: “Maybe they will build something impractically far away. When a low income spot becomes good, they tear it down to build luxury.”
The story of Penang under the Guan Eng administration, and occurring at thrice the speed of similar detrimental (to the poor) developments under any BN admin.
It’s perhaps worth repeating that the DAPster is by now a religio-political creature with an indeterminable nature -a syncretism of Maoist radicalism and Christian Zionism. Chauvinism seems to be the psychological link between the opposing tendencies. DAPsters are claiming to protect the Chinese from contemporary Islamist terror but they essentially know very little about the traditional Islam of the Malays.
Yang hairannya walaupun kawan2 PAS dan PKR telah diwarning dulu tentang kemunafiqan DAP, bila sekarang Hj Hadi dudah insaf, mereka buat bodoh dan masih membenci orang UMNO. Bodoh sombong.
Many Chinese say they are Malaysian first, chinese seccond. But they always identify them as Chinese Malaysian not Malaysian Chinese. It looks like chinese first Malaysian seccond. So why got sarcastic with Mohyidin Yasin. At least here he sincere.
‘Chinese Malaysian‘ means Malaysian is the core, and Chinese is the description of the subject, e.g. green apple (apple is the object, green is the colour of the object)
‘Malaysian Chinese‘ means Chinese is the core, and Malaysian is the description of the subject, e.g. apple green (green is the colour, apple describes is the shade of green; other shades of green – lime green, olive green, pine green)
Parallel examples: Malaysian Chinese, American Chinese, Australian Chinese, Indonesian Chinese – Chinese is the core and the constant whereas his nationality can change
Helen, It is my personal belief that a place of worship whether it is a Masjid , temple, church.. etc.. should be a place for spreading the love of God and his teachings, and not human “wants and don’t wants”.
Today, we have witness the spread of hatred for one another, and especially hatred among the races and political beliefs.. Why???
To me, the answer is only one and that is Masjids and Churches have been penetrated by dirty politicians out to create animosity among religions and races. They have been used as “political platforms for political speeches” instead of “holy platforms for holy speeches”.
Sometimes I only pray for God to be more active. Thank God.
re: “Sometimes I only pray for God to be more active.”
I only wish that MAIS was more active in its enforcement and will prevent cheap politicians from exploiting the mosque for their opportunistic politicking.
‘I only wish that MAIS was more active in its enforcement’
Helen MAIS tak buat kerja tu. Tu kerja JAIS,
Noted. But MAIS sets the policy.
This is why the Sultans decreed the mosque aren’t suppose to be use as a political platform.
Unfortunately nobody…i repeat NOBODY heed this decree. Not BN, not PAS and now these DAP evangelists with najis mughalazah on their hands give political speech while calit calit their hands on the carpet.
Yes. Its the hand that worry me most. No one prepare or eat pork with feet. And naturally, no one put their mouth on the floor.
Since their attire is already up to par with tudung and all, i have to implore all the Pengerusi, Nazir, Tok Siak and Tok Bilal to provide these non muslim politician with GLOVES whenever they need to enter our God’s house.
Sanggup ke tuan tuan nak tanggung dosa jemaah yang tak sah sembahyangnya hanya sebab nak terima sumbangan yang tak banyak mana tu?
Tu belum kira dosa menyebarkan fitnah dalam masjid.
Walaupun tak keluar dari mulut kita sendiri, ada share jugak tu sebab kita yang bagi ruang. Mana patut samak tu, samaklah. Mana yang patut taubat tu, taubatlah.
‘God to be more active’
Apa bangang punya statement!
God’s been a little silent these days. I, too, pray for some divine intervention.
Another ‘bangang’ statement for you to savour.
Not when you know it. Some people just can’t be saved! Mampus nanti kasi bakar dan kasi simpan dalam balang!
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