Posted in Cina DAP

MCA founder’s website in Chinese and English only

Where’s the content on Tun Tan Cheng Lock in bahasa kebangsaan?

This is its web address — http://ttcl.mca.org.my

It was launched with virtual fanfare yesterday by Wee Ka Siong.

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Posted in Cina DAP

‘Pendatang’ polemics: Sinchew’s sleight of hand

In its Feb 23 editorial headlined ‘We’re not pendatang!’ the Sin Chew Daily said:

“The Chinese people are always citizens of this country.”

“Chinese migrants had been traveling between China and the Malay Peninsula and Borneo for business or engaging in agriculture, mining and road-building works, for almost six centuries from Ming dynasty to the 1950s. Few of these early migrants eventually returned to China, but a lot more settled and died here.”

Err, “always citizens”? Really?

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Posted in Rohingya

Muhyiddin slammed by NGO over Rohingya policy

There will be an increase in the number of Rohingya boat people coming to Malaysia, warned Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani.

Zafar, who is president of the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia, said in a press statement yesterday that this bigger impact on Malaysia is only to be expected following the Feb 1 military coup.

And indeed the news about the latest Malaysia-bound Rohingya boat is its rescue yesterday by India’s coast guard. Continue reading “Muhyiddin slammed by NGO over Rohingya policy”

Posted in Rohingya

Sinchew digging ‘pendatang’ hole ever deeper

I mentioned that the Sin Chew editorial published yesterday was worth reading, mainly because it had Rohingya and Vietnamese boat people on its radar.

Regular readers of my blog would, of course, be aware that I’ve been covering Rohingya extensively and I’ve also brought up the topic that Vietnamese boat people were actually ethnic Chinese. Continue reading “Sinchew digging ‘pendatang’ hole ever deeper”

Posted in Rohingya

Bad idea to bring in so much foreign cheap labour

In the first part of last year, a quarter of our coronavirus cases were non Malaysians — see pie chart below (segment in red). 

The figures are sourced from a 17 Nov 2020 research paper in The Lancet titled ‘Clinical characteristics and risk factors for severe Covid-19 infections in Malaysia: A nationwide observational study’.

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Posted in Cina DAP

Be worried about what the silent majority are thinking

Malaysiakini raised RM685,632 through crowdfunding in under five hours yesterday.

The pro-opposition platform had been fined RM500,000 because its subscribers said in reader comments that our judiciary was corrupt and committed wrongdoings.

Branches of government are the judicial, the executive and the legislative arms. All three are being dissed by a vocal section of the population. Continue reading “Be worried about what the silent majority are thinking”

Posted in DAP

What will ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ do to the Malays?

The Muhyiddin administration yesterday revealed its blueprint for ‘National Unity’.

Malaysiakini readers swiftly told the PM what they thought of his proposal in a torrent of 430 comments.

DAP and its supporters are trying to corral Muhyiddin into the party’s own self-serving ‘Malaysian First’ construct — the same framing device whereby Lim Guan Eng had declared that he is “NOT Chinese”. Continue reading “What will ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ do to the Malays?”

Posted in British Raj

Fifth generation immigrant yet still not integrated

Here we call them Bangla. You can’t tell them apart from Rohingya.

Most outsiders are unable to differentiate a Rohingya from a Bengali (Bangladeshi). The only people able to do so are those from Chittagong, i.e. the Bangladesh division where Cox’s Bazar is located.

“With only minor differences in language and appearance, the average Bangladeshi cannot readily distinguish a Rohingya from a Bangladeshi.” — HRW

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Posted in Rohingya

Malays now finding out about tauke Rohingya

‘Hidup bertuankan tauke Bangla, Rohingya’ was the news headline yesterday in Sinar Harian. 

The op-ed article said Bangladeshi and Rohingya market wholesalers are “warga asing [yang] begitu berani mengambil kesempatan”.



Actually Bangla and Rohingya are puak serumpun, as will be explained shortly. Continue reading “Malays now finding out about tauke Rohingya”