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”.
Guan Eng’s father followed up today with his predictable jab – see below – at the PM’s Malay first past declaration:
What DAP really desires
Put aside for a moment the ‘Unity in Diversity’ rhetoric and consider the actual outcome which the DAP wants achieved.
Among those supporters of Kit Siang’s posturing is one Malaysiakini subscriber who identifies himself/herself as Malaysian First, then as a Kedahan, Indian and Christian (see below).
It is quite natural for an Indian Christian such as the commenter above to support Malaysian First. They do well under this DAP-conceived system which wants to abolish the NEP and do away with bumiputera distinction.
Kit Siang’s slogan is modeled on the ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ first articulated by Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
DAP is most keen on the PAP-type meritocratic rule in Singapore. After all, DAP is a blood child of the PAP.
DAP was founded in Malaysia by PAP’s Devan Nair who later became Singapore president.
BELOW: Kit Siang a reporter before serving as political secretary to Devan Nair
Malays lag behind the Indians in S’pore
Before the British came and made Singapore its Straits Settlement colony, the island belonged to the Johor sultanate and was a part of alam Melayu.
Today, Singapore has a population of around six million (5.9m).
Ethnic groups in Singapore:
- Chinese 74.3%
- Malay 13.4%
- Indian 9%
- Other 3.2%
(2018 population est.)
Note that Malays are a bigger minority than Indians in Singapore.
However there are more Indians (5) than Malays (2) in Lee Jr’s Chinese-dominated administration, and these Indians are holding important ministerial portfolios.
Singapore cabinet breakdown according to race:
CHINESE — 13 ministers
Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong
Deputy Prime Minister cum Finance Minister: Heng Swee Keat
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security: Teo Chee Hean
Defence Minister: Ng Eng Hen
Health Minister: Gan Kim Yong
Environment Minister: Grace Fu Hai Yien
Trade & Industry Minister: Chan Soon Sing
Education Minister: Lawrence Wong
Transport Minister: Ong Ye Kung
National Development Minister: Desmond Lee
Manpower Minister: Josephine Teo
Culture, Community and Youth Minister: Edwin Tong
PMO Minister, Second Manpower Minister / Second Trade & Industry Minister: Tan See Leng
INDIAN — 5 ministers
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies: Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Foreign Minister: Vivian Balakrishnan
Home cum Law Minister: Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam
Communications & Information Minister: S. Iswaran
PMO Minister cum Second Finance Minister / Second National Development Minister: Indranee Thurai Rajah
MALAY — 2 ministers
Social & Family Development Minister / Second Health Minister: Masahos Zulkifli
PMO Minister, Second Education Minister/ Second Foreign Minister: Mohamad Maliki Osman
While the president of Singapore is a Malay woman, her post is nonetheless only ceremonial in its role.
Meanwhile the next CEO of Temasek will be Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara. Temasek Holdings is the state-owned sovereign wealth fund.
Malays are the indigenous people of Singapore but they’re not the most successful group.
BELOW: Rohingya are much more resourceful than Malays
Fate of the Malays in future
Let’s briefly review what happened when Harapan took control of Putrajaya.
The AG was an Indian Christian (Tommy Thomas), the CJ a Sabah Christian (Richard Malanjum) and the Law Minuster a Chinese Christian (Zachary David Liew Vui Keong).
What else is the result of ‘diversity’ push in Malaysia?
Chinese-owned SMEs and public-listed companies bring in Bengali and Nepali workers as cheap labour.
On top of the two million documented foreign workers, there are a further estimated two to four million PATI.
As icing on the cake, Chinese NGO activists think it is virtuous to signal that Malaysia must welcome the Rohingya boat people.
These aliens are adding more and more diversity to Malaysia by the day.
British imperialists, in importing outsiders to operate a colonial economy, had impacted deeply the hapless natives. Their pendatang historical handiwork is still now being continued apace.
The more diverse our country becomes, the more Malay privileges get diluted.
Dapsters even claim that Malaysia is a nation of immigrants.
Cui bono? In English “to whom is it a benefit?” Who in Malaysia benefits from the insidious ‘diversity-is-good’ propaganda?