Well it must be that sexy belly shaking, flesh drooping animated thing on your profile picture I found so gratifying.....
what do i have to do to reclaim my spot again as your favourite?..
(just kidding, helen)
Helen....now I know how your dear hubby look like already ;-)
King's wife: night out which end with BJ and FJ will sure increase your rating substantially ! LOL
hah, pls wipe your mouth (again)!
eh.. your 冰火九重天, you can post one entire entry in your own blog la..
or sumbit to Laubeh Inc.. They should be happy to take it, since so humsup.
zara's mama: LOL ! my blog no reader la. remember ? Value 0 wan ! no readership :-(
First of all, are we (the non-malays, that is) really to believe that the government will abolish or tone down the New Economic Policy in the near future? We must be realistic, if you have the right to buy a property at a discount and have scholarships for your children, would you let go of these rights?
With Chinese population dwindling in Malaysia, what needs to be done depends on the Chinese themselves.
There is nothing wrong with the brain drain. In fact, we should encourage our children to move to Singapore, Taiwan, China etc. if we disagree with Malaysian government policies that are based on race and religion.
When it comes to the matter of the dwindling number of Chinese Malaysians, we should talk about quality, not quantity.
We should resolve why the Chinese-Malaysian population is reducing. Official figures have more than one million Chinese Malaysians emigrating over the past 25 years. Why did they emigrate? I am sure the government knows.
Straight A students can't get scholarships or university places. Nothing new, it is been that way for the past 35 years. Nowadays, even enlightened malay Malaysians are speaking up on this injustice. The MCA and Gerakan? Busy making money from private colleges.
What is so great about having TAR College or Utar which took more than 35 years of begging? Why should it be so difficult to set up an independent university when we have scores of public ones?
While we push young talented people away, other countries notably Singapore, the US and Australia welcome them with open arms.
Is it logical that we drive away our young talented ones and then invite retired Mat Sallehs to live here and exploit our low-cost of living?
Singapore's success in particular owes much to these ex-Malaysians or their descendants including Hon Sui Sen, Goh Keng Swee, Goh Chok Tong, just to name a few.
About 30 percent of top management in both Singapore's government and corporate sector are ex-Malaysians. We export them so that Singapore can compete with, and then whack us.
Korea and Taiwan, both way behind us in the 70s and 80s are now way ahead. Thailand is breathing down our necks.
Sadly, there is just no integrity in the nation's leadership.
what does vokoyo's comment has to do with this post? i think he mistaken you for lim kit siang lah.
Ah Pek ! Pleeeeeeeeeeease HELP! LOL !
vokoyo: I agree with everything u said ! (you can post so long and so damn good Engrish so I better agree...if not you will write longer and Tiu me somemore) so...I agree, I agree, I agree ! By the way, if I happen to run in next election, u can get me some votes kah ? LOL !
I gave up on the Malaysia mainstream media in 1998. I only buy newspapers because my job requires me to filter through the crap and find some useful embedded info.
Being trained overseas, I have seen some really drastic stuff printed on the front page of politically linked newspapers that can cause members of parliament to resign in an instant.
They bring down big irresponsible corporations. They run expose of environmental destruction. They are a force of a change.
The media in Malaysia is not in favor of the government but rather have their balls in the government hand.
What about the stand of media organisations? Has any newspaper come out to decry these problems insinuated by a rotten system?
Malaysians that have access to the Internet most likely don't read the daily newspapers, except for the few that read 'The Star' for the national headlines.
The mainstream media is getting more and more misleading nowadays, trying to brainwash the public; not like they have not been doing it forever.
Trying to divert people attention on the government in mess, they try to target the public instead, reporting on neutral issues rather than socio-political ones.
They pretty much have no options but be a little tilted to the government and promote government agendas with very little criticizing - but then we have Malaysiakini and all the bloggers for that anyways……….
Malaysiakini has been an arena for publishing politically explosive articles. I support them for having the courage to do so. Only with a free press will our people be more educated, and our politicians more accountable for their actions.
I have lived and worked in six foreign countries, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, and Singapore, and have visited even more countries. I must say that in all my travels, I have not had the unfortunate experience of racial discrimination. Sure there were cultural barriers, inefficiencies and language difficulties. But never was there a particular country where I was systemically discriminated against.
In Australia, even foreigners, are protected by the equal opportunity commission. Japan, where the locals are known to be xenophobic, have proven to be one of the most hospitable people in the world.
Even in India and Pakistan, there is no single group that is constitutionally and systemically discriminated against. Sure, there are religious fault lines between these two countries due to history. In both countries, I was treated with the same respect for locals, if not more.
The main point that missed is that in spite of all the hype surrounding the 'successes' Malaysia has arguably achieved, it has not integrated its ethnically different races any closer.
In Malaysia, racial discrimination is institutionalised, in Singapore perhaps it is done tacitly. In the public sector in Malaysia, it is no coincidence to note that the majority who hold the top posts are the bumis.
Well, without doing much research, I can tell that Singapore's president no less, and its foreign minister are Indians. Even from a cynical point of view, their positions in comparison with our Malaysian situation, are something our minorities here can only dream of. Of course, we cannot compare our 'Yang Di Pertuan Agong' and other Sultans with the position of president, but a Chinese or Indian Malaysian foreign minister to represent Malaysia?
There is no point in arguing about favouritism and nepotism as they exist everywhere in the world and it is up to the electorate in each country, to decide to what extent they can tolerate them. The crux of the problem here is institutionalised racial discrimination where race takes precedence over merit as official policy.
Financially, instead of lowest tender, our contracts go to the most well-connected politically, with multi-level rent-seekers. The effects are beginning to show in terms of productivity and efficient use of resources. So far, we are lucky to have Petronas to hide our excesses. What happens when the oil runs out?
Singapore, as a small island with very limited natural resources, has been acknowledged worldwide as a developed nation. Whatever criticisms we may have of it, Singapore's development speaks for itself. Unlike the self-proclaimed developed status by Selangor, which is currently the butt of jokes.
The likes must understand that while many non-malays have left the country due to the discriminatory policies institutionalised by the National Economic Policy (NEP), many of us also understand the importance it played in ensuring equal distribution of wealth in this country. It would be naive to say otherwise.
However, the time has come now for a review on how the policy is applied. I am for one, a strong backer of the ideals that the NEP should be shifted from the current race-centric approach to an approach that uses a means test to justify affirmative action.
Poverty eradication regardless of race is stipulated under the NEP, but has this been implemented? All that is being asked is the promotion of equality to wipe out poverty regardless of race as promised by the NEP.
'Modern development economics' as mentioned empowerment to enable the poor and the underprivileged of all races to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and to move forward. But is this being done equitably today in Malaysia?
With due respect, has to come to Malaysia to see for the reality on the ground and to help us all create a more just and equitable society - a Bangsa Malaysia - that will truly promote greater national unity in our country. We who are here are trying to do our best to achieve this.
A nation can never be built on principles of racism, favouritism and discrimination. With the pervasive racial policies and political intervention of the BN monster in the tertiary institutions, dubious quality will still be a feature of our local institutions.
In this day and age, you can find answers to 80% of your questions simple by typing a few keys on your computer. Try this: Google "XXX".
NEP requires certain amount of bumis to sit on the large companies, and thus many Chinese businessmen choose to own many small companies (SMIs) instead of one large one.
It has its benefits, you pay less in taxes and you don't have to hire puppets. SMIs have their own associations, they even have a bank, where loans aren't given based on racial lines (well, at least the last I checked).
Have a vision. See beyond the past. Our handicaps, whatever it may be, are building blocks of a better future.
The term is plausible deniability. It is a tool of modern politicians that do not wish to be associated with anything that they can be blamed for.
Corruption will only make the poor poorer. It will kill hard work as money can buy one's way. I am sorry if you are holding up bad examples as a model to legitimise this evil.
All this while Mahathir did not know what the meaning of corruption is. That is why Malaysia was heavily corrupted. No wonder now I know why corruption was a pandemic like bird flu because the leader himself not very clear about it or pretend to be not clear. The latter makes more sense.
Again and again, Malaysians were taken for a ride through another issue like this in money-wasting activities just to fulfill an old man's ego.
So, we are a corrupt nation. Tell me something new. First we need to change things that happen at home, internally. The only option we have is to change the government which I hope to see before I died. I may not even live to see that because I may be dreaming.
These single-minded loggerhead top elites steered Malaysians into brick-wall. They are "killing" the burning patriotism of all Malaysians and then Mahathir and Najib went forward with the brainwashing scheme of the Malaysian youths with National Service (NS). If a simple NS will work, a fairy tale may come true.
It really shows that this Najib is "all talk but no sense". The quality of Malaysia leadership!
Najib is a mealy-mouthed liar. I am proud to be a Malaysian but if he becomes prime minister, I might chicken out and move to Singapore until we got a different one.
I am being serious. Johor, Penang and Sabah/Sarawak would've been a developed country but thanks to the formation of Malaysia, they are not.
Singapore was the only state that had balls back in those days and, Umno-led government knew it and before their ideas creep into the entire Malaysia, they were cut off.
It is a shame that it happened but at the same time you must admit they did the right choice……….malays were not ready to share power 50 years ago and I expect malays to feel the same for another 50 years.
All I want to say is that - sometimes, it does not matter that any one race is lacking, because we are all Malaysians. If we are not good at one thing, there ill always be people to help. Pride should not be a factor. That is one of the main reasons that I feel its causing discord among races these days.
Just try to imagine yourself being denied a chance because of race, because of the pride someone. It hurts and in the long run, it will make you do the same. This will be passed down to your children and they will pass it down to theirs. Imagine a country with everyone having a grudge against everyone.
This is 21st century and liberal democratic value must be the sole criteria, if not the most acceptable form of system, introduced and promoted to a nation-state with diverse people.
Malaysians must do something and not take the crap anymore - affirmative action is the name of the game! Stop this habit and you can slowly bring Umno racist terrorists down. We must learn to insult Umno or Umno will insult your intelligence!
Forty-eight years after independence, the people of Malaysia are still searching for an identity. Are they malays or Muslims first; are they Indians, Chinese or Malaysians first?
This identity crisis is a result of the failure of the BN government, which has ruled Malaysia since independence in 1957, later as the expanded Barisan Nasional.
The truth is that the malays of this country partly owe their independence to the non-malays. The reason was that the British refused to give independence without an agreement from the non-malays.
Another argument put forth by the pro-malay special rights group is that, they made a compromise by giving the non-malays their citizenship and in exchange the malays must be given their special privileges.
This argument is the most ridiculous I have heard thus far but in their ignorance some Malaysians still think that citizenship is for a certain race to give. This logic would mean that the minorities will always be seen as foreigners who will never be equal to the malay bumis.
Well, special rights are for the equitable share of bumi wealth.
The kampung people remain poor. They continue to eke out a living farming rice and fishing. They are kept shackled by their religion with their lives resigned to fate.
I know that the bumis in Sabah and Sarawak are not equal to those in the Peninsula Malaysia.
There can never be equal footing - not even among people of the same race.
Why is it that after 48 years of independence we need to perpetuate these special rights for special people?
It saddens me to see the country I was born in and raised stagnating in so many ways - ideologically, sociologically and technologically.
My dad is a racist; so is my mom. Similarly racists are my brother, sister and relatives. All the Malaysian friends I now have are, and those I had were or at the least had been, racists too. Well, perhaps thanks to all these people, I have become - and remain - a racist as well.
You see, we are the members of a much larger community: Malaysia - the racist nation!
The term community is somewhat misleading. We are not united as such as a nation should be. We are only united by the fact that all of us - at one time or other - had been are or will become, racists……….
And heap praises on our nation and on the ideals that are so central to its psyche: long live, racism! Long live, racist Malaysia - the model racist nation!
It is no wonder our civil participation is as backward as it is.
Do you have any idea why Singapore is almost the first world country or 20 years better than Malaysia?
One could argue every country has its own policies and laws that place prejudice on certain parties - yes, that is true, but none so shamefully as those who (Malaysia) not only boast about it, take the credit for the successes of these people whom they slam their discriminatory abuses on, and have no intention to change it (and that said with a smug look on the face).
Bangsa Malaysia? Bah, humbug!
In other countries, education policy is molded by the highly qualified educationists. Much research is done before implementing it.
But here Malaysia, the education system is formulated by Umno, who are the least qualified to do it. No wonder it is going down the drain.
The education standard of our southern neighbour, Singapore is second to none! Learn from them. Copy wholesale their syllabi and use it here. I am sure they are willing to allow us to do it simply imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Overnight, we are at par with them!
Obviously we are making it wrong on something that had been correct. Why is it so?
There are many politically privileged people trying to turn local education institutions into inferior grade, so those can afford i.e. themselves can train their children overseas and come back be more superior than others. Is it not the case?
This is happening as the politicians like to exploit the education issues in their hidden agenda.
I wonder how do they muster all the resources and human capital to nurture our young minds to become professionals and future leaders. And what is the credibility and credential of the lecturers is going to hire……….
It is a problem of meritocracy where officials are more concern about implementing policy to look good, rather than achieving real change to serve their final customers - the students.
I won't even be surprised if the politicians start blaming Chinese parents after the mother tongue is offered, and imply bias and racism.
I used to play a game called "World Game" before……….
Basically different countries have to trade or exchange goods to fulfill each other needs……….But the end of game, although the world total resources are enough, we never achieve our goals at the country level because of self-interest.
Just as the issue here in teaching mother tongue in national schools. The keyword is resource allocation!
The irony is while we want teachers to teach "Mandarin" in national schools, but we don't even recognise those who graduated from Taiwanese university to teach.
That is why, we have shortage! Aren't they are better equipped to teach since they come back from Chinese-speaking universities.
Still remember the news of a China-trained Malaysian medical graduates whom can't have his medical degree recognised by Malaysia……….Come on - what is Malaysian health standard compared to Japanese one! Since when we decide not to recognise medical degree from the advanced countries. What are their levels?
They have superb health insurance system covering every citizen; One out of five citizen is 65 years and above (life expectancy); The medical treatment using stem cells technology is already here (now there is even better technology than by-pass the clogged arteries);
Where are we? Still our Malaysia is arguing whether to recognise their degree!
My message is……….We must think a bigger picture and streamline our system for betterment of our society!
That is your job, all the ministers and the bureaucrats! People's interest must come first!
Everybody can have fancy ideas, but whether they are workable and eventually benefit our students, lie in your planning and implementation!
They will never change. The habit of instilling false hope in the minds of Malaysians will continue among government circles. It is up to us to conscientious them more and more, until Malaysian society gets the clearer and bigger picture.
Well, only time will tell.
If you were prime minister of Malaysia…………I will make -
1. Abolish bumi special rights
2. Abolish racial quotas in the country
3. Abolish the ISA
4. Bring back power to the people
5. Downsize the civil service
6. Establish a true meritocracy system for education
7. Heavier punishment for corruption, drug, rape
8. Revive English as the medium of administration and education
9. Revive true freedom of speech
10. Sack all the corrupted officers and politicians
The primary motive for emigration is not always pure economics. More generally, emigration happens because of a desire to better one's lot, or to achieve one's purpose in life whatever that may be.
There are push and pull factors involved. An emigrant is both trying to escape something and advance towards another thing at the same time.
For instance, a scientist who cannot flourish in his own country will want to go somewhere where his expertise is appreciated.
Perhaps he finds the anti-intellectualism in his milieu too stifling (unfortunately, this is very true in Malaysia), or the government of the day too partial when it comes to resource allocation.
There are many reasons for moving, and more often than not, people do it for more than one reason. Political dissatisfaction could well be one of those reasons, and why not? No one is saying that it is the only. Or sometimes it is because of a foreign spouse. It could also be a preference for a milder climate. Or simply to have the opportunities to do things that will lead to self-actualisation.
You see, the major problem with a not insignificant number of Malaysians is that there is a lot of false pride around. This is a vestige of Mahathirianism. Small achievements are overblown so as to build up national pride. It is Malaysia Boleh this and Malaysia Boleh that.
Therefore we need to look to other countries to remind ourselves that a society that is both equal and multicultural is simultaneously possible.
We may not achieve it the same way they did, but we must definitely look at what we have done wrong and correct those things, and at the same time, look at what mistakes they have made and how they solved their problems.
Anyway, I say cheer the emigrants on. Let people do what they want with their lives - they should not be beholden to the country. Do not blame their lack of patriotism for not staying - patriotism is poor persuasion.
Please refer to my post at http://tok3tok4.blogspot.com/2006/03/fuck-off-mother-fucker.html for my reply.
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