Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mandarin Is Important So That The Dumb Can Fly High

It was reported that some 600 of SPM leavers have been ‘detected’ to be unable to speak Bahasa Malaysia while thousands more remain undetected because they are not being called for National Service Programme. I would be making a bad joke if I said that the news was taken by surprised by all Malaysians.   Nobody is surprised, seriously.  

Still, I have some questions on these ‘unMalaysian’ kids: 

The first question that came into mind mind is that “How did they pass their SPM?”  

The second question is “Who is to blame?” 

The third question is the most tricky: “What do we do about them?”

The news proved that Malaysia is already at a chronic state.  Malaysians are lost and everybody is finding their own way and having different dreams for the country.  We don’t move and act like a nation, we go our separate ways as according to race and religion and even, ideologies.   Most of us refused to acknowledge the uniqueness of being Malaysians and are trying hard to be Singaporeans, Taiwanese, Americans and Arabs.  

No matter who or what we try to be, there is no excuse for not being able to speak the national language.   If you cannot speak the national language then by all means, you deserved to be called a “Pendatang”.     

No Malaysian citizen should have the guts to tell people that they cannot speak a single word of Bahasa Melayu and claimed to be Malaysians, what more a Bangsa Malaysia.    

A Bangladeshi can pick up B.Malaysia in maybe, less than a month and a Nepalese might take a little more time as they do not mix around with the locals so much.   However, they will eventually learn some of the language because B.Malaysia is one of the easiest languages to learn.   Even a difficult language like French too, could be learned and mastered in just months by average persons. 

Therefore, pardon me for saying that one must be VERY-VERY DUMB to have been born and raised in Malaysia all his life, but still not able to speak Bahasa Malaysia.   Imagine these dumb ‘pendatangs’ getting employments that should be reserved for able, qualified Malaysians...   

Now, do you understand why some quarters are pushing for Mandarin to be acknowledged and given special ‘position’ in the country? 

These people need Mandarin to be used widely in order to accommodate their dumb kids who cannot speak B.Malaysia or English.   Be informed that they are not fighting for equal chances or fair competition but are actually fighting for the survival of the dumb.   They are using their economic power to ensure that their dumb kids are able to get jobs and climb high while stepping on the more capable lower level employees from other races to do the jobs for them. 

There is no doubt that these ‘pendatangs’ are the products of Vernacular Schools that is being championed by Dong Zong in the name of Chinese Education a.k.a Mandarin.   

Well,  now we can all see the truth that Dong Zong’s Chinese Education craps has failed miserably.  Instead of producing smart Malaysians, it only produced dumb, arrogant Pendatangs. 

Being a failure, Dong Zong has no rights to demand anything from the government.  In fact, Dong Zong does not have the right to even exist any longer.  The longer the organization stays, the more dumb arrogant pendatangs it will produce and the more good, qualified, true Malaysians will be denied opportunities.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

‘Ethnic’ Matters more than a Good Resume, Deal with it!

In August 2011, two senior lecturers from University of Malaya, Dr. Lee Hwok Aun and Dr. Muhammed Abd Khalid conducted an experiment to find out how much ‘ethnicity’ matters when applying for a job in Malaysia.
They sent out some 3,012 fictitious Malay and Chinese ethnics resumes of varying qualities and qualifications in response to job advertisements.  For each job, the researchers sent out four fake resumes according to race but all with more or less the same traits and qualities.  All the “applicants” were male with no prior working experience but have a basic qualification in the field being applied for.
The employers are being divided into “Chinese-controlled, Malay-controlled or foreign-controlled” company.  (From my experience, it is save to consider foreign-controlled company as ‘Chinese-controlled company’ too, because it is usually run by Chinese while the foreign CEO or MD or Chairman oversees things from a ‘distant’). 
From the total resumes sent, 13.1%(396) received callbacks.  Of those, only 4.2%(63) were Malays, and 22.1%(222) were Chinese.
The study also found that the quality of applicants appeared to matter more for Malays than for the Chinese.  Meaning, Chinese can get low CGPA but still get the job and Malays may get a Dean’s List but not be called for the interview. 
This is no surprised.  This, is the reality of living in Malaysia that only the most hypocrites or the blinds would deny. 
The findings was presented in a seminar and was given due publicity.  As expected, it received harsh responses, as seen in the comments of the readers of Malaysiakini or Malaysia Today.  It looks to me that they all ‘ganged-up’ on the net to discredit the experiment.  
Being good Malaysians who did not want to stir the air, both Dr. Lee and Dr. Muhammad had only this to say in conclusion:  They cannot say for certain if racism is one of the factors.
So, the number of callbacks by both ethnics not necessarily had anything to do with ‘racism’.
It could be that these lecturers did not provide the most attractive photos of the Malay applicants in the resume.  Hmm…. 
You know what?  The biggest problem in Malaysia is not racism, but the denial that racism is real.   I’m not saying that there are no racist Malays.  Of course there are, but their numbers is just too low to even mention, as proven by the same experiment whereby a Chinese applying to a Malay company has about the same chances as a Malay applicant.
The discrimination against the Malays in the private sector is as real and as racist as the Affirmative Action or Hak Istimewa Bumiputera itself, only worse because there is no definite way to prove or measure the degree of discrimination and the worst because most Malaysians are reluctant to admit that Chinese are generally racists. 
Even the two lecturers who had come out with the experiments tried their best to ‘tone-down’ the findings in order to not ‘hurt’ the Chinese.  Not that they are not aware that the Chinese have never toned-down their attacks on Affirmative Action or Hak Istimewa Bumiputera. 
One must remember that the experiment had only gone as far as ‘callback for interviews’, not yet explore the chances of the Malays in ‘getting the job’ and ‘salary offered to both races’.   I’m sure that if there was, the findings would never be announced. 
The two lecturers had done a great job in opening the doors for the government to take up the matter and solve the problem.  Ahah, in your dreams!
The findings, I believe, remains a record on the shelf and is already ‘fading’ away by now. 
You see, we can tell the government to abolish Bumi Rights as a mean to tackle discrimination against the minorities in education and public sector, but how do we deal with discrimination against the Bumis in private sector?  
It seems that nobody dares or nobody knows what to do about it.  Therefore, might as well deny it, sweep it under the carpet and hope that somehow, some day, the problem will just evaporate.  Of course, it will not, but will only keep mounting. 
This is why I keep saying that the Malays have no choice but to be racists and guard their rights with all their might because if they don’t they will end up facing closed doors in every opportunity in this Chinese-dominated economy. 
Chinese and Malays are both racists because racism has to go both ways in this country, or else, the Malays will end up not being able to further studies or get a job and will become beggars, homeless, thus, have no buying power, unless, they become  criminals.  Consequently, business can never prosper and everybody loses. 
I’m no Chinese and neither am I a Malay therefore, I’m not a racist.  I just say things as it is. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Pharaoh, A Pendatang and A Prostitute

Which is more painful, being called a Pendatang, a Prostitute or the Great Pharaoh?  Or which hurts the most, being called ‘celaka’ or ‘racist’?   What if people build a dummy of you and gag its mouth with kangkong?  Would that hurt more than a satire of you on youtube?  What about making fun of other people’s religion and beliefs?  How does that hurt the believers?   Or condemning own country and ridiculed the King?

How do we know which word hurts the most?  Or which word should hurt and which should not?  Who should determine whether the word should hurt or not? 

Well, in our country, I guess that power lies with DAP.  

DAP has been pushing hard for Sedition Act to be abolished in the name of freedom of speech but DAP is using the same Act against the former PM … in the name of hypocrisy. 

DAP has been calling UMNO ‘racist’ for so long but it all just faded away like the dust in the wind. 

And Tun M didn’t react when being called a Pharaoh.  He didn’t jump when accused of being ultra-Malay.  Tun M did not defend himself nor did he attack the accuser. 

He didn’t have to, as the truth is evident in all around us. 

I guess you can very much call the Tun anything you like and you can be sure that there will be no report filed against you because he really believes in freedom of speech and expression.  You cannot do the same to the Lims or the Singhs of DAP, though for you will surely be taken to court. 

The only reason for politicians to lose their poise when being called names and being accused of something is because the words are all true and they are afraid that the people will see the truth. 

For example, it’s true that the Chinese are the descendants of the ‘pendatangs’ and it hurts them so bad just to hear the word that the Chinese politicians must react to it.  They would not be so hurt if it was not true. 

For a party so fiercely fighting for freedom of speech and expression, DAP should not be overly sensitive over name-calling and wild accusations whether they are true or not.  In fact, politicians do not have the right to be sensitive at all.  Leaders must always be opened to criticisms and harsh opinions of others. 

Leaders, who are not able to tolerate criticism and opinions, are Dictators. 

Just recently, we were stunned by Jamila or her pen-name, Melati, a writer of ‘First Class Prostitute’, for her decision to join DAP.  Jamila is being harshly criticized by the Malay groups and is told to be better off selling her body rather than her soul to DAP.  Of course, Jamila didn’t take the criticism well, like all DAP leaders and members.  

Roketkini reviewed Jamila’s book as causing goosebumps for its ‘graphical-actions’ which deemed to be inconsistent with the Islamic image of the burqa-wearing writer (  If Roketkini really means what I think it means then I am having goosebumps too.  I heard that the book has to go through a series of ‘filtration’ just to get on the shelf. 

I mean, this is Malaysia and this is a devout Muslim lady we are talking about, as judged from her clothing.  I know so many less devout Muslim ladies who dare not discuss intimate scenes, (if this is what Roketkini means) openly but if Jamila actually write about it so very comfortably and perhaps, proudly, it is something very inappropriate, even to me. 

Why would any devout Muslim girl choose to write about sexual abuse to the details?   You do know that writing is a lot about imagination, don’t you?  

Jamila must have taken her writing as a proof of open-mindedness, thus served as an effort in defying the conservative thinking of Muslim women in burqas.  The book must have been some sort of an ‘achievement’ for her and for all the confused moderate Muslims in the country.  I am sure they will be even more confused now, with her, in the group.    

For a writer who boldly went against her extremist image and eastern values, Jamila should not be as sensitive when being referred to, or described with the same ‘scenarios’ as in her book - especially when she chose to be in the political limelight, fighting for freedom of speech and expression and the abolishment of Sedition Act.

Her reaction over the criticism proved that she is just as hypocritical as all the DAP leaders.  She is not as open-minded or as sportive as the ‘Ubah’ generation claimed to be.  She is just as sensitive as any UMNO ‘bigots, extremists and racists’. 

She is obviously not ready for total freedom of speech and expression, nor is she ready for the abolishment of Sedition Act. 

And so, she filed a report against the portal that criticized her, with DAP standing right beside her.    

So what does this mean?  It means that should DAP ruled Malaysia, freedom of speech and expression will only be applied on them and their supporters.  Sedition Act will be partly abolished, meaning, it can be used against the people who are against DAP but never the other way around.