Of Taiwan and Utusan

I swear, if I hear the word “Taiwan” in Parliament again, I’ll hit the person physically closest to me.

I mean, yeah, the study-trip to Taiwan was silly. The need to ship off 40+ MPs to Taiwan to ‘learn about agriculture’ (apparently they learnt much more than that) was something I couldn’t put reason to.

But definitely the chase by several PKR members was even more beyond comprehension.

But please-lah. Can we just leave it already? For the 3 days that I’ve been following the Parliament sessions, I’ve heard them talk about the Taiwan trip like as if that is the most important thing in Parliament that they can think of to talk about.

**

Lim Kit Siang brought up something about Utusan Malaysia which I decided to check out. He was, of course, talking about the lawsuit that Teresa Kok has filed against Utusan Malaysia, and about the short story that has clear indications of exactly who and what the writer intends it to be. Read the story at Kit Siang’s blog HERE.

According to Kit Siang, Utusan has now added to their list, a Deputy Minister, Tan Lian Hoe. If I’m not mistaken, THIS is probably what he meant:

KUALA LUMPUR 14 Okt. – Ketua Wanita Gerakan, Datuk Tan Lian Hoe tidak wajar membangkitkan kemarahan orang Melayu dengan menyamakan asal usul orang Melayu dengan asal usul setiap kaum di negara ini, kata Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Khaled Nordin.

Leader of Wanita Gerakan, Datuk Tan Lian Hoe should not raise the anger of the Malays by equating the roots of the Malays with the roots of every other race in this country, said the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Khaled Nordin.

Beliau berkata, sebagai seorang timbalan menteri dan pemimpin parti dalam Barisan Nasional (BN), sewajarnya Lian Hoe faham dan menghormati parti komponen lain terutama UMNO.

He said, as a deputy minister and a party leader in Barisan Nasional (BN), Lian Hoe should understand and respect the other component parties, especially UMNO.

Jangan rosakkan hubungan antara kaum yang telah terbina, isu ini sepatutnya tidak ditimbulkan,” tegas beliau pada sidang akhbar selepas majlis hari raya Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras dan Kolej Teknologi Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras di sini hari ini.

Don’t destroy the relationship between races that has been built, this issue should not be brought up,” he said at a press conference after the Hari Raya event by Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras and Kolej Teknologi Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras here today.

Turut hadir ialah Ketua UMNO Bahagian Cheras, Datuk Syed Ali Alhabshee dan Ketua UMNO Bahagian Batu Pahat, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Fuad Zarkashi.

Also present were Leader of UMNO Cheras Datuk Syed Ali Alhadshee and Leader of UMNO Batu Pahat Datuk Dr. Mohd. Fuad Zarkashi.

Lian Hoe pada persidangan Gerakan Jumaat lalu memberi peringatan supaya semua pihak tidak melupakan sejarah selain menyamakan asal usul setiap kaum di negara ini.

Lian Hoe, at a Gerakan conference last Friday made a reminder that everyuone should not forget about history and at the same time put the roots of all races in this country at the same level.

Beliau dipetik sebagai berkata: “Orang Melayu datang dari kepulauan Melayu di Nusantara. Orang Cina dari negara China. Orang India dari negara India.”

She was quoted to have said: “The Malays came from kepulauan Melayu (the Malay islands?) in Nusantara, the Chinese from China and the Indians from Inda.”

A parallel, I believe, can be drawn here. I have nothing to add.

For more of the same, read this second opinion piece, also from Utusan, HERE.


7 Comments on “Of Taiwan and Utusan”

  1. anewmalay says:

    Cross-breeding of human is a must for Malaysia – DIVERSITY OF
    RACE, RELIGION AND NATIONALITY CAN BRING GOOD FORTUNE FOR MALAYSIA
    via cross breeding of human
    ( inter racial and inter national marriages needed for malaysia’s survival)

    People in Malaysia need to be cross-bred. Cross breeding of
    animals (e.g. in tilapia, goat, cow etc) and in plants (e.g. oil
    palm cross pollination in Malaysia ) have been very successful in
    many cases to improve quality of offspring. Malaysia needs to
    learn from this biology concept applied in animal kingdom.

    Set up a university to conduct research on cross breeding of
    human. Provide research funds / grants to Malaysian and
    international researchers to open up a new chapter for peace,
    prosperity, media freedom, freedom of expression and true justice
    in Malaysia . See what will be the changes (social, political,
    religious, intellectual, perceptual etc) that can be brought about
    via cross breeding of Malaysians.

    So far, over the last 100 years, most marriages in Malaysia were
    only inter-racial. We don’t need a rocket scientist to understand
    this. This simply means, there had been (and still is) very few
    inter racial marriages. Approximately 95% of the marriages are
    intra-racial. Malaysia needs to break this trend. We need at least
    60% of the marriages to be inter-racial. And only then we can have
    racial harmony in practice. We have heard plenty of sermons
    theorizing racial harmony. But in reality there is no racial
    harmony in Malaysia . What we have is racial tension and
    disharmony in this country. Thus, multiracial politics, though
    undoubtedly a good beginning towards racial harmony and racial
    unity, alone is not sufficient to ensure racial harmony in this
    multi racial country. Just like multiracial politics, multi racial
    marriages will bring lasting peace and sustainable development in
    Malaysia . Thus, the leaders of this country must encourage inter
    -racial marriages by rewarding them financially or in whatever
    ways possible and / or feasible. We wish to see the father to be a
    Malaysian Chinese and the mother to be Malay; the father to be a
    Malaysian Indian and the mother to be Malaysian Chinese, the
    father to be a Chinese and the mother is an Indian; the father to
    be a Malay and the mother is an Indian and so on. We want to see
    hybrid Malaysians. We do not want to see a Chinese, a Malay or an
    Indian on the Malaysian street. We want to see hybrid Malaysians.

    I have tried to form / change certain perception (of politics,
    race, religion etc) of a bumiputera family over the last few
    years. I found dead ends. I went no where. Certain beliefs and
    perceptions are so deeply founded that it is very hard to unroot
    them via traditional means. This family (specially the elderly
    ones) believes that there is no alternative to racial politics in
    Malaysia; that UMNO is the only future for Malays; that the
    Chinese are somewhat enemies of the Malays; America is a 100%
    evil; that it is anti Islamic to learn English or to speak in
    English; that it is anti-islamic to speak to / mingle with a
    Chinese or an Indian. We need extra ordinary measures to have
    better Malaysia for every Malaysian. We need the Malays prefer
    wedding Chinese. We need the Malays preferring to wed Indians. Off
    course, we also need the Malays to wed good people from Kerala.
    Until today, Malaysia belongs to only 10% of the Malaysians. These
    are elite Malaysians. People on the street, like you and me are
    Malaysians- just like we have Malaysian dogs and Malaysian cats.
    Just like cats and dogs, we eat, shit and die. There is no meaning
    of having such a life. While the elites in our society get richer
    and richer by every second, the average Malaysian gets poorer by
    every second. We must make Malaysians realize that life is not
    merely eating, shitting and dieing. We need to establish a
    university and conduct research to show clearly that the real
    problem of Malaysia is not race. The real problem of Malaysia is
    the tension between have and the have nots. The threat to Malaysia
    ’s peace is the fight between the elites (i.e. about 10% of the
    Malaysians- comprising Chinese, Malay and Indians) and the average
    Malaysians (the 90% of the Malaysians comprising Chinese, malays
    and Indians). The real threat to Malaysia is social injustice and
    unfair distribution of wealth. Lack of freedom of expression,
    corrupt judiciary, and the corrupt executive adds / exacerbate to
    this problem faced by our nation.

    Today, it is possible to identify any Malaysian by skin color and
    appearance. And instantly you can categorize one to be a Malay, a
    Chinese or an Indian. You even don’t need the national identity
    card to verify whether one’s racial identity in Malaysia . We must
    take immediate steps to ensure that in each Malaysian family we
    have someone Chinese looking, someone Malay looking and possibly
    someone Indian looking. Let us try to have at least two races in
    each family. This is / will be a very effective way to prevent any
    May 1969, Taman Medan or similar incidents.

    It is possible that some offspring from these cross marriages
    (i..e inter racial marriages) would be as idiots and as criminal
    as Madey. But it is highly unlikely that majority of these
    offsprings would support those Madeys. Nor would these majority
    offspring would keep quiet and do nothing about the atrocities
    committed by the few Madeys and Madey’s cronies. In the long run,
    many off these offsprings ( resulting from cross breeding- i.e.
    inter racial marriages. would become Novel prize winners, world’s
    best economists, peace makers, architects, engineers and
    intellectuals.

    To have a truly bangsa Malaysia , I suggest 5 pakatan state
    government
    Offer this incentive for new and old (i.e. already existing)
    marriages:

    First time marriage between couples of different race OR different
    religion OR different nationality will receive a one-time cash
    award of RM10,000.
    First time marriage between couples of different race AND
    different religion will receive a one-time cash award of RM15,000.
    First time marriage between couples of different race AND
    different nationality will receive a one-time cash award of
    RM15,000.
    First time marriage between couples of different religion AND
    different nationality will receive a one-time cash award of
    RM15,000.
    First time marriage between couples of different race AND
    different religion AND different nationality will receive a one-
    time cash award of RM20,000.

    Notes: In all cases, the foreign national MUST be GRANTED
    MALAYSIAN PR (permanent residency within 60 DAYS of the marriage
    registered in Malaysia ). For this purpose, the 5 pakatan state
    governments must seek independence from the federation in terms of
    immigration POLICIES AND PRACTICES. The BN government will have
    power on immigration matters in BN run states only. The pakatan
    governments must make it happen via Malaysian judiciary. The
    judiciary must be brave to act independently. The judiciary must
    not take instructions from the federal BN government.
    * Any couple would be entitled to recieve any grant only once in a
    life.
    * The children off these inter-race and international (one parent
    / spouse being Malaysian) marriages should also be rewarded. All
    children (of such marriages) under the age of 20, should be given
    a one time cash rewrd of RM50,000 each and a monthly allowance of
    RM2000 till the age of 40. This is a small sacrifice by PR
    government for social reconstruction in Malaysia. Do this program
    for just five years and see the changes. It’s worth a sacrifice.
    The Pakatan Rakyat must also ensure/demand that all “ Malaysia
    second home” applications approved during BN government, must
    either be made public or WITHDRAWN/ CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY. The
    public must know the details of these people. The approvals are
    scandalous and fictitious. There are so much hidden agenda. Many
    criminals from other countries have been granted “ Malaysia second
    home” visa. It’s an abuse of power. It’s a crime committed by BN
    government.
    All PR (permanent residency) applications approved during BN
    tenure must be made public or WITHDRAWN/ CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY.
    All PR applications rejected during BN tenure must be approved by
    PR run government. This specially applies to foreign spouses
    married to Malaysian citizens. These foreign spouses already have
    had enough nightmares in Malaysia during BN tenure. UMNO is /was
    only interested in money; not in talents. So UMNO turned away all
    talents from Malaysia .

    *To qualify for these awards, All couples must preferably be at
    least a graduate from a university located in Malaysia . (If only
    one couple is graduate, while the other is not, then, may be the
    reward would be slashed to 50% or 25%; and /or help pay the
    tuition fees for the other couple to complete his/ her degree in a
    Malaysian university!). Priority would be given to those who are
    already graduates.

    In fact, the pakatan Government would not have to spend a single
    cent to finance these awards. All it needs to do is sell of all
    the lands / assets / properties owned by Madey and use that money
    to encourage cross-marriages among race, religion and
    nationalities. All cash owned by Madey should also be forfeited/
    frozen by pakatan government. Only this and other effective steps
    will ensure long-term sustainability and peace in Malaysia .

    These cross marriages will go a long way to see a truly united
    bangsa Malaysia . Together, those bangsa Malaysia will not
    tolerate dictators / criminals like Madey (TDM) even for a single
    day. Each one of those bangsa Malaysia would resemble Raja Petra.
    We can already see a million contrast between a true patriot (i.e.
    Raja Petra) and a fake PM (i.e. Madey). Madey is responsible for
    the poor economic state of the Malays today. Aren’t 90% of the
    Malays still poor? Isn’t an average Chinese is five times richer
    than an average Malay? Isn’t Madey directly responsible? Madey
    hates cross-marriages (among races/ religions/ nationalities)
    because he knows these cross marriages would give birth to
    thousands of true patriots who would fight till the last drop of
    their blood against zalim people like Madey.

    Madey’s children’s assets/ bank balances should also be frozen.
    His desposits are everywhere. From banks in Japan to Zimbabwe ;
    from Kerala to Switzerland .
    Malasyians must be made aware of all the businesses Madey and his
    cronies/ children have interest. All Malaysians must avoid any
    purchase from these businesses. A complete boycott is necessary.
    We must punish these criminals financially.
    We the rakyat must get (fu*k) Madey before he gets (fu*k) DSAI and
    the Rakayt.

    ANAKPOMPUANANAKLELAKI@YUAHOO.COM
    anakpompuananaklelaki@yahoo.com

  2. lovelydurian says:

    Dato’ Chua Jui Meng has published a video on Youtube accusing the Star of bias reporting and slandering him on Oct 11th.

    Click here to have a look :

    Keep the Pree FREE from POLITICAL INFLUENCE!!

  3. Patricia says:

    Hello dear,

    I’ve been watching the goings on and have been slowly going numb inside. I mean these idiots are the ones whose hands our country is in! From the Barisan to the Pakatan to the independents – idiots to the last man/woman. The things they say, the things they do! I know why you want to hit someone – I do, too!

    Whenever I hear our pm-to-be reassure us that all is well; whenever I see/read/hear of the extensive coverage of the umno polls; and read about all the mess all around us… whenever I hear all this rot, this line comes to mind: Nero fiddled while Rome burnt.

    Pat
    __________
    I actually find it amazing how this is supposed to be a debate session on the proposed Budget, and yet as of today, I still have yet to really hear much about the Budget at all!

    It appears, Pat, that our frustrations are the same.

  4. Richard Loh says:

    Utusan always get alway scot free for all the racist incited news but others will have to face the wrath of the home minister.

    Hindraf is being declared illegal by the home minister.

    Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar What Are You Going To Do With Utusan???

  5. Paul Warren says:

    Sometimes I have to wonder. Is Utusan like the Quran and the Hadiths a sacred document that even the Prime Minister and Home Minister have NEVER been able to comment upon? Is should say that in the line up of sacredness, Utusan probably has a position even higher up a notch over the Hadiths as in Malaysia we do after all have the occasional dismissing of the Hadiths.

  6. bow says:

    HINDRAF – fight for the Indian malaysians right to freedom of religion, no better way to prevent indian Malaysians from doing that.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s