Saturday, May 11, 2013


AWARDS OF THE WEEK: Anon 855pm, wherever you are, you captured THE NEW MALAYSIA so well, with perspicacity, let me add. THANK YOU……..

May 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM
 Anonymous said...

I was caught in the traffic like many others and arrived at about 9.30pm.

I could not get in.

I hung around outside and saw Malaysians of ALL creed and colour in harmony with a common purpose - to let the world know that this BN government is an unfair and unjust government.

I missed an incredible photo opp.

You see, a young boy, with the PAS flag draped around his shoulders, had in his mind to scale up the outside of the walls to the upper seating above as he could not get in.

Being of rather small stature, he struggled a bit until some strangers just walked up and gave him a boost so he could get a grip on the brickwork.

As he slowly reached the railings, willing hands were reaching down to haul him up and there was a moment when his life was in the hands of the people above.

As he was successfully hauled up from the outside of the stadium over the railings into the upper seating inside, a roar went up from us who had just witnessed this amazing feat.

There was no distinction of who was what colour. The sight of a young boy with the PAS flag as a cape being helped by strangers just blew me away.

It was then that I realised it would have had been an incredible picture which I had missed altogether.

May 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM

.........……and this little ripple contributed by a blood kin:

This Little Malay Ripple That Added potency to this new TIDE
on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:07pm

Dear Prime Minister and all in UMNO

I am, by your definition, Malay.  Except it is said that in our family folklore, my paternal grandmother was probably biologically Chinese.  And yes, my mother is a former Catholic from the Philippines.

Not that any of that should matter because, as far as you are concerned, I am Malay.

Only, I did not vote for you.  And neither did a whole lot of other Malays, despite what you would like to think.  Do the math.  If 80% of the population voted, then surely, you cannot blame the erosion of your power on the Chinese minority.  Or did you fail that subject too?

I voted for the Opposition because as a Malay, I myself have had enough.  Not because I necessarily like all the Opposition leaders, but frankly, I just like you lot less.  Because despite all your rhetoric about the Opposition being a lying, conniving bunch, I have personally born witness and been on the receiving end of YOUR lies and policies that stoke racial and religious polarity.  Not the Opposition’s.


Because your government is the only one I have ever known since birth.  And what I see and experience every day in my life is your creation.

Yes, I am a recipient of your Bumiputera scholarship.  I went to one of the world’s best  schools.  In my graduating class, there were less Malaysians than you could count on one hand.  The truth is, I could have obtained my own scholarship from someone else in the world if I wanted to.  And believe me, there are many times I wish I had taken that route, so that I can be relieved of the only burden of debt I feel towards you and your policies.

After graduating from university, I chose to return home.  Yes, I was apparently bonded to work for you for ten years, in repayment for the education you provided me.  But instead, you chose to let me go.  And I still remained here.  Because this is my home.

I could have chosen to work in one of the richest and most developed countries in the world, but I decided to remain in Malaysia.

Over the last twenty years, I have never relied on favours or connections to get a job.  It is against my principles.  And I have done well.  Believe me.  I can get a job in corporate Asia if I want  to.  I used to have a job with one of the world’s largest companies, overseeing seven countries in the region.  Bosses tried to entice me to leave – decamp to Singapore,  Hong Kong and even Japan.  But I still chose to stay here.

In the last four years, I decided to leave corporate Malaysia, because the extent of the rot I saw within its walls were so bad that if I knew any more , I would have to migrate. You may find this hard to believe, but when us ordinary Malaysians are exposed to the incompetence of our policy-makers and leaders, appalled is an understatement.  More than that, the arrogance (and worse, lack of sheer, basic intelligence) of many of those in power whom I have met, whether in the government,quasi-government or private sector crony companies, made me begin to believe that Malaysia was not capable of producing good leaders.

You see, I have benchmarks for comparison.  I have worked with some of the world’s biggest leaders, names you would recognise in a heartbeat.   Don’t  believe me?  Try Colin Powell.  Or Kissinger. Or Bill Gates.   And NONE of them can equal the arrogance and despicable character of some of Malaysia’s corporate and government leaders I have met.

Since I have left corporate Malaysia, I have become a small business entrepreneur.  And to no surprise, there was zero assistance to be had, even with my Malayness.  Funds that should be used to catalyse entrepreneurs like me had dissipated.  Government funding vehicles were uninterested, because hey, they have no time to do due diligence on a company asking for a million Ringgit or two.  What’s the point?  It takes just as much work to do the due  diligence for a company asking for ten times that amount.

So I struck it out on my own.  And Alhamdullillah, things have been good.  In fact, they are so good our small little engine that could (it’s a tiny boutique hotel) won an award as one of Malaysia’s top bed and breakfasts within the first year of operations.

None of my achievements are because you helped me.

Yet, at every election, at every opportunity you get, you turn around and tell me how much you do for me.

Well honey, you lie.

So no, it is not just the Chinese who voted for the Opposition this time.  Because you can count on at least THIS Melayu who did as well. Please stop insulting me and negating my role in your erosion of power.  If you had any sense, you would realise this, and realise it quickly. And figure out how to win Malays like myself back.

But my faith in the good of your kind unfortunately does not stretch that far.  And today you reaffirmed my lack of confidence in you a thousand-fold.

Keep insulting my fellow Malaysian Chinese.  It will not bring me closer to you, because I do NOT count you as my people.

The Malays I am part of are a people who have for generations lived shoulder-to-shoulder with other races,  because we ourselves know our own history, and accept the fact that we are a race that is borne of a meld of many others.  We are a race that has itself experimented with different brands of theology, are unafraid of adapting aspects of other cultures into our own and has NEVER thrived in isolation.  Unlike Japan, we do not have a history of cultural, social or economic growth that does not coincide with an era of openness, cross-border trade or cultural assimilation, be it with or without force.

If you are going to blame the Chinese for your losses, please,blame me too.  And the rest of the Malaysians who did the same.  We ALL did it.  And yes, the entire classroom is standing up this time.




Roti Sunshine said...

Dear Zorro,

So close but yet so far! BN have to thank Governor Gerry for their ill-won victory.

Let's hang on for GE 14 and let UMNO sei! MCA, Gerakan and PPP already dead and let's bury them!

The Nurul, Nik Azmi and Hannah Yeoh generation is on the ascendency and marching toward Putrajaya.

308 was the first strike. 505 the second and at the sound of the third one, UMNO would be deafeated!

Anonymous said...


najib manaukau said...

Najib, if you are sincere of what you are calling for, national reconciliation, start with the employment of the civil servants to reflect the percentages of the population of this country. I am not asking the Malays employed to be dismissed, have Malaysian of all races not only to be employed but also to be given the same numbers in the senior positions.
How many of the Chief Police Officers in Malaysia are Pendatangs and how many of the top five officers in Bukit Aman are pendatangs ? Or are you saying the pendatangs should squat for the Malays to look taller ? Or the Malays to run only 50 meters in a 100 meters race with the pendatangs ? Or are you saying that all the pendatangs are not as efficient or as good ad the Malays ? Please remember I am not suggesting that the Malays are inefficient and stupid. Just treat them as Malaysians is all I am asking Najib.

MOORTHY said...

well tat happens all the time, my dad is a cop and he always complain of not getting rewarded sufficiently for the amount of work he has done and the last promotion he got was about 10 years ago :) some things are not meant to be changed I guess, no future for pendatang in government jobs so I suggest u try private, at least ur advancement and achievement in ur career will be a par with ur effort

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

The chinese has been made a convenient bogeyman for far too long to take all blames of the country's problems,when are these warlords gonna learn to take responsibility for own wrongs/weaknesses instead of always saying it's others' faults.Learn to be a real man instead of a spoilt brat throwing tantrums each time not given what wanted.

Anonymous said...

We should all boycott the mainstream newspapers especially The Star, NST, BH and Utusan. Do not buy as they are given free lately.

the gaffe guy who know's said...

The Nurul Tidalwave?

No wonder Azmin Ali is so scared,that he is pondering whether to leave PKR for greener pastures,Umno.If he is not MB material,can he be PM material?Hehehe.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Bernard,

Selamat Hari Guru!!! uncle. Hope your are OK now.

Can you please inform Mr.SAKMONGKOL AK47 that, we still UNABLE to access his blog.


Orang Tanjong!!!

Anonymous said...

Be a good loser and gentleman,start planning for 2018,it is not the end of the world yet.Stop unnecessary demos as I was one of the victims to reach home near midnight.Do not take for granted the still lenient action by the Police,they are gathering evidences and one never know when they will strike and it may effects your kins as generally they knew whatever their actions will be supported by the govt of the day,by some extend the rakyat too esp after the Lahad Datu Incidents.We vote for justice and peace and not disturbances and chaos.Think before we act and exposed our weakness and stupidity.Good example was to the Indians who were kowtow by PR became turncoats in the last GE.Time will tell if the same will happen to the Chinese in 5 years time.Hope not,but bare in mind not all Chinese are rich.I hope the PR MPs and ADUNs will work hard now as most of the Service Centres mend by BN before are going to close down esp MCA and Gerakan.I forsee the big problem will be in BNs controlled states where funds will not flow as before and thing are happening now in Sbn as told by my friend where he approached MCA service centre,he was told to get assisstance from the DAP Rep which won on 5th May.Just an advice from a person voted for justice and good governance.Thank You.

Anonymous said...

To All of us of about your Age. she is like our daughter to us. And we will always look after our Daughter!

Joe Black

wandererAUS said...

Thank you Lord, she won!!! She is a PM material. It is so satisfying to see the young generation of well mixed races oming forward to support augurs well for the future of this country....keeping the dream of a peaceful and dynamic Malaysia alive!

Anonymous said...

Why people reject BN?

1Malaysia has no substance; corruption remains rife; Najib failed to fulfill his promise to find the late DAP aide Teoh Beng Hock's killers; Umno/MCA's mouthpiece aka Utusan Malaysia/The Star continue with impunity to treat voters as stupid; Najib's failure to rein in Mahathir/Perkasa.