Thursday, September 11, 2008

A patriot's hope.

Let me just clarify something about the last post. It is not racist in nature. It is not the case where its the Malays versus the Chinese. Its about anger at an insensitive racist bigot. Its not a matter about whether Ahmad Ismail being suspended from UMNO is a sufficient enough punishment or not. I couldn't care less if nothing happened or if he was expelled. It doesn't change the fact that a bigotry racist statement was made and the maker has vehemently refused to apologise because he perceives that nothing wrong has been done. What matters is that something is done to ensure nothing like this happens again. And i don't fucking mean Malays making racist statements about the Chinese or vice versa. I mean a lesson should be set to ensure no one, Malay, Chinese, Indian or otherwise never ever make such racist statements again. The country is proudly portrayed as multi ethnic and multi cultural and all races living in harmony. This image is something we should strive to achieve to and not sully our good name abroad with incidents of such blatant bigotry and racism. I know its hard, our country having such a sordid past of racial tension. Need I remind everyone of May 13 1969 or the Kampung Medan incident? But have we not for the most part managed to live in relative, albeit fragile harmony? I know its not perfect but fuck, you don't see lynchings and something akin to the Ku Klux Klan forming do you? We do not need incidences such as this, or Mohd. Nasri's infamous "if you don't like Malaysia you can get out" speech in Parliament or Wee Meng Chee parodying our National Anthem. On that note, it should be noted that he has apologized sincerely for it, unlike certain racist bigots. Even though the government has threatened to take away his citizenship and even calls for him to be jailed for sedition. I don't see anything like this happening for Ahmad Ismail. Don't people get it? We just want an apology. Not from the Deputy Prime Minister or from somebody else other than the maker of the statement. That just reeks of insincerity and lip service. Again, its not about Malays and/or UMNO in general but a specific bigot and racist.

Its not a case where the Chinese are so fucking sensitive about every fucking thing. The majority of us are being kept out of Universities strictly because of the colour of our skin. Its ok, we can go to Private Institutions. Most of us anyway. I wonder what happens to poor families. More advantages and favours are given to Malays in terms of business and property deals. That's ok, we get the fact that you're the majority race around here. We've lived with it and managed to thrive as Malaysian citizens first and as a race second. We pay our taxes, we follow the law, we fulfil our civic duty by participating in the Elections, we stand at attention when the National Anthem is played, we tell people that we're Malaysians, first, Chinese second whenever we're overseas and delight in the fact that blissfully ignorant people from supposedly developed nations try to wrap their head around the idea of a multi cultural multi ethnic society and we'll fight for the freedom of our country should we ever be oppressed from foreign invasion. We did it in World War 2 and we'll certainly do it again now. On the issue of Islam, I honestly couldn't care less. I respect the religion and its followers. We know its your religion, but please, don't make it ours and impose on us and we'll reciprocate vice versa. We are not pushing Malays to the wall. We are not demanding that Chinese and Indians get special rights over and above that of the Malays. We know that special rights were designated for a historcal reason and our forefathers have agreed to it. But that was then.Its already been 51 years and the country must evolve with the changing needs of the rakyat. Im very sure that many of the Malays have as much potential to be successful as much as any other person. I know quite a number of successful Malays. Having crutches such as these special rights will only be an impediment to the economy, unity and stability of the country in the long run.We just want a fair and equal opportunity for all Malaysians that will do nothing but make the country better, for us, the rakyat, as a whole, and in the eyes of the world. Race should not and never be an issue and an impediment to the success and growth of the nation and racist and bigotry statements like Ahmad Ismail which, i repeat again, he vehemently refuses to apologize for, does not at all help and enable us to achieve such a desired goal for the betterment of the nation. Though I've written this from a Chinese point of view, I'm sure that my fellow citizens, the Indians and of course the Malays and other races in Malaysia, can agree with whats being said here. If not feel free to comment. I am open to constructive criticism.

We cannot adopt a "biar lah" attitude to such bigotry. It only serves to encourage more bigotry behavior. Some would say that this is a trivial matter. That we should be concentrating on other more "important" matters, like Tun Mahatir Mohammad joining UMNO again after years of retirement or that Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is going to take over the government in 5 days time. My fellow Malaysians, all that won't matter for shit if we can't preserve national and racial unity.

I know cynics out there will point out that I'm painting a masterpiece with crayons for the future of our country. That I'm overly optimistic that there will ever be any racial unity within our country. That I'm still young and I'm just being naive because I don't know what it's really like to be racially prejudiced. I'm not blind to the realities of life. I know Malaysia's a boiling pot of racial tension that's just waiting to boil over and the situation is not being helped by racial tension being stoked and encouraged by reckless, selfish, bigoted and racists individuals such as Ahmad Ismail or Wee Meng Chee or certain radical elements of Hindraf or irresponsible journalism. I know things are fucked up right now with affirmative action policies and a really fucked up mind set that's been bread by social inequalities. But I have dreams, and I have hopes that our country will rise above this pettiness, be united as a whole, and take its rightful place among the worlds nations one day. It will take a long time, I may not even live to see this hope become a reality. But I rather have hope than have nothing at all but a sense of hopelessness. If there is no hope and dreams, why even fucking bother living. I love my country, not for what it is now, but for its potential to be so much better than what we are now.

I know im contradicting myself with what I said in my fuck BN post. I hope you can understand that that was mostly said in anger, my initial reaction after reading about Ahmad Ismail and in retrospect, I was pretty harsh. And, unlike someone, I apologize for it. Sincerely. I did not think about the issue thoroughly and wrote in an unfair and biased manned. BN has contributed significantly to the growth of the country and for that we are grateful, but a party must evolve with the needs of its people and it has failed to do as shown by the peoples dissatisfaction in the recent elections. And in regards to my post in Malay, yes, that was also written in a very biased and racist manner and i also apologize for that. As a friend said, you can't fight racism with racism. All races contributed to the founding of our great nation. I apologize for being a hypocrite and descending to the level of the people of which i condescendingly looked down upon without first examining my own flaws. Like Malaysia, I'm not perfect. But at least i can admit my mistakes and strive to be a better person.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

a reply in kind

sensetive betul org cina bila dgr kenyataan datuk ahmad ismail tu yeee, selama ni mereka selalu kutuk2 org melayu , ingat org melayu tak tau marah ke, bila kene kat kauorg tahu pun marah, relexlaa kaum cina lain kali pikir dulu laa kenapa org melayu dah tak boleh sabar sekarang.


this was a comment on youtube in regards to a youtube video by a fellow Malaysian rightly criticizing Ahmad Ismail's racists remark. Since this was written in our national language, i shall reply in kind

Orang Cina sensitif? Orang Melayu marah kerana dikutuk? Kamu ingatkan dan rasionalkanlah apakah sebab kamu dikutuk. Kamu tidak belajar sejarah di sekolah ke? Sebelum ini, apabila Kesultanan Meleka ditubuhkan ia selalu diserang oleh orang Siam. Siapa yang kamu larikan kepada untuk perlindungan? Oh... orang Cina. Siapakah yand selalu membuat perdagangan dengan Kesulatan Melaka? Oh.. orang Cina. Apabila diserang oleh Jepun siapakah yang tolong untuk mempertahankan negara dan tidak berkolabarasikan dengan penakluk kita? Oh.. orang Cina. Selepas itu pun ada Darurat dengan Komunis. Memanglah Kebanyakan orang komunis kaum cina tetapi bukan semua komunis orang Cina. Ingat tak siapa Rashid Maidin? Tidak nampak seperti nama orang Cina. Bukan begitu saja, Darurat dilihatkan sebagai sebuah perjuangan yang ekslusif kepada orang Melayu sahaja. Tentera Kommanwel dan penolong Cina dan India dilupakan. Menteri Informasi dulu Zainuddin Maidin pun telah berkate bahawa penolongan kaum-kaum lain kepada perjuangan menamatkan Darurat patut dikenalikan. Selepas itu ingat tak apa yang berlaku pada 13hb Mei 1969? Tidak ada orang yang meminta maaf kepada semua orang Cina pada masa itu pun. Tak apa. Kan kita sebuah negara yang muhibah? Dan sekarang, kita pun ada apa yang boleh dipanngil Hak Ketuanan Melayu dan Hak Istimewa Bumiputra. Sekarang pun ada sistem kuota di dalam University Malaya bahawa hanya 10% kaum yang bukan Melayu boleh masuk. Sekarang pun ada skima di mana orang Melayu boleh membeli rumah pada yang lebih murah berbanding dengan kaum yang bukan Melayu. Sekarang pun ada praktis di dalam cara membentuk sebuah kompani dimana 30% pemegang sher mestilah jadi orang Melayu. Beritahulah kepada kita orang Cina di sini, bagaimanakah kita sepatutnya berasa? Anak kita tidak boleh memasuki Universiti national dan mesti bayar yuran kolej swasta dan tinggi. Kita tidak boleh tubuhkan kompani swasta diri sendiri tanpa 30% pemegang sher yang kaum Melayu. Bagaimanakah kita patut berasa dengan kesemua prejudis terhadap kita kerana warna kulit kita?Bagaimanakah kita tidak boleh rasa sensitif apabila orang seperti Ahmad Ismail dan Nasri kata kita "pendatang asing" and " jika lu tidak suka Malaysia lu boleh keluar Malaysia"dan tidak meminta maaf? Kamu ingat dululah apa yang kamu telah buat kepada kaum kita sebulum buka mulut. Kita ini semua anak Malaysia. Kita mahu apa yang terbaik untuk semua penduduk and kaum di Malaysia. Saya bukan orang yang bersikap perkauman. Saya tidak kutuk orang Melayu dalam keseluruhan. Kebanyakan kawan saya pun orang Melayu tetapi mereka tidak berfikir kecil and bersikap perkauman seperti kamu dan Dato Ahmad Ismail. Mereka faham ketidakadilan yang berlaku di dalam negara kita. Dengan itu, fikirlah betul-betul sebelum mengkritikan orang yang lain dan bergesa-gesa untuk melindungkan Ketuanan Melayu. Kita tidak peduli, kita hanya mahu keadilan untuk semua kaum di Malaysia.

Terima Kasih

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Malaysia at it's best

Datuk Ahmad Ismail, the Bukit Bendera Umno Chief, who has recently created some headlines after uttering some racist remarks against the Chinese community is conveniently ‘missing’, avoiding the limelight ever since the issue came into light. Ahmad who in his ceramah at the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign said “Malaysians of Chinese origin are merely squatting in this country and hence, not entitled to equality” is being investigated under the Sedition Act. His personal assistant said that Ahmad has since returned to Malaysia after leading a Sepak Takraw team ni Bangkok and said “I have been trying to contact him since but there was no response. Even his voice mail is full. I think he does not want to be disturbed and thus we should leave him alone,”

-Zen, MalaysiaToday

Do I even have to fucking point out how fucking fucked up that is? Let's see, when Wee Meng Chee did a parody of the national anthem in which he told the truth about how the situation is Malaysia i.e. its fucked up and what happens? Lets fucking take away his citizenship. He apologizes and what happens? UMNO says it not adequate enough. Hindraf members
P. Uthayakumar, Waytha Moorthy, and V.S. Ganapathi Rao, were arrested and charged under the Sedition Act for demanding rights for indians. So lets break things down. If a chinaman and an indian say something even remotely racists or seditious then we should put them in jail or demand that we take away their citizenship. But if a Malay man who's ruling party Chief of a district makes a racist remark then its alright. Just, you know, slap him on the wrist and tell him not to do it again. Or apologize on his behalf. Oh, police investigation requiring him to give statement, its ok, he can disappear. And since we can't get his phone we should leave him alone because we think he wants to be left alone. And what does the Malaysian Chinese Association say to all this. Oh we accept someone else's apology on his behalf. Fucking lap dog yes men cock suckers. And they wonder why they did so badly in the Election. Listen to the rakyat much?

So, to keep it short and simple. FUCK BARISAN NATIONAL.

UPDATE. Ahmad Ismail has given his statement to the police. Oh, after missing the deadline you mean? So when Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was on his way to give his statement, 2 hours before the deadline, he gets rounded up by G men. Surrounding his car, pointing guns at them. Telling him he's under arrest. BEFORE giving his statement to the police. So its not just a racial thing but a political thing. I see..


So they want to arrest me for sedition too? I mean, I am Chinese and I am making "seditious" remarks. Im sure the moment i land i KLIA they'll have a nice welcoming committee. Unless the fucking MCMC wants to block this site too.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Holy Fucking boredom Batman!

I dont even know why i used that as my title other than the fact that it helps convey how bored i am. Well not about my stay here but just at this current time. which is currently 2.33 am. I know i know, I'm back to Malaysian timing again but I cant help it. There's nothing to do in the day. Generally anyway. Today was a bit of fun. Well, as much fun as someone the age of 23 can have on a day out with his mum and her husband i.e. not my dad. Went to see a big old boat called the Queen Mary. Go wikipedia it, im to lazy to give you a run down of its history and significance. The only thing I will highlight is the fact thats its haunted and we actually went for the "paranormal" tour. I.e. they lead you down to the bowels of the ship where its dark and creepy, intentionally or not i dont know, but i would not want to spend some time down there, well lighted or not. They did the whole tourist trap thing with the lights ans sounds and special effects and stuff. It wasnt all that scary really. Except for that one part in the abandoned swimming pool. That had fucked up and there might actually be some spooky shit going around here written all over the place. Even after all the fake special effects and lights and standard haunted house banshee scream, it just felt, weird. Thats all i can say. Can't really describe it myself. It's like you have a feeling that something is wrong( and you're not an overly paranoid person already) and in fact yeah, something is wrong e.g. cat died or cousin's sick. Still dont know what im talking about? Thats ok, i didnt claim i was a very good describer of things. I don't think im a good writer even. As im writing this i can see all the typos and grammatical mistakes being made but im just to arsed to scroll up and right click and select the right correction.

Coming back to the title, well, i am a comic book fan. I've read all the good stuff from batman, i.e. the dark knight returns, its sequal and year one et al, but other than that, i dont know much about the character. Its like having a fuck buddy. You get all the best out of a relationship without having a relationship. In the end you just know how well the she sucks your dick and lets you fuck her doggy style but everything else are just details which you dont need to know. I.e. stuff you dont need to know because you dont want to know the person better emotionally. Same thing with the batman comics. I mean, i guess if you enjoy the sex/great stories but just dont feel up to having a long term relationship/following then its alright to skip the other complicated relationship stuff/tons of back issues you have to catch up with. Whoo, i connected sex and comics. You are of course free to disagree with me and be all BATMAN ROCKS WHOO!!YOU DONT EQUATE SEX AND COMICS!! Yeah batman rocks, but im just not a fanboy. And daredevil would kick batman's ass, despite the sucky movie. And green lantern rocks too aight?... shit.. you see what america has done to me? Its got me occasionally saying stuff like aight, what up, and whatevs and etc. etc. Oh... and only someone as bored or as neurotic as me could connect sex with a friend with benefits and comic book analyzing bordering on fanboy fanaticism.

Aight,(dammit, again) thats it for now. And no, no poem today. No impromptu juice today.Hahaha.. that sounds sick. Or maybe its just me.

Yay.. Not an angsty post. Enjoy this reader. Its a rare occasion when ju-rants dosent get all emo and angsty on you. Wait.. are there even people reading this?