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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Malaysia Ku Negara Ku

Dr Novandri Hasan Basri

I have just received a comment from 1969er which is really an eye opener for me and perhaps all the readers (Dr Novandri : Thank you sir). He wrote:-

It is my humble view that the difference of perception towards UMNO between the olds and the youngs is due to the lack of information and knowledge of our forefathers' agreement on the Social Contract (which led to the Federal Constitution.)

Ever since 1957, moderation is crucial in our interaction with one another. With the Malaysian Constitution in the background, our forefathers had this to say regarding the multi cultural Malaysia;

1969er also wrote :-

As I can recall, I do not see this subject being taught, made known or even touched in history subjects to the school childrens at the primary and secondary.

Without this knowledge, our young generation will not appreciate what is Merdeka, the fight for independence and most importantly, the racial integration and understanding.

I strongly urge Pemuda UMNO to propose to the Education Ministry that consideration being given to address this instead of teaching our childrens history on Majapahit, Srivijaya, Campa civilizations etc etc.

Also, I do urge Pemuda UMNO to have more activities to explain to the young generations of Putera & Puteri on the social contract as created, inherited and preserved by our former leaders and statement.

1969er forwarded a splendid article written by JebatMustDie which for me is very informative and should be read by all Malaysian especially the young generation. I pasted some of the details below :-

Speech by MIC President, Tun V.T. Sambanthan in the Parliament on 1 June 1965:

“Now, in 1955 we won the elections with a great majority. Then we obtained freedom in two years time. During this period, we had to discuss citizenship and various other things. Now what did the Malays do - since we are speaking on racial lines - what did the Malay leadership do?

They had 88 percent of the electorate still with them. What did they do with citizenship.
If we look around in Asia and East Asia, particularly, you will find that my race the Indian race, is not welcomed in Ceylon, is not welcomed in Burma.


Look at my brother Chinese race, it is not welcomed in Thailand, in Vietnam, in Cambodia, in all the other areas. What help do they get for citizenship in all these territories?

In Burma, as we know, Indian have been send packing, in Ceylon they refused them citizenship and in Burma it is likewise. I know it, you know it. And yet in Malaya what happened? Here we found that the Malay leadership said,

“We shall take them unto ourselves as brothers, we shall give them full opportunity to live in this country, we shall give them every opportunity to become citizens.”

And so, in 1957, for the whole year, we waived language qualifications, and tens of thousand of Indians, Chinese, Ceylonese and others became citizens.

As I said, it has been my great good fortune to have born in this country. Where else can you find a more charitable, a more polite, a more decent race than Malay race?

Where else can you get such politically decent treatment for any immigrant race? Where else in the history of the world?

I ask you. These are the facts. Who are you to safeguards us? I am 10 percent minority race here. But I am happy here.”

(Note that his speech was delivered to chastise the PAP leaders who were harping on the Malaysian Malaysia concept)

MCA President, Tun Tan Siew Sin, in an article in a local paper entitled - “Tun Tan Answers Critics on Special Privileges” on 30 April 1969, said:

“The Malays, through UMNO, were generous enough to relax the citizenship laws of this country to such extent that within 12 months of independence, 90 percent who were still non-citizens after nearly 100 years of colonial rule in the Malay States, obtained their citizenship.

In return for this major concession, the MCA and the MIC agreed to continue the policy of preserving the special position of the Malays while at the same time upholding the legitimate interest of other communities.”

(note that his speech was delivered prior to the 1969 general elections which was tainted with racial extremism that questioned the Article 153 of the Constitution perpetuated by the DAP and Gerakan)

As the voice of moderation among the disgruntled Malays in 1970, the late Tun Dr Ismail had this to say on the ‘Special Position’ just after the NEP was established:

“This proved a less intractable problem because the leaders of the Alliance realised the practical necessity of giving the Malays a handicap if they were to compete on equal terms with the other races.

The only point of controversy was the duration of the ’special position’ — should there be a time limit or should it be permanent?

I made a suggestion which was accepted, that the question be left to the Malays themselves, because I felt that as more and more Malays became educated and gained self-confidence, they themselves would do away with this ’special position’ because in itself this ’special position’ is a slur on the ability of the Malays and only to be tolerated because it is necessary as a temporary measure to ensure their survival in the modern competitive world: a world to which only those in the urban areas had been exposed.”

As the result, the NEP was given 20 years and the objective of achieving 30% of wealth is set for the Malays, inclusive the other Bumiputras.....

As one of this blog’s avid commentator (Lekiu) had said - ‘For years Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh tried to end it (affirmative action) and it took another Bumiputra (Anwar) to finish it off. How strange history can be.’ (click here JebatMustDie..)

9 comments:

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  2. Salam Doc,

    Dis JMD is a young guy who has d quality to make agud leader..to me by reading his articles its as tho as a clone of Tun M is d writer, heheh.. i gess he cud be groomed into a grt leader one day given d opportunity..waallahhualam..

    SAY NO TO NWO!! SAY BYE TO AnWAr & PLah!!

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  3. orang cina dan india, bersyukurlah...
    buang rasa perkauman didalam dada,
    bersatu padu untuk kesejahteraan hidup bersama..
    tolak pemimpin yang memecahbelahkan kita,
    supaya generasi muda kita nanti hidup bahagia didalam sebuah negara yang aman dan makmur yang bernama MALAYSIA

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  4. “We shall take them unto ourselves as brothers, we shall give them full opportunity to live in this country, we shall give them every opportunity to become citizens.”

    Kesilapan pertama yang dilakukan oleh generasi lama.

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  5. These are the people who really take their time to understand the history and why-s of every issue. And they didn't comment just for the sake of commenting.
    When will Malaysians be more aware about the current issues and take time to really think before they actually open their mouths.

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  6. Thanks Doc for this article.Very informative.

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  7. Psstt.. The gomen still doesn't get it. News stated that they ordered all ISP to block Malaysia Today. Big brother finally can't stand it. With all their hold on the mainstream media, they have to pick that one website. Shame on BN.

    On this speech by Tun Sambanathan. It's getting old already isn't it? This is exactly a typical UMNO mentality clinging on to the past without any real suggestion on how to restore the image and the influence of the governing party.

    When we talk about fighting for a cause, we have to always remember that each battle will be different. UMNO doesn't get it. That's why it's going down. The youngsters sees UMNO as somekind of ugly creature that they won't touch even with a pole.

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  8. Salam Tuan Dr,

    Satu artikel yang menarik mengenai sejarah sosial kontrak. Saya setuju seratus peratus agar ianya diajar di sekolah.
    Bagi saya kita tidak ada masalah dengan kaum India dan Cina di Malaysia. Mereka ini cuma mahukan perhatian yang lebih sedikit kalau diberi ruang. Kalau tak ada ruang, mereka tidak boleh berbuat apa-apa. Mereka tidak akan memberontak atau melakukan apa-apa perkara yang merugikan perjuangan mereka. Mereka cuma mencuba untuk mendapatkan yang lebih baik untuk anak cucu mereka di masa hadapan. Sejak merdeka lagi apa yang kita berikan pada kaum ini sudah mencukupi.
    Cumanya dalam keadaan sekarang, kita semakin rakus dan tamak terhadap pembanggunan hingga melemahkan nilai-nilai sivik terhadap perpaduan. Perkara inilah yang membawa penyakit yang mana lama-kelamaan melemahkan perpaduan kaum.Manakan tidak, sesama kita sendiri kaum melayu pun dan nampak jurang perbezaan. Telah ada tindas menindas sesama bangsa kita sendiri. Kita telah lupa pengetahuan sivik yang mana pada masa dahulu amat disanjungi oleh kaum asing di Malaysia. Kalau kita tidak dapat mentadbir secara adil sesama melayu, maka perkara ini akan merunsingkan kaum asing. Mereka cuma inginkan keselamatan hidup. Kalau kita berjaya memastikan agar mereka boleh hidup dengan selamat dari apa jua segi, saya rasa mereka akan menuruti cara pemerintahan kita. Mereka ada wakil masing-masing dalam kerajaan seperti MCA dan MIC. Apa lagi yang nak dirunsigkan. Saya harap agar Pemuda UMNO buatlah sesuatu demi kesejahteraan negara kita. Berhidmatlah untuk rakyat yang berbilang kaum agar semuanya mendapat hak masing-masing. Hak untuk bangsa melayu tetap hak untuk bangsa melayu, begitu juga untuk kaum lain.

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  9. Dipetik dari salah satu komen diatas

    "Kesilapan pertama yang dilakukan oleh generasi lama."

    lihat dan renung, mcm mana orang kita pikiq..."BERDENDAM"

    pemikiran sedemikian beracun dan berdosa.

    bertaubat dan insaflah.

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