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From: "nawawi kechik"
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 12:01:01 +1100
Local: Fri, Oct 9 2009 9:01 am
Subject: Wake up my people. Nobody owes us a living
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In this day and age only fairness can survive time. Don't let our
politicians fool us. The non Malays if pushed to a corner may just cannot
help but retailiate and as a result of the turmoil this country will not be
fit to live in for anybody! A small group of non malays eminating Bin
Ladin's tactics will morethan this country can cope with. Wise up my fellow
country men before it becomes too lateMALAYSIAN MALAY
by Dr Syed Alwi of Singapore
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As you know, I am an avid watcher of Malaysian affairs. I
confess that lately, Malaysia appears to be failing. Not a
day passes by without more events that clearly highlight Malaysia 's
race-religion fault-line. If things keep going this way, I fear for Malaysia
Today, schools in Singapore celebrate Racial Harmony Day. I
can visibly see the joy in the children's faces as they wear their ethnic
costumes and have fun together at school. But in Malaysia - even the right
to choose a religion has become a sensitive, national issue. No doubt, there
are many in Malaysia who hate my liberal views on Islam, family included.
But I will say what I must say openly. I have come to the conclusion that
Malaysia cannot progress any further without first addressing fundamental
questions regarding its identity and soul.
I remember the days when we can laugh at Lat's cartoons on
everyday Malaysian life. But sadly, the Islamic tide has polarised
Malaysians. Some people ask why I should bother about Malaysian affairs
I am a Singaporean. May I remind Malaysians that it was Tan
Siew Sin who once said that Singapore and Malaysia are Siamese Twins. Should
Malaysia go down - it would hurt the region tremendously. Especially
Where do you think Malay apostates would head for if Lina
Joy loses her case? Singapore of course! I find the Malaysian Malay to be
very under-exposed. For them, it's all Islam and the NEP and everything
under the sun would sort itself out. I am sorry to say this - but Islam and
the NEP may be the cause of the undoing of the Malaysian Malay.
There is nothing wrong with religion or affirmative action.
But, like everything else in life, they must be taken in moderation and with
a pinch of salt. A little doubt is good. Unfortunately in Malaysia ,
emotions over Islam have overcome reason. What we see today is the result of
the NEP and Islamisation policies of the past thirty years or so.
No one owes Malaysian Malays a living. Let me assure
you that should Malaysia fail - the Malaysian Malay will
suffer enormously. And rightly so. After all - they have been pampered with
all sorts of goodies over the years. They cannot now expect more goodies.
Perhaps the day of reckoning for them, is near. Whatever it is, Malaysia had
better wake up to the realities around her. The globalised world of the 21st
century has no NEP to offer the Malaysian Malay. And humans cannot live by
Dr Syed Alwi