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Sakmongkol ak 47

Thursday 30 April 2015

Lineage and Heritage. The determinants of Success.

Many years ago, after an UMNO General Assembly, delegates showed open defiance to Najib. They found so many things disagreeable after he delivered his presidential speech.

When he spoke about 1Malaysia, the delegates insisted on Malay Rights. When he spoke about The New Economic Model, the delegates demanded a stay of the NEP. When I once asked him about the NEM- he said it is market driven affirmative action. True- its market driven enrichment of the select few.

In the end, desperate for believability and acceptance, Najib had nothing he can use to defend himself- other than by affirming that he is the son of Tun Razak. As though that is enough to assure success in what he was about to do.

Probably 6 years down the road, Najib repeats himself silly. When challenged to explain possible wrongdoings in 1MDB, profligate spending, abuse of power, failure to manage the economy- Najib pursued the same tired strategy. He offered the achievements obtained under ETP, GTP, Pemandu and the various NKRA criteria to explain away the irritable questions. 1.5 million jobs created mainly for the immigrants- Nepalese, Bangladeshis, Myanmarese who acquire skills. Meanwhile our local boys don’t know how to turn the screws and bolts at the MRT sites.

The questions kept coming, he cannot answer.

Finally as if realising what he said thus far is contentious, he cited the last and bizarre defence and the craving for believability- that he is after all a Bugis.

In the first instance, having failed to appease delegates- he affirmed he is Tun Razak’s son. In the second instance, a few days ago, after realising his storytelling about ETP, GTP, Pemandu and NKRAs is not believable, he affirms his Bugis lineage.

Which means what? Which means to suggest and make others believe, the fact that you are Tun Razak’s son guarantees and ensures success; the fact that you are a Bugis ensures success. Success therefore depends on something, some quality, some genes you inherit that ensure success.

What you can achieve outside the FACT that you are Tun Razak’s son and Bugis depend on the education, experience, acquired skills, dexterity, and verve, discipline you have- all based on merits and voluntarily cultivated.

Now, readers will at once realise, that is a way to explain things, to offer hope on the basis of what and who you are. It is totally a different way from explaining that something, some objectives succeed only because you can contribute something towards realising them. Such as working hard, such as acquiring skills, education, etc. 

Something which is reflected in the practical response of a Malay and a Chinese when faced by reduction in real income as a result if GST since all things are becoming expensive. The Malay says- no worries I am Malay and I am entitled to BR1m and other welfare assistance. The Chinese will respond no worry- last time I fried 2 plates of charkoayteow, now I fry 4. Very practical but different solution.

The Malay offers a way out by pointing out to who he is. The Chinese offers a way out by increasing contribution- making more plates of char koayteow.

In the first way, the person is doomed or defined because of who he is. If he were not a son of Tun Razak, he cannot offer and guarantee success. If he were not a Bugis, he cannot succeed. The second way of explaining things depend on acquired traits- learnable, and expandable that produce possibilities.

Sociologists have longed recognised ascriptive values and achieving values as basis for progress. The backward people, the capacity challenged leader will find excuses and recourse by referring to their lineage and heritage. Najib just did many years ago and hasn’t learnt since then.

 The progressive an expandable society subscribe to achievement values- which are values voluntarily acquired and cultivated and used as driving engines towards forwardness. Progressive peoples and progressive societies know the way forward depends on the efforts voluntarily and actively put in. it does not depend on reliance of passive lineage and the distant past.

The last time I checked, the bugis people in Pahang did not participate in the Pahang Rebellionin the 1880s against the British. My ancestors- non Bugis did.

It’s a well-known fact that only third  world mentality leaders, a backward country leader will use the defence of ascriptive values and characteristics as ; that successful construction of progress and advancement depend on who they are and his lineage.

Malays must get out of that mental rut. Abandon the leader who teaches that the way out depends on your lineage and your inherited status. Dr Mahathir has already cut the fallacy opened- the fact that Najib is the son of Tun Razak did not prevent Najib from failing on so many fronts.  Your status and bloodline are  irrelevant- what you can do is more important.


GEORGE CHOO,  30 April 2015 at 19:24  

Datuk Sak,Wherever u say Najib will not RESIGN AS HIS KAKI CURI in UMNO will stood by him because he gave them money curi from 1MDB.
This is good news to me because by the time the next GE arrive kaki tipu like him will run out of excuses.
Thus,we can kick out all the PENCURI in PUTRAJAYA.
Adakah datuk sak setuju dengan pendapat saya ini?

Anonymous,  30 April 2015 at 20:03  

"What you can do is important"

But Najib can do nothing. He has done nothing beneficial to the rakyat the past 6 years.

Pok Li

Anonymous,  30 April 2015 at 21:29  

Bugis were mostly notorious Lununs who did nothing but plundered for a living. You cannot reason with Lanuns, and the have no morals or shame.How should we deal with Lanuns?

Anonymous,  30 April 2015 at 21:31  

Najib has just declared war on all Malaysian, except his gang of thieves. We all must rally behind Mahathir to save this nation from these bunch of common crooks and thieves.

bruno 1 May 2015 at 00:58  

Najib,for once is going for a real bare knuckles brawl.For an incumbent,if Najib is really digging in it can be very dangerous.It is never easy to chase out a sitting PM,unless he is like Badawi who,eventually had decided that enough is enough,and decided to call it a day.

Things can get very ugly and the situation could get very bad.Eventually,it will not be good for the country and the ordinary people.It is time for cooler heads to prevail.

Better to concentrate on kicking out the incompetent IGP.At least it is better to get something done than chasing the invisible ghost.

Mr Bojangles 1 May 2015 at 09:15  

Mahathir did not use the ascriptive model to justify the great transformation he did for the country.
A descendant of a hard working race from the sub continent that is strongly imbued with a sound religious background, he achieved much by applying intelligent and modern precepts for the vision he had in mind.
Its a pity those around him only saw opportunities for self-enrichment rather than working together for the betterment of the nation.
This current bunch led by the flom and the bugis warrior who is scared of her skirt are bottom of the barrel dregs out to make as much as they can while on the heap. Turd worlders indeed.

Anonymous,  1 May 2015 at 09:46  

Let the fight Begin, I sincerely wanted this to happen. Let the Rakyat see. The following scenario:

Najib continues to defy

Mahathir has no choice but to take skeletons out of the cupboard

Najb will also take the skeletons out of the cupboard.

By the time all this is over, GE14 will dawn upon us. and thats when we will truly save Malaysia and make Malaysia SAFE again.

Anonymous,  1 May 2015 at 09:57  

iman tidak dapat di warisi..........sama juga kejayaan tanpa usaha...

Anonymous,  1 May 2015 at 10:11  

6 years, 60 years... Malaysia Deserve the Crushing Realisation of Economic Destruction affecting the Entire Sphere of society... those who are poor will survive the Best and that makes me happy to keep Najib, Sultan-Agong, IGP....

When 1 Sing Dollar = $1.5 ringgit... UMNO-BN+ all Royal elites says good for economy...lower cost of production

Now $1 Sing = $2.8 ringgit same tune..

When $1 Sing = $15 Ringgit ..same tune

when $1 Sing = $35 Ringgit ..Same tune....

When will Malaysian wake up from Relentless Collapse of a Nations?? The Royals+UMNO-BN is just using Islam, race, religion to make your Eternal Suffering and Hunger continue for another Generation...SACK THE LOT and re-START... REVOLUTION is the only way to FIX Malaysia!! When you start realising that Royalty, Race and Religion cannot feed your family that is the point of Realisation...hope you have the will to do something then.....Its never too late...its a Shame Nothing is done sooner!!like 30 years ago!! Keep Suffering!!

bruno 2 May 2015 at 02:08  

Let us sit down and for once,ponder wisely.And with cooler heads,as in the end cooler heads will prevail.

Let us ask ourselves,"Mahathir said that Umno/BN will lose GE14 if Najib remains the PM".Then what the f*ck the f*cking opposition wants to help Mahathir oust Najib? Do not the f*ckup opposition ever have wet dreams of sitting in Jibby's comfotable and very expensive leather arm chair.

Do not the f*cking brainless opposition PR wants to go into GE14 with a sure lose Najib leading Umno/BN?Then what the f*ck...?

Well,you guys want to know why?Because Mahathir and the brainless opposition knows that they will be f*cked come GE 14 if Najib is leading the Umno/BN into battle.

Instead of getting their house in order for the coming GE14,the f*ckup opposition is chasing after the invisible ghost.

Like I have said before,combine your efforts to kicking the incompetent IGP out.At least that will be a feather on that incompetent cap of yours.So to the PR politicians.please grow up and get your priorities right.

Firestone 2 May 2015 at 15:37  

Hahaha... Saifuddin Abdullah just showed his true colours... siding with Najib because Najib is a moderate and a reformer.... looks like the man I thought was different from the others in UMNO is the same specie in the end... think of what is in it for them and party instead of what is in it for Malaysia and the rakyat...

Saifuddin Abdullah is a big letdown and a disappointment... at least I know the real man now than too late...

Anonymous,  3 May 2015 at 21:25  

Well said Bruno 02:08
The PR politicians should say directly to Najib, if you change the IGP, we will let you alone.

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