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Sakmongkol ak 47

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Beware, DAP is causing Insomnia!

Ibrahim Ali could not sleep for 50 hours. If what he says is true, for he is an honourable man, we feel sorry, he has to endure such inconvenience. He suffers possibly after hearing the declaration by DAP on certain matters already enshrined in our Constitution.
I am made to understand that sleep deprivation can turn a person cuckoo. We do not want this to happen to the president of PERKASA- Malaysian politics needs to be entertained comically off and on.

How to get 30% membership in DAP when Malays are prevented from joining? If they are prevented, the person who shouts about the low number cannot turn around and whack DAP. If you want the 30%- which essentially means also NEP-eing the DAP, encourage more Malays, not dissuade them, to join.

You complain there are not enough Malays in DAP yet you prevent them from joining up.In any case, the Malays who join the DAP do not need Mr Ibrahim's approval. Nor is his disapproval bothersome to them.

If he refuses to accept our word for it, then it can only be attributed to his bigotry and prejudice.  In this context, Ibrahim Ali stays relevant if and only if DAP can continue to be described as a chauvinistic Chinese party. 
If the declaration made in front of PKR and Amanah cannot be believed, then we have to wait until the pudding is eaten.

I have studied the DAP’s stand on the NEP. They opposed the incorrect and unjust implementation of the NEP. Those helped out and became rich were selected people and the Malay elite. Income disparities within the Malay community remained to this day, in spite of the NEP. Meaning, even though the NEP was implemented, income disparities within the Malay community remain large.
It means the NEP approach has failed.

Out of the RM54 billion worth of equities gifted to selected Malays since 1970, only RM2 billion is retained. It means, the NEP way failed to correct the economic imbalance the Malay leaders were unhappy about.Why?

This is opposed not only by DAP but all opposition parties.

I have clashed with Ibrahim Ali a number of times. His views on DAP cannot be left unchallenged. Malays are dissuaded and even condemned when they join DAP but when their number is small, it is lamented upon. If Ibrahim Ali wants to know, there is no quota as to how many Malays get to sit on DAP’s CEC. If they can secure the confidence and trust of delegates, they get voted in.

The overwhelming majority of DAP members are Chinese and hence its top leadership are necessarily Chinese. The Malays inside DAP are not mendicants, reaching out with bowls to be gifted with positions.

Let’s face reality. For the last 58 years since Merdeka, the government that rules Malaysia, is a Malay government. UMNO is the foundation of the government. The policies that affected Malays either positively or otherwise were designed or implemented by a Malay government. The policies they practised caused the disparity in income between races and within Malays.

People simply don’t understand the intent of the NEP. It was all about restructuring society. I don’t have to elaborate on that. I must however, point out a particular element of the NEP which has been abused and misinterpreted.

The NEP is not about turning every Malay into a millionaire. Those Malays deserving to be millionaires will become so anyway. The idea of NEP is all about just appointment of wealth and income and creation of a just reward system.

The Malay Jaga kreta under normal circumstances will get his reward in accordance to his experience and education level. Whether the reward commensurate with his self-esteem or not, is not for the NEP to resolve. That responsibility is borne by the person.

The Malay first class honours graduate will naturally resent if the form 3 school leaver is gifted with more wealth than him, especially if the latter becomes so, by virtue of owning a license, quota or a monopoly over some wealth-creating resources.

The NEP is not about rewarding and turning the jaga kretas, the layabouts into millionaires. These people will be tackled by another creation of the government- a system of social safety net.

The less fortunate, the infirm, the less talented cannot be NEP-eed into becoming millionaires. But we must have a social safety net system that corrects the laissez faire selection of social and economic stratification. Policies, as much as the free play of market forces, determine economic outcomes. The less than desirable outcomes in Malaysia presently, have been caused by the defective policies of the UMNO led government.
The poor, the less educated, the jobless must be taken care of by a sound welfare system.These people cannot be BR1Med out of their economic misery. The whole system must be overhauled beginning with the government making bad policies. Present policies are turning Malays into indigents and panhandlers.

On 9th of January, the parties forming Pakatan Harapan signed an Agreement. The Agreement outlines the principles underlying the cooperation between DAP, PKR and Amanah. It also provides mechanisms to resolve disagreements. Pakatan aims to speak with one voice.

The Agreement drew the usual envious voices. Pacts come and go but party X remains. Pakatan is in turmoil as they can’t get their act together. Taken together, these envious voices suggest that The Agreement is a nonstarter. If that is so, then the emergence of the Agreement between parties of Pakatan Harapan, is a source of rejoice to Barisan Nasional and other adversaries.

They can now look forward to a better future.

The attacks coming from those outside the pact can be dismissed as envious voices. The reality is, these parties sat down together to think through the basis of respectable cooperation and the ways and means to resolve conflicts and disagreements.

 There is no blind wala’ or unqualified wa’ad or bai-ah here.

I am glad the person assigned to speak on provisions 4-5 was the DAP’s national organising secretary, YB Anthony Loke, the MP for Seremban.

That the DAP representative was assigned to speak on Provision 4 is significant. For as long as anyone can remember DAP was maligned and demonised as a Chinese party out to destroy the Malay man’s interest.

With this Agreement and with the Provision declared by the DAP representative, the myth, perpetuated for as long as anyone can remember, that DAP is anti-Malay, anti-religion and anti the Monarchical institution, is crushed.

Along with the other two parties forming Pakatan Harapan, DAP affirms the upholding of the Malaysian constitution, accepts Islam as the religion of the Federation, while giving freedom to other religions to be practised freely as provided for by our Federal constitution. It also affirms its stand to protect the special position of Malays and the bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of other Malaysians as provided for by article 153 of the Malaysian Constitution.

The DAP is also party to the agreement to uphold and defend the system of Constitutional Monarchy. It further accepts the responsibility to elevate the use of Bahasa Melayu pursuant to article 152 of the Federal Constitution, expand the use of Bahasa Melayu as the regional lingua franca and strengthen the use of the mother tongue of other races, promote the mastery of the English language to improve competitiveness of Malaysia.

The DAP together with the parties to this Agreement, acknowledges and accepts the positions of Sabah and Sarawak in accordance to the provisions of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

Unfortunately, these affirmations caused some people to lose 50 hours of sleep.

Some people’s children.


Anonymous,  13 January 2016 at 13:31  

Once Ibrahim Ali got insomia,he will later got nyayuk and slow death.

Anonymous,  13 January 2016 at 14:23  

People need their heads examined if they were to follow Brahim ali. Only stupid people will follow brahim. This fella uses people & racial issues to stay relevant.

Anonymous,  13 January 2016 at 20:01  

I'm sure that Ibrahim Ali knows that DAP is the most principled and non-racist party who cares for all Malaysians. He also knows that UMNO is a party of scums and thieves. Secretly, he is a big DAP admirer.

It is just that his mouth purposely does not want to match his brain - due to whatever reason(s) which he only know himself.

It would be a waste of time to use facts (which he already agrees with anyway) to argue with him. Leave him be to "cari makan".

At the end of the day, "Money is King" or "No Money, No Honey"

Am I right, DAP admirer?

Anonymous,  13 January 2016 at 20:41  

There is little doubt that the NEP has created many Malay millionaires or even billionaires. But as the word implied, they were created practically by the stroke of a pen. Without hard work but by political connections mostly. That's why most of them eventually end up with an empty pocket and hunger for more handouts. Easy come easy go as you like. Had the NEP been fairly implemented and help given to those who were willing to work hard, there would be many Malays now who can proudly claim that they made it through their own effort but with a little bit of help from the government. So the NEP became a reward system for those who were willing to forgo their principle to apple-polish their way to wealth. And that reward system becomes an albatross around their neck till today. Just look at the number of NGOs go begging for handouts and you can what I mean.

Anonymous,  14 January 2016 at 22:38  

Many years ago, my Malay boss resigned from his branch dept head position. He told us he had connection with an UMNO VIP and that he was going into business. Within a short period of 3 years, he had a chauffeured driven Mercedes Benz, settled in full his housing loan and took a 2nd wife.

Just imagine ... my ex-boss only gets the crumbs as compared with the UMNO VIP.

This is how the NEP has benefited UMNOPUTRAS.

Anonymous,  16 January 2016 at 13:46  

dap says it wil uphold the constitution. but once it gets 2/3 it will throw out 153. this is one party that cannot be trusted.

Anonymous,  17 January 2016 at 00:01  

Under Pakatan arrangement can DAP ever get 2/3?

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