Well Done, Zaid : I agree with you that UMNO’s “Ketuanan Melayu” is a failure


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Yes. Zaid, I agree with you “[T]he Malays…are not under seige.The institutions are such that the Malays are effectively represented, and there is no way the interest of the Malays can be taken away other than through their own weakness and folly”.

I wish to add that the Malays in general are not the problem. We are a proud and hardworking people. The concern today is that UMNO leadership is incompetent, corrupt and totally undemocratic. That leadership is now using draconian laws like the ISA to silence critics, for instance, Raja Petra Kamaruddin and others now held in Kamunting, Perak, and the Official Secrets Act and other statutes to deny the public access to information on the affairs of the country.

In order to rally the Malays back to their fold, UMNO leaders including Mukhriz Mahathir and his lot have been creating the impression that the Malays are under seige. Again, this is not true. UMNO is under seige because Ketuanan Melayu is a dismal failure.

Let us separate UMNO Malay leadership from the Malay leaders like Anwar Ibrahim and Ustaz Haji Abdul Hadi Awang and their colleagues in PKR and PAS who are an integral part of Pakatan Rakyat. They want change and have plans and programmes to make the Malays competitive and dynamic in a globalised world, while ensuring that Chinese and Indian rights under the constitution are protected. To that end, all forms of discrimination must be eliminated.

We the Malays cannot be the anchor of our nation if we are weak, incompetent and corrupt. To lead, we must be examplary in our conduct.So the Malays must realise now that UMNO is no longer relevant, that UMNO is an obstacle to Malay socio-economic development, and that we need new leadership with fresh ideas and programmes (UMNO wants more of the same failed policies)— for Malays and others so that together we can be a united and proud country where there is freedom, democracy and justice.—Din Merican

Zaid: Ketuanan Melayu has failed

October 31, 2008

The ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ model has failed, declared former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim in an incisive speech at the LawAsia 2008 conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

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“It has resulted in waste of crucial resources, energy and time and has distracted from the real issues confronting the country,” said Zaid, who criticised the race-based policy despite being a member of the ruling Umno party which was set up to safeguard Malay interests.

zaid ibrahim resignation from ministerial post 160908 01Zaid also noted that ‘deputy premier in waiting’ Muhyiddin Yassin had suggested the need for a closed-door forum for leaders of the Barisan Nasional (BN) to develop a common stand, a renewed national consensus grounded on the social contract.

“This is positive step but it should include all political leaders and be premised on the social contract that was the foundation of independence,” said the lawyer by training who was made senator and subsequently minister entrusted with the task of reforming the judiciary by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi following the March 8 general election.

He quit last month in protest against the arrest of three individuals under the Internal Security Act (ISA) which provides for detention without trial.

Zaid said March 8 was a clear indicator that the ruling BN coalition no longer exclusively speaks for the people.

He also underscored the importance of promoting discourse and dialogue so that Malaysians learn to talk and to listen to one another again.”Communication and trust amongst the people must be re-established,” he said.

The former minister called on the BN government to abandon its ‘reworked’ concept of the social contract and embrace a fresh perspective borne out of discussions and agreements made in good faith with all the communities.

“It is time for us all to practise a more transparent and egalitarian form of democracy and to recognise and respect the rights and dignity of all the citizens of this country.”

Mukhriz singled out for criticism

Singling out Mukhriz Mahathir for criticism, Zaid said the UMNO Youth chief aspirant typifies what is perceived as the kind of UMNO leader who appeals to the right-wing of Malay polity.

mahathir perdana global peace pc 080107 mukhrizZaid also referred to the recent remarks made by the son of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad that there was no need for law and judicial reforms as it would not benefit the Malays,

“That he may be right is sad as it leads to the ossification of values that will only work against the interests of the party and the nation,” Zaid lamented in his 16-page speech.

“This type of thinking may pave the way to a suggestion in the future that we may as well do away with general elections altogether as they may not be good for the Malays for, if the justice that a revitalised rule of law would allow for is not to the benefit of the Malays, what is? More inefficiency, more corruption and a more authoritarian style of government perhaps.

“We are a deeply divided nation, adrift for our having abandoned democratic traditions and the rule of law in favour of a political ideology that serves no one save those who rule.”

According to Zaid, the obsession with the Ketuanan Melayu doctrine has destroyed something precious in Malaysians.

“It makes us lose our sense of balance and fairness. When a certain Chinese lady was appointed head of a state development corporation, having served in that corporation for 33 years, there were protests from Malay groups because she is Chinese,” he said referring to the controversy involving the appointment of Low Siew Moi as acting head of the Selangor Development Cooperation (PKNS).

“A new economic vision is necessary, one that is more forward looking in outlook and guided by positive values that would serve to enhance cooperation amongst the races. This will encourage change for the better, to develop new forms of behaviour and shifts of attitudes, to believe that only economic growth will serve social equity, to aspire to a higher standard of living for all regardless of race.

“We need to meaningfully acknowledge that wealth is based on insight, sophisticated human capital and attitude change. A new dynamics focused on cooperation and competition will spur innovation and creativity.

“Some might say that this is a fantasy. I disagree. How do we go about transforming the culture and values of the bumiputeras so that their ability to create new economic wealth can be sustained?

“By changing our political and legal landscapes with freedom and democracy.”

malaysians 050905On that note, Zaid said Mahathir was right to have asked the Malays to embrace modernity but the 82-year-old statesman fell short by only focusing on the physical aspects of modernity.

He was mistaken to think all that was needed to change the Malay mindset was science and technology. He should have also promoted the values of freedom, human rights and the respect of the law.

“If affirmative action is truly benchmarked on the equitable sharing of wealth that is sustainable, then we must confront the truth and change our political paradigm, 40 years of discrimination and subsidy have not brought us closer. There is a huge economic dimension to the rule of law and democracy that this government must learn to appreciate.”

Conflicts of jurisdiction require resolution

Zaid conceded that relationship between Islam, the state, law and politics in Malaysia is complex.

“How do we manage legal pluralism in Malaysia? Can a cohesive united Bangsa Malaysia be built on a bifurcated foundation of Syariah and secular principles? Will non-Muslims have a say on the operation of Islamic law when it affects the general character and experience of the nation? This is a difficult challenge and the solution has to be found.”

He quoted leading Muslim legal scholar Abdullah Ahmad an-Na’im who believed that a distinction should be made between state and politics.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, he noted, believes that Islam can be the mediating instrument between state and politics through the principles and institutions of constitutionalism and the protection of equal human rights of all citizens.

islam and judiciary judgementWhatever the formula, we can only devise a system that rejects absolutism and tyranny and allows for freedom and plurality if we are able to first agree that discourse and dialogue is vital. Democracy and respect for the rights and dignity of all Malaysians is the prerequisite to this approach.”

Zaid stressed that the conflicts of jurisdiction in Malaysia require resolution.

The civil courts, he said, are “denuded of jurisdiction” to deal with matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the Syariah court.

“No court has been given the jurisdiction and power to resolve issues that may arise in both the Syariah courts and the civil courts. The present separation of jurisdictions presupposes that matters will fall nicely into one jurisdiction or the other.

However, human affairs are never that neat. What happens to the children of a marriage where one party converts to Islam and the other party seeks recourse in the civil court? Or when the Syariah Court pronounces that a deceased person was a Muslim despite his family contesting the conversion?

“Or where the receiver of a company is restrained from dealing with a property by a Syariah Court order arising out of a family dispute?

Where do the aggrieved parties go? I had suggested the establishment of the constitutional court, but that plea has fallen on deaf ears.”

Malays not under seige

The former minister had also touched on the use of draconian measures, which according to him have seen a marked increase in dealing with political and social tensions.

“Some people say that groups such as Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) advocate violence and therefore this justifies the use of such measures. They may have overlooked the fact that violence begets violence.

hindraf british petition rally 251107 malaysian flags“Was not the detention of Hindraf leaders under the ISA itself an act of aggression, especially to people who consider themselves marginalised and without recourse?

“It is time that the people running this country realise that we will not be able to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully if we ourselves do not value peaceful means in dealing with problems.”

Zaid argued that the situation had been aggravated by the absence of an even-handed approach in dealing with organisations such as Hindraf.

“While I applaud the prime minister for calling upon the Indian community to reject extremism, should not a similar call be made on the Malay community and (Malay daily) Utusan Malaysia?

I call on the prime minister, both the outgoing and the incoming, to deal with such issues fairly. Start by releasing the Hindraf leaders detained under the ISA. The release would create a window for constructive dialogue on underlying causes of resentment.

raja petra and isa internal security act 230908“I also appeal for the release of (Malaysia Today editor) Raja Petra (Kamarudin) from ISA detention. He is a champion of free speech. His writings, no matter how offensive they may be to some, cannot by any stretch of the imagination be seen as a threat to the national security of this country.”

The Malays, Zaid said, are now a clear majority in numbers and the fear of their being outnumbered is baseless.

“They are not under seige. The institutions of government are such that the Malays are effectively represented, and there is no way the interest of the Malays can be taken away other than through their own weakness and folly.”

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35 thoughts on “Well Done, Zaid : I agree with you that UMNO’s “Ketuanan Melayu” is a failure

  1. This speech of Zaid’s deserves to be heralded on every thinking person’s blog – it marks a watershed in the final unraveling of Umno because its only raison d’etre is “Ketuanan Melayu” – which actually serves only as a cover for corrupt & criminal misdeeds at all levels.

  2. “They are not under seige. The institutions of government are such that the Malays are effectively represented, and there is no way the interest of the Malays can be taken away other than through their own weakness and folly.”

    I have often wondered where such an ‘under siege’ mentality of the Malays came from. As a Malay, I for one, do not feel threatened by my non-Malay neighbours in any form or manner. I may envy their successes but that only serves to merely enhance my drive to succeed in my ventures.

    Datuk Zaid’s statement above, is absolutely true and I agree with him. I find it hard to believe that Malays in this day and age, still believe this notion that our failings can be attributed to ‘others’ and not to look back at ourselves and see where we went wrong. I guess blaming ‘others’ for our mistakes is easier than to have a long, hard and dispassionate look at ourselves in the mirror.

    I am sure there are many confident and intelligent Malays out there who can go about in life without one ounce of fear of this foreboding ‘others’ that everyone seem to be harping about.

    I, for one, will not go about living in fear of ‘others’. Frankly, I just don’t have the time.

  3. 1. Zaid has always been ahead of the times. I have always wondered why he was and still is, in UMNO.
    When Pakatan takes over the government I hope Anwar will make him a member of his cabinet.

    2. I have never understood the UMNO mind. They hold the reins of power – the Executive and Legislature, the police, the army, the judiciary, education and the entire civil service – yet we hear then crying about their weakness and vulnerability.

    The Chinese will be made their whipping boy- conjured up in their dreams, to be a threat to their very existence and survival.

    Although they form the majority yet they unashamedly demand, from the minority races, crutches for their survival.

    Yet, how often do them trumpeting about superiority – “Maruah Bangsa” and “Ketuanan Melayu”?

    Ironically, we don’t hear the same song from PAS or PKR?

  4. If UMNO leaders want to be ‘redistributors of wealth’ (to borrow the term now being bandied about in the U.S. presidential election), let that re-distribution be from the rich to the poor of all races.

    Let not that redistribution be among UMNO leaders!

  5. The feeling that the Malays are under siege is the feeling created by UMNO too justify their greediness and hypocrisy in distributing the country’s wealth among themselves. The MCA has no objection because ultimately many of the projects landed in their members’ and supporters’ laps since UMNO politicians cannot handle the projects themselves. The MIC also does not have any objection because Samy Vellu calls the shot and he is not poor. It is a fair relationship among them and nobody is complaining.

    Without DEB as understood by UMNO they cannot hide behind the hypocrisy anymore.

    For the nation to move forward and be counted among the successful nations of the world, a major restructuring is required. It needs to start with the understanding that national unity is prime and a prerequisite of a successful nation. What is required to achieve an everlasting and stable national unity is not hypocrisy and racism as practiced by UMNO.

    The country does need an affirmative action program. It is, however, not in favor of a single race. It is in favor of uplifting the society from those in the lower income to middle and those in middle to upper. In the event the Malays would be the ones that largely would benefit then so be it.

  6. “The feeling that the Malays are under siege is the feeling created by UMNO …”Din Ahmad

    Institutions of democracy like an independent judiciary, free press etc are under siege.

  7. “In the event the Malays would be the ones that largely would benefit then so be it.” Din Ahmad

    The NEP as interpreted since its inception in the 70s remains a major single divisive issue and a major stumbling block among the Malays. In the event of a PKR led coalition taking over the federal government, I expect cracks to develop among the ranks of the PKR leadership.

    The choice for the Malays is to have the NEP remained but less of the corruption that prevents their trickle down effect from taking roots OR the PKR led coalition policy of no discrimination along racial lines and none of the cronyism and corruption that plagues the UMNO led administration today. The former requires a new UMNO leadership and a party regaining its lost values, and the latter a cohesive PKR leadership leading a new and an untried and untested coalition experimenting with a new formula.

  8. Well spoken Zaid.

    Just to recap Bro. Din, I think Zaid is still a Senator.

    Would it be more appropriate if Zaid resign soonest possible from the senatorship. Barulah ada umph !!!

    One lucky fella !!! Get the best of both worlds !!!

    Pada era Mahathir Zaid pun kenyang !!!

    Pada era Bodohwi pun hendak kenyang juga !!!

    Cheers.

  9. As I have mentioned before, it is difficult to ‘crack the nuts’ of the old ones, it is the young ones who need us to change their mindset of the fear mentality.

    The Malays can be like anyone else to be successful and enterprising. There is never a doubt that Umno is destroying the Malay race and the country. The Umnoputras do not give a damn about the future of this country and are the greatest destroyer peace and unity !

    So, let us all guide the young ones to the right path of building this country together.

    http://www.kingsmary.blogspot.com/

  10. ” No court has been given the jurisdiction and power to resolve issues that may arise in both the Syariah courts and the civil courts.”

    The conservative right base of UMNO has taken advantage of the legal loopholes and the cracks in the system to impose their personal views.

    Problems arising from the double tracked system of justice must be resolved in a manner that is consistent with the constitutional provision regarding freedom of religion.

  11. Din Ahmad you said: “The feeling that the Malays are under siege is the feeling created by UMNO too justify their greediness and hypocrisy in distributing the country’s wealth among themselves.”

    Exactly, I agree. Their “culture of dependency” on government must stop. If after 3 decades of implementation and it still has not gone anywhere near its ideal figure of 30% then obviously something very wrong with the system or implementation.

    Has it ever occur to them, what about those without such “rights and entitlement”, how did they manage to keep afloat? – Resilience of course!

    They say “Necessity is the mother of invention” and indeed it is, so the Chinese, Indians and others managed the best they can – they sweat and toiled for decades, working hard day and night to pay back loans, stressed up to fight bankruptcy, fighting hard to put food on the family table and to see that their children get decent quality education – that’s self-reliance, self-worth and personal pride which this government needs to inculcate, not free handouts!

  12. Mr.Zaid Ibrahim, I take my hat off to you and humbly bow before you and ask of my fellow Malaysians, ” are there any more brave good men and women out there in Malaysia who dare to speak the truth !?!

  13. When someone like Zaid Ibrahim speaks people sit up and listen because of the respect he carries. Malaysia has others like him and it is now time for them to likewise speak up. That will be the most effective way to send the much-needed message that Malaysia does not belong to UMNO.

    Without people of such calibre speaking up all we shall have is out-of-date politicians fighting each other in this camp or that – all to maintain the same defunct UMNO in power.

  14. We are at the crossroads and we have to decide which path to follow.
    If we choose route A , we know where we are heading – we are all going to sink !
    If we choose route B, we may be entering uncharted waters but we know we will have a very good chance to survive because we are on a better designed ship and we have a different more capable captain to lead us.
    Make a good choice my fellow Malaysians, our future generations depend on us making the correct decision !

  15. Dear Pak Din,
    We non-bumis know that this group of politikus in UMNO is using and milking the ketuanan Melayu bogeyman storyline for their self interest ($$$) and to perpetuate their hold on to power. As long as the gravy train chugs along, the use of ‘seige mentality’ as an excuse to protect ketuanan melayu by these politikus will continue.

    Majority of MPs are Malays and and so are all the government arms like the Police, Army, Air Force ,Navy and the Civil service etc, not to mention the GLCs which are also helmed by Malays. So the Malays are ‘Under threat’ from what ?

    In reality ,the other races do not question the rights of the Malays which is enshrined in the constitution (Article 153). Article 152 states that Malay is the national language and according to Article 32 the Yg di Pertuan Agong must be a Malay ruler. So the Malays are ‘Under threat’ from what ?

    For sure there is no likelyhood that a non-Malay party will ever win control of the goverment; Just look at the demographics and you will see that roughly 60-65% of the population are Malays. So the Malays are ‘Under threat’ from what ?

    We actually salute learned Malays like Zaid Ibrahim , Malik Imtiaz, Karim Razlan,Azmi Sharom,Farish Noor, Zainah Anwar, Azly Rahman, RPK , Bakri Musa, Harris, yourself (and many more that are not mentioned here) who could see through the smoke screen that is being created by those politikus whose aim is to hold on to power. To us the silent majority, you guys are the towering Malays that puts the interest of the nation before race.

    The only setback is that the frank and truthful opinions written by you guys mentioned above did not reach the majority of the Malays who reside in the heartland. These Malays get their daily diet of propaganda and spin from the MSM from government controlled Bahasa papers like Utusan Malaysia , Berita Harian and TV & Radio stations like RTM and all of TV3 group. These are simple down-to-earth folks who won’t question what they hear or read from the MSM for surely if the government allow such news to be published, the news must be true and reliable, right? Thats why the pen is mightier than the sword.

    Firstly, it is natural that people will only trust those that is of their own kind(race) like you guys (the government included). So, whatever news source written by a Malay that is unable to reach this group of Malays in the heartland will not be able to make a dent in changing the mindset of the majority of Malays.

    It is such a waste the many brilliant articles that were written by this group of forward thinking Malays mentioned above did not reach the majority of the Malay population residing in the heatland. Just think what the landscape would be if this situation could be overcomed.

    We all look forward to the day where a truly united Malaysian population can take our country to greater heights. Our different cultures is truly an asset. It is such a great waste that the ruling government did not bring out the strength in this diversity but rather play the racial zero-sum game for self gains. May God bless the true Malays and all Malaysians who love the country at heart.

  16. I agree wholeheartedly with Justine’s comment, especially when she said, “The only setback is that the frank and truthful opinions written by you guys mentioned above did not reach the majority of the Malays who reside in the heartland.”

    Currently, the only viable outlet in Malaysia for dissenting views can only be found on the internet. And not many Malays, especially those in the rural heartland, have access.

    She continues by saying, “It is such a waste the many brilliant articles that were written by this group of forward thinking Malays mentioned above did not reach the majority of the Malay population residing in the heartland. Just think what the landscape would be if this situation could be overcomed.”

    A healthy attitude of allowing dissenting views to be disseminated by a free and independent press is necessary in a democracy. Let the people make up their own minds. If the government treats its citizens like children, I can assure you, they will act like children.

  17. The MCA has no objection because ultimately many of the projects landed in their members’ and supporters’ laps since UMNO politicians cannot handle the projects themselves.

    Landed? Macam durian jatuh? You fikir dia orang tak goncang pokok tu? 😦

    Din, Mamak has not only tarnished the Chinese, he has cheated, ridiculed and shamed them the larger Chinese community!

    The larger Chinese, Malay, Indian and Penans wise about their ethnic virtues have nearly killed themselves, while Mamak, Mukriz, Mokhzani and the rest of the mafiosi gleefully clapped their hands in between the stinky burps meal after meals of durian.

    Go visit Mamak’s blog – you can smell and hear them burping!!!

  18. Apparently, Zaid has officially resigned.

    At the outset, I thought it was a chance in a million, though troubled by a lot of misgivings. Din Merican was very hopeful, too, bearing in mind the man’s strong faith.

    We should be even more convinced now that Pak Lah did not lose his marbles. They were hived off from him. And by now we should be less convinced of playing the same game whose rules glaringly tell us we’re hopeless losers.

    What game? Not “congkak” is all I can guess!

  19. “I also appeal for the release of (Malaysia Today editor) Raja Petra (Kamarudin) from ISA detention. He is a champion of free speech. His writings, no matter how offensive they may be to some, cannot by any stretch of the imagination be seen as a threat to the national security of this country.”

    Zaid cannot stretch his imagination as he never bath in cow milk and holy flowers from Hindu priest. Others following the rituals and their mind eyes could see the future and the universe.

  20. Dia banyak cakap sebab dah takda harapan. Nak bertanding pun tak lepas, kemungkinan nak kalah tu tinggi. Kena cari modal untuk menarik diri. Takda lah malu sangat kalau kalah nanti. Semua pun tengah nak jadi hero sekarang dan taknak jadi sesuatu yang gagal.

  21. Dinosor,

    Bukan soal malu aje. Lebih lagi soal “kaedah” macam mana nak baiki keadaan. Mungkin Zaid tak perlu jadi hero. Sekarang dia hero pun dalam sudut khusus kerana suasana bukan dia mau!

    Yang saya persoalkan ialah kaedah yang telah dicuba Zaid dengan menyertai Kerajaan, macam kaca hancur sebelum jatuh! 😉

    Ikhtibarnya, kita perlu juga cuba! 😉

    Bermakna sekarang, kalau duri tu masih, tak dapat cabut, seksalah kita! 😦

    Pendapat-pendapat kita ini kadang-kadang agak tandus. Tapi! Tak taulah samada orang lain boleh dapat inspirasi daripadanya! 😀

  22. dinosor,

    “Dia banyak cakap sebab dah takda harapan. Nak bertanding pun tak lepas, kemungkinan nak kalah tu tinggi. Kena cari modal untuk menarik diri. Takda lah malu sangat kalau kalah nanti. Semua pun tengah nak jadi hero sekarang dan taknak jadi sesuatu yang gagal. ”

    Will you listen to yourself for a minute ? I hope you are not one of the monkeys that go around with a can,dancing to the tune of his master? 🙂

    The biggest failure here is the PM who only have a half hearted attempt to bring about judiciary reforms and who after appointing Zaid Ibrahim to do the job,did not have the brains and balls to stand by his man !
    As to Zaid not having a hope to do his job I think you already know why – can you imagine what will happen to the vested interests of the hidden hands in UMNO, if he succeed ?
    Oh yes, Malaysia needs more heroes and heroines, the more the better,to free Malaysians from people like you who is not only blind and deaf but talk through his/her ar** as well !

  23. I agree with Justine’s and Johnny Rempit’s opinions but I also believe that the middle class ,who are not necessarily urbanites but heartlanders as well, has a prominent role to play to help bring about the positive changes the country needs if only they will get off their passivity and be engaged more actively.
    They have heard Mr.Din’s call but will they answer ? One way of getting the message across more effectively is from the grassroot’s level up.

  24. “…not necessarily urbanites but heartlanders as well, has a prominent role to play to help bring about the positive changes the country needs if only they will get off their passivity and be engaged more actively. …” – ocha-onda

    Were it that simple, it could have been done earlier. Institutional caps are everywhere from the Surau to land grabs of farmlands, fertilizer threats and JKK boycotts. There are simple folks whose ideas of virtues get desecrated and plus the TV and Radio, that just about cover your life 6.00 am to 12.00 midnight. If you’re slightly innovative, you kowtow to whoever gets in a nice word to the bank manager. Then there’s the TV3 wow factor PAS said was melalaikan, which was true of kampung migrants. You turn to the newspapers its the same story. Carma twist stories so knotted up they don’t know where the end differs from the beginning.

    Some while back some of the graduates pulang kampung and brought some changes. That soon stopped when Norman Kaldai started the spy-ring biro tata or something.

    What does puzzle me is that orang melayu ada adat mengamuk. Sekarang kontrol lengkap dia orang hanya tubuh peluk. Teruk!

    I imagine PKR and PAS did lots of extra work to gain those inroads. My admiration to those people on the ground.

  25. Salak,
    It is never simple when it comes to the winning of hearts and souls and never underestimate the immense power of the media as an indoctrination tool ! And it is even harder if the kampung folks are being continually bombarded with feel good propaganda!
    But the tide has been reversed slowly but surely with the advent of the internet and bloggers in the dissemination of alternative information,the nation is more aware of what is really happening in the country!
    Also , another determining factor, is the difference in the middleclass (I hate using that word)mindset between the “home grown” professionals and those who are more travelled, educated,trained and have lived overseas but like I have said,if there is going to be real inroads, the PR has to work from the grassroot level up as well. 🙂

  26. Jong,

    Appreciate your comment. It is a matter of interpretation.

    The phrase ‘kenyang’ is being as referred being ‘filthy rich’. His law firm is one of the biggest in the country today within a short span. It is rather unique .

    We should him gave credit for being smart in exploiting the situation during Mahathir’s era. The game is simple. ‘Scratch each others back’!!!

    Su,

    Correct. He just resigned . Baru lah ada integrity. !!!

    Cheers.

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