What do Malays want?

DECEMBER 1 — It haunts me at night. This prized question.

The last general election — on May 5, 2013 — was alleged as proof of insatiable Chinese community gone amok, but the aspersion was never directed at the dwindling race. It was to the Malays, to suggest, “Hey look, look what they Chinese have done. We are next.”

It was about inflating the bogeyman as a large menacing Zeppelin hovering over the population’s soon to implode sanity, and in reaction hope they ignore a shocking electoral process and result. It worked.

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Ini permulaan

DIS 13 — Kepada pembaca blog “prabaganesan.wordpress.com”,

Waktu saya masih di sekolah menengah ayah adakala membeli surat khabar Bahasa Malaysia pada hujung minggu. Memang saya akur oleh kerana pilihan sekolah saya, penduduk di kawasan tempat tinggal saya dan bahasa pergaulan keluarga pada masa itu saya lebih gemarkan surat khabar Bahasa Inggeris. Itu dan kandungan dalam “English papers” yang lebih dan mendalam.

Itu bukan sebab penulis dan pengarang di dua surat khabar utama di Malaysia kurang berkebolehan berbanding dengan pasukan di “English papers” — yang medapat majority daripada isi kandungan hujung minggu dari sumber antarabangsa seperti Reuters, AFP, AP dan juga hasil tulisan dari akhbar-akhbar luar negeri.

Oleh itu, perbandingan antara suratkhabar dalam dua bahasa ini agak sukar, tidak berada dalam “level-playing field”.   Continue reading “Ini permulaan”

Malay Fear

Let’s get down and dirty.

It is getting a little nauseating when people who voted, managed, planned and executed the great change of GE12 keep reverting to an apologetic stance, when it comes to how Malays are to be appeased.

Firstly, I was there on the padang in Sultan Suleiman Club when saudara Anwar promised a Ketuanan Rakyat, and in a Ketuanan Rakyat you don’t get to eat your cake and have it too. Continue reading “Malay Fear”