Proton discount a brief respite from ‘ketuananism’ - By Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Malaysiakini : “As ‘masters’ on our own land,
bumiputeras or Malays indeed deserve to enjoy the privileges at all
times, although we have succeeded in narrowing the gap between races in
the country.” - Sohaimi Shahadan, Umno supreme council member
COMMENT | The only problem I have
with Proton’s decision to give a discount to members of the Federation
of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia is that it did not apply to all
Chinese Malaysians, including the ones who can demonstrate that one of
their parents is Chinese.
I agree with Proton’s contention that there is nothing “special”
about this privilege because if it was special, people who purchased
Proton’s under this scheme would have a one-year licence to make racist
and seditious remarks against their fellow countrymen (the least of the
systemic imbalances) and would not be sanctioned when the state security
apparatus comes a calling. In fact, I urge Proton with its close ties to the Najib regime to
look into the possibility of expanding the “specialness” of this deal as
soon as possible.
I would go further. What I would like to see is that every investment
done by PRC (China) companies in Malaysia or if PRC companies acquire a
sufficient stake in Malaysian companies, to give a discount to every
Chinese Malaysians, including those non-Chinese who can demonstrate that
one of their parents is Chinese. This should be considered standard
policy and Chinese Malaysians should defend this policy and dismiss all
those who question it as racist and seditious.
This policy should apply to everything. Land, houses, cars,
jewellery, any and everything of monetary value including services. This
also naturally includes sex workers from mainland China because as we
all know, the Islamists and racists within the Malay community claim
that every woman from China is a prostitute.
MIC’s S Vell Paari asked:
“Is Proton playing the caste or clan game.” I say it is about time.
After all, the only people that really play the “caste” game is MIC and
there is sufficient evidence to back up this claim, but this idea that
the “racism” of the Malay establishment needs defending by the likes of
MIC in concert with Islamists like Isma (Malaysian Muslim Solidarity) is