Why bother ratifying Icerd? - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Anonymous #07988903 : The answer to your question:" Is there an expiry date on the psychological loss of the Malay community?" is "never". Until and unless the Malays themselves come to acknowledge their own weaknesses and stop blaming others because of their unwillingness to step out of the "fire wall" of self-deluded supremacy psyche, they will forever be afraid of their own shadows while the world has moved forward.
The glaring failure of the top echelon of the Malay leaderships in UMNO is for all to see if we believe the idea of Ketuanan is anything but good. The down side of this mindset not only is detrimental to the community as a whole, it also hindered the progress of this nation because of the pulling effect on the other races.A while ago, when I went to downtown KL, I was surprised to see many of the shops near the Jalan Tun Perak are occupied by the Bangladeshi.If there is anything to learn from this reality is this:
Even the more enterprising immigrants Bangladeshi and Indonesians are already ahead of the local Malays, while they still singing the supremacy tune. They can continue to shout Ketuanan until kingdom comes, very soon their bosses are no longer Chinese, but Indonesians or Bangladeshi or even those from Myanmar!
Malaysiakini : “However much history may be invoked in support of these policies
(affirmative action), no policy can apply to history but can only apply
to the present or the future. The past may be many things, but it is
clearly irrevocable. Its sins can no more be purged than its
achievements can be expunged. Those who suffered in centuries past are
as much beyond our help as those who sinned are beyond our retribution.”
― Thomas Sowell, ‘Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality’
COMMENT | I may have said this
differently elsewhere, but at this point, why bother ratifying the
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
This idea of Malay special rights or privileges and the affirmative
action policies wrapped up in the propaganda of race and religion has
been exposed for the sham that it is. The latestmissive
from the culture war about Icerd by Chandra Muzaffar, one of Malaysia’s
most well-known public intellectuals, makes for depressing reading.