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Post by Guest » Mon, 01 Aug 2005 3:17 pm

I would like to add further to what has mentioned.

1. Singapore's first president was a Malay. The republic has also had two Indian presidents including the present one.

2. The republic Singapore has had two Indian deputy prime ministers including the current one.

3. It has had two Indian foreign ministers.

4. The country’s present minister for education is an Indian.

5. An former police chief was, yes, you guessed it, an Indian.

Can we ever expect such important government positions in Malaysia to be occupied by those representing the minority communities in Malaysia? I’m afraid the minorities here can only dream.

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Post by see malaysia no future » Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:22 pm

This despite the fact that the NEP has resulted in corruption of endemic proportions, cronyism, guinea-pig experiments, mismanagement, the squandering the ill-gotten wealth, and above all, a self-denial syndrome regarding this massive wastage of public funds.

I really do not know what yardstick is being used to gauge and say that the bumis have only achieved some 19 percent capital equity ownership as opposed to the 30 percent target set by the NEP.

With all the Umno owned entities plus licences and permits dished out generously, this should have surpassed the 30 percent long ago. What happened?

I would say that many of them want to get only the money, they did not want to do the hard work and learn the ropes of the business. I think this is the real problem.

But instead, meritocracy is blamed and that after all these years of affirmative policies, the bumis have not been given the proper support to succeed and excel.

If the government is sincere in helping the bumis, it has to stop corruption. There also has to be a change in mindset and attitude towards positioning with pride and ability.

The problem with Umno politics is that no one dares to think the unthinkable. They talk, but in some matters they will never walk the talk.

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Post by riversandlakes » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 12:04 pm

paper cannot wrap the fire.
true gold fears no fire.

globalization and global village is a looming reality, ever closer with each passing day. no corner on earth is spared.

if these people don't shape up and equip themselves to the teeth with knowledge, they will be left behind. Thirty years should have been enough for the princes of the land to do away with the clutches. Until then, I'm only Malaysian in name.
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But the world is full of fluffier ones.

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Re: Why Singapore ? ( why did you come )

Post by SOY » Thu, 04 Aug 2005 9:57 am

k1w1 wrote:[

I also make a habit of crossing out the "Race" box on any application forms I have to fill out :evil:

Agree! What is UP with that? :shock:[/quote]

They ask about "race" on all kinds of forms? What if Singaporeans themselves? They also need to tell if they are Singaporean Chinese or Singaporean Malay or Singaporean Indian? Weird....

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Post by cool man » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 3:20 pm

Many many years ago, my brothers, cousins and friends, all top students applied to local university to be computer and electrical engineers.

None of us got in. We all went abroad, many of us made a killing but all of us had a good career and was in the centre of the IT revolution.

Recently some of us were approached to return to Malaysia but even at million-ringgit salary, we unanimously said no.

Cheated once, it's a pity, cheated twice is your fault.

Drug abuse, hate, incest, liberal extremism (culture of miniskirts and gay marriages), murder, racism, rape, religious fanaticism, parochialism, snatch theft, spoilt-bratty behavior, tribalism, wife abuse, child abuse, all that is associated with the malay race.

To them, malay is the biggest impediment towards building a truly Malaysian nation, and should be chucked into the dustbins of history.

Sad. Sad. Sad.

The question asked by many of my fellow Chinese is this - Why can't you just tell the malay peoples to adopt Chinese culture which is superior?

History always repeats itself. And nature is cruel. Any race of lower intelligence gets wiped out eventually.

See what is happening to indigenous tribes and their lands, always taken over by smarter people from elsewhere.

Look at Singapore, who owned it in the first place and who came and took it over?

America was taken by Europeans from the Red Indians. Even British convicts and unwanted low life managed to grab Australia from the aborigines and reduced them what they are today. They may become extinct one day.

However Malaysian still have hope as they are learning fast. Just hope it is fast enough. Problem is that some of them are still crying for bumi policy as a crutch. The smarter ones know that it is just prolonging the agony. Any way the smarter ones actually are not from Malaysia originally.

You can only survive if you are able to stand on your own two legs. Shouting "Malaysia boleh" is no use - if you can, you can.

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Post by k1w1 » Fri, 19 Aug 2005 9:39 am

Anonymous wrote: In Singapore, religious tolerance is everywhere. No conflict at all, if you mix with muslims, christians, buddists, taoists,...............


what a ridiculous statement - so I should tell me caucasian friend (married to a Malay Singaporean) that the christian school they had hoped to enrol their young son in, will actually accept the application now?

Let's be honest: that's a drop in the bucket.

No country in the world is completely tolerant of other cultures and religions. Wishful thinking will not change it - better to accept each other and our differences, than to blindly accept statements that are not true.

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