Miss Aida
I can tell this will be controversial.

I don’t believe in Malay special privileges. I believe that it was essential in the past, when the Chinese and Indians were not officially citizens of Malaysia, and no one knew what the future would hold and therefore those rights were invoked to protect the interest of the citizens. However, the past is the past, and I believe that these so-called rights are now abused and should be made redundant.

I believe that living in a multi-racial country, there will always be these undercurrents of racism, always because people are not always forgiving and tolerant, and even within races, there are stereotypes. I couldn’t care less about the colour of your skin, and I believe it is the person that counts, but I have witnessed and heard too many things to discount.

Everyone’s a racist.

The Malays talk about the Chinese, the Indians and the Malays. The Chinese talk about the Indians, the Malays and the Chinese. And the Indians talk about the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians. I like to believe that it is mostly an older generation that harbours these sentiments, but of late, I am starting to believe that these undercurrents lie deeper than I thought, or perhaps I have always been sheltered.

My friends are largely mixed, but I never thought about race. Somewhere along the line I was inspired by the stories of the American civil war, and I grew into the belief that every human is his or her own being, and should be judged as such.

Of course, once in awhile I would here demeaning comments about the Chinese, but I was always lucky that we had a wonderful Chinese neighbour, who we were closer to than a lot of people on my block. A couple of years later, another Chinese family moved into the neighbourhood, and did not make the best of impressions, even with my other Chinese neighbour, so I learnt that it really depends on the person.

Then again, being Malay in a predominantly Chinese class, sometimes I was made to felt like I wasn’t as smart as the other students. One of my teachers was very blatantly racist against the Malays, which I find a shocking quality in a teacher. It was funny to me that the top students in my year ended up being Malays, and especially funny to see that particular teacher’s reaction to the scores.

I learnt that Indians have caste systems, which I never really understood. A good friend of mine was always making jokes about his caste, and it wasn’t until I took the effort into learning about what it that made me realise that even within our particular races, we face discrimination.

I believe that there will always be misconceptions about Islam, because in Malaysia, Muslims do not portray the correct picture of Islam, and because no one dares to openly debate the topic (God forbid). I believe that society can be very heavy handed, and perhaps because we are such a secular society, that we take religion for granted and don’t properly understand it for the beautiful thing that it is. I believe that the freedom to choose is essential, and no one religion should be forced on anyone.

I believe that our government is corrupted. I believe that it is easy to be corrupt when you are in power, and perhaps, the good guys get stepped on and trampled on and it is not always an easy path to the top, when the path is twisted back unto itself. I like to believe that one day, the corruption will become less and less, as more and more individuals with strong, good ideals attempt to enter the thorny world of politics, and I like to think that one day, our government will be one that we can actually respect.

Perhaps I am an idealist. I have been accused of having no sense of humour when it comes to these topics above, but I guess I cannot help feeling that it is no joking matter that so much of the world suffers. I like to think that I can make a difference, but who knows.

The world is your oyster, they say. And it is what you make with your oyster that counts.

73 Responses
  1. Aliaa Says:

    Good post :) I actually agree with you on all the points above. At the rate we're going, equality is becoming more and more an unreachable goal rather than its rightful place as common sense.

    Cheers.



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  3. ...when once you've finished Uni and come back for good, when you're faced with huge tantamounts of shocking realities of the present situation here at home, then please please remember this post of yours and let your inquisitions prevail the whatever is being shoved down the throats of the rakyat.

    it can be a little bit overwhelming and baffling to see how the rakyat dengan mudah mempercayai everything yang dihidangkan underneath their nose (like the NEP issue, etc), without questions asked! padahal semua ada akal, ada pelajaran, belajar jauh-jauh, tapi so gullible and lurus bendul.

    arguments and debates will be met by your life being followed & observed closely by 'their' people, as if you're a threat to the nation padahal it's your money too that they're building the nation with hence you've got all the rights to disagrees with their ways.

    it's great to know someone your age can think this far. Well done!


  4. I think maybe the world is waking up. Or perhaps it is the role of the media that offers an insight into other worlds that we could have never thought about before that we are suddenly open to new ideas.

    And I believe it is being open to these ideas and like Sean said, embracing the similarities that makes that difference.


  5. Aida, if more Malaysians were like you we would be a much better society for it. You have verbalized exactly the feelings that I keep to myself. I think it's also even harder when you are a child of a mixed-race marriage, like my parents' and me. You notice the racism more because people will always try to highlight one of your "racial traits" over another, or try to force those traits on you because you don't quite "fit the mould", if you understand what I mean.

    But being a community that values the communal over the individual, this will always be a roadblock and obstacle. I think in Malaysia our level of civil rights isn't what it should be for a country that strives to project the image of greatness, freedom, and harmony on the world stage.

    For all the talk of multiculturalism, tolerance, and unity if an outsider were to take a closer look at our governmental system will show a glaring slant towards segregation by merit of both race and religion. We Malaysians are being hoodwinked by our own countrymen, our own leaders, who think that they can also fool everyone else. But no one else is being fooled. Shame on us if we just accept it and turn the other cheek.


  6. ... or worse, pander to it! I just read some of the comments from your previous post, and one so-called enlightened "anonymous" saw fit to label all Malays as "ingrates". Shame on that person, for your sweeping generalizing statement that serves no purpose other than to support the status quo. Something has to give. How can we change the country if we do not change our own mindsets?


  7. bottomline is; we have flaws. it's just a matter of choice how we want it fixed.


  8. If I may ask, Aida, why do you disagree with the Malay special privileges? While we are lucky enough to be living in the city areas, and to be blessed with middle-class families, many others, especially our rural brethrens, aren't as fortunate. They are the ones who need the crutch that the Malay privileges and the NEP provides. Without those, they would easily drown. One must always think of the less fortunate ones too when deciding to do away with things.

    And to be frank, I disagree with all this talk for equality. At least, I would not agree to it for now.

    Why? Chiefly, because we're all aware of how disproportionate the distribution of wealth is amongst Malaysians, aren't we?

    The thing is, it's fair enough to call for everyone to compete using the benchmarks of ability and merit, and to ask that we do so on a level and 'equal' playing field... ONLY IF THERE WAS ONE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    That's what the NEP is for. To help the Malays get themselves to a level playing field. And once they're there, the NEP would have served its purpose, and will be gradually weaned off.

    To put it simply, by allowing these proposals of 'equality' to succeed when it should not yet, you're opening the floodgates towards further inequality.

    Another thing: I'm reading law currently. And I know bits and pieces of how the world of legal practice work, because... well, let's just say I know people.

    And allow me to inform you that it's more about how many people you know, and which banks and firms can identify with some of your partners, and how one's Bumiputra status is exploited, and how important getting a chance to fraternize at council meetings is for getting new work, than it is about 'equality' based on 'ability'.

    So, holding the above in your thought, what's with all these calls for equality by certain sections of society, when they themselves don't quite practice it?

    (Lastly, I am aware that the NEP has been slightly inefficient in its execution, what with the rich becoming richer and some of the poor seemingly being unable to taste the benefits of the NEP. But one must be aware that the system is not at fault, rather, it's the people handling it who is. Corruption's rampant in Malaysia, after all.)


  9. Well Zafran, my idea of the NEP in terms of equality is not to exploit the race of a person, but rather the financial status of a person.

    If a person is poor, he or she deserves help, regardless of race. I suppose it's more of the definition of who we are able to help.

    True, most of the poorer people are Malays. So why should we not help them because they are poor, and not because they are Malays? There are many individuals who I believe manage to take advantage of the help that is offered, just because of who they know. You are right, corruption is rife.

    Personally, I feel by redefining who the people in need really are will level the playing field.


  10. Anonymous Says:

    aida..one word for you...go back to maaysia..study there, live there and marry the malay malaysians and produce more malay babies and let malaysia increase in the number of malays cuz thats where u belong n u cant go far in life.cuz malay people are ingrates...so y even bother coming to melbourne in the first place??....get lost..go back to malaysia...and by the way, this is in regards to your post entitled " i believe n fighting against bureaucracy..

    i think ur so stupid to even accept the scholarship in the first place and judging by that, u dont even deserve a scholarship cuz from what i know scholarship is 4 those who do well in all aspects and from ur blog, ur definitely not one of them, mainly cuz ur a malay..

    again, of cuz i cant expect u to be good in all aspects cuz this is a LOAN not a scholarship AND PLUS, UR A MALAY HOW CAN U EVEN DESERVE A LOAN, WHAT MORE A SCHOLARSHIP...so..just count your blessings before u get sent back home to where u belong...

    and as they say in the quran :"it is God's will to determine the fate of a race"

    p/s: im a malaysian, studying in melbourne and im not a malay...

    so bye bye..never intend to c u around in melbourne cuz if i do i might just throw eggs at u..


  11. Anonymous Says:

    first of all i wanna start with the title of your blog you bloody scholar: it should read random ramblings of a mind, not ramblings of a random frickin mind cuz then it can be anybody, do you understand? if not maybe consider going back to malaysia for elementary education, or just watch tv early in the morning when they play those toddler shows..u might pick something up useful
    next up,u dont believe in benefits for malays? ur the frickin living example of just the same thing, i hate you, and i hate your mom, and your dad for being malay, cuz if it wasnt for them, plus your malay friends, you probably wouldnt have been such a waste of oxygen..

    3: i remember goin to nasi lemak house on lygon st.. these malay chicks (on scholarship cuz my friends knows them..somehow ;)
    were really noisy. now this is all they do, they study, they eat out, they club, they get their hair done, they buy clothes and sh!t, and they go to concerts, and they drain the malaysian taxpayers' wallet so they can satisfy their need to believe in a higher existance than normal non-malay malaysians..cuz ur born with it u bloody ingrate hehe..nothin u can do bout it cuz the superiority complex is reportedly rampant among malaysians, just like the spaniards as opposed to the filipinos or the aboroginals as opposed to other australians. die b!tch..

    btw, im not a malaysian, im just an observer of the malaysian culture because i have been there...and dont pull sh!t off like oh what the fvck does this kid know he's not even malaysian cuz then u will have to answer to the rest of the points i, and alot of other people made...


  12. i WaS rEAlLy OfFEnDeD bY aNOnYMoUs CoMMeNt On ThE bAsIs Of FrEe SpEeCh aNd InDiViDuaLiSm. InTerNeT BloG iS a MEdiUm FoR aLl Of Us To ShArE ,eXpLOrE aNd eXcHAnGe OuR iDeA aNd BeLiEf WiThoUt JuDgeMeNt AnD rACiSm AnD wITH aN oPEn MiNd.

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  13. Well, everyone has a right to express their opinions. However, both anonymous comment just seem to serve to illustrate that both individuals tend to generalise rather than make the effort to get to know people.

    Like I also said, everyone's a racist.

    To anonymous No 2, thank you for your extreme concern regarding the grammar of my chosen blog heading.

    Random: proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern

    Random mind: occuring without a definite aim, reason or patterm from a mind. Considering this is my blog, consider it my mind.

    Thank you for your concern. Nobody's perfect and we all strive for the better.


  14. Ajjrina Says:

    For the eyes of the latest anonymous.

    To make such generalization is unfair. How can malays be judged on a bunch of friends you know or meet at nasi lemak house?

    While you may say lots of scholars are wasting tax payers money overseas, i witness many others who are studying their heart out to achieve academic excellence. And as long as we're able to do this, i don't find anything wrong with eating out, going for concerts, and yadadada.

    I'm a malay. I believe, and if given the chance,i would fight for non-malays to be given more chance for scholarship. My heart goes out to the non-malays who achieve academic excellence, yet unable to further their studies because they cant afford it and the government's quota could not fit them in.

    But i disagree with your way of condemning and generalizing the Malays. As of now, i'm thankful that my non-malay friends are more civilized and not as judgmental and as hateful as you.

    Its people as shallow-minded as you who are a waste of oxygen and who make global peace seems impossible.


  15. I am appalled by the sweeping generalizing comments ANOYMOUS RACIST and ANONYMOUS OBSERVER have made. Malay chicks go clubbing and buy clothes and get their hair done yada yada... so what? Who else doesn't do that? They're students! They're young and know life isn't all about hitting the books. Studying abroad is a great opportunity not only to learn the course you are doing but to experience a world outside your own. How can Aida not be idealistic? It's not a superiority complex to want to see a change, or to champion equality. But I'm glad she wrote those posts, it's a great shake up. Certainly brought out the idealistic side in some, and the ugly racist side in others. I guess we know your shape.


  16. Dearest Anon,

    Grow some balls.

    Love,
    Azreen


  17. "True, most of the poorer people are Malays. So why should we not help them because they are poor, and not because they are Malays? There are many individuals who I believe manage to take advantage of the help that is offered, just because of who they know. You are right, corruption is rife." - Aida

    The government devised a policy to help the Malays because many of them aren't as affluent as members of other races (at least, not in the range of numbers they should be). And that fact should strike us as very strange, for the Malays are the majority population of this geographic slice of the world, and have been native to it for much longer than any other races have. That is also the reason why the NEP policy is much needed; if not for it, the fate of the Malays would become similar to that of the historical Indians of the Americas -- natives who would eventually be marginalized in and and robbed of their own lands.

    --------------------------

    Now, it is easy to say that when one is poor, he is immediately deserving of help, regardless of race.

    But let's look at the facts: 70% to 80% of the country's wealth belongs to the non-Malay races. The question we must ask is this then: Would these persons, who are so very affluent, be willing to share their wealth with members from other races? If they were, that'd be great, and all's well and settled. But being realistic and looking at the circumstances from a pragmatic perspective, we know that that's not the case.

    If the small and affluent portion of the country's population, comprising of non-Malays mostly -- a group that holds the country's wealth, the ability to give out jobs, the income-giving power, the networking and contacts, etc. -- do not wish to help out the Malays, how then would the Malays (after having started out with only a small portion of the economic pie, then thrown into a further pressing situation such as this) be able to subsist and survive?

    Only political will (aka government assistance) is the answer. That's why the Government pumps in more effort, time and money to help the Malays out as opposed to other races. See, the NEP is doing a good thing; it is trying to offset racial tendencies in the accumulation of wealth, and it can only do so by helping out the Malays first. It is only fair.

    It follows then that if you help all of the poor regardless of race even after acknowledging the disheartening reality in Malaysia I mentioned above, only inequality will come of it.



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    One other thing, Aida. The preachers who preach and hearken so loudly for equality in all forms do not practice it themselves. So don't pay attention to them or their writings too much. I speak not from assumptions, but from facts and experience. (I will however keep these thoughts to myself for now.)

    Equality as a concept may work in the Western world, but what is good for them is not always good for us.

    Lastly, heed this thought: Even though you may not personally suffer from the abolishment of Malay privileges, others may, and will. Who knows, sometime in the future, even your own child may need its assistance. So don't be so quick to disregard Malay privileges as an archaic item of the past to be dispensed with in favour of 'equality' -- which is, interestingly, a word oft-used as the battle cry of those who understand little of its connotations and of the social contract agreed upon by our forefathers a long time ago.


  18. hazwan Says:

    some party you have going on here aida. =)


  19. and thats why I want to leave Malaysia for good.

    70-80% of the wealth in Malaysia is in Non-Malay hands?
    where did you get that sum from?
    how long has the NEP been in action? How much has the improvement been since its implementation?

    Oh well, at least the NEP lets us other races in Malaysia know where we stand in this country.

    I was brought up with the knowledge that this country will not do me any favours and not to expect anything from the government. So I don't. And don't expect much loyalty from us non-Malays in Malaysia.

    On the other hand, Anons, you're both just pathetic. Identify yourselves if you got guts.


  20. Ah, the thing is the two ANONS do not have a problem with Aida's ideas, they have a problem with her race. If she were ... let's say... Chinese and said those same things, they'd probably be falling tit over arse to agree with her and still be here bad-mouthing the Malays.

    Now, since they needed to justify their statements by identifying their nationalities and non-Malay status, let me just add that I am Malaysian. Yet I am not Malay. Nor am I Chinese. Nor Indian. I am what you may call a half-breed blood traitor. :) There is no love lost between the so-called "motherland" and myself.

    But I will defend Aida's right to post what she posted here simply because I know her, she is my friend, and I know that this isn't just idle talk on her part. She will tough out her studies here, complete her degree and go back to Malaysia and there she will strive to do great things, even if all are against her. That is just her way.

    By the way, ANONs... telling someone they should die because of their race? How very Third Reich! I am just giddy with delight that you would do the old Fuhrer proud :D


  21. lukluk Says:

    nice post. I thought there aren't many young Malaysians having a mind that cares to think and ponder upon such issues critically. do have a read at nurinmz.com and let me know ur views ya?

    * found ur blog from lieawulf's and she happens to be my sister. she was in muar, attending my husband's aunt funeral. from which part of muar r u? skrg kt mana?

    keep on writing those good thoughts.


  22. Ruth Says:

    Racial divides arising out of a thoughtful blog post? Unbelievable. This does not bode well for the future of our nation. Thanks, Aida, for remaining hopeful, and for articulating ideals that we all need to hold on to.


  23. Anas Says:

    Haha the first time i read this post, i knew it was going to be controversial and hot. best best..

    well, lain orang lain rezeki. if everyone remember that, takde la masalah nieh..haha.. takde aa some random emo ppl can express their anger in this blog.. haha..

    anyway, i respect every opinions and thoughts but sometimes be careful with ur language man. Insulting others are not good.. huhu.. be thankful with what we have :) cheers


  24. hazwan Says:

    i'm a little fairy boy


  25. "70-80% of the wealth in Malaysia is in Non-Malay hands?
    where did you get that sum from?
    how long has the NEP been in action? How much has the improvement been since its implementation?"
    - karthiben

    The ASLI report/study, released some time back, claimed that Malay/Bumiputra-owned assets had now amounted to 45% (or something along that range; I can't really remember and I'm not bothered enough to find exact sources right now. You can Google for the info though).

    In my humble opinion, and from what I've heard, that study was flawed (and even biased), because, amongst others, it considered Government-Linked Companies as wholly Bumiputra-related assets/corporate equities (and it did not even consider the division of shares amongst Bumiputra and non-Bumiputra holders in said companies too). Not only is this unfair, it also seems to be tainted with prejudice.

    Plus, the ASLI report contradicted the government's own official report (specifically, the Economic Planning Unit's, that probably had more authority and accountability anyway), which found the Bumiputras possessing less than 20% (specifically, 18.9%) of the country's economic wealth.

    If I'm not mistaken the purpose of the NEP is to allow the Malays to achieve at least 30% of Malaysia's economic wealth.


  26. sultan kudarat Says:

    ok..heres a piece of the pie.

    random mind: a mind chosen in a random manner..not whatever u just said..

    october_skye: whats with ur nick? do u have seasonal disorders? im just concerned about ur health..

    everybody else: im sorry if i made third-reich-ish remarks n fuhrer blah blah blah whatever u said..i apologise and there have been fine questions raised by each and every one of u with regards to my post...FOR ME TO POOP ON!!

    firstly, ur ideologies about equality and malay privileges n whatnot is fairy-tale talk. nothings gonna change, unless it gets worse. thats the only change thats gonna happen. please u muslims should know we are nearing the end of your bloody time. lemme tell u bout the most influential and prominent feature bout human beings: greed and/or selfishness, they are fairly substitutable. malays get privileges yeah sure the system was probably put in place for gov't subsidies to flow towards the opressed malays in the olden times. then these privileges n subsidies started gettin..wait for the word..ABUSED! hah and u guys know it for a frickin FACT! not only that, malays have been extensively hypocritical in this sense as well as religiously. i mean cmon, u guys are muslim and shouldnt do alot of the things young kids enjoy doin, cuz life, apparently, is not all bout hitting the mother-of-chicken BOOKS! so y go out get some alcohol in ur system use some guy as a pole for u to pole dance, get laid get smashed get wasted get high get stoned go to concerts show ur boobies n be absurdly LOUD (which is annoying in any case)? please, spare me ur political views because nothing can be done for the better, and tell me if there is one reasonable substantial point in history where some good has been done. even charities (mind u i have no proof does not mean i dont know) are just loopholes in the cleverly programmed system of STEALING! n just because i didnt justify that one doesnt give u the right to bag me for not justifying "oh he doesnt know what he's talkin bout" cuz u know i do.

    secondly, to wan_zafran: i really admire your grammaratical structure and your command of the english language. your fellow malays could use your help in learning better control of the english language. however, beyond that, i dont think u can be of much more use to them. please i insist your reply to this post because i know i have pissed every hypocritical blood vessel in you off.
    secondly, my dear zafran brother from another mother, if u are actually subscribing to and basing your posts on information given by these group of imbeciles, then ur nothing better than that as well.

    to azreen_suleiman: i got 2 balls buddy cant grow them much more cuz im an adult. why must you impose your deepest darkest fantasies onto other people? just because u dont have balls doesnt mean u should get other people to grow balls, regardless of their gender. not saying that i dont have balls, but i do and they are not for you. thank you come again. i hope you dont take this the wrong way my good good friend.

    listen karthiben: what the hell are u doing awake at 2 in the morning? i have my reasons, but i dont have the guts to share them, if u have been browsing the web pages for whatever self-pleasure u can find, then i would know because u are a hormone charged GUTSY male. at least i think u are cuz ur name is very MANLY and GUTSY. oooh im scared. oooh boogie man come get me LA! hehehe...

    dear ajjrina: i love u..pls marry me so i can use u as a deluded housewife. oh yes u guys can bag me again for making such a sexist comment because i do it all for the attention. haha arent u guys feeling weird yet? i am single handedly playing out each and everyone of your mental disorders. oh yes. very very much..

    thank you for the time u just wasted on a waste of oxygen..ME hehe u guys are worse losers if u come back and actually reply to my post. and now somebody is gonna post something like "lets ignore the ignorant bastard" hah what predicatble FOOLS! and if youre not gonna do that, then ur not gonna do that! either case, ur hot blood is very reassuring of ur recklessness. thank you.

    PS
    70-80% of the wealth which is owned by non-malays is MOST LIKELY owned by about 10 % of those non-malays, the rest are just like u. go to any mamak and u will know what im talkin bout.

    PPS
    by the way i am muslim, and my name is sultan kudarat. do a little googling on me and u will know who i am. haha good night and good luck.

    and oh, im the second pathetic anonymous poster who posted earlier. i love u all. thank u for ur time. KISSES!


  27. Sultan Kudarat: At least, thank you for the compliment.

    I used ASLI's statistics because it's what the dispute in the nation was all about. (As I've mentioned, I do not subscribe to it -- I put it there only to compare.)

    On the 70-80% thing: if the wealth is spread out across the population of non-Malays, seeing as to the fact that they are lesser in number, this gives them a huge economical advantage over the Malays who have lesser wealth and are much greater in number.

    And no, Sultan Kudarat, you haven't pissed me off. Anyway, I'm tired of arguing, and I think I'll take leave for now.


  28. E Says:

    Dear Mr Sultan Kudarat with two (very small, i assume) balls, i absolutely loved your post. Thank you so much for spending your valuable time writing an essay just to entertain us ingrateful Malays with your intelligence and absolutely smashing sense of humor. So what exactly did they say to you when they rejected your scholarship application?

    Now I hope you don't mengelat and say things like -

    I'm not even Malaysian! I'm merely an observer who has nothing to do with all this shit but would like to menyibuk anyway. Just because I'm such a cultured and well-read person who knows soo much about Malaysia and its history and therefore am entitled to join the bitch fest.

    or

    I didnt even need to apply for one because my awesome brains, sarcasm and clever opinons were so impressive, the university let me study for free



  29. kinteru Says:

    this world is so full of crazy people. where's the peace?


  30. ron jeremy alpha male Says:

    you can tell that i have such a manly name. google it and be blown over by my awesomeness.


  31. Hahahah.

    Aida, i think your blog has officially been contaminated by The weird sultan kudarat.

    He reminds me a lot of Mr Bean, one who tries extremely hard to make his existence known - revealing his idiocy and absurdity along the way. Poor baby.


  32. wani Says:

    i don't care much about the race. i think religion is what that matters. it shapes the person within you. skin colour doesn't mean anything. i don't mind being chinese or indian as long as i'm a muslim. too proud of being malay will not take me far. but being a muslim will take me around the world. i love malaysia because i was born here and grew up here, that's all. not because i'm proud of pak lah or the government.

    ramai (bukan semua) orang melayu sudah terlalu dimanjakan... all because they 'duduk' tanah melayu first.


  33. Dear Aida,

    It is a lovely rainy Friday afternoon when I came across your wonderful intellectual discorse party presented upon within the comments section of this post. And you did not even invite me to the party. But it's okay, I'm not much of a party person myself.

    It is most unfortunate on my part, however, that I am feeling a little weary to further join this predominantly scintillating discussion. I blame it on a long week, myself.

    I will say this, however: despite enjoying fifty years of independence and multiculturalism for ages, most Malaysians have not even begun to understand our racial and cultural differences. Judging from the responses, what you have expressed has definitely struck a chord with most of our generation (and apparently it has struck a nerve with a couple of shadowy figures as well, it seems).

    Despite everything, I believe that things may only get better. Perhaps I am being overly optimistic, but I believe that racial understanding and the eradication of corruption is just around the corner. As soon as the older generation who created this mess expires.

    You have a nice weekend now, yes?


  34. "As soon as the older generation who created this mess expires." - Shahriman Latif

    The older generation did not create a mess of things. On the contrary, they were the ones who provided for organization and progress, and it was they who tried to correct the mess they had inherited, through economic, political and social will -- and unless you can provide opposing facts or evidence that disposes of mine (which I have produced in my many posts beforehand), it is unfair for you to claim that they have made a mess of things.

    "Despite everything, I believe that things may only get better. Perhaps I am being overly optimistic, but I believe that racial understanding and the eradication of corruption is just around the corner. " - Shahriman Latif

    I disagree. By now, we are about to celebrate 50 years of independence, and yet:

    1) There are still people who can't speak the national language much less form a proper sentence with it, so much so that we even have to resort to communicating through a litany of colloquial registers.

    2) We still have vernacular schools, which I heartily believe promotes racial segregation. (I fiercely believe in everyone's right to learn their mother tongues, but everyone should learn it in a national school where integration may be more easily achieved.)

    3) We still have towns founded by, and whose inhabitants come from single races. That promotes segregation and xenophobia, above all else.

    We're very, very far away from national integration, unless you count the superficial cuteness we place on TV and advertisements as 'integration'. So don't go quoting the Bangsa Malaysia ideal, because it's not going to work, at least probably not in the next 50-100 years. (I'd LOVE to have it work -- I'm all for racial unity, but let's be realistic -- that's not how things work in Malaysia. )

    And don't be so idealistic -- corruption is far from gone, in fact it has become an ingrained part of the system.

    For example, if you've been reading the news you should have noticed that the Head of the Anti-Corruption Agency himself recently faced 5 charges; what of parliamentarians who use their positions to 'turn a blind eye' towards their own corruption and misdeeds, and of rampant money-based politics especially during elections (e.g. Ijok)?

    Does that really give you the impression that "eradication of corruption is just around the corner"?


  35. Anonymous Says:

    sultan kudarat. amat keparat, sgt mudarat. semua tak larat.


  36. Anonymous Says:

    Aida
    sayang rupa cantik tapi akal cetek!
    sorry to say this but plz..
    dah terime biasiswa belajar untuk syukur... dah belajar tinggi2(results lom tentu excellent pon kan) unless u prove to us... fikir lah sebelum menulis... blog ni bukan tempat sewenang2 nya nak tulis apa je... fikir juga sensitiviti org lain...
    plz la
    You should learn how to appreacite!
    you should learn how to say thanks
    You are just a malay girl form Muar yang tak tak tahu untung nasib hidup plus bergantung dengan duit Gov to study...

    Plz la...
    Balik Muar makan mee bandung muar then u'll taste the belacan inside there... agaknya baru u realised yg u ni anak Malaysia kot... Bangsa Melayu...

    salamz...


  37. SULTAN KUDARAT

    "listen karthiben: what the hell are u doing awake at 2 in the morning?"

    - none of your business.

    "i have my reasons, but i dont have the guts to share them, if u have been browsing the web pages for whatever self-pleasure u can find,"

    - you would. not everyone thinks like you.

    then i would know because u are a hormone charged GUTSY male. at least i think u are cuz ur name is very MANLY and GUTSY.

    - why thank you.

    oooh im scared. oooh boogie man come get me LA! hehehe...

    - not gonna satisfy that fantasy of yours. freak.


  38. This is an interesting article of relevance. Courtesy of Michael Backman.

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2006/11/14/1163266550487.html


  39. afiq Says:

    Yep,

    Let's all be Malaysians. We are all equal in the eye of God(not implying that god has any)

    I believe that when we talk about race and generalize it to our liking, we are actually sending subliminal messages to ourselves and others.

    So when we keep on telling jokes about malays being lazy, we will, subsequently, without immediate realization believe and embody it.

    So stop generalizing!


  40. afiq Says:

    weird isn't it, these condescending commenters.

    Making us feel stupid without realizing the bare fact that they are stupid themselves.

    Fuck la, we learn in universities to gain knowledge and Question our surrounding. Not all of us are studying for the sole purpose of getting a good respectable job. Some of us wants to affect change. So let us be. WHO ARE YOU to tell US to scurry away in our shells and be thankful?

    I am only thankful to GOD and no one else.


  41. Karthiben: Yep, I'm aware of that article and I've read it a long time ago.


  42. we malaysians are a paranoid bunch. and we possess this innate need to make race an issue every time, and our idea of politics is either pro-umno or anti-umno. but i doubt the situation will be any different whether we have NEP or not.

    i do think zaf has some interesting points. total equality IS a naive concept, and an easily exploited one at that. i think the NEP has played it's role well enough. Perhaps it's time to consider another methodology to 'level the playing field', one that hopefully doesn't breed contempt among the races.


  43. zrpx Says:

    Having studied the demographics and strata positions of the races in Malaysia, i beg to differ as i do have a contrary view to urs.

    Realize it or not, the special prev. is still very much needed. Even with it, the ratio of Malays and other races studying in Institute of Higher Learning is about 50-50.

    Why? coz of the past. Rewind back and look at the Brit. Colonization. They systematically segregated the Malays and refused to allow for development of a middle class as they were afraid of a backlash called nationalism by the educated.

    Due to this, the Brits invited the Indians and Chinese to give out a helping hand in dev. of economics. i.e. Businesses went to the Chinese and Land (Estates) were handed over to the Indians.

    That leaves the Malays in doing agriculture and admin work. This from of systematic discrimination translates into one thing; old wealth.

    Coz the non-Mlays had the financial power way earlier than the Malays, they managed to educate themselves, their children, and their race ealier and faster. Malays don't have that.

    Hence, the special priv.. Even now, the non-Malays with the existence of sp. priv., most of them have the capability to continue their studies coz of the financial postion of their ancestors. E.g. MCA has a fund set up for students who wanna continue studies and who are disadvantaged.

    Malays don't have that priv., look at the numbers of those in private colleges, many Malays? i dont think so. Exactly the point, the government is trying to balance it out, if the gap between the malays and non-malays becomes so obvious and the govt doesn't react to the problem, we'll be in deep trouble.

    As much as we wanna forget the 13th May incident. It could happen. I respect your opinion, but try understanding why the provisions exist in the first place. i had the same perspective as you and many of us did before i went in deep into the issue and researched about it.

    two cents worth of my mind.

    -zharif-


  44. regarding the article .. the only thing that bothers me about it is the lack of citations. are his facts really facts, or are they mere assumptions and wild guesses?


  45. zrpx Says:

    read up. even if u think it's an assumption, use ur logics, is it a logical assumption? look at realities here back home. i wld say it's very logical.


  46. Khairun Says:

    Hello sister darling~

    The beauty of the freedom of speech is the check and balance that comes with it. Because truth and fact is very separate from opinions and ideas.

    It is people like this sultan dude that will dredge up the sentiments we have long attempted to smoothen over. Individuals who never attempted to understand the consequences of May 13th. The repercussions it could cause may even match the tragedy of the wars in Iraq, the bloodshed in Darfur and for some people the separation of the Koreas.

    At the 2nd Perdana Discourse series Tun Mahathir spoke about the essentiality of some form of Social Reengineering. Everyone wants a bigger piece of the pie. Question is, will anyone ever be satisfied with their portion? No. So we have to move on to dealing with the bigger picture.

    For the past 50 years, we have largely chosen to be represented by the racial flag. Many times, we simply vote because of the convenience and comfort of all things skin deep. But shouldn't we be choosing our leaders based on their ideas, their ideals and what they can do for the nation? Let's think about it. If you take racial sentiments out of the whole political equation, the face of the system will be entirely different.

    Still, some people argue that overriding cultural differences in the name of national unity may have even worse outcomes (case in point: Indonesia). Thus, the Malaysian system of respecting those identities and opting for tolerance have put us at the lead among our other developing neighbours.

    I believe the answer to integration may be through political discourse and excercising our vocal cords. In discussions very much like this one, with much more diplomacy from certain sides and respect for the other's opinions, only then can we truly achieve unity. Without the freedom of expression, how else would one learn to understand the concerns and the opinions of the other? How do we then, in turn, attempt to find the best solution to those problems?

    Unity is through embracing our differences and working towards true equality for all Malaysians. Because that's what we all are at the end of the day. Malaysians.

    PS - The Catch-22 is that I doubt anyone would find the definition for "equality" in a Malaysian context anytime soon

    Ah well, jaga diri, Aida.
    <3


  47. zarif pretty much ripped off our sejarah textbook. dude, it's no longer 1970!

    a lot of what you said doesn't apply anymore, and some [estates handed to indians? when did that happen? and the middle class malays had always been there] are not even true.

    Like i said, the NEP (which i believe is an outcome of May13? correct me if i'm wrong) had served well in balancing, to some degree, the wealth among malaysians. it seems to me that this methodology no longer serves its purpose towards a more integrated society. in fact, it's doing quite the opposite.

    and give malaysians more credit lah. we are not stupid enough to let may 13 happen again. although we are becoming a paranoid, rascist bunch.


  48. zrpx Says:

    dismiss what i wrote all you want. Maybe it wasn't researched deeply like a thesis or something, but that's what i know and i'm trying to share it.

    the question on positive discrimination always comes up. It happens in real life.

    Even Oxford/Cambridge have positive discrimination in admission, United States, South Africa... the list goes on.. all based on the logic that a huge disparity leads to chaos. e.g. Indonesia. :D

    the NEP in fact worked for the bumis, chinese and indians... Rise in equity happened for everyone. The Bumis may have been getting a lot, but it's the same for non-bumis.

    that's why we don't see much of a difference. Malays getting tenders.. yeah true, then the malays subcontract it to non-malays.. point being, non-malays actually benefited from NEP, Not only the Malays like most of us are taught to believe.

    at the end of the day, i would like the idealist view to be implemented. I do agree that social policies needs to address the ones' most in need and i hope the government does that. but looking at realities, it's not going to happen in the near future.

    If there is anything that we wanna achieve, we have to change the system. not anyone else. I posted what i know to give the other side of the story coz i think it is valid and very much logical.

    We're not stupid to start another may 13th, but we're not the majority of ppl living in Malaysia. There are irrational ppl who jump on these issues and act opposite to us. that's what i believe reality is now...


  49. Karthiben: I would like to add a bit of my views on the article by Backman, and why I find it disputable.

    1) He did not touch on the issue as to why government-linked companies are considered Bumiputra assets.

    Under the ASLI report, companies like Petronas are considered to be Bumiputra-owned. However, the benefits of such companies are enjoyed not only by Bumiputra but also non-Bumiputra citizens -- because they are owned by the government. Therefore, it's extremely unfair for the ASLI report to presume that they are solely Bumiputra-owned, as such.

    2) He touched on the par value vs market value issue.

    Par value is often used to achieve consistency in statistics, not just to understate the value of things (as Backman claims). Market value, on the other hand, can fluctuate wildly, and therefore is not a very good means of measure at times. Even some of the companies listed in ASLI's report would have resorted to providing par value because that's what attracts people.

    In that sense, it was rational for the government to have based their reports using par value statistics.


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  51. boring. everyone's so angry. sama-sama melayu pun kutuk-mengutuk, inikan pula bercakap tentang cina dan india.

    that 'ANONYMOUS' fella (takut nak letak real name ke) who said aida is "JUST A MALAY GIRL FROM MUAR yadi yadi yada", really pisses me off. i can use the same rude language but unfortunately, i'm way better than that. i'm not going down to your level, sorry. you don't even know aida and you merely judged her from her writings. yet you said she is cetek akal! HA. HA. HA. people speak up their minds and you quickly decide they are ungrateful. panjangnyaaa akal.

    you want to talk about her academic achievements? try comparing yours to hers. she's a best student all throughout her academic life. if she's such a spoil brat like you said she is, she can blah just like that and balik rumah crying at mak bapak. but no, she continues trying her best and she'll come back here to serve malaysians as a doctor.

    too bad this is HER blog and not a forum or a bulletin. so get over it. kalau tak suka, tak payah baca dan tak payah terasa. simple kan?

    oh. by the way, i'm aida's cousin. and yes, we love mee bandung muar. :)


  52. erina_z Says:

    i was once concerned on the equality of all races aida. And i once asked a minister on this.

    What he said was "When you think that the Malays can stand on their own feet, then you can give them the equality. As for now, the Malays are still weak,"

    Which i think is true. No matter how we deny it, the malays still need a lot to learn. How the malays are going against each other in this blog is already a good example. What more in Malaysia. Trust me, we'll all be trumbling down if we give the equality now.

    I then asked my dad, "But papa, its not fair to other races. Its their country too, "

    Then he said, "Well, its our land at first. They came as immigrants once upon a time ago, "

    Then i said, "But the generations now did not CHOOSE to be born here,"

    "Well that's just something your generation do not understand. Thats just something out great great grandparents understand. We just have to accept the fact. Its hard to really really UNDERSTAND their sacrifices, "

    Dr. M was really really concerned of the current mentality of the Malays that he cried even talking about it. He really wanted to give the equality to all the races in Malaysia. But he knew, if he did, the malays will all be down. really really down.

    On the other hand, giving all these bumiputera priorities actually limit them from working HARD ENOUGH as they are confident that the government is there to help them. Then they will keep on staying with the same mentality, not improving themselves. (A good example would be the exam results of the bumi scholars and the non-bumi scholars here in Australia). That was DR M's MAIN CONCERN.

    So once we've found the solution to this problem, then only can we talk about equality.

    I have nothing against other races. They're all doing a great job. I too want the equality of all races.

    But like you said, everyones' a racist. Im sorry to put my race first. The majority of the Malays still need a lot of help. Lets just try leading them by example.


  53. dania Says:

    A race is still a race until someone else makes it something more. I don't get it, why is it necessary to put down each other by using race issue as a reason.

    I just realised, that is until I read your post that in my working environment, people are indirectly racist. Because I am in a predominantly Chinese department, there are always something that makes me feel uneasy. Whether Malays gets away with being bumiputra or something else. I mean, if race is the border between being in harmony or at war, can they do something with these privileges..why do Malays need to have privileges when half of them don't recognise the importance of it.

    Or how a company needs bumiputra employees in order to fulfill a certain government quota in order to win a certain project. Geez.

    Its hard being the idealist in a conflict. After all the fuss, the society lacks consideration, toleration and compassion.


  54. WhAt Is A rOsE cALlEd By AnY oThEr NaMe-BuT sTiLl a RoSe. WhAt Is iMPoRtaNcE Is hOw We NuRtUrE , ApPrECiAtE aNd UsE tHe ROsE fOr OuR MutUaL bEnEfIt. We cAn ArGuE oN tHeOrY oF rOsE fArMiNg fOr It's WoRtH bUt ApPLyInG iT iS a DiFFrEnT mAtTEr AlToGeThEr...


  55. Thank you everyone for their two cents.

    I enjoyed myself reading the more enlightening and intellectual posts. It's obviously an issue where everyone is going to have a different opinion.

    If everyone could hash their views out as calmly and rationally as everyone here the world would be a better place.


  56. amal Says:

    I'm proud to call myself Javanese.. because my grandfather worked really hard to make a living. Why? Because he was an immigrant and he knows he could not expect much from the government. Why did he become so successful? Because he earned every cent with his hard work.

    But what happens when you keep feeding the "cat" in the house? Instead of learning the skills of survival and becoming competitive, it becomes fat and lazy. Well, maybe not all cats are like that. But most are..

    Races are merely the differences in your skin colour. There is no such thing as race superiority, at least for me. I'd help anyone in need regardless of any religions, backgrounds and races. And so should everyone else. If only the world is so much kinder... if only...

    Great piece nevertheless, hun ^_^
    I'll be coming to Melbourne soon!


  57. Laily Says:

    i honestly believe that the malay special privileges give all the more reasons for us malays to be lazy.


  58. i guess everybody has their own 'preferences' and to a certain extent it could extend to being racist and bias.

    as an educator, i should not have a favourite student (or many favourite studentS), but as a human being, i do enjoy working with students who are interested to learn and respond to you when you're teaching...so if such preference makes me a bias (or perhaps when extended to a larger (racial) context, makes me a racist) be it hahahaha...

    so ppl say Malays are malas...sometimes when you have a bunch of problematic Malay students, you tend to overgeneralize and blame the Malays to be malas. If I am malay and I condemn the Malays, am I being racist? Race manakah yang aku sebelahkan? Maybe the race horse...hahaha...

    ok2...that's slightly cam redundant hahaha...orait dowanna merepek lebih panjang...aida, thanks for bringin' this issue up...

    tc.


  59. Anonymous Says:

    Hello there,

    I've just been a silent observer all this while but today I just felt like I had to give my two cents worth. It's interesting how a single entry can create such a ruckus, and much mud slinging over a person's race.

    It's also amusing to see how some people can be so affected and riled up over a person's innermost thoughts that they create slander just to let off steam. It just goes to show how powerful words are, and how heavy the responsibilty that comes with blogging.

    I for one will choose to remain an innocent bystander (NOT! haha). I feel that everyone is entitled to their own personal opinions but not to the extent of imposing your beliefs and value systems on someone and forcing them to accept arguments by calling them names. That, my friend, is called ad hominem. Attacking a person's character, personality and belief without looking at their reasoning.

    Aida has a right to express how she feels. She may be right, she may be wrog.. who are we to judge. She is writing based on whatever expereinces she has gone through and I believe she has a valid point. The point is, this is her feelings we are talking about, and I don't think she has to justify or defend how she feels just to pacify the readers. At the end of the day, we are the ones who make the decision and we are the ones who have to be held accountable for our actions.

    I don't think we are here to question her intelligence (the fact that she can string sentences together to form coherent, though provoking words says a lot) nor her maturity or even her race. We are here just to see how different individuals with different values perceive the world and it's happenings.

    I for one feel kudos should be given to Aida for bringing up things which many of us feel but somehow are reluctant to verbalize. Well done mate!


  60. Anonymous Says:

    zrpx

    "that's why we don't see much of a difference. Malays getting tenders.. yeah true, then the malays subcontract it to non-malays.. point being, non-malays actually benefited from NEP, Not only the Malays like most of us are taught to believe."

    However, whats the point of bringing up a group of people who receive money for no work done? You might as well give them the money directly. The Malays need to know the value of hard work. Doling out freebies won't teach them anything. In fact, they may grow accustomed to doing nothing as in the case you just mentioned. The working ppl of Malaysia now not only have to support the economic burden of the senior citizens but also that of the Malays.

    Money doesnt grow on trees. You have to work to get it.


  61. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you Aida for giving us a chance to voice our opinions. ;)

    Sigh.

    What I really feel is unfair is how Indonesians who have been in Malaysia for a shorter time than my family has been are given bumiputra status.

    Why is that?

    ANy takers?


  62. e Says:

    side step sekejap, ok?

    akubudaksetan, is there something wrong with your caps lock button? last time i checked, it was only cool to type that way when i was a junior in high school. time to move on dude.


  63. zrpx Says:
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  64. o Says:

    E,

    AnD u ThInK uR sO cOoL tO gIvE a CoMmEnT lIkE tHaT? wHo CaReS aBoUt 'CoOL' aNyWaY? tImE tO mOvE oN, bItCh


  65. Why is it you type like that anyway? Just curious.


  66. i Says:

    jUsT a MeTaPhOrIcAl rEpReSeNtAtIoN oF mY mIxEd FeElInGs AnD mY sEaRcHiNg Of LiFe'S tRuE mEaNiNg. EvErYoNe HaS oWn WaY oF dOiNg ThInGs Or RePrEsEnTiNg SeLf. HoW sHaLlOw It Is To OnLy CaRe AbOuT wHaT's CoOl.


  67. Jo Says:

    A few points to note:

    - Malays are also an immigrant race to Malaysia. Or a hodge-podge of races; I haven't found a reliable source of clear information on it.

    - race was not as big an issue 50 years ago as it is now. Everything has a racial slant now, regardless of relevance. Unfortunately used and abused as a political tool playing to people's fears and insecurities.

    - everyone's a little bit racist sometimes (watch Avenue Q).

    - the government's own EPU reports on wealth distribution was debated as inaccurate. The head of the unit resigned after the report was published.

    - as with too many things Malaysian, conceptually the NEP (or the aspect of it that we're focusing on here) is very good; it just suffers from poor implementation.

    - Malaysia's got serious balls, doing things differently to anyone else in the world.


    I believe that Malaysia has so much potential and we waste too much time on needless fighting and arguing over pittances, when we can be bigger and show the world what love and peace is truly all about.

    Let's meet up and have a chat sometime Aida, idealist to idealist.


  68. e Says:

    aw. someone's got some serious issues i see. i'll leave you and your metaphorical representation of your mixed feelings and your search of life's true meaning (through posting difficult-to-read comments) - alone, mmkay?


  69. Anonymous Says:

    owh hooo, oi aida, aku rasa kau tak merasa kot macam mana rasanyer idup susah. Aku asal felda, exposure bukan sajer tak banyak, sikit nak mati. Ko asal keluarga senang, dan aku sure ko banyak kabel2 untuk pegi obersea. Aku ni, bapak aku kejer kat ladang kelapa sawit je. Tapi aku bersyukur la jugak tak pi obersea pun, aku leh sambung belajar kat UiTM, lopek jer.. tapi alhamdulillah lar.. aku bkn pandai pun..tapi aku berusaha, takder kabel2 ni.Kalau uitm takder maybe aku takleh masuk U kot. Bersyukur jer lah dapat study obersea tuh. Buat sakit ati aku jer biler tengok ko punyer luahan hati dan minda yang berserabut tuh. Tak idealist langsung.

    Idealist tang maner idealist? ko ingat ko nampak gambaran lagi besar la erk dari orang lain? Ko bayangkan la.. malaysia ni jer la tempat melayu nak survive, indon.. tahla....cina? diorang China ader, taiwan ader, singapore ader...india? diorang india ader,sri lanka ader.. aku raser ko rentikan la bacer blog racist cina cina malaysia tu.. diorang dari hang tuah diorang kater asal cina, sampailah ke melayu bukannyer satu bangsa. Diorang racist!!

    Sejarah bangsa kita pendek aida, melayu kat malaysia?? 600 tahun jer.. malaysia?? 50 tahun jer.. lagi pendek dari sejarah negara thailand, indonesia, brunei.Yg singapore tu cite lain lah. Disebab kan sejarah kita pendek, sebab tu Bahasa Malaysia kita tak banyak vocabs..mcm biaser.. language kan develop dari masa ker semasa, banyak lagi la kalau kau nak aku membebel kat sini. Tapi itu lah aku nak bagitau, hargailah aper yang kita ada sekarang.

    Itu je la 2 cents aku.


  70. DiN Says:

    sigh, typical fikiran melayu, asal dari keluarga senang sikit, dapat belajar oversea, terus kena cop pakai cable. ko ckp dier pakai cable, ko kenal ke dier? ko tau ke camne dier berusaha nak dapat blajar oversea?

    malaysia je tempat melayu nak survive? what a crap. melayu yg fikiran sempit je yg rasa melaysia je tempat diorang nak survive. banyak je melayu yg hidup kat oversea, kaya raya. kalau malaysia je tempat melayu nak survive, kenape org paling kaya kat malaysia bukan melayu? jgn berfikiran sempit sangat la bro. kalau melayu asyik berfikiran sempit, memang tak kemana la.

    i know aida, i know how grateful she is for what she have. tapi tak salahkan kalau dia nak cakap pasal benda2 yang dia rasa tak betul. tak salah kalau manusia nak lebih dari apa yang dia ada, sebab tu memang dah fitrah manusia.

    p/s: this comment referred to the last comment.


  71. eriz Says:

    I thought Malaysians get along swimmingly together...?

    =)


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