Ahmad and Rohana, Malay, must find jobs in GLC or in the government offices or banks, or in any private company owned by a Malay, to start a living in Malaysia. There, his or her future is bright, away from racial discrimination, which has roots in every aspect of our lives, far beyond any one belief in our society.
When jobs are scarce, the alternative employment for Ahmad and Rohana is in a Chinese company. In this company, they will learn humbleness, politeness, shyness, and, boredom. Racial discrimination starts on the day you join the company, receive a lower salary than your Chinese counterparts are receiving although at a similar rank, work primarily as the intermediary between the Malays in the government and the Chinese in the company.
Although the company attains many contracts via employing Ahmad and Rohana in the society, their ranking, or positions in the company remain at a lower executive level.
Those who received an executive position in the GLC or government agencies who have similar education at university with Ahmad and Rohana will be the lucky ones. Bribery is common as there is massive competition between companies for procurement for the government, that induces bribery.
Middle management level that holds the power to give contract in all sectors including oil and gas industry is susceptible to bribery ending up receiving multiplying incomes far above the imagination.
In the end, the society has to pay the price. Discrimination in the private sector and the bribery in the public sector, are the two main enemies existed in our society for a very long time.
This extraordinary and excessive social imbalance between groups in our society has underpinned a serious unity program for our nation building.
Don’t ask Ahmad or Rohana, they are only ordinary citizens who don’t make policies for the country.
- Glaxo chiefs ‘confess to bribery’ (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Ashes 2013: Australia plunged into turmoil after Mickey Arthur racial discrimination allegations (telegraph.co.uk)
- Price Discrimination? Racial Discrimination? (freakonomics.com)