Chinese dilemma – by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed

KONGSI’ CONCEPT: Each side has to sacrifice something so that the other can gain something

IN response to the emergence of a Malay political party,  Umno and its success in rejecting the British inspired Malayan Union, the Chinese community of the 1940s saw the need for a political party of their own to present their views to the British government.

Thus was the MCA conceived and born, led by Malacca’s Sir Cheng-Lock Tan. Although it was intended to counter the influence of Umno and protect the interests of the Chinese community, events changed the strategy and role of the MCA.

In 1952 the Kuala Lumpur Umno leaders and the Kuala Lumpur MCA branch leaders decided that in the Kuala Lumpur municipal elections, they should not contest against each other, but instead should support each other’s candidates in their respective constituencies.

The results startled them as they defeated almost all the non-racial parties. Realising the political advantage of cooperating with each other the Tunku (Abdul Rahman) and Sir Cheng-Lock Tan, and senior leaders of the MCA and Umno decided to formalise their cooperation by setting up the Alliance, a coalition of MCA and Umno.

The basis of this coalition was the idea of supporting each other and sharing the power gained. Buoyed by the success of the Alliance party in the 1955 elections, in which the MIC had joined, the Tunku looked more kindly at the proposal of Sir Cheng-Lock that citizenship should be based on jus soli (citizenship by being born in the country) and not jus saguinis (citizenship based on the Malaysian citizenship of the father or mother, i.e. citizenship based on blood relation).

The Tunku did not quite agree but he nevertheless decided to give one million citizenships to unqualified Chinese and Indians.

With that the confrontation between the Chinese and the Malays changed into positive cooperation.

It was a classic kongsi that was set up. The essence is an undertaking to share. Sharing involves a give and take arrangement, in which each side has to sacrifice something so that the other can gain something.

As the Malays made up the majority of the citizens they naturally led the Alliance. But the Chinese and Indians were not without adequate power. In any case Malay political power would be mitigated by Chinese and Indians’ voting and economic power.

The Tunku saw immediate benefit from the “kongsi” as he believed Malays only wanted to be government employees and the Chinese wanted to be in business. There would be no conflict or tussle between them.

The Indians would fill up the professional posts. He did not foresee the days when government could not create enough jobs for the greatly increased number of Malays.

The kongsi Alliance worked well. But in 1963 Singapore joined Malaysia.

 Immediately the PAP tried to gain Chinese support by condemning the Alliance kongsi for being disadvantageous to the Chinese.  Malaysians, said the PAP, were not equal.  There should be a Malaysian Malaysia where all the benefits should be based on merit alone, with the best taking everything, irrespective of race.

Without saying so in so many words the PAP was inferring that the Malays did not deserve their positions. The best people should rule the country. In the eyes of the PAP, Singapore was ruled by the best qualified people. That they happen to be almost all Chinese is incidental.

In the 1964 elections the MCA and Malaysian Chinese generally valued their cooperation with the Malays. They rejected the PAP and its chauvinistic appeal, giving it only one seat.

The Tunku realised what the PAP was up to and decided that Singapore should not be a part of Malaysia. But the PAP was not done. The remnant of the party in Malaysia set up the DAP to carry on the Malaysian Malaysia meritocratic formula for undermining Chinese support for the MCA.

Harping continuously on the so-called Malay privileges and the unfairness to the Chinese, the DAP slowly eroded the idea of kongsi in the multi-racial coalition of the Barisan Nasional.

Despite the fact that the Barisan Nasional supported Chinese education and the use of the Chinese language, the DAP convinced many Chinese that the Chinese, their culture and language are not given proper treatment by the Barisan Nasional coalition.

The MCA was attacked for not doing enough for the Chinese.

The Chinese want to revisit the communist insurgency history at their home

It was not that very long ago, in 1950, Sir Harold Briggs made a brilliant plan to disintegrate hard core communists from their fathers, mothers and relatives, or the symphatisers by introducing new settlements within the Malay community area, which a code named New Village or in Bahasa Melayu, Kampung Baru Cina.

These 450 new villages are a fenced and guarded community in the country, with the police protection, and the settlements were the first guarded home scheme you found in this country, as we have seen many of our towns nowadays.

Briggs Plan was to stop food and medical supplies reaching the hard core communists, some of whom were the relatives of the Chinese peasants who were resettled in the new settlement areas.

After resettling the whole 450,000 Chinese into these new villages, as they were known, Briggs Plan introduced food rationing in all the new villages as to curb fellow relatives from supplying food and medical supplies to their comrades in the forest.

If the plan was not introduced at all, I believe 450,000 immigrants comprising almost 85% Chinese at that time who were known as communist loyalists would have been forced out by the military operation, as the outcome of the communists themselves.

The settlements however created a new era involving racial and political problem in this country as of today. As all lands were withdrawn from the area commonly used by the Malay, and the colonies were formed as a special place with better facilities than what were available in the Malay villages during that time, this whole episode somehow or rather started had perpetuated hatred to the British rule among local Malays who later formed various parties to seek independence.

MCA was the one who leaned their hands in protecting these whole villages with the assistance of the British.

This program was the first of land squandering among Chinese in Malay area within the Malay States. And by joining forces with UMNO, MCA is still the same promoter in squandering Malay land in the whole Peninsular of Malaysia.

If at that particular time, some of the leaders don’t agree to resettlement plan, we would never see an experience racial problem as bad as today.

Now if you asked me, where the hell you want to place these people of 450,000 or more in order to win the fight against the communists. I conceive to be reasonable for my people, I would say to the British at that time that it was their duty to institute a few ships and ship them back to China. It is quite reasonable to say that kind answer because as you know out this brilliant plan, as they said it was, those who made up the decision that time didn’t even think of us who are now faced with a bloody racial problem days and nights.

When we talk about Chinese New Village we talk about our hardship first, and of course it is very logical to think along that line. The most horrible thing I heard about the whole New Village thing was the gruesome of the communists who by the look of their faces resembles those who had been resettled. So then, what was the fuss about screening a film which would angry those who had to feel the terrible things communists had done?. Almost everybody can learn history, but then by presenting the work of Chinese as the skipper of the communists is a form of henious hypocrisies.

Example of a written resume for students of higher learning

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Railroad signals of North America Resume Speed after temporary restricted speed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a first lesson for students of higher learning.  Especially for those students in the Kementerian Pelajaran, please note that our first lesson in how to write a proper resume is by using other people’s resume as an example. To make this a worthwhile lesson, we use an example in the resume from P. Kamalanathan, the so famous politician cum public relation officer in the government.

A first test on a crisis management for P. Kamalanathan‘s so well acclaimed experience in the public relation is the toilet cum the bathing room cum the canteen.

P Kamalanathan in his public resume wrote,

“I have the ability to assess the situation from inside and outside the organization as all stakeholders might perceive it and at the same time would be able to identify the techniques needed to solve or prevent a crisis before it blows out of context.

Probably all persons would have written the above sentence and perhaps it is a normal resume when you want to elaborate your experience in the public relation issue that is involving a crisis management.

Oh well, I would probably write the same thing if I were to get a job for any public relation work in any company, but when I get into problems which are fully described as in my resume, I would make certain my written statement as in the resume fits that of my experience. As a teacher, however, I won’t recommend you to do that. I certainly like to say, I will do what ever a man can do, just like a professional would normally do.

Otherwise, you know, one who is without the necessary experience would jump into making a biased conclusion before asessing of the situation from inside and outside by saying ” Menjadikan bilek persalinan sebagai tempat makan sementara untuk para pelajar bukan beragama Islam pada bulan Ramadan adalah tidak sesuai sama sekali. Perkara ini tidak harus berlaku. Saya kecewa. Kementerian memandang serius perkara ini dan meminta BPSH untuk membuat siasatan serta merta dan katakan kepada kita mengapa tindakan tidak boleh di ambil terhadap pegawai yang membuat keputusan itu.”

All stakeholders might perceive it. Forget about the protocol here, whether you need to ask your boss before voicing out the word of frustration as the whole issue involve Indian’s stakeholders or not. Whose stakeholder is this resume resumed to?. When he did a cursory inspection later the next day, we heard the tone of the voice was a bit mild. In that he had identified the techniques needed to solve or prevent a crisis before it blew out of context. Oh well, it had blown out of context after all.

In our example, the writer of the resume, as informed via the media,  solved the whole problems affecting toilet cum canteen by issuing a cheque for RM10, 000. Probably in Malaysia, that is the best solution for all critical issues. Give money.

For students, writing a resume is a very important exercise. Please make sure what you have written was the whole truth of your capability. If you’re not capable at certain level, please say so. Make sure the written statements don’t lie. At any time, your real work during a crisis would prove whether what written are the whole truth or the whole lie.

Students; as a test for today’s lesson, please write your resume containing the whole truth about yourself, and hand it over to my pigeon box by 10 am tomorrow morning. Anybody who submits it late, a penalty of  RM10,000 will be imposed and added to to your tuition fee. Okay. Bye, Good day, and see ya all tomorrow.

Timbalan Menteri India berkerja separuh jalan, makan dalam jamban lah dulu.


Apa senyum senyum, cantik ker muka kamu tu?

Bila isu semakin dihangat dengan cerita yang bukan bukan dari keling se antaro India, Mamat Keling ni berhujah menyakitkan hati orang sedang berpuasa.

Dan apabila sudah nyata bahawa tuduhan keling se antaro India itu tidak benar, Mamat Keling ni derma RM10,000 kepada sekolah untuk tutup cerita buat kerja separuh jalan.

Saya syor kan kepada Melayu di sekolah itu. Rejek duit tu.

Duit tu bukan derma, itu duit rasuah kerana dia tahu dia buat kerja separuh jalan dan salah anggapan.

Hey, Thambi, ambil balik duit tu. Tak terbayar nya harga perasaan marah orang orang sedang berpuasa.

Doa orang berpuasa hebat bro, entah entah engkau ni di buang dari jadi menteri. Baik kerja sebagai penarik kereta bro. Itu yang layak. Nak cuba derma lah konon. Itu rasuah lah bro. Cuba check guideline apa rasuah apa derma. Derma bila sudah berkerja betul, insaf dengan kelemahan manusia, dan merasa orang orang yang miskin itu harus di bantu. Bukan bila silap buat kerja beri derma, itu tak betul, dan derma cuba tutup isu, rasuah lah tu, bro.

Bro, hang ingat orang berpuasa terima rasuah ke bro?.

Ingat. Doa orang berpuasa makbul bro. Engkau ingat pengetua sekolah tu senyum kah bro?. Tentu dia hello hello kepada tuhan dia. Nanti lah hang.

Tiong lai macam buah lai, menang 200 lebih dah nak tolong BN di Kuala Besut. Tak yah. Aku ngap karang, kan batal puasa.

Asalkan Bukan Cina.

Ini aku hendak sangat beri tahu. Engkau orang semua ni, Melayu. Yang kamu bergaduh Melayu sama Melayu hendak menjadi wakil rakyat di Kuala Besut tu kawasan Melayu, buat apa lah hendak gaduh gaduh.

Endot dan Zaihan, tak yah hendak gaduh gaduh, kedua kamu tu Islam, engkau orang fikir macam mana hendak lanyak Cina sudah lah. Berdamai. Endot, engkau dah banyak duit, hang tolong Zaihan, beri duit, tak yah jadi Adun, nanti Zaihan tolong hang buat bandar elok sikit di Kuala Besut. Yang engkau hendak rebut rebut kerusi yang tak ada makna tu apa hal?.

Zaihan budak lagi, jadi bagi lah chance pada dia jadi Adun. Tak apa, hang kasi chance pada dia, dia kasi chance engkau bina pembangunan Pulau Perhentian untuk semua rakyat. Aku cari investor Melayu beri pada hang kedua, kita buat resort Melayu terbesar di dunia. Apa macam. Okay tak. Engkau berdua kena ingat, Melayu macam cibai pada mata orang Cina. Bila dapat Redang dia lah yang bolot. Engkau hendak holiday kat Redang, aku ingat Zaihan tak der duit nya, mahal. Kalau hang, Endot, ada lah kut. Hey, kita bikin Melayu hero di sini lah. Buat apa gadoh gadoh. Faham tak Bro?.

Jangan nak ikut Mat Tebu, dia tu asyik bau yit  jer, engkau jangan buat tak tau. Tak pasal lak, hang dengar dia kata “Mah, I ni kan tak leh tidur, bau yit you kat bibir I ni wangi”, semasa dia telepon engkau. Semasa dia silap jawab telepon. Semasa dia anggau.

Apa nak ikut Husam, asyik kena buat kerja pecah tanah jer. Sekarang Husam pun tak der kerja, engkau hendak projek dengan dia, habuk ler jawabnya. Baik join Zaihan. Ada chance. Tau tak.

Rakyat sini semua Melayu. Adalah seratus ekor China. Bila dia orang ramai, engkau orang ingat hendak dengar kata engkau ker, Endot. Tiong Lai pun dia orang tak akan dengar. Yang Tiong Lai pergi kata kerja kuat di Kuala Besut, kepala butoh dia. Mana hendak kerja kuat, dia sendiri pun keot dengan undi 200 lebih tempat China. Kalau jumpa Tiong Lai, hang pesan suruh dia pergi bantai member MCA dia yang ikut DAP nak boikot mata pelajaran Tamadun Islam di IPTS. Itu kerja dia. Tak yah hendak datang tempat kita kata kuat kerja. Kerja kuat kepala butoh sui dia weei.

Engkau buang tong sampah lah Cina yang seratus ekor di Kuala Besut tu. Tak masuk buku. Biar lah Tiong Lai beri buah lai kepada China yang bertenggek di Kuala Besut.

PAS ke UMNO ke, kalau tak tolong Melayu jangan undi. Sekarang ni Zaihan boleh tolong orang Melayu, kita bagi chance pada dia lah Endot oii. Buat baik ler sama Islang.


Ah Jib Gor, akan tukar nama ke Adhrit Jib. I LOVE RM.

Eswaran. Dapat kabel TV dan loan RM500 juta, wow, senang sangat.

Itu cara tranformasi. Iaitu beri beri beri.

Kemudian, tukar nama Ah Jib gor, dan sekarang Adhrit Jib, nama orang yang bermakna tak perlu support base, dia jadi support base.

Little India big India, semua BN best friends.

Ini macam tak yah bagi support lagi, Adhrit tak perlu orang support.

“I LOVE PM” sebenarnya harus ditulis “I LOVE RM” dan tunjukan kepada PM semasa beliau lalu di perjalanan. Perkataan itu lagi tepat.