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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Scholarships - Perkasa's demand is unconstitutional

On 12th July 2010, the Malaysian Insider quoted MPM committee member Professor Datuk Dr Kamarudin Kachar as saying that federal scholarships should be allocated in accordance with the country's racial ratio.

As we all know, MPM stands for Majlis Perundingan Melayu or the Malay Consultative Council. It is driven by the ultra-Malay group, Perkasa, led by Ibrahim Ali and finds support by luminaries such as Dr Mahathir.

While Minister Nazri has today insisted that we all should get rid of Perkasa - "because Perkasa is not in line with Datuk Seri Najib (Razak’s) 1 Malaysia concept,” and “we (are) against any form of racism and Perkasa certainly doesn’t belong or [is] supported by Umno,” - the Deputy Prime Minister and some other Ministers have often said that Perkasa is entitled to voice its opinion on matters affecting Malay rights.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Najib has refused to be associated with Perkasa by refusing to attend its gathering  at the PWTC some months ago. However, his tacit approval of Perkasa and what it stands for is well perceived upon his refusal to openly state that Perkasa runs counter to his 1 Malaysia concept.

In fact, the Prime Minister's posturing on his New Economic Model, which saw him broach the subject of transparency and meritocracy in the awards of government contracts only to later announce that he would not betray the interests of the Malays after Perkasa had raised its usual Malay rights rants a couple of decibels upwards, lends credence to the perception that he, at the very least, is conscious of Perkasa's influence among the conservative Malays if not wholly in agreement with it.

In the UMNO Youth Chief, YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister Nazri finds an unlikely ally. Khairy has openly criticised Perkasa and its chief,  Ibrahim Ali, whom he (Khairy) described as a "jaguh kampung" (village champion).

Ibrahim responded by asking Khairy to resign from his post as the UMNO Youth Chief.

The fact that Minister Nazri has said that Perkasa should be gotten rid of came as no surprise as the latter's connection with Dr Mahathir is not very well hidden. And Minister Nazri's disdain with anything Mahathir is also quite obvious. In addition, Khairy Jamaluddin is also not exactly in love with Dr Mahathir. The feeling is mutual, I must hasten to add.

As I am writing this article, Ibrahim Ali has responded the Minister Nazri's call by saying that Minister Nazri should instead be gotten rid of.

Elsewhere, the Deputy Prime Minister, had ventured into a really murky territory by saying that all can form their own Perkasa. 

Since the inception of Perkasa and the rise of Ibrahim Ali as the leader of this self-styled Malay pressure group, I have found Perkasa - and it's various offshoots, such as Gertak, Pekida, Pewaris and MPM - to be nothing but a political gimmickry entirely lacking in any form of substantive intellect.

And to think that there is someone in MCA who had suggested that the Chinese should have its own Perkasa is nothing short of comedic. What will the Chinese version of Perkasa be named? PerkaChua?

That Perkasa lacks intellectual credibility is obvious from Ibrahim Ali's call for Khairy Jamaluddin to resign and for Minister Nazri to be gotten rid of. Why must KJ resign or Minister Nazri be sacked?  Just because they disagree with Ibrahim Ali?

This is endemic among Malaysians who are quite obviously less endowed in the cranium,  I must say. When one could not rebut what one's opponent is saying, one attacks the opponent. If no credible attack could be mounted, one calls for his or her resignation. Whatever for? Would the opponent resign just because of that call?

Personally, I do not for a moment believe that the government in general, and UMNO in particular, to be in such a chaotic state over Perkasa. I really do  not believe that the various personalities in UMNO are at odd over Perkasa.

To me, it is a balancing act. Someone has to pacify the non Malays and someone else within the same organisation has to pacify the conservative Malay. Hence the seeming inconsistent stands on Perkasa from different personalities within UMNO.

Whatever it is, Perkasa has been allowed to raise a number of issues by the government. It has, for example,  raised issues about the meritocracy plan under the New Economic Model. It has even managed to  scream over the Bank Negara's refusal to disallow Affin Bank to make an offer to take over EON Bank.

And yesterday, through MPM, it demanded that federal scholarship should be distributed in accordance with the racial ratio. The rationale for that is explained as follows:

“The Malay population of this country is 67 per cent. That means 67 per cent of scholarships should be set aside for deserving Malays and Bumiputeras,” says MPM committee member Professor Datuk Dr Kamarudin Kachar (as quoted by the Malaysian Insisder).

I do not know whether the Malay population in Malaysia consists of 67% of the whole population of Malaysia. That apart, the simplistic approach taken by the good Professor is alarming, to say the least.

What if, out of the 67%, the family of 25% of the Malays could more than afford to send their children to any university thereby negating any necessity for scholarship?

What if the government decides to impose taxes based on the racial ratio, arguing that since  the Malays form 67% of Malaysia' total population, the Malays should pay more taxes as all public utilities ad amenities are obviously used more by the Malays than other races?

The eradication of poverty, emancipation and empowerment of the people of this country, intellectually and politically, is a must, if we are serious in achieving the goal of being a developed nation by 2020 or at all.

I, for one, am not going to deny the necessity for affirmative action, if that is what it takes to raise the economic status of a certain section of our society, be it the Malays or any other race.

The fact that there are special positions enjoyed by the Malays and the natives of Sabah and Sarawak is also undeniable and unquestionable. And I am not questioning them.

But what are those special positions? How are they "protected"? Is the mechanism for this so called "protection" left at our whims and fancies?

Article 153 of the Federal Constitution lays out the answer. But we do  not seem to want to analyse it, let alone understand and implement it whole heartedly.

Quite to the contrary, we seem to be hell-bent on twisting its purview and purports, taking away the spirit of the provision from its implementation, thereby making a mockery of  all the good intentions of our forefathers, who fought for independence and negotiated the inclusion of the provisions into our supreme law, the Federal Constitution.

This is what it says:

"Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, but subject to the provisions of Article 40 and of this Article, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall exercise his functions under this Constitution and federal law in such manner as may be necessary to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and to ensure the reservation for Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak of such proportion as he may deem reasonable of positions in the public service (other than the public service of a State) and of scholarships, exhibitions and other similar educational or training privileges or special facilities given or accorded by the Federal Government and, when any permit or licence for the operation of any trade or business is required by federal law, then, subject to the provisions of that law and this Article, of such permits and licences."

Allow me to break the provision up for better clarity. Broken to its core, article 153 provides as follows:

a) the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall exercise his functions under this Constitution and federal law in such manner as may be necessary to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak;

b) his Royal Highness shall ensure the reservation for Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak of such proportion as he may deem reasonable of the followings:

- positions in the public service;

- scholarships, exhibitions and other similar educational or training privileges or special facilities given or accorded by the Federal Government;

- any permit or licence for the operation of any trade or business as required by federal law.

The crux of article 153 is not the racial ratio. It is "reasonableness".

The question is therefore not one of numerical superiority. Nor is it racial superiority. Or even "ketuanan".

Article 153 posits the existence of an executive responsibility. That responsibility is to ensure that the provision is implemented as reasonableness demands. It is therefore a highly visionary provision.

I say "visionary" because we cannot discount a time in the future where "reasonableness" dictates that no reservation of the various matters spelt out above should be made for the Malays and/or the natives of Sabah and/or Sarawak.

If we could not discount that possibility, than we would have failed miserably as a nation. To think that the Malays and natives of Sabah and/or Sarawak would need various positions to be reserved for them for eternity, out of social or political necessity, is an admission on our part that we would never be able to alleviate poverty and social as well as  economics imbalance  among the Malays and the natives forever and ever.

In that instant, are we, as a people and as a nation, not ashamed of ourselves?

The correct question to be asked, in respect of the distribution of the federal scholarship, is then not a numerical one. It is this.

How many  federal scholarships (scholarships given by states government do not come within the purview of article 153) should be reserved for the Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak as would be reasonable?

Surely, the concept of reasonableness would entail a careful and deep analysis of needs and necessity of the Malays and natives for such scholarship as compared to the other races. Surely, it would entail a careful study of the academic achievements of the Malays and natives as compared to the other races. Surely it would entail a certain set of guidelines and criterions for selection of qualified students.

I may be wrong on the above. But what I am dead sure about is this.

I am sure that Article 153 does not provide as follows:

"All federal  scholarships, positions  in civil service, business licenses and permits shall be reserved, firstly, for  the Malays, secondly for  the natives of Sabah and Sarawak and the remaining, if any, for the other races."

I am also sure that article 153 does not posit the distribution of federal scholarships in accordance with numerical superiority.

Perkasa's demand, through MPM, for the federal scholarships to be distributed in accordance with racial make up of our country is not only incongruous with the concept of 1 Malaysia, but is also repugnant against the Federal Constitution, both in its letters and spirit.

42 comments:

Salambangi said...

Masih banyak orang orang melayu yang miskin dan papa. Mereka perlu peluang. Jangan tiadakan peluang ini.Bukan melayu yang miskin juga harus dibantu.Banyankkan peluang untuk semua.Bukan menutup peluang Jangan mempolemikkan bantuan yang diberikan kepada orang Melayu.The Constitution hanya satu pillar rujukan dan bukan segala nya dalam mentadbir negara.

art harun said...

Saya sokong Pofessor.

Tapi saya tidak mempolemikkan apa-apa. Cuma memperkatakan apa yang saya fikirkan benar sebagaimana yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan.

Tiger said...

How about 67% of the scholarships go to the TOP 67% students, whatever race they are.
This way, with a government bond, they will SERVE the government instead of some of the IDIOTS we have in there talking nonsense!

Krishna said...

Art, I love what you are doing. But I have one advice which you must heed.

You have to write in simple plain English, You know very well that the education in this country been screwed up totally.

Your writings must be read and understood by everyone who can understand simple English.

Keep up the good work.

khensthoth said...

@Salambangi

You said The Constitution "hanya satu pillar rujukan dan bukan segalanya dalam mentadbir negara".

I am sure Art Harun is more than well equipped and well versed to counter that argument of yours, but here goes mine.

The Constitution IS the supreme law of this nation. No laws enacted thereafter can be inconsistent with the Constitution, save in cases where the Constitution permits or allows.

As such, it is not a mere "pillar of reference (rujukan)." It is the only pillar. It is not merely used as a "reference", it is an agreement between the people of the respective States that grants power to the Federal Government.

Since the Federal Government enacts national legislations and thereafter policies, and since such legislation and policies cannot be inconsistent with the Constitution, I would say it IS "segalanya dalam mentadbir negara".

LAT said...

Art,
You are One Anak Bangsa Makaysia in Spirit and True !

C++ said...

Bhai Art,

I'm a Malay but how come I didn't get any scholarship last time even from JPA, KPM or Mara.

How come my application with Mara being "trashed @ bakulsampah" last time when the interviewer know about my father involvement with PAS....

Like what my father said long time ago.... "We are more richer that others who got the loan or scholarship even though we have nothing in our hand, just because we own our dignity"

FYI... I'm the second youngest from 7 sibling with no one from my family got any scholarship or loan from the Gov even though my father is only a rubber tapper and my mom is a housewife.

So.... for me, this scholarship will not go the right person rather than got into the hand of crony or political connected.

joolee said...

It has been said before that affirmative action should be class driven, not race driven. It's logical that the focus should be on the low-income group because poverty is not the province of only one race. Ib Ali and his cohorts might find it hard to believe but there are Chinese, Indian and indigenous Malaysians who are also trapped in poverty.

The objective of affirmative action should be to provide these people with an avenue to escape the poverty cycle by providing opportunities for education, employment and business. Affirmative action should be about teaching people to fish, not giving them fish everyday, because the former will enrich the nation while the latter will deplete it – any armchair economist can tell you that.

Finally, everyone needs hope, those who have very little need it the most, because without hope for a better future, these people who feel they have nothing to lose, will turn to crime and other desperate acts.

I find it really quite pathetic that Perkasa and its ilk continue to demand that the bumiputra continue to be given their daily fish. Can't they see that this form of affirmative is affecting our nation economically and spiritually?

Anonymous said...

Scholarships should only be based on 2 criteria.
1) Merit which is exam results
2) Piriority given to students from a poor family. (ie a poor student has 5 As and 1 B, compared to a well to do student with 6 As, where I would say it might be worth it to give the scholarship to the poorer student. However, this is not to say we should be handing out scholarships to poor students who have poor results)

Of course the dissenters will say, but most of the poor are of one particular race and as a consequence have poorer results.

I respond by saying this to them, the government. Stop building the palace, stop moving the parliment to a new office and with that money, provide free weekly tution to students from the poor homes. This will give the poor (who are disadvantaged) an opportunity to catch up and do better and compete better for scholarship places. The whole idea of this is to give everyone an equal opportunity to further their education and by providing tution to the poor, we give the disadvantaged an opportunity to get a scholarship which they deserve if they do well.

That's just my 2 cents worth.....

Kris said...

Yes we should lower the bar (as someone else has said here, tongue in cheek). For if we cant strive for it, that's always been the alternative.

@khensthoth, well said.

@salambangi, Instead of trying to set barriers to favour yourself try instead to work towards your rewards. You'll be surprised at what you can achieve if you worked at it.

Well stated as usual Art Harun. Yes, it is repugnant as any form of apartheid is...

Anonymous said...

Why did MPM not say that places in MARA colleges and universities should also be reserved for Malays based on the population ratio, by race, and not more?

Mohd Taufik said...

@Art -

Thanx for writing out what I believe need to be written and giving me something worth reading as opposed to what is in our mainstream media.

However, I do believe that regardless of how plain and simple we make it to be, there will always be those who choose to ignore the plain truth that's right in front of them in favor of their own skewed view of things. But your effort in laying out the argument and reason is again, much appreciated.

@Salambangi -

I am not a lawyer nor an expert on the Constitution, but I'm pretty sure that it is more than just a pillar. It is THE foundation of our laws and nationhood. Ia bukan segalanya dalam mentadbir negara, tapi seluruh pentadbiran negara adalah tertakluk di dalam cakupan Perlembagaan as opposed to racial interest. Period.

Anonymous said...

Art,

We can continue to quote and analyse article 153 of the constitution but it will be to no avail as "crutches and rent seeking" people like Ibrahim Ali and his Perkasa gang will ignore article 153 and impose their own interpretation on the weak minded malay folks for their own devious agenda.

Even the likes of the ex-ex-PM can choose to forget article 153 at his convenient time and fervently push for the NEP to continue until kingdom come.

If MCA wants to form their own chinese version of Perkasa, then let them be because no sane chinese will join this chinese Perkasa organization. By the way, Donald Lim should call his new organization "PerDonald".

SHAFEEK said...

What can you expect from people who promote "KETUANAN OTAK LAYU"? Reason and reasonableness are foreign to them, even if they are so-called professor, doctor or salam from bangi.
But I admire your tireless attempts to educate these people about logic,rationality and critical thinking - something they should have learned in school.

SHAFEEK said...

What can you expect from people who promote "KETUANAN OTAK LAYU"? Reason and reasonableness are foreign to them, even if they are so-called professor, doctor or salam from bangi.
But I admire your tireless attempts to educate these people about logic,rationality and critical thinking - something they should have learned in school.

Anonymous said...

Yes, only 67% APs for Malays. Same for Government contracts and licenses.

Anonymous said...

Both racist clauses only show how dependent malays really are with their clutches, especially the elites and royals. Without the clutches, they are just good as dead. So don't these clauses show that malays are now the new "WEAKLINGS of the EAST"?

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow Perkasa Ib Ali will call for Art Harun's resignation from ARTiculation blog! He's capable of doing that. Seriously!

telur dua said...

“The Malay population of this country is 67 per cent. That means 67 per cent of scholarships should be set aside for deserving Malays and Bumiputeras,” says MPM committee member Professor Datuk Dr Kamarudin Kachar (as quoted by the Malaysian Insisder).
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Taking this a step further, since the Chinese and Indians (in China & India and the rest of the world) make up 50% of the world's population, they should be given 50% of everything on this earth.

There are certainly more deserving cases in these two countries than the population of Malaysia mutiply by 10.

People like this semi-Prof is only good at mouthing nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead. Give the Malays 67% of everything. Make sure they pay 67% of all the government taxes.
The Non- Malays should get a rebate of 67% of everything else

AnesthMO said...

A wise person once said to me, "The greatest power in the world is what you say to yourself and what you believe."

The ruling party has been saying to its supporters since its inception that, "You are stupid", "You are not as good", "You are poor".

It is no wonder that the supporters will never be uplifted. The ruling party is misguided by short term returns and self interests; not the betterment of who they proclaim to represent.

Captain Obvious said...

Bah pepatah kan berkata, rezeki jangan ditolak. Ya betul, orang bagi kita rasa. Tapi yang pelik tu, orang tak bagi, dia orang paksa! Itu namanya merompak! But then again, we can't really expect much from them, because some kind of a wise man once said, 'men who sticks penis in peanut butter are fucking nuts'.

Anyhow, instead of Perkasa or PerkaChua, why not Pikachu? Should be fun...

Cheers!

Salambangi said...

@khensthoth

I supposed you are just a kid trying to grapple with the complexities of nation building. Do you know what culture is? Have you heard what mores is? Do you know what language is? Heard of social interactions? History? Literature? Grow up.

@Kris

I'm not setting up so called 'barriers". Dont accuse the Malays of being lazy/stupid. Negative nuances is not the game to play. Dont play dirty. Dont hide behind the facade.It's actually a clinical racism.

Anonymous said...

Salambangi,

Pray tell what’s yr understanding of the followings as listed by u;

…the complexities of nation building. Do you know what culture is? Have you heard what mores is? Do you know what language is? Heard of social interactions? History? Literature?

I’m dying to see what sort of materials u have within that gray matters of yrs!

Yr kind will most likely state that u have move on! No need to reply to vengeful & nit-pick comments. Sound so familiar – almost an exact copy of the standard BN reply!

R u sure u r NOT a politikus, hiding in the institute of higher learning, doing the dirty work of polluting yr young kindred’s mind?

Bloody idiot – the Federal Constitution hanya satu pillar rujukan dan bukan segala nya dalam mentadbir Negara! My foot3x!

Jasmine said...

The lesson of Fiji is worth looking at. There were no inherent affirmative actions for the indigenous people there and as a result the immigrant group, as they are everywhere in this world, being more industrious, took over the economic and political power of the island.

The rest as they say is history.

Everybody loses in that struggle!

ChungYan said...

The governance and administration of a country does not lie solely on the constitution. If it does, then the Federal Constituion (FC) would be a very long, living,inexhaustible and almost super computer like document which it is not. The FC lies at the apex of our legal references. Any legislation that is enacted in contravention of the FC is deemed to be unconstitutional. Taken from this angle, is it a pillar...absolutely and a very big one as well. But is it the only pillar in the governance of a country, i dont think so. Bearing in mind that the real powers that be is the Legislative, they can at 2/3 majority and the royal ascent( which is always granted) can change the FC. So, what are the other pillars? How about the Rukun Negara?

ChungYan said...

As an addendum to my previous comment, following Art's logic, the spirit of Art 153 lies in a number of condition. Firstly and (this is central)is the reasonableness test, but what is reasonable? Secondly, hypothetically speaking even if the 67% is deemed to be unreasonable, but when exercised by the Ruler and recognised by Parliament, is it still unconstitutional?. The question is not in the intrepretation of Art 153, the question should be how do you manage Art 153?

Anonymous said...

ChungYan,

R u confused or what?

The FC rules supreme in the land as stated.

The content & the process to change the FC DO NOT change its supreme status!

Example – Earth is inhabited by people, so Earth is alive irrespective of what kinds of people r there. Without Earth there will not be people. But without people there is still Earth.

Get that or is it too deep for u?

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ChungYan said...

The constitution is indeed the highest form of legislation in Malaysia. In it lies the fundamentals of the rights and priviledges of every citizen. No doubt and no challenges to that. But in the governance of a country, I repeat the governance of a country, is it the only pillar? Look at the governance of Malaysia as a whole. If it is the affirmative, then the understanding of the workings of government, law and order has been completely missed. There is no question on the supremacy of the FC but like everything else in the governance of a country, it is one of the many instruments of governance; one where the FC lies right at the top. The procedures does not change, correct, hence this makes the FC an organic constitution; one that evolves over time. Not trying too philosophical but in essence the FC is everything but not everything...perhaps this is indeed too deep. And your views of the constitutionality of 67%??

Anonymous said...

Singapore is tapping our smartest brains by awarding them scholarships.. They know that lots of smart Malaysian Chinese do not get scholarships from the Malaysian government. They then requires the recipients of the scholarship to be bonded to work in their country. Most Chinese can speak good English and Mandarin, an advantage for Singapore in dealings with China. For those that are not given scholarships by the Singapore government, the Singapore banks will give them loan to study. The recipients will then work in Singapore and be offered a PR. Most chose to stay back because it is a level playing field there unlike in Malaysia where they are often discriminated upon. It's a fact that Malaysia are falling behind because we are losing the smart brains!!

Anonymous said...

hai...malays i tell you..try working harder rather than relying on those status.hai..this country is really unbelievable.

jodie said...

True enough, Article 153 of the 1957 Federal Constitution does provide for the special position of malays, natives of Sabah and Sarawak, and other marginalised groups.

However, what this special position means is open for debate.

Some believe it merely meant socio-economic position, one that changes dynamically and hence can be renegotiated.

Further, pre-independence documents - the Cobbold Commission Report, the Federation of Malaya Constitutional Proposals and the Reid Commission Report - reveal that this position was meant to be temporary.

The "special right" of malays was therefore understood not as a God-given mark, but recognition of socio-economic status until such a time this could be elevated.

kok said...

The special position of the malays as prescribed under Article 153 of the Constitution is limited in scope to only the reservation of reasonable quotas in these 3 sectors: public services, educational places and business licenses.

Hence, the present rampant racial discriminations practiced on almost every facet of our national life are mostly violations of the Constitution. Examples of these violations are:

(a) Racial discrimination in the appointment and promotion of employees in publicly funded bodies, resulting in these becoming almost mono-raced bodies. These bodies include: the police, civil service, army and various semi and quasi government agencies.

(b) Imposition of compulsory share quota for malays in non-malay companies.

(c) Imposition of compulsory price discounts and quotas in favour of malays in housing projects.

(d) Completely lop-sided allocation of scholarships and seats of learning in clearly unreasonable proportions that reflect racial discriminations.

(e) Blanket barring of non-malays to publicly funded academic institutions (that should include the Mara).

(f) Barring of non-malays from tenders and contracts controlled indirectly or directly by the government.

Our Constitution provides for only one class of citizenship and all citizens are equal before the law.

The presence of Article 153 does not alter this fact, as it is meant only to protect the malays from being "squeezed" by other races by allowing the reservation of reasonable quotas on certain sectors of national life.

However, this Constitution has now been hijacked through decades of hegemony of political power by the ruling party to result in the virtual monopoly of the public sector by a single race.

The ensuing racism, corruption and corrosion of integrity of our democratic institutions have brought serious retrogression to our nation-building process in terms of national unity, morality, discipline and competitiveness of our people.

aston said...

· The Malaysia Constitution has been amended some 690 times. The USA has been in existence for more than 200 years and their constitution was only amended 27 times.

· Because of the overwhelming power available to the executive, the judiciary has been corrupted and emasculated, the legislature has been reduced to a rubber stamp, the power of the Agung has been clipped.

· The legal system is a sad joke, serving only further the desires of the ruling group.

Anonymous said...

Art,

met a number of malays like you who have the same view on scholarship but when asked they and their children take up the scholarship offered by government. Cakap tak serupa bikin. Out of curiosity did you last time accept this 'race' bias scholarship and did any of your children too?

Ellese A

Parody of Bolehland said...

Art you got it pin point again. If there are Malays who think like you, you would be ostracized, like those few in the opposition and elsewhere.
The only way the country can go forward in this race based issue on almost everything in BolehLand from birth to even death is for the majority who are given such privileges and rights to dismantle them. We don't see this happening now or perhaps 50 years time. When things are given free on a platter greed takes the better of any rational thinking or even religious training. As an example those Malays who can afford multi million homes will never want to give up the discount, why should they care about affordability. Same too being a first generation NEP recipient they expect their kids to also be given what they got even if they could afford to send them to UK if they want to!
On scholarships, nothing will be enough for anyone, the question is to give to those based on merit not fill in numbers just because you can't find smart ones in your own group. Even if some non Malays set up a scholarship fund to provide to non Malays who can't get government scholarship, it would not be a surprised it will be turned into a race & political issue and the trust fund will be forced to give 67% to the Malays. Family business set up are also being subjected to the quota. There are those who has used the Constitution to create this 'What is mine is not yours, but what is yours 30% or now 67% is mine too! Everything in this country is race based as we are told we are Malays, or Chinese or Indians first then Malaysian! Even along this, for an ethnic group to preserve their culture is not allowed! That's the irorny or is it hypocricy of this all.
C++ you are not alone in this, many Malays have been sidelined because they are not UMNO members or pro UMNO. If you ask those who got low cost homes, bet you will find many are UMNO members before they are given one, doesn't matter if they believe in UMNO, no?

Dense said...

Unfortunately for Islam everyone who is seen to be wearing one of those idiotic little mussy hats can immediately be classified as a hypocrite and a brainless fxxxing idiot.

Equally unfortunately, is that everything that is wrong with Malaysia can be traced back to such men...men who are self serving, ignorant fools who think they are god's gift to mankind.

The hypocrisy is that they only wear those hats when they want to impress the ignorant masses who they love to manipulate

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芸茂芸茂 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ............................................................

楊儀卉 said...

Poverty tries friends.............................................................

陳雅茹陳軒豪 said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容.................................................................