Why the objection ?

PAS , a member of the Pakatan government of Selangor, is objecting to the appointment of LOW Siew MOi as the acting head of PKNS.

The Menteri Besar , Tan Sri Khalid, had, according to MalaysianInsider, told PAS that Low is appointed because of her professionalism and administrative ability.

If that is the case, why should PAS object to it?I have a question to ask PAS and I hope they can give a truthful answer:  Is it because of her ethnicity or gender?  I really hope not!

If anyone is good, he or she should be promoted based on meritocracy. I hope Tan Sri Khalid will not waver and let this lady try out for at least a year, to see how she copes with her duty.

One of the reasons why the country is facing a brain drain problems is the perception among certain sections of the people that there seems to be an unwritten rule that the heads of government departments or government linked corporations or sports teams or any councils etc must be headed by someone from a certain ethnic group only. Whether such perception is right or wrong, it has led to many talented people going overseas to seek jobs. Pakatan would do well to do away this perception.

I have mentioned before, immediately after MArch 8, that if Pakatan can really govern well in a multiracial manner in the 5 states that it has won, it would not only be certain of victory in the next general election, but it would force the old culture of race based politics in Malaysia to change to a non racial one.

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. klm
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 12:29:30

    I think you should it like it is. It is pure and simple racisim. Period.

    It will be interesting to see what the PR state govt will do next. I think this is a good test of PR and especially PKR manifesto.

    Remember the next election.

    Where are Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and Teresa Kok.

    For the matter, where are Gerakan and MCA.

    Too hot handle????

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  2. ReeWoo
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 13:14:05

    Why PAS has to object Low Siew Moi’s appointment if she posses capabilities to handle the job?

    How more low can PAS be before they hit the bottom and smack into pieces with shame and their ‘old and irrelevent’ issues?

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  3. ANGRY DAYAK
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 14:14:43

    How should Dayaks people deal with UMNO and PAS who like to bully the minority including the Dayaks. Should we cut the heads of PAS and UMNO leaders including Prime Minister, just like how we cut the heads and chase the Brunei people out of Sarawak because they like to bully us ?? Well the answer is depend on UMNO and PAS. Don’t ever forget Prime Minister Abdullah did told Taib Mahmud to choose a Malay to be Chief Minister to replace Taib Mahmud. Clearly, Prime Minister is a racist. Do UMNO/PAS and its leaders want to test the Dayaks people just like the Sultan of Brunei in the past ? What we Sarawakians and Sabahans need to do now is to get out from this racist Malaysia country, before our anger explode and revive our headhunter tradition back !! To UMNO/PAS and Prime Minister Abdullah, don’t you ever try to bully us the minority people again, not even ISA and United Nation can help you if you continue to choose to bully us !! Mark my word, you stupid, unctuous, unfit, unqualified and racist Prime Minister !! Mark my word !!

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  4. Bangsa Malaysia
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 14:45:02

    We are still far from being a real Bangsa Malaysia…how sad.

    Can we tolerate with each other without stepping on each other toes…I don’t think so. The fire of racial nationalism is on the rise…n I don’t think a country like Malaysia would be able to handle it again.

    It takes 250 over years for USA to change, how can Malaysia change overnight? When can we learn to accept others as Bangsa Malaysia…

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  5. foong yue kee
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 15:00:01

    Sometimes certain ethnic groups needs some reeducation regarding overcoming racial barriers. They and we have to change with times. We have to adapt to changes. We have to fit into the environment and not vice versa, then only can there be progress. The last GE is a lesson well learn where we can see BN being whacked hard. Do not follow what UMNO practices if you want to see Malaysia progress.

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  6. A true Malaysian
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 15:16:34

    Some people of this particular ethnic race of Malaysians are suffering from ‘inferiority complex’ that they are unable to compete with people of other races on equal ground. They are just afraid to see if Low Siew Moi performs better than the past GMs, they would lose face.

    There are many examples of this especially in GLC where Umno government rather has someone from a preferred race to head the GLC and let the GLC to run badly, suffered huge losses and at the end, get off the hook and be bailed out using tax payers’ money than to engage someone base on meritocracy.

    Some people of this race are actually victims of this ‘jaga maruah bangsa’ mentality and choose to migrate elsewhere as we can see from some comments in this forum.

    Khalid Ibrahim did the right thing in appointing Low Siew Moi and suggesting open up of UiTM to other races.

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  7. Meng
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 15:29:20

    PAS has gotten their head again in their arse. I am sure Khalid must have found lots of irregular transaction and wrong doing in PKNS and has to sort it out. If a Malay heading an organization cannot uplift the well being of the Malays businesses etc , might as well let a Chinese handle it for the benefit of the Malays.

    I am sure a Chinese can do a much better job. No hanky panky

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  8. Meng
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 15:42:13

    Angry Dayak you are right. Malays make up only 21% of the Sarawak Population. Why a Malay Chief Minister?? not a Iban,Dayak or Chinese CM??

    The problem is with you people . Right?
    voted the wrong party. So get your message across to all indigenous and kick umno out

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  9. daffodils
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 16:11:00

    I hope Tan Sri Khalid stands his ground. He came under an avalanche of criticisms for a mere suggestion of opening up UiTM to the nons and now a barrage of attacks from the media for offering the post of acting head of PKNS to a non and for this one must applaud him for his bold decision.

    One must understand that it is not an easy task for the Tan Sri to please the other ground. They snipe him from all angles. Hope he will not buckle under pressure. Sensible and rational minds will accept that this has nothing to down with race but understand who best fits the attire. Isnt it a temporary measure? Why all the brouhaha?

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  10. zztop
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 16:20:09

    Just look what type of people we have running the state government. Narrow minded, racialistic and arrogant bunch. You name it, they almost have it. Look, we are a multi racial country. And this is a fact. We need the best people who are capable of making the country move and progress forward irrespective.
    I for one, if all the best people running the state government are malays, so be it.
    Come on, have an open mind and not live in a cocoon of racial, “ketuanan” etc…perception.
    And now PAS has shown their true colors. They are as bad if not worse than the racialistic Umnoputras. They talked and acted otherwise. Rakyat have to think twice before supporting them comes next election.
    I can guarantee, there will be more huha from UMNO members in the coming days.
    Its amazing, in Bolehland, some people never learn.

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  11. KongKor
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 16:51:56

    Well said, Dr Hsu.

    It seems that both BN and PR are suffering from this race base divide and rule concept. You highlighted the ‘brain drain’ issue and yet day and and out, we hear politicians and government servants being racial in their action and deeds. When will they ever stop to be MEDIOCRE and stand up to CONTRIBUTE positively for all Malaysian?

    Then again, it is the system that has been circulating for ages where race based policies were drawn and implemented by those who are part of the government of the time, then and now. If one were to take a look at the official documents to their name, one will not missed out the column RACE, starting with the birth certificate. Sometimes, it is the simplest of things which is most obvious but often taken for granted. Obviously, most policies are race based but if there are no concerted effort to make the necessary changes, then the rakyat will continue to have myopic leaders running the country.

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  12. Rights for all
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 17:00:18

    Are we arriving at a stage where these bigots will protest against the likes of Nicol David, Lee Chong Wei, Michele Yeoh representing Malaysia because they make the Malays look inferior.
    If the American were to elect Obama as their next President because they believe Obama is the best person to lead the country, who are we to say the Americans are racist.

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  13. for nikki
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 18:34:01

    Dr Hsu,

    The trouble with our country is we are so conditioned by racial overtones.

    We must learn to accept that everyone of us belong to this country and everything done by a leader(of any race) is for the good of everyone. We must learn to trust that.

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  14. klm
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 19:40:31

    Here is what the state govt should do. Get out of business. Govt have no reason to be in business at all. Then the tax payers do not have to bail out GLCs. This will also rid of a big source of corruption in the govt. The past govt had use GLCs for hanky panky. Liquidate or sell off PKNS. This will also teach these people to learn to be on their own. See how far racism can take them

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  15. Kenny Gan
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 23:35:36

    I’m disappointed with PAS for playing along the Umno racial line. Coming from PAS Youth, I hope this is just from a small faction in PAS. If PAS cannot look beyond skin colour, what difference are they from Umno? Why should non-Malays support another Malay Supremacist party?

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  16. daffodils
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 00:06:16

    This is really a sad day for Malaysia.

    There is no space in their hearts to accomodate people of other ethnicity even though the person concerned is a Malaysian and one who has a proven record of good service.

    It is indeed petty and down right bigotry of those who are creating a ruckus. If this type of thinking is perpetuated, Malaysia will never move forward. Downright sickening.

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  17. klm
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 01:47:33

    I am disappointed with PAS. I thought they were religious but not racial. I am wrong.

    There are many unanswered questions.

    1. Can we depend on PR to fulfill its promise?
    2. Do we need a third force?

    Based on what I am seeing, I am tempted to add to the brain drain number. But then, who care?

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  18. klm
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 01:55:35

    I am surprised in MCA coming out in support for Tan Sri Khalid – the MB on this issue. There is still hope for MCA yet. Gerakan ?????

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  19. Looking for Hockey players for TVC
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 02:07:23

    Dr + friends

    1) Can someone please explain, if;
    PKNS = Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor, why PKNS cannot be headed by a non Malay?

    Your answer:
    “How can an Indonesian who migrated to this country a few years ago be regarded as Bumiputra when Chinese and Indians who come to this country in the 1400s are still second class citizens? ” – Raja Petra

    2) I am sure Tunku Aziz + Raja Petra are not the only Malay Brothers (+ Sister) with a good conscience + back bone. Kindly speak up. We are Malaysians too. We are your people too.

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  20. Gerakan Watcher
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 09:56:55

    Maybe the 2 MPs listen to their constituents. Both constituencies are Malay majority seats, and most rural Malays are not so keen on abolishing the ISA.

    The MP from Simpang Renggam is a very young man who is a first term MP. Like any rookie, he must be given time to adjust.

    The MP from Gerik, Tan Lian Ho, is an Iron Lady despite her small size. She has been very vocal and spoke out on many issues.

    Anyway, there could be a miscommunication somewhere, because they could have thought that the party itself has already submitted a petition to PM, and that is why they did not sign.

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  21. Bangsa Malaysia
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 11:30:26

    The leadership of PAS was former members of UMNO, same as with some leaders from PKR was from UMNO. Will they choose to follow UMNO’s thinking…you have seen it on print in the papers.

    Both PAS n PKR tries to speak their are for a multi-racial Malaysia but it’s only words… Will you put vote for them in the next GE?

    I sympathies with the MB of Selangor…he meant well and yet he’s whacked by PR component party…and guess who came in support for him, MCA.

    Perhaps Gerakan must learn to be more vocal…without which many will see that Gerakan is still a dog to UMNO. I beg of it’s leadership to stand up n speak out…what’s right.

    Gerakan has nothing to loose…have lost most of it already…If Gerakan were to go down…go down fighting.

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  22. c h ong
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 11:34:51

    Agree with Dr. Hsu’s views 100%, which leads me to ask how Dr Hsu can justify Parti Gerakan’s continued (and continuing uninterrupted for the past 37 years) membership in Barisan Nasional. Of course everyone, including people with only half a brain, know that in BN, only what UMNO decides carry weight. Others, including Parti Gerakan, may propose and suggest anything.
    Unfortunately proposals and suggestions that infringe on ketuanan Melayu and the NEP are rejected outright. Gerakan’s Tan Lian Hoe recently learnt a lesson the hard and unpleasant way. Made a speech that contains facts but infringed on ketuanan Melayu. Got whacked upside down in and out of Parliament by UMNO members and MPs. Not one non-UMNO colleague dared to openly support her. Just like almost all the non-UMNO MPs, she has lost her dignity and decided to remain in Barisan Nasional with her tail in between her legs.

    This then leads me to the next question. If Dr Hsu is still a member of Parti Gerakan, how does he justify his continued association with a party that continues to remain subservient to UMNO, and at the same time writes beautiful stuff like the above short article and also makes beautiful and impressive speeches similar to the above article.

    Of course if Dr. Hsu had already severed his ties with Parti Gerakan, like what Tan Kee Kwong did, then all that he writes and all that he talks will now make sense.

    c h ong

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  23. Dr Hsu
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 11:56:03

    i thought my stand is very clear. i have always, and still, believed that Gerakan should not be associated with UMNO. It should quit BN and stand alone , perhaps with a few like minded parties as a third force in Malaysian politics. Many members are of same views and since they have put the trust in me just 2 weeks + ago (11-10-2008), I have to give a try to hope to influence more leaders to see my points. In the meantime, I am also speaking out on issues based on my platform. We cannot have 4 more years like this any more.

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  24. CYC
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 12:33:57

    c h ong

    You will get standard answer from Dr Hsu, that he wants to influence his colleague get out from BN. I have wrote many comments directed at Gerakan and Dr Hsu without getting any response. Perhaps my comments sound childish for Gerakan to respond with intelligence and wisdom.

    Smart people in Gerakan will continue with their beautifully decorated dreams. Caveats : that dream must be endorsed by UMNO.

    Satu hati to make that dream continue to excite Malaysians who has impaired vision.

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  25. CYC
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 12:35:39

    c h ong

    You will get standard answer from Dr Hsu, that he wants to influence his colleague get out from BN. I have wrote many comments directed at Gerakan and Dr Hsu without getting any response. Perhaps my comments sound childish for Gerakan to respond with intelligence and wisdom.

    Smart people in Gerakan will continue with their beautifully decorated dreams. Caveats : that dream must be endorsed by UMNO.

    Satu hati to make that dream continue to excite Malaysians who has impaired vision.

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  26. clearwater
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 12:38:46

    Looks like the culture of race based politics is still well and truly alive both in Umno and PAS. And in other parties as well. Kudos to Tan Sri Khalid, he is walking the talk. But can he take the pressure? This is still early days for Pakatan Rakyat. Some unanswered questions. Can insecure racist mindsets be changed for the good of the country? Also, dare Gerakan leaders take the plunge and try to live up to its ideals? See the coming episodes in Malaysiasini – your homegrown political soap opera.

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  27. Dr Hsu
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 12:56:10

    CYC, i drove up Penng last Saturday afternoon and together with romerzc(whom I had just got to know this month even though we have been communicating in the net), had a 5 hours “talks” with certain Geakan top leaders. I can tell you I am pushing for the party to leave, and romerz can be my witness. And I can tell you that all of us are sincere in wanting to see a better Malaysia, only thing the means may be different.

    Diffferent people see things differently and from differet angles, but I will keep telling my views and how i see things from my angle as an ordinary citizen. To me, , UMNO will never change unless they lose an election. I even believe that whether Gerakan wins any sets or ot will not be important, as long as the ideology can be realised .

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  28. ANGRY DAYAK
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 13:28:23

    We Sarawakians and Sabahans want UMNO to kick Melaka Chief Minister out from UMNO. We cannot accept a leader who is anti-Sarawakians and Sabahans. We still remember how arrogant he was when he told Malaysians people that UMNO don’t need Sarawakians and Sabahans support to form the government, just before the election. What goes around comes around, stupid Chief Minister of Melaka !! SACK HIM NOW !!

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  29. CYC
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 13:45:06

    Dr Hsu,

    I have no doubt of your sincerity. What i failed to understand is : Gerakan is no longer the party that uphold its principles of justice, equality and non-racial. Meaning the ideal Gerakan which you endear with is no longer in existence. Then why are you still insists of influencing the party to pull out from BN.

    I am quite convinced that Gerakan already an irrelevant party in the eyes of majority. Why waste your effort trying to rebuild a party that has outlive its relevance and usefulness.

    Time has change, the younger generation no longer believe in status quo. This is applicable even to the Malay and Indian community. You must have observed the emergence of young rising star from most of the political parties during the recent election, right. Yet, you are still talking about MPs not being directed by party leadership bla bla bla. Its sound so ridiculous, what more when it comes from a party who profess justice and freedom. To me, it sounds like communist party.

    Doc, change is the only constant. This is the universal law. Those dumb leaders within Gerakan who needs to be influenced by a third person to make up their mind on whether to stay or quit BN are beyond remedied and should not be regarded as leader in the first place. They would contribute nothing in their capacity as “leaders” since they are incapable to lead and think independently.

    So, it is better for you be an independent blogger rather than being burdened with the Gerakan tag. The late Tan Chee Khoon was respected by many due to his independent and strong conviction, even as a sole PEKEMAS mp.

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  30. c h ong
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 14:12:24

    Angry Dayak,
    I can assure you that UMNO will never sack Melaka Ketua Menteri, Ali Rustam merely for being anti-Sarawakian and anti-Sabahan. Since UMNO will not sack Ali Rustam why not you tell all your fellow Sarawakians and Sabahans to stop supporting UMNO.

    Perhaps you Sarawakians and Sabahans are like the people from Parti Gerakan, PPP and the rest of the non-UMNO BN member parties. Remember how Ali Rustam, in person, insulted all the PPP delegates, including their great leader Kayveas at their (PPP) own AGM in Melaka? I was not at all surprised by Ali Rustam’s performance. However I was shocked that the whole bunch of PPP members dared not physically throw Ali Rustam out of their AGM. UMNO can spit in your face and you people with no dignity will still continue to support UMNO. I don’t know why. Why not one of you tell me the reason for such undignified behaviour.

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  31. A true Malaysian
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 14:32:23

    CYC,

    To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about Gerakan until lately after reading Dr. Hsu’s articles in this forum. What I know was that Gerakan is a Penang base party formed by ex-MCA dissidents and it is very much a Chinese based party even though its ideology is multiracial.

    This kind of perception that I have is applicable to many people, that’s include Umno where Umno uses Gerakan and MCA in their equation for dividing seats for Parliament and State Assemblies.

    Dr. Hsu is doing a good job here in disseminating information about Gerakan especially to non-Gerakanian and his stand that Gerakan should be out of BN so that it can continue to survive is known to many of us. So, without Dr. Hsu and other like minded people in Gerakan, the party is as good as gone or ‘mou ghan tai’.

    Dr. Hsu and his friends are ‘die-hard’ fans of Gerakan and if their efforts succeeded in getting Gerakan out of BN, we Malaysians will have an extra choice when come to politics and voting.

    It will be a tough tough job but I wish them good luck. It is better to have Dr. Hsu and the like minded friends in Gerakan than none at all, as such kind of people are plentiful in Pakatan Rakyat.

    We Malaysia should have such kind of people in both Pakatan Rakyat and BN so to nurture a more matured political culture. Now, I can’t see any in BN except maybe one or two, who don’t play any significance in policy making.

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  32. ANGRY DAYAK
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 14:46:32

    to c h ong,

    For your information, I was never a BN/UMNO supporter. I always told our people to get out from this racist Malaysia country. After 45 years joining Malaysia, our people in the longhouses still don’t have clean water and elektricity 24hours and the worse is there is no Tar-sealroad to connecting all our longhouses to the big cities. Where is all our oil and gas money goes !!

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  33. CYC
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 15:49:48

    A true Malaysian,

    Why do you think Penang UMNO wants to create controversy especially towards Gerakan ? They want Gerakan out of BN so that they will get more seats allocation in the next GE. After all, they know it is only justifiable for them to be alloted the CM post if they become the party that won the most state seats in absolute terms. Gerakan may think that they will still be allocated the same number of seats to contest in coming GE if they stick with BN. I can say its only Gerakan’s own sweet dream. Anyway, the CM position is not that important if you see clearly what kind of power KTK possessed during his 18 years tenure.

    The problem with malaysian is we like status quo and so afraid of facing the unknown. We prefer form over substance. We likes to know people of both in authority as well as mafia group. This si why we always think there should be equally strong heroes at both govt and opposition to safeguard our livelihood. We like to think all leaders are great and kind hearted. All these are directly confronting the concept of freedom, a concept that is in favour by the current generation who likes innovation and freedom to pursue their own dreams. There is no road block in their virtue world. The future can be in any form which they choose to create and not rigidly follow certain format.

    Detach and you will find a new sense of freedom. Attachment will create craving towards certain object and it is no good for our mental development. Unfold your fist and may receive more with open palms.

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  34. A true Malaysian
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 17:15:46

    CYC,

    The allocation of seats in Penang to Gerakan and MCA has enable Umno played the trump card in controlling the CM.

    So, even if Gerakan won all the seats, and by virtue of Penang being a Chinese majority state, Umno has no choice but to give the post of CM to Gerakan even though Umno won more seats than Gerakan and MCA combined. Umno can still control CM without putting their man there.

    But, the scenario after 308 GE will change greatly the allocation of seats in Penang by Umno. Umno shall give favour to MCA over Gerakan. Still, they (BN) won’t be able to win Penang back.

    Either way, in or out of BN, Gerakan need a long period of time to win back Penangites’ faith. Maybe due to this mentality, Gerakan leaders opt for staying put with BN, at least they can be appointed senator, minister or directorship here and there. But over time, Umno will just dump them aside as what we can see in PPP.

    For long term survival, Gerakan need to be out of BN and reinvent itself as what Dr. Hsu and his friends think. This option no doubt will forgo short-term gain but will come back strongly if Gerakan succeeds in reinventing itself outside BN.

    The ball is at your feet now, KTK.

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  35. c h ong
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 17:45:26

    ANGRY DAYAK,

    I never said you were a UMNO/BN supporter. I don’t know who are the Sarawakians and Sabahans who are UMNO/BN supporters and who are not UMNO/BN supporters. What I know is the simple fact without the almost unanimous support from your fellow Sarawakians and Sabahans in Parlimen Malaysia, UMNO/BN won’t be in a position to be so ‘arrogant’ (using your own word).

    Former non-UMNO BN supporters in Peninsula Malaysia woke up from their slumber recently. Unfortunately your fellow Sarawakians and Sabahans appear to be still enjoying their erotic dreams with UMNO/BN. I suggest that you try harder to wake them up.

    If you are hoping or expecting UMNO to sack Ali Rustam just because he was arrogant towards Sarawakians and Sabahans and also because he exhibited an anti-Sarawak and anti-Sabah attitude, then I have to tell you, with apologies of course, that you are a dreamer.

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  36. klm
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 19:26:25

    Dr Hsu

    “To me, , UMNO will never change unless they lose an election.”. I think this is not enough. We need a national crisis. We are about to be hit with a big economic crisis of the first order early next year.

    Penang will be first to be hit because of its link to the US market. I am in the US now. The malls here are very quite, even in area not severely affected.

    Let’s see if this racial overtone in the economy can withstand this wave. The economic crisis in the US will send Obama to the Whitehouse. He will re-tool the US economic order. In the longer term, this will have a bigger impact. If Malaysia is not good at what it does, we may not withstand the follow on impacts of the changing order.

    Here, we still have this small mindedness of the politicians. This is obscuring the bigger dangers. I fear for Malaysia.

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  37. desmond
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 22:20:34

    All these brouhaha about the appointment of Mdm Low has made her new responsiblities an impossible task to perform. Perhaps that is the very objective of her critics. I doubt she will ever get the support or respect of the PKNS staff.

    After all, the MB has also stated that she will only be a temp at the job has already made it redundant in the first place.

    My sympathy to Mdm Low.

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  38. c h ong
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 09:33:18

    People like Dr. Hsu may have had noble intentions in wanting to be the conscience of (a long time Gerakan claim) BN (effectively UMNO) and in wanting to reform BN from inside. And now Dr. Hsu is telling us that he has given up on UMNO and is pushing for Gerakan to leave BN. Perhaps what they do not realise is that the continued presence of significant numbers of apparently upright, honest and justice-minded people in BN(effectively UMNO) actually gives legitimacy to BN and thus also giving legitimacy to UMNO policies and behaviour. Decent people who are still BN supporters tell themselves that “Dr. Hsu and so-and-so and so-and-so are still in BN. Therefore BN cannot be that bad.” So long as Gerakan remains in BN, another day of Dr. Hsu’s Gerakan membership is another day wasted, even if he continues writing beautiful articles and making beautiful speeches.

    I also cannot agree with Dr. Hsu that “UMNO will never change unless they lose an election”. From their past and present behaviour I believe UMNO will not change even if they lose an election. It appears to me that if they(UMNO) lose an election they are quite prepared to attempt regaining power by foul means. But does that mean all the non-UMNO people should cower when UMNO shouts “May 13”? I know of people who are privately anti-BN and who cowered and voted BN because UMNO shouted “May 13”.

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  39. lhheng
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 13:32:37

    This is a classic example of a stupid, arrogant, racialistic and “ketuaan” bum. Same goes for a similarly characteristic large bunch of bums in UMNO. Thats why this bum is now vying for the VP post. If this bum win, then god help you guys and the majority non-malays in West Malaysia.
    Get real man, fellow Sarawakians and Sabahans. You guys should wake up now and fight for your rights. Make sure only Sarawakians and Sabahans rule their respective states. Do it now as time is not on your side. These bums are trying to sidetrack you guys off totally and replace by their “abang adik” indonesian and filipinos in particular. Ans remember to throw your selfish and greedy politicians out who are currently representing you guys.
    One more thing, how can Umno sack this arrogant bum when they are of the same “incredible” characteristics.
    Just dont get hoodwink and double sweet talk by these bums.
    Good luck.

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  40. robertchai48
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 21:08:51

    What do you expect from PAS latest political tactic? Are we hoping for the best from PR? What if a capable and profesional can do her works well deprived of as a acting head? Think twice and vote carefully in the next GE.

    Will Gerakan suffer the same fate like PEKEMAS if Gerakan withdraw from BN? Gerakan need to work within and change within BN. Be a conscience. Just like some parties in PR. Not just or one two hard knock the game is over. The tough get going and people will realise who can do a better jobs. Are PR led govenment carried out their duties well to bring better qualities of life, improve our sense of security, sense of belonging and etc? Are they creating issues to hit BN?

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  41. klm
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 10:01:09

    It is time to start a rebellion in Gerakan. Throw out Koh Tsu Koon.

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  42. veonszu
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 10:44:15

    Don’t be unduly harsh on those who are still pushing for change and reform from within.

    For things to work and for a better Malaysia, it required ALL to work together within or outside the establishment. Dr. Hsu is not alone in trying to “push for reform” from within. I am sure there are also so many outside, with the Pakatan or NGOs, who share the same dream and vision. Let us get our common enemy right, it is the racists and religious fanatics in BN (especially UMNO) and Pakatan (remember Pas’s mustafa & keadilan’s zulkifri).

    The incident of PKNS clearly testifies to this Cruel and Brutal Fact.

    http://veonszu.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/government-must-not-discriminate-another-hollow-call/

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  43. klm
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 13:59:23

    Why dont we boycott PKNS companies whenever we can? Voting with the pocket is better than all the words.

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  44. Dr Hsu
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 14:30:37

    klm, better to engage these people who object to the appointment than to boycott. There will be no end, since they are the majority if the country, we need to change thier mindsets to change their behaviour.

    We cannot boycott the whole country.

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  45. klm
    Nov 02, 2008 @ 09:34:46

    Dr Hsu. I do not agree with you. No crisis no change.

    Boycott in this case reducse income for PKNS. Reduced income means retrenchment. Retrenchment means change. It change mindset.
    Words dont change people’s mind.

    Boycott is not a bad thing. It forces action. After all, we were told to not buy from shops that increase prices indiscriminately.

    Over to you.

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  46. petestop
    Nov 03, 2008 @ 02:32:30

    Angry Dayak,

    That particular Melaka CM also told Indians that they don’t need Indian support either.

    UMNO can rule Malaysia on their own.

    Really, we pity Sabah and Sarawakians, you consistently voted BN and is called the BN’s fixed deposit.

    Yet, you get the least of the development, with poor infrastructure and not even getting much back in terms of petroleum royalty.

    It is like trading British Imperialism for UMNO slavery.

    Do it the legal way, vote them out !

    Then you can decide what is best for Sabah and Sarawak’s future. You need to take your future into your own hands.

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