One of my Friends asked me how I could write 900 posts in less than 3 years, almost averaging a post a day.
I told him that in fact, if I do not have a full time job which can be extremely busy at times, and that if I do not need to look after the needs of my family, I could have written 10 posts a day. There are in fact enough materials to write 100 posts a day…
There is just simply too much to write and expose in this wonderful land of fairy tales.
One of the fairy tales recently was told by the Sleeping Pilot who once was the most powerful man in this country.
He called for the abolition of ISA. He said that if he was given enough time he would have abolished this Act.
He forgot that he was the most powerful man just slightly more than 100 days ago. And he was in that position since 2003, for almost 6 years. In that 6 years he cannot even abolish the act?? He said he was more occupied with other things…What things can be more important than human rights?
One article which was very well written on this topic is this one appearing in Malaysian Insider by Art Harun: A tale of the 2 TUNs.
But of course, being the sleepy pilot that he was, most of the time , he was either sleeping or dreaming. And maybe we should not blame him but to blame the one who anointed this pilot to be his successor. He is none other than the Old Horse.
The old horse recently mentioned that the Chinese are the real masters of this country, because even after 39 years of NEP, the Chinese still have 50 % and the Bumi only 20 %.( Actually, in my humble opinion, how many % this holds or that holds is not important, but rather everyone must have a decent chance of success in this country, and that the needy must be given help irrespective of their colour).
Perhaps i should quote Art Harun on this (from Malaysian Insider link above):
Let me tell you, dear Tun, that the 39 years of the NEP’s life consisted of a good 22 years of your rule, which amounts to 56.5 per cent of the whole time the NEP was implemented. Thank you for telling us that you have failed Tun, Sir.
I have one question. As far as I know, every corporate exercise involving the public listing of corporations and also involving privatised projects under your famed EPU, at least 30 per cent of the shares (wealth?) must go to the Bumis. If so, how come 20 per cent are now being held by the Bumis? Where have the 10 per cent gone to? They (the Bumis) disposed of them?
You see, you don’t teach people to drive well by giving them Ferraris and expect them to transform themselves into the Schumachers of the world. You have got to teach them how to drive, how to take corners, when to brake, when to change gear and appraise them on things like a smooth weight transfer, the danger of over-steering and under-steering, counter steer and the like. You give them Ferraris and what will they do? They will sell it!
That was what happened Tun. The Chinese get better and better because they were the ones who actually did all the work, the very work which under your policy was dished out to some well-known Bumis, who would make a quick buck by promptly sub-contracting this work to the Chinese. Why are you screaming now?
Speaking of categorisation, Malaysia is not only divided into Bumis and non-Bumis. There were also, under your rule, registered Bumis (registered with the MoF) and non-registered Bumis. Only registered Bumis will be able to share in this so called “corporate wealth” of yours.
To this, I also want to add that maybe the Chinese that the Old Horse referred to are the ones who often had titles of Tan Sris, Datuk in front of their names, and that most of them are the so and so on the Forbes list of richest men in Malaysia..Most of these were of course buddies of the Old Horse and since they were always around the Old Horse, the Old Horse thought all Chinese are as rich as these buddies of his….. Not realsing that these buddies can be counted with our fingers and toes perhaps.
Most of the other ‘masters’ slogged for a livings like their Malay counterparts. Some of these masters are 75 years old and yet still had to slog as taxi drivers; other ‘masters’ slogged as hawkers, dvd sellers, handphones sellers and so on… Other masters scored straight As, were from poor families and had good curricular activites yet could not even have the chance to further thier education, because as ‘masters’, they were denied aids to study.
The Old Horse has forgotten that this is Malaysia and Malaysia belongs to all Malaysians, whether brown, dark, or yellow…
Malaysians are the masters of their own country but somehow their right of being the masters in their own land have been usurped by those in the mould of the Old Horse, using laws such as the ISA which the sleeping pilot had said that he wanted it to be removed, but unfortunately he had no time… I do not blame him for the lack of time, because most of the time during his watch, he had been sleeping.