A newspaper cutting

This is a newspaper cutting from The Starits Times of Singapore. It is written by a Singapore Malay to The Old Horse.

It is self explanatory… To read, click on the image to enlarge it.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mf
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 15:16:29

    There is no date of publication for reference. Isn’t that important when preparing such news clip?

    Thank you.

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  2. sosong
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 16:45:53

    So, look like some body from Msia become a BUSYBODY, why Msia Malay leader never made any announcement on Thailand Malay, there are more Thai Malay than Spore Malay?
    Why bother about Spore Malay who on the average is far better off (economically ) than Msia Malay

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  3. A true Malaysian
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 17:44:24

    Umno still work in the shadow of the Malay Sultanate where Singapore was part of it. For that matter, Umno still treat the Malay Singaporean as still loyal to the raja-raja Melayu, just like they still think the Chinese Malaysian still loyal to China. They expect the Malay Singaporean still pay their loyalty to Malaysia. Ignorance is what they choose to be in this loyalty matters. That’s why you can see their leaders still want our Malay Malaysian regards Chinese and Indian Malaysians as ‘pendatang’ and keep harping on unity of Malays, unity of Islam, and I am afraid BTN still works on this basis.

    The reality is that, as what shown in the newspaper cutting, Malay Singaporean are proud to regard themselves as Singaporean though ethnically, they are like Malay Malaysian. Ironically, Malay Singaporean can thrive in meritocratic society yet Umno keep telling the Malay Malaysian they cannot compete on level playing field with the rest and Malay will lose power if Umno is not in power.

    As I said, Umno prefer to plead ignorance and live in fantasy, but they will soon realise that not all the Malay here want to be in the same basket as Umno Malay, if not Pakatan Rakyat will not be in existence.

    Well, it is their choice to stay in the dream. Their dream will become a nightmare come this 13th GE if that is their choice. Ironically, MCA, Gelakan, MIC are sharing the same dream. This is what baffled me all the while. The old horse is indeed very influential to these people. Why?

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  4. Dr Hsu
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 20:20:01

    mf,

    i received the news cutting as it is.. There is no date. A friend sent it to me. But if we care to google the name of the author of that letter, the Star online carried it too on 24th June 2010 edition. Here is the link:

    http://blog.thestar.com.my/permalink.asp?id=31265

    SO it is an authentic letter and article, and that was why i posted it ..

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  5. mf
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 04:05:47

    There is no problem with the authenticity of the news cutting nor am I questioning you in anyway. Just a thought through my head because when I did such newspaper cutting I always write a date on it.

    The earlier comment was kind of thinking out loud.

    I am aware of this piece of opinion posted at Malaysia Today prior to this.

    But if it in any way create misunderstand due to my earlier comment, I do apologize. Your blog is a reflection of you, a gentleman.

    Thank you.

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  6. Dr Hsu
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 10:26:46

    mf,
    What you mentioned earlier is very true that all news cutting should have a date. This piece was sent to me via email. In fact I ooogled it before posting it because sometimes not all things sent to me via emails are true, especially a lot of those advices on health. I normally check in the internet before posting.

    Rest assured that I treasure your commet and opinion, and hope you continue to post comment , especially those which points out the deficiencies of this blog, since as i have said, when you are in the middle of things, you sometimes do not see things as clearly as those outside.
    Cheers! 🙂

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  7. CYC
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 12:12:58

    Ostrich mentality !

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  8. Phua Kai Lit
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 14:33:40

    People vote either with their hands or “with their feet” (emigrate).

    1. Who are emigrating from Malaysia?
    1b. How many in relation to the size of the population?
    2. Who are emigrating from Singapore?
    2b. How many in relation to the size of the population?
    3. How many Malaysians emigrate to Singapore?
    4. How many Singaporeans (especially Singaporean Malays) emigrate to Malaysia?

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  9. atila
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 02:16:38

    Dr Hsu,

    dont care about old horse, give you more headaches.

    Old Horse=New World Oder.

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  10. wisely
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 09:19:44

    This is what i think and i heard:

    1. Generally Spore Malay rank the lowest in income earning in spore.

    2. This would be what it is like if malaysia malay has no special right and protection from govt.

    3. Spore is a very rich country, so rank lowest in spore still good compare to malaysia

    4. i heard of malay prostitutes, free sex, and others that are against Islam ‘quite’ prevailing there.

    Just give it a thought!

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  11. A true Malaysian
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 11:12:27

    I am curious if ‘Malay’ Singaporean, or for that matter, ‘Malay’ of non-Malaysian citizen sharing the same definition of ‘Malay’ as defined in the Constitution of Malaysia.

    As we are aware, ‘Malay’ is mandatory ‘Muslim’ in Malaysia (i.e put it this way, no choice of adopting religion other than Islam), but elsewhere like in Singapore, Malays in Singapore are not legally bound by the Constitution of Malaysia since they are not citizens of Malaysia, though generally, Malays are majority Muslim.

    Anyone can enlighten me? How about you, Atila?

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  12. looes74
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 14:43:01

    Well, even their anthem exhorts all their citizen to move forward……

    Mari Kita Rakyat Singapura
    Sama2 Menuju Bahagia
    Dengan Cita2 yang Mulia
    Berjaya Singapura
    Marilah kita bersatu
    Dengan Semangat yang Baru
    Semoga kita berseru
    Majulah Singapura x2

    Oh frankly, Zubir Said, the composer is spot on……This song is even more meaningful/inspirational than the rest of Malaysia state enthems……Even Malaysia national anthem not as powerful as this one

    Guess why so many Malaysians left for Singapore….

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  13. CYC
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 14:51:37

    Why compare Singapore Malay and Malaysia Malay? Care to compare Malay between the 13 states within Malaysia? Or Malays between the Have and Have Nots class ? Or Malays between the ruling party and the opposition and the silent 3rd force?

    Did they do a thorough study why so many Malay remained poor and unemployed despite being the 1st class citizen of this country. Are they really free from kowtowing to anyone? I presume they need to kowtow to more people than the Singapore Malay. They need to kowtow to the Malay politicians when they need favour from the govt, they kowtow to their bosses irrespective of Chinese, Indian or Malay, they kowtow to the enforcement officers from city hall or PDRM, they kowtow to the religious authorities , the list goes on………

    Why is it so? because the system and policy sucked, because the administrator and ruling party sucked, because they were conned and the elite group wants them to remained poor and uncompetitive. They remained in this vicious cycle because they were conned to protect the word “Ketuanan” without knowing who is the real tuan.

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  14. ktak
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 09:49:04

    Jul 29, 2010
    No crutch mentality
    By Chia Yan Min

    MR GUNTOR Sadali, editor of Malay language daily Berita Harian, on Wednesday fired a return salvo in response to recent remarks by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad about Singapore Malays.

    Malays in Singapore have developed their own identity, distinct from that of their relatives across the Causeway, and are proud of their self-reliance, declared Mr Guntor.

    He emphasised that while Singapore Malays and their counterparts in Malaysia share the same culture and heritage, ‘the similarities end there’.

    ‘We do not believe in being spoon-fed or being too dependent on the government – in other words, we do not have a crutch mentality,’ he said.

    Mr Guntor spoke during a ceremony to present the Berita Harian Achiever of the Year award. ‘It is a grave mistake to equate size with ability, just as it is wrong to assume a small minority is weak and insignificant,’ he said.

    To illustrate the self-reliant nature of the Malay community, he highlighted its efforts to raise its own funds to build mosques. ‘We do not believe in getting any special treatment, because it would only reduce the value of our achievements and lower our dignity,’ said Mr Guntor.

    Read the full report in Thursday’s edition of The Straits Times.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_559252.html

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  15. JusticenEquality
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 13:35:33

    Just to add to ktak piece above, it is also reported in today’s The Straits Times that Berita Harian’s Editor Mr Guntor Sadali also mentioned …

    … “MERITOCRACY has proven to be a good and fair system. it pushes us to work hard and makes us proud of our achievements. We can see how it has benefited us by looking at the growing numbers of Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers,Corportate Leaders, Magistrates,and other Professional among us”.

    He was speaking at the Berita Harian’s Annual Berita Harian Achiever of the Year Award dinner.

    The winner was a 40 years old S’pore MALAY-Mr Shafie Shamsuddin who is now the CEO of CARREFOUR INDONESIA with 82 Supermarkets outlets and more than 25,000 employees under his wing.

    He graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Business.

    Asked for the secret of his success, he revealed:”I think it’s important to constantly reinvent yourself to optimise your potential-you should never stop trying to learn”.

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  16. ktak
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 09:57:20

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