Beijing Opera?

A  leader is  supposed to lead and chart the direction for his people to follow. A direction that will lead his nation and people towards better standard of living. To do that, that leader must show the way through his own action and the policies that he advocates.

No nation in the world can move forward as a fractured state. To move forward, a nation must be united. A House divided against itself cannot stand. A leader of a multiracial society thus must stress on unity rather than trying to say something that will divide his people.

Recently, a senile senior leader says that this land belongs to a particlular ethnic group only, and he urges other ethnic groups to admit it.

By saying this, he is trying to sow a seed of division among the people. He is trying to divide a house that is already starting to show cracks. As a leader, he is trying to chart  way to make the people more race conscious, thereby going against the very fabric of our forefather’ vision of a united Malaysia.

Our Constitution which is the supreme law in the country clearly states that all citizens are equal, implying that this land belongs to all of us.

For the benefits of the readers, I will quote Clause 1 and 2 of Article 8 here. Article 8:

  1. All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.
  2. Except as expressly authorized by this Constitution, there shall be no discrimination against citizens on the ground only of religion, race, descent or place of birth in any law relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of property or the establishing or carrying on of any trade, business, profession, vocation or employment.

While the PM is playing the 1Malaysia card, this senior is trying hard to show the other way. This leads many people to believe that they maybe  in cohort playing the Beijing opera, where there is a black face acting as a villian, and a white face acting as a hero, and both the black face and white face have only one aim: to attract more people so that they can sell more tickets.( Read this excellent article in Malaysia Chronicle here.)

If this is the case, then the old horse is playing a very dangerous game. He is trying to stir up fire in a certain segment of the people, but as we all know, even a sparkle can sometimes lead to an uncontrollable fire that will destroy everything that we have so tediously built over the years.




9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aca
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 10:25:28

    while he stokes the fire and we fight, his corrupt family will continue to plunder the country. good grief, within one genration, his family has amassed billions while so many malaysians cant even have basic neccessities of clean water and electricity. Who wouldnt peddle Malay supremacy for the billions. For 22 years, he took us for a ride and now it is for all to see his true calling.
    Marcos and suharto even at their deathbed swore they were clean. So will this oldman. How ironic it will be if the people rises up and claim back the wealth from his family before he sees his maker. That would be the ultimate payback.


  2. Mike
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 21:49:26

    Doc, should’t Gerakan and your party chief says a word or two to rebut the racist ?
    If KTK has no ball to do so, may be you want to push him during top party meeting.


  3. chabalang
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 22:50:52

    Dear Dr, a belated Happy Chinese New Year.

    We all know how the old horse came into power…playing the race card. He is using it again after more than 30 years later, in the Internet age. For a person who originated from Kerala, INDIA…he is still using old but TESTED method/tactic (sad to admit that it is still fairly effective in M’sia)…he is probably doing it for his son(s) + infighting moves within UMNO (see how Najib & Rosmah will react…watch out for DPM’s moves)


  4. Li Li Fa
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 00:18:20

    Dr. Hsu,
    The old horse is staging a comeback to cover a wider agenda, and what better home-coming when the people is stirred up. This veteran scheming politian has time and again sent flares into the political atmosphere and it is a matter of time, the fireworks among people are ignited. It is truly unbelievable , unbecoming , unMalaysian for an exStatesman to do such a thing to the country.
    It really jolts me up in this Bolehland where the wind of change is blowing stronger by the day.


  5. bbc
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 09:03:26

    hello, he has to cut off the umbilical cord from kerala completely including his ancestorship. otherwise, he will be touted as disloyal to this country.
    good luck to him.


  6. Dr Hsu
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 10:41:00

    Will certainly do my best to voice out and push.. But i think my days are now numbered!


  7. mmc
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 11:48:07

    hi dr,

    why are your days numbered? too independent minded for the spineless headless chicken, who has to be a complete lapdog to UMNO? Let him have his bag-carrying role minister. he dies for it.


  8. A Single Vote
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 14:26:59

    Is that not the same man who was moaning about the lack of gratitude at one time?
    The whole kampung had chipped in and each with his expertise had helped build the house, the stronger were responsible for the heavier work, the ladies the lighter loads and even the very young ones had contributed by patiently handing over each nail so the men can quickly hammer them in. And of course there will be those who’d be hanging around smokin and watching those who were working.
    Today, at each open house, he never fail to go around to the very same builders to remind them that this is his house, the cup they’re drinking from is his together with the tea they’re drinking, they’re all his. He and his chidren who had lazed around while the others put in their fair backbreaking share. Gratitude, what gratitude?

    Grandma had spent much time and patience imparting her cooking skills after a neighbour’s granddaughter had asked for a recipe of Grandma’s famous ‘perutikan’ . Some time later Grandma and Grandpa were invited over to try the dish, followed by a lesson on how to improve and perfect Grandma’s ‘perutikan’.
    No, actually it was Grandpa who had told us how Grandma had graciously smiled and accepted the young one’s cooking tips. Gramps started this tale when he learnt how Proton had improved on the Mitsubishi’s Lancer.
    Hello mana muka lah?

    Now, that’s gratitude.


  9. Phua Kai Lit
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 13:37:58

    Watch this:

    (There are 4 parts in all, with English subtitles).


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