Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Sunday Rally.

It's difficult for a Malay to feel for those who took to the street today to voice out their displeasure with the British government for bringing their ancestors here to work as laborers in rubber estates. It is even more difficult for a Malay not to feel offended by those who blamed the Malay Islamic government for the kinda thing they've gotta take being the minority in a country like Malaya, or Malaysia, whichever is applicable in this case.
It's difficult for a Malay to keep to himself the anger that has been brewing inside since the talk of this rally started a few days ago before it ended in a face off with the police. It's difficult, but a Malay isn't about to do something about it that will leave a lot of people sorry for starting this whole thing. Maybe people have figured to themselves that it's okay to push things to the limit because a Malay is known for his tolerance. In fact people can step on a Malay head the way you'd step a rotten orange on the pavement and you can bet your left toe that a Malay won't do nothing other than smile sheepishly as if he's posing for a portrait for a National Geographic photographer.
It's difficult for a Malay not to believe that people are not going to attack him when they got a chance now that people have came out in the open to show their hatred for him in ways people have never spoken or shown before. It's difficult but a Malay isn't gonna do anything about it that could get people into trouble for starting this whole thing in the first place.
It's difficult for a Malay to understand why there are Malays willing to walk along with the people in the Sunday rally just because they consider themselves liberal minded folk who feel for every one's suffering like that Gandhi guy whose picture the people in the Sunday rally carry around like talisman. Don't they know any better that nothing they do will ever wash the fact that they are Malay and the people hate them just the same.
It's difficult for a Malay to believe that all this walk will solve a lot of problems now that everyone can walk, and now that everyone can fly. It's difficult for a Malay to believe that the people have been truly marginalized when it's the Lingam guy who fixes things in the government while all a Malay can do is follow the case in the newspapers thinking, what a powerful person this Lingam guy has become and if the people have been marginalized as they claim to be then how come there are so many lawyers from this section of the citizen that a Malay is under the impression that the people are doing all right.
It's difficult for a Malay to understand what's the fuss of the Sunday rally is all about when any guy can make money cutting grass and save the money and not blow it on cheap liquor and gambling and not go home to beat up the missus to a pulp.
A Malay doesn't have it easy for being one in a country like Malaya or Malaysia. He has to work hard too and save money for the future. He doesn't get help from the government like a thousand ringgit a month just for being a Malay. A Malay used to complain that the Indonesians are taking over the country. A Malay used to worry that he won't have a place to stay if the Indonesians keep taking up the job a Malay doesn't wanna do. And then one day a Malay realized that there's no point complaining and it dawned on a Malay that there's nothing degrading taking up menial jobs to make ends meet. And then one day a Malay realized that he can't afford to spend too much money on entertainment. He gotta save because the government isn't gonna give him money just because his name is Abu Salleh bin Hassan, or just because he is a Malay. And the government doesn't stop to think twice about destroying a surau and the government has never considered it an insensitive act that would make a Malay to run amok with a parang.
And now a Malay is waiting who's next gonna walk. Maybe the people who the British brought in to work in the tin mine. All of a sudden it is clear that the people in this country hate the Malays. They'd kill the Malay first thing if they had the chance.
Maybe a Malay should get together with his Malay brothers and sisters to organize a walk and hand a memorandum to the British consulate to voice their displeasure with the colonial government for bringing these people to the country and for giving the Malay so much problem. The Malays should convince the British government to take this people back to where they came from since it is obvious that they don't like living in this country and they hate the Malays. In fact a Malay should unite to ask the British government to return every non-Malay who doesn't like this country back to where he or she came from. The people who walked in the Sunday rally made a big mistake that won't be easy to make it all right again.
Time to stick together like never before because things are not the same anymore now that a Malay knows who he is up against.
POLICE ACTION: I think the cops are very gentle with the people at the Sunday rally. I know for a fact that the cops are not too gentle with Malay demonstrators. I know this for fact because I've had experience. I believe the cops should not have used water canons and tear gas. I believe the cops should have used live bullets.


Blogger tokasid said...

Salam Bergen:

Its not easy being a Malay. Its worse being a Malay who doesn't agree withh all that the Malay govt is doing right now. And being a Malay who had openly oppossed the ruling Malay, its also difficult to 'cari makan' with govt agencies.

You see, being a Malay who refuse to be a yes man for everything the Malay leader said, you are considered less Malay than them malay leaders. And because you are less Malay to them, you can only dream any of them wants to help you like they did among themselves.
You can call yourself a Malay Pariah, if you are not as sensitive as those who did the recent sunday walk at the Brit Council.

And on the other hands, those who were upset because their forefathers were 'forced' to come to Malaya to wotk in the estate or in the mining industries despise you for being a Malay. But they forgot that some of their children got the Malay govt textbook scheme for years but the Malay who oppossed the Malay govt didn't get any books for 9 years!And they say that the Malay who opposed the Malay govt got all the subsidies!

And the problem with a Malay who opposed the Malay govt, they can do the walk to ask for 1 mil each from some former foreign slave traders. they can only walk to voice their dissatisfactions but were met with water cannons and tear gases.

A Malay who oppose the Malay govt is considered a 'tidak mengenang budi' person and 'tidak bersemangat Melayu'. But the Malay leaders who are close-knitt with people who thought they were victims for being forced into Malaya and are now rich and powerful power brokers, claimed they have very high 'semangat Melayu' and most probably they were put up there by those who did the Sunday walk yesterday.

How dare the so called victims of foreign slave traders claim the Malays have all the special privileges? Go and ask a Malay who oppose the Malay govt.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Kata Tak Nak said...

If they said that are victimised by Malay Muslims, I totally disagree but if they were to say that they are victimised by a Malay Muslim government I partially agree. I would only fully agree if they were to say they were being victimised by a Malay government coz there is nothing Muslim about the present regime.

I would agree with them because like them, many Malays are also victims of this ruckus regime. Like Tokasid said it is damn difficult being a Malay who is against his Malay government. Imagine sitting in a hall full of 0other aspirant class F contractors hoping for jobs and in comes a high ranking officer whose first sentence is "those who are not UMNO members please get out".

So what have the Indians to complaint about. There are pariahs even amongst the Malays. Heck even pigs and their rearers get a better deal then Pariah Malays.

Hey, there were tens of thousands of them and none got shot by live bullets but only a few thousand in Batu Buruk and 2 were fed with live bullets.

If the Indians have an axe to grind with the gov, so do Pariah Malays.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Rocky's Bru said...

Dear Bergen,

No, I didn't walk. I have answered your question with a new posting.

TQ bro.

10:00 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Tokasid: We are brothers.

Kata Tak Nak: We are brothers.

Rocky: We are brothers.

1:53 AM  
Anonymous kl_gal said...

Whoa ! Where did this come from? I'm not Malay but can somewhat understand the "under seige" mentality of the Malays especially during these tense times ( which I've read about..havent been back in a long time)But try to look at it from the others perspective..many non Malays feel "homeless" because of the divisive nature of government policies.
I really have no answers here..I do notice alot of whining in forums/blogs but what is the solution? Abolishing the NEP? Not sure if its time for that. Besides,maybe I'm cynical but I believe that whichever race rules they will call the shots and favour their own. Case in point: many moons ago,most Chinese companies in Malaysia required Mandarin speakers for many jobs advertised. Why?? They had no trade/projects in China..and Mandarin wasnt a necessity 20+ years ago . Code for "Chinese only"? Only the players and faces will change, the rules of the game will remain the same..whoever is in charge dua sen

3:39 AM  

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