Thursday, February 05, 2015

Keep politocians out of nter-ethnic relationship

I read with much interests RPK's WHEN THINGS WERE RELAXED AND RACIAL IN THE OLD DAYS because such glimpses into our local history, especially from the common folks' viewpoints, have always been far far more interesting than studying, for example, why the Malayan Union failed or how Harold MacMichael the post-world-war British Military Administrator pissed off the Malay sultans, ...




... or who neighbouring Bung Karno or Ngo Dinh Diem or Diosdado Macapagal were, when they were born, what they did for their respective countries, how they lost power, and about non-monarchial oligarchies in South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent ruling their countries for years on end, but which it must be said, indirectly raised the status of women in our world.

Ngo Dinh Diem
His downfall began when he, a Catholic, oppressed the Buddhist majority

Thích Quảng Đức immolating himself in protest against Ngo's oppression of Buddhists

US President John Kennedy said: "No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one."

It spelt the beginning of the end for Ngo

Mind you, I had a childhood crush on Macapagal's daughter wakakaka - see my post Lustful fantasies over at my other blog KTemoc Kongsamkok.

my old uni professor told me 'mature' women make better lovers

wakakaka

Aiyah, today's schoolboys are far more lucky as they would be studying neighbouring leaders like yummy Yingluck Sinatrawa (notwithstanding the current military oppression and persecution of her), Aung San Suu Kyi and yes, my sweet lovely Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, wakakaka.

there's something uniquely delicious about women in uniforms

wakakaka

And in years to come, our students will be even more fortunate, wakakaka, looking into the policies of politicians like Dyana Sofya, Nurul Izzah and the humane leadership of activist Marina Mahathir.


There's much truth in RPK's narrative that people in yonder years were less politicized and thus less sensitive despite the ugly practice of racialism. Nowadays we have to be careful of what we say, lest we be accused of racial, age, gender, etc, discrimination - this is especially true in Australia.

I personally feel that while contemporary understanding and demand of equality and rights are good and should therefore be encouraged, I also sense that there's a decided lack of 'responsibilities' in most people, especially those seeking greater or due rights.


'Rights' (or 'authority') and 'responsibilities' are, nay, have to be indivisible twins, essentially the balance of yin and yang for a harmonious society. If one over-stresses 'rights' (usually one's own, wakakaka) without commensurate understanding and exercise of appropriate 'responsibilities', then the yin and yang of those elements won't be nicely balanced into a harmonious Tao.


That's what's happening today, and I'm not talking only about the lamentable yang-ish exertions of rights by Perkasa, ISMA and UMNO bigots as has been outrageously demonstrated just recently but then cowardly denied and sadly condoned by his boss, but also by the other side of politics and community groups.

Yup, all about rights but where was the responsibilities?

A sad example of the 'other side' (mentioned above) was witnessed when immediately after the Selangor Sultan had issued a decree banning non-Muslims in the state from using the Arabic word 'Allah', our dear "intrepid" Father Lawrence Andrew insisted openly that Catholic churches in the state would continue to use that word in their masses.

Now, Father Andrew might well have been legally correct to assert the Catholic Church rights (I'm not a lawyer so I personally don't know), but really was there a need to be so offensively-openly rude to HRH? Hardly surprising that the Malays perceived him as being so arrogantly dismissive of HRH's decree that they were damn pissed off, even unto accusing him of treason.

For more, read the Malay Mail Online's Herald editor in ‘Allah’ storm accused of treason against Selangor Sultan.

Surely there's more than one way of skinning a cat, for the Church in Selangor to continue using the Allah word in their masses, without what the Malays perceived as the equivalent of a F.O to HRH's decree?


So in such a situation, with perhaps legal authority (rights), there should be commensurate socio-cultural responsibility - in other words be sensitive to the feelings of others. And let's NOT now compare ourselves to bigots like Ismail Sabri. We should easily be far far better.

Recalling my Penang kiddie days in Ayer Itam village, reputed at one time to be the largest Chinese village in Malaysia, the various ethnic groups went about their own merry ways without significant racial problems let alone conflicts - of course not counting the occasional odd fisticuffs between individual youths.

In fact, I dare say the Chinese fought more frequently and regularly among themselves, as did the Malays and Indians.

Any scent of trouble brewing, say, between Chinese and Malay youths, would be nipped early in the bud by village elders, and f* politicians.


The Malays in my village followed a man who I will just name in this post as Abang Mat. If the Chinese or Indians in our village encountered any sticky problems involving Malays, they would seek him out to mediate. They respected his standing among the Malays, especially those of the younger set, and relied on him to cool young hot heads. And the village was very successful in that approach.

Abang Mat appeared to be around late 40's but looked far too young to be addressed by the honorific of Pak Cik so we kiddies just called him Abang. He was known to be the leader of a group of tough looking Malay men, all younger than him, in their mid 20's, or even in their late teens.

Mind you, it was not that his group were trouble makers. I had never seen or heard of them ever quarrelling with Chinese or Indians. But as mentioned, Abang Mat commanded mucho respect among the Malays in Ayer Itam and the adjoining suburb of Kampung Baru.

His group looked tough (very muscular) because they were very much into weight lifting. Their hideout or nest where they did their pumping was at a Malay (keramat) shrine next to the Ayer Itam river.

Abang Mat and his cohorts would frequent the same kopitiam I did, where I noted their fave drink was aw-kau (Guinness Stout). Of course they didn't drink openly in the kopitiam front section but discretely behind the shop where the Hainanese owner set up a make-shift pergola under a Malaysian 'cherry' tree.


The local police (mainly Malays) knew what was going on but never intruded - those were the days before the lil' Napoleons in J-organizations started to flex their "divine"-conferred muscles. 

We learnt that Abang Mat and his followers believed in aw-kau as a complimentary tonic to their weight lifting exercises. This was not surprising as it was a belief many Chinese and Indians shared and I believe still share - me too, for I somehow feel quite comfy after downing an aw kau following a hard day's work, wakakaka.


my grandpa's ducks? wakakaka

read my post Village memories 1 - ducks

No, Abang Mat was NOT the government appointed penghulu who no one knew or cared the f* about. The appointed penghulu just drew his government salary and remained quietly and undoubtedly happily unknown. As far as the Chinese and Indians in Ayer Itam-Kampung Baru were concerned, Abang Mat was THE man in charge of Malay affairs.

Perhaps that's why Ayer Itam and Kampung Baru enjoyed good community relationship for years (at least during the time I grew up) because they wisely kept the pollies out, wakakaka.


48 comments:

  1. The main troublemakers in Penang now are the sort of Malays who converse in Tamil when they congregate Among their own kind.

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    1. The kingpin of the lot is one mamak fella who pissed off all my Malay friends....whenever they see his picture in the media, they make a sort of gagging noise and exclam....Meluat...Menyampah....Rancid Currrry ! And Go F.O !

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  2. Your example in Abang Mat does not necessarily reflect the moral majority of the Malays then. How well intentioned your example is, it still aims at rooting out religion and religiousness, and above all at Islam and its clergy.

    By your example and logic if all Malays are like Abang Mat, then only Malays and Nons can live in peace and harmony. The secularists are always right and true eh? Wakakaka...

    Sometimes I just wonder if Malays and Nons are in a plane and there is a mid-air explosion and some survivors, Malays and Nons, landed on the shores of nowhere, would they damn each other? But most probably they would be helping each other? Is it because there is no pollies or aw-kau or secularism! Yet, I bet everyone would be praying in his or her own way to thank and to ask for divine help?

    Nevertheless, I would think you are still partly right?

    - hasan

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    1. kt often talked abt yinyang, rpk did the same, of course when it suit them.

      but they dun tell much abt the little black n little white dot, mean to say they always think they r right, they accuse others of doing the same tho.

      good malay drink aw kao, live in manchaster, speak eng, good chinese drink beer n wine, live in sydney, oso speak eng. evil malay n evil chinese drink teh tarik, live in msia, dun speak eng. wakaka.

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    2. aisehman HY, I know you dislike me wakakaka, but did I say "good malay drink aw kao"?

      please be truthful

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    3. nothing personal, i dun even know u.

      yr article mentioned yin vs yang, i presume is a philosophy concept, n hasan explore further talking abt secular vs religious, i follow by talking abt good n evil la, all r generally a dualistic concept.

      from the bottom of yr heart, what is yr view of a malay (at least in msia, malay = muslim) that drink aw kao, from a secular vs religious pov?

      i am not truthful?

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    4. if a Malay drinks aw kau that's his personal preference - don't take that beyond what it says, as into good vs evil or secularism vs religiosity

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    5. Act reflects Self !!!!!!!!!

      Comprehendi ???????

      Indeed u & yr half anmoh sifu r playing selective amnesia to suit yr write-ups.

      BTW, there r more to duality in Yin&Yang. U should not forget the significance of that two little opposing dots within the two larger comma-like quadrants.

      Obviously both of u can see it! But, then why should I enlighten u, when u so choose to blind yr own thought to serve yr own theme???

      Bruised ego? Wounded pride?

      Perhaps, they r just happened to be the two, more prominent players, of yr altered ego of blank-shooting here & there??? Yes????

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    6. re your "BTW, there r more to duality in Yin&Yang. U should not forget the significance of that two little opposing dots within the two larger comma-like quadrants" they're nothing more than 'life being NOT just black & white', in short there's a bit of arsehole in a saint and vice versa, or a bit of saint in an arsehole, wakakaka

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    7. Ditto yr favourite manmanlai????

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    8. yes I accept that and would you believe that once or twice I even defended him? wakakaka.

      see my post http://ktemoc.blogspot.com.au/2010/03/defending-anwar-ibrahim-wakakaka.html

      and the following but only to a certain extent, wakakaka:

      http://ktemoc.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/replying-to-nik-nazmi-nik-ahmads-reply.html

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  3. http://s.m5.malaysiakini.com/news/288436.html
    Liow and Ismail......one big happy family.
    What a great image of racial harmony.....wakakakaka

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    1. much as I dislike and disrespect Liow for his bor-lam-bah-ness I suspect he was "ambushed" by Ismail and perhaps even Hisham, which has been why Ismail put that photo up a.s.a.p, wakakaka

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    2. Boh lam par means boh lam par la.......Cibai kaytee

      Liow can do the Xi Jin Ping style

      Look at how Jin Ping shake hand with Abe

      Lee Kuan Yew had said before

      MCA is a boh hoot party

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    3. cibai looes acting tough again, pordah, wakakaka

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    4. Cibai........Kindly look at the picture before you open your fucking mouth

      https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=xi+jinping+abe+shinzo&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=799&tbm=isch&imgil=fvTEsA2G9NpCGM%253A%253BVLkpSZQS0yw7zM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.nbcnews.com%25252Fnews%25252Fworld%25252Fchinas-xi-jinping-japans-shinzo-abe-meet-apec-summit-n244951&source=iu&pf=m&fir=fvTEsA2G9NpCGM%253A%252CVLkpSZQS0yw7zM%252C_&usg=__4YNMIeVb5EEBzeR1uAtoRoi1aK0%3D&ved=0CCYQyjc&ei=lWHUVMCaMsOpogTk4oDYDA#imgdii=_&imgrc=fvTEsA2G9NpCGM%253A%3BVLkpSZQS0yw7zM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia4.s-nbcnews.com%252Fi%252Fnewscms%252F2014_46%252F758861%252F141110-abe-xi-4a_507ba56cb9733b480f0c864fc753b9c8.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.nbcnews.com%252Fnews%252Fworld%252Fchinas-xi-jinping-japans-shinzo-abe-meet-apec-summit-n244951%3B2500%3B1693

      Does it look fucking cosy with each other?

      Can Liow do that?

      Cibai

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    5. if you lend your cibai face, yes, wakakaka

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    6. Haha...fine art of contempt...
      With the right technique...You can actually insult somebody while shaking his hands...

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    7. looes, lky oso a boh lam par when he faced the jap, the white n the left. but of course half sporean like u would claim he was pragmatic then. yr double std suit the yinyang philosophy best wakaka.

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    8. hy,

      so 越王勾践卧薪尝胆 oso a boh lam par when he faced the 吴王夫差?

      give lky his due!!!

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  4. Both yr half anmoh sifu & u r playing plain nostalgic reviews about the good old days.

    Nothing about the causality of the degrading racial relationship!

    U SHOULD reference;

    http://syedsoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/ - destroying capacity...

    for the frank & main cause.

    That's, unless u have a teloq of steel!

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    1. I don't see any difference between Syed and my post, other than he emphasized on the deleterious effect of mindless Arabization and Mamak-rised fixation on the pursuit of Ottoman styled religious rituals and non-inclusiveness while I talked about the adverse impact of politicization (read Arabization and religious fixation and non-inclusiveness)

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  5. Lived near Di Mu Niang Niang Taoist Temple in Ayer Itam long time ago. We children, mostly preteens and teenagers, used to overturn the big metal joss paper burner in front of the temple for fun. A few angry Cai Ko would chase after us by yelling, 'pai pai ti hai kam yong !' Those Cai Ko would make complain to Zuo Sing Keng (?) (State Assembly Man ?). Zuo would then seek out our leader, nicknamed Zei Ah Pa, to warn all to behave or else. The temple would get peace but only for some time.

    -huaren

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    1. any of the Cai Kor good looking wakakaka

      Zuo Sing Keng or Chor Sin Kheng was virtually the richest land owner in Ayer Itam - many houses were built on his land with land toll only a few ringgit per year - MCA ADUN for years - people only voted for him because wanna give face to him as landowner

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    2. e mi tou fo. -huaren

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    3. e mi tou fo ci bei fang cun. - hasan

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    4. Peace.

      -huaren

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    5. Most if the time u made me puke when u tried yr best to show yr photocopied intellectualism in subject u know zilch.

      Remember that dream of butterfly u so 'cleverly' plagiarized to prove yr depth of 莊子's philosophy?

      Better to stick to yr islamofascism. At least that's something related to u!

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    6. No, you're what's wrong with the world, bigotry and hatred and complete ignorance, you're who causes wars and hate, and you should be ashamed of yourself, capisce?

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  6. This is Bumiputra-land.
    The Chinese must not forget that.

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    1. CBMF,

      This is Orang Asal's land - DO REMEMBER THAT!!!!

      & Orang Asal doesnt like to be known as Melayu &/or bumiputra!

      Goes back to yr blur-sotong setempurung about Melayu inhabit this golden chersonese since 60000 yrs ago.

      If u want to use DNA as an evidence then WE r all African by mother nature!

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  7. Kaytee,your old Uni professor was 100% correct as a matter of fact.Matured women definitely make good lovers.One can hear them groaning and moaning at the end of the corridors.That is how strong their enjoyment of sex is.Hehehe

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    1. In Asian societies, girls are brought up with the expectation to be decent and "proper". Even in Western society, that is still usually the norm.
      Younger women are often not comfortable with their own natural sexuality, even within a marriage between husband and wife.
      It usually takes years of life experience, usually beyond child-bearing age, before a woman gets fully comfortable with her natural physical urges. Funny thing is often by that time the husband's "strength" is on the downhill side...
      wakakakaka. .

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    2. @Lynn

      Agree with you. It's only after a number of years of marriage that a woman's embarrassment, taboos and other inhibitions disappear and she begins to really enjoy doing the 'thing' !

      -huaren

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    3. you all are re-invoking my lustful "hard-on" fantasies for sweetie Gloria, wakakaka

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    4. The last time I read, your sweet lady was under guard in a hospital being detained for alleged corruption. Seeing your high regard for the dear lady, it's about time you gird your loin, put on your suit of armour and like a noble and chivalrous knight ride to her rescue!!

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    5. hellooo... is that really you KT? Wakakaka....

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    6. ok but after CNY, wakakaka

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    7. Anon of 10:24, wakakaka yes lah, I still have the hots for Gloria but more so for Ying-babe, wakakaka again

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    8. First you declared undying love for Gloria. But as soon as a younger Yingluck appeared on the scene your affections are swiftly, in the blink of any eye, transferred to her! Sheeesh, all you men - your affections are as permanent as the morning mist under a hot sun.

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    9. Ayoyo Lucy my dear, I did say I STILL have the hots for Gloria but now also for Yingbabe, which means I haven't "transferred" anything away from sweetie Gloria lah.

      Alamak, can't a man love more than one sweetheart, afterall my love is near boundless, wakakaka

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  8. Attended Kong Min (1st Branch) Primary School which is situated at the foot of Kek Lok Si. While waiting for the afternoon school session to begin, the steps leading up the temple became our playground. Played chasing , hide-and-seek and other games all in our school uniform.

    Almost always, local gangsters (that's what we assumed) mostly in their 20s and 30s would prey on their victims, who were either local or foreign tourists, with the 3 card tricks. Three cards, one of which was 'ang kong' (Jack, Queen or King), were placed face down on a step. One had to pick the 'ang kong' to win bets. It was claimed that no one would be allowed to walk away a wnner ! The gang members would make themselves scarce whenever the police was around.

    One hot afternoon, we children decided to cool ourselves in Sungai Ayer Itam which is a stone's throw from the temple steps. We headed to our favorite spot which was a large boulder shielded from the outside by other rocks. As soon as we arrived, we screamed almost the same time, 'ang tou lei hu (red headed snakehead), the name given for the male organs! There, on the boulder and in the shallow water were about 8 members of the gangsters all naked. Swear it's the first time we had seen adults completely without anything on! Before they could react, we sped off by jumping over one boulder after another without daring to look back as though we had just seen ghosts !

    -huaren

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  9. UMNO does not need ANY Chinese support to govern.
    UMNO does not even need Urban Malay support - PKR's power base - to govern.

    That is a fact of life , proven by GE13 , which the Chinese will have to deal with.

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    1. CBMF,

      Dont forget umno NEEDS Sabah & Sarawak's support to govern!

      That is a fact of life , proven by GE13 , which the blur-sotongs setempurung, like u, will have to deal with.

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    2. Cibai......Dayaks do chop heads and your little heads. Fucking becareful. Why don't you go to Fucking? I heard that fucking hotel is damn fucking good

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    3. looes, did you suck on its cibai strudel, wakakaka

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    4. welcome to fucking, austria

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKJOCYtUQwc

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  10. At a personal level, Najib is not a race or religious extremist.
    As a child, when both his parents were away on official trips, he was often entrusted in the care of a close family friend, MCA minister Michael Chen.
    He grew up in a relaxed inter-racial environment which no longer exists in Malaysia today.
    His present day politics are a different matter. Najib is dependent on UMNO'S extremists to stay in power. So he panders to the race-and-religion warriors in his party.
    Ironically, Najib and Anwar now find their roles reversed. Anwar was the architect of the Islamisation of Malaysia's government institutions. In UMNO, he often ran ugly race politics. Today he plays a leading role in calling for inclusive society and government.
    I would add that I see Anwar as actually very consistent on this position for the last 10 years.He hasn't played a duplicitous game of saying one thing to the Malays and something different to the Chinese.

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