Friday, November 30, 2018

Waytha's 10,000 "temples" destroyed

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy said a comprehensive study of Indian temples must differentiate between temples and shrines, which at present are categorised as the same.

What I have been saying all along.

And which Waythamoorthy numbered those destroyed by authorities conveniently as 10,000.

Imagine in Penang the destruction of:

  • 10,000 Kuanyin Temple in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street),
  • 10,000 Mesjid Kapitan Keling (same street) and
  • 10,000 Arulmigu Sri Ganesha Temple in Jalan Kebun Bunga.

now, the above three are really 'temples' (in generic terms) and not shrines (see below)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Not quite Kerling 1977 Redux

Shades of Kerling 1977 regarding the recent violence at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya?

Thank goodness NOT, though there was one casualty, fireman Muhammad Adib Kassim, but fortuitously the sole victim is still alive.

As most will agree, attacking an Emergency 1st-Responder, eg. firemen, ambulance, doctors, etc, is a vile crime.

Mind, some idiots gather the preposterous idea that the description 'vile crimes' must automatically merit capital punishment. Such have been their evil bloodlust that they wish for perpetrators of such 'vile crimes' the cruel death penalty - I have no time for such barbarians.

Kerling 1977 - Many young brats today have no idea what 'Kerling 1977' means, and I reckon for the good of Malaysia it's best NOT to enlighten them.

Regarding the current turmoil at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya, everyone is balming everyone except themselves, wakakaka, but in truth there is only one single root cause for the fracas, to wit:

The Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya was built on someone else's land, full stop.

As someone wisely put it, we seldom hear of similar socio-politico-religious problems, on such repetitive scale, with Christian churches, Chinese-Buddhist temples and Gurdwara.

That's only because churches, temples and gurdwaras were built mainly on own land.

Politicians have not been helpful, giving false hopes to devoted but blind acolytes who would naturally turn feral territorially, even on the temple's 'borrowed' territory.

Some preposterous promises and assurances have been issued, but thank goodness the PM, much as I don't trust him, has put his foot down firmly on the mandatory need to respect the court's decision on who has right of the land on which the temple stands.

And the final nail in the issue has been the Selangor MB nixing the calvary-to-the-rescue idea of Selangor buying up the land to bypass the owner's right to ask the temple to relocate.

The thing is that the land-owner has already allocated new land a couple of kilometres away for a new temple, with RM1.5 million compensation paid, with all participating parties agreeable to the settlement. Why has some from that temple now dissent and with such passionate ardour and disregard for a court order?

Cari pasal?

They won't get much sympathy, most of all from friends and relatives of fireman Muhammad Adib Kassim.

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I posted RM3.7 Billion for MARA, RM5.5 million for UTAR which has been a Sin Chew's article 'Scapegoat' written by journalist Tay Tian Yan in relation to the refusal of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to allocate a matching grant to UTAR and TAR College as was done for the last (almost) 50 years.

Finance Minister Lim GE has demanded as a prior condition for any such government matching grant that MCA removes itself from any links with said higher institutions of education.

Wikipedia informs us (extracts):

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, (abbreviated UTAR; 拉曼大学; 拉曼大學; Lāmàn Dàxué), is a non-profit private university in Malaysia. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Malaysia, ranked top 100 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2018.
The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) received an invitation from the Malaysian Ministry of Education to establish a university in July 2001. The then President of the association, Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik chaired a committee that drew up a framework for the establishment of the university after receiving the invitation.

Datuk Dr. Ng Lay Swee, then the Principal of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, a tertiary education institution that was also established by the MCA, was appointed to lead another committee, including Dr. Lai Fatt Sian, who was then the Head of the School of Business Studies in Tunku Abdul Rahman College, to assume the headship in the Faculty of Accountancy and Management ........

From The Talloires Network website:

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was established in 2002 as a private, not-for-profit Malaysian university. Today its student enrolment has reached more than 19,000 in 10 faculties on four campuses. UTAR has also invested major resources into becoming a prominent research university. UTAR’s mission includes “inculcating among the UTAR’s community high moral values, appreciation of the rich diversity in a multiethnic society and an abiding concern for the betterment of all humankind.”

Though it was the MCA who founded UTAR and TAR College, the facilities were/are opened to Malaysian citizens who have little chances of entering government-run universities eg UiTM, and higher colleges, eg. MARA.

The title of the Sin Chew's article implies that future students at UTAR-TARC, mainly Chinese Malaysians. will become scapegoats facing higher fees because of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's refusal to allocate 'matching funds' to the MCA-initiated college and university but which, to re-emphasised, are non-political, non-profit making and open to all Malaysians, people like DAP's Teresa Kok and Chong Eng plus many more including the Chinese political supporters of the DAP.

To re-emphasise the aims of UTAR and TAR college, Tay Tian Yan has written (extracts follows):

If not because of MARA's 100% Malay intake and strict racial quotas of public university admission, there wasn't even a need for TAR College.

TARC was some sort of political compromise that provided an opportunity for otherwise desperate Chinese students, to be implemented through MCA, a component of the then government.

Teresa Kok Suh Sim (DAP)
Minister of Primary Industries
an self-admitted alumnus of TAR College (TARC) 

in 2008 Zaid Ibrahim as UMNO Law Minister became the ONLY Malay minister to ever resign on principle to protest against Teresa Kok's arrest under the ISA  

Chong Eng (DAP)
Exco Penang government - ADUN Padang Lalang
previously MP Bukit Mertajam (1999 - 2003)

another alumnus of TAR College 

TARC and now UTAR should therefore be national asset with MCA as its caretaker.
It is a fact that political background has never been a criterion in UTAR's student intake, and MCA's political ideology has never made its way into the curriculum.

To be precise, MCA itself does not own UTAR, whose statutory owner is UTAR Education Foundation which has ten trustees, five appointed by MCA and five being government representatives.

The foundation has a clear mission, to run UTAR professionally as a provider of high quality education, not a profit-driven organization.

Unfortunately, with significantly squeezed allocation and an order not to raise tuition fees, UTAR, along with our young students, will eventually fall victim to vicious politicking

That has been what Tay meant by 'scapegoats'.

Yes, the Finance Minsiter said there will be no such funding unless MCA divests all ties with the college and university.

Today, a visitor to my post, with the nick of 'Wood' left a most telling comment, one which I deem as the Best Political Statement thus far. He said:

Lim Guan Eng is fortunate that his father can afford to send him to Australia to study. He forgot that majority of the Chinese is not so lucky like him.

Many Chinese like me cannot afford to go oversea or study in private local universities and Utar or Tar UC is the best alternative.

Looks like power and revenge has got into his head.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sri Maha Mariamman temple fracas - will Rule of Law collapse?

TMI - Rule of law must reign regardless of race or religion by G. Selva who reads The Malaysian Insight:

The promise that rule of law will be supreme is falling short as the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple incident unfolds.

The incident almost escalated into a full-blown public order situation. All the ingredients to ignite a powder keg were in place. It could have been disastrous for the New Malaysia.

Politicians became part of the problem when they started taking sides as in the case now.

Although there is a court decision and some amicable agreements reached earlier on the temple relocation issue, tensions remain high because such compromises will never please everyone, especially those who harbour ill intentions.

Then there are those in the shadows who want to see our New Malaysia erupt into flames and disintegrate into political chaos, as they have an interest against the war on corruption and abuse of power.

Police play an integral part in enforcing the law and are expected to be on top of a public order situation way before it gets out of hand.

In Seafield, they jumped the gun with inaccurate facts to the cause of the incident. They should have waited to verify the facts before saying anything. This led to an unnecessary backlash against the police and the task became more complicated for the authorities.

Matters escalated further when police were judged to be slow and inadequate. Such delayed actions inadvertently contribute to other subsequent legal shortfalls that in due course become almost impossible to solve in the long term.

This normally favours those who benefit from delaying the court ruling. Enforcement on the ground at times can be naive to the sequence of events that are meticulously orchestrated by covert instigation. Such investigations require a deep probe to identify the sinister perpetrators behind the scenes.

Obviously, the authorities have to bear a significant part of the blame in the Seafield issue. The police should have anticipated that the problem was reaching a boiling point and they should have been better prepared.

The initial misleading statement by the Subang Jaya police was premature and reflected the inexperience of the spokesman. Nevertheless, the ministers who came together later to refute that statement publicly, did not help in reducing tension.

Probably a knock on the home minister’s door to call in the police would have been an unified approach on actions to be taken upon those who were not up to the mark in carrying out their duties fairly or identifying and removing those who are incompetent.

A united effort would have delivered a stronger message to those hoping to capitalise on the chaos in trying to disrupt the rule of law. It can be put down to ministerial inexperience. Because when it comes down to the grind in a serious public order situation, we have to depend on the police.

Fortunately some quick thinking samaritans got onto social media and explained immediately the actual situation. It went viral and a more serious situation was averted.

However, those involved in the assault, riots, desecration of the holy site and any other offences must swiftly be brought before the courts.

The offenders are on both sides of the spectrum in the dispute. The police are on the ball now and must complete investigations swiftly.

The people criminally responsible for initiating the attack must be identified and prosecuted regardless of whoever they may be.

We must ensure that the rule of law reigns supreme in all the limbs of the criminal justice system., regardless of race, creed, colour or religion.

RM3.7 Billion for MARA, RM5.5 million for UTAR - Scapegoat:


 Unfortunately, with significantly squeezed allocation and an order not to raise tuition fees, UTAR, along with our young students, will eventually fall victim to vicious politicking

Some people still don't get it: the Chinese community is unhappy with the slashed budgetary allocation for UTAR not because it supports MCA, but our young generation, especially those in the lower and middle-income groups.

The best way for UTAR not to raise its fees is to increase government allocation, not to force MCA to sell its assets to make up for the shortfall.

We can only demand MCA to do this if in the past the party exploited UTAR for its own gain. Otherwise, no one should put all the blame on MCA!

It is up to MCA how it wants to make use of its own assets, and this actually needs the nod of shareholders.

Indeed MCA has RM580 million of reserve, common sense tells us that this reserve is for future development use, such as setting up new campuses.

The reserve should not be used for operating expenses or it will be depleted in a few years' time.

Why should the government provide allocation to UTAR?

most of whom are Chinese Malaysians?

Atuk said so

Ok then

The government's revenue mainly comes from taxpayers (RM130 billion in 2018) - most of whom are Chinese Malaysians. Mahathir once said Chinese contributed more than 80% of taxes.

If the government is going to provide RM3.7 billion for MARA and scholarships, the RM5.5 million set aside for UTAR is outright pathetic and inconceivable.

I'm not trying to look at things from a racial perspective. I have never questioned the RM3.7 billion allocation for MARA to help finance the studies of underprivileged Malay families.

For the past few decades, the government has spent hundreds of billions of ringgit to nurture large numbers of Malay elites, thanks to taxpayer contributions.

If the government can take such a good care of Malay students, why can't it offer a little more help to the Chinese?

Of course, finance minister Lim Guan Eng argues that MARA is a government institution while UTAR belongs to MCA, and that UTAR was established through an Umno-MCA accord and therefore does not have anything to do with the PH government.

Atuk, you're hilarious lah 

This is not quite true!

If not because of MARA's 100% Malay intake and strict racial quotas of public university admission, there wasn't even a need for TAR College.

TARC was some sort of political compromise that provided an opportunity for otherwise desperate Chinese students, to be implemented through MCA, a component of the then government.

TARC and now UTAR should therefore be national asset with MCA as its caretaker.

It is a fact that political background has never been a criterion in UTAR's student intake, and MCA's political ideology has never made its way into the curriculum.

To be precise, MCA itself does not own UTAR, whose statutory owner is UTAR Education Foundation which has ten trustees, five appointed by MCA and five being government representatives.

The foundation has a clear mission, to run UTAR professionally as a provider of high quality education, not a profit-driven organization.

Unfortunately, with significantly squeezed allocation and an order not to raise tuition fees, UTAR, along with our young students, will eventually fall victim to vicious politicking.

Monday, November 26, 2018

DAP with tail between its hind legs?

Malaysiakini - DAP and its excuses for failing the ratification of Icerd
by Alex Fong:

haev they lost their balls? 

LETTER | Do you remember the days when DAP still boasted about its sacred duty championing for a “Malaysian Malaysia”? I know I do, and I bet everyone else, except DAP leaders, does as well.

After all, six months ago, one of their key election promises was to promote equality among Malaysians. Funny how I find myself having to remind them of their “sacred duty” now.

When the opportunity presented itself to DAP to perform their “sacred duty” in the form of Icerd (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination), DAP secretary-general cum Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tucked his tail and hid behind Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, abandoning all intentions to seize the occasion to push the country towards DAP’s much-touted “Malaysian Malaysia”.

The party had turned craven the moment they obtained federal power; either that, or they have always been white-livered and had relied on loud blusters to get them where they are today.

They can no longer stand on their own two legs, to stand by their principle, and instead, had to cower behind a man who has a notorious track record of racial preferential treatment.

When the ratification of Icerd fall through last week, it did not come to Malaysians as a surprise, seeing how the government completely failed to utilise resources in their hands to debunk myths and curb racial incendiary speeches.

Yet, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang jumped instantaneously to defend the government citing the May 13 racial riot. Ain’t it a wonder that when instigators threatened May 13-like incidents if DAP were to win GE14, it did not dampen their spirits even one bit?

It ought to be crystal clear right now that DAP is not in the slightest interested in walking their talk and taking on difficult tasks. No, indeed; they are far too engrossed with playing petty politics at the expense of the people, and intend to protect their comfortable minister seats at all cost.

Let us all pray together for our beloved nation as we join the ranks of Myanmar, North Korea and South Sudan.

Malaysian religious indoctrination breeds racists

TMI - National schools ‘breeding racists, extremists’ (extracts):

HUMAN rights lawyer and activist Siti Kasim has branded Malaysia’s national school system as “indoctrinating factories for Malay children” and blamed the system for creating a society that was increasingly polarised.

“In Malaysia, we have institutionalised racism and Islamo-fascism from primary schools right up to university. This is why we have the problems that we have today,” said Siti

Sweetie has been spot on. But as we have recently witnessed the capitulation of Mahathir to the organised PAS-UMNO rage against Malaysia's ratification of ICERD, most, if not many, Malay males are dead set against non-racism, human rights, equality, but instead very pro racist and racial supremacy.

I've also just read another article in Malaysiakini by one of my fave columnists, equally sweetie FA Abdul.

The article is titled Forcing birds of a feather to flock together where Sweetie informs us that religious teachers have been telling Malay students they are different from nons and should stay clear of those generally 'unclean' infidels, with one ustaz even saying it's haram for Muslim students to be close to people who are not Muslims. He said those non-Muslims could influence Muslims to do wrong things that could eventually make Allah swt angry.

Wow and holy wow, and as Sweetie concluded:

How do we move forward as a nation when religion is continuously used to indoctrinate our children?

Keep religion out

Our children should grow up as one community, appreciating one another as equal members of that community, without being reminded of how they differ from one another.

In order to do just that, all religious elements should be taken out of our schools – and this includes Maszlee’s own proposal to use Islamic teachings to educate students about moral virtues.

After all, anyone would be able to tell you that in order to bring people of different backgrounds together, one should focus on their similarities and not on their differences. [...]

Here’s the thing - we can change the colour of our school shoes, change policies and guidelines or build bigger schools, nicer toilets or even share swimming pools with five-star hotels, but as long as religion creeps into our education system, our schools can never be a place for racial integration.

The school is the first place our children learn to integrate before they learn to function as a unit in a multiracial community. As such, the school is the perfect place for us to nurture young minds to love their friends and neighbours, whatever their race or religion is.

But how do we create bonds among our students when schoolteachers and school systems themselves spawn fear and discrimination?

Perhaps, Maszlee can enlighten us on tha

Mahathir Chosen Pribumi (a racist party)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Auditor-Generals and 1MDB - Then t'was NO, now 'tis YES

Sun Daily (25 Nov 2018) - A-G: Jho Low’s name ordered to be removed from 1MDB final audit report (extracts):

PUTRAJAYA: The removal of a paragraph or paragraphs mentioning the presence of businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, at a meeting of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board of directors was one of the changes made in the 1MDB final audit report when it was being prepared, it was revealed today.

Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad said another change was on the financial status of 1MDB.

She said the directive to make the changes had come from Tan Sri Shukry Salleh, the former principal private secretary of the former prime minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) on Feb 26, 2016, on the grounds that it was a sensitive issue and to prevent it from being manipulated by the then political opposition

She was appointed Auditor-General on 23 Feb 2018, taking over from Ambrin Buang. Note that she was NOT yet AG on alleged changing date of 26 Feb 2016.

Star Online (30 Oct 2018) - No tampering of 1MDB report, says former Auditor-General (extracts):
KUALA LUMPUR: There has been no tampering of the original audit report of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), says former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang.

“There is no tampering. I don’t know what he (Wong Kah Woh) means,” he told reporters at the Anti-Corruption Summit 2018 at Hotel Istana near here on Tuesday (Oct 30).

Wong, who is Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairman, claimed on Monday (Oct 29) that the Auditor-General’s report on 1MDB was tampered with

We have the former AG who has proven himself, his professionalism and expetise to us throughout a number of years, saying there was NO tampering.

But now we have a brand new (as yet unproven) AG saying the AG's report has changed or tampered with two years ago when she was NOT even the AG yet.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Roadsigns for constitutional rulers

Malaysiakini - The monarchs should stay above politics by the Agora Society:

LETTER | The Agora Society views with grave concern the recent trend in which sultans of the various states are increasingly involved in political affairs. Not only does it go against the role of the Malay rulers under a constitutional monarchy, but it also undermines the fundamental spirit of democracy.

Given that a democratic society is one that is based on the rule of law, to acquiesce to the rule of man is to make a travesty of the principle of being governed by consent under a democratic system.

All policies and their amendments ought to be subject to deliberation and debate by elected lawmakers in the legislature before they can be implemented by the government. Any act that trivialises this democratic process runs counter to the collective will of the people.

We are of the opinion that the sultans are entitled to comment on government policies but their views can only be acted upon after they have been reviewed and approved by the legislature or the government.

Since independence, this democratic process has long been strictly adhered to at the federal and state levels, as manifested perfectly in the parliamentary debate on the King's speech and the state assembly debate on the sultan’s speech.

Article IV (1), (1A) and (2) of the Selangor state constitution state clearly that the sultan “shall act in accordance with the advice of the executive council” except for several situations in which the sultan is given discretionary power, including:

- the appointment of a menteri besar,

- refusal to dissolve the state assembly,

- request for the Council of the Royal Court to deliberate on the special position of the sultan or religious ceremonies,

- issues pertaining to the sultan as the head of Islam or Malay customs,

- appointment of an heir to the throne,

- awarding of honours and dignities, and

- maintenance of the royal palaces.

Quite clearly, the state constitution does not provide for the sultan to interfere directly in state or local government affairs.

It is precisely because we treasure the monarchs as a symbol of national unity that we consider it of paramount importance that they should stay above politics and avoid being drawn into conflicts over partisan interests.

The monarchs should also maintain a neutral position that transcends all kinds of disputes so as to steer clear of even the smallest political mistake, for there is no better way to safeguard the reputation of the monarchs.

The decree by the Sultan of Selangor to remove the bilingual road signs in Shah Alam, the state capital, has indeed raised the issue as to whether the monarch has acted beyond constitutional jurisdiction.

Recently, the Sultan of Johor also reprimanded Chan Wei Kjhan, an Iskandar Puteri local councillor, for issuing a bilingual letter. The sultan’s warning that the said councillor should resign if he could not perform well represents another example of royal interference in politics.

The Agora Society would like to emphasise that every party should respect the autonomy of all the local authorities, including the multilingual policies that they have enacted. Be it the state government, federal government or the monarchs, none of them should interfere arbitrarily in the decisions made by local councils.

Should any of the elected or non-elected institutions be dissatisfied with a certain local policy, they may seek to address it via official channels by discussing the issue with the local authorities, or challenge the said local policy in a judicial court and let the judiciary resolve the dispute.

The writers are a loose network of activists who advance democratic progress through critical analyses and propositions based on the principles of democracy and good governance.

'New Malaysia' - M Indira Gandhi might not think so

Malaysiakini reported:

De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said today that the government cannot be asked to intervene in M Indira Gandhi's search for her nine-year-old daughter who had been taken away by her estranged ex-husband.

Liew told The Malaysian Insight that since Indira took up the case against her former spouse, it is on her to again initiate legal proceedings to find her daughter, despite being granted custody by the Federal Court.

"This case, cannot really ask for the government to interfere because this is a litigation matter taken up by the mother against the ex-husband

That's sheer utter nonsense because in the last court case regarding Indira's children, the court has ruled that the custody of the unhappy (erstwhile) couple's child, Prasana Diksa, be given to the mother.

The 'father' scooted off showing blatant contempt of the court's ruling.

Prasana Diksa with absconder dad, Riduan

Furthermore, MKINI also informed us:

The civil High Court issued an arrest warrant against Riduan in 2014, but his and Prasana's whereabouts remain unknown to date.

Earlier this year, the Federal Court nullified the conversion of all three of Indira's children to Islam, ruling that permission is needed from both parents before changing the faith of the child.

Indira's lawyer at the time, M Kulasegaran, stated that the ruling was clear in that inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun must be the one to serve committal proceedings on Indira's former husband.

So WTF is Law Minister Liew Vui Keong tokking-kok? Isn't the RMP an agency fo the government?

And WTF is the IGP doing? There are now two criminal cases against Riduan, namely, contempt of the court and kidnapping. These have been unattended for far too long now.

Is this the 'New Malaysia'? Or is it the 'same old same old'?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Malaysian Spartacus-es

FMT - Malaysia’s endless problem with politicking by TK Chua (extracts):

anak sayangku, ya anak sayangku juga 

In the US, they say politicking is endless. As soon as a new president is installed, the campaign for the next one begins in earnest.

I think Malaysia is not far from this scenario today. Our politicking is endless too, judging from the issues being tossed about, from ratifying the ICERD, Malay rights and Islam, the use of the airport VIP lounge and politicians visiting schools, to the annual budget. The focus is never on constructive aspects, but almost always on negative and political aspects.

We prefer to manipulate and lie rather than look at issues rationally and holistically. We prefer to gain political brownie points rather than try to move this nation ahead. Seriously, I think we have spent more time accusing and arguing than thinking and doing.

mungkin orang tua Cina mudah lupa? 

Do we know why ratifying ICERD is an issue? Because we prefer unfettered entitlements to the equalisation of the inequalities that exist in our society. Our constitution cannot be inherently discriminatory. Our constitution can and will continue to provide protection for the poor and marginalised groups. Any other argument would be spurious.

dei dei dei I did not raise issue of ICERD lah 

Do we know why politicians visiting schools is an issue? Because many are habitually parochial, chauvinistic and even racist. They prefer to incite and cause dissension than to inculcate universal values and build a nation free from ideology, religion and race.

I would prefer that politicians with no track record in integrity, hard work, and service to the people not be allowed to visit and preach in schools. We have had too much half-baked preaching in this country; that is why so many people have become archaic or gone astray.

Do we know why the use of the VIP lounge is now an issue? So many factors come to mind. It could be due to politicking in the sense that perhaps certain VIPs are no longer that VIP.

It could also be due to our lack of professionalism in the past. In the past, perhaps, VIPs were not subjected to inspection because we believed they could do no wrong. I suggest it is now time to do things professionally and properly.

We should cut out the feudalistic and subservient mentality once and for all. Whether VIP or not, everyone must be subject to rules and regulations without exception when it comes to customs and immigration inspection, safety and security. It is a fallacy to assume that VIPs will not commit crimes.

Firstly, it's NOT possible to cut out the feudalistic and subservient mindset in Malaysia. Our history does NOT allow nor enable that.

Secondly, several reasons contribute to the endless battling in the political arena, namely (for example):

(1) In Malaysia it's what the military-police called 'hearts & minds' programme. In simple politico-speak, it's battling for the support of votes, especially from gullible guppies - the 'rage' must be fostered to continue, to incite, instigate, incense the 'believers, more so when lineage, prestige and politico-inheritance are involved, 

(2) There's 'revenge politics' as well - I leave this issue to your know-how, experience and knowledge of recent history where 
Omertà (despicable as this has been and still is) has been unusually shattered for the first time in post-Independence Malay political history,

(3) The current instability of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, especially of the Malay-dependant parties like Pribumi and PKR, coupled by a confused defeated UMNO and a dejected but still-ambitious PAS have and will ensure the battle for the Malay support continues unabated.

There's more but I leave you to them.