Saturday, December 28, 2019

What did racist Mahathir mean by Malay groups reacting in a “very Malay way”

Movement for Change, Sarawak via Malaysia-Today:

‘Instigator’ Mahathir Must Step Down In 2020

by Francis Paul Siah, Movement for Change, Sarawak

2019 will be gone in a few days, and 2020 is upon us. I am sighing as we approach a new decade because it is not getting any better.

In fact, it is getting from bad to worse. This has to stop. And we, as Malaysians, have to stop it before the situation reaches a critical level, if it has not already.

We have been very tolerant of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. We have been giving him too much leeway to do what he wants over the past 19 months.

We took it all in, possibly out of respect and reverence for our 94-year-old leader. Despite our many disagreements with him on numerous issues, we kept telling ourselves that surely, Mahathir could not be worse than his predecessor and that Pakatan Harapan is definitely a much safer bet than BN.

We were hoping, perhaps hoping against hope, that Mahathir only has a few more months to go before he steps down for good. By May 2020, his interim two years as prime minister will be up.

Now, we are not sure whether our tolerance of the grand old man has paid off. Perhaps we have been taken for a ride as Mahathir seems to have gone back to his old dictatorial ways – thinking that he is always right – while others, his critics, in particular, are wrong.

Well, he had also gone on record to brag to the Financial Times last month that “at the moment, maybe he remains the only person able to run Malaysia”.

Mahathir was King Minus in all he did 

Let me repeat that a leader’s self-aggrandisement could prove disastrous to the political health of a nation, and this is a cause for concern.

It is important to remind Mahathir again (even if he doesn’t bother to listen) that his interim premiership was for two years.

All of us heard it loud and clear going into GE14. Only Mahathir and a few of his acolytes and sycophants were either deaf then or choose to be deaf now.

Of late, what I find to be a very serious fault of our prime minister is that he has turned into an instigator of sorts. And that poses a grave danger to the core of our survival as a nation – racial tolerance and harmony in plural Malaysia.

We expect Mahathir, as our supreme commander, to protect the very cornerstone of our multi-ethnicity, not to instigate and cause tension. This is what he seems to be most adept at in recent times, and it is worrying.

On Dec 20, Mahathir warned that the Chinese Organisations Congress organised by the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong and Jiao Zong (Dong Jiao Zong) would lead to chaos.

He said the Malay groups would react in a “very Malay way” when such a congress is organised.

Mahathir sounded arrogant and proud in his threat that the Malays’ response will be very Malay 

“(If) they wanted to do something that is very Chinese, the Malays’ response will be very Malay, (including) asking Chinese schools to be closed. You do that kind of thing (Chinese congress), and you will get a reaction,” Mahathir said.

I was shocked and dumbfounded at hearing the prime minister’s remarks. What kind of warning is that? I consider it an instigation.

The last person who should harp on such perceived feelings of racial animosity is the prime minister. What on earth was Mahathir thinking?

That is hate speech in its very essence. Mahathir recently described the Chinese educationist group as racist.

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang attempted to downplay concerns that the Dong Jiao Zong Congress will lead to chaos.

The Iskandar Puteri MP said this is providing that there are no “anti-Malay” or “anti-constitution” elements at the upcoming congress on Dec 28.

I think Mahathir would have noted the seriousness of his careless words if Kit Siang (above) has just picked up the phone and tell the prime minister to stop adding fuel to the fire, instead of issuing a press statement in response to Mahathir’s warning on the congress.

Why? Doesn’t the Harapan presidential council discuss criticism against the prime minister or the government at all? Or don’t they talk anymore that they have to respond to each other via press statements?

Mahathir owes Kit Siang due respect, if not a favour, for it is no secret that without Kit Siang’s persuasion and persistence, DAP would not have joined forces with Mahathir prior to GE14.

Without Kit Siang and DAP, Mahathir would just be an ordinary pensioner today living out the rest of his twilight years.

Wee Ka Siong is right to tell Mahathir to stop offending major international powers, particularly at a time of economic uncertainty.

Many of us will surely agree with the MCA president. Over the past months, our prime minister seemed to enjoy picking fights with other countries without realising the consequences of his actions.

On record, Mahathir has offended India, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and more recently, Saudi Arabia (meaning the Muslim world) by hosting the Kuala Lumpur Summit which many described as “meaningless and a waste of time and resources”.

In light of the diplomatic disasters caused by Mahathir, from which Malaysia has suffered as a result, I keep wondering what must be in the mind of our prime minister when he opens his mouth like a trigger-happy gunslinger from the Wild, Wild West.

Mahathir has successfully produced, directed and acted in many political scripts at home, but on the international stage, our prime minister had better watch his big mouth and his steps, which have since turned wobbly and unsteady, judging from the numerous brickbats for his remarks against friendly nations.

Malaysia just cannot afford to have a leader who seems to be fond of playing instigator, both at home and abroad. He must go in 2020.

As a Malaysiakini reader commented: “How can one man ( Mahathir) cause so much damage to this country in such a short time? We must learn from Britain that the prime minister cannot do what he likes. I hope Mahathir resigns as soon as possible or the MPs can call for a vote of no confidence in him.”

Mahathir is Malaysia's King Minus 

May I add that I hope the day will not come when Malaysians have to take to the streets to demand that Mahathir steps aside.

Mahathir has to go in 2020 and we must make sure that the transition takes place by May 9, the date we were promised and which must be kept.

No ifs, no buts!


  1. Mahathir at age 94 still wants to play racial politics.Before,he was a very smart political chess player,having excelled in this political chess game.Now,he has shown that he has lost his touch.Maybe,his mind is playing games with him.At least this time around.

    Instead of fooling around with his grand kids and great grand kids,he is fooling around with the people's well beings and safety.Having lost by a landslide in the last by-elections,he should just quit.At least ride into the sunset with his head held high.

    Eventually,Mahathir will be chased out of office by Anwar with a big broomstick.Supermarkets,multi national factories are closing down or relocating to other countries because of the political uncertainty.Or maybe because of the fuckup in leadership,or leadership transition.

    Either ways,the economy is fucked.Locals are fucked.Only the corrupt political cronies,Banglas and other foreigners are flourishing.Even the Indian goat preacher is happy dancing around like he just screwed Azmin's backside.

    If Mahathir is still the PM in the next GE,Pakatan will go to tongsan.Period.

  2. i suppose mahathir mean running amok, but most dictatorship have their very unique way to communicate, for eg, ccp leader always talk war n pla would take action etc.

    1. Celaka HY.....still carrying that CCP chip on your shoulder? hehe. Hey man, be cool, go dangdut, go potong, go melayoo...then maybe that hatred of the Chinese CCP will abate slightly. Hahahahaha

      Btw, of course that old maverick meant melayoo pergi amok...slash-a-slaying with a parang with a black headband....that sort of thing is very Malay, no ? That's the picture the old snakey goat wants to paint...very exciting one ? oops, very inciting one.

    2. jibaix2, ccp is a magic mirror to reveal who else is a tuan. its pretty amusing to see a tuan rebut another tuan with similar tuan logic, or similar tuan excuse, for eg, mahathir hv the habit to accuse orang asing, u hv the inclination to blame the imperialist west, indicate that u hv great potential to become a tuan. work harder, u can outdo that ccp tuan wakaka.

    3. Ain't u itself the good exhibition of the demoncratic than?

      U DON'T have to work any harder. U have already on the way!

    4. yup, i pro democratic. n u pro ketuanan, selectively of course.

    5. Wakakakaka…

      Game to elaborate?

      Don't use yr stinky one-liner lah!

      BTW, it's demoNcratic, with a N that u consistently want to miss!

    6. The stuff between your ears which you called brain is so thick that nothing can get what we get here is your non stop broken record bitching and nitpicking on CCP and your obsession with demoncrazy and fcukdom. Go sleep with your demoncrazy sugar daddy the biggest liar and bully US of A.

      Celaka HY, LOL

  3. Looking from the outside, Don Zong's "Never Jawi" , not even 3 pages, 1,000-man rally is an ugly display of Chinese chauvinism.

    Of course, the Hard-line Malay groups would react in a "Malay-way"

    1. Jom, let's all amok ! hehe

      Should have made this "Malay-way" the national export

  4. Don't be stupid. It starts with "not even 3 pages".

    The thing is that the malays can say things knowing that nothing will happen to them and they talk about tge greatness of islam

  5. Wakakaka...there are either two "Unknowns" on Ktemoc's blog with the same nick
    there is the one "Unknown" who is Shit Stirring by walking both sides of the street.

    1. The original 'Unknown' should abandon his nick and change to a new better unique one

  6. Letter to Principal of the School

    Re: I Forbid my Son/Daughter to Learn or write Khat, Arabic Words or Jawi in School. I also Forbid the School to FORCE my Child to wear the Songkok under any circumstances as well!!

    Dear Teacher/Principal,

    Can you please ensure that my son/daughter is excused from learning or writing the above matter. We have consulted our lawyers and can comfirm that the Bahasa Malaysia Language is Not written in Jawi or Khat. Please ensure that during the sessions where the above matter is taught, make it a point that under NO Circumstances that my son or daughter will be prejudice in any manner or punished for not participating in the above Arabic language class . Should there be any unnecessary mental duress or physical punishment meted out to our son/daughter, we will not hesitate to make a police report and take appropriate action under law against you to the highest court in Malaysia for causing grevious bodily harm or acts of damaging our child educational needs.
    You cannot compel or force my son/daughter to learn Kaht-Jawi as it is NOT Enshrine in the Legislation or Constitution. The Harapan or BN-PAS Cabinet can agreed all they want in all their useless meaningless meeting on the Force learning of Khat-Jawi as Bahasa Malaysia but it is NOT a LAW or Legislation. The Sultan -Agong -Govenor might agree in their Rulers meeting that Force Learning of Khat-Jawi as Bahasa Malaysia for all they want BUT it is NOT A LEGAL Requirement. Just as no law have been passed to COMPEL ALL MP to declare their Asset and Income. It is NOT a CRIMINAL Offence to NOT declare them, thanks to PAS Hadi Awang showing all Malaysian, LIKEWISE that THEY ARE NOT COMPEL TO ATTEND KHAT-JAWI-Bahasa Malaysia Lesson.

    While we understand that the Ministry of Education is putting unnecessary pressure on ALL teachers to teach these Arabic Language, we are in Malaysia and we prefer to learn English, Chinese over Arabic Language. We are educated enough to understand Khat/Jawi is NOT Bahasa Malaysia. The constitution also states that Bahasa Malaysia is Not Jawi/Khat or Any Arabic Language. If you choose to continue this path of stupidly recognising that Bahasa Malaysia is the same as Jawi/Khat, then you do damage to your own professional integrity, dignity, culture and moral ethos. We want no part of your STUPIDITY!. We will NOT be part of the evil/sick religious process, ideology, morality or whatever dumb down education system subjected to our children. While the Arab Malay students are doing Khat/Jawi, allow my child to work on his other Maths, Science and English Work!! Please ensure that you respect our decision and desire after giving it much thought in the interest of preserving the Malay true culture and the need to DISRESPECT Arab Malay Stupidity and Ideology!

    Yours sincerely,

    Parents/Guardian Name Signature and Date it and keep printing and pass it to all parents to sign and hand to the teachers and school that no excuse can be made they are NOT aware of your WISHES!!