Chedet oh chedet


Chedet wrote about Malay Unity and Malaysian Unity today in his blog chedet.com. I wrote in my YM status that I disagree with chedet, and a friend of mine came to my room saying he agrees with chedet because there is a racial element in each and everyone of us.

But some people are more racialist than the others.

I wrote this below and tried to put in chedet.com’s comment, however, it is not published (yet). So, at this friend’s request, I shall publish my humble comment on chedet’s entry today.

 

I have to disagree with you Tun.

1. Since the birth of Malaysia, the rakyats are always divided into races. Every people is thinking about themselves and their own races.

2. And this has affected our lives greatly. Even when drivers “mengelat” during rush hours, we always ask “That fella is a Malay, Chinese or Indian?”. What’s the matter? If someone “mengelat” in traffic, does it matter which race he/she belongs to?


3. I blame this totally on UMNO, MCA and MIC for racially-based politics and political party.

4. Your ideas today are idealistic and not practical. You have been in power for over 20 years and after you stepped down, things just got worse, racial-wise. You can blame PakLah for a weak rule for the past 5 years, but are you saying your 22 years of power doesn’t have any effect on the current situation at all?

5. Fact is, people really feared you back then, and blogosphere was at its infancy if not nonexistent. Now that PakLoh is weak and rakyats rely on blogs much more than the mainstream media, they already understand what’s best for them is not race-based politics.

6. If people rejects failing and deteriorating racial politics, I’d say it’s just a natural course in action. Why opt for slow integration when fast integration can be achieved once racial politics are rejected? As I said, your ideas are not practical for the current situation.

7. If you aim “we may be able to create a truly Malaysian identity where race would gradually become less important,” then why play the racial issue, and dragging less racialist Malaysians into being more racialist?

8. You shouldn’t expect the rakyats to “bersyukur dengan pemimpin”. That is already lame and expresses desperation for company and gratitude.

 

To understand more about the people’s sentiments, read and compare the comments below chedet’s entry and Malaysia Today’s comments on chedet.

My comment is certainly not the best. And efenem should be less political and more doctoring🙂

12 thoughts on “Chedet oh chedet

  1. seriously whats up with u and chedet? i have to disagree with you diz time. “Your ideas today are idealistic and not practical.” well for me that statement reflects you actually.. you have never been in power and yet you talk A LOT! and are you supporting for a non-racial political party? well its a good thing that it might not be biased or berat sebelah to any specific race but the truth is, its hard to please everyone. for me, the UMNO, MCA n MIC trio WAS indeed the best component party we have in msia eventhough they are racially-based. all we need is great leader to lead these parties. but too bad they’re way too corrupted now under the ruling of Pak Dolah and Co. and TDM do not expect the rakyat to ‘bersyukur dgn pemimpin’ sedia ada. he even asked the rakyat to openly reject Pak Lah and Co for his weak ruling and destructive power.

    well, great leaders are to be feared! or else ppl would simply pijak their head like what they’re doing to pak lah.

    last but not least, i challenge u to bertanding for MSA president! it’ll give u the power u’ve been longing for and at least we will see your credibility in becoming a leader of a multi-racial malaysian Nizhniy community. i would LOVE to see how u handle things when u become the president and ppl will know that at least you dont talk big in ur blog when condemning other leaders. and the good thing is.. since you love our dekanat so much, u will have direct access to them when u become president!

    p/s: i will SURELY vote for u if u were to bertanding for msa president.🙂

  2. 1. It is wrong to assume UMNO/MCA/MIC are the best combo. In democratic countries, people really need break from being ruled by only ONE political party. They always change governance almost after each general election. UMNO controlled the media and the people’s minds, shuts the oppositions. As I said, it’s only a natural course in action. It doesn’t hurt to change rule once in a while, for the people, and not cronies.

    2. It is wrong to assume great leaders are to be feared. Great leaders should fear the people, not shut people up and send them to ISA. Great leaders should be able to accept criticisms.

    3. It is wrong to say that TDM does not expect rakyat to bersyukur kepada kerajaan or bersyukur dengan pemimpin. If you lived in 1998-1999, you would’ve found this proof.

    4. It is wrong to say I’ve been longing for power because I’ve rejected every opportunity of power for me in MSA and PPIM during the previous years.

    5. It is wrong to assume I love dekanat so much.

  3. so in the end, you just TALK BIG with nothing to prove. seriously i would love to see how u lead the ppl here.. too bad you rejected the offer😦

  4. Can’t help but u really wrote in your 4th point, haha….
    Thinking as a citizen, I just wish all Malaysians have equal rights and privileges. Why ratio based on races should be taken in account in most cases?

  5. well i must have read the info wrong (didnt see the the sentences in bold). sorry then. so now u have my one vote!🙂 ouh btw, chedet seems like answering your accusation in total in his latest entry. so feel free to visit chedet.com🙂. n yeah a non-race based party is what we all malaysians need but is there any (dont tell me that PKR is the one!) for the time being? NO! so UMNO-MIC-MCA trio are still the best so far (but as i’ve said b4, too bad they are now lead by corrupted leaders).

  6. Oh yeah, we can see in Europe and America there are White People’s Party, Black People’s Party, Asian People’s Party, Hispanic People’s party blabla. Surely these racially-based political parties make the West very strong.

    And sure we see the Republicans rule all the time with their racial political components, the Democrats are never once good enough.

    Corrupt leaders are liability, even in non-race based political party. If people need break from race-based politics, be it. If after years they find out non race based politics irrelevant, they’ll switch back to good old times.

    Well, democracy is a tricky thing.

  7. Faiz Najmi said: 4. Your ideas today are idealistic and not practical. You have been in power for over 20 years and after you stepped down, things just got worse, racial-wise. You can blame PakLah for a weak rule for the past 5 years, but are you saying your 22 years of power doesn’t have any effect on the current situation at all?

    HAzreen Rashid said: During the last general election that Mahathir contested, the Malays vote went to almost exclusively to Anwar, and his BN survived thanks to Chinese votes. Karpal Singh and Lim Kit Siang who had never lost in any GE had lost during that year. And that was in 1999, 18 years after he took over Malaysia, at the pinnacle of his premiership. And then he stepped down, and Pak Lah took over and u get what u see today. The trend you’re suggesting is not quite right. It’s called PATTERN, c’mon Faiz, I figure you’re smarter than this.

    Faiz Najmi said:

    5. Fact is, people really feared you back then, and blogosphere was at its infancy if not nonexistent. Now that PakLoh is weak and rakyats rely on blogs much more than the mainstream media, they already understand what’s best for them is not race-based politics.

    Hazreen Rashid said:

    FACT IS, BLOGOSPHERE IS IN ITS INFANCY during the 2000s. personal-related internet activities is called web 2.0., and it sprang out along with the advent of YouTube, MySpace and the likes. In 2000, the penetration rate among Malaysians are 15%, in 2008 it’s 59%. Go read about bubble bust and the birth of web 2.0 before you can so boldly exclaim that BLOGOSPEHRE was in its infancy during Mahathir’s tenure.

    “Now that PakLoh is weak and rakyats rely on blogs much more than the mainstream media”

    Now this got to be the most ridiculous statement coming out from you. Whats the connection between PaKLah’s weak and people’s more reliance on blogs? If Pak Lah’s weak then wouldnt the mainstream media be freer and why would people wud wanna read the blogs even more?

    Distortion of logic.

    .
    Kejap2, I forgot who introduced the MSC and kempen menyanyi2 IT in Malaysia?
    In 1999, there was a lot of news portal, and a lot of news are being taken from these sites, circulated and printed and posted to houses during the heat of 1999 GE. But there was no Malaysia Today in 1999, people don’t even know what the heck is blog back then, let alone know how to create one.

    now thats only 2 points i’d wanna talk about. I wont bother to comment abt other just because u’re too lazy to fathom and decipher or too prejudiced to make fair judgements abt mahathir’s posting.

    Hazreen’s done talking. And i’ve known efenem has been fond of putting censorship to comments that I made that seem to be patronizing to him. I’d like to see how this one turns out to be.

  8. Efenem’s reply to Hazreen’s political views: ….. (efenem establishes that Hazreen is a more superior being than efenem)

    Efenem’s reply to hazreen’s last paragraph: Hazreen does not get the facts right. I only disapproved 2 of hazreen’s comments, which is in “concerns over medical graduates from Russia” because Hazreen was out of topic. Hazreen patronizes efenem all the time, but efenem still approves his fabolous comments, even this one.

  9. thanks for approving my comment efenem and I’m sorry for some of my harsh words.
    I can only pray that Allah can show us the right path to his blessings and pardon.

    And I wish you Salam Ramadhan Al Mubarak.

  10. Malaysian didn’t reject race based politics – FACTS!!!

    For some people, mostly in urban area this idea maybe holds true. They support the idea of political party that talks more about policies, economy, education, rule of law, CAT, judicial reform, ACA reform etc..

    But kampung folk don’t care about this. They care more about what prime minister is doing. They care more about PM son, son-in-law, his family, his cronies, his attitude toward the royals etc. Mostly these people vote opposition because of their rejection to AAB and not because of supporting oppositon. They want to ajar this BN a bit..

    The thing is we are more racist now than before..

    How can we not think about our own race when we speak different language, go to different school, go to different university, challenge the majority (malay) special right in constitution, challenge the minority as pendatang, soak a keris in blood, support HINDRAF, support azan ban petition..etc..

    We must speak same language, go to same school, go to same university, respect malay rights in constitution, respect minority as malaysian, reject keris soak in blood, reject HINDRAF, respect right to excercise your religion etc..

    Until drastic measures that integrates all the races in malaysia are taken, the idea of non-racial politic is just an idea..

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