Layman thinks it is serious

Dr. Lim

Do they know how we, the minority races in Malaysia thinks? When we have abundant natural resources and getting the least based on ethnic allocation.. On paper, we have been given a lot, but on the real ground, see with your own eyes and judge it from there.

The main oil and producing city and towns is nothing better than a normal Malay kampung. Even their roads are better than ours in the cities of Sarawak!

6 thoughts on “Layman thinks it is serious”

  1. It’s normal under the BN for non-Dayak politicians to be more concerned for own ehtnic group. But I notice Iban ministers of Sarawak more likely to tell Dayak to conform to polices, rather than fighting for their rights. For example, more than one Iban minister has asked Dayak to give up their NCR land for developement, but not addressing how the Dayak would continue to make a living without their land after the money from the sale has run out. Perhaps this is something one must do to play the political game.

  2. It’s the given norm, within the internal BN alliance, for Leaders to push hard for their community. The Malaysian Chinese, for instance, appear to be equally adept at politics. Within the BN, they have the MCA, Gerakan and SUPP lobbying hard and winning the survival game, and outside the BN, the DAP takes the lead in raising issues of the day, be it intrasigent racism or more local pressing matters. It’s this dual approach which makes communities thrive in a environment hostile to their presence.

    Also, the West Malaysian Malays adopt a more refined approach. Exclusivity, reactionary and nationalistic streaks run deep in the Malay Community, and apart from UMNO leading the BN, the Malays play a crucial role in State and Opposition politics, leading parties like PAS, PBB and KeAdilan.

    If the Dayaks collectively wish to pursue their interests more actively, then I think the main problem, the really serious problem, is in the rural grassroots communities. As the saying goes, if a people are led by a Donkey, that would make them look like an Ass.

    How many Donkeys must lead the Dayaks before the grassroots support a true intellectual, philosopher leader ?

  3. Human… No one can ever be satisfied or content with whatever they have, and those who have more, wish they have everything. Why is it that no one stops to count his blessings? We covet other people’s belongings, but do not stop to appreciate our own. Sigh…

  4. I think the problem is our leader is not dare and brave enough to bring these matters to the higher level. From my observation, and from other opinion, our leader are still afraid to do the right things becouse of the certain party’s policies or regulations. They know the right things to do but then the party’s policies and the regulation still ‘tied’ them up. If not, they will (maybe)kick out of the party. But what are they afraid of? as long as the citizen support them, and stand behing them, we can be a strong voice. We can get the price that we deserve. The very important is be brave and support each other. Do the right things. We should get better than this. To all the Dayaks and Sarawakians, support our true leader. And one more thing, make sure that we are supporting the right leader. Becouse now some leaders are just puppets. Their mouth can easily shut up. We need really a brave and good leader to change the situation and let the Malaysian’s eyes wide open on how things going on here. If we have a true leader, i am sure our economy and our level of education will increased. Many Sarawakians’profesional will come out. Remember to involve all the rural people and all level of ages to open their eyes. We can be strong if we are UNITED. ” Agi idup agi ngelaban. Anang surut biar luput”. Thanks.

  5. In the days of colonialism, the Kadazans and other natives were well-treated. There was not much educational infrastructure no doubt, but for the initiated, tutorials for Senior Cambridge Exams were provided and if they got through, they were sent overseas on Colombo Plan Scholarships, or other scholarship facilities such as Natives Scholarships.

    Mission schools were established in the rural areas and the medium of instruction was English. Many rural folk could speak, or the least understood, English. Now it’s the reverse. The English standard has gone down the drain. University students can hardly construct a sinlge sentence without grammatical errors. It’s a wonder if Vision 2020 can succeed without our people being equipped with the international language. Perhaps the Africans and the Chinese (China) are better off in English than us. In China, English is being taught at the kindergarten level, even in the rural areas.

    For all intents and purposes, the NEP – and now the NDP – are solely designed for the Malays. Non-Malay bumiputeras are not included despite the rhetoric. For instance, how many Kadazans are offered APs, IPO shares and 30 percent ownerships in joint-ventures with foreign or non-Malay companies? The non-Malay bumis in Sarawak, too, suffer the same fate.

    The Kadazans and the Sarawakian non-Malay natives are marginalised, worse off than during colonial times. One may argue that this is not true as evidenced by the number of non-Malay bumi graduates now. Fair enough, but if the colonials were allowed to continue their rule perhaps there would be more and better qualified (especially in English proficiency) non-Malay Bumis. Until not too long ago, non-Malay bumis were not even allowed to invest in Bank Rakyat.

    If the federal government really cares about the non-Muslim bumis in Sabah and Sarawak, give them a grant of four billion, two billion for each state. These could be managed by the government not unlike the ASB, or run on a cooperative concept like Bank Rakyat. These shares can only be sold after 10 years depending on their performance. After 10 years, this fund could be worth many times in its initial capital.

    It would also be much appreciated if federal government could allocate a one-off RM10 billion to Sabah and Sarawak for the non-Malay bumis in the two states. This could guarantee BN’s prolonged rule in the two states.

    Pak Lah, please hear this plea from you non-Malay brethren in Sabah and Sarawak.

  6. Kawan David, asking for RM10b from KL to help non-Malay bumis is definitely a good idea. But if the money is indeed given, how much of it will actually reach the non-Malay bumis that it is intended to help??? The people skimming the cream will make sure that the trickle-down effect doesn’t get too far…

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