I disagree with the country’s leaders-Gerakan ADUN’S

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November 29, 2007 oleh HermanSamsudeen


By Dato’ Dr Toh Kin Woon
State Legislative Assemblyman for Machang Bubok, Pulau Pinang (BN-Gerakan)

Several major marches and pickets, all peaceful, have taken place in our country over the last few months.

There was the ‘Walk for Justice’ organised by the Bar Council. This peaceful march called for a complete review of the country’s judiciary system with a view to restoring its independence, and hence put into effect the separation of powers so important for justice. This was followed by a march to the palace organised by Bersih, a broad coalition of political parties and NGOs, calling for free and fair elections.

The most recent, this time to hand over a memorandum to the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur , was organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force, or Hindraf, in short. Although the stated objective of this last demonstration was to demand compensation for the exploitation of Indians from the British government, it was in effect to highlight the socio-economic and cultural plight of the Indians, especially their lower strata.

To all these must be added the numerous pickets called by the trade unions for higher salaries just to meet rises in costs of living so burdensome to the workers.

All these marches and pickets, especially those organised by Bersih and Hindraf, drew tens of thousands of people. And this, despite the authorities warning the public not to take part as these assemblies were all so-called “illegal”. Participants were threatened with arrest should they take part in all these illegal assemblies.

These marches drew flak and condemnation from almost all Barisan Nasional leaders. Their criticisms centred on their illegality, potential threat to peace, the possible destablisation of the economy including frightening away foreign investors. I disagree with the views of our country’s leaders.

Instead of condemning, one would have thought and hoped that they should have been more concerned over the grievances, frustrations and disappointments that have brought so many thousands to the streets in the first place and to seek fair and just solutions to them.

Is it true that there are lots of defects in our country’s judicial system? If so, what are they? What must we do to overcome these so that we can restore its independence, and give real substance to the separation of powers in order to strengthen our country’s democratic institutions?

Likewise, what are the shortcomings in our country’s electoral system, especially pertaining to the electoral rolls, election campaigning, access to media, etc? And on Hindraf, what are the grievances, frustrations and unhappiness of the lower strata of the Indian community, and that of all the other communities, pertaining to housing, education, health, jobs, equity and religious freedom?

Until and unless these and many more issues concerning our country’s judicial and electoral systems as well as social justice for the poor are looked into seriously and satisfactory solutions found, the discontent that has brought thousands to the streets over the last several months will remain. To me, it is this discontent and unhappiness that will be a greater threat to our country’s peace and stability, rather than the marches, pickets and demonstrations.

To be fair, the government did finally agree to the setting up of a royal commission of inquiry to look into the Lingam case that triggered the outpouring of dissatisfaction over the state of our judicial system. The terms of reference of this soon to be set-up royal commission have, however, not yet been announced. Hopefully, its scope of work will include getting to the bottom of why our judicial system has declined so precipitously over the years.

A truly democratic society that allows peaceful marches, an independent and just judicial system, free and fair elections, equal respect by the state for all religious faiths and social justice for the poor are, among others, the key pillars of democracy, peace and stability. Without these, no amount of coercion, including the threat to use the obnoxious Internal Security Act (ISA), can bring us the lasting peace and security that all Malaysians desire.

Finally, I find it extremely disturbing that a backbench Barisan Nasional MP who took a divergent stand on Hindraf should be so severely rebuked and chastised by a couple of BN leaders. This clearly does not augur well at all for intra-BN democracy.

The message sent seems to be that all BN elected representatives are expected to be meek and passive followers of the views of their leaders and that no space is provided for independent views, including those articulated by the larger civil society. I wonder how such a stance by the leaders can attract people who want to seek changes from within!

The writer is a member of Penang State Gerakan Party and Chairman state Economic Planning, Education, and Human Resources Development, Science, Technology and Innovation.

70 thoughts on “I disagree with the country’s leaders-Gerakan ADUN’S

  1. Chin5 berkata:

    I agreed and salute u sir. The other BN leaders should follow ur way.

  2. DontPlayGod berkata:

    Including you, sir, that makes two of you(the other is Zaid Ibrahim) who disagree with UMNO. Forget their other mosquito parties, after all they will repeat what UMNO says. At least, there is some honour, sense of justice, and logic amongst 2 of BN’s MP’s.

    Of course, both of you will be blackmarked by your respective parties. For Dr. Toh, it doesn’t matter, as you will be retiring at the end of your term. For Zaid, I think your political future in UMNO is finished.

  3. libraa2 berkata:

    He is not an MP. He is a state assembly member or ADUN.

  4. kualapilah berkata:

    Dah nak pencen, bolehlah bising. Same with ex-PMs, ex-journalists, ex-civil servants, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends etc

  5. klvin berkata:

    I salute you for your bravery and commitment to stand up to what you believe is JUST, FAIR and HONOURABLE.

  6. Vineeth menon berkata:

    At least you are thinking for yourself instead of others dictating you on what to say and what to do.
    You are doing justice to your elected people.
    Support you …
    cheers,
    vineeth

  7. billykbk berkata:

    I have great respect for this Penagite. But, why are you still hiding under their SKIRT?

  8. Leave BN now berkata:

    BN leaders ears are deaf, eyes are blind, and brains are dead! If you really want a change, leave gerakan and join the opposition. All talk and no actions, that what made BN what it is today!

  9. AJ berkata:

    Salute! You are a righteous man and a brave one. It takes sheer guts for a member of the BN to come clean like this. Among the cowards, you sir, do Malaysian proud.

    AJ

  10. Kok Ah Kow berkata:

    Dr Toh. good on you. What a refreshing change from a BN politician. Malaysia, especially BN politicians, needs politician like you who dares to speak out on any shortcomings of the country. BN politicians have been silence for too long. We seem to like to bury our heads in the sand, not wanting to face any shortcomings of the country. in order to keep peace among the BN political parties. In so doing, Malaysia continues to rot. Malaysia needs to change for the better. We are running out of time.

  11. sulaimani abdul berkata:

    Syabas to you!

    If 10% of our BN politicians speak up, we’ll see changes.

  12. rssays berkata:

    at last there is a man who can think whats going on in malaysia rite now! sir wait for BN discipline/ inquiry for your statement! wow what a nice country….

  13. heikal berkata:

    in malaysia you are not allowed tthink for your self. If you disagree with the government or have differing views, the BN folks will tag you as ‘unpatriotic’ or ‘anti-malaysia’ This ‘democratic’ coutry seems to look more like an autocratic country

  14. Lee Ching berkata:

    Dato Dr. Toh, you have spoken so eloquently on behalf of thousands of Malaysians. The present system of government obviously is alienating a very large segment of the population and all the protests and demonstrations are a way of giving in to pent up frustrations all these years.
    The government has refused to listen to the people and the rebuke of BN MPs who dare to speak out against official stance is a classic example of the intolerance of those in power. We wish there are more elected representatives who will follow your example and speak from their own conscience.

  15. Rajaretnam Nadason berkata:

    If elected representatives cannot bring issues concerning the very citizens they represent, then they need not attend Parliament as the defacto Law minister alone can handle everything there and run the country

  16. chong kon chu berkata:

    well said and fair.

  17. Nautilus berkata:

    Dato’ Dr Toh,
    If there’re more people like you in BN, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Malaysia.

  18. K.L .Lau berkata:

    you have spoken for all the malaysians- its real and sensible. let us see if your message will be fully and prominently covered by the main stream media.

    it also shows the leaders are less mature than the average malaysians because they have not been able to grow up with changing times, global challenges,social,economical and educational grievances among the malaysians.

    the race based policy and its delivery system had failed us.the Bn leaders, over the years, are in self denial,jealously guarding their self interests,unable or incapable or refuse to focus and address the real issues -corruptions, judicial system,nep,abuse of power,poverty,crime & enforcement etc –to which they still try to evade and sweep under the carpet.

  19. Aloyz berkata:

    We need more leaders like you for our country to progress. Thank you for your brave stand. To admit that one is wrong and in need of correction is a source of strength and weakness.

  20. Aloyz berkata:

    We need more leaders like you for our country to progress. Thank you for your brave stand. To admit that one is wrong and in need of correction is a source of strength and “not” weakness.

  21. Boon Leng Phee berkata:

    YB Toh is a shining example of how a politician can contribute to governmental politics and yet hold firm to his beliefs. I have had a pleasure of hearing and reading his views on a number of issues. Had he been the leader of Gerakan today, I would have no hesitation to join Gerakan and follow him. Alas, wishful thinking gets us nowhere…

  22. MakYong berkata:

    Thank you for your honest stand on the issues despite your position in the government. Person (politician) of your quality is indeed very very very rare in Malaysia. But I just hope that you mean what you said. And I pray that you will not face the wrath of your colleagues in the more and more unreliable government.

  23. Fart Fart Wah berkata:

    The yellow 6000taxi licence seller..and other BN parliamentarians should look at a spade and call the spade a spade…as usual they wnt to tutup the case, tutup 2 mata and open 2 mata when the talk becomes filthy about women wearing short skirts, and seeing tunnel between the legs and the bocor cases..suddenly the dead fellows wake up at the mention of sex…
    I wonder where they were edcated??Must be some religious Islamic school somewhere inthe ulus…where they look at women as a sex object and thats all…

    some muslim women parliamentarians take this lying down as usual the way the way they have been lying down for muslim men for generations..tui!

  24. ricardo berkata:

    Political suicide, I guess. Wonder why? Writings on the wall that the end of political career is looming?

  25. Jimmy Yeoh (Anak Pulau Pinang) berkata:

    Dato Toh Kin Woon. You sir have made me proud again to be an Old Free. Having seen the country sink to such low levels in the hands of big headed YBs who think that their success t the polls elevates them to a level of untouchable, who have no second thoughts about carving out the economic pie among themselves and their cronies, and to all extents and purposes, milked the country dry, I am very encouraged that there are still MEN of honour who are willing to stand up and speak up against the sickness that is now troubling our nation.
    I foresee the fall of the Barisan in Penang and can I hope that you will be around to lead Penang to better days as Tun Lim Chong Eu did in 1969?
    Can we now hope that there will be more honest men (and women) who dare to stand up and tell their colleagues in the present government that ‘Enough Is Enough’.

  26. sebastian berkata:

    How I wish there were more Malaysian MP’s and State Assemblyman like Dr.Toh. Syabas for speaking out as a true malaysian.

  27. spycatcher berkata:

    YB, I’m very sad indeed to read your posting and I never believe that it originated from you an exco of a BN led state government of Penang! I persume you have not read the letter addressed to PM Britain by Utayakumar. the letter did not enumerate the the real plight of the Indians in Malaysia, it was a blatant racist and anti islam and contains lies . How can you agree with something that is racial ( or do you advocate such tendency?)
    I hope to get certain reaction from TS Koh. Your letter is definitely an effort to tear down the BN’s tennets. Can SB give a bit of this YB’s back ground pl.

  28. sayangmalaysia berkata:

    There is hope Malaysia!

    To all other MPs, search your conscience. Have courage to speak up and earn your keep and be counted. You were elected because we trusted your ability to represent us, not just for keeping a seat in Parliament!

  29. Mohd Faizal berkata:

    I agree with this comment by the Gerakan MP. The government should look into all these matters seriously and find ways to solve problems rather than use voilence to quell demonstrations.

    PKR kumpul 10 ribu ahli sertai perhimpunan anti kenaikan tol

    Tiga perhimpunan besar di Kuala Lumpur bulan depan

    This wont stop till the BN starts to be fair to all malaysians

  30. cyberrado berkata:

    Totally agree with you. But when BN MPs cannot even disagree with set views, any idiots selected by the peers can become MP or ministers. Malaysian democracy in a world of its own.

  31. Sooth berkata:

    Dear Sir,

    I’m glad to see a BN representative has finally spoken the truth and logically. However, I think it is unfortunately the end of your political career with BN. Hope I’m wrong but that’s the BN way.

  32. tommyloo berkata:

    Well spoken. But dear Sir, beware of the “Whip”!!

  33. Seetha berkata:

    Haa, nie lah dikatakan “LEADER”. BRAVO! BN, esp UMNO kepala semua dalam pasir. Depa ingat depa betul. Depa tak tau kalu rakyat dapat peluang mesti depa masuk penjara dan disebat. Rakyat yang bukan parasit sudah terlalu marah, dan di api api kan lagi oleh budak bodoh Nazri.

    Kita fikir nazri mau create problem so dia api apikan lagi. Tengok camna dia hantam Devamany.

    Boss, you kita support. Mana you bertanding, aku vote. Cakap saja. Boss you next election kita kasi menang. Kita mau Malaysian leader macam you.

    Jangan ingat saya satu orang saja sokong. Itu Hindraf gathering semua 24 orang dalm family saya sokong! Ada millionaire gaji RM30,000, ada yang papa kedana gaji RM400 satu bulan dalam family saya. Tapi kita SEMUA SOKONG HINDRAF.

    Kalu BN tak mau faham, biar kita gasak dia. Next real leader pls!

    Gerakan ada idealisma yang baik – multicultural. Dont lose it by kissting ass. Defend it by standing by the people. You dont need gvmt post. You need to defend the people.

  34. Ravi berkata:

    Dr.Toh,

    We need your type of broadbased thinking people to be PM instead of narrow minded / uneducated Malays who are serving the present Gov now…

    Ravi

  35. IpohBarat berkata:

    You are too wise to be in BN.
    UMNO will come after you if you say there is a loop hole in “our goverment” oppss sorry in “UMNO goverment”.

    On another note, why all the rallies organized by non-BN is always illegal?? What is legal rally???

    Also, they say we need police permit if more than 5 people gather. Six of us are planning to have our lunch at Pelita nasi kandar, do we need a police permit?

  36. Liu Zhen-bao berkata:

    Well said sir. I salute you for being independent.
    But I still can’t vote for you… for being a component of the Buruk Negara, your party is accomplice to all the evils perpetrated.

  37. Stanley Liew berkata:

    I do agreed to you Sir. You are on of the few who are in the BN who have the courage to give your view. If there is no independent view, then what is the point of having election and call our nation a democratic country.

  38. Chin44 berkata:

    It is unfortunate that the BN leaders did not take the opportunity to win the protesters confidence and therefore their votes by listening to their voices and looking into the isssues brought up by them. Instead they use force to silent their voices and branded them as illegal demonstrators. The BNs actions will turn these ‘demonstrators’ against BN in the coming GE for sure. Sorry BN you have missed the opportunity.

  39. Pin Pan Dan berkata:

    Dr Toh,

    You are the only Gerakan leader with balls, so to speak! Your colleagues, Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Chia Kwang Chye and others are either pondans or eunuchs when it comes to dealing with that bully UMNO! They all know how to make a lot of noise when arguing with Kayveas of PPP who is a gadfly, but when it comes to UMNO, Koh and Chia suddenly find that they have no balls! Why don’t you join the opposition Dr Toh? If I’m not mistaken, you are on good terms with Anwar. What’s stopping you from joining Keadilan? I’m sure you will retain your Machang Bubuk seat with an even bigger majority in the next polls if you contest as Keadilan candidate.

  40. Wildbil berkata:

    I pray that Malaysia have more people representative like you to tell the true on the actual situation in Malaysia.

    Last week, PM got a “good report card” from one of the Institution. We know, those reports were sugar coated to hide the actual truth.

    If the Malaysia leaders still wanted to hear the “good news” and ignore the truth, that will their downfall.

    May be is their enemies within the BN wanted to create a false sense to pave the downfall of the current leaders?

    Only time will tell.

  41. Low LL berkata:

    I’m sure there are still politicians who are just and good. But in the huge shadow of the majority evil, what can they do? Just like the general public, their opinions will forever be shot down.

  42. Rajj berkata:

    Well said sir,
    If only, the other BN leaders could think in a similar way!
    hope your goodself and YB Devamany will not required to face the so called “BN disipline board”! 🙂

  43. cheekhiaw berkata:

    How long has this Gerakan MP been an MP?

    Only now he found reason to disagree with so-called leaders of the country?

  44. Bigjoe berkata:

    If anything, foreign investors are scared away at the none responsiveness of real issue brought out by Bersih and Hindraf. Real foreign investors want to have tranparent decision making by the government in case they have an issue. If the government is unaccountable to the people, it would also not be accountable to foreign investors too…

  45. ben berkata:

    Dr Toh,you are indeed a politician with a conscience and your stand on the issues of the rakyats’ acts of desperation on the streets show that you have the fingers on the pulse of social economic situation of those marginalised by the prevailing political shackles.Indeed it takes a patriot to tell the government to take heed of the many policies that make nation building an elusive dream.The push of THE MALAY AGENDA must surely be the cause that will not unite this country of ours.

  46. Yow Chuan berkata:

    You got it spot on…I always think that an effective govt is a govt that works like a giant corporation serving the rakyat, and if the rakyat is not satisfied with the quality of service, there should always be channels to voice that dissatisfactions.

    Unfortunately, we have a monopoly-govt here, where not only they don’t listen and improve, they tried to stop people from voicing out their feedbacks…

  47. HJ Angus berkata:

    If only all BN MPs search their souls on how to help ALL the poor Malaysians during the past 38 years.

    Maybe we would have got better PMs.

    http://malaysiawatch3.blogspot.com/2007/11/another-bn-supporter-dissents-over.html

  48. Albert berkata:

    On my count 2! Devamany and Dr Toh have spoken as true leaders and representives of the people. At the bottom of their heart, they find a question. What is the best interest for the people at large?

    If BN called them broken ranks. Then what is the purpose of 100s of MP attending the Parliament. If debate and resentment is not allowed. Practically in current situation, the BN should be attended by only one person in the cabinet which is Nasri. Since the others cannot speakup against the PM.

  49. Seriati berkata:

    Congratulations to Dato’ Dr Toh for having the courage to voice his opinion. And he did it eloquently, minus the verbal saber rattling and keris waving.
    There is still hope, then, for more BN leaders to come out from the shadow. I wish somebody from UMNO would do justice to the party and take a step along this lonely and hazardous path.

    Thank You Dato’. May God bless you.

  50. SKS berkata:

    If only there were more leaders with a back bone like you.

  51. Hailamchai berkata:

    This is the type of leader with quality and gut of being able to see things in perspective and speak up on the right and wrong we need in the Malaysian Government.

    Keep it up Dato Dr Toh. You are truely a rare Anak Malaysia in today’s SICK and INCOMPETENT BN government.

  52. phang thiam berkata:

    YB,

    I SALUTE you for your uprightness. Alas, other MPs and ADUN are just not like you… holding on to the post in fear of being censured by Barisan Whip. They forget that they represent the electrate in their constituency and should vote in accordance to the wishes of their constituency, like the 2 ADUN in Penang a couple of year ago, also from Gerakan.

    YB, I SALUTE YOU!

    Phang Thiam
    Kuala Lumpur

  53. phang thiam berkata:

    YB, I SALUTE YOU for your uprightness and courage. Lesser men, and there are probably more than 300 of MP and ADUN would dare not speak out against the party and Barisan leadership.

    I agree with you. The right to dissent and display such dissent visibly in a peaceful manner is a basic human right. The trouble with our leadership, since Dr. M’s time is the leadership likes to hear good things of them. They dislike negatives or adverse news even if these are true. So much for our PM’s “Tell me the Truth”. The leadership wants to hear positive things, how good they are, how transparent they are, how caring they are for the Rakyat…blah…blah… They are not interested in the truth if it is adverse.

    Like you rightly pointed out, the Leadership should view such display as a sign of discontent and look into it constructively… hear the leaders out and seek ways to rectify. That is what democracy is all about.

    Once again, YB, I SALUTE you.

    Phang Thiam
    Puchong, Selangor.

  54. lily berkata:

    I support Dr Toh. The Umno led Govt is a classic study of the yes-man moron syndrome. I’m glad u can rationalise the issue. We need more of u to bring some semblance of respectability to the country.

  55. asiana888 berkata:

    Why is this view not published by local media?

  56. ykchoy berkata:

    I salute you, Dr Toh.

    You are indeed a superior human being!! I wish we have more leaders like you.

  57. J.D. Lovrenciear berkata:

    Sir,

    You are a man of honor for standing up for what you belief in and which the ordinary Malaysians see so clearly. If only more of our leaders can see the ‘daylight’ in this hour of dark clouds, the nation can turn around and continue on its path of even greater progress. Unfortunately, when sucess gets to the head, we often fail to accept challenges. I pray, your stand will bring that ‘daylight’ much needed in the hearts and minds of many of our leaders.

  58. Mastodon berkata:

    Should the parliament dicuss these matters in a producive manner? Those MPs should look at UK parliament,eventhough the opinions differ they argue it in a very civil manner,we should follow their footstep, be productive in parliament,dont be like Jasin, Nazri or even Baddhrudin,opposition MPs should be more into solving problems with the ruling party,not argue for the sake of argue. Khairy, Hisham, Najib and Nazri should be aware of wad they spoke,igniting racial hatred doesnt grant u more support from non-bumis, be a listener of the people rather than just hunt them down under Sedition Act, Internal Securiy Act and Official Secret Act.

  59. Kong berkata:

    The recent marches/demonstrations would have proceeded without the resulting bad publicity for the govt if the police had given the permit to demonstrate.. By denying the demonstrators the permit and so making their demonstrations illegal, the police is telling the world that they are not competent. The police in a democratic country must make sure it is sufficiently competent to manage demonstrations. Also are they not abusing their powers? A request for a permit should be meant to inform the police to prepare themselves to ensure a peaceful demonstration. So the police should not deny anyone a permit to demonstrate if the organisers warrant they can meet all the police’s logistic requirements for a peaceful demonstration. Should the demonstrators turn unruly then the organisers should be penalised. Making demonstrations illegal only turns thousands of otherwise law abiding citizens into lawbreakers, an achievement which does not give pride to the govt or the police.. Peaceful demonstrations should be considered by the police and the govt as an accepted channel for people to air their views, In fact by allowing demonstrations, the govt and police are telling the world that they are confident and not fearful of their own shadows. The govt and police should seriously relook at its stance on demonstrations. Suppressing demonstrations acts against the interest of Malaysia in its quests to move forward to be considered as first among equals in a globalised and increasingly competitive world.

  60. lsg berkata:

    Dato you are a real HERO,This county will progress with this kind of leadership,

  61. human book berkata:

    List of racial discriminations in Malaysia, practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because it got the statistics.

    This list is not in the order of importance, that means the first one on the list is not the most important and the last one on the list does not mean least important.

    This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Tamils, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

    Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

    This list cover a period of about 50 years since independence (1957).

    List of racial discriminations (Malaysia):

    (1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by malays

    (2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays

    (3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese

    (4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays

    (5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status

    (6) 0% of non-malay staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malay staffs in Chinese companies

    (7) 5% of all new intake for government army, nurses, polices, is non-malays

    (8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960

    (9) 2% is the percentage of non-malay government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%

    (10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960

    (11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays

    (12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. Approved Permits, Taxi Permits, etc

    (13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers

    (14) 100 big companies set up, managed and owned by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g. MISC, UMBC, UTC, etc

    (15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses

    (16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given

    (17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

    (18) 8000 billion ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malay pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period

    (19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 – 2000

    (20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 – 2000

    (21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 – 2000

    (22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

    (23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

    (24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

    (25) 5% – the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

    (26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

    (27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under “Look East Policy”

    (28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired e.g. Medicine (in 2004)

    (29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

    (30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

    (31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

    (32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

    (33) 2 million Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

    (34) 0.5 million Indian Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

    (35) 3 million Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumis status

    (36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenship compare with the Chinese and Indians

    (37) 5% – 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is poor or rich

    (38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malay villages got for rural development budget

    (39) 50 road names (at least) had been changed from Chinese names to other names

    (40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort

    (41) 0 churches/temples were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

    (42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970. No churches, no temples are required to be built in housing estates

    (43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still not yet approved in 2004

    (44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

    (45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malay origins

    (46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

    (47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

    (48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed

    (49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

    (50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

    (51) 0 – elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

    (52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendances treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

    (53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

    (54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

    (55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

    There are hundreds more racial discriminations in Malaysia to add to this list of “colossal” racism. It is hope that the victims of racism will write in to expose racism.

    Malaysia government should publish statistics showing how much malays had benefited from the “special rights” of malays and at the same time tell the statistics of how much other minority races are being discriminated.

    Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

    If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazi, going on onto the non-malays of Malaysia.

    Civilized nation, unlike evil Nazi, must publish statistics to show its treatment on its minority races. This is what Malaysia must publish.

    We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how “implementation of special rights of malays” had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-malays.

  62. tan berkata:

    Gerakan …joining BN is the most idiots ideas of chong yew…….he sell out the chinese….in exchange of his own interest….leave BN now……

  63. AZMI ABD AZIZ berkata:

    Apakah ini suatu tanda permulaan kehancuran pemerintahan BN?

  64. CW berkata:

    Dato Dr. Toh,

    You are the man with principle & guts! Salute..

  65. Hafiz berkata:

    I concur with your write up. Like any other issues, we have to understand why the rakyat are not happy. One way or another if the government does not address the root-cause, it will come back and bite you. It will get ugly in the near future.

  66. monsterball berkata:

    I read about your message from Dr.Hsu’s blog and now read the full text from your own blog.
    What can I say that has not be said by all others
    Yes…I also salute you Doc..
    The walks are but objections and denials by UMNO politicians. Walks were done in good faith for Malaysia’s future.
    But through out the years…UMNO did apply many unfair and unjust laws and actions…..that saw no one spoke against them…until now….you are the first in BN to do it.
    Lets hope more are encouraged to speak out against UMNO high handed bully tactics…now focusing on poor Indians.
    Pages upon pages news about the Indian walk..but none on the historical 100,000 on Bersih walk. This shows how fair UMNO is.
    On the walk by lawyers producing great results….well they are the most educated and UMNO is smart not to mess around with them…by approving Royal Commission panel.
    UMNO is afraid of the lawyers walk…….period.
    Another group UMNO fear most are University students.
    All things been said…I also join the commentators to congratulate you for your bravery.

  67. Sam berkata:

    Yes…Dr Toh, Zaid Ibrahim and Devamany…keep it up..mates. It is these kind of wakil rayat the country needs. Not deadwoods…ony looking at women’s tunnel, selling taxi and haulage licenses, one-eye jack…the list goes on. AAB should have now identified who are these deadwoods including MBs who can’t even think about religious sensitivities and other issues, to be thrown out or sacked. Do not give them any more opportunities to represent the rayat…throw them out AAB.

  68. sam berkata:

    YB Dr Toh, sir….we definitely salute you including YB Zaid Ibrahim and YB Devamany. On the other hand, another YB that need to be confined to the ‘bin’ is Dr Chua…Minister of Health…for his remarks to parents in case involving negligence at Klang Hospital…read today’s NST. A couldn’t care or less attitude towards poor rakyat…shame on you Dr Chua!!!!! The onus is on your medical team to be diligent….it only reflects on their training and attitude……….

  69. sam berkata:

    Dear bloggers…it is high time some one should start a blog to critically evaluate daily comments and statements made by our MPs….to reflect on whether these guys are sensitive to rakyats’ needs, problems, issues, etc, ratings be accorded to them and if they should continue being MPs….

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