THE MALAY AGENDA - A 'BULLSHIT' AGENDA.
During this recent UMNO General Assembly there have been statements made referring to the 'malay agenda'. UMNO seems to be trying to unify the malays since there has been alot of bickering going on with former president and former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad demanding the resignation of the UMNO current president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as prime minister. Just to side-track the focus of attention various sensitive statements are made. These people fail to realise that Malaysia is a multi-racial country and it would be improper just to talk about a single community since UMNO heads the ruling government, Barisan Nasional, which should represent the multi-racial communities living in Malaysia. It seems that UMNO is just concern about UMNOputras and UMNOputris and no one else including malays who are not members of UMNO. A recent statement by a Barisan Nasional leader from East Malaysia clearly clarify this remark.
It has been years that certain extra-ordinary benefits and assistance had been given to the bumiputras. The malays are the greatest benefactor of this scheme but since they have become so complacent, any move to remove this special privilege will counter an attack. The malays have never learnt to stand on their own two feet. From observations, the malays have progressed in every field but do not apply these skills or broaden their knowledge as they feel that what they have gained from colleges and universities are sufficient enough. The world is moving in a tremendous pace, and have to keep up with current innovations is something that is lacking with the malay community. The malays totally rely on the government to give them good employment which will feed them. This is what is meant by 'spoon feeding'. Until and unless the malays or UMNOputras and UMNOputris to be precised, change their attitude, the New Economic Policy will become part and parcel of the malay race, which will hinder the development of the other races in the country and also the country on a wide prespective.
Another aspect of the Malay Agenda is that by joining UMNO, every member is expected to benefit materially. They expect the government to give them contracts, concessions and other perks without having to really work for it. These benefits are 'sold' to third parties for quick cash, who usually abuse them by duplicating or doing a scam as the benefactor are not them. Then the malays or UMNO putras/ris will blame this third party rather than themselves. The government would need to interfere and squash the matter.
It seems that UMNO is just using this Malay Agenda to create a sense that they must stand united and that they are supreme. If the malays stand united then any hankypanky committed by the current administration could be easy swept under the carpet. The incompetency and mismanagement of the country will all be forgot since they will pledge total support for their leaders. These leaders could do anything, this will not worry them. What these leaders says goes. UMNO delegates need to realise that they have been entrusted by their branch members to use this 'power' to see that their party and country is government in a proper manner. But we can keep shouting, these people will not hear. To them if they gain materially, that really counts.
It is obvious that a few remarks here and there will be expressed just to show the nation that they care, but the ultimate decision will be 'don't care'. Let anyone say anything but the party must go on and this could only be achieved if full support is given to the current leadership - whether the leadership is incompetent or bad managers.
So, dear UMNO members don't be carried away by these sweet talks. Use your rights to demand explanations and lets create a truly progressive and harmonize country. If any leader had breached any of his undertaking, expel them so that they know that this is what is expected of them when they hold office. There is no room for 'maaf maafan', although this concept is what the malays are so fond of using and abusing.
Don't be carried away by the term 'malay agenda' since it is bullshit talk.