Same old players, same old stories

Jahabar Sadiq

Is Malay dignity affected if the federal government works for all Malaysians? – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, October 6, 2019.

IT’S getting tiresome and unproductive to recycle and revive these tropes. That Malaysia belongs to the Malays, that there are those out there challenging the dignity of the Malays and taking advantage of their kindness.

It only happens when the Malay polity has been upended. It happened in both Penang and Selangor after Barisan Nasional (BN) lost in the 2008 general election in both states. It is happening now after BN lost the federal government in 2018.

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  • DAP should make a police report on this kangkong professor.

    Posted 3 years ago by James Wong

  • I never failed to renew the subscription of TMI because I have confident in its editorial policy.

    Posted 3 years ago by Anak Malaysia

  • Jahabar Sadiq, thank you for a brave and great editorial.

    Posted 3 years ago by Hock Aun Teoh

  • I absolutely agree

    Posted 3 years ago by Zabidi Hussin

  • Good facts, real and true. Thank you.

    Posted 3 years ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Well said, Jahabar.

    Posted 3 years ago by Rupert Lum

  • Very well, and accurately put.

    Posted 3 years ago by Arul Inthirarajah

  • Well articulated as usual.

    Posted 3 years ago by Jema Khan

  • In full agreement and strong emphasis that respect and dignity must be earned.

    Posted 3 years ago by G.Selva Ganeson

  • Very well said. Malaysia is indeed in 'dire straits'. All the good policies by past leaders have been high jacked because of self interest and corruption. The sad thing is the corrupt have projected themselves as heroes while the majority good ones are silent. Take the fake degree issue as an example. They are still holding on to their positions, Historical records show, when they were accepting the hadith or Prophets(saw). examples as related by His companions, a person who cheated by showing hay to the horse to harness it had his contributions rejected.

    Posted 3 years ago by Citizen Pencen

  • Billions of tax payers money was used to bail out malay entities like Tabung Haji and Felda when all the money was stolen by Malay leaders. The bail out money were hard earned money from the majority of the Chinese and non Malays. We didnt demand any gratitude or recognition.But now to hear these kind of selfish demands and racist bashings from the Malays is very unfair and hurtful.

    Posted 3 years ago by Elyse Gim

  • Is it their preference (and their definition of dignity) to be screwed for another 60 years by bringing back the unqualified, self serving, corrupted and dirty crooks? These crooks have hundreds of millions of unexplained wealth that could have helped the Malays. Why? Still refused to accept reality- who were mostly the thieves and want to blame others.

    Posted 3 years ago by Concerned Citizen

  • Perhaps dignity is when they have a bigger share of the loot?

    Posted 3 years ago by Yoon Kok

  • Bravo sdr Jahabar

    Posted 3 years ago by Ang Peng Wong

  • Bravo sdr Jahabar

    Posted 3 years ago by Ang Peng Wong