Malaysian train on wrong track, says tycoon Kuok in memoir

MALAYSIAN tycoon Robert Kuok, who released his memoir recently, spoke of his relationship with the country’s leaders and of pivotal moments where he attempted to sway them for the betterment of the nation.

Kuok described Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the country’s first prime minister, as a well-educated man, having graduated with a law degree from Cambridge and having “great rhythm”.

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  • wow - you have just put an ant nest into perkasa's undie - a thunderstorm will be coming to your biz

    Posted 4 years ago by Chris Ng

  • Kuok's remarks make sense. But trains CAN be moved onto different tracks -just check how railway stations do it! First, the train is gently moved onto slightly curved tracks. Those "adjusting tracks" slowly merge with a new set of tracks that move in the NEW direction that you want the train to travel now. After getting onto the new tracks, the heavy train DOES BEGIN to move in the new direction. Voila! It's accomplished!
    In our context, the "adjusting tracks" will be the few years when (a) lots of agent provocateurs like Perkasa, and that Jalil feller and others are rounded up and detained. Like Ops Lallang. Also a number of directives will go out-freeze Civil Service/GLC/GLIC recruitments. Probably martial law has to be declared first but administered by the Terrotorial Army, to ensure multiracial fairness. Meanwhile, all parties have to spend a year to study A. What's wrong, what's needed and how to establish milestones to get there. It will be like the NOC National Ops Council after May 13, but this time to be no up with a goal of eliminating all racial divisions and racial divisions and elevating nonMuslim religions and free thinkers to Official status, being able to receive public funds from taxes, in proportion to their numbers. During this turbulent period, any
    provocateurs will be severely dealt with -martial law, remember? All schools will be switched back, after 5 years for retraining of largely Malay teachers, into English-medium, with compulsory BM and availability of Mother tongue language instruction, if at least 30 students apply for it. Tamil and Mandarin schools will be converted into National schools, with the gtee of Tamil/Mandarin language instruction with a min 30 students. Five years later, the Perkasa and other malcontents can be released and a general el cation held to gauge national support for the new policies/new directions. I'm confident the majority will support this. Then, martial la can be lifted.

    Posted 4 years ago by James Dean

  • Only a truly honest man will see what is happening to this country. The life journey of Robert Kuok as a businessman interacting with the past PM has help him to gauge and know the pulse that the country is ticking on. To every partying of feasting there is always an ending and over feasting without filling the depot inventory will result in famine.
    After Hussein Onn most of the incoming PM were playing to a certain segment of gallery and the hard core extremist indoctrination becomes a norm and take for granted that it is theirs and a full entitlement. Never was there a thought to question that free entitlement without earning it through a collective effort will result in a depletion and depriving the country resources and its human capital the process of churning opportunities to perpetuate the flow of prosperities to be enjoyed by all.
    It is so obvious now that the NEP will never ever be reached or realised its target as there is no desire to reveal or to halt.

    Posted 4 years ago by Lee Lee

  • Words of wisdom and truth from Robert Kuok, which, if heeded, Malaysia would have blazed far ahead of Singapore.
    The third PM Hussein Onn knew Kuok’s message to be the truth, but he also admitted honestly that he was not able to overcome the tide of racism raging then, which soon developed into unbridled corruption and cronyism and repression. Nevertheless, Hussein had remained throughout his premiership an honourable leader of impeccable integrity, unsurpassed by any PM who came after him.
    Needless to say, the rest of Malaysia’s history is a sad tale of a train going on a wrong track towards a dangerous direction (as aptly put by Kuok),until it is now perched precariously on the edge of a precipice.
    Will the train take the plunge? GE 14 may provide the answer.

    Posted 4 years ago by Kim quek

  • They have betrayed their own people, their own culture and even their own religion and will always put the blame on others. Their train is on track to total destruction, only something extreme like in Zimbabwe may help this country.

    Posted 4 years ago by Xuz ZG

  • The ULTIMATE in cronyism ....... manufacturing in the 1990's a coterie of crony "Bumiputera Billionaires" (including his own sons) through funds (and eventual losses) from taxpayers, EPF, Kazanah, BNM, etc that NEVER benefited or developed the country but instead created immense wealth for the aforesaid cronies.

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysian First

  • Entitlement is NOT a plan. It never has been. Time and again, it comes back to bite you back. The NEP and so called Malay Agenda, is still just entitlement and not a plan for the nation.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Malaysia is similar to Zimbabwe where an elite group - dominate politic - and persistently rob and rape our nation. Look at their children and grand children - flaunting their ill-gotten wealth (like Mugabe and Grace) in their facebook.

    Posted 4 years ago by Chris Ng