Last month, former writer of The Malaysian Insider, Clara Chooi had gladly highlighted Zaid Ibrahim's latest charade towards the Malays in the Malay Mail.However, it only shows the colonised psyche of Zaid Ibrahim
Zaid: Without Chinese support, Malaysia likely bankrupt
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Without financial contributions from Chinese Malaysians, Southeast Asia’s third largest economy would likely go bankrupt, former minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim suggested last night.
In a Twitter posting likely to rile right-wing Malay groups, the outspoken politician said the country would land in financial turmoil even if the taxes paid by the minority race today was halved.
“I am ok with Chinese as 2nd class but they should not pay as much taxes. Maybe half of the Malays. This will bankrupt the country though,” he wrote on his page.
Race relations in Malaysia has always been a sore point, blamed largely on the Umno-heavy government for allegedly crafting lopsided national policies that favour the Malays, who make up some 60 per cent of the country’s 28 million people.
The “social contract”, an unwritten deal said to be agreed upon before the nation’s Independence in 1957 is purportedly a quid pro quo trade-off with its indigenous Bumiputera communities for granting citizenship to the immigrant Chinese and Indians and has been repeatedly touted to defend the special rights of the Malays.
[Where got unwritten deal ... it is already in constitution and documents. Otherwise Malays do not want immigrants.
UMNO had to put this as part of the deal to gain trust of Malays. Your left wing PKMM was agianst giving citizenship but conveniently change when their chauvanist communist master instructed.
As a lawyer, that he does not understand]
More progressive government leaders who have dared to speak out against this deal have often found themselves on the receiving end of criticisms in Malay-majority Malaysia.
The issue has also long been a sore point among minority ethnicities like the Chinese and Indians, who feel as if they are continually being treated as second-class citizens even though born and raised locally.
Many have long questioned the federal government’s retention of affirmative action policies that they argue benefit only the Bumiputera majority — and in particular the Malay community — long after their original purposes should have been achieved.
[This shows this Cina giving her own bias interpretation of NEP and Social Contract for her own agenda.]
The New Economic Policy (NEP), mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s father and the country’s second Prime Minister Tun Razak Hussein, has been the most cited example of unfair policies.
Introduced in 1971, the NEP had an ambitious and noble aspirate to redress the socio-economic gap between townspeople that were largely Chinese, and the rural Malays and other Bumiputera, within the span of two decades.
It ended officially in 1990, but the key aspects of its Malay/Bumiputera-preferred action plan remains in various forms years later.
Najib had sought to dismantle the preferential treatment with his New Economic Model (NEM) shortly after taking office in april 2009, which aimed to shift the racial-based structure into a needs-based one, but was forced to launch a stripped down version after the policy was panned by pro-establishment supporters.
Zaid (picture) had recently said that race-based policies in Malaysia have been “hijacked” from their original purpose of being a “safety net to help the Bumiputeras”.
|Gloating of an Indian rubber estate worker son|
[Hereon Zaid the son of a rubber estate plantation worker an suspiciously Indian start to show his true true self to gloat. He rfuse to accept that he was adopted by the Malay openness to fellow Muslims.]
He said that Malaysia is deluding itself into thinking it can become a developed nation with the existence of race-based preferential policies here.
“You cannot isolate a vibrant physical development of the nation without policies based on fair values,” Zaid told The Malay Mail Online.
In a statement last Thursday, the former minister urged Najib to take the lead in reviewing the social contract, a suggestion that was mooted recently by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin.
Last night, Zaid continued his tirade, saying, “If Islam is superior and the Malays ‘special’ then the rest are not important. Now surely we do not want to take this road.”
[Zaid benefitted immensely from the affirmative action policy to provide education and economic opportunities. He took it but now say it is not appropriate?
Isn't that inconsistent? Isn't that an opportunist mind to take the benfit of a policy he does agree but voice loudly against it?
Have we heard Zaid giving a formula and solution how to help the Malays and Bumiputera? Hardly ... he only loves to gloat of his success and tell other Bumiputera to be drunkard and no Islamic moral like him in order to be successful?
Doesn't he knows the meritocrasy and equality that he fought for means no special treatment is allowed to elevate the Bumiputera.
This political loser loves this limelight and publicity given by this chauvanistic chinese guised as fighter for equality, justice and human rights. He claimed he failed in politics because he is a man of principle.
As if no one knew that he paid money to get himself win the UMNO Kota Baru Division chief and attempt for UMNO Vice President. He had inspiration for power but never believed in the struggle for the party. Selfish isn't it?
As easy as Zaid can driven for self glorification for power and money, he can be colonised by the limelight and adoration this burit cina can provide.
Burit cina? Kelantanis Zaid should know what it means. If it is offensive, he can change it to race horse or arak.]