Chinese Intentionally Being Assholes so as to Steal Malay Property?
Note: This is part of a series in which I rebutt remarks I disagree with posted on the malaysia-today.net May 2005 debate.
This article is in response to the following comment:
JAWAPAN AKU UNTUK CINA BANGSA KESAT NI MUDAH AJE :
why is there NO CHINESE OPPOSTION PRESSURE GROUP in any of the countries your Akong's bretheren help found? nay, not help - rather dig foundations upon foundations!
OH, THE CHINESE WERE THERE IN CALIFORNIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AMERICA IN ALL THE FRONTIERS THE CHINESE WERE THERE NOT AS ENGINEERS BUT AS PURE BACK BREAKERS MOVING ROCKS AND BOULDERS TO BUKA JALAN MAKING IT PAINLESS FOR KWAILOS FROM EVERYWHERE TO MASUK NEGERI BARU AND LAY THEIR STAKES IN THESE NEW LANDS THEY MAKE THE WHITE DREAMWORD HAPPEN.
AND WHAT DID ALL YEW YELLOW PEEPLE SMART ASS DIMWIT DO FOR YOUR RIGHTS? FOR YOUR PRECIOUS DECENDANTS YOU KNOWINGLY AND UNKNOWINGLY SIRED?
NOT ONE EVER GIVE SHIT ABOUT FIGHTING FOR YOUR GOD DAMNED WELL EARNED EQUAL RIGHTS DID YOU?
don't tell me there is no rent to pay to corruptable kwailos there? up yours i say.
there is only ONR TAKE > YOU PEEPLE ARE MOST QUEER AND GETTING VERY QUEERER BY THE DAY AS THE CONTEMPORARIES OF SIR FRANK SWEATENHAM AND JIMBOY FRANCIS LIGHT WILL TELL EVERYONE ELSE BUT YEW.
HEH! idi otts
Let me see...perhaps this betrays a bit of some Malays' katak di bawah tempurung (frog hiding in the coconut shell) attitude, but last time I checked, Chinese are accorded equal rights in countries around the world. Yes, there are racists everywhere, but the point is that the governments of Australia, the US, etc. officially make no difference between those from different races.
It's very simple: If you accept us, we won't form our own racial cliques. If you don't, then it's just human nature to be united by a common bond — in this case, the abuse of Chinese taxes and the all-but-official refusal to accept us as Malaysians.
Also, in case you didn't notice, at the same time the Chinese were breaking their backs building railroads in California, the Chinese were also slogging to mine tin in Malaysia. Were there any Chinese pressure groups then in either place? No, because the culture in both areas then was not conducive for the formation of such groups; the uneducated Chinese then lacked sufficient means to unite, because they were spread out, and just too occupied with their labour to think about other matters.
That is why Chinese overseas have almost never needed to fight for their rights — because as there was a maturing of political thought around the world and people began to recognise that we are all equal human beings, Chinese were naturally treated equally as others by the government. Today, there are still racists in Australia and the US, but the important thing is, the governments of these countries acknowledge the Chinese there as citizens with equal rights.
Is there such a thing in Malaysia? Don't even bother pretending you have an equal stake in Malaysia as the Malays, if you're not one of them. As the Malays have been here for centuries, the land belongs to them. "Princes of the soil", as their title goes. Yes, never mind my grandfather and father were both born in Malaysia. Never mind we have Chinese families dating back to the era of Admiral Zheng He (also known as Cheng Ho). We are still treated as immigrants. Immigrants who have been here for an exceedingly long time, yes, but still immigrants. We are not full citizens of Malaysia; we have no native stake in it.
That is how the Malay reasoning goes. The US, on the other hand, has always accepted immigrants who come to it for whatever reason (at least, till September 11). If you're willing to become a citizen, you must love your country, so the reasoning goes in those parts. Therefore, all citizens are treated equally, except in certain special cases of affirmative action (and generally, the policy of favouring one race over another usually comes into play only when all other factors are equal).
If you want to know why there are no Chinese pressure groups in other countries, here's why: Because Chinese and Indians have never been recognised as full citizens of Malaysia. Second-class citizens, maybe, but we never have been treated as those who love Malaysia and Malaysia loves. Never mind that we celebrate our independence together, and struggled for our right to be free for years. Apparently, we Chinese and Indians are still the scheming towkay and drunken keling who desire to return to our homelands.
So, as long as our rights as citizens and patriots continue to be ignored, forget about losing the Chinese pressure groups. I dislike them for reasons of my own, but until we are placed on an equal footing, you can bet these associations will stick around for years to come.
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