Malaysia has an Evil side that bears watching! 

My idea is that the Indians, for starters, come together and vote against all incumbents every General Election. It remains to be seen whether the Government will fall every five years by adopting this approach in exercising X Power at the ballot box.

Joe Fernandez

Dr Paraman, as usual, has put together a thought-provoking piece — Hindraf critics are demonising the victims in — and no doubt with the help of subject matter experts on several related issues.

No one can deny the arguments being made and which can continue to be made among others by the Indian Nation in Malaysia, the largely stateless underclass in particular.

There’s a hitherto hidden evil side to Malaysia. This Evil Face now lies bare, exposed warts and all, for the world to see.

Consider that the Umno-appointed Director-General of the National Registration Department (NRD) has not been allowed by his political masters to use his discretionary and prerogative powers to resolve the stateless problem which plagues Indians and non-Indians alike in Malaysia.

There’s no need for political will on the matter. What’s needed is to allow the DG to do the job for which he has been appointed. If he’s a hard-core card-carrying racist member of Umno, he should be removed from the job where he’s squatting on the hopes and dreams and aspirations of so many people in Malaysia.


Stateless not the only example of Umno being anti non-Malay minorities’

About 350,000 Indians are stateless. This figure can be deduced from the number of stateless children not in school.

There are countless thousand stateless among the Orang Asal in Sabah and Sarawak and among the Pala’u – sea gypsies – or Bajau Laut along the eastern seaboard of Sabah.

There’s a subtle attempt on the part of the authorities and the mad mullahs to force all these people to convert to Islam, in defiance of the Federal Constitution, in return for Malaysian personal documents. The temples and places of worship of the stateless are routinely demolished by the authorities.

The Umno regime is keeping the Indian stateless in particular as a domestic source of slave labour in the twilight zone in Malaya. It also wants to keep these unfortunate people out of the schools, out of the electoral rolls, and out from the official statistics on the number of Indians and Hindus in Malaysia.

The stateless are not the only example of the Government embarking on anti non-Malay minorities’ administrative laws – not law at all but government policies in action – to continue its reign of terror outside the rubber stamp legislatures even as the Judiciary has been reduced to yet another Government Department composed of glorified clerks.


Multiple organ failure as the dangers of systemic risks have emerged

The Umno Government has also usurped the power of the King over Article 153 of the Federal Constitution and observed it and the New Economic Policy, more often than not in the breach.

It’s not a pretty picture of pemimpin yang di sanjung tinggi, pemimpin yang dihormati dunia, negara yang pesat membangun, and negara yang boleh menjadi contoh kepada dunia as the TV ad commercials by the Government, on behalf of the ruling Umno regime, show night after night in the run-up to the 13th General Election. Spare us the bleeding heart music shamelessly plagiarised from Christian hymns!

The Orang Asal, Sabah and Sarawak have their own stories too for the world to hear. It’s all the more so in the wake of the Lahad Datu Standoff and so-called mopping up operations against terrorist blackmailers eyeing the riches of Sabah, if not Sarawak as well.

Already, there’s a beginning of simmering guerrilla warfare along the eastern seaboard of Sabah, and the certainty of renewed hostilities with the Philippines Government over the so-called Sabah claim, the peace process in southern Philippines and Putrajaya’s ties to rebel groups in the Philippines south.

It’s typical of the powers that be and the vested interest groups to criminalise, demonize, dehumanise, neutralise, isolate, marginalise, eliminate, exterminate and put in a test tube those calling for dialogue, sacrifices, compromises and consensus. It’s like putting the genie back in the bottle.


Longterm viability of Malaysia at stake if no changes

The lack of dialogue and/or refusal of the Government to enter into a dialogue with disaffected citizens and people – whether from Malaysia, Sulu or elsewhere — will sooner or later force them into any number of precipitate actions viz. demonstrations of public prayer, fating and candlelight vigilance; massive civil disobedience, occupy movements, taking to the streets, urban and rural guerrilla warfare and Revolution.

All these approaches will place life, limb and properties in imminent danger, and compromise the security of Malaysia.

Once the security situation is compromised, it will result in a loss of investor and consumer confidence in the economy.

All value indicators will drop viz. shares as reflected in the stock market and elsewhere, properties and the currency as an inflationary spiral sets in. Banks will call in loans as collateral value drops below the 50 per cent level for loans issued and this will drive businesses into bankruptcy. Interest rates, given the higher risk climate, will increase for loans as they drop for deposits, insurance cover will increase on the heightened risk factors and further drive up the cost of doing business.

Tax collection will decline, and further decline as taxes would have to be increased even as collections drop, and government spending on development will decline as more will have to be ploughed out for increased security spending, and downsizing of Government will lay off thousands as they are thrown into the streets.


It cannot continue to be business as usual in Malaysia after over 50 years of Evil

The Brightest and Best would flee Malaysia as they are ever ready to do at a moment’s notice, labour would cross border as unemployment and underemployment sets in for Malaysians in the face of increasing illegal immigrant influx offering the ever increasing cheap labour that businesses seek to survive for the moment, and there will be increased capital flight.

In short, the control freaks in Putrajaya will find events taking on a life of their own and in a runaway mode which will render obsolete any idea of the Government having a sense of control of the situation in the country.

My idea is that the Indians, for starters, come together and vote against all incumbents every General Election. It remains to be seen whether the Government will fall every five years by adopting this approach in exercising X Power at the ballot box.

Indians, unless they want to embark on all those other options like Revolution and the like mentioned, have no choice at the moment but eschew party and coalition politics. Marginalisation and disenfranchisement of Indians by Umno, aided and abetted by MIC, have resulted in a situation where the community doesn’t have even one ethnic-majority seat in Parliament or any state legislature. Their voice is not heard in Parliament on their issues although there are Indians in the legislature, but being elected by non-Indians by and large, they can only function as political mandores for their non-Indian masters. Indian has become a dirty word, not be uttered in the legislature or during any political party meeting including MIC.

After more than 56 years of ketuanan melayuism (Malay political domination and supremacy) — a sick combination based on Apartheid, Nazism, Fascism, Communism, Political Islam, and the evil anti-upward social mobility Caste System of ancient India — it cannot continue to be business as usual.


Umno Government cannot continue to sweep problems under the carpet

The ruling elite cannot continue to fan the degenerate idea that Malays, under ketuanan melayuism, is duty-bound to twist and turn every issue into a racial and religious issue in order to scare themselves in the collective into circling the wagons and gathering under one political platform to do in others, do them harm and even destroy them.

Such an evil response is at the heart of the growing National Debt Burden in Malaysia as the ruling elite continues to put a hand in the National Cookie Jar under the guise of affirmative action programmes for the Malay-speaking communities — Bugis, Javanese, Minang, Acehnese, Arab Muslims, Indian Muslims etc — in Malaya (a Nation without Territory) and the Orang Asal and bringing so-called development to the people.

This feeds the growing corruption in the country which further drives up the cost of doing business in the country and continues to weaken the institutions of state as their integrity is compromised in the process.

The Umno Government cannot continue to sweep problems under the carpet for its political expediency.

The deviations and distortions in the implementation of Article 153 and the NEP, for one, must end or there will be endless trouble in Malaysia in the next half century.

If it has no interest whatsoever in giving these people an identity, more than half a century after the British administration departed, it should bring together the members of this group together with the Governments of the United Kingdom, the Governments in the Indian sub-continent, the Governments in Latin America, the United Nations, and the Governments of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to come up with a lasting and just solution.


Joe Fernandez is a mature student of law and an educationist, among others, who loves to write especially Submissions for Clients wishing to Act in Person. He feels compelled, as a semi-retired journalist, to put pen to paper — or rather the fingers to the computer keyboard — whenever something doesn’t quite jell with his weltanschauung (worldview). He shuttles between points in the Golden Heart of Borneo formed by the Sabah west coast, Labuan, Brunei, northern Sarawak and the watershed region in Borneo where three nations meet.