Man.. this will be my third posting in a day for the first time ever. Maybe it’s because I was too quiet for sometime and feeling the adrenaline rush when seeing such headlines.
Anyway, for the third post today, it is in regards remarks made by MCA Youth as reported by Malaysian Insider:
KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — MCA Youth chief Datuk Wee Ka Siong took up the cudgels for the New Economic Model (NEM), calling the Malay Consultative Council’s (MPM) rejection of the proposals as a “primitive understanding” of the global economic climate.
The Najib administration plans to table the NEM with the 10th Malaysia Plan this June 10 and has asked for public feedback to the proposals.
“It is disappointing that the MPM had rejected the NEM. Such thinking is primitive which has not caught up with the pace of globalisation. National wealth should be allocated as per needs and merit.
“This is in tandem with national development and progress,” Wee said in a statement today.
The MPM congress on Saturday passed a 31-point resolution essentially demanding the preservation of race-based affirmative action as expounded by the New Economic Policy (NEP), under the new economic regime.
The umbrella body, comprising 76 Malay NGOs and led by Malay rights group Perkasa, deliberated for hours before unanimously agreeing that the Najib administration’s move would dismantle what they see as inherent Malay rights.
Many of the participants at the congress slammed the NEM and its framers, the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC), for betraying the social contract which they claimed recognises the special economic rights of the Malays.
Wee (picture) said the “conservative thinking of distribution according to race” will only retard Malaysia’s growth in a world that is growing fiercely competitive.
“Malaysia’s economic development is not a matter of dividing the cake as per ethnic population but rather to expand the cake by jointly working for the wealth to be enjoyed by all.
“I fail to understand why despite living in the 21st century, there are people who have completely ignored the challenges of globalisation and are still living within their parochial closeted frames,” said the MCA Youth chief.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been left with no choice but to go ahead with the unpopular decision of dismantling the NEP amid pressure to resuscitate the nation’s softening economy.
Much of the fattening Malay largesse, economists say, was NEP-induced and has caused investments to wane, the stagnation of wages, and an overall decrease in Malaysia’s global competitiveness.
Wee defended the prime minister, saying his new model “holds a far-sighted macro vision”.
“The proposed NEM and the liberalisation of the economy are decisions which the country has to take towards reaching developed nation status. However, some narrow-minded people have balked at this idea,” he said.
The MCA Youth does not oppose the government funding the poor, but the related funding should not be race-based, said Wee.
“We also need to ensure that the funding is delivered to such individuals or groups who really need it,” he added.
Fail to understand, sir? Maybe because some are looking at different point of view and hard to accept others. I am not saying you are wrong, but perhaps, this kind of job advertisments should knock some civic minded of yours:
So, obviously, in terms of “Malaysia’s economic development is not a matter of dividing the cake as per ethnic population but rather to expand the cake by jointly working for the wealth to be enjoyed by all”, some choose to limit others participation in developing the nation and increase the wealth of Malaysians.
With a simple requirement – language, the limitation has been imposed to others.
Please, don’t give crap like it is because some deal with China. Why? Simple as far as job advertisement is concern, very little probability that we may come across requirement or preferred language of Urdu or Tamil to deal with Indian counterparts in India. Check with our aviation industry too whether French language being formally stated as part of requirement. Also check with companies that deal with the Arabs, is Arabic language needed is stated as above? If it did.. I wonder how does Manchester City Football Club’s new recruitment going to find English men capable of speaking Arabs. Or better wise, do they have Thai speaking personnel when Thaksin bought Manchester City some time ago?
I wonder, if government also doing the same thing as stating mastery in Bahasa Malaysia is a must since Malaysian applicants should be able to speak, write and understand Bahasa Malaysia fluently. Can Malaysians accept that? I think we should.. why?
We have learn how to speak, write and understand Bahasa Malaysia as early as seven years old and on going. Why should we not being able to speak, write and understand Bahasa Malaysia fluently?
No more “Haiya, why so susah one“.. because this is not proper Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin or English.. not in job requirement…
So, for those who dwelling to much on quotas, rights and in the name of development (but whose and what development are you talking about?), consider some of the limitation imposed to others to have equal footings. Some being shun off just for not being able to speak Mandarin. Some being not been given chance to show how capable they are just because of language barrier.
As stated in similar postings before, be professional. I’m not opening this as racist or racial issue. It is about our economy activities in the country that we love and lived in togather. I believe that I’m also on the same boat providing views in the name of “Malaysia’s economic development is not a matter of dividing the cake as per ethnic population but rather to expand the cake by jointly working for the wealth to be enjoyed by all”.
NO, I don’t mention and have no intent of “KETUANAN MELAYU” or Malay Supremacy as none is mentioned. I write this as my point of view after reading other’s point of views.
Probability on the street: If FAIR is the word seeked, I supposed that employement of the same level should be done accordingly to people composition. For example, if the Bumi is said to be in A%, chinese B%, Indian C% and others D%, out of 10 same level employement, A% should be Bumi, B% chinese, C% Indian and D% others. Amacam?
Just a wild thought though.. haha