Of Boycotts, Malay Dignity, and Teow Chew Cendol

Sorry friends. I’ve been away recently for a short while. I left there was the Buy Malay First or Boycott Non-Malay Products (take whichever pleases you, I guess) and I come home to find out that there is a Malay Dignity Congress.

As I told some friends, this boycott or buy whatever first or last business will fizzle before it even starts and is actually as meaningless as a fart on a windy day outside. It’s a syok sendiri campaign for those who has got nothing better to advertise to make themselves relevant to those who has less brain than themselves.

Fortunately, most Malays don’t give a gram. You know why? Because life is tough for everyone and they just want to get on with their lives, earn a living and take care of their children. And most actually recognize idiots amongst their midst.

They are the silent majority. We – liberals – Malays and Non-Malays should just ignore these idiots because to respond merely gives credence to their assertions that it has an impact. It does not. It has now been almost a month for this stupid campaign.

So, tell me, has it impacted anything? NOTHING, right. So, let’s move on. Do not allow these idiots to drive a wedge between us Malaysians. That is all their objectives are. Simple as A, B, C. If only we can see. Responding with emotions does nothing but gave them legitimacy. So why do it. Let’s go have a nice cold cendol at that Teo Chew kedai at 1U basement on a hot day.

Now this Malay Dignity Congress is one funny thing I must say. I have 2 responses to the whole thing: There need to be a relevant response because Mahathir and Azmin, as PM and senior government minister, regardless of what they say – their attendance and non-response in a neutral venue is a strategic mistake and gives prominence to an idiotic concept.

Dignity is earned by achievements not by words and demands or by birth. It shows that racists and religious bigots are organized but we liberals of this Nation are not. That is exactly why Siti and our friends et all set up MAJU.

So, we can organize and have strategic responses. Whilst these are early days of MAJU – we are actually moving at warp speed. We need our Supporters to volunteer to assist.

MAJU’s first strategic response will be the First MAJU Roadshow: A Conversation with Siti Kasim & Professor Tajuddin Rasdi: The Battle is Not Over After May 9th. This is jointly organized by MAJU and KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall – Women Section.

Please be there at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on the 13thn Nov 2019 at 8pm sharp. Let’s all be there. Bring friends to listen and register and join MAJU. Let’s discuss on what we need to do. It’s time we ACT.

This Post Has 13 Comments

    1. Mr 007

      Not yet. Hean-Loong, please drop an email on Supporter direct-line if you think you can provide some assistance. we would love to hear from you and see what we can get your help with. We are MAJU family.

  1. Cheng Hock Yeap

    What game is Mahathir et al playing?

    1. Mr 007

      the old game of divide n rule. play the gallery but show he smacks the malay konon. sorry. MAJU people are not as stupid as others.

  2. Anita AK

    Logical way of thinking, thank you Admin ?

  3. Razali Abu Bakar

    I am beginning to see a conspiracy by some shadowy organizations in trying to destabilize our country by convincing some really stupid Malays into thinking that they are under siege by non-Malays non-Muslims. By tracing back the roots I believe it started during the Abdullah Badawi era (courtesy of the so-called “4th Floor Boys?) and further “enhanced” during Najib’s regime. Today, these shadowy groups have grown in strength and influence and (thanks in part to the very effective social media).

    Our society has never been so polarized since the May 13th Incident and tension among races has been high especially since the last general election. While Malaysians in general came together to oust the very corrupt regime from power in the last general election they have begun drifting apart since then, courtesy of this unseen force which are playing up racial and religious issues to divide the people.

    They have realized that if Malaysians are united it can be difficult for raced-based politics to prosper. Hence, they have devised a narrative of conspiracy theories by the non-Malays to split the people up.

    Their narrative includes the Malays’ special privilege is now being questioned by the non-Malays and are attempting to be taken away from them. Affirmative actions meant to improve the Malay’s standard of living is The position of Islam is also being questioned by the non-Muslims while Christianity is quietly making inroads into the Muslim community and attempts are made to proselytize Muslims and convert them to Christians. This may be a precursor by some political parties to make Malaysia a Christian state.

    Non-Malays are becoming politically powerful which many key government positions given to them. This gives them more clout when deciding on national policies which will further erode the Malay positions while giving non-Malay opportunities to step out from the Malay’s shadows and take center stage in the governing of the country. Malays will soon become “slaves” in their own land.

    The conspiracy theories do not stop there. The ratification of international treaties on equality and non-discrimination are deemed as further eroding the Malay’s position and strength in the country while thrusting the non-Malays forward to sit on the country’s driving seat. The Malays will eventually become mere passengers in their own “tanahair”. These ratification of international treaties will also give non-Malays and Malay “liberals” international recognition to facilitate their eventual takeover of the country.

    Hence, the Malays must unite, regardless of their difference in ideology and political affiliation in order to thwart off this very dangerous threat by the non-Malays and Malay liberals which is seen as slowly but surely seeping into the nation. An evil and deceitful attempt by the Islamic “enemies” to make the Land of the Malays their own while ordinary Malays will lose their identity and possibility their religious belief and be made “slaves” to serve these new political elites.

    Such may be the narrative given by these sinister groups to win Malay support and for their own political expediency. They must have realized that non-Malay support for them have become negligible and non-Malays are now the kingmakers in our political landscape as witnessed in the 14th general election. The non-Malays must “kow-tow” to the Malays if the Malays are to regain their political glory and safeguard their interests.

    As such, I believe non-Malay bashing and the organization of Malay unity gatherings will be intensified in the foreseeable future in order rally the Malays into their fold and help prop up their political standing. So far, their strategy appears to gain traction among ordinary Malays with many believing in their narrative. We have seen the hive of activities in social media and chat groups administered by the Malays with some spreading hate messages against the non-Malays. The boycotting of non-Malay businesses is a result of such active anti-non-Malay campaigns.

    It is time for us to take the bull by its horns. We know how absurd the whole Malay narrative is but unfortunately many Malays believe in the narrative and feel that they are under threat by the non-Malays (not sure whether to call them stupid or ignorant). We have to counter those fear with assurance and pry open their lies hidden inside an egg shell. Let us get the story right so that the sinister plots by conspirators can be exposed and put them all to shame. We have all been silent for too long and it is time we speak up to let the people know the truth.

    1. KH Chong

      Totally in agreement we must have action plans to counter these sinister divisive groups.

      1. Mr 007

        actually i dont think its shadowy at all. just look at PAS, JAKIM and the likes and then the IKhwan Muslimin groups in Malaysia

  4. Heng How Tan

    When i trying to ask my friends to join Maju, i get comments like “i got no hope on Malaysia, Malaysia is a fail state. New government also cannot change anything, what to hope for a small NGO”
    I believe this mindset is commonly embedded in M40. We have a high expectation in PH gov but eventually it bring huge disappointments. Extremists still roams freely with ton of brainless comments.
    I was hopeless and helpless until i came across some articles from Siti and Prof. Tajuddin. I found that there are still hope because there are still peoples that are not “blind” and have guts to speak up.
    Thank Maju to provide a platform which coward like me can contribute and hope for a better Malaysia.

  5. Ramadas Karuppiah

    All I want is for everyone in this country to have a peaceful and comfortable life. I want to walk down the street and feel the warmth of every Malaysian and deep down I sense that despite the constant attempt to drive a wedge between us. Every poor Malaysian needs a helping hand not because he is of a particular race or religion but because he is a human being. If the politician wants to manage us by dividing us into races and “keeping every race unhappy” I would rather his priority be to treat everyone as a Malaysian first and strive to make “every Malaysian happy”.

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