Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Re: Writings From Wan Hamidi

This is just an accusations and without any valid fact. It may be true
based on logic but very racist in attitude.

If we leave racism behind, you'll find the truth.

It happened to my cousins at batu Sapi Sandakan, the most beautiful
piece of land in the world that is now turned into the ugliest place
on earth equivalent to a shit hole.

A chinese immigrant worked with their grandparents at BAtu Sapi as
Their grand parent was promised the Batu Sapi based on the british
customary law because he was a native.
When the British departed, they sold the whole land to the chinese
The question is, how could the chinese immigrant have the money to buy
the land in the first place?
He was just as poor and uneducated as the natives.

He must have got advise from chinese bank clerks and took up loans to
finance the purchase of the land.
In those days, very few natives went to school in order to become

Many stories of land being sold in Tanjung Aru because of debts. The
chinese will just let the native fishermen take provisions from his
shop without charging at first. Later on charge interests for non-
payments. The natives don't bother to check the prices and interest
rates of of the goods sold. They end up selling their land to settle
these debts.
How could fishermen sell land right near the beach in order to move
inland where he cannot fish at all?

My friends grand parents were Arabic traders. He used to own almost
the whole of Sandakan Town. When he died, he passed it to his
descendents that turned into drunkards. Who enticed him to this state?
It was the chinese businessmen who pretend to befriend him and let him
into a drunkard stupor so that he will sell all his land cheaply to

These are documented reasons why these people lose their lands unlike
the false accusations made below devoid of any fact.

Contrary to most opinion, the natives know the value of land, at least
those who have land titles. They just lose their land because they
were manipulated by unethical chinese businessmen. Actually any
businessman will do the same but the chinese are the most numerous in
those days.

Nowadays, these businessmen could be the natives themselves and the
victims could be gullible chinese also.

The fact remains that the majority chinese had managed to manipulate
the situations to get the upper hand in the early days of Malaysia
because they are the most educated and business minded. They exploit
the systems to their advantages due to lack of enforcement of laws.
Even now this exists with banks exploiting their clients with
"incontestable, irrevocable terms for their managers to calculate
interests and charges at will" for all car and housing loans in

I imagine it was much worse in those days. It had led to the racial
discrimination that exist today making the chinese the richer ethnic
groups. That is why, even in USA, the affirmative action is devoted
mostly to Education in order to close the income gap between ethnic

Malaysian laws and systems are also not efficient enough to stop
unethical and discriminatory practises unlike in USA.

On Apr 14, 12:27 pm, "mm" <> wrote:
>       We Malays are great. We want a pension for life from cradle to grave
> and the pension must be great enough to enable us to dongdang sayang daily.
> It is what ketuanan Melayu is all about.
>         > READ MORE HERE:
>           By: Wan Hamidi
>           Umno, the Malay Chamber of Commerce, Perkasa, Ibrahim Ali, and
> what not are shouting, ranting, raving, screaming and hollering about 'nasib
> Melayu' or the plight of the Malays, in particular the Malays of Penang.
>           I don't know what Ibrahim Ali was doing back in the mid-1970s but
> judging from the age of many of those others in the crowd I think many of
> them tak sunat lagi back in the mid-1970s. Tak sunat lagi means you are so
> young that you are not circumcised yet and your little dick still has its
> foreskin.
>         Yes, back in the mid-1970s -- 35 years or so ago when I was still in
> my 20s and not even 30 yet -- I was already fighting to improve the lot of
> the Malays. And 35 years ago those shouting, ranting, raving, screaming and
> hollering today were either too damn young or were not even born yet.
>         We realised even back then that if something were not done the
> Malays would be left out. We realised that unless something were done now,
> 35 years ago, the Malays would be left behind. So we sat down with various
> Malay leaders and those who walk in the corridors of power -- the Prime
> Minister included -- to plan and chart the future of the Malays. And we did
> this for more than twenty years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s before I
> decided it was a lost cause and that I had better move on to other things.
>           The problem we faced was as what the then Minister of Trade and
> Industry Rafidah Aziz said: Melayu mampu daya maju tapi tak mampu daya
> tahan. This came from the Minister herself and means the Malays can be
> viable but can't be sustainable. Malays can achieve success but can't
> sustain the success.
>           The Minister then revealed details and lamented about all the
> wealth the government gave the Malays in the form of land, concessions,
> permits, 'pink slips' on new stock exchange listings, and whatnot, which, if
> the Malays had kept, would mean the Malays would have far exceeded the 30%
> target of the New Economic Policy.
>          But the Malays did not keep this wealth. The Malays sold it. The
> land, concessions, permits, 'pink slips' on new stock exchange listings, and
> whatnot, were all sold. So the Malay holding reduced and ended up in the
> hand of the non-Malays. This was what troubled the government, the Malay
> leaders, those who walk in the corridors of power, and us in the Malay
> Chamber of Commerce.
>         So they now lament about how left behind the Malays in Penang are.
> They should chart the progression of the Malays in Penang from 224 years ago
> until today and analyse at what point it went up and went down again. Were
> the Malays driven out? Were the Malays pushed out? Or did the Malays sell
> out? And why and how did the Malays sell out?
>         There is such a thing called the law of supply and demand. There is
> such a thing called market forces. There is such a thing called willing
> buyer, willing seller. When there is a demand there will be a seller. And
> since there was a demand for land in Penang then for sure the landowners
> would sell. It is all about making a profit.
>         So Penang developed. It became known as the Pearl of the Orient. So
> the capitalists moved in, as capitalists always do anywhere in the world
> where there is money to be made. And the Malays saw the route to easy and
> quick cash available to them. So they sold their land for a lot of money and
> moved on to another place where the land was cheaper. Now they could have
> their cake and could eat it too. They sold their small piece of land in
> Penang for a lot of money and bought an even bigger piece of land, say in
> Kedah, for a small amount of money and still had a lot of money left to go
> to Mekah, send their kids to university, and whatnot.
>          Today, many of those old folks and landowners of the 1960s and
> 1970s are dead. They are no longer alive. Their land in Penang had been sold
> off long before they died. And their children and grandchildren no longer
> own land in Penang . This is because the old folks had sold it off when they
> were still young or before they were born.
>           Today, the Malays are angry because the land in Penang is owned
> mainly by the non-Malays. But this is so not because the non-Malays stole
> the land but because the Malays sold it for a lot of money. It is what any
> property owner would do when the property they bought for RM100 two world
> wars ago can now fetch RM500,000 on the open market. Only a fool would turn
> down RM500,000 in profit.
>         The more the Malays scream about being left behind in Penang the
> more the Malays would look stupid and would be revealing their weaknesses.
> Back in the 1970s the government already sighed and lamented that come the
> year 2000, the Malays would still be left with nothing.
>         We can help the Malays, the government said. We can do, what you
> want us to do. But if the Malays just sell off whatever we give them, then
> come 2000 the Malays would still end up with nothing. And then the Malays
> would turn round and blame the government. The Malays would say the
> government does not care about them. They will never admit that the
> government did so much for the Malays but the Malays chose quick cash
> instead of sustaining and maintaining for the long term what the government
> gave them.
>           Say what you like about Rafidah Aziz and those many of the 1970s
> and 1980s era. They did try and they tried very hard. I should know because
> I was part of it. But we all knew that it was a futile effort. We can try to
> help the Malays to get rich. But they will not stay rich. They will sell all
> for quick cash and then will become poor again. And then they will blame the
> government because they are poor.
>           This was anticipated 35 years ago back in the 1970s. And the
> government told us this would happen. But we still tried. And now it is
> proven that the government was right, 35 years ago.
>         Today, Pakatan Rakyat is ruling Penang . But Penang was founded 224
> years ago back in 1786.
>         Tomorrow, Pakatan Rakyat would have ruled Penang for exactly two
> years. For 222 years before that it was not Pakatan Rakyat that was ruling
> Penang . But Pakatan Rakyat is being blamed for 224 years of Penang history.
>           Yes, Perkasa, the new 'Malay rights' movement headed by Ibrahim
> Ali. Ask Ibrahim Ali how much the government gave him since the 1980s. In
> the 1970s when I was already fighting for the Malays he was still a student.
> Ask Ibrahim Ali to total up everything the government gave him the last 30
> years or so. That figure should come to at least RM200 million-RM300
> million.
>           How much does Ibrahim Ali still have left? Can he even find RM1
> million in his bank account? Where did all that hundreds of millions go?
> Yes, ask Ibrahim Ali to ask himself all these questions. Then he will
> understand what happened to the Malays. What happened to the Malays is
> exactly what happened to him. He sold off everything and spent all the money
> just like those other Malays. And now he blames the Chinese because he is
> broke.

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