I don’t like to blog about things when they just occur, partly because I’m lazy, mostly because everyone else blogs about it when a story is fresh and then stop and move to the next story.
I like to blog about things after the dust is settled, when are the facts are clear, and everyone has had a chance to speak. That gives me a clearer vision of things and hopefully a better understanding.
What I don’t get is why people throng to blogs who continuously jump from one topic to another, Malaysians are famous for forgetting. We never remember things because we continuously looking for something new. We never focus on a problem till it’s solved, instead we move from one to another, and the media (including bloggers) are mainly to blame.
Altantunya, went from front page news to a mere mention in today’s newspaper. Permatang Pauh and Saiful are top of everyones conversations, but Sharlinie is still missing. UiTM held huge student protest throughout the country, but the Hindraf 5 are still detained. 300 Muslims, mainly from PAS and UMNO, held a strong protest outside the Bar Councils forum, then they shouted racist slurs and insults, and yet no one is charged. The police remain silent, while holding roadblocks that create Jams stretching more than 2 hours.
First to PAS.
Next about PAS, you need to read the PAS-linked websites like tranungkite. It truly is the dumb website, but you need to read it to get into the core of what PAS members really think like. I voted for PAS in the last election, let me make it clear…I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THAT FUCKING PARTY EVER AGAIN.
Look at this article here, entitled Semua Hindu Bangunlah, and it outlines a book with 12 things Hindu should do to ‘oppress’ Islam.It basically is nothing more than a hate-spreading email, that PAS thought was good enough to be published on tranungkite. The stupidity is just beyond me, it just outlines the insecurity among them. I will say, viewing the comments, not many members believe it, BUT someone believed it enough to post it and that speaks volumes.
While the article is stupid, and believing in the article is just dumb, look at this comment:
Hmmm….semua agama menitik beratkan perpaduan dan keamanan…so.. aku yakin nie adalah taktik keham yahudi memecahkan perpaduan dan keseimbangan perhubungan antara Muslim dan Hindu….tak kata tak boleh percaya….tetapi sekadar berhati hati bolehlah…
Traslanted, I believe all religions emphasize Unity and Peace, I’m convinced this is a Jewish Ploy. Do they know that Judaism is a religion, and a religion that Islam is based on? That’s like saying, don’t be a racist you bloody Chinaman. How the Irony escapes them is truly amazing, I suppose this person is a UiTM graduate.
How do I know tranungkite is Pas Related, well I read in a blog before, but the links on their website point to WebTV PAS, and NO2UMNO without any further reference to any other political parties. So in conclusion, I will never in my life vote for PAS. They’re nothing more than power hungy idiots all under the pretense of a religious party, they are Prime Minister Wannabe party will sooner or later fade into oblivion.
Education Malaysia is a great blog that focuses on just education. While I don’t agree with some of the approaches they take, here is a good article on the VC of UiTM. Which brings us to the question of Why aren’t students in Malaysia allowed to join political parties, but VCs are allowed to be UMNO-Lifers.
This UiTM thing is blown out of proportion. Firstly no Non-Malay in their right mind would want to attend a school full of racist. Last count 5,000 Malays didn’t want them there, also in the last count Every Chinese and Indian I know , feels UiTM ranks bottom rung among the Universities in this country. Why would I want to attend the lowest grade University in Malaysia? So UiTM students may say, we have leaders from our Alumni…..SHOW ME , I really don’t know any leader of any caliber from UiTM. At the end of 2006, UiTM had 3,278 unemployed Graduates (link here). The only reason I would want to go there is only if I wanted to waste governments money and be unemployed, it’s hard to be unemployed with a proper degree, but UiTM students are innovative enough to do it.
So why make such a fuss, it’s like Malays complaining there is no quota for Bah Kut Teh shops in Klang. Even if we gave it to them, they won’t use it. So why are the non-malays complaining. I’m not complaining. What I will complain about is that the government NOT use any of my tax dollars to subsidized Mara students. I worked hard for my money, and I don’t want to see it wasted on a University that generated 3,278 unemployed graduates . Remember the number of 3,728 , because of the 3,278 ALL of them were Malay. Which may spark the question, are Malays were they are because of economic/social factors, or merely because a lot of them go to UiTM and UUM? I genuinely think it’s the latter, I know many smart Malays and work under 2 Malay bosses in my life, so I’m not disrespecting Malays, just UiTM. I believe that the average Malay in UiTM would benefit tremendously from having a diverse campus rather than one that is mono-racial.That being said, I believe the average non-malay would be disadvantage in that campus, because places like UKM, UM, UTM and USM are better places to be.
I do know one Malay Friend, who never passed Add Maths in school, and was generally the dumbest guy in class, but was accepted to do Electrical and Electronics Engineering in UiTM. Which speaks volumes of the standard of the University.
I do have one quarrel with the writers of Education Malaysia. Today in Malaysiakini , Kian Ming said that the statement by the Selangor Menteri Besar was “unnecessary honesty”. This has to be condemned. I’m no friend of Khalid, but I’d take a honest person of a politician anyday. Honesty is always necessary. I must admit, I don’t subscribe to MalaysiaKini, and haven’t read his whole post, but I am uncomfortable with the term unnecessary honesty, as it implies that honesty is somehow unimportant. The only problem with Khalid is he capped it at 10%, if you’re going to risk it, why not just put it a much more realistic level of 50% or better yet, no Quota at all and everything on merit. Khalids honesty has to be commended rather than analyzed from a political sense.
Speaking of honesty, I read this article on UiTMs website, and I quote from the very end of the artivle “Ibrahim said 80 per cent of the chief executive officers of plantation companies and 52 per cent of the total number of professional accountants in the country were UiTM graduates”. Not saying anything, but as far as I could tell, I couldn’t find a single public listed company in the plantation sector with a UiTM grad as it’s CEO. Remember, he says CEO of plantation companies. There’s only a handful of public listed companies that are in the plantation sector, and any of those having a Chinese CEO automatically disqualifies the possibility of a UiTM education.
These are the CEOs of a few plantation companies in Malaysia. If really 80% were from UiTM, then I definitely would have found one by now. Unless his definition of a plantation company is a garden behind your house, and his idea of a CEO is jobless graduate planting vegetables, then he has a case. I’m highly skeptical on the numbers, I won’t call him a Liar, until I find complete proof, but you judge yourself.
Asiatic: Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Definitely not from UiTM)
IOI Corp: Lee Yeow Seng (educated in Kings College)
Kuala Lumpur Kepong: Dato’ Seri Lee Oi Hian (Definitely not from UiTM)
Batu Kawan : Not sure who the CEO is, but the 2 Malays on it’s board of directors either went to Harvard or UM.
TradeWinds: Chan Seng Fat
IJM Plantations: Dato’ Tan Boon Seng @ Krishnan (definitely not from UiTM)
United Plantations: Ho Dua Tiam (definitely not from UiTM)
Bousted Holdings: TAN SRI DATO’ LODIN WOK KAMARUDDIN (Univeristy of Toledo)
So how come he’s so confident the 80% of plantation companies in Malaysia come from UiTM?
Which really begs the question, why is the government wasting money on UiTM? When it can waste money on so many other projects like an UMNO Assembly, submarine purchases and more of those ‘Economic Corridors’ . If really wanted to waste money on jobless graduates, it should at least waste it on the Chinese and Indians as well, it really is inefficient to waste money on just 60% of the population, when it can really spend those petro-dollars on Chinese and Indians as well.
That’s my 2 cents, don’t spend it all in one place.