76-khalilibrahimuntitledoiloncanvas2006AND DO YOU, now that a calamity has befallen you after you had inflicted twice as much [on your foes], ask yourselves, “How has this come about?” Say: “It has come from our own selves,”

Verily, God has the power to will anything: and all that befell you on the day when the two hosts met in battle happened by God’s leave, so that He might mark out those who were tainted with hypocricy and, when they were told, “Come, fight in God’s cause” – or, “Defend yourselves” – answered, “If we but knew [that it would come to a] fight, we would indeed follow you.”

Unto apostacy were they nearer on that day than unto faith, uttering with their mouths something which was not in their hearts, the while God knew fully well what they were trying to conceal:

AL IMRAN (165-167) 


It pains me to see the party that fought for Malaya’s independence and established the sovereignity of the Malay people, the Malay Rulers, the Malay language and Islam their religion, being relentlessly pursued for its present incompetence.

Not only is UMNO and its leadership being slandered by the non-Malays, but what is even sadder is that the Malays themselves are repulsed by the perceived wrongdoings and mismanagement within the party and in its dealings with the greater Malaysian society.  

Malay unity which was once represented by UMNO is crumbling and will soon become obsolete. The younger generation Malays, equipped with knowledge about democracy, justice, legal and constitutional  procedures and a more equitable approach to affirmative action, are questioning every move, every action taken by the party which their fathers and grandfathers pledged allegience to for the better good of the Malays.

Even the old-world loyalists are beginning to doubt UMNO’s ability to survive the next general elections. And the Perak political impasse has only served to exacerbate these sentiments!

It’s easy to be critical and condemning (of anything)! The real challenge  for the Malays – if they are at all worth their own salt and the “ketuanan” that they valiantly defend – is to remain steadfast! 

Instead of deserting the Malay cause which UMNO has fought to establish, they should consolidate it with new insights! 

I challenged some young people to suggest a few things that UMNO must do immediately to show its seriousness in dealing with the corruption and abuses within the party hierarchy and in its business undertakings. Chief among  these is money politics in the party elections and the wheeling and dealing of UMNOPUTERA in business.

They said 3 announcements must be made immediately:




  UMNO’s credibility is hard to reestablish but I believe it is not impossible if the Malays are serious about their “maruah”!


10 Responses to “”

  1. 1 Dato Shaik Daud
    February 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    One more thing UMNO need to do and do quickly is to stop being arrogant. Even after the last GE and the huge defeat in KT they still are as arrogant as ever. Its time they learn to be humble.

  2. 2 The Ancient Mariner
    February 10, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    To my mind, the only UMNO leader worth listening to nowadays is only Ku Li but no one in the party is paying any attention to him.

    Like a ‘top heavy’ ship, UMNO is listing and will soon topple over/capsize unless they do some very drastic ballasting and getting rid of useless heavyweights.

  3. 3 ninitalk
    February 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Ku Li is an UMNO veteran who has remained steadfast apart for the Semangat 46 years!

    The new generation UMNO members and the leaders they vote in come from a breed that is quite different from the cik gu of our fathers’ generation. They believed in the Malay cause and had intellectuals like our saudara ZABA and Yusof among them to articulate and lace it with principles and integrity!

    The country’s post merdeka economic development was in its infancy and opportunities to make money were far and few between. Even then some Malays tried and members of the royal houses joined in. It needed firm Menteri Besars and Federal Ministers to curb their excesses.

    Some of the UMNO leaders of course joined in the gold rush and got very rich and arrogant!

    Some remained poor and principled!

  4. February 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I must commend you, I really must, for showing us the way re Privacy Rights.

  5. 5 klsusie
    February 23, 2009 at 12:38 am

    umno cannot change as it is alredy rotten to the core…..it will not only drag the malays down but also the non-malays.

    do not waste time to rebuild umno but the malays should move on to look for alternatives.

    while it is natural for malays to feel the country belong to them but the government should not make the non-malays feel they are fool or slaves to be taken advantage of.

    the malay should know what they want… to throw out all the non-malays and change the country’s name to malaypunya or they want a truely malaysian malaysia?

    to throw out all the non-malays, you have to behave like hitler nazis’ murderers and send all the non-malays to the gas chambers and create another large scale genocide and mass murder.

    or treat them like pariahs and slaves? ask dr. m first, for he is the champion of south african and palestinians.

    the malays have to be pragmatic and to face reality….from as far as we know malaysia’s history, the chinese and indians came to malaya when we have the first sultan.

    what we need is a continued good governance preferably a fair malay to ensure everyone in malaysia has enough to eat and happy.

    what’s the point of, keep saying singapore belongs to malaysia, malay punya, malay punya………. and end up like the palestinians.

    isn’t it good like what we are now, singapore and malaysia complimenting each others? And trying to out-do other in a friendly and progressive manner.

    one of the reason malaysia is slowly slacking behind other tiger economies is because the malay’s hearts are disturbed, the more hatred they harbor against the non-malays, the worse malaysia will perform

    they are jealous of the chinese because they seemingly better off than them but it a futile exercise…..the chinese is a compliment to the country as dr. m said they pay the most taxes…….why kill the goose that lays golden eggs.

    the chinese are all over the world and if Malaysian chinese can attract other chinese to come to visit and do business in malaysia, that will boost our economy.

    the malays are good in arts, singing and sports, the government should encourage and focus on these inner talents rather than to rigidly ‘kill’ the off the chinese and let the malay to take over………of cause there are good malay businessmen like tan sri azman and tan sri syed mokhtar albukhary, well, go ahead to provide them with expedience but not spoon-feeding those hoplessly incapable ones.

    promoting the perception that the chinese are bad and corrupt only make the malays naively feeling easier……a trick the corrupt umno leaders has mastered, always blaming the chinese for the malay’s woes.

    kuala lumpur is not build in single day, those building with square letter signboards were built on hundred years of chinese sweat and blood, they pay taxes, they never rob cheat the malays or have they? Who’s the government? Who are the prime ministers?.

    50 years of affirmative actions, the malays still feel they are losing to the non-malays, why? because the umno leaders are not honest, they won and keep wining elections by manipulation, diluting the non-malay population by allowing indonesians to come to malaysia in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and the later years, the bangladeshi, the burmese and others for money, money $$$$$, corruptions.

    they are inculcated with such narrowed mentality that they cannot lose to the non-malays, they just want to win, win and win because they are malays, the bumiputra’s not because they are truly intelligent and reasonable……..they are now almost refuse, in fact can not admit they are weak and wrong.

    when the malay leaders did wrong, good malays never voiced out, they kept quiet because if they do, they would be considered as trying to booster non-malays’ arrogance and worse of all, being termed as traitors to ones’ bangsa….hai…what a bigotted mentality.

    many malays believe the chinese were the evils, corrupting the malays, for example they blamed the Chinese for bribing the malay immigration officers and not the corrupt malay immigration officers themselves, who broke the law when they know the law. didn’t they study law to be law enforcement officers.

    We need a government that really look into problems, the malays, the indians, the chinese and others……..no point just say the Indians are poor, the Chinese are rich…..never done any proper studies.

    do proper studies, check what the malays are slacking, what‘s the chinese’s aspirations, the Indians’ hope….most non-malays know where they stand, through the years, they never protest about government allowing muslims to build mosques after mosque, almost every 5 kilo you see one, correct me if I am wrong. non-malays also avoid complaining unless tak bolih tahan like the mosque speakers being overly loud.

    non-malays are deemed anti malays and anti Malaysia when they try to protect and keep their cultures and customs, like the Chinese schools and for fighting for more university places.

    Unless the malays discard malay malaysia and accept malaysian malaysia ideology, malaysia being a multi ethnic and cultural country and willing to work hard together on equal terms with the non-malays while respecting the malays’ special position, the king and sultan, we are surely working our way to make Malaysia into a neraka on this beautiful planet which we called WORLD.

  6. 6 ninitalk
    February 23, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I appreciate very much your comments klsusie. You give a well-argued perspective on Malaysia’s racial politics and the trouble looming if we continue this combative, tit for tat stance. It’s coming to a head and, if we are not careful, will boil over sooner rather than later!

    I think all sides are equally responsible for playing the blame game which I believe stems from the feeling of insecurity as well as inequality and injustice of the races/ethnic groups.

    The only way out of the present mayhem is for all sides to stop the nonsense and to sit down and chart a common vision
    for the immediate and long term future of our beloved nation. Economic issues have to be tackled but to me, what is more important is the sincerity and commitment of all BN and PR parties to collaborate and form a new BARISAN UNITY.

    That means, klsusie, that you and I and civil society at large will have to drop our deeply ingrained biases and prejudices.

    Can we do that? I believe we can! Civil society must triumph over political groups! We must speak out as I am doing on the blog and in the mainstream media (my letters are published in The Star and The Sun). Our voices must be stronger and louder than the dissident voices on both sides!


  7. 7 klsusie
    February 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

    hi dear nini,

    many tks for the encouraging words.

    i do hope more fair minded malays like yourself will come forward to voice out the wrong-doings by the authority covering all areas.

    its being too long injustice being done upon the rakyat with our clear knowledge and no fruitful response from any quarters.

    non-malays especially the chinese have learned to accept the situation making them drifting further away from the main stream. why? look at dap, the multi racial party which called for a malaysian malaysia and exposed a lot of government misdeeds but in the end, it was pictured as a chinese chauvinist party, driving fear into the malay minds.
    (i am not a member of any party and i am a free thinker, no religion but believe the existance of a men’s creator)

    as for the malays, it was only to their interests, i presume, not to speak up as they are the main beneficiary of the present system, why spoil the party…until it comes to the end.

    the call for the setting up of Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) was never heeded by the government. we are not seeing justice being served to our satisfaction, even though the authority claims it is in the process of implementing ipcmc.

    no strong challenges when the lop-sided police force gave excuse that non-malays were not interested to join the police force and the malay society overwhelmingly bought this explaination but is it true? if it is true, then hkg police must be all sikhs, china police must be all mongolians, taiwan police using filipinos and our singapore neighbour have no chinese police man.

    i know what the malays in general are afraid of, their leaders have being warning them all these years and to me it is ok to have 100% malays in the army but you can’t have 100% in the police force as the police is a social setup to protect all races and see what happen now? there is no check and balance and the non malays never trusted that the police can be fair…

    this is only the tip of the iceberg and if the government of the day does not start repairing all the flaws now, you can rest assured, avalanche will come and malaysia would be degenerated into a pariah state.

    you are right that we should not blame each others for the situations we are in today but i feel strongly, the malays, being the no 1 race should lead in this recovery plan.

    to prove that they can lead, the malays should and willing to speak up for the minorities whenever they see injustice, they should not have agenda to make this country into a single race, single religion country but make best use of the quality of all races to make malaysia into a garden for the rest of the world, not just for the muslim brothers.

    as long as the malays remain strong and honest to their non-muslim brothers……we have the sultans, we have the king and a malay-dominated armed forces, i don’t see why malay brothers should be so paranoid as to fear being kick out of their home land.

    so before all races sit down, the malays intellectuals should stand up to speak for the truth, speak for justice and later urged the malay political party leaders to do a reality check and come up with a genuine proposal presumably acceptable to all society.

    after which , they will sit down again with the non-malays leaders to set up a united nation kind of organisation to chart a long term vision which all races should once and for all, drop all individual baggages and vigorously work toward a beautiful malaysian malaysia.


  8. 8 ninitalk
    February 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Your views are excellent and I believe workable! Thank you klsusie!

  9. 9 klsusie
    February 27, 2009 at 8:55 am

    gangsters in parliament

    bad malays will justify action

    good malays……please speak up, the authority only afraid of good malays standing up for justice.

    just my thoughts, not inviting ill feelings.


  10. 10 ninitalk
    February 27, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Definitely! Good people of all backgrounds including the Chinese and Indians and others must come forth and fight the good fight against these nincompoop gutter politicians!

    Their voices must be braver and louder, and must resonate in the mainstream media and the blogs and the urban inner cities and the rural kampung!

    Anarchy and revolt are rearing their ugly heads. They must not be allowed to mar and defeat the nation’s good name and outstanding achievements!

    Goodness must prevail! Please do your part with your networking klsusie!

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