The Malaysian Insider - 8 March 2010
Malay nationalist group Perkasa warns that the Chinese community will use the next general election to take over the country.
Perkasa feels that the last general election weakened the Malays and empowered the Chinese community.
Dr Zubir Harun, director of Perkasa’ economic bureau, who was at the Malay Consultative Council’s (MPM) round-table discussion, said during his presentation that a divided Malay community will empower the other races.
According to delegates at the discussion and documents received by The Malaysian Insider, Perkasa wants the New Economic Policy (NEP) to be the “spirit” of the New Economic Model (NEM).
“Perkasa believes that disunity among the Malays has weakened Umno, causing the non-Malays to be more vocal in their demands. They say that the Chinese are also blackmailing the government to give in to their demands by threatening to vote for Pakatan Rakyat,” said one of the delegates.
Zubir also said that Perkasa is worried that the New Economic Model will have a Chinese agenda.
“The Chinese people feel that the next general election is the best opportunity for them to gain power in this country.
“This is why Chinese NGOs, such as Ziong Dong and Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce, are using this chance to make demands of the government. If their demands are not met, then they will vote Pakatan Rakyat who are willing to give everything to the Chinese,” he elaborated in his presentation.Zubir added that the Malays have “sacrificed” for the country by allowing “the immigrants” to live in Malaysia.
People would find it very offending for the hardlined stance that Perkasa chose to take by whacking others and say that the Chinese will take over next election. This whole thing is absolutely utter rubbish and it is meant to make a fool out of people particularly those in the heartland rural areas.
This is a classic case example of Projek Pembodohan Melayu - or Malay Stupidity Project, by injecting the myth that the Chinese will do kill Malays and blah blah blah. It is actually a pipe dream, something that does not exist in reality. It is merely a fairy tale, meant to scare people out like ghost stories that people here decades ago.
It will still be the same thing as the present NEM, with nothing to change about significantly.
The claim that Chinese will take over Malays in general election by numbers is illogical since it has been established that around 60% plus minus or approximately 17 million Malaysians are Malays. Doesn't make sense for the others to take over, apart from this to spook people, hoodwink people and make a fool out of them.
Of course the word of caution of not letting the prices determined by the market is logical since letting them do so means letting EHMs whacking the country for money and making Malaysia, if not controlled something that Greece is facing today.
Then again, Zubir should know that Malays too come from other parts of Asia as well, like Minangkabau, Java, etc...what, you yourself don't know that you're descended from emigrants too?