Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Ugly Face of Malaysia

Below is the result of extreme discrimination and marginalisation by the BN government for too many years.

This lists covers a period of about 49 years since Independence Day in Malaysia (1957):

(1) Out of all the 5 major banks in Malaysia, only one bank is own by multi-racial, the rest are controlled by Malays.

(2) 99% of Petronas (the only one petroleum company) directors are Malays, and the former Prime Minister work as Consultant in Petronas.

(3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese.

(4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by Malays.

(5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be 'bumi status' (Malay).

(6) 0% of non-Malays staffs are legally required in Malay's companies. But there must be 30% Malays staffs in Chinese companies. And big companies in Malaysia require that a Malay hold as director status with 51% shareholder. Which this mean non-Malays own company needs to give their property to Malays. And non-Malays citizen can't really own their business.

(7) 5% of all new intake for government police, nurses, army, is non-Malays.

(8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960.

(9) 2% is the percentage of non-Malays government servants in Putrajaya (Malaysia’s main government office). But Malays make up 98%.

(10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960. Only 2 position for non-Malays in political status.

(11) 95% of government contracts are given to Malays; even it is an open tender. Non-Malays contractors tender the lower price and use better materials can't get the contract that government given.

(12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by Malay government e.g. Taxi permits, Approved permits, etc. and all the license are given to government officer families.

(13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah (north of peninsular Malaysia) had to be sold to Malays and controlled by Bernas (Government Org.) since 1980s. Otherwise, life is made difficult for Chinese rice millers.

(14) 100 big companies set up, owned and managed by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by Malays since 1970's e.g. UTC, UMBC, MISC, etc. This company now is the sole company.

(15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other Malay transport companies due to rejection by Malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses.

(16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor (South of Peninsular Malaysia) Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given.

(17) 0 non-Malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar (city in south peninsular Malaysia) bus station (November 2004).

(18) 8000 billion ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to Malays pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatization of government agencies like Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years periods.

(19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(21) 2637 Malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000

(22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, Malay schools got 96.5%

(23) while a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, and a Malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible.

(24) 100% of all public universities vice chancellors are Malays. And politics in universities are held by Malays. If non-Malays want to form a politics parties, there is no way to get approved.
(25) 5% - the government universities lecturers of non-Malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004 with the reason Malaysia Education Ministry give full support for Malays only.

(26) Only 5% is given to non-Malays for government scholarships over 40 years.

(27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under 'Look East Policy'.

(28) 128 STPM (High Study / A Level) Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired to i.e. Medicine and doctors (in 2004). Malays with no qualifying results can get into the course.

(29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% Malays.

(30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program since 2003.

(31) 25% is the Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, a drop from 45% since 1957 because government do not support non-Malays like how the government support Malays.

(32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indian population (2004), a drop from 12% since 1957.

(33) 2 millions Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago due to unfair politics.

(34) 0.5 million Indians Malaysians had emigrated to overseas.

(35) 3 millions Indonesians have migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumi's status.

(36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with 'red I/C' (a temporary identity card) and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenships compare with the Chinese and Indians.

(37) 5% - 15% discount for Malays to buy a house, regardless whether the Malay is rich or poor.

(38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what Malays villages got for rural development budget.

(39) 50 road names (at least) had been change from Chinese names to other names.

(40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government tries to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort.

(41) 0 temples/churches were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate MUST have at least one mosque/surau built.

(42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970 with full government support. No temples, no churches are built in housing estates that supported by government.

(43) 1 Catholic Church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed and was told by the Malay authorities that it must look like a factory and not like a church. Still not approved as of 2004.

(44) Publishing of the Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002).

(45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-Malays origin.

(46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had Malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less.

(47) 10 times, at least, Malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians similar to May 13 since 1969.

(48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed.

(49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racist re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted so that Chinese candidates, particularly the DAP candidates lost the election since 1970s.

(50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960.

(51) 0 elimination of, all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s.

(52) 20 reported cases whereby Malay ambulance attendance treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and Malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200.

(53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by Malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record.

(54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down Malays were seriously assaulted or killed by Malays.

(55) 12% is what ASB/ASN (Malays Own banks) got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum.

(56) The latest news about the police in Malaysia. Believed that the Malaysian police have caught a Chinese girl and punished her with her naked body posed near windows so that people (believed to be the police officers) can take video recordings of it via mobile phones. This news spread to China, and finally the Malaysian government told the public that it was in fact a Malay girl. There was no further news about the case.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Racial discrimination happens everywhere.. even in the most "political correct" countries around the world... But after all said.. generally in Malaysia the chinese community are still doing much better than the malays... The general environment might not benefit the country but the experience of one to survive and succeed in those environment should be commended and perhaps to learn from.. since when "Life is Fair"??

A Malaysian... said...

And I think your facts and figures are not that accurate .. Do you have a reference?

Azza said...

There lies the possibility of the facts and figures being inaccurate. I am however merely laying it on the table without imparting any personal opinion.

The interpretation of it is up to you :)

Anonymous said...

i would say that 80% of the 'facts' that you've mentioned are either inaccurate or misleading (while agreeing to some). some corrections:

- there's no such thing as 'malay schools'...there are only 'sekolah kebangsaan'...which is for everybody!

- low % of chinese in government services is really due to lack of interest from the chinese themselves

- you complain so much but yet the chinese are the most prosperous in the country (in average)

- the chinese or the indians could never have the same priviledges as the malays (the original inhibitants). imagine you are in their position, i bet you would do just the same. honestly, i think there's nothing (seriously) wrong with the so-called social contract in malaysia.

want to make a change? be a real malaysian, some back in live in malaysia like a real malaysian. you are definitely a smart bunch, so please don't publish such misleading article like a sour mistreated person who's lashing it all out without a real purpose.

but then again, it's just my humble opinion.