Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tiada Lagi DEB

That's the headline on Utusan Malaysia today.

The new CM of Penang has denounced the New Economic Policy in running the now DAP-controlled state. They also want Petronas to fully sponsor the construction of the second Penang Bridge, that's gonna cost some RM3 billion.

What's your take on that?

Personally, I'm stunned.

I hope Penang will not become another Singapore where the Malays are marginalized. Even with the NEP, the non-Malays were somewhat better off than the Malays. What do you think will happen if they do without the NEP?

I am seriously worried.


Anonymous said...

Saya fikir Pulau Pinang, negeri Perak, Kedah, dan Selangor akan menjadikan Melayu negeri-negeri itu sama seperti Melayu Singapura.

DAP ialah serpihan PAP Singapura.
Perjuangan DAP dan PAP Singapura pun sama.

Begitulah yang menyebabkan Melayu Singapura terlalu terpinggir di tanah air mereka sendiri.

Sudahlah Melayu bawah Gerakan Pulau Pinang pun terpinggir, kini Melayu P.P akan lebih terpinggir bawah pemerintahan DAP.

Itulah, saya pun pada mulanya menyokong pembangkang(PKR,PAS,& DAP). Tapi selepas kemenangan pembangkang, saya mula berasa menyesal menyokong/mengundi pembangkang apabila ada kecenderungan negeri-negeri dikuasai pembangkang akan menjadi seperti Singapura.

Tahniah kepada Melayu dan diri saya kerana mereka dan saya telah "berjasa" membawa Malaysia dan negeri-negeri terbabit ke arah menjadi Singapura ke-2.

MrsNordin said...

Itu lah... kita orang Melayu ni kadang2 suka ambil keputusan mengikut perasaan. Sekarang apa dah jadi? Bak kata orang, "Menang sorak, kampung tergadai" (I quote this from one the letters sent to Utusan).

I'm not saying I'm happy with the present BN govt. There need to be some serious reforms. But to give away our privileges to others just like that, is totally horrific.

Well, I could be wrong... Maybe they'll fair to all, no obvious racial discrimination. But we can only hope & see, right?

Superwomanwannabe said...

I hope they treat the malays half as good as they are treated. Kalau tak they have to answer 4 years from now.

Hope said...

I think it is a wake up call for the Malays. There is a blessing in all this, I think we have, as a result of DEB (rightly or wrongly) become more and more complaicent. we took for granted things and always so emotional when things don't go our way.

Hopefully this will give us the incentive much needed.

wanshana said...

And the sad thing is (and most mind-boggling of course), after both declarations made by DAP -

* on its policies in Penang, and
* on the rejection of the new Perak MB from PAS,


MrsNordin said...


I sure hope so too.

MrsNordin said...


It is indeed a wake up call for all of us. A MAJOR one!

Like many of us here, we have been blessed with good fortune and don't care much for the political scenario in this country. We are happy toddling along thinking that we'll all live happily ever after.

But the recent turn of events has made me realised that bangsa Melayu needs to be protected in order to survive in this country.

Just wait the day when all bumi privileges are wiped out. When our kids have no more chance to enter universities, then we'll know how difficult life could be. Of course, for some people who can afford to pay for their children's education, this is not an issue. But what about those people in the kampungs? The orang2 melayu yang susah? What are they going to do?

The NEP, whether we like it or not, is there for a very valid reason. Not fair? So what? This is our country, it is our right!

It saddened me to think that some orang melayu have sold our soul to the devil. I'm just afraid that we may lose everything at the end of the day.

MrsNordin said...


Enough said. This is what happens when people don't know what they are doing and don't understand the true implications of their actions. Sigh... :(

Anonymous said...

But, the country is not supposed to belong to Malays only, it is supposed to belong to Malaysians.... and if this goes on, then we will always be guests in this country.... so, superwoman nak shake me lagi?

fulltime mom

Kmar said...


I am not so fond of politic but of course I did the follow-up. I dok baca news pasal MB Perak (kita kan org Perak?? )on the internet. Not finalised yet because the opposition parties tak sebulat suara with the candidate.. pfff... Itu baru peringkat state yang tak ´involve´ big money.

Kak Teh said...

Salam, if I may join in. I think we are living in interesting times and witnessing something very revolutionary. I have been quite apolitical but of late I have been glued to the PC reading about developments back home. Everyone seems to be asking everyone else to resign. The cyberworld has done a lot to influence the way people are thinking, in enabling them to voice their opinion.
The next time I take a flight home, I will be going back to my homeland that has changed hands and I do expect to see some positive changes. Insyallah.
Thanks for a good read.

MrsNordin said...

Hi Kak Teh,

What an honour to have you visiting my blog! I selalu juga baca your blog, tapi segan nak post any comment because yours is so top-notch :)

Anyway, I've always been apolitical too, until recently. I just hope things would change for the better. Personally, I have more faith in Khalid than Khir.... but let's just hope my wish does come true.

Take care.

Kak Teh said...

alahai mrs nordin, janganlah macam tu. I pun mulanya segan nak tinggalkan comment di sini.
Yes, let's hope for the best and whatever changes they make will benefit everyone and not just a few. I just hope this bickering will stop and they will get on with the more serious work of serving the rakyat.