Subject: Excerpts from Raja Petra
Emailed by a friend to me.
Last month, Umno Johor said that the greatest mistake they made was in giving the non-Malay immigrants citizenship in August 1957. Now that they have been given citizenship they show
their ingratitude by voting for the opposition. Yes, non-Malays, even those born in Malaysia, are
immigrants. And, being immigrants, they must vote Barisan Nasional. And if they do not vote for Barisan Nasional then they are ungrateful. Yes, voting is your right. This is your right according to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. Malays can vote for whomsoever
they would like to vote for because the Constitution allows them to do so. Malays, therefore, can vote for the opposition.
But, if you are non-Malay, then you must vote for Barisan Nasional because you are an immigrant. If you vote for the opposition then you are a traitor, you are ungrateful, and it was a great mistake giving you citizenship in 1957. Tun Dr Mahathir's father was born in India . But Tun Dr Mahathir can vote opposition. He can even oppose Umno like he is doing so now. In fact, he can even become the Prime Minister. He is not an ungrateful immigrant who should be sent back to India . Tian Chua, however, can't oppose Umno.
Tian Chua, whose family settled in Malaya long before the Portuguese came in 1511, is an immigrant. And if he is not happy and if he opposes Umno then> he should go back to China . And Umno Johor regrets giving Tian Chua citizenship in 1957 but does not regret giving Tun Dr
Mahathir citizenship.> Why? Because Tun Dr Mahathir is Muslim while Tian Chua is not. But if Tian Chua circumcises and takes on the Muslim name of Musa Bin Susah and marries a Malay woman, then he need not go back to China and Umno does not regret giving him citizenship
in 1957.> The Malays have a very warped view of justice.
Malays practice two standards of justice. There is one standard for the Malays and another for the non-Malays. And 90% of the tax is paid by the non-Malays and 10% by the Malays, says Tun Dr Mahathir. But 10% of the scholarships must go to the non-Malays and 90% to the
Malays. And when they propose to change this to 40% for the non-Malays and 60% for the Malays, the Malays raise a hue and cry. And they call this justice. And they say Islam is about justice. If this is an example of Islamic justice then I just shudder to think what would
happen if Muslims start becoming unjust.