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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

RPK Malay Ketuanan Melayu Addiction

This is one of the most impactful video that Raja Petra Kamarudin has made where he talked about how his teacher taught him to swim, his experience at 2 Kuala Terengganu PIPG (Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru or PTA, Parent Teacher Association) and the Malays.

RPK first described how when he first joined the MCKK (Malay College Kuala Kangsar), his teacher separated the students into two groups, those who knows how to swim and those who don't. Those who can swim were placed at the shallow end of the swimming pool while those who don't were placed at the deep end. His teacher ordered RPK to jump into the pool but RPK refused.

"If you don't jump now, I will kick you into the pool". RPK jumped. He sank to the bottom of the pool, bobbed up, help up by the hair and asked again, "Now do you know how to swim?" No was the answer, the teacher let go and he sank again, and this was repeated a few times. In desperation, RPK paddled and probably somehow kept afloat. "Now do you know how to swim?" and finally the answer was "yes."

Then RPK described about his involvement with the Kuala Terengganu National Primary schools' PIBG. It seemed a vast majority of the very young students were Malay while the Chinese went to the Chinese vernacular schools. It seemed many students there were involved with drugs, starting with cough mixtures and then graduating to harder drugs like ganja. He wondered how the students were able to afford the frequent RM10 for the cough mixture as their parents were mostly low salaried workers and found out that it was given by the drug pushers gratis (free). It was only when they got addicted that payment were demanded and when the students were unable to pay but desperately need the drugs for their addiction, they were then recruited as new drug pushers and the cycle went on.

What connections does that have with the Malays? Well, RPK equated the drug pushers with UMNO and the drug with Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy). The Malays were told that they could not swim and gave them life jackets (drug) and became so dependent on UMNO and government assistance now that they cannot survive on their own.

It seemed the Malays have become so dependent that they are prepared to spill blood to maintain UMNO in power. That is an extremely sobering thought and observation. What is the future of Malaysia then?

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