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Mar 13, 2022Liked by Murray Hunter

Well presented indeed. How come Malaysian sociologists and economists and political scientists neglect to reveal these issues to their own public. Where is the university today? Aren't they the "concerned citizens"? Where is the Majlis Profesor Negara (MPN). Obviously they are part of the problem, not the saviour of their own downtrodden people. When will they rise?.So-called scholars have abandoned a deeper understanding of the deeper and true roots of poverty in the country. They have blended in with the the manipulative elites in their own political parties, posing as "analysts" and cerdik pandai' but offering mo real solutions. More investigative studies of the 'real' social structure must be done and exposed urgently. Otherwise, the country and its leadership are simply wasting more and more financial resources in perpetuating the feudal structures that truly in reality the fate of the down trodden sections of the larger community.

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Mar 13, 2022Liked by Murray Hunter

Can i have the permission from the person who wrote the above long article on malays being 2nd class on own country to transform the above into ebook. I can be contacted at 0192891954

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And the non Malays are "classless" in their own country, with complete shut out from the civil service and favoured less than foreign workers for job opportunities at every industry. Didn't touch on that..

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The malay politicians and malay elites make ordinary malays as second class citizens. Cronyism, corruption and abuse of power by these malay b*****ds make the rural malays poor and subservient to the rich and powerful. Time for malaysian voters to reject Umno and BN.

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One important problem with Malaysia today is the dire lack of a phalanx of real Malay elites who are World-class and urbane. Without real Malay elites, the non-Malay elites can only twiddle their thumbs according to the revered Constitution. I have seen 3 Generations of real Malay elites self-immolated. Beginning with the BMF Generation 1970-1981 followed by the Renong Generation 1981-2003 and the 1MDB Generation 2004-2022. A democratic Government cannot be ruled by politicians only because they are always busy and have no time to think and ponder. Many thick layers of real Malay elites are required to bolster the general administrative competency and efficiency of policies and their implementation of a government. The politicians are the decision makers not the elites who turn the wheel. Malaysia's problem is the dire lack of real Malay elites to understand, study, process and utilize the purported billions of US Dollar investments coming our way ! The Talent Corp recruited no talents because there are none. Elites are built up over generations and protected accordingly. A good example is India which not only kept the English language but enhanced it as well in the education centres of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta and the Dehra Dun and Mussoorie hub. India's 350 millions English speaking Indians form the bulwark of real elites to challenge the World today and the future. India's development of her elites is one of the finest today ! Thanks to her Leaders beginning with Gandhi and Pandit Nehru ! Both spent time overseas in their pursuit knowledge.

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Just based on what little research I've done here so far, Malays appear to be in some ways 3rd class citizens, for reasons cited above, and what appears to be so-called "neo-liberal" economic practices by the disproportionately wealthy within their own ethnic group. https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/321081 Trying to find a graph of "average" incomes by ethnic/racial group here is problematic, given "mean" averages are typically used, when median and/or mode (measures of central tendency) would be much more accurate. Also, tragically, I have seen the effects of Islam used as a form of selective punishment for some Malays (reacting naturally to social injustices), creating a sizeable class of those who can act like perfect Muslims in its external forms when necessary for public appearances, while behaving exactly the reverse in their ordinary lives. Being a solution oriented kind of person, I can suggest several ways to foster unity and greater social and economic mobility within and between ethnic and income groups, and will hopefully (Inshallah) in the near future float some of those ideas, though resistance is highly probable. Simultaneously, I'm working on several other things at the same time, for example foreign discriminatory practices exacerbating inter-ethnic bias and conflict here...

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Raja raja chola king shd hve taken this Land . Then , tghe Q of Bumi, lingo from Tamil , remains n Malay indeginous would hve bcome a lost identity

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This article has hit the nail on the hraf

Very hppd

But don't forget if this is the case with poor Malays the what about the Chinese and especially Indians. It is time for the present government o look these matters seriously and urgently and act without bias to put things RIGHT.

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This is the hard truth everyone need to read im so upset when will our people wake up to not be fooled by the people who promised to be their savior but constantly abandon them during their hardships..

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Well observed, but the truth is truly inconvenient.

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How many psychologists are required to change a light bulb?

None. The light bulb has to want to save itself.

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We will chase those who cannot or find it unsafe n call themselves the owner of this land. 100 yrs to come. This community never rise. Only 6 feet land is urs. Safe ur kind first n before even think of belittling others. This js a ambarrasing community.

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The rich Bumiputras are 1 sf class . The poor 2 nd class . Who makes policies, decision of the majority Malay population . How come they are 2 nd class?

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The 60+ rule by UMNO/BN has successfully turned Malays into one of the insecured race in the world. Every top posts must be a Malay otherwise the Malays will be trampled. In return you have a system that is riddled with corruption from the bottom right to the top.

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This proves yet once again that the way forward is to institute targeted institutional assistance irrespective of race and religion. I trust that Anwar is on the right track in resolving this discrimination.

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This article has hit the nail on the hraf

Very hppd

But don't forget if this is the case with poor Malays the what about the Chinese and especially Indians. It is time for the present government o look these matters seriously and urgently and act without bias to put things RIGHT.

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