Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Brain Drain

Not enough time to post- Hungry baby and hungry mummy on the loose!
It's true that BFing makes you hungry and thirsty all the time..... and it makes you look like you have Pamela Anderson's chest if you don't feed or get on the pump soon. Ah- nice.

Anyway, I looked through an old post about Malaysians and stereotypes.
Wow. Looked at the comments section and it looked like a MalaysiaKini opinions page.
Most people were talking about Malaysians who choose to migrate. Who are these Malaysians?

The comments are too long but I will post one of them here.

No brain leader said...

"Now if you followed speech about a new agenda to help bumis. So this is the way to create towering malays - just give them more handouts.

All talk was about helping, read enriching the malays. No one had the balls to talk about the Malaysian agenda. If this is what our future leaders spew, then I shed tears for my beloved country.

Much of so-called leakages of bumis allocation has not gone to other bumis but merely lost. Look at the ringgit depreciation, the loss of Proton, the debt of Perwaja, the bank write offs etc, and you get an idea where they have gone. The non-bumis benefit is marginal compared to the larger loses.

Just look at how many of the Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers reap profit from their position for personal gain, compared to few did not do it. They must be using the same pretext of some noble cause like NEP. But at the end the one benefiting is their closet cronies.

What left to Malaysians is the exorbitant car prices, high toll rate, no viable alternative public transport in cities, ever increasing water tariff etc. Who is suffering at the end? Isn't it the "rakyat" at large and bumis forming the largest portion?

Have they not considered why previous implementations failed? In fact one needs not look far to find the answers - CORRUPPTION and ABUSE of POWER leading to cronyism and nepotism.

A simple solution is to implement an independent judiciary, answerable to parliament and freedom of the press as a starter.

Instead, Umno is asking for more privileges. Who are the main beneficiaries? So long as Malaysia's resources are plentiful, the non-bumis as scapegoats, the use of religious fear factor works on the rakyat, Umno will continue to call the shot.

Unfortunately there is not enough resources to satisfy the greed of Umno, the rakyat will remain poorer while the rich get richer.

For non-bumis, their ultimate aim is going abroad. Those left behind, well, the left over will join the poor including the bumis in Malaysia. Thus denying Malaysia the skill and wealth of the emigrating Malaysians.

Don't forget the call for more help, enriching the malays are actually for Umno, selected few and cronies! Not all the malays!

Do read them carefully and not counting it as every malay or Malaysian! Because of this nature of speech don't count it as "for all malays" and a case for you to bombast the innocent malays!

With all the multibillions and hundreds of millions of ringgit contracts going to the Umno bumis and crony companies, with all the Approved Permits (APs) going to the bumis (almost), with all the banking licences going to the bumis (almost), with all the big Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) coming under the control of the bumis, with all the government jobs (almost) going to the bumis, with all the petrol stations, transport licenses going to the bumis, etc, etc.

Perhaps one reason that Umno Youth perceived that the bumis are not faring too well in the economic field is that the wealth that is now in their hands is not well shared out, and is concentrated in the hands of a small number of elite and crony bumis.

If you look at the number of government contracts going out to bumis is really discriminating against the non-malays.

Until now, I have not heard of one malay who has the courage to admit, that about 90% of the government projects and assistance that went to help the malays has gone to waste - huge squandering and wastage.

It is the reason why they are not being respected by other races.

That is their huge weakness. No matter how much monetary assistance you give to the malays, somehow or rather it doesn't improve their character and attitude towards work. It doesn't improve their knowledge on any business they are in.

Their business ethic is the lowest among Malaysians. Their wealth will never improve. Later down the road, they will be spending most of their money if not all on material gain rather than on building values, skills and knowledge.

That is why, 90% of the student scholarships, or 90% of the government projects goes to them, has gone to waste. They didn't take the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills but merely for material gain.

They have no confidence in themselves after so many years of independence. No confidence and faith in themselves to do their best and compete in the world. None at all.

Because most of the time, they spend their money and time on politics, and material gain. I would say malays place more importance on the form rather than on the substance.

Look at the amount of protocol they have to follow in their daily life. Most of it is not practical at all.

In short, we are stuck in medieval concept of balance of conflicting interest rather than those about moving forward to be become one.

So long as we are stuck in such medieval thinking, so long as we will be paralyzed by our fears and insecurities, and honestly second-rate as a nation."

Why can't the nation's leaders LISTEN? If I were a CEO I'd be heavily reliant on market surveys and customer feedback.
Why don't you have any opinion polls? Is it because you don't care what people think?

Or is it because you want to tell people what to think because you think people don't know how to think for themselves?
That last question is very typical of old-school politics in Malaysia.

That post was in the beginning of 2005. We're in mid 2008.
Anwar faces sodomy charges again.
It's all still the same old, same old again.


Antares said...

Hey, thanks for swinging by my blog, implosion. I've seen your comments there before and I think we even exchanged a few remarks, but you were a bit reticent to reveal more... and now I see that same reticence reflected in your choice of text colors - you've got things to say but don't wish to say them too loudly, so you opt for almost invisible text colors :-) Pardon my poking my nose into your blog affairs, but I like your vibes and it's frustrating to visit a blog and see no sign of the blogger! Don't mind me and my kaypohness :-)

implosion said...

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I must have look at your blog again to see that conversation we had!

I dont mind the kaypo-ness at all actually. All my own choices there- I don't fault anyone else for their choices. :)

Will drop by again soon! Take care.

implosion said...

But I'm taking the colour scheme advice onboard though. Thanks. :)