FMT LETTER: From Damian Denis, via e-mail
Utusan Malaysia has done it again. Their justification of BNâ€™s terrible performance was racial and totally divisive which does not help the nation building process at all after GE13. By singling out a race of people who decided to choose Pakatan Rakyat (PR) instead of the incumbent Umno-BN government they have portrayed the Chinese Malaysians as ungrateful and should be dealt with in the near future.
Why the sudden interest in Chinese only? Was it because they voted overwhelmingly for PR as though none of the other races did especially in the urban areas? Or is it because the BN caretaker government spent millions on them than the other races and hoping that the Chinese would reciprocate on polling day? Either way, it is NOT right for Utusan Malaysia or Najib to single out a particular group of Malaysians for his own failure. Yes, I say it again it is Najib’s own failure!
So, what does Utusan Malaysia wants to do now? Are they planning and scheming something sinister in this country of ours? Yes Utusan, itâ€™s either you are with us or against us. You have forgotten that it was the overwhelming Malaysians that voted for PR hence PR popular votes was much higher than BN for the first time in Malaysian history.
And you Utusan canâ€™t seem to take it, right? After all Umno is your political master for the last 50 plus years and you have been a political tool for them as well! Utusan, you have fail to grasp what Malaysian demands are! Here are several to start with:-
- We want a government that looks into the interest of Malaysians and not those of the Banglas, Indons, Myanmarese, Filipinos only. One day we might have a Benggali newspaper in this country and you Utusan could be out of job. Yes, I hope you will face your demise as the mainstream paper of this country soon as you have not been able to bear good fruits but instead rotten ones only! That goes to the other MSMâ€™s as well who have been spewing lies after lies to please your masters so that you and your board of directors could pamper yourself and be fed well like the cows of Bashan!
- We also want a government that is truly free from the scourge of corruption and incompetence which hinders our country from reaching our highest potential. Is it too much to ask? If yes, then go and tell your political masters they are not fit for the top job of this country in the first place.
- We want a government that truly represent all Malaysians irrespective of their race, religion and lifestyle orientation. Again, is it too much to ask from a ruling government for this after 56 years in power? If yes, then I believe you have overstayed your welcome in this country. Somehow I canâ€™t help but to feel that the government we are having now do not represent any of us except their cronies and a certain wife. Yup, reminds me of the many corrupt regimes of the 20th and the 21st century in Asia and Africa that must be kicked out.
- We also want a government that prides itself in promoting transparency. Iâ€™m sure Utusan has not heard of this word or pretends not to. If no, please look up in the dictionary yourself. In short we want a government that upholds free and fair election as a norm in this country instead of us struggling and fighting for it thru the streets. This is a basic need in any democracy. We also need the rule of law to be applied at every level of the government administration be it the Police, civil service and not forgetting the Election Commission (EC) as well. As of today the EC has lost all credibility of what is left of them thanks to Dr. Mahathir who started his IC Project by giving ICâ€™s illegally to foreigners in Malaysia since 1980s.
- We Malaysians want Pakatan Rakyat as our federal government. Yes, Umno-BN needs to be out for good. There is no shred of goodness that is left in them anymore. You are only fit to be trampled upon as Umno-BN has lost all their usefulness! The rakyat canâ€™t wait for the next GE and hope and pray that your demise will come sooner than later. Count your days Umno. After all, the rakyat has finish off your BN counterparts i.e. MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, etc. Umno, now itâ€™s your turn and be rest assured that the rakyat will not missed you for a minute once you are kicked out of Putrajaya! Itâ€™s just a matter of time.
Now, you have heard what we want as citizens of this country and the list above is by no means exhaustive. But I will stop here as you Utusan are too dense to understand the new way of being a Malaysian today. Yup, the list is longer than the above and Iâ€™m sure the readers will continue to share their thoughts on this matter.
Utusan, you have heard of our needs and wants as Malaysians. Now, hear out what we DO NOT WANT as Malaysians today.
- We DO NOT WANT a government that is corrupt to its core who do not know how distinguish of what is right from wrong. Umno-BN have lost their moral compass hence the result in this GE 13 proves as such. It has nothing to do with any particular race or genetics. It has got everything to do with Umno and their corrupt activities. Period!
- We DO NOT WANT the EC to be headed by the present leadership now who is not just corrupt but dishonest and unfair to all Malaysians. The EC has lost it and we the rakyat knows just too well that this unfair election practices will be continued if not â€˜enhanceâ€™ in a more spectacular way for every other by-elections or GE in the future as long as Umno-BN is in power.
- We DO NOT WANT the likes of Ibrahim Ali, Zulkifli Noordin and their Perkasa cohorts to be scot free in this land of ours. They have never represented Malaysian, whether the old or new Malaysia. They are the barbarians waiting at the gates ready to trampled our country. They and their spiritual advisor Dr. Mahathir are willing to go to any length to destroy this country just so to that their interest are protected and passed only to their next generation. Yes, they are only interested on their interest only. And if Najib canâ€™t lift a finger to shut them off then Najib should join them as well when that day of reckoning comes. And Dr. Mahathir, I hope you are still around when we Malaysians crush and defeat you and your racist group whom I suspect are suffering from some sort of inferiority complex since your Malay Dilemma days.
- We also DO NOT WANT any MSM in this country to spew lies and continue to sow hatred among Malaysians. Please stop this immediately as we the rakyat are getting fed up with your cheap and unsubstantiated news to confuse all right thinking Malaysians. We also know that you are losing your market share hence affecting your bottom line the past few years. We will continue to boycott you and we hope that one day all the MSM will change for the better to hear the voice of real Malaysians instead of those Malaysians who walks in the corridors of power and are ever willingly to sell our country to the highest bidder.
- We also DO NOT WANT UMNO-BN to continue ruling our country in such a ridiculous way which would end up Malaysia as the laughing stock of the world. We will if we do not Ubah!
Imagine this, historically our country has been known as Suvarnabhumi (Land of Gold) by the Indian conquerors. Even the Greeks has called this piece of land as the Golden Chersonese and the Chinese in those days also called it as â€˜Kin-Linâ€™ which means gold. This land is not merely a land of milk and honey but a land of gold! It is a land which would bring prosperity and wellness to all those who live here at whichever time period.
In fact, many past European colonizers were ready to go all out to fight tooth and nail to get a piece of this land which eventually enriched them and their country they came from. Today, those conquerors has been replaced by Umno and their elites and cronies has started to amass the kind of wealth which most Malaysians could ever dream off.
In addition, we are being fed with crumbs from the powers that be! Yes, it is merely crumbs (sisa-sisa) and what is our rightful has been taken away and given to Umno cronies. Instead of ‘gold’ Umno is turning our country into a perpetual junkyard!
Because of this we too need to fight tooth and nail to ensure our country is return to us. We will never give up in this battle against the evil regime until itâ€™s brought down to its knees and the rakyat rules again.
No matter how long it takes we will get there. Yup, we are almost there and itâ€™s just a matter of time before Change happens. For that, we must Press On!