Tuesday 3 November 2009

Clear & Present Danger...for the Chinese in Malaysia.

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How Lee Kuan Yew Sees M'sia in 20 Years' Time
From: Estrelita Soliano Grosse 
View Contact To: The Clear and Present Danger Opinion 2009-10-21 19:06 

If the Doomsday prediction never comes true, New Zealand will remain as picturesque after a hundred years, with cows and goats roaming all over the country sparesely populated by humans. A hundred years later, Singapore 's foundation will remain rock solid. The tiny city-state will continue to lure new immigrants, and many new-generation Singaporeans will see their lineages traced back to those of migrants. 

How about Malaysia a hundred years from now? Lee Kuan Yew did not seem to see things that far. He only set his sight 20 years later. He said all constituencies in Malaysia would be dominated by the Malays in 20 years' time, and the leadership in this country would value the Chinese population less and less. The Chinese population would continue to slide, he added, not because of the pathetically low fertility rates among the Chinese in this country, but because those who could afford would have sent their children overseas, who would decide not to come back. "

And those migrating to Malaysia will be from Islamic states, making the country's Islamisation inclination more and more pronounced." Statistics don't lie, and the current political and social ecosystems are not here without a reason. 

MM Lee's predictions are by no means novel. But his well-thought remarks have touched the hearts of many a Malaysian. If this is what the country should look like 20 years from now, we can imagine Chinese Malaysians to be like apes in a forest sanctuary a hundred years down the road, where we need to sharpen our eyesight to carefully scan through the entire swathe of forest before we can catch a glimpse of one or two of them. That comparison is, most certainly, exaggerated, but I really hope we will not be reduced to a rare species by then. 

The ratio of Chinese population in this country has been on steady decline over the decades; so has their political status here. Very soon, they will be completely engulfed by the powerful waves of aggressive Islamisation. This is the pessimistic side of the outlook of their destiny. But Chinese Malaysians cannot afford to go on this way, and wait helplessly for such a destiny to befall them. They have to take the initiative to accentuate their own strengths and be in firm control of their own fates before they can divert such a predestination. The next ten years will be key to the future destiny of Chinese Malaysians. If the country's policies get more and more ethnically-oriented and religiously inclined, the future of Chinese community is well within our imagination, and Chinese Malaysians will exit the country in droves. 

On the other hand, if community-centric ideologies get diluted, conflicts between mainstream and minority races get thinned down, the common Malaysian identity gets consolidated, and the spirit of secularity stays very much relevant, then Chinese Malaysians will have a much more promising future here. So will Malaysia . Whatever happens to this country or our society, the most important element for new-generation Chinese to secure a place in this land, will be their very own competitiveness. In this age of globalisation, when national boundaries are increasingly obscured, people will find a greener pasture beyond our shores if our internal conditions remain this bleak. We cannot afford to talk about what will happen to us a hundred years from now. We need to buck up and fight for our near-term opportunities. 

Meaningless and unnecessary squabbles, like the one currently taking place within MCA, will only serve to bog down the pace of the Chinese community further, blurring their vision of the clear and present danger. What the Chinese community urgently needs right now is high-calibre and farsighted leadership, not one engrossed with endless infighting. (By TAY TIAN YAN/Translated by DOMINIC LOH/Sin Chew Daily) MySinchew 2009.10.21


  1. Not only the non-bumi are emigrating, the bumi that were sideline are also joining in droves.

    All these people make it better in host country. They have talents, they work hard in conducive environment, and they make something out of their life. After their success, those goons want to lure them back. What a joke ?

    ... Just another malay below UNMO radar

  2. This assumes that we are talking about the "Chinese" versus the "Malays". If you take everyone as Malaysians, then where is the problem?

    Singapore has similar problems on the opposite scale, where the "Malays" feel oppressed by the "Chinese".

    In the end, the grass is always greener on the other side.

  3. It's not Chinese versus Malays, its Islam, not religion, but Islam and Islamization, that is it, right Mr Kuan Yew?

  4. UMNO doesn't use Malays to strengthen itself, UMNO uses Islam to expand itself, not because UMNO loves Islam so much but because Islam makes more people Malays by definition. The constitution defines Malays as anything but Islam, UMNO takes the easy way out by defining Islam as its source of power. Islam first, never mind PAS and UMNO for UMNO and PAS can always be settled down by Islam.

    It is very difficult to make the Chinese and Indians to support UMNO because Islamophobia is thick in them.

    But then it is no guarantee that Islamization can sustain UMNO forever when even if we are all Malays and we are all Islam, we will fight this evil UMNO.

    So stay with us brothers.

  5. Yo, Chinkies.

    You will not be missed, if you leave. Your gandaddy left China long time ago. You are luckky that this place gave safe abod for your mama and papa to breed, and you get to keep China name. Otherwise it will either be TomYum or JawoLim.

    So, whats the big deal about living MALAYsia. Do like what your grandday did, Go away...

  6. Lee Kuan Yew has always have this myopic views on other races and not only the Malays. He once called Australians "white trash".

    Unfortunately for Malaysia, UMNO chose to use Islam to bait the Malays into its political game of one up-man-ship against the Chinese and Indians.

  7. Similar discussion here :


    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Some 700 million people worldwide, or more than all the adults of North and South America combined, think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence and want to permanently move to another country, a poll showed Tuesday.

    Residents of sub-Saharan African countries were the most likely to want to move abroad permanently, the polls conducted in 135 countries between 2007 and this year by Gallup showed.

    On average, 38 percent of the adult population in sub-Saharan Africa, or around 165 million people, said they would up stakes and head for another country if they had the chance.

    The most popular destination was the United States, where nearly a quarter of the 700 million -- around 165 million people -- said they would like to settle.

    In joint second were Britain, Canada and France, each being named as the preferred destination of around 45 million people.

    Thirty-five million said they would go to Spain, 30 million to Saudi Arabia, and 25 million each to Australia or Germany.

    The least likely to want to emigrate were Asians -- only one in 10 Asian adults said they would move to another country.

    Nearly 260,000 people aged 15 years and older were surveyed, either by phone or face-to-face, for the poll, which has a margin of error of around five percent.

    MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73