Sunday 17 July 2011

“When you arrive at a forked road, take the less traveled”.

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Please let us stop bickering and ponder for a while.

A tale of two cities
There is no better means of uniting the people than a common enemy. If one is not available then create one. Hitler has his Jews and Karl Marx his Bourgeoisie. Throughout history in time honoured manner man has created bogeyman to manipulate and control other.
Not surprisingly then the Chinese has become the bogeyman to unite the Malays. What better ways to unite them than to tell them that they are under siege and their land is being robbed?
The sad truth is that by producing this illusion and creating the disharmony the Malays are further enslaved and their progress and growth retarded. For under this myth the authority inevitably turned to failed policies and missed the real enemy - competition with the rest of the world.
Here is where the tale of two cities begins. One creates an enemy within its walls while the other unite its people to face the challenges of an interconnected world.
Under the leadership of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore has united its people to face the challenges of a competitive and borderless world, where merits and competency rule. The most competent man gets the job irrespective of race and creed. The incompetent is made competent. The weak is made strong. Enhancing skills and competency through training and education became the policy. Diversity is celebrated. Those capable are rewarded. Those weak are helped.
In contrast, Malaysia adapted a race base affirmative action that has led to free handout to the Malays. This policy bred dependency and inefficiency. Competency has no place and meritocracy is a bad word. Inevitably this policy led to wide spread corruption.
All this reminds me of Robert Frost’s words, “When you arrive at a forked road, take the less traveled”. What a difference that made.

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