Last week, we were presented with a 'request' by the DAP MP Prabakaran for a Tamil University, just like UiTM for the Bumiputra:
Under the auspices of, and underpinned, by British Imperialism, Malays make up 6.7 % of the population of Tamil Nadu (i.e., the same share as the Indians in Malaysia). After nearly 100 years of working, residing and prospering, they suddenly demand their own University - after decades of having their own Malay language school maintained by the Government (just like Tamil Schools in Malaysia). What would be the reaction of the majority Tamils? And, for that matter, the reaction of the Adivasis - India's notoriously oppressed indigenous tribal groups?
Just for comparison, and if this may help to mollify the expectations of Mr Prabakaran and his comrades, Malays (the Bumiputera) in Singapore make up 13.6% (twice that of Indians in Malaysia) of the population. As yet we have not heard of any cry, much less a demand for a Malay University or even their own Malay language school!
So 13.6 % of the population in a neighbouring country have no choice but to suppress their socio-educational desires, while Malaysia's 6.7 % in Malaysia Baru are strutting their arrogations and pushing back the goalposts.
Our datuk-nenek from long ago would describe this as Kaduk Naik Junjung. In Malaysia Baru we seem to find this propensity thriving and shoving from the nation's Mr 6.7% and Mr 22.6%!
|Kaduk naik Junjung in my backyard|
We may wake up one morning and discover MALAYSIA BARU/BOLEH has turned into MALAYSIA BOLIAU (no more, finished) and MALAYSIA ILEK.
This country has troubles enough. Too many people have forgotten where they came from and how they got to be where they are in Malaysia. They take their well-being and safety for granted. As for their wealth and material comfort, they never seem to have enough.
Aiyaah, you so lucky one - CHIAK BUAY LIAO (eat until cannot finish).
To compound this, many people (and especially our urban elites) seem to be increasingly infected by a virus from the West - a virus called Victimitis and MeTooism. It's become a global phenomenon amongst the already comfortable: everybody is now a victim. Nobody wants to talk about their blessings or their responsibilities - only their self-entitlement and the ethos of "beggar thy neighbour".
Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.