The “tidak apa”Chinese in Malaysia.
Selamat Pagi Malaysia. In the last days of the Pakatan Harapan ill-fated government, then in these days of TSMY’s “back-door” Pakatan Nasional government and their handling of the Covid19 pandemic and other matters to do with Malaysia and Malaysians, increasingly what has come to light is the distancing and the “tidak apa” attitude of the non-Malay population to what is happening around them. And by non-Malay I mean to say the Chinese. An increasing number of Chinese no longer care…or as some of the Malays crows, the Chinese do not dare…. to have their say in what is happening to them and what is happening around them in Bolehland anymore. They have given up. They have said enough is enough. They will migrate. They will double down and concentrate on earning a living. They will leave government to the Malays. They say they know it is useless to do anything more to “change” the abuse and use of government by the Malays for the advantage of the Malays. All this the Chinese are now doing and loudly telling all who will listen to them that they know they are the race being targeted by this Malay government, they know that they have been at the end of some horrendous, ill-thought off and punitive government politics that has successfully made them into second class citizens. The time has now come for them to circle their wagons and look to within themselves to decide what best and how best they can “save” themselves.
I do not say that this is true of all the Chinese. What I say is that those who are of this opinion are no longer quiet. They no longer look to DAP or MCA to fight their political battles for parity with the Malays. They tell all who will listen to them, that things in Malaysia will not change. The Malay politicians are too greedy. The Malay politicians are too arrogant and too corrupt and are beyond redemption. Jakim and too many Muslims and those who are of the Islamic faith are also “going” after the Chinese and hurting them in many ways. Economically, physically and in any other way that relegates them to be a “pendatang” in a country they call their own.
For now, I will be quiet. I will not say if their “kelohan” or their lament have got merit or have not. Nor will I ask them to think of King, country and the future of Malaysia and Malaysians. All I want to say for now is that I hear them! We all hear them! All that I ask of us all to do now is to think. Think of what is happening around us. A Malaysia for the Malays, by the Malays and for no one else? What a thought! If the Chinese are comfortable with having these “tidak apa” Chinese groups within their community – then so be it. What can others do? If you are not, then maybe we should start a dialogue and “talk” among ourselves to see what can be done to make right what is surely wrong about these Chinese who call themselves Malaysians! Enough said for now. To be continued.