Sunday, August 12, 2012

Are Chinese Malaysians Second Class Citizens?

That the Chinese Malaysians are treated as second class citizens is not quite hard to see.

We find it hard to get into the civil service. And for the few who do, promotion is hard to come by.

Our bright students also find it hard to get into the local varsities. And for the few who do, many are not given the course of their choice to study.

Many also find it hard to obtain public service scholarships.

So, many of the Chinese students are forced to go overseas on F&M (father and mother) scholarships to pursue their education.

We are also discriminated against from obtaining certain classes of permits and licences.

We have to pay for the full cost of buying a house whereas the Malays and other bumiputera community are entitled to a discount, including the rich Malay and other bumiputera fellows.

Chinese firms and companies are expected to employ 30% Malay or other bumiputera employees, but there is no corresponding requirement on Malay owned firms and companies to employ Chinese staff.

Successful applications to build places of worship like churches and Chinese temples are far and few between and all kinds of excuses are given for denying the applications.

But despite all this, the Chinese Malaysians are a successful community because of their resilience, industry and business savvy.

And although the Chinese make up only about 25% of the total population of some 28 million, we contribute some 90% of the country's income tax according to former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir whom many perceive to be anti-Chinese himself.

And for one reason or another, they will often remind the Chinese Malaysians to "balik Tiongsan" (go back to China) whenever they are wont to.

Ah....

We are not against affirmative action to help our Malay and bumiputera brothers and sisters, but surely Chinese Malaysians deserve some respect and appreciation too?

3 comments:

  1. Belajarlah bersyukur dan jadilah orang yang tidak tamak.... mengapa bandingkan kerja kerajaan sedangkan orang Melayu hanya menjadi kuli didisriminasikan di syarikat2 Cina.... kekayaan Malaysia ni milik siapa sebenarnya ? Cina bukan ? belajar dari sejarah... siapa kuli yang menjaga keamanan negara ni ? dengan keamananlah perniagaan yang dikuasai oleh bangsa Cina dapat berkembang.... percayalah orang tidak bersyukur pasti akan rugi....

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    1. Oil man, terima kasih kerana memeberi komen. Saya minta maaf lambat menjawab. Ini adalah kerana saya jarang akses e-mail saya.

      Bukan pasal soal bersyukur atau tidak.

      Tinjauan saya adalah berdasarkan hakikat - diskriminasi terhadap kuam Cina telah begitu lama diinstitusikan dan ini tidak dapat dinafikan.

      Kalau kaum cina masih berjaya, secara kerseluruhannya, ini adalah hasil kerajinaan dan keazaaman mereka tidak mahu menunduk.

      Saya mengaku bahawa dipihak swasta juga ada dikriminisi dan kebanyakannya adalah disebabkan penguasan atau kurangnya penguasan bahasa Inggeris dan/atau Mandarin. Bab kata pepatah Inggeris "Two wrongs do not a right make"

      Kalau kuam Melayu, secara keseluryhannya, adalah masih ketinggalan, siapa kah yang harus dipersalahkan? Bagi saya, jawapannya bukan susah dicari.

      Apakah pentadbiran Barisan telah gagal mengaturkan dasar dasar yang betul betulnya dapat menolong kuam Melayu?

      Apakah dasar dasar DEB hanya bejaya menolong segelintir kuam Melayu sehingga kuam Melayu yang lain hanya terpaksa menjadi kuli didiskriminaskan disyarikat2 Cina?

      Berkenaan siapa kuli yang menjaga keamanan negara, tolong bertanya pada pentadbiran Barisan. Adakah kuam Cina atau India diberi peluang tanpa didisriminasikan dan/atau dihadkan peluang?

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  2. oops! "memeberi" harus dieja "memberi" dan "kuam" dieja "kaum". Silap typo. Minta maaf.

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