Thursday, August 6, 2009

Utusan Malaysia a Laughing Stock

The collective "persecution syndrome" of Utusan Malaysia is fast picking up steam, escalating to a level of near insanity.

Big chaos will ensue if no treatment is being urgently sought on these people!

This Malay daily is getting increasingly ill. For instance, it published in its Op-Ed column on Tuesday a provocative piece titled Melayu Jangan Jadi Bacul (Malays must not be cowards), in which the author expressed his exaggerated concern that the Chinese and Indians would get too powerful, resulting in the Malays having to relinquish all the key positions in the government as well as their privileges and NEP.

What made me want to laugh out loud was this:

"Serangan dan penghinaan pembangkang dan aktivis politik Cina dan India terhadap Melayu semakin menjadi-jadi. Mereka sengaja menunjukkan keberanian dan tindakan kurang ajar. Cuma mereka belum berarak dan membuka butang seluar seperti sewaktu Tragedi 13 Mei."

(The assaults and hatred of the opposition as well as Chinese and Indian political activists towards the Malays have gained momentum. They deliberately show off their bravery and acts of bad manners, only that they do not take to the street and unzip their pants as they did during the May 13 tragedy.)

"Only people suffering from terminal "persecution syndrome" could have possibly stretched their imagination to such wild extents."

Wow! Looks like the intensity of their illness has developed into an awful sex-and-violence illusion!

The author came to the conclusion:

"Anehnya ramai juga orang Melayu-Islam yang ikut benci kepada kuasa bangsa sendiri. Bangsa Melayu sudah menjadi bangsa yang tolol dan bacul."

(Weirdly enough many Malay-Muslims abhor the power of their own race. The Malays have become a cowardly race.)

I'm afraid the author is out of his mind. As a matter of fact, only people suffering from terminal "persecution syndrome" could have possibly stretched their imagination to such wild extents.

In another article titled The Malays are not aware they're despised, the rally calling for the repeal of the ISA was interpreted as the Malays being manipulated by the Chinese and Indians to hit the street to oppose the ISA meant to protect the rights of the Malays!

Good Heavens! I never knew the Chinese and Indians could have such mystical power to send tens of thousands of Malays to the street.

I was equally amazed by the new-found functionality of the ISA: to protect a particular ethnic group in this country!

Sorry, I've been exhausted by my own laughters that I could not gather any more strength to rebut the Utusan absurdities.

That level of brain anomaly has rendered any need for arguments by sensible and rational people with them completely irrelevant!

That said, I'm curious how the government people would view the words of these chaps.

Perhaps Dr Koh Tsu Koon, the minister in charge of Unity and Performance Management, should study how much Utusan has contributed towards national unity.

And those in the PM's office must also make the additional effort to understand how much the newspaper has done for the noble "1Malaysia" vision.

Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other peoples who are absolutely normal in their thinking treat Utusan nothing more than just a laughing stock. (By TAY TIAN YAN/Translated by DOMINIC LOH/Sin Chew Daily)