In Dr M's latest posting on his blog, http://chedet.co.cc/chedetblog/2010/08/is-meritocracy-racist.html, he again pulled in our MM Lee for special mention, which is of course not unusual of him. To strike a salient point, I copied a comment posted by one of his blind followers who himself (or so he claimed here) was a MARA scholar, a beneficial of Dr M's loop-sided NEP. For a scholar like Milsha to have written such a 'great masterpiece' in English language, i.e., greatly spells the sorry state of NEP in the bolehland. Read on for a good laugh...
Posted By Milshah (one of Dr M's blind followers who must have worshipped him like GOD)
Assalamualaikum Tun and Selamat Berpuasa,
Is meritocracy racist? It is racist when it is being used as an excuse for one race to become dominant over all the other races. For example, Singapore supposedly practice meritocracy. But we can see the economy, the military, the government and everything under the Singapore Sun is being controlled by only 1 race, the Chinese. The Malays Singapore is being sidelined to extent they have no role to in the nation building in Singapore. Of course no one talks about this, so long as meritocracy is being devotely practiced. On the other hand, Malaysia has NEP, but we can see the cabinet ministers are multiracial, we see the corporate leaders are multiracial, even our military and police force is multiracial. Most of the top 10 most richest Malaysian are non-Malays. So who is being more racist? Singapore or Malaysia?
We talk about Singapore because that is what some (or most?) Malaysian Chinese want Malaysia to be. Practicing "meritocracy" but opening the possibility of everything being controlled by 1 race. As Tun mention, maybe meritocracy is being used as an excuse to control everything by 1 race, as happened in Singapore.
There are some successful Malays. Some of them has become successful lawyers, owning the big or large law firms, some of them has become successful bankers and corporate leaders. I am sad that some of these Malays support meritocracy without fully understanding the implications to the country. They only look at themselves, once successful, suddenly meritocracy is the name of the game. Ironically, these successful Malays only called for meritocracy when they are at the top of their game. When they first started out in the corporate world or when they first wanted to enter university, there was no mention of meritocracy. The government, in the quest to create a successful Malays to balance the economic inequity among the races, has helped them become what they are today. They are burning the bridge that they used to become successful so that future generation Malays may not use the same bridge. If this is not selfish (some would say treacherous), I do not know what is.
I am a Malay and had benefited from the NEP, being a Mara scholar. Therefore, I feel duty bound to help my fellow Malays who are still struggling to become successful in their own country. The makcik, pakcik from the kampung. They are proud I am one of the successful Malays as most malay youths in the kampungs are still drug addicts. The Malays has still a long way to go to become successful. I would have hoped the succesful lawyers, bankers and corporate leader to look at their fellow malays in the kampungs before talking about meritocracy. Remember your roots. How you become as you are now.
1Malaysia can still be a reality. The problem is the inequity among the races. Most houses, banglos, mansions in the city belong to the Chinese. Most businesses belong to the Chinese. Even the in the private sector, even though the chairman is Malay, the middle management and front liners are mostly Chinese. The Malays are at the exact opposite. So how do we balance this imbalance? Either make the Chinese poorer to match the Malays, or help the Malays increase their livelihood to match the Chinese. Tun Razak know about this and that was how the NEP was formed. Instead of taking what the Chinese own, he chose to increase the livelihood of the Malays so that hopefully, it will match the Chinese and balance the equation.
Once that is done, once everyone is on equal footing, only then can 1Malaysia be a reality.