A New Way Of Apologising

Our youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin explained he has no intentions of hurting feelings when he said that non-Malays would take advantage of a weak UMNO. But he did not make an apology.
Our neighbour Lee Kuan Yew apologised for the discomfort he caused when he said that Chinese are marginalised in Malaysia, but our leader said it’s not an apology.
That’s the way to go about doing things nowadays isn’t it?

Special thanks to Brandon Juan, for agreeing to appear in this sketch

I get a lot of e-mails from people requesting my help everyday. Normally it’s the usual stuff like blogging, travel tips and so on. But last week, I got an e-mail from a chick (and a pretty hot one too), asking me if I know of any girls who might be interested in Female-Female Casual Relationships.
Whoa! Suddenly kennysia.com becomes a Personals ad page for lesbians. If you are a female, Chinese, lives in KL/Singapore and likes papayas instead of bananas, then shoot me an e-mail at im@kennysia dot com and I’ll hook you up with your new girlfriend.

166 Replies to “A New Way Of Apologising”

  1. Hmm… I think I received an email from a friend with regard to this topic as well and I filed it in my Leisure folder. I guess I should dig it out and check what’s the content…
    Btw, FIRST!

  2. Good one, Kenny… Makes people think THRICE these days. The way some people are shooting off their mouth in the most uncouth way makes one think:- first world image but third world common sense?

  3. Kenny, maybe you should create a site for lesbian and gay since there are so many plp asking you for the ‘service’

  4. That’s called Politic… Playing with words to fool the people. This technic can be effective during the 50-60th but definatey not now 2006 coz people ain’t that stupid anymore Most can undrstand what hiding behind…

  5. Fortunately I have a liking for papayas rather than bananas. Too much pottasium will ruin your immune system. Bananas are too filling anyway. Love the hawaiian papayas, so sweet they are.

  6. Well, I am a Singaporean, so it is normal for me to side Mr LKY 😛 This story tells us something, should we just mind our own Singapore business? Or should we also care about other Chinese in other countries as well? Of course, we can live in a selfish way by just caring about our lives, our families and our country. It is up to the Chinese in other countries to voice up for themselves.

  7. haha funny sketch
    kinda reminds me of the batman series where they have lots of those KICK! SLAP! THUD! BANG! hahaha

  8. I think that’s the old way of apologizing… lol
    i still remember i got hit with plastic bottle with no reason, suddenly the guy ask for apology…
    “alamak! salah orang. Maaf ya.”
    the world is upside down..

  9. Well in someway i do agree with what LKY said but on the other hand you should not go meddle with other people’s affair. Most likely he stir shit and cause an uproar in some places to cover some shitty things at home eh? Singtel CEO issue?

  10. They all got the idea from Pope Benedict XVI, he was the first to start the idea of saying that the reaction to the statement has caused so much violence but never apologised for saying the statement

  11. Yup.. makes sense when its so graphically potrayed.
    he he
    whats why ppl beat ppl up but never apoligse that they beat u up. he he

  12. ouch.
    Kenny. I’m female, Chinese, I live in Singapore and likes both papayas and bananas. Can you get me a hot and smart and non-possessive girlfriend?

  13. Wow! It’s good being Chinese in this region! The big shot from another country actually speak up for us. I pity the Indians, nobody ever stand up for them.
    Politicians are just a bunch of salesman selling their own country anyway.

  14. I don’t think, a person should apologise for telling the truth. the opposing party should engage in a healthy debate if, they find the statement false, rather than “hold their breath till their face turns blue”, riot, cause trouble and burn down places of worship.

  15. Everyone knows a slap goes “PHIAK!” Instead of “THWACK!” 😛
    Anyway, a Sorry and an apology are 2 different things.
    Like you stole something from me. I whack you with a stick. I can be sorry for causing you hurt but I do not apologize because you deserved to be whacked.
    And besides, How to you apologize a truth? How do you retract a statement/remark?

  16. Hey! How did I not realise that you guys did that in my house? Kenny, next time, you wanna do something like that, get me in! I wanna bitchslap Brandon too.

  17. i’m sorry that khairy is an idiot who has no regard for other people’s feelings and that he dont know how to apologise properly and he thinks he so big cause he’s the PM’s son-in-law.

  18. it can’t be wrong when so many ppl feels there’s something terribly wrong with our system..
    LKY shouldn’t apologize & he didn’t do that.. truly a smart, righteous move indeed. we salute u from malaysia!

  19. “it can’t be wrong when so many ppl feels there’s something terribly wrong with our system..”
    really? how abt looking at “HIS” own backyard first?

  20. what an arsehole
    that’s another matter altogether, stoopid..
    it’s like if u r hving a quarrel bcoz of diff interest and u mix it up with financial problems..

  21. but actually i agree with the talk of Chinese being marginalised thou…
    and LKY wasnt e first one who started this marginalised talks…
    i rem some govt personnel in Penang said S’pore Malay marginalised… but no one bothered too much abt wat he said…

  22. stoopid james: What’s wrong with HIS own backyard? Malays there are given special rights instead of the Chinese. Ahh… Wait.. I see your own nick.

  23. lky should had say thank you to malaysia instead. Because malaysia marginalised the chinese (plus other minority), as such malaysia is still like where there are.. and why Sing Dollar is worth twice as much as RM.
    And singapore get their joke and laughter in Proton, unfinished Johor bridge and so much more.

  24. I bet Indonesians will say this..
    “I apologise for the fire and cause your country to be hazy, but I don’t feel sorry asking you people to give me money so I can put out the fire and soon-pien water my soil”

  25. ppl, remember the national slogan – Malaysia Boleh! everything impossible can turn possible in dis country lol. guess our country is definitely very very berkebolehan eh?

  26. Kenny Sia is the Sith Lord
    He raises his powerful left hand while apologizing.
    total dominance and pawnage 😀

  27. LOL!! real funny..!!! that expression of that man’s face when he apologised: smug, smiling, and most funnily, UN-apologetic at all. 😀

  28. nice kenny, good work for hooking up lesbian..
    whats more beautiful then a hot chic?
    answer: 2 hot chic on a bed!!

  29. i love bananas a lot more than papayas!!
    so i’m not eligible for the game;)
    btw, Khairy=extremist. what’s about all the race issues here in msia?? *sigh*

  30. ah well, it’s like that these days. means they’re still standing by their statements. ho hum.
    but that strip was damn funny. another bully case from borneo? “ni you mei you jiang!!!” XD

  31. We have to make sure we are the one who do the attack and later said something like kenny did in his entry on this blogs.

  32. Wei… People cincai cincai also politician le… You want people apology meh? Chew… Those “high” people of course need face la… Care fuck them la…

  33. hey kenny, i saw u today… at somewhere petanak there… u almost hit my car when u open ur car door, i almost wanna “horn” u liao… but i realize is kenny sia den nvm liao, lol

  34. 9yrs ago our friend apologize n withdrew the remark he made “johor is a criminal town ” 9yrs has passed,does johor turnout to be a better town?
    he is so right.no the need to apologiselah,wise man u.

  35. Kenny,
    Nice job finding the funnier side of politics. Word games can be funny especially since the PM’s son in law making load of sensitive remarks in bid to remain in of spotlight.

  36. LKY hasn’t really got a right to criticise Malaysia’s system. He should leave that to China, where the Chinese’s home truly is. Singapore is a multi-racial country, albeit dominated by Chinese. The way he speaks it’s as though he represents all of the Chinese community, which is not wrong in itself, but given that he’s a leader of Singapore (past or present), whatever he says can represent what the country says. That is unfair because it makes the whole country seem pro-Chinese, which is untrue, and he invites others to badmouth his own politics (if there is anything (whether there is or not, people are sure to make some up anyway)).
    Malaysia has got to make up its mind on what it wants. If it likes its Malays so much, why not just drive all other races out? Malaysia has been upholding its communal politics all the while. If it cannot appreciate and fairly reward what other races have contributed to its development, it does not deserve to have them as citizens.
    This doesn’t count as racist right? like, kennysia you ugly cheena pok! go back to china and contribute to their obesity percentage lah. we don’t need your lousy blogging skills here. and give back our malaysian coconuts before you leave!
    new law: only malays can have coconuts the size of coconuts. any chinks with bigger coconuts must be deported back to china! or they can go to singapore where got mighty LKY protection.

  37. It doesn’t matter if UMNO [censored] are making racists comments, it does matter if LKY made an honest comment, it’s always been the case and it will forever be the case. Why like that? Cause UMNO stand for ULTRA MALAY NEW ORGANISATION.

  38. [censored] are scums anyway, why bother your guts out? It’s always been the case and it will forever be the case!!!

  39. This sketch is funny, i like the face expression on keeny’s face in the 3rd pic. It looked soooooo real.
    Cheers mate !!!

  40. yeah its stupid these days when people do things like that. Its like they don’t understand what a proper apology is and they don’t see how many people feel hurt because of their comments.

  41. This is not even a fair comparison, not even close.
    While Brandon absorbed a physical blow, and the discomfort he has to endure. Prime Minister Lee however spoke the truth and it’s as discomfort as the truth itself. The “discomfort is where the similarity ends.
    Prime Minister Lee can’t possibly apologize for the truth – “Chinese are being marginalized in Malaysia”, and that should be in the hands of the M’sian government which surreptitiously gaining power against non-Malays and instilling fear among those which speaks the truth.
    What Prime Minister Lee revealed is nothing new, he did that on Jun 02, 1965. The UNMO then couldn’t stand the truth which subsequently led to Singapore’s departure. The rest is history, just see for yourself the stark differences between the two nations, one is developed and the other is still trying to figure out how to get down from the coconut tree.
    I will quote a few of what the Prime Minister Lee said on that faithful day in 1965:
    – “But we have to decide now whether the non- Malays who helped build this country are going to have a proper share in running it. We must establish the principle now that the Malays cannot expect to go on dominating the affairs of Malaysia on the claim of inheritance.”
    – “But if the ultranationalists among the Malays continue to call for a communal approach to all our problems, then the people of Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah, where non-Malays are in a majority, must consider alternative arrangements.”
    – “But we did not agree to join a Malaysia that will always be dominated by Malays.”
    – “But the non-Malays cannot be expected to go on being the worker ants for these people without the assurance that they will be accepted as Malaysians first and not Chinese or Indians or Dayaks”
    Those were the situations then in 1965, and sadly 40 years after the racial reality in Malaysia remains unchanged and not just for the Chinese, Indians but the natives of Sarawak and Sabah as well; Iban, Bidayuk, Punan, Kadazan.
    You can’t possibly be upset for genuine leadership that speaks the truth. I wish we could find just on among SUPP, SNAP and with some prayers perhaps in MCA in some distant future.

  42. *to pope*
    my gosh~ so deep~
    it hit my heart much more after reading your comments~
    LKY is smart, and at the same time he has GUTs!
    *hane bows in respect*

  43. He’s got GUTS? I guess u can say that! He knew their PM would rather sweep it under the carpet than to discuss it!!

  44. It’s unnecessary for LKY to appologise for his true and reality remarks. It just happen it bites some incompetent malaysian and feel discomfort. They should be thankful that LKY even cares for the discomfort, if it happen to be George W. Bush’s remark, I think he’ll just don’t give a f*ck.

  45. kacey i agree with you. lky can say nothing,but for the good of the chinese ‘left’ in malaysia… as a malaysia citizen i feel sorry for the response towards singapore. we all love our country but cannot to a point tat anythin from our own country has to be right.
    i think this is extreme already. should open for discussion mah… civilise ppl !! and at least people apologise boh.. nm lah still have time to
    catch up to be positive..

  46. otherwise i better get passport in new zealand and be second rate kiwi also kam guan. over here is so transparent and open minded.. accept comments. if the leader sucks, then ppl can pull them down. no play play one when come to serving the country.

  47. AAB must be feeling “9 heaven” for MM Lee to write an apology to him for the discomfort but his son-in-law didn’t apologise when he says the Malays in Penang and Singapore are marginalised. This shows that his son-in-law has very low moral upbringing and AAB accepted it. we conclude that:
    AAB = Hypocrite.
    K***ry = Low moral.
    MM Lee = True gentleman.

  48. are you going to interview MAy Zhee? Why is she blogging about it although it’s only going to reporting it next year?

  49. this shows that they are starting to realise who is really better and now start to feel scared but it is too late as their mind is so yesterday for 2day world.

  50. Why don’t Kenny do a picture illustrating the supposedly wrong ASLI report? I recommend that he is the drug addict (somebody receiving the NEP) and was found overdosing himself and when told he was taking too much heroin, he claimed that is not true? HA HA.

  51. The Chinese in Malaysia is marginalised that is not denying the truth. However, with the corruption going in the bumi government, there is only one thing for the Chinese to do. Make as much money as one could and be ready to migrate. However, one problem for the Malaysia without the Chinese, the country will be as corrupted as Indonesia and worse look at the APs scandal, the ASLI report. Say no more!

  52. Kenny, you block my previous posting in your Feng Shui blog… 🙁 why?
    Anyway, what they (the readers) says is true.. what you have acted is also true.. sigh..
    Need to prepare my next generation for migration..

  53. lkys senile.it’s a little out of place for him to go off spouting such sensitivies especially since he is or rather should have been retired from politics eons ago. i mean, atrocities go on. but so? m’sias come this far. it’s not as gd economically compared to sg. but so? they’re still surviving.
    relac a bit. the old man, he’s gg to last at most 5 yrs? let the man chill out talking trash and find how to burn our indo neighbours dwn instead. b*stards.

  54. I personally admire LKY comment, it takes the pressure off the Chinese in Penang because of the relentless ‘ Malay is marginalized’ comment from Khairy whose PM father-in-law could not do anything about. Don’t forget a lot of MP in Singapore originally comes from Penang, I could not help thinking that they secretly leaked LKY comment to help their friends in Penang. Well-done, not more ‘Malay Marginalization’ comment from Khairy or UMNO as the LITTLE FINGER of LKY has MORE IQs than all the UMNO MEMBERS PUT TOGETHER that INCLUDE ADDING THAT OF MAHADHIR the EX_PM. HA HA.

  55. Criticism of 30-Year-Old Affirmative-Action Policy Grows in Malaysia
    By Thomas Fuller International Herald Tribune
    Friday, January 5, 2001
    For the past three decades the Malaysian government has presided over a massive experiment in social engineering, an affirmative-action program designed to lift out of poverty the children of millions of rice farmers and rubber tappers, molding them into a white-collar elite.
    Malaysia spent hundreds of millions of dollars sending the country’s native population — or “sons of the soil” — to leading universities in the United States, Britain and Australia.
    In the span of a generation, the program created a native urban middle class and helped avoid the outbreaks of ethnic violence that marred Malaysia’s early years of independence in the 1960s.
    But as the country prepares to mark three decades under what is called the New Economic Policy, the program’s failures are becoming increasingly apparent. Affirmative action, critics say, has morphed into cronyism. The government transferred wealth to a small pool of politically well-connected businessmen.
    “It was the deliberate creation of an oligarchy,” said Shahrir Samad, a member of the governing party’s top decision-making body who has become an outspoken critic of the native leadership. “There was this idea that the economic success of the country depended on entrepreneurial giants.” Malays, who make up about half of the population, are the country’s largest native ethnic group.
    Nurtured by the government for years, these hand-picked captains of industry are today deep in debt and running unprofitable businesses that rely on government largesse. The country’s native leaders are faced with the decision of whether to bail them out or let them sink — and thus liquidate the very symbols of native enterprise.
    “The entrepreneurs were supposed to handle the creation of Malay wealth,” Mr. Shahrir said. “In fact, it’s been a subversion of Malay wealth.”
    The most recent example of large-scale corporate failure came two weeks ago when a native businessman, Tajudin Ramli, was bailed out by the government.
    Mr. Tajudin, an accountant and the son of a farmer, was entrusted with the management of Malaysia Airlines in 1994. Malaysia’s political leadership spoke glowingly of how a man from such humble beginnings could rise to become the chairman of an important regional airline.
    But Mr. Tajudin, who is a protégé of the country’s current finance minister, Daim Zainuddin, had no previous experience running an airline, and analysts say he ran it into the ground. Today, Malaysia Airlines faces its fourth straight year of losses and is deep in debt.
    “The problem is that the whole policy has been abused by politicians for vested interests,” said Terrence Gomez, a professor at the University of Malaya who has written extensively on program. “There was no transparency in the way contracts were awarded.”
    Compared with similar social programs around the world, Malaysia’s New Economic Policy is unusual because it is affirmative action for the majority. The program, which today colors nearly every facet of Malaysian life, was spurred by a startling economic reality: In 1970, Malaysia’s natives owned just 2.4 percent of the country’s wealth.
    The goal of the policy was not only to put natives on a more nearly equal footing with immigrant populations, mostly ethnic Chinese, but to reverse social imbalances that had set in during centuries under colonial rule, starting with the Portuguese and Dutch and ending with the Japanese and British.
    The country’s natives were given preferential treatment for government contracts, cheap loans and discounted blocs of stock in big companies. The civil service became their exclusive domain.
    On paper the program has been successful in transferring wealth: Collectively, sons of the soil control an estimated 30 percent of the country’s total wealth. Official figures are expected later this year.
    But critics say this wealth is poorly distributed and, worse, is concentrated among a class of failed entrepreneurs who are slowing the country’s economic growth.
    For years, criticizing the affirmative action program was taboo — and punishable under laws designed to make the program stick. But an increasing number of prominent academics and politicians, some within the government, are calling for an overhaul of the system.
    The best-selling book at the country’s top university is a scathing indictment of the policy’s shortcomings written by a Malay doctor who emigrated to California. “The Malay Dilemma Revisited,” by Bakri Musa, argues that the program has created a “subsidy mentality,” where sons of the soil have come to expect free education abroad, a slot in the civil service and heavily subsidized housing and car loans.
    Public universities, which are required to reserve at least 60 percent of their openings for natives, produce substandard graduates, Mr. Bakri argues, while the quotas cause anger and resentment among minority “immigrant” races.
    Mr. Bakri quotes a former education minister, Najib Razak, as saying that if students were admitted to public universities on merit alone, natives would make up just 5 percent of undergraduate student bodies — a fact, he asserts, that shows major deficiencies in the country’s secondary school system. But the failures of the New Economic Policy are more broad than just underperforming students and resentment over quotas.
    Rather than breaking down racial barriers, the policy has reinforced them.
    Today, as 30 years ago, the political system is based almost entirely on race. Each major ethnic group — Malays, Chinese and Indians — has separate political parties. “Many will agree that we seem to be more polarized now than ever in our history,” said Lim Kok Wing, a columnist for the Sun newspaper.
    “Our children do not know how to mix with other races, do not understand other faiths and prefer to mix only with their own kind.”
    The policy has also revealed the obvious flaws of classifying an entire society by race.
    It is a system where a first-generation Indonesian immigrant, who is likely to be Muslim and physically resemble native Malays, can qualify as a “son of the soil” within several years of arriving in Malaysia. But a fifth-generation Chinese or Indian Malaysian is still classified as an immigrant.
    Malaysia’s complex multiracial society is a legacy of British policies to attract Chinese and Indians as workers in the tin mines and rubber plantations of colonial Malaya. Ethnic Chinese today make up about a quarter of the population, while ethnic Indians make up 10 percent.
    Over the years, many of these immigrant communities have maintained separate schools and clubs. Chinese Malaysians, for instance, are likely to speak to each other in Cantonese, Mandarin or English, rather than the national language, Malay.
    Taken as a group, the ethnic Chinese have fared the best in economic terms. In 1970, they controlled 27.2 percent of Malaysia’s wealth. Today, despite three decades of government favoritism toward native businesses, the Chinese have increased their share in the economy to about 40 percent. That increase came mostly at the expense of foreigners, mainly British plantation and mining companies, who owned a startling 63.4 percent of total wealth in 1970 and today own about 25 percent of total wealth.
    The economic imbalances between natives and the ethnic Chinese engendered ethnic tensions in the 1960s and ultimately helped fuel a riot in 1969 that left more than 100 people dead. It was an event that scarred the national consciousness and was the major catalyst for the creation of the New Economic Policy.
    Even critics of the program are quick to point out that one obvious success has been the absence of serious ethnic clashes in the past three decades.
    One government adviser measures the program’s success in this way: “In 1969, a bumiputra could burn a car or a shop, secure in the knowledge that it was Chinese-owned.” Bumiputra is the Malay word for son of the soil. “Today, there’s a good chance that a big car or house is owned by a bumiputra.”
    But among poorer minorities, especially Indians, the New Economic Policy has been a bitter experience. Impoverished from the early days of independence in 1957, Indians are still among Malaysia’s poorest and worst-educated.
    Overall Indian wealth stood at 1.1 percent of Malaysia’s total in 1970. Three decades later, Indians own about 1.5 percent, widely disproportionate to their 10 percent of the population.
    Despite the high incidence of poverty among Indians, their plight has been largely neglected by the government for the past 30 years.
    “You are constantly being told that you’re a second-class citizen,” said K.S. Maniam, one of Malaysia’s best-known contemporary novelists.
    “You live in your own pocket of culture, your own pocket of solitude. And if that pocket has less and less culture, it’s just solitude.”
    Among Malaysia’s liberal thinkers, there are increasing calls to revise the New Economic Policy, basing it more on poverty alleviation than on ethnicity.
    But political analysts say radical changes to the New Economic Policy are highly unlikely in the short term, mainly because of the very nature of the program: It would mean taking benefits away from the majority of voters.

  56. Dear Kenny,
    Thank you for your satire pun which make me and my grandchildren smile wryly. You will be a good candidate for the FUTURE HEAD of the SUPP. I heard they urgently need somebody preferably a KUCHING BORN Chinese who can appeal to the NATIVES by ignoring the PLIGHT of his own people and turning a blind eye to what is really going on. If you ever need a reference, please write to my secretary.
    Yours Sincerely,
    P/S I attached the above three articles for your reference followed by my full letter below to your PM. Don’t know why he is kicking up so much fury. That impotent SOB I personally think he is lacking the killer instinct and will soon be mauled by NAJIB whose father was good at SUPPRESSING the Chinese during the racial riot of 1969 probably too young for you to remember. BY the way Khairy, his son-in-law who qualified in Oxford, could never ever compete with me because:
    a. I qualified in Cambridge which is ranked second and Oxford third in world ranking
    b. Khairy was sponsored by the BUMIPUTRA policy and I my own hard work and scholarship on meritocracy
    c. KHAIRY got a third class degree and I a FIRST CLASS honour in Law.
    d. KHAIRY, despite years in UK, only know one big English word ‘MARGINALIZATION” and my English is good enough to write a dictionary in addition to SINGLISH
    e. KHARIY’S COMMENT did not cause the slightest ripple in INTERNATIONAL Press as he is regarded as FARTING despite making numerous attempts and I only said a few sentences and my comment was published by at least 40 International Newspaper.
    [copy and paste comments removed – KS]

  57. The New Malay Dilemma
    Excerpts from a speech given by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed at the Harvard Club of Malaysia dinner on 29 July 2002
    [copy and paste comments removed – KS]

  58. to : A PERSONAL Letter to Kenny from LEE KUAN YEW
    Don’t bluff us la. You say you are LKY. LKY don’t use singlish one okay!!!
    Eg. KHAIRY got a third class degree and I a FIRST CLASS honour in Law.
    The above sentence is not english. THATS SINGLISH.
    It should be “KHAIRY has a third class degree”.
    What do you mean by saying “I a FIRST CLASS honour in Law”.

  59. ok.. not gonna say anything racist or abusive.. but kenny.. you look like samseng only in the pic. I imagine you bully ppl around like that :p

  60. What LKY said is nothing but truth. Chinese have being marginalised. Open your eyes you can see this in our daily life. I read your post and it implied that you’re poking fun on LKY. Hey brader, you are Chinese too. Don’t you see you and your people have not being treated well or u just like Ong Kar Ting, licking UMNO’s balls ?

  61. It’s Bidayuh, a tribe under the Dayak ethnic category. Iban is the Sea Dayak while Bidayuh is the Land Dayak due to historical geographical reasons. Punan is also spelt as Penan, a nomadic tribe living in the ulu area.

  62. i want to say again… do u think malaysia is a democratic country which means freedom to make choice.. the answer is very clear – NO! why? because malay born to be muslim and cannot be a christian otherwise they can even have death penalty! that is very much to do with UMNO politic to increase their member. otherwise the member which believe in other than muslim, lossing number of muslim = less UMNO member which mean UMNO going to shake! is this open your eyes now? i know as other race which is still in malaysia will better close one eye than seeing the marginalising.. young generation should come out to make the change, or else future is not so positive to think about for non muslim in malaysia. and for sure, if UMNO restict the basic human freedom to choose what they want to believe, malay themselves will fight for their right for democratic within UMNO and then UMNO will split for sure. human nature and long for freedom cannot be suppressed!
    otherwise spring up higher!!
    think about why people want to migrate to western country ? that will give you some wisdom. and please young generation, dont talk about eat , food, game all day… that is shalow lah! think about power ! having money but no power is still useless ya! we fight for equality and freedom and peace!

  63. i truly respect lky for being frank and honest, and I think that you’re an ugly bald ass who is plagiarising the style used by the dudes at a certain comic site which you know few of your readers have read before.

  64. I thought Mr LKY didn’t really “meddle” with Malaysia’s Chinese matters. He just said that Malaysia wanted Singapore to be like their Chinese. How Malaysia treated their Chinese is their business, but how Malaysia wanted Singapore to behave is our own business, so that didn’t really count as “meddling with other people’s business”.
    Btw, Singaporean here. Just to state clearly since this is rather sensitive topic.

  65. Gosh, the RG commenting above must be a China Chinese. Only chinese from china really think that they are the big boss of all chinese on earth. But the truth is, the china government and even their chinese citizen dun really care about what is happening to the rest of the chinese in other countries. All they care about is whether “they are getting the respect” as a China chinese.
    Honestly, China chinese think that just because they are born in China they are grander and more “liao bu qi” than other chinese born in other places.

  66. As a Chinese who has lived in many parts of the world. I have come to the conclusion that for a Chinese to proper he needs to live in a society where there are not too many Chinese only then can he compete successfully with the natives. Therefore, you see many successful Chinese in South East Asia, Australia and North America. To live in a country where the Chinese forms the majority is difficult as everybody is competing with one another and cut throat each other. It is so stressful to live in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore once you do certainly well every Chinese will jump on the band wagon and makes it difficult to be profitable. The same can be said about the Jewish people, a Jewish friend told me that successful Jewish people lives in countries where they are the minority and once they congregate DISASTER occurs like in Israel because everyone want to outdo each other. Thank the GOD ALMIGHTY, we live in Malaysia where we can do what we like rather than in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and God forbids China. Amen!

  67. malaysian in sg here.
    LKY may be famous for saying more than he should very often in the history of m’sia-sg relations. However, being a chinese myself – i agree with his observation. And it is a pity that there are fellow m’sians who can choose ignore the obvious. I’ve seen blatant discrimination happen to fellow friends while i was in m’sia – and my fellow m’sians in sg/aus/uk have also noted that they’ve seen dsicrimination happen to even the true bumis (kadazans/ibans etc) of the country.
    If all is really perfect in m’sia – then why not just throw up the “hak bumiputra” for evaluation? After all, if the Almighty God really gave them the rights – then He wouldn’t allow anyone to take it away from them – even if it’s been challenged and tested, no?
    Call it “Faith” in Divine Will. That’s what my Saudi friends tell me about Islam.
    I love m’sia for what She has to offer – but it’s a pity that after these many years of Independence, we seem to be taking a decade backwards in our approach towards racial harmony and equity for all rather than moving forward towards greater national progress for the good of all.
    Adversity has made the chinese population in m’sia tougher, smarter and stronger – and Kenny, your post with the intention to demean and deny LKY’s remarks on m’sia state of affairs is sending the wrong message to the thousands of m’sian chinese who may be reading your blog, and thinking it’s ok to be oppressed. Maybe if you’d read more m’sian history from both the viewpoints of m’sian authors and international authors – you’d come to appreciate the international exposure that LKY’s remarks have brought to the plight of millions of malaysians living in oppression.
    The day that m’sia is truly asia is the day when
    1) there isn’t such a significant income divide between the rural and urban malays, particularly those living in palatial estates.
    2) non-malays are no longer viewed by malays as a threat to their existence but a fellow ally in bringing m’sia to greater heights: i.e. to see another race as just “malaysian”.
    3) all m’sians spend more time increasing the welfare of the society rather than harp on and constantly trying to enforce the hak bumiputra and other policies which serve to divide rather than unite the society as a whole.
    i do hope my comments here will not be taken out of context from it’s whole and i do hope that Malaysia can one day really tell the whole world with pride: We are a multiracial society! (and mean it!!)

  68. LKY may be famous for saying more than he should very often in the history of m’sia-sg relations. However, being a chinese myself – i agree with his observation. And it is a pity that there are fellow m’sians who can choose ignore the obvious. I’ve seen blatant discrimination happen to fellow friends while i was in m’sia – and my fellow m’sians in sg/aus/uk have also noted that they’ve seen dsicrimination happen to even the true bumis (kadazans/ibans etc) of the country.
    – What else can we do? Speak up and get I.S.A ed? WE ALL KNOW what LKY said is true, WE ALL KNOW what you and I and others can see what is going on, but we are forced to keep ourself shut from commenting anything.
    It’s just so true. EVEN THE OPPOSITION dare not comment anything!! And we fellow citizens? Nah.. i wouldn’t want to get my ass behind bars.
    If only Singapore open it’s gate for the non-bumis…

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