Monday, September 8, 2008

SPIT ON YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S GRAVE!

I dont want to comment on what Wong Chun Wai and Syed Nadzri wrote. What Dr Mahathir wrote, too, should not arouse sentiment as he (as a former Prime Minister) is very much aware of the whole scenario ignited by Bukit Bendera Umno division head Ahmad Ismail.

As I wrote in my previous posting, the issue of descendants and roots should be put behind us. After 51 years of Independence, Malaysia cant affort another chaos like that of 1969. We have had enough of it. Its time to consolidate, to manage this big house of us.

I have full respect for what MCA sec-gen Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said on Sunday that Barisan Nasional is a big house built by Umno, MCA and MIC as Parti Perikatan after Merdeka. There is now way that any member of this house will leave (to join others) and ruin it.

This is a true Malaysian spirit, the spirit of co-existence, muhibah and mutual respect. Let's not spoil it by making desparaging remarks about our roots - that Malaysian Chinese came from China, the Indians came from India and the Malays have got their roots in Indonesia, Thailand and elsewhere.

Its bad, very bad! For Malaysians to question each others' roots is like what a Malay proverb says, 'Meludah ke langit, kena muka sendiri' (If you spit upwards, it will fall on your face).

Almost 80 per cent of Malaysians, including the Malays, have their roots elsewhere. So, people like Ahmad Ismail should realise this (I think his ancestors are from India or Pakistan or the Gulf).

We actually should leave it to the domain of the individual citizen, irrespective of where their ancestors were from. Even my great grandpas were from Sumatera (my mom's family) and Lisbon (my dad's). Only my late grandpa was born here but my parents were born, bred and brought up in this lovely country, and so did I and the rest of my siblings.

Thinking about it, there is nothing sensitive asking about roots but to politicise it should not be allowed. It is our personal domain. As we have shared this country for so many years now, why should we dig up the history?

Remember how Iraq invaded Kuwait in the late 90s? Because they claimed that Kuwait used to be part of them.

Imagine if Malaysia still hold to similar account that Singapore was part of us... what will happen?

So, if any of you out there wanna talk about roots and ancestors again, go spit on your grandmother's grave first!

23 comments:

clemence, TAWAU said...

bravo bujai! if all politicians are like you, regardless of party and race, malaysia will be the most wonderful and peaceful country on earth!

but... is it so difficult to attain?

Anonymous said...

ong ka chuan is one of MCA most moderate leaders. just like his brother ka ting, their family are known to practise prudent social and politics.

i've known them for so many years. in fact, ka chuan is better than ka ting in many ways.

AH SENG, jitra said...

sir,
its time to build this country together. like u said in your posting, this is our house, a big house.

there is no need to question each others' roots as it will jeopardise the harmony already in place.

let us pay attention to inculcate mutual respect to our young ones as they are the ones who will be there when we are gone.

let us pray for our country.

si pitak said...

bro,

what chun wai wrote about dr m was uncalled for. he himself had been with the former prime minister in his many outings. why should he described dr m as being a racist when he (chun wai) himself is inclining towards being one?

CIKGU PENCEN said...

sdr,
memang tak ada faedahnya kita mempersoalkan asal-usul dan keturunan. ia adalah hak peribadi, sebagaimana yang sdr sebut.

memang benar, kebanyakan orang melayu sendiri bukan berasal dari sini tetapi dari seberang.

kalau kita persoal tentang keturunan, kita juga yang akan malu sendiri

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mail, masjid tanah said...

oi bro! apa main ludah-ludah kubur pulak ni!

hehehe!!! aku paham apa maksud kau! elok gak tu, bagi diaorang sedar sikit!

jgn cakap ikut sedap mulut je!

bujai said...

mail,
aku cakap macam tu sebab nak suruh siapa2 yang bangkitkan isu keturunan ni supaya kaji diri sendiri dulu, selidik asal-usul diri sendiri dulu sebelum bercakap. kalau nenek-moyang dia pun asalnya pendatang ke tanah melayu ni, sedarlah bahawa dia tak patut sentuh langsung isu seperti ini!

Anonymous said...

Jai,

You are cool man, so forward thinking .Well as a true Malaysian, we should accept this as the truth. We, Malaysian are off many ethnics, race and roots, so nobody should bring this matter up. Everybody should lives harmoniously.

By doing so, we can concentrate on progressing our economic well being.

I think, the first person we should eliminate is your good friend vis a vis Hang Nadim from Temasik .

What say you,...berani?

JAI SINGH, s'pore said...

YES BRO!

U GOT A STRONG POINT THERE. LET THOSE WHO RAISE THIS ISSUE TO REALISE ONE THING - THAT THEIR ANCESTORS, TOO, WERE NOT LOCAL!

EVEN DR M AND ANWAR'S ANCESTORS ARE FROM INDIA, IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN.

WHAT ABOUT THOSE SYEDS WHO CLAIMED TO BE THE DESCENDENTS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD BUT DO NOT HAVE SUCH A MORALE?

YOU ARE RIGHT. IF WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT ROOTS, NOBODY WILL WIN!

bujai said...

jai singh,
in the first place, why must you come as JAI, too?

JAI is a great and common name in India... but my ancestors were not from that region.

yup... if we keep on bickering on this issue, where will it lead us?

tks for visiting

bujai said...

clemence,
i am not a politician. i hate politics but luv to observe the dramas surrounding it.

remember john lennon's 'imagine'?

"...IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE, SHARING ALL THE WORLD..."

bujai said...

pitak,

i dont like to comment on chun wai. he got his own reservation, and so do i.

however, i believe its good if everybody stop blowing this issue out of proportion

bujai said...

cikgu pencen,

apa nak buat. telajak perahu boleh diunder, telajak kata buruk padahnya.

bujai said...

ah seng,

its not easy. our funding fathers had been thru a lot of difficulties and challenges to brick a house called malaysia. if any of its children start to lose faith in each other, then the whole house may succumb. its time for each and everyone of us to come to senses

Gallivanter said...

Ahmad Ismail's an ignorant moronius buffoonius!

Anonymous said...

Tak pahamlah depa ni Jai. Bila masuk politik, depa trade-in otak depa kut, semua pakat jadi bahlul. Apa ada pada bangsa, Nabi kata tak dak kelebihan orang Arab atas orang Ajam and vice versa. I for one tak rasa istimewa pun jadi orang melayu...kita buangkan saja bangsa-bangsa ni semua...mai kita kawin campoq, last sekali apa bangsa pun dilute. Orang kata kalau kawin campoq ni, anak-anak jadi cerdik. Tapi ingat kita kawin dengan Filipino lah...sempoi depa tu, betui dak?

Mat Taman Md Amin - dekat rumah hang sewa dulu

bujai said...

mat taman mt amin,
hang orang penang, lagi la tau pasai hal-hal di penang ni. aku pip penang pun skali-skala, mancin.

lagu ni kalu, kita tak bole maju, mat. depa yang berperang, kita mati kat tengah-tengah.

yang eloknya, kita buat keja kita, bagi makan famili.

tapi kalu depan cuba gagau jugak, kita balun!!!

bujai said...

anon,
forward thinking is what we should subscribe to. level-headed is another one.

we have been enjoying a good living - rich or poor - in the sense that we dont have to kill our neighbor for food and we can have a good sleep without having to think that our neighbour - whether they are malay, chinese, indian or others - might kill us.

this is malaysia... so, make it a true malaysia!

ANAK CINA, IPOH said...

ahmad ismail patut dikenakan tindakan tegas oleh parti dan mengikut undang2 negara. orang seperti ini boleh membahayakan kestabilan negara, mencetuskan rusuhan kaum dan menjahanamkan negara.

saya setuju dengan sdr bujai bahawa orang melayu juga mempunyai banyak asal-usul. jadi, tidak usahlah lagi kita bersusah-payah mempersoalkan keturunan bangsa lain.

orang keturunan cina sudah banyak menabur jasa kepada negara, begitu juga orang india dan bangsa lain yang sudah lama hidup dan menjadi warganegara malaysia. jangan nafikannya.

jadi, sudah sampai masanya kita hidup sebagai satu keluarga, saling memahami, menghormati dan membantu satu sama lain tanpa prasangka dan prejudis

bujai said...

anak cina,
saya teruja dengan kefasihan bahasa melayu anda. tetapi begitulah sepatutnya - semua bangsa mampu menggunakan bahasa malaysia.

PS... bila agaknya kerajaan akan mewajibkan bahasa mandarin atau tamil sebagai subjek wajib tambahan di sekolah.

Anonymous said...

kalau ahmad ismail ni tinggal di iran, dah lama lidahnya kena kerat!

itsme said...

Bravo!
You're a most sensible Malaysian. Why can't we all live in this "big house" and enjoy life rather than digging up the "roots".
There are some people who just refused to say 'sorry' after they have made a mistake.
Let's move on !