Sunday, November 21, 2010

More Chinese join Rela

More Chinese, Indians and Orang Asli aged between 18-30 have joined Rela over the last 10 years or so, according to records with the Home Ministry. This is very encouraging although their participation in the Armed Forces was put to question.

At least, they are showing strong spirit of patriotism. The youth, especially is engaging themselves more in such volunteer forces rather than 'makan gaji' by becoming a full-time policeman or soldier.

As to date, Rela has registered about 2.1 million members, setting it to be 2.5 million by year end. Out of this, about 25 per cent is non-Malays, especially Chinese and Orang Asli. In some areas, the number of Chinese is more than that of the Malays although the population ratio in such areas is 55:45 in favor of the Malays.

Rela or Volunteers of Malaysian People was formed on Jan 11, 1972 under the Special Emergency Act. Under the Government Trans­formation Programme’s (GTP) Crime National Key Results Area (NKRA), Rela is listed as one of the enforcement units that assists the police in combating crime.

At the early stage of its formation, Rela was joined mainly by ex-army and ex-police members and the kampung folks. The trend, however, took a more positive mode when youth at the age of 18 (at least) has shown more interest in it.

However, what happened to a government plan last year to uplift Rela's position by making it a special task force unit under the Police?

14 comments:

anak cina said...

sir,

this indicates that we, the malaysian chinese are not as what some people said - not patriotic.

many chinese are involved in volunteer groups like rela. we might not be interested in joining the police or the armed forces but it doesnt mean we didnt love this country.

we are more keen in making money and to earn a living, that's right. but we are also ocncern for the well being of the country, the well being of the malays, the indians and others.

we are not the indonesian chinese who fled the country during bad times. we are here to stay. and when we say we want to stay, we want everybody to live in harmony and share the cake of development.

many chinese assc have donated to charity, the rumah anak yatim melayu and others. we understand about the plight of the malays but we hope we can work together for our common goal.

thank you for writing about this rela thing.

Anonymous said...

more chinese joining rela?

betul ke? kalau ya, baguslah.

mr kuchai said...

mr jai, i laud your posting on this. at least you are a well-balanced blogger, not like others who got too emotional and sometimes being racist about the chinese issue.

if you think we dont love this country, we wont live, work and keep the money here.

thank you again

Anonymous said...

alaaaaa... setakat masuk rela je buat hapa!

yang ramai masuk rela tu cuma orang cina di bandar. di kepong, aku tengook memang ramai orang cina masuk rela sebab nak senapang patah free dan nak sedikit kuasa macam polis....

bisol lada said...

if you chinese want to defend this couontry, kasu askar laaaaa!!!!


rela ni macam tak rela jer!

sangkakala said...

bujai,
no point for you to highlight it. most of them are truly not patriotic... and the fact stays!

ahli rela said...

kerajaan kena buat sesuatu untuk menggalakkan lebih ramai belia menyertai rela. ia bukan saja merapatkan hubungan sesama kaum malah menjadikan mereka bangsa malaysia yang lebih bertanggungjawab dan bersifat lebih patriotik.

walaupun ia pasukan sukarela, ia mesti diangkat menjadi pasukan pelapis pertahanan yang mantap dan jitu.

sebagai ahli rela sejak 22 tahun lalu, saya sendiri bangga dengan peningkatan ahlinya di kalangan bukan melayu, terutama orang cina dan india. kami bekerjasama rapat dalam apa jua kegiatan.

orang melayu perlu mengiktiraf bangsa cina sebagai golongan yang bijak berniaga manakala bangsa cina pula perlu mengiktiraf orang melayu sebagai golongan pentadbir yang menguruskan negara dengan aman dan makmur.

jika kita jadikan rela sebuah pertubuhan yang seiring dengan semangat rukun negara, tidak ada sebab matlamat 1malaysia boleh dicapai kerana ia menggalakkan semua kaum saling membantu dalam konteks berat sama dipikul, ringan sama dijinjing.

terima kasih tuan blog

Anonymous said...

anon 10.31

your statement can incite anger and tarnish the image of rela.

better be careful. the govt does not give out senapang patah anymore to rela members. only platoon leaders got it under special circumstances

murung said...

aku tak RELA masuk rela!

takda gaji. sekarang ni zaman cari makan beb!

Anonymous said...

i agree with anak cina.

the chinese are contributing to the nation in their own ways. they are as patriotic as the malays and others.

putin said...

jai,

jangan ampu bangsa cina ni. diorang bukan peduli nasib melayu!

nang nak said...

saya nampak rela ni macam anak tiri ke, banyak janjji tidak dikotakan oleh kerajaan...

gembo said...

saya akui memang ramai orang cina menyertai pasukan sukarela seperti ini. ia amat membanggakan.

oleh itu, tak usahlah kita gembargemburkan pasal isu patriotik ni.

dah sikap orang cina lebih suka berniaga daripada makan gaji...

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