Thursday, April 16, 2009

A BIG NO TO THE SELECTION OF MINISTERS BASED ON ETHNICITY

I just wonder what sort of mindsets do some of our politicians have. Are they being voted in based on race, faith, or ethnicity? Or are they voted in to champion their voters that comprised of various races, professing different faith, and are composed varied ethnic groups?

I raised the above question because, I just could not understand the rational over a statement made by A Sarawak politician that he is disappointed that there is no ethnic Bidayuh representation in the new cabinet line-up announced by Najib recently.

I am of the opinion that this politician is creating an unusual precedence by placing one’s ethnicity as a pre-condition for the selection of cabinet ministers. The politician had in the first instant failed to realized that he was not elected as a state assemblyman, based on any one particular ethnicity.

Politicians ought to realize that racial issues today have not been well received during political campaigning. This being the case, it follows that ethnicity should not be the basis in the appointment for any appointment in government.

The Sarawak politician who propounded this idea is clearly being ethnic bias and radical; a proposition that does not go well in creating a one Malaysia that Najib has been talking about. And isn’t the politician aware that there are multiple ethnic groups in Malaysia, and is he suggesting that each ethnic group has a right of representation in the cabinet?

It would be best for the politician (which ever party he belongs) to first attempt to implement this grand idea in Sarawak first, and to see whether it is practically viable. And anyway, isn’t it the responsibility of the Taib Mahmud administration to be looking after the Bidayuh community in Sarawak? And what can a Bidayuh minister based in Kuala Lumpur do for his community in Sarawak?


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

3 comments:

komando said...

It will take many many years more before This Country can be truly called MALAYSIANS!

They can't get out of the racial thing..!They were all conditioned that way by the political masters from day one, can't blame them...

The only way is to have a new law which says:

a. "No same race can marry".
b. "No same state marriages".
c. "No same religion Marriages".

THIS MAY SOUND DRASTIC, BUT COULD BE THE ONLY SOLUTION TO REALLY INTEGRATE THE MASSES AS ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY!

CAN'T FIGHT AMONGST EACH OTHER BECOS, ALL RELATED IN A WAY!

NO MORE ONE RACE SUPERIOR TO THE OTHER...BANGSA MALAYSIA SEBENAR AKAN WUJUD THEN!

SOUNDS CRAZY BUT WORTH THINKING ABOUT IT...NOT VENTURE NO GAIN!

ArshadRaji said...

Dear Komando,

Let us wait and see if Najib's one Malaysia works.

komando said...

Dear General, I have always viewed this matter seriously. Every time a citizen of this country leaves for holiday in a far away land...he will claim himself to be:"A MALAYSIAN"

AFTER HE RETURNS FROM HIS HOLIDAYS OR BUSINESS HE IS BACK TO I AM ....MALAY, CHINESE, INDIAN & OTHERS!

Really wonder why we can't always say that even at home!

Many people mistake me as a malay...becos I speak fluent malay,they even ask to see my I/C!

So, the colour and language factor makes a difference, I have a lot of malay friends who look the opposite...exactly a CHINA MAN LOOK ! The minute they walk into a shop with me I am spoken to in Malay and my friend in Chinese!

So, much pening kepala at times trying to explain to the shopkeeper.

The owner gives a discount if you speak a different language! exclusive club kins of thing !

Trust me it may take more than 5 more generations before we can see this go away!

Praying for it to happen.