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Saturday, June 21, 2008

UMNO’s Fall Will Mark The End of Malay Nationalism

The corruption in UMNO has reached it’s peak. What’s even more mind-boggling is that UMNO has decayed so fast that other parties takes twice the time to reach the amount of corruption UMNO is at right now. It is mostly due to the weak Malay Nationalism ideology of UMNO.

In short, I do not see any future in Malay Nationalism. It’s bleak and the fact that Malays have already enjoyed their time in the sun underlines the weakness of this ideology. The next three months will be very interesting to watch. If BN and UMNO really falters, I expect UMNO will cease to exists in a very short time.

The report by Malaysiakini on SAPP’s motion of no confidence to the PM may mark the beginning of the end of UMNO and BArisan Nasional. The move by SAPP might cause the chain-effect that will lead to the fall of Barisan Nasional as the government of Malaysia. This is the hope of many people simply because the Barisan Nasional regime is unbearable to most Malaysians now, especially UMNO.

Should Barisan Nasional falls, the Prime Minister of this country will no more come from UMNO. It will most likely be a PKR Prime Minister. That means for the first time in Malaysian history, the Prime Minister of Malaysia will not come from UMNO.

What this entail, also, is that UMNO’s ties to the country’s wealth will be severed and UMNO will be left to their own devices for the first time in Malaysian history. UMNO will be force to fend on their own.

UMNO has been the flag carrier for Malay Nationalism since 1946. Before UMNO, Malay Nationalism is an alien concept. It is also not a coincidence that the British chose to award Malaysia’s independence to the Malay nationalists rather than the alternative, Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM). And the British’es decision paid off for the British considering Malaysia’s natural resources remained under British control until the early 1980’s, that is until Dr Mahathir took over UMNO.

It seems the move to renowned the country’s resources at that time, i.e. tin, rubber, oil was still under the control of the British. Dr. Mahathir’s leadership expedite the reowning of the country’s wealth by taking over Guthrie, Sime, formation of Petronas, MMC and many more.

It was left to the normal UMNO-type of leadership, that is British Ivy-League educated Malays, we’d still be under the thumb of the British. It seems Dr. Mahathir is of a different mould. That also explained why UMNO broke into pieces during UMNO’s reign. The British element in UMNO will not allow Dr Mahathir to sever the British tie.

The British realizes Malay nationalists are the most gullible, weakest and also easily controlled as compared to other types of Malays. The PKMM Malays were more pro to independence and planned to take control of the country’s wealth right after independence. That was why the British awarded independence.

Also, as I argued in my previous posting entitled “Malay Nationalism Is Doomed To Fail Right From the Start. that the Malays already had their time in the sun under the Srivijaya Empire and the various Islamic Kesultanan Melayu that had existed before in history. The Malay DNA will never be able to rise again to greatness in the name of the Malays. If Malays were to rise again and become a force in the world, they will have to do so under a different banner. I felt that the PKMM partly Socialist agenda would’ve been effective in lifting the Malays into greatness had they gotten the independence of Malaysia.

We have seen that during the entire rule of UMNO, they have depended on nothing but heavy-handed tactics, tight control of the media, usage of government instrument whimsically, usage of MAGERAN etc just to remain in power. And it’s only been 50 years, already UMNO showing serious signs of decay seen only during the last 200 years of the Roman Empire.

Let’s face it, Malay Nationalism is a weak ideology. Malays under UMNO could not even reach the 33% equity aimed. The party has built a system that rewards all their party post holders with resources that belongs to the people. The party has survived all this while by utilizing the SPR, Army, Police, tight control of the media, clamp down of freedom of expression and many more.

Most of all, UMNO has managed to corner the support of the majority of Malays by painting other races as bogeyman. They thrive on the conspiracy theory that other races will overcome the Malays, thus, relegating the Malays to a mongrel race.

In truth, UMNO leaders are in bed with Non-Malay businessman where contracts and projects are “sub-conned” to them for kickbacks and financial rewards, of course. Most of UMNO’s program to upgrade the economic status of Malays have failed, the biggest is the DEB.

In fact the reason why this country hasn’t been run down to the ground yet is because the country has a sizable entrepreneurial population that has managed to carry the country’s economy come what may. Sure, they have to work with the corrupt UMNO Putras but that’s the price one have to pay just to survive in Malaysian business conditions.

The corruption in UMNO has reached it’s peak. What’s even more mind-boggling is that UMNO has decayed so fast that other parties takes twice the time to reach the amount of corruption UMNO is at right now. It is mostly due to the weak Malay Nationalism ideology of UMNO.

In short, I do not see any future in Malay Nationalism. It’s bleak and the fact that Malays have already enjoyed their time in the sun underlines the weakness of this ideology. The next three months will be very interesting to watch. If BN and UMNO really falters, I expect UMNO will cease to exists in a very short time.

Tulang Besi
http://www.malaysiawaves.com/

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3 comments:

Jed Yoong said...

;) I don't think the end is so near for Malays-lah. ;) Adversity/Threats will bring out the best/worst of people. ;)

mob1900 said...

It will mrk the birth of a true Malaysian Nationalism.

mary_khu said...

I just recently came across your blog. It made interesting reading.

I am interested what is your position regarding non-Malays, non-Muslims in Malaysia.

Are we partners in nation building?
Or are we upstart "pendatang"?

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