Sunday, September 11, 2005

Loving a Country

July 09, 2005 22:11 PM Johor Umno Says Meritocracy A Form Of Discrimination

JOHOR BAHARU, July 9 (Bernama) -- The Johor Umno Liaison Committee Saturday criticised the meritocracy system introduced by the government, saying that it resulted in a fall in the achievement of Malay students and is a form of discrimination and oppression.

Its chairman, Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, who is also the Johor Menteri Besar, said it had adversly affected tens of thousands of Bumiputera students in the rural areas who had been denied quality education in view of the "uneven competitive field". (more...)

July 10, 2005 21:05 PM Abdullah Says Problems With Meritocracy System Can Be Discussed

JOHOR BAHARU, July 10 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said anyone who felt the meritocracy system implemented for student entry into public universities created problems could forward their views to the minister concerned for discussion.

He said the government would consider the views and take the necessary measures because whatever system implemented was meant to benefit the students.

"There is no intention to oppress or discriminate against anyone," he told reporters after closing the Umno Johor Convention here Sunday.(more...)

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The following opinion applies to only bigots who'd I'd love to bitchslap if it weren't for anti-violence laws. Great example: the Johor UMNO guy, aka narrow-minded little politician.

Since when is meritocrary a DISCRIMINATION??? How friggin' big is the tempurung that you been living under and have you realised how bloody warped your righteousness is?

When you love your country, you do NOT do things like this. Instead you should question, do not fall into this comfortable hole where people around you are building houses, apartments, and sky scrapers. Or you could argue from your little comfy hole that it's your right to expect to do so. This is your loved country and we're just dust particles in your eyes! From the way I see it, you have no love for your country and only for yourself.

I've said before in this forum, there are people who preach on going forward when they themslves are declining into the Middle Ages. Stupids.

Learn more. See more. Don't just get revved up to protect your political right. To protect that, protect yourself first with shields of independence, wisdom and knowledge so no one can doubt or spite you.

AND this also applies to those who does not have the 'special treatment', when they feel so 'wronged' that they do not do anything. They do not work because they question why? For what? I'm not gonna get anything what. Then they'd blame everyone for their 'dire state' but themselves. From the government to their school and even extend this blame to their parents. Yep, keep doing that and you're really nothing but a discontented brat. Firstly, get off your butt and stop complaining. Stop whining, because it's bloody irritating. Such a turn off.

I'm still at the top of the 9-inch dust that covers the truth and I've only cleared about 1 inch or less. 8 inches more to go. What I'm trying to say is that I'm not learned in this subject. I've only started, a tiptoe into this undiscovered land. I used to accept political parties by their manifesto, and never really delving deep into it. Tun Mahathir as well, I respect him as a quick and a very intelligent man who also have the abilities and charisma to lead Malaysia, but now I have learnt things about him that I had never known. I still respect him, but now I can understand why some people are so against him.

I want to know more about my country. Any recommended reads? Before I get sucked in by opinions that may be biased.

Even as I type this, there's a nudge of uneasiness in my heart. Because my intentions may get misunderstood.

Passing thought: Why on the East Coast, there are still so many Bumis in poverty? Based on special rights, help these people more than capable well-earning people. Org Aslis and people of the Borneo... should they be kept as they are to 'preserve' culture? In Borneo, there are still some children who have to do some jungle trekking or river travelling to get some education.


The Clod and the Pebble

Love seeketh not Itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care;
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.

So sang a little Clod of Clay,
Trodden with the cattle's feet:
But a pebble of the brook,
Warbled out these metres meet.

Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to Its delight:
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

-- William Blake

1 comment:

gianne said...

from blog-city:

1. totoro left...
Monday, 12 September 2005 12:20 am :: http://da-fat-cat.blogspot.com

Hey I don't wanna roar like a lioness... hehe.

You'll learn and read a lot more about society and politics as you grow older, but the most important key is to always keep an open mind, and be critical in your thoughts (not criticize but to practice critical thinking)

2. GenieOnTheLoose left...
Monday, 12 September 2005 1:30 am

haha, first of all i really like your nick. I have a bag with totoro on it (the cat, not totoro blogger, lol). Miyazaki rules!

it's a bit hard to maintain a truly open mind, it's something i have to whack my head a few times in order to not get heated up when an opinion differs from my own. buka mata! however the result is something like, A is right! but wait, B has a point too...

I'll keep your advice in mind =)