Thursday, August 19, 2010

So sad....

For those of you already outside the country...Good for you.

What would you do when the school principal say such things? (even though some say allege, but 17 police report make?)

Can you believe the state director said it was a 'misunderstanding'...if misunderstanding...17 police reports made? Hope they don;t sweep this under the rug.

If a principal can say such things and get away with it...what more to say the young students? Surely they will treat other race with disdain...look down on Chinese and Indians.

I think non malay's passport does not have a section called 'penumpang' in their passport..can you all please double check..thank you.

If a student is naughty and can't be controlled..called up the parents or worse case called up the police or caned them during assembly...but never ever say such things as 'go back to china or India or you kind don;t belong here'. I am sure there are naughty malay students too.

And for politicians...don;t little little bit use May 13 to scare people. People are now educated and know what is right and wrong...and the non malays will never in their right mind create chaos in a multi racial don;t use that date as the boggie man.

The Chinese should also refrain from demanding this and demanding that....always think of others too before demand things.

'Treat others the way we want to be treated'.

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang wants the government to sack the racist secondary school principal who said that "Chinese students should go back to China" and likened Indian students to "dogs".

The principal of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra secondary school in Kulai, Johor, was reported to have made the remark during the school's Merdeka celebrations and Lim is calling for the severest of action against not just the principal, but other racists in the civil service.

"If Najib’s 1Malaysia is to have real meaning, Siti Inshah Mansor should not only be removed from the education service, there should be no place in civil service for other Siti Inshahs," he said.

"The severest disciplinary action must be taken against Siti Inshah who is clearly unfit to be in the education service of a multi-racial society like Malaysia, let alone a school principal going against the very precepts of the 1Malaysia enunciated by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak since April last year," added the Ipoh Timur MP.

Lim said the shocking part of this episode is that the racist remarks were made at a significant event such as the National Day. Ironically, said Lim, the theme of this year's National Day is '1Malaysia Transforms the Nation'.

"How meaningful is Najib’s 1Malaysia when school principals like Siti Inshah show utter contempt for Malaysia’s most important and richest asset – a model of ethnic, cultural and biological diversity?" said the DAP veteran.

Not the first case

Lim also said that the Siti Inshah incident was not the first case of racism in the country's civil service or mainstream politics.

In February this year, the special officer to the Prime Minister, Nasir Safar labeled Indians and Chinese in Malaysia as “pendatang (immigrants)”, and openly said at a government function that “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese, especially women, came to sell their bodies”.

Before that, Bukit Bendera Umno chief Ahmad Ismail had referred to the Malaysian Chinese as "immigrants", "orang tumpang (squatters) and totally untrustworthy Malaysians.

The Ipoh Timur MP added that it is clear that the Ahmad Ismail-Nasir Safar-Siti Inshah episodes are not isolated incidents but "reflects a deeper national malady contributed no doubt by the communal brain-washing perpetrated by Biro Tata Negara over the decades".

"If Najib’s 1Malaysia policy is to have real meaning, Siti Inshah should not only be removed from the education service, there should be no place in the public service for other Siti Inshahs.

"This is a task the Cabinet tomorrow should put on top of its agenda. Are the Barisan Nasional Ministers equal to the challenge?" asked Lim.
Posted by barred at 8/17/2010 02:19:00 PM ‘racist’ principal, not cover up, parents demand

By Debra ChongAugust 19, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 —

Denying that it was a “misunderstanding”, parents want the Education Ministry to take stern disciplinary action against the Johor school head accused of spouting racist slurs, claiming that it was not the first incident.

One parent even alleged the ministry was trying to “cover up” the case at SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra in Kulai.

“Parents are very unhappy that the authorities are citing misinformation and misunderstanding that the headmistress had made the remarks.

“It wasn’t a misunderstanding. Even the teachers have given their statement to the police. The teachers confirmed what has been reported by the students,” a parent told The Malaysian Insider, refuting Education director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom’s response yesterday that the case was just a misunderstanding and had been resolved.

“If it was, then why did the state Education Department tell her to make an open apology to the non-Malay students and teachers?” he asked, and related that principal Siti Inshah Mansor had been loudly booed by the student population in the attempt.

“The government is trying to cover it up,” claimed the 46-year-old business consultant, who asked not to be named, fearing repercussions to his job.

The father of two said parents were mulling setting up a formal parent action group to pressure Putrajaya into action.

“Some disciplinary action must be taken. Even if not dismissal, at least demote her. If just transfer her out, it won’t solve the problem.

“She has done in before. In her previous school, she called Indians Nigerians,” he said, claiming Siti Inshah, who was formerly the principal of SMK Kelapa Sawit — another school in the same Kulai district — had been transferred out following similar complaints.

The police are currently investigating the case under section 504 of the Penal Code for provocation which carries a maximum imprisonment of two years, a fine or both.

A total of 17 complaints have been lodged with the police against the principal so far.

A copy of one report made last week and recently put up on the Malaysia-Today website listed several racist and derogatory remarks allegedly made by Siti Inshah, including likening Indian students wearing prayer threads on their person to dogs and ordering dissatisfied ethnic Chinese and Indian students to “return to China or India”.

Part of the lengthy police report lodged by a 16-year-old student alleged: “She gave the example of owning a Proton Saga with two passengers who are Munusamy and Chong. Munusamy and Chong were only passengers. They cannot claim any right to the car. This is the same as Malaysia in which the non-Malay students are passengers.”

Similar “racist” allegations have been reported made by senior civil servants, most notably by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s then-political aide Datuk Nasir Safar in January this year at a 1 Malaysia event, and signal a rise in racial tensions among Malaysia’s multicultural society.


Uncle Lee said...

Hi Nightwing, I really regret to read of such happenings still going on in Malaysia. It is sad.
However, politics is not in my resume, besides I am a Canadian, past 20 years and have lost touch with Malaysian politics....infact I stopped reading papers since the day I retired.

But coming to your posting, there will always be such people like the school principal or certain politicians.
They should no better supposedly being educated.

These again are people living like in that old Malay saying, 'macham katak dalam tempurong', or a from under a coconut shell.
They cannot see beyond their nose. It's a pity.
These are people who do not realize men have walked on the moon....and that no man is an Island.

It is sad for one, the head of an educational institution to have uttered those remarks...I actually pity her. We cannot be angry with such people...but to pity them.

I always say, cut your hand and mine, the blood is red, not green or blue.

We here had a guy from the middle East, he commented he hates all Jewish people or Israel.
One day his wife had to have a very serious life or death operation......guess who operated on her?

He was the only expert too who could save her life.
And he did....looked after her till she could return home....

I too have experienced all these long ago, but in return I just smile....because I can see beyond my nose, and believe hands that help are Holier than lips that pray.

You stay easy, watch your swing and have a pleasant week, Lee.

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cleffairy said...

That's utter bullshit! =( As far as I'm concern, everyone is pendatang. The only people who are rooted in tanah Melayu back then was those Orang Asal.

smallkucing said...

Sad to see that there is no 1Malayia. See, Indonesia got their Independence more or less same time as Msia. But they have managed to make it as one nation and one language.

Nightwing said...

Helo Uncle Lee,

Thank you for dropping by and for your input. will never know who our future good samaritan is..therefore must always strive to treat every one the way one wants to be treated.

U take care now...cheers.

Nightwing said...

Helo Cleffairy,

Welcome to my crib...and for your input.

Sorry the first time to my place...such a posting.

Your comment very spot on.

Nightwing said...

Helo Smallkuching,

Thanks for dropping in and sharing your thoughts.

1Malaysia sadly at the moment is only though 1 person...which is PM...his people after him..sigh...

But lets pray things will get better.

cleffairy said...

Sheesh... nonid to feel sorry. I was like you too, back in Pak Lah era.... I started off as a political blogger, but I toned down to another direction after awhile... cuz some issues really got on my nerves, and I can't voice up what I really want to say... cuz of the 'censorship'. :( If I cant say what i want and people keep condemning me for my opinions, I better keep them to myself and vent in my personal blog, and not the public one.

In my humble opinion...back then during Tun Dr. M's time, we were much more united and more respectful towards each other. I realized that after Pak Lah take the helm... loads of bullshits came out...things get uncontrollable. Tun Dr. M was not a prefect leader, but then again, there was more freedom and we cared more about advancing and competing with developed nation rather than concentrate on all these craps... we had visions not quite... cuz we;re too busy fighting with each other instead of working to be better in the eyes of the world. TSK!

Grr.... what of Vision 2020 now? Dead? Why are we so busy concentrating on racial issues when we are left so behind? GRR!

ps: I find your blog very refreshing and reviving. =D Keep it up. I'll be around. :D

Nightwing said...

Hi cleffairy,

Thanks you for the kind comment abt my crib.

Being stagnant a bit...FB takes up my time...:)

Agree with you on what u commented abt Tun M's time....Hope future leaders will do better.

U have a great week ahead now...cheers.