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post Sep 5 2017, 11:57 AM

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Let's be honest about the truths and facts of life in Malaysia.
Undeniably there is discrimination of races , l do not need to elaborate.

Undeniably there is a glass ceiling limiting the non-races NOTWITHSTANDING his/her qualification and capability or talent.

So when you add this 2 crucial ingredients, you'll get the "malaysia sacrifising talent to keep one race on top".

BUT It is not about the Chinese (or Indian etc) being 'more superior' to the other but its about leveling the playing field so that the best can compete against the best, and Malaysia producing the best and most suitable/capable candidate for whatever field/industry he needs to fill. That is what Malaysia should strive for. Meritocracy, and Not protectionism.

When our oil and natural resources dry up, what DO WE HAVE? We already have a glimpse of our future now - oil prices have dropped significantly, and how is the Govt refilling this void? TAX and TAX the people. They have holes of debt to fill.

So my opinion to the Topic for discussion here is, correct. Yes truth hurts, but it must be said so that Malaysia can medicate and heal.

post Sep 5 2017, 12:11 PM

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QUOTE(internaldisputes @ Sep 5 2017, 11:44 AM)
isn't there an organization set up by the government to attract back all the talents lost? at least the government realizes the problem. brain drain is a mainly a problem of people wanting more than they would've in malaysia. with the right incentives i'm sure they'll swarm back home.
yes. Gov has attracted some talents back. BUT still can not kept them
you know what, when these talented people are here which they have agreed what they requested in term of incentive, benefits , etc
However, when they are back in Malaysia, too free, not buzy, not much work to do, not challenging, not what they want, etc
at the end, these talented people fly back to overseas again
post Sep 5 2017, 02:27 PM

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QUOTE(internaldisputes @ Sep 5 2017, 11:44 AM)
isn't there an organization set up by the government to attract back all the talents lost? at least the government realizes the problem. brain drain is a mainly a problem of people wanting more than they would've in malaysia. with the right incentives i'm sure they'll swarm back home.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 ― It will be harder to convince Malaysians abroad to return to the country due to the current economic and political climate here, TalentCorp Malaysia chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican has said.

“Malaysians abroad at this juncture would need more persuasion to return home given the current economic and political climate,” he told news website Astro Awani in an exclusive interview published today.

While the report did not elaborate on the political and economic climate that Johan was referring to, commodity-reliant Malaysia’s currency value has recently hit a 17-year-low and the country has been facing political turbulence with calls for the prime minister to resign over financial controversies including a RM2.6 billion donation and state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Johan was reported admitting that Talentcorp needs to do more to persuade a majority of the Malaysians now abroad to return home.

According to Astro Awani, there are around 300,000 Malaysians abroad, with 5,600 having applied to return through TalentCorp’s Returning Expert Programme (REP) and an estimated 3,600 returning through this scheme in the last four years.

But Johan reportedly disagreed that the REP had performed poorly despite the number of approved applicants under the scheme appearing to be “a drop in the ocean”.

“Previously we only had 1,000,” he was quoted saying in comparing the more than three-fold increase in Malaysians on the REP.

He pointed out that the REP is not aimed to attract “anyone and everyone” and targets those abroad with “valuable international experience to give back to our nation”, adding that TalentCorp will take into account the World Bank’s recommendations in its 2015 report.

“We have noted the recommendations from the 2015 World Bank report and will continue to address the main reasons Malaysians choose to live abroad including salary concerns, opportunity for career growth and livability of our country,” he was quoted saying.

He added that the World Bank had said the REP is most effective in luring Malaysian talents back when a job offer is tied to the scheme.

“We are now working closely with our partners to identify jobs available for professionals overseas. We know that the offer must be attractive enough for them to once again join Malaysia’s workforce,” he said, also saying that there is potential for growth of key industry sectors such as oil and gas, finance, electronics and healthcare.

Under the REP scheme, Malaysians who return can take up the optional offer of a 15 per cent tax rate on their wages for five years and receive a maximum RM150,000 tax exemption for a car, while foreign spouses and children will be eligible for Permanent Resident (PR) status within six months of the PR application.

Johan said Malaysians abroad are either those who will never return and those who will come back anyway, with TalentCorp to focus on those who are in between these two groups and are interested in returning and named the oil and gas, finance, electronics and private healthcare sectors as having the biggest potential for growth.

But he also predicted that the numbers of young Malaysians working abroad will not rise sharply in the years ahead, suggesting that they will be forced to return here due to low employment rates in countries under the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia...MwUeXQW8vQ5t.99

post Sep 5 2017, 03:54 PM

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QUOTE(789321 @ Sep 5 2017, 09:07 AM)
Well xenotzu, your constant blasting of the government and racial relations in Malaysia truly astounds me. If you are not happy with life in Malaysia, then you know what to do lah. This is a free country. The PRC Chinese are migrating to Malaysia in droves, they have no problems with the policies in Malaysia, it showed this is a good government and country.
Yup , that is also the reason why the western world is so good to the muslims. It shows that the western world provides good government and country to the muslims.
There are so many muslims who migrated to the US, European countries. The western world must be real good.

post Sep 9 2017, 11:14 AM

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Isn’t a one-race civil service a form of apartheid?

Published: Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:39    Written by Dr Boo Cheng Hau

I remember once as a young medical officer, I was boycotted by operating theatre staff when I wanted stern action taken against a staff nurse who went for a kenduri when she was supposed to scrub for a surgery.  An assistant nurse had to cover up for her delinquent senior. Both the nurses – the one who had absented herself and the one suddenly forced to relieve her duty – were Malay. The young patient lying on my operating table waiting to deliver her baby was Malay too. And also Malay, the anaesthesist and other operating theatre staff who gave me the cold shoulder after I remonstrated with the matron.  I had informed Matron right away after I found the young nurse shivering in fear because she was thrown into the deep end and unprepared to assist in a surgery. If I had expected disciplinary action to be taken, I was disappointed. My colleagues who rallied around the race banner sadly failed to see that the patient (someone belonging to their own ethnic community) about to give birth deserved the best medical care.

What if it had been an emergency case where a life was at stake? Malays have to be made aware that an incompetent and one-race dominated civil service may not be beneficial to them and as the majority, they would be the ones ultimately most affected. With such experiences, you can understand why I resigned from the public health sector.  One of my Malay superiors urged me to “think about the service” but then again, if only the Malays themselves could think about how racism among civil servants has hindered their own progress.

Malay first and foremost

Malaysia has a “huge and largely ethnic Malay civil service, completely loyal to Umno, but increasingly incompetent” that is the biggest obstacle to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia. This was the view of former Economic Planning Unit deputy director-general K. Govindan, according to a leaked United States diplomatic cable.  The WikiLeaks that appeared in Malaysia Today on June 6 had the cable further quoting Govindan’s opinion that our civil service adopts “a very narrow worldview and will oppose, even refuse to implement, reforms perceived as damaging ethnic Malay interests, even if convinced of the long-run gains for Malaysia”.

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has referred to the service as a “Malay administration”. He did not even bother to pass it off as a “bumiputera administration” in which case it can be claimed by the non-Muslim natives of East Malaysia. Alas, the Orang Asli indigenous to the peninsula do not even figure in the equation.  Non Malays have been gradually cleansed from the public sector with only a few remaining now in crucial and inevitable sectors such as teaching in vernacular schools. The Orang Asli have been totally excluded.

Umno ultra nationalists defend majority-race dominance as justifiable opposed to the minority-race dominance previously in South Africa under apartheid. They’re pretending their systemic racism is not discernible to the rest of the world even if the minorities in Malaysia are resigned to this supremacist order of public affairs.  The public sector should reflect the country’s plural society or in other words, set the example and no longer display the same ‘ethnic imbalances’ blamed on the divide-and-rule policy under British colonial rule.

Not a ‘reasonable’ apportioning

Mahathir and his ultras claim their affirmative action differs from apartheid. Yet the end result of the affirmative or rather discriminative action is the monopoly of all aspects of socio-economic life by a single politically dominant ethnic majority. One example of the 1Malay administration at work is the annual Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship disbursement where top non-Malay students appear to have been systematically sidelined.

Even though Article 8 (2) of the Federal Constitution states that all citizens are eligible if suitably qualified by educational standards to enter any branch of the public service, and there can be no discrimination on grounds of race, religion and the like, in reality, the Malay ultras have ignored this constitutional provision.  The public sector can declare that it is devoid of racial discrimination only if its staff composition reasonably reflects the ethnic composition of the country and its intake based primarily on merit. The competence, integrity and efficiency of personnel must take precedence over one’s skin colour and ancestral status.

In 1967, the Malays accounted for 68 percent of all civil servants (Supian Ali and Mohd Zainuddin: p.162). Chinese accounted for 16 percent and Indians 15 percent. In 1968, Malays outnumbered non-Malays only in two (administrative services and legal services) out of nine public service areas, and accounted about half of the uniformed services manpower (Mohamed Suffian: p.297). Nonetheless, many top administrative jobs, legal officer and technical posts were held by the Chinese and Indians.

Under clause (2) of article 153 in the constitution, it is the responsibility of the Yang Dipertuan Agong acting on Cabinet advice to ensure the reservation for Malays and natives of Borneo a “reasonable proportion” of positions in the federal public service. The constitution also prohibits any deprivation of a person of any public office held by him; and public servants all races of all levels must be treated impartially (Mohamed Suffian: p.294).  The constitution compels that any preferential treatment must still be reasonable to all ethnic groups and merit take precedence. The implementation of preferential policies has to be transparent.

In 1978, the American court ruled in Regents of University of California v. Bakke that merit must take precedence over ethnicity in the implementation of affirmative action, and reverse racism as well as racial quotas are strictly forbidden.  Strictly speaking, racial quotas have been found by the courts to be unconstitutional and not regarded as affirmative action in the United States. Instead racial quotas were the main feature of apartheid in South Africa

Consequences of racial quotas

The New Economic Policy imposed a quota in respect of Division I officers in the following services. The figures are shown in ratio: ...

Shortly after Independence, there were about 40 percent Indians in the Johor civil service. Today the 8,372-strong Johor civil service has witnessed the dwindling of Indians to a mere 1.39 percent and Chinese to an even more miniscule 0.12 percent (The Star, April 8, 2010).

All of the Johor leading administrative officers, including state secretaries, secretaries, directors of various state agencies, district officers and land officers and special administrators are Malays in a state where non-Malays account for almost half of the population. Malay domination of the public service is prominent not only at the top administrative levels but also down to the general workers.

Is the absolute domination of the public service by the Malays to be deemed ‘reasonable’ and constitutional?

XXL size govt and payroll

As we all know, the Malaysian public sector is bloated and we have the highest proportion of civil servants to population compared with our neighbours. In fact, we’re likely the world record holder!  Yet the civil service still keeps expanding. It keeps absorbing Malay graduates who would otherwise be. This will cause the Malay young generation to cling to the theory of Malay supremacy until the bubble bursts.  The public sector comprised 11.9 percent of our total workforce in 1970, peaking at 15 percent in 1981 but dropping to 12 percent in 1991 after an aggressive privatization programme launched in the mid-1980s (K.S. Jomo et al: p.65).

Like other totalitarian states in history such as the Third Reich of Nazi Germany, Umno needs a large number of Malay civil servants to control the populace through racism. Its state-sponsored Biro Tata Negara propagates Malay supremacy from top civil servants down to the grassroots.

BTN has successfully infused not only Malay supremacy but also Sinophobia and xenophobia among Malay civil servants. The British were perceived as the colonizers and Chinese subsequently became the new bogeymen after Independence as the counterfoil for instilling Malay ‘unity’.  Nonetheless, there are unintended consequences from the bloated number of Malay civil servants. Some of them living in urban areas take on second jobs – teachers give private tuition and sell insurance; nurses engage in direct sales; government office general workers work at petrol kiosks at night. But at least they are trying to augment their income through honest means.

Corruption among civil servants has even been justified as an acceptable way to “balance the income disparity” between the Chinese-dominated private sector and Malay-dominated public sector. The tragic thing about the whole issue is that corruption has not only victimized the non-Malay poor but has also denied the underprivileged Malays access to state resources.

The lack of promotion prospects has contributed to the phenomenon of many non Malays resigning from the public service besides deterring new prospective entrants from applying. The ‘kulitfication’ (skin colour) ceiling and other preferences along racial lines comes at the expense of public administration efficiency. Inefficiency in the public sector has in turn adversely affected our national economic growth and the incomes of those who dominate the public sector.

There were preferential policies during the apartheid era to upgrade the living standards of politically dominant white Afrikaner minority among other better-off whites. But apartheid is an immoral regime because it degrades fellow countrymen and refuses to allow that all human beings are equals. Such discriminative preferential policies are not ‘affirmative action’; they are immoral.


Well argued and researched article.
post Sep 9 2017, 04:17 PM

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QUOTE(Ckmwpy0370 @ Sep 5 2017, 12:11 PM)
yes. Gov has attracted some talents back. BUT still can not kept them 
you know what, when these talented people  are here which they have agreed what they requested in term of incentive, benefits , etc
However, when they are back in  Malaysia, too free, not buzy, not much work to do, not challenging, not what they want, etc
at the end, these talented people  fly back to overseas again
Who the hell would want to return after enjoying freedom and meritocracy abroad? Only the failures would return and even then, most of them still opt to go back and be expatriates.
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Adik pemimpin PPBM mohon maaf selepas kenyataan ‘Cina pijak kita’

PETALING JAYA: Adik kepada Naib Presiden PPBM Datuk Hamidah Osman hari ini meminta maaf beberapa jam selepas memuat naik kiriman Facebook yang disifatkan sebagai perkauman.

“Saya minta maaf…Selepas ini saya tak akan usik tentang Cina lagi,” kata Hamizura Osman.

Hamizura dalam kiriman awal pagi tadi berkata penyokong pembangkang perlu berhati-hati dalam meraih sokongan Cina dalam usaha menjatuhkan Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“Dalam usaha kita nak turunkan Najib. Dalam masa yang sama, jangan bagi Cina pijak kita. Tak perlulah memuji sang Cina dalam kalangan kita. Cina yang sepatutnya merayu kepada Melayu…. Ini bumi Melayu,” katanya.

Kenyataannya itu mengundang kecaman dan juga sokongan.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PPBM, Tariq Ismail merupakan salah seorang yang membidas Hamizura atas kenyataan itu.

“Saya tidak setuju dengan kenyataan rasis (bersifat perkauman) ini. Jangan guna nama Dr Mahathir dan lambang PPBM atas kenyataan rasis ini,” kata Tariq meurujuk kepada Pengerusi PPBM, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Masyarakat Cina di Malaysia adalah warganegara Malaysia dan berhak tinggal di negara ini. Kita tidak boleh menafikan sumbangan masyarakat Cina kepada negara ini,” katanya dalam kiriman Facebook.

Tariq menekankan wawasan parti adalah untuk mengembalikan dan memperkasakan maruah Melayu berteraskan keadaban, kesopanan dalam kata-kata dan tindakan.
Beliau juga menambah, hak Melayu adalah untuk memperkasakan maruah Melayu, bukan memperjuangkan ketuanan Melayu.

Kalau mahu memperjuangkan Ketuanan Melayu dengan mencaci dan menghasut orang dan rakyat jelata, saya cabar kamu kembali ke Umno,” kata Tariq dalam responsnya di Facebook itu.

“Saya yakin Umno sendiri tidak mahukan kamu. Rakyat akan tolak kamu. Kita semua harus sentiasa ingat tiap hari kita solat, kita doa kepada Allah untuk membawa kita ke jalan yang lurus. Bukankah ini pedoman kita?

“Jangan ikut resmi lalang, semakin berisi makin tegak. Ikut resmi padi, makin berisi makin tunduk,” kata Tariq yang menyeru Hamizura untuk merendah diri.

Beliau berkata tindakan Hamizura memalukan parti dan juga kakaknya, Hamidah.

Punca: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/...#undefined.gbpl

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