|Dr M diagnoses Malays' problem.|
Former Malaysia PM Mahathir has repeatedly accused Malays of very bad things again. Below is part of his transcript. If Singaporean Chinese is to say the same thing, Malays will nail Singaporean Chinese down as racist.
Malays have been calling Chinese racist for very trivial things, but the guy who bad mouth and stereotyping Malays most in this planet is Dr M. Or is it that Dr M has the courage to say the truth?
Nevertheless, few Malay will heed Dr M. An easier way out is to blame Chinese racism for everything under the sun whenever Malay fails.
I spent 22 years trying to change the Malays, trying to alter the perception that they were lazy, I failed.
In the past, when a Malay was sentenced to jail, the offender would hang his head in shame as it was not something to be proud of. But today, when a Malay is sentenced to jail, the offender will walk with his head proudly in the air, smiling as if he has achieved something.
If anyone asks me today, I would have to say Malays are lazy.
When they fail, they say we will go and become Mat Rempit. Look at the gender breakdown in our public universities. Women make up 70% of the students while men are a mere 30%. What has happened? Is Malaysia lacking in males? No, the Malay men appear to feel proud to be Mat Rempit. They do not feel ashamed when they fail in their examinations
I always tell non-Malays not to think that the Malays are lazy. If anyone asks me today, I would have to say Malays are lazy.
Another failing among the Malays, was the lack of honesty and integrity, and their failure to handle money properly. I am operating a bakery and have given many opportunities to Malays to hold management positions.
Unfortunately, time and time again, honesty and integrity appear to be lacking as there have been staff who keep stealing.
They do not seem to understand that it is wrong to take what is not theirs, they do not think of the big picture or the long term.
As Malaysia heads towards 2020, the Malays must work hard to ensure that they are not the poor people of Malaysia, If we fail, we should not blame anyone but ourselves. We have failed because we did not do what was right.