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As Deng pointed out, what does it matter if a cat is black or white so long as it catches the rat. Twenty years ago, on a holiday with my family in Desaru, I ran into a group of Malays. We exchanged pleasantries and asked them which part of Malaysia ( kampong ) they are from. They quickly pointed out that they are Singapore Malays and not from Malaysia. Bottom line, they seem not proud to be associated as Malaysian Malays.
That was the greatest mistake the Chinese emperor made. Admiral Cheng He's naval fleet was the strongest in the world at the time. Had the Emperor allowed the Chinese to leave China, the whole of South-east Asia and even Australia and New Zealand would be Chinese, there would be no "ketuanan melayu", and Obama's ' pivot to Asia ' today. Isma also should not forget, as Mahathir pointed out , more than 80% of the taxes are paid by the Chinese. Would "ketuanan melayu's" life be so syiok if not for the hard-working Chinese. As Mahathir pointed out Malays are lazy and tends to steal.....Renong, Pernas, MAS, NFD, etc.Chinese or more correctly Confucious culture create wealth. China was so much poorer than us, so too Singapore. Where are we today, compare to them or Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
I hope the gangster racists realize that China is taking note and not the one to forget easily. Already, the President is proposing to issue all overseas chinese a special card and reminded them that the maternal links will always be strong. Hope eventually he will learn from Putin as in Crimea and Ukraine and send his little " yellow men " where Chinese are abused and discriminated. Chairman Mao once said that the "East is Red". Maybe, eventually, the whole world will be red, esp. during Lunar New Year, when successful Chinese enclaves from Africa to the Americas celebrate their New Year.
Chinese don't gobble wealth. As Mahathir pointed out Chinese pay most of the taxes. Look at the trillions of US dollars reserve China build up. And other countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore doing so well despite endowed with little natural resources !.
No need high power science la. Haze problem is just money and politics. Oil palm is a capital intensive crop ( good return on capital ) unlike return to labor crops like coffee, cacao, pepper, and rubber. So if governments and politicians truly cares for the people and the environment they should adopt these policies. 1. All peats and wetlands should be protected and not alienated. ( No need to spell out the benefits of these to the environment, biodiversity, etc) 2. No more alienating land to companies and helping to make more oil palm tycoons Land for oil palm should only be alienated to smallholders and they be encouraged to form co-operatives. Felda could have been a model of such successful co-operatives, but instead the powers that be have hijacked it for their own interests ( hundreds of millions IPO fees for merchant banks, votes bank, etc.)