Friday, November 27, 2009

BTN

Selangor banned their civil servants and students of the state-owned institutions from attending the BTN courses.

I think it is a foolish move.

It just showed that PR is of no different from BN. Why stopping people from attending BTN? You can just do another BTN yourself and put forward your version for us to hear.

Why need to treat us the rakyat the way BN have been treating us for the past 52 years? That we need help in understanding who are we, and how we should think. That if it is left to us interprete things ourselves, we will be lost somewhere and go sesat. Exactly the same frustration I had with the ban of the word Allah for the Christians.

Confuse or not, good for us or not, facts are there for us to interpret, not for you to decide on our interpretation.

Yes, some say, in fact, many say that BTN preaches some degree of racism. Some degree yes. As in the interpretation of the historical facts into the BN's/UMNO's way:

ie we need to accept that the Malays are the natives, and they gave the non-malays a place in this country.

I had been to the camp and one of the guys did put it through that way, but, with much more care and subtle wordings. But to be honest, I acknowledged his interpretation as his and actually it was a fair interpretation.

But, he didnt blatantly ask me to go back China or what not. He put it to me that there should be some form of understanding and acknowledgement of the Malay's willingness to accept other races, and so we need some form of tolak ansur to move forward together.

Now thats quite true, in some ways.

But accepting Malay's privilledges does not equal accepting the rich and well off' Malays should get privilledges because they are malays. Classic example: AP scheme. Malays in kampung doesnt get AP. Not even 1 sen.

and the biggest pain in the ass is when hearing some people who are driving mercedes and having all the contracts in the world crying help and injustice that Malays being deprived. Pls show me how much you had helped your people before telling me that they needed help.

6 comments:

ihsan_huhu said...

BTN membazir. buang mase je aku g.

vanguard said...

if it were the media or an academic discussion, then such a practice can be applied, and people can be exposed to other ideas...to make an informed decision...

the prob with BTN is that it institutionalizes the belief of one political party...an arm of government is used to propagate this belief...

to me, if really the concern is nationalism, then should invite all leaders across the divide as speakers...

p/s-i'm surprised u chosed 'the malays are the natives, and they gave the non-malays a place in this country' as a historical fact, that the social contract is a historical fact...that is UMNO's history

in 1947, a proposal was made so that all are known as Malayans..the British rejected this, and this event has never been at all put in our history books

angchoonseong said...

As in the interpretation of the historical facts into the BN's/UMNO's way:

ie we need to accept that the Malays are the natives, and they gave the non-malays a place in this country.

I refered that fact as their interpretation.

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A said...

"we need to accept that the Malays are the natives, and they gave the non-malays a place in this country."

i'd like to correct that - Malays are not the only natives. Don't forget about those in East Malaysia too

@c6 said...

BTN is a good programmed for those who understand.