Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BTN lecturer told us Indians were Pariah caste, Chinese low-class

BTN - Besar Tetek Nenek

If ALL Indians who migrated here were from the PARIAH caste , then the lecturer is also saying Mahathir is a half-Pariah since he is a Mamak and Pak Lah is a half low-class since his mother is Chinese .

A Disappointed Civil Servant

LETTER It amuses me to note the rapacious back and forth regarding the Kursus Kenegaraan organised by the Biro Tatanegara. However, I notice that remarks defending the program have so far been based on perspectives of certain Government officials, who may or may not have been subjected to the charms of the program. As a serving Government professional of non-Bumiputera descent, I feel it is pertinent that I share my experience of this program, so that some objectivity may be achieved in understanding the isssue at hand.

It is compulsory for all Government servants to attend this course once during service. I attended the program in 2006, in a group of 80-odd Malays and 9 non-Malays. We were a mix of doctors, dentists, pharmacists and teachers. On the first day, we had to listen to a series of 4 lectures, all delivered by lecturers from the local MARA University campus. I vividly remember the 1st lecture on Kerakyatan, for it was delivered with such fervour by an obviously inspired lecturer. At times he seemed to go off his script and made several references to ‘other’ races being ‘pendatangs’ and forgetting their ‘place’ in society, and not being grateful for the citizenship ‘awarded’ to them, and other remarks of a similar vein.

However what shocked me was when this lecturer, in a frenzied fit of rage, asked the audience whether they knew that ALL Indians who migrated here were from the PARIAH caste, and similarly all Chinese who came here were also from the lower classes in their country of origin. I was livid with rage that this supposed university lecturer had the unabashed temerity to tar all Indians and Chinese with the same brush, and make such an unsubstantiated sweeping statement that may have been lapped up by the ill-informed as the gospel truth. From that moment I was mentally tuned off from listening to further garbage being spewed by this obvious racist. After ranting and raving for a good forty minutes more, he mercifully concluded and invited questions from the floor.

I immediately got up and proceeded to enquire on what basis the lecturer made his sweeping statements, and if he was aware that aside from indentured labourers, the British had brought educated Indians and Ceylonese Tamils to serve in the civil service in pre-independence Malaya. I then informed him that I was a 3rd generation civil servant, and the last time I checked, I wasn’t a PARIAH. By this time the lecturer was squirming in discomfort, especially as the crowd assembled there started to cheer me on. I sternly told the lecturer to check his facts before he confuses others with blatant untruths.

The Chinese dentist that stood up after me was in no conciliatory mood however. She blasted the lecturer outright by saying ‘Saya berasa amat tersinggung dengan apa yang dikatakan oleh penceramah tadi (I am offended by the remarks made by the lecturer); ianya sangat tidak adil dan amat mengelirukan para hadirin di sini (it is an unfair statement and can confuse the others assembled here).’ Probably stung by the truth of those comments, the lecturer tried to weasel out of the messy situation by defending his statement which was made in a particular context. But none of us were fooled, and we realised that this course was an attempt to stereotype and racially profile the citizenry for the benefit of a certain group to assert its ‘ketuanan’ on others.

Suffice to say, i was least interested in the ensuing activities, especially the drill parade where we were forced to pray with arms outstretched to maintain ‘conformity’, despite my usual method being the traditional hands clasped in supplication.

Ultimately, the course made me despise the way the non-bumis were treated, and served to reinforce the belief shared by many that it is a brainwashing and indoctrination exercise to target the ill-informed and the gullible. I am sure my Malay friends would (mostly) have cringed in shame at the way their fellow citizens were humiliated and made a mockery of.

Bottom line is, stay away from this course. It does no good and can serve to divide the population.


  1. Those lecturers must have been born out through the arsehole. Just look at their features before condemning other races. They look like shit, smell like shit and behave like shit. These idiots must realise that they were going round naked at one time and the Indians and Chinese were the ones who made them cloth up. SHIT. SHIT.

  2. IbnAbdHalim said...

    I sympathize with the participants of the BTN courses who had to bear the insult from the bureau. I too had attended the course way back in 1990 in Langkawi. BTN has nothing beneficial other than to indoctrinate racial hatred. This made me reject the second course I was supposed to attend. And my head of department found my replacement.

    During my course there were only Malays and we were brainwashed and fed with data of half truths and indoctrinated to hate the non-Malays especially the Chinese thru sons and lectures.

    I'm of the opinion that the bureau be abolished for a better Malaysia if Najib is true to his 1Malaysia.

  3. "... all Chinese who came here were also from the lower classes in their country of origin.."

    That is not altogether untrue.

    The Chinese were mostly from the "lower classes" in China but they were worth their weight in gold as the British found them to be absolutely necessary to bring to Malaya as the damn natives were not up to it at all for anything to get the country to rise from its status of cave- and tree-dwellers.

    In other words, they were of even "lower classes".

    But being of any "class" is not important - just look at the number of Chinese nowadays who have "risen" above their former "lowly" stature.

    The fearful thing for the no-class ie. those that cannot climb out of their lowly stature without being lazy and parasitical is that if they were to do the decent thing and release the potentials of ALL Chinese, those who would be left behind in the "lower classes" will definitely not be the Chinese!

    Right now the trick is to hold back the non-bumis in the hope that some others can somehow elevate themselves to the levels of the "lower classes" Chinese. This will not work if the entitled ones are not exactly all blessed with leaders with any decent "any class" brains or personal integrity!

    Our good lecturer need only to look elsewhere to see those Chinese not held back go forth and fully blossom into people of "class" and position all over the world.

    Why not our bumis do that too? The truth is that there simply isn't the material here to enable the bumis to move "their own kind " anyway.

    So stand aside, and let others such as the Chinese show you lot what "class" is if you have not already just looked to the near horizon and see what has been achieved in Singapore.

    By the way, who is that BTN monkey with the cheap hairstyle, queer's manicured moustache, alleyway gangsta's outfit and those sinister shade in an earlier picture? He looked every bit the part of a low-class backstreet thug who had to cover up the lack of substance with the most unsuitable "look" there is to make him errrrm absolutely no class and no substance..!

  4. 中国报因召妓无证道歉






    this write above is the supporter of whoever pay him......... even porn star can be president, what is this small matter lah.

    No proof better keep quite....... throw stone and hide his hands - seow ren.

  5. Can we said that all mara graduates ranging from basic degree to phd are idiots and not near to the standards compare elsewhere
    Tell all the chinese, indians and all the other races that we are virtually useless and we have not contributed to nation building
    Fucking cheap malays thats all

  6. What you need is a few of these people speaking without brain to create hatred and mistrust among the society. They think highly of themselves but what they said reflects on their immaturity and low level of mentality. Not everyone among us is like that.


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