M’sian caped crusader?

by Mariam Mokhtar
Mar 11, 2013

Malays could be the masters of their own destiny, but decades of spoon-feeding, reinforced by an unhealthy belief that they are morally and spiritually superior, has robbed many Malays of the power of critical thought and analysis. It is as if the strain of thinking for oneself, is too great a challenge.

When a Malay criticises the ruling party, he is seen as ‘ungrateful’. He is told that he should be appreciative for all that Umno has done for him – all the opportunities for education and work. It is conveniently forgotten that not all Malays benefit from the New Economic Policy (NEP).

Many middle-class Malay families complain that scholarships or study loans go to the children of well-connected parents. In businesses, and especially in government tenders, the same applies – connections count more than skills or expertise. Many senior politicians and their wives are more commonly known as Mr or Mrs “Ten percent”.

Conversely, Malays have not realised that receiving an education or business opportunity via the affirmative action policies, should not deprive them of a voice. Malays must learn that keeping the government on its toes does not mean that they are unappreciative or disloyal.

Some Malays have a child-like version of the world. In a discussion with a non-Malay, the Malay who cannot present his facts in a logical manner may invariably blurt out, “Go back to where you came from”. It is like the frustrated child who does not get his way and threatens his sibling with, “I’ll tell father what you did”. He does not care about the consequences. He just wants to hurt and get retribution.

When our leaders act in the same manner, this presents a very poor example for the Malays. As an example, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had encouraged the stripping of Ambiga Sreenevasan’s citizenship because she wanted true democracy.

When all else fails, some Malays bring Allah into the argument. Malays are adept at emotional blackmail, especially when the threat of eternal damnation is involved.

Malays fiercely defend their religious rights and condemn non-Muslims for entering the discussion. Some claim that as they do not interfere with other religions, then non-Muslims should not interfere in theirs. Could this be an explanation for the muted Muslim voices when a band of renegade Malays dragged a cow’s head through the streets of Shah Alam?

Why have Malays not acknowledged that for centuries, the word ‘Allah’ was used with no problems until Umno Malays decided it was wrong?

Suffering trial by ordeal

Malays swearing on the Quran in a mosque debases the religion. Compare this with trial by ordeal in medieval England. If someone was accused of a crime against the monarch, he might suffer trial by ordeal. If he did not sustain injuries when his arm was placed in a vat of boiling oil, then he is found innocent.

Saiful Bukhari’s father, Azlan Mohd Lazim, has claimed that the sodomy charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had been politically motivated. Umno leaders treat Malays as simpletons. Will Malays ask Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to respond to Azlan’s latest revelation and also address the accusations made by carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan and former inspector-general of police (IGP) Musa Hassan?

Why don’t Malays consider a range of other views, to help shape theirs? Sadly, some non-Malays also fall into the trap of not entering into a discussion because they are told that “it does not concern them”. Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, so all Malaysians are free to express the opinion on any aspect of Islam.

Malays dislike being told that they are in the wrong. Instead of having a rational discussion, some prefer to bottle their emotions, than risk running amok. Decades of ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ have reinforced this flaw in their character.

Mahathir said that the opposition would destroy the Malays and bumiputeras in Selangor. Mahathir’s ‘Project M’ allowed illegal immigrants into Sabah. Najib and the Election Commission (EC) permit illegal immigrants into Malaysia. Malays are being betrayed by Umno Malay leaders. These policies of offering citizenship to illegal immigrants have contributed to the loss of lives in Lahad Datu.

Whilst Najib fell under Psy’s charms in Penang, and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had reportedly been in Indonesia for Chinese New Year, armed Sulu invaders had slipped into Sabah where they were allegedly plied with food and drink by the Umno government during negotiations.

A news blackout did nothing to quell criticisms of the handling of the crisis, it merely festered the spread of rumours. Najib has only himself to blame for this debacle.

The country is being crippled by abuses of power, corruption, police brutality and high levels of crime, and the man in the street knows the perpetrators. Both Mahathir and Najib have portrayed Anwar as an agent of various foreign governments, a stud (from the various sex videos produced by Umno), and the one who will bring the Malays down.

Anwar may be portrayed by Umno as a supervillain, but he is not responsible for these crimes. Contrariwise, he is the superhero who would like to avenge them.

People may have read on the Internet about the portly delivery van driver who dressed as Batman and marched a suspected criminal into a police station in Bradford, England. If only Najib could have exercised his full powers when he was prime minister and put a stop to all the evil in Malaysia. Perhaps, he could have been the Malaysian Batman – The Caped Crusader.

Their similarities and differences

The original Batman was the son of millionaire philanthropists; Najib and his wife have become multi-millionaires from being in politics, but they are no philanthropists. Any largesse they exhibit is paid for by the taxpayer.

There are some significant similarities and differences between Batman and Najib. Batman lives in a gothic mansion, whereas Najib has a Louis-Farouk monstrosity. Batman has a Batmobile, but Najib has access to a variety of vehicles, including two submarines with slight technical glitches.

Batman has a ‘six-pack’, whereas Najib is blessed with a ‘12-pack’ figure. In the Umno world, quantity matters.

Batman has his sidekick, Robin “The Boy Wonder”. Najib has three sidekicks – Hishammuddin Hussein the “Action Boy”, Zahid Hamidi “GI Joe” and Rais Yatim “The Disinformer”. Batman has eyes only for the femme fatale “Catwoman”, whereas Najib has Rosmah Mansor “The Bag Lady” and Ummi Hafilda Ali “The Wazz”.

The Malays must understand that if Najib cannot defend Lahad Datu from a gang of invaders, he has little chance of defending the name ‘Allah’, nor protecting Malaysians from a band of internal crooks.


MARIAM MOKHTAR is a non-conformist traditionalist from Perak, a bucket chemist and an armchair eco-warrior. In ‘real-speak’, this translates into that she comes from Ipoh, values change but respects culture, is a petroleum chemist and also an environmental pollution-control scientist.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 5:26 am

    This is a hilarious write up by Mariam Mokhtar.
    Najib reduced to become…..Malaysia Caretaker…no more unelected PM title.
    He is selfish…cunning and a born liar.
    No one in the world dares to fool around with Mongolian girls.
    Here we have one C4ed.
    Just watch Mongolians voodos…in action.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 5:39 am

    Kublai Khan….Genghis Khan….Mongolians…most feared and revered ….founders of China.
    Malaysia Caretaker is such a Humpty Dumpty…”bor chai se”
    All they need is something from Atlantuya…hair…a piece of skin..or any personal belongings…chant and chant..and her ghost will be flying around….alive…waiting for her lover.
    Take note….Malaysian Caretaker….Mongolians pray to the spirit world….for past 3000 years!!

  3. #3 by monsterball on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 5:58 am

    Love is a many splendor things…full of seven in heaven feelings…rolling and rolling …got that from Mongol girl…yet C4ed her to death?….bor chai se.
    How ignorant can one be……living like a Prince…a Lord of the Jungle…general knowledge…very poor…only read books concerning politics.
    Mongolia is older than China…and no one dares to try funny with that country…especially the ladies.
    Our 2 Abdul…is the best.

  4. #4 by monsterball on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 6:08 am

    One Abdul … ran far far away.
    The other thinks he is almighty…no one can touch him….YET….dare not announce 13th GE….reduced to become Malaysia Caretaker man.
    What kind of a Batman is that???
    Actually…he cannot run anywhere.
    Run…Umno B finito….don’t run..also finito.
    That’s the genius of Atlantuya…make him like a yoyo…a living dead…enjoying herself.
    Caretaker needs sleeping pills every night…or secretly drink fire water to get drunk and sleep.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 6:23 am

    Keep ignoring the very humble but very powerful Mongolian race!!!!
    Know next to nothing about Mongolia.
    Habitual liar….stealing and plundering.
    Got brother siok siok….then boom boom boom the provider.
    What kind of animals are these 2 Abduls???

  6. #6 by monsterball on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 6:38 am

    Fooling Malaysians…not enough…must also fool his Savior.
    He who thinks he can fool others all the time…is the biggest fool…father and son alike…with their Umno b party.
    Mongolians do not kill…..not even an earth worm.
    Caretaker is so lucky..alive and well…but a living dead for sure he is.
    Got to sleep!

  7. #7 by rockdaboat on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 7:39 am

    Another excellent article by Mariam Mokhtar!

  8. #8 by rockdaboat on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 7:50 am

    This bungling PM just reminds me of Deputy Perkin (acted by Mills Watson) in the US TV comedy
    “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo”.

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 8:25 am

    Let me repeat again, Mahathir and his like-minded arguments are NO different than the Kirams. If you listen to Mahathir and his ilks, you might as well give back Sabah to the Kirams. It may take longer but you will end up like them too..

  10. #10 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 8:28 am

    Malays brainwashed by MMK n UmnoB: B grateful lah 2 us n b patient, kiss our @rse first, b a small fry n our mah cai first, then slowly move up d corruption ladder till eventually b a Mr or Mrs “10%” + lots of titles be4 n after your name
    Dat’s life 4 Malays in 1M’sia, DON’T Question n U will b Given

  11. #11 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 8:29 am

    Question n U will b given black eyes n sodomised

  12. #12 by cseng on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 8:33 am

    Even the tok-a-lah was dragged into our politic, don’t ever say “don’t politicise isues”.

    Najib, for me, only fit, as saiful apek in pi-mai pi-mai tang-tu, the best.

  13. #13 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 8:55 am

    The real difference between malays and chinese (cant speak for others) is that malays are sentimental / emotional whereas chinese are practical / pragmatic. And there is certainly nothing good or bad about either.

    Many malays, esp the older folks, are still terribly sentimental about umno although they know that umno is rotten to the core. And the chinese is much too practical to go on supporting mca for mca has shown itself to be unable to achieve anything of significant.

    That is why the “you are ungrateful” allegation will hurt a malay’s feelings. A chinaman is likely to brush off the same allegation with “so what?” or “I am too busy to bother”.

    And really the difference is not in-borned. It is a matter of attitude; and attitude is shaped by the evironment – by society. Chinese by and large are urban folks unlike the malays. They tend to have city-mentality. Then again, young malays who worked and grew up in cities too have acquired the same attitude – formed no doubt by the city mentality.

  14. #14 by SENGLANG on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 8:59 am

    We accept the facts that there are elite Malays. Those are either in politic and business. These elite Malays are very sharp in mind and knowledge.
    People like Mahathir is sure a thinking man. But at the same these are the same man that would not like to see other of their race to be one of them…for obvious reason

  15. #15 by Winston on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 9:10 am

    The root cause of all the troubles in this country can be summed up by the fact that this country has criminals in the top hierarchy of the ruling party.
    And their fear of losing their grip on power and the consequences of facing up to their comeuppance has spawned the crippling afflictions we are having now.
    Be that as it may, Malaysians have a duty and a responsibility to right all the wrongs done by them over the past decades.
    And the time is now!
    Vote the criminals out!!
    JUST DO IT!!!

  16. #16 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 9:34 am

    Let me point out one more thing – What is the difference between the Sulu invaders and those that attacked PKR HQ in Tropicana? No different..They broke the law, violence and they say the same things – nonsense and lies.

    And for that matter those at Teluk Intan, Melaka, Penang Komtar – no different..

  17. #17 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 10:43 am

    ‘……but decades of spoon-feeding, reinforced by an unhealthy belief that they are morally and spiritually superior, has robbed many Malays of the power of critical thought and analysis….’ .

    Sounds like what the Kims in North Korea, Hitler and Mao did.

    Control the minds and the powers there be can mould them into whatever they want and the sheep will obediently follow.

    The now feeble minded people will believe 100% in whatever is told to them and will react and respond accordingly and obediently without question. Thinking is not allowed.

    And they, the leaders, can then rule indefinitely, they think and hope (but note Ghadaffi, Mubarak etc).

    That’s why the mindless sheep are now asked / required to watch ‘Tanda Putera’, to read Utusan and to watch government TV and believe Rais Yatim, Hishamuddin et al.

    The brain-washing is almost complete thanks to BN using all its apparatus in government, including BTN, to achieve this ‘Utopia’.

  18. #18 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:08 am

    Najib is more aptly compared with ‘George of the Jungle’.

    He swings from one (1)tree INTO another tree, this bumbling idiot who has no clue of anything at all.

  19. #19 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:08 am

    And he is surrounded by characters such as The Cretin (Hishamuddin), the The Dumbo (Zaid Hamidi), The Sycophant (Rais), The Cow Woman (Shahrizat), The Imelda Midget FLOM (Rosmah), the Black Metallic (Zambry),

  20. #20 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:10 am

    the Porn Star (CSL), the Co.k-Head (Samy), the Talam Tilam Man (CT Yong), the Liar (LT Lie), the Gani Sack (AG), the Fat Buffoon (I Ali) and a host of other characters.

  21. #21 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:12 am

    the Porno Star (CSL),

  22. #22 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:13 am

    Najib is more aptly compared with ‘George of the Jungle’.

    He swings from one (1)tree INTO another tree, this bumbling idiot who has no clue of anything at all.

    And he is surrounded by characters such as The Cretin (Hishamuddin), the The Dumbo (Zaid Hamidi), The Sycophant (Rais), The Cow Woman (Shahrizat), The Imelda Midget FLOM (Rosmah), the Black Metallic (Zambry), the Porno Star (CSL), the C0ck-Head (Samy), the Talam Tilam Man (CT Yong), the Liar (LT Lie), the Gani Sack (AG), the Fat Buffoon (I Ali) and a host of other characters.

  23. #23 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:14 am

    Sorry boss, it is a slow, cold night here.

  24. #24 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:30 am

    Is NR going 2 wear Vic’s Secret PANTIES or adult DIAPER outside his pants while campaigning all over M’sia?

  25. #25 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 2:22 pm

    Wot still no election date yet? Now I seriously suspect that jib actually has no idea when to call election and all these while he was merely looking for excuses to delay making that decision. For instance, “oh good, cow scandal” – delay decision. “Thanks god for sulu invasion” – can delay decision again. etc etc

  26. #26 by chengho on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 10:29 pm

    kickout the malay candidates from Pakatan ; Dapter can go alone

  27. #27 by tak tahan on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:05 pm

    And chengho go like cheng(few times) to go fore..hahahaha

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