A COMPLETE WIPEOUT OF BN COMPONENT PARTIES IN GE13, thanks to you DR M!
Do we have to rewrite our history now? The former Prime Minister,
Mahathir Mohamad, had proposed a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to
investigate the granting of citizenship to one million foreign
immigrants in the Federation of Malaya before it gained independence in
This supposedly must have included Mahathir’s father who came to Malaya from Kerala as an immigrant.
It must be a sickening magniloquence coming from a former prime
minister whose survival in politics many times before very much depended
on non-Malay votes. With this declaration coming from Mahathir just
before the 13th general elections will see the complete wipe out of the
component parties allied to UMNO in Barisan Nasional (BN).
Strongly affirming them for single citizenship
It was indeed a fair and just move by Tunku Abdul Rahman and the Reid
Commission that these immigrants were granted citizenship. It was not
deliberately done for political ‘whys and wherefores’ but to achieve
Independence for Malaya collectively – Malays and non-Malays. Neither
were these immigrants frantically planted in political plebiscites to
give advantage to any political parties at the time.
not give out citizenship to misrepresent the electoral process. The
non-Malays who resided in Malaya then had a right to citizenship, which
was approved by all – Malays and the British – including the Conference
of Rulers, and this was all done in an overt manner.
It was not
a covert scheme but an open policy taken on and recognised by the
British and Malayans at the time. This is what is written in our history
books and annals for all to digest.
In fact it was in1952 that
the government issued an ordinance that granted citizenship to almost
1.5 million non-Malays, and also prohibited dual citizenship, forcing
the non-Malays to choose between their ancestral homeland and Malaya.
In August 1957, Malaya was granted independence from British colonial
rule and of course with an understanding that the Chinese and Indians
given citizenship would remain as legitimate citizens of the country. In
return, the special position of the Malays was recognised in the
In fact, the British favoured dual citizenship
for the non-Malays – that of independent Malaya and of the United
Kingdom and Colonies – but UMNO was opposed to this. In other words,
UMNO wanted the non-Malays to be citizens of independent Malaya –
strongly affirming them for single citizenship.
have done the same if he were in Tunku’s shoes. Mahathir was already an
UMNO member then and there is no record to show that he protested
against Tunku’s move at the time. Mahathir’s unconcealed protests
against Tunku only started in the late 60s’ when he had lost in the 1969
general election for his unpopularity among the majority Malays and
minority Chinese in Kedah.
Tunku did not give citizenship for votes
The British brought in the Chinese and Indians into the country for a
valid reason. It was not done without the open consent of the rulers and
the Malay entrepreneurs then. It was done for economic reasons that not
only benefited the British but also the rulers and the local people at
large. The country saw rapid development with the help of these
The British brought in the Chinese to work in the
tin mines and the Indians to work in the rubber plantations and to build
the railways. Many were also professionals – doctors, engineers,
teachers etc. – working under British administration. By the start of
World War II, Malaya's economy was thriving with the export of tin and
rubber. There were plantations, townships, roads, railways and ports
where import and export trades flourished.
immigrants and their descendants who are now lawful citizens of this
country have contributed enormously in practically all fields to the
development of this country.
Tunku thus did not commit any
scandalous crime by giving citizenship to the non-Malays. It’s actually
UMNO’s subsequent faults that have failed to build a united nation with
all races living in peace and harmony. UMNO – which includes the era of
Mahathir as prime minister – had done little to help the Malays cope
with the other races economically.
They were given 55 years to
do so but they had failed to see a progressive Malay race and a united
Malaysia. It’s a policy they adopted throughout that went ‘all wrong’.
Making the electoral process a mockery
What Mahathir has done to Sabah in the 90s’ is considered despicable
and treasonous. Project IC or ‘Project M’ that he coxswained was to
subvert the electoral process and also the sovereignty of Sabah and
Mahathir has no right to claim that Tunku had done
worse by giving citizenship to one million ‘unqualified’ people in
Peninsular Malaysia. Tunku did not give citizenship for votes to shore
up UMNO’s political power. The RCI in session in Sabah now has bared
some shocking revelations that are rumbling the whole nation.
The exposés at the on-going RCI on illegal immigrants on Project IC and
the ‘IC receipts-for-votes’ and ‘citizenship-for-votes’ scams in Sabah
have triggered so much anger among the legitimate people of Sabah.
The people of Sabah and their political representatives were not
consulted before this project took place, except for a few self-seeking
leaders who have worked in tandem with UMNO to cheat and to be rewarded
posts and positions in the government. They have sold their souls and
the state’s sovereignty for some personal pluses.
not conduct the Project IC in an open and transparent process by getting
mandate from the Parliament, Conference of Rulers or the Sabahans
themselves. This is treacherous and a blatant disregard for democracy
and the welfare of the legitimate people of Sabah.
And those who collaborated and tolerated Mahathir’s initiative have equally committed treason.
As reported, the surreptitious project by Mahathir took place just two
weeks before the 1994 state election and it was obviously a
citizenship-for-votes scheme. It cannot be a legal process as how Tunku
agreed to the idea that the Chinese and Indians be given citizenship
just before achieving Independence.
According to what
transpired at the RCI, 40, 000 blue identity cards were signed within a
month for Muslim immigrants, mostly Indonesians and Filipinos, for the
purpose of voting for UMNO in the 1994 Sabah state election. This could
only be the tip of the iceberg.
The election scam, according to
political observers, indisputably proves there is an ongoing plot
involving the federal government, the NRD and the EC to cheat – making
the whole electoral process a mockery.
Leaders who have been illegitimately elected
As revealed at the RCI, new illegitimate voters were created by giving
them MyKads or temporary receipts to be planted as voters. They were
rounded up in a house and taught how to vote for BN. They were bribed
and sent to constituencies which were marginal to carry out the
dishonourable deed to illegally vote.
This was ostensibly their
perfected modus operandi to win elections. If UMNO could do this in
Sabah they could also have done this in other Malaysian states.
If so, the country is seemingly governed by leaders who have been
illegitimately elected and the whole country needs a RCI to look into
this matter. And of course by virtue of this scam in Sabah – there must
be a political contagion effect – the present UMNO-BN government can be
considered as illegitimate and should not be allowed to continue.
It should be replaced by a non-partisan caretaker government
immediately until the electoral rolls are fully clean before the next
general election could take place.
Allowing the influx of
illegal immigrants into Sabah was a measured move by UMNO to re-engineer
the population of the state to reflect Muslim dominance from its native
Christian majority origins at the founding of Malaysia in 1963.
Statistics from a 2010 census of Sabah’s population showed an abnormal
390 per cent increase from 636,431 citizens in 1970 to 3,120,040
citizens in 2010, more than double the national population growth of
just 164 per cent.
Currently, about 28 per cent of Sabah’s 3.2
million-strong population are foreigners, numbering at 889,000 people.
The issue of illegal immigrants has become an issue among Sabah natives
who feel that the state has been deprived of its sovereignty by
foreigners to the extent that some are calling for the secession of
Sabah from Malaysia.
UMNO is rotten to the core
rot in race relations in the country only started when Mahathir took
over as prime minister in 1981. And today UMNO is rotten to the core all
because of its legacy – corruption, racism and abusing religion to
achieve its goal in defending its superficial ‘Ketuanan’ political
deportment. Mahathir, being the longest serving prime minister, had
failed the Malays with his preposterous race-based polices that have not
encouraged the majority Malays to compete with the other races.
This has made the majority Malays lag behind other races, destroyed
UMNO and wrecked BN. UMNO today has lost half its popularity and all
other BN component parties have almost become irrelevant. It is not that
the Malays are losing power but UMNO is, as the Opposition on the other
political divide is equally represented by majority Malays.
Seeing their imminent downfall it will not be a surprise if they embark
on corrupting the electoral process in the whole country as what they
have done in Sabah.
Will this whole disgusting episode be
written in our history books for our future generations to recite? Is
this immoral modus operandi to win elections also happening in Selangor
and other states?
What have MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP and other BN
component parties got to say about Mahathir questioning Tunku’s
decision to give Indians and Chinese citizenship prior to the nation’s
Independence? No UMNO leaders, including the Prime Minister Najib Razak,
have thus far reproached Mahathir for his choking remarks.
to escape from his ‘illegal exercise’ Mahathir is conveniently equating
what Tunku did in the past to the ‘citizenship’ given by his team to
illegals in Sabah – which includes terrorists – and using foreigners to
be ‘planted’ as voters to favour UMNO in the state.