Monday, May 07, 2007

Discriminatory Ruling

Two major banks had issued letters to their legal firms requiring all those legal firms contracted to comply to a new regulation to have a minimum of 3 partners who must be Bumiputeras and with a minimum 50% Bumi stakes in their firm before they can do any business with the banks. The letter was sent to all legal firms last month.

The Bar Council has cried "Discrimination". Edmund Bon said, "this gives an impression that race is more superior than work. It is also a breach of Article 8 of the Federal Constitution which clearly states that all persons are equal and there should be no discrimination based on race."

What would had happened should some of the other non-Bumi banks or companies would follow suit by issuing such notices to their Bumi counterparts requiring them to also give 50% shares to the non-Bumis if they are to do business with them? Would there be economic war and would UMNO Youth go to the streets and protest by burning down the Chinese Assembly Hall again?

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister said Malaysia do not practice discrimination. MCA and MIC also concurred that discrimination policies do not exist. Did it exist? The people of Machap and Ijok should by now opened up their eyes.


First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

-Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoller


3 comments:

Chicken Balls said...

well... this is a prefect gift to those who vote for BN in both the buy-election! They should be very happy ... now!

Anonymous said...

The government must make it a rule for non-bumi rubber-tappers, hawkers and small traders in Machap and Ijok have a minimum of 3 partners who must be Bumiputeras and with a minimum 50% Bumi stakes in their business. Then will those fools finally open their eyes and curse the day they were born

Anonymous said...

I wonder what will Zam call this? Whether this policy is causing "public uneasiness"? Maybe a rumor? But all knows that stupidity is not a prerequisite to be a politician or minister.

It was reported that DAPSY had identified one bank, Maybank. Which is the other bank?
Well, we know this policy is cancerous, it can spread anywhere in future. This disease may be caused by bacteria nasional and you must not object.