The First Class Pendatangs (FCPs) are the wannabe Malays from Indonesia or India.
They acquired rights and privileges which are not accorded any other
group in Malaysia, and these politicians appear to be immune from
The FCPs are further subdivided. The arrogant, elite FCPs are those who were born with a silver tongkat (crutches).
Every five years, the elite FCPs remind the Malays that they are still
poor because the SCPs have taken their jobs, their land, and will soon
rob them of their way of life, their religion and will destroy their
With breath-taking stupidity, the Malays believe the race-baiting of the elite FCPs.
we approach 2021, Dr Mahathir Mohamad's pipedream of Wawasan 2020 has
vaporised, the felon, Najib Abdul Razak, still roams free, Ahmad Zahid
Hamidi harbours dreams of a political comeback, and allegedly corrupt
senior FCP politicians have been granted full acquittals or discharge not amounting to acquittals (DNAAs).
is the first difference between a FCP and a SCP. The FCP can become
prime minister, deputy PM, or MB. SCPs have to be content with becoming a
chief minister, MP, or a cabinet minister, but only with the FCP's
The second difference is that FCP politicians have no integrity. They openly defy the laws on quarantine andbend
other laws to suit their purpose. Parents must have a nightmare
bringing up children because these FCPs fail to set a good example.
third difference between FCP and SCP politicians is that the FCPs are
prepared to break the law with impunity. 1MDB and the supply of migrant labour
are two examples of allegedly greedy FCPs dividing the spoils of the
nation amongst themselves, their family members and cronies.
Chinese from Ipoh said, "My family have been in Malaysia longer than
some of our politicians. I am ninth generation and I consider myself
nothing but Malaysian. We have always made our own living and didn't
have government help. It's sad how politicians are now practising a kind
There are many other fields in which the SCPs are
unfairly treated, such as education, sport, creativity, jobs and the
Even if the SCP were the most patriotic
Malaysian, the system will deny him or her this privilege. I have
friends whose fathers were in the armed forces, but many were frustrated
when junior Malay officers leapfrogged over them for promotion. Many
SCPs migrated. We lost many good men and women with valuable
contributions to make to Malaysian society.
Last week, a few Malaysian expats made news for excelling in their respective fields. One was a former police officer, Sam Lim, from Muar, who migrated because his career prospects in Malaysia were poor. In Germany, Penang teenager, Celine Chuang, is training with FC Bayern in the U-17 women's team.
one Bersih rally, a few university students told me that at secondary
school, they were very good at sports, but their coach said that their
inclusion in the school teams would exceed the racial quota for their
Teenagers who juggle their training with their
studies and work hard, both physically and mentally, to be the best in a
sporting field are thoroughly demoralised, when in the end, they lose
out to politics.
‘Don’t rock the boat’
Any Malay who dares to veer off the Ketuanan Melayu track is termed "liberal", which is considered to be bad. Malay girls cannot enter beauty contests and Malay gymnasts and models often get criticised for wearing clothes that are revealing.
In the creative field, film directors like Namewee
are hounded despite their underlying message - that Malaysia could be a
better place for all through unity. Namewee's latest film "Babi" is
about anti-racism and yet, FCP politicians want to make political hay to
gain potential votes by criticising Namewee.
Are SCPs condemned to a life of being overlooked in their home country? Must they migrate to realise their dreams?
Malay parents keep shouting for "special rights" and affirmative action
policies, the parents of SCPs will tell their children, "Keep quiet,
don't complain, study hard and earn lots of money. Don't rock the boat."
It is this attitude of surrender that compels many ambitious SCPs to leave.
we blame MCA and MIC for playing second fiddle to Umno in the early
years of nation-building? Working hand-in-hand with Umno, they plundered
the nation and wrecked many generations of Malaysians with their
I, and many others, are prepared
to accept a PM who is SCP, whether he be man or woman, Muslim or not. We
should build on our similarities, instead of emulating the FCP
politicians who thrive on race and religious baiting. FCP PMs have
failed us time and again. Meritocracy should matter, more than who you
If the three female DAP politicians
want to make a difference, they should source a new Harapan leader, or
go for it themselves. I would happily support any of them. We need an
opposition leader whose past does not bear the taint of BN. The new
leader should have the courage to say what the nation must hear, and not
what some Malays want to hear.