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Desperate Najib Promises 10 Chinese Schools – Believe It Only Once Fully Built



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Oct 27 2017
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Najib son of Razak must be really desperate for pulling his trump card at this hour in order to fish for ethnic-Chinese votes. If his speech on Budget 2018, to be presented later today, is revealed to be too good to be true, then a snap election is very, very near. His latest drama – 10 new Chinese primary schools – is his biggest bait to the Chinese community.

 

We had said this before – the three biggest things that the Chinese hold very dearly to their hearts are education, economy and dignity. They can sacrifice economy for the sake of education. They can even sacrifice some dignity for the sake of education. But they certainly cannot sacrifice education, which is of better quality and part of their identity.

 

Here’s the justification. The Malaysian Chinese, having been discriminated by UMNO-Malays since Independence in 1957, were willing to surrender 30% stake in business to ethnic-Malays. The Chinese were willing to work 100% their arse off so that the sleeping partner Malays could enjoy their 30% wealth without lifting a finger. It’s called the NEP (New Economic Policy).

UMNO Red Shirts Rally Charming Message - Eliminate Chinese SJKC Vernacular Education

After cutting 30% of their cake to be shared (or rather robbed) with the Malays to prevent them from running amok, a magical skill they are well known to possess, the Chinese have to lose some dignity so that their education can be safeguarded. How is that so? Well, every year without fail, most of 1,298 SJK (C) Chinese schools nationwide would unleash school kids on the streets begging for money.

 

True, Malaysia is the only country that allows Chinese-type schools to co-exist with National-type schools, in addition to Indian’s Tamil schools. But it’s also true that Malaysia is the only country where the Chinese-type schools are being held hostage – deliberately allocated a partial funding required to running the schools, despite the Chinese paying 90% of total income tax.

 

Because the SJK (C) Chinese schools do not have sufficient funding every year, parents would receive a donation card each to go out and source for money so that their schools could survive. And Prime Minister Najib Razak has to cheek to lecture the Chinese they should be grateful to the government when school children have to beg for money from the public come rain or shine.

Non Chinese at SJKC Vernacular School

Some lucky SJK (C) Chinese schools would be spared from the humiliation of asking for donations from uncles and aunties at “kopitiam (coffee shop)” if their schools have rich and influence “chairman”. That’s where the Malaysian Chinese philanthropists come into play. These lucky schools would normally have decent school facilities such as a field for sports.

 

But for schools such as SJK (C) Chung Kwok, one of Chinese top schools which happen to be the only school that runs Singapore education syllabus concurrently to further boost the quality of their students, they have to ask for permission from a nearby school to host their annual Sports Day. During normal days, the students are reduced to using basketball courts to do sports activities.

 

Here’s further proof that the country’s Chinese schools are being discriminated without the proper funding, despite the fact that such vernacular schools are enshrined in the constitution. Last year, China’s ambassador to Malaysia – Dr Huang Huikangdonated some money to eight SJKCs, obviously was disturbed with the discrimination in the country.

China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang - Visit to SJKC Kee Chee Kedah

Although RM40,000 might be loose change to the lowest ranking minister within Najib’s battalion of corrupt officials, those cash from Ambassador Huang certainly made a huge difference to the 8 Chinese schools. The simple fact that Najib regime chose this hour to allow his pet – MCA political party – to announce the 10 new Chinese primary schools is nothing but an election gimmick.

 

It appears that Mr. Najib’s plan of working with PAS’ President Hadi Awang to use religion and race cards to unite Malay-Muslims and divide Chinese voters before the coming 14th general election have hit the wall. Their plan fails spectacularly when their sponsored preacher Zamihan Mat Zin was crushed by the Sultanate of Johor, follows by the Sultanate of Selangor.

 

That explains why MCA party, supposedly to protect the interest of ethnic-Chinese instead of enriching themselves but did the opposite instead, was given the silver bullet – the construction of 10 new Chinese schools – to rally (and hopeful to scam) the Chinese voters in favour of Mr. Najib’s coalition Barisan Nasional (National Front). Students of SJKC Foon Yew 2 - Johor Baru

After the announcement, now MCA can proudly go to every worm hole and justify why the Chinese should vote for them. Even if MCA could scam as little as 5% of Chinese votes to help Najib Razak, who is already in deep trouble with 1MDB scandal and high cost of living due to unpopular GST, it would greatly make a huge difference between the survivability and the death of Najib regime.

 

But here’s why the Chinese should not be ignorant after having been scammed by the equally corrupted MCA numerous times. Constructing schools isn’t as easy as buying a few chickens at wet market. It requires huge funds and years of construction. Therefore, until all the 10 new Chinese schools are fully built, properly equipped and 100% operational, such news should be taken with a pinch of salt.

 

After all, Najib is a proven serial liar. If he couldn’t even deliver his promise of PR1MA affordable housing to his fellow ethnic-Malay voters, how could he deliver his promise of 10 new schools to the ethnic-Chinese who happens to be pro-opposition? Okay, you want proof so here it is. Najib proudly declared a staggering RM1.6 billion to build 175,000 PR1MA housing units during last year’s 2017 Budget.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak - Speech

Amazingly, the same Mr. Najib had also boasted about building 80,000 units of such affordable houses with RM1.3 billion allocation a year earlier (2016 Budget). But with his budget presentation hours away, based on his administration admission (up until June 2017), only 8,475 units of PR1MA houses have been completed, while only 934 owners got their keys.

 

It was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim who admitted in August this year that Najib administration has only managed to build less than 2% of the 500,000 affordable houses under the PR1MA scheme that had been promised in 2013. While it’s easy to promise and even approve, it’s however another game altogether to deliver.

 

Heck, instead of being grateful to MCA and UMNO for the “plan” to build the 10 new Chinese primary schools, the Chinese voters should actually be grateful to nobody but themselves for doing the clever thing – voted for the opposition. Are the Chinese dumb enough to think the desperate Najib would agree to this new Chinese school project had the opposition is weak today?

Student of SJKC Sam Yoke Sungei Besi - Kuala Lumpur

No matter how MCA, and PM Najib Razak for that matter, twists and spins its latest stunt, it’s a shame that they couldn’t fix the problem of getting full funding for SJK (C) Chinese schools. Do you know that the Chinese school classes in Malaysia have been around since 1819, long before many of UMNO-Malays even established their roots in the country?

 

During former Mahathir’s era, the same Barisan Nasional coalition had its fun bullying and discriminating the Chinese schools. Back then, more than 60% of Chinese were behind the former premier. Now, Najib suddenly becomes a Santa Clause bearing gift – 10 new Chinese schools – but with more than 90% of Chinese behind the opposition. Go figure!!

 

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Go ahead and build the schools (IMPOSSIBLE)
We will still vote for PH and thank them for making this possible.

The one thing that Najis is infamous now is that he is a compulsive liar.

Actually I got to read this article this morning on my mobile sent by a friend via WhatsApp. And in turn, I myself have re send this article to my own wassup group and later I found out that some in my group too had individually sent out to their own circle of friends, all through WhatsApp.

So I can imagine the power of social media with such spreading , especially via smartphone. Would appreciate if you could provide share link which will eventually lead to WhatsApp really have such multiplier effect. TQ.

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