夢醒時分 The moment when dream is awakened...
鄭丁賢 • 夢醒時分
I wonder you feel the same as me, all the sudden I realized friends and relatives around me seems to get less and less.
Those years when the New Year drew near, all sorts of gathering appointments almost completely filled the diaries, but this year seems so quiet.
Even in nromal time, phone calls become less and less, face to face meet up also become much less.
也許，大家各忙各的；或者，目前流行 “ 宅生活 ” ，儘量避免出門。
Perhaps, everybody is busy with their own things, or perhaps, nowadays people prefer to stay in.
However, it is not entirely like this, thinking further, actually old friends and relatives are not around any more. God bless, they are still alive and well, they just left the country, Malaysia .
去了中國大陸開工廠；王子不做工程師，移民到澳洲開小食 檔；阿風離開本地大學，去香港做講師；青蛙去了台灣，開展事業第二春；還有的到了美國、英國，唔，還有去印尼的 …… 。
They have gone to China to set factory; ah Wang quit his engineer job and migrated to Australia to set up his little food store business, ah Fong left the local University went to Hong Kong as a lecturer. 'Frog' went to Taiwan to pursue his second career life. Others went to Americia , England, even Indonesia ...
At first, I thought these are individual cases, but gradually, people around me realized the same, these are not individual cases but a general symptoms of our society. they are not small numbers but the pretty big indeed.
Department of Foreign Affairs released the figures earlier, it confirmed the situation is real .
從去年 3 月到今年 9 月，已經有 30 萬大馬人移民他國；其中 20 萬人是今年 1 月到 8 月出走的數目。
From March 2008 thru September 2009, a total of 300,000 Malaysian migrated to other countries, among them 200,000 left between Jan - Aug 2009. (in 8 months)
累積下來，已經有超過 200 萬大馬人移民，接近今天印尼外勞在大馬的人口。
Cummulatively, there are 2 million Malaysian migrated, this figure is close to the number of Indonesian workers in Malaysia today.
The difference are, those migrated are mostly professional and middle class people.
他們有很多出走的理由，追求事業發展，為了孩子前途，尋找個人更大空間 …… ，概括一句：對馬來西亞失望。
They have many reasons to leave: pursue career development, for the future of their children, in search of better life and environment... In one sentence, they lost hope of Malaysia .
50 年前，大家 說，馬來西亞真好，好過香港，甚至日本。
50 years ago people said: Malaysia is very good, better than Hong Kong and even Japan .
30 年前，大家 說，馬來西亞還不錯，比得上韓國、台灣（不提香港和日本了）。
30 years ago people said: Malaysia is not bad, comparable to S. Korea and Taiwan . (No mention of Hong Kong and Japan any more).
20 年前，大家 說，馬來西亞還可以，至少超越中國、泰國（不能和台、韓比了）。
20 years ago people said: Malaysia can do la, at least better than China and Thailand (Cannot compare with Taiwan and Korea lah)
10 年前，大家 說，馬來西亞再差，還不至於像越南、 印尼（中國已是不同級別）。
10 years ago poeple said: No matter how bad Malaysia is, cannot be worse than Vietnam and Indonesia ko-ah. ( China is already in a different category).
Today, the economic growth rate of Vietnam and Indonesia already far exceeded Malaysia , Social activity and intellectual development of the country is also better, the gap between us and them is closing up.
Why worry? there are still Philipines , Cambodia and Myanmar behind us.
但是，一位經濟學家最近到菲律賓考察之後，認為再過 20 年，大馬可以取代菲律賓，出口馬籍女傭到全世界了。
However, according to an economist who recently surveyed Phillipines, he think in 20 years' time, Malaysia can replace Phillipines to become the World exporter of Malaysian maids.
Over half the century, Malaysians live in the big old imperial housing complex, closed up and survive on properties left behind by the ancestor; continue to consume up social resources, wasteful, and drive away talents; they never talk about competitiveness, totally neglect productivity, and hate meritocracy.
When Asia economic storm hit in 1997, Malaysia closed their doors, thinking we beautifully avoided a disaster, there even think of themselves as genius, being able to handle the situation so well.
然而，其它國家面對風暴，走出風暴，進行體質改革，跨 步向前，登上 另一個水平；大馬卻還在原地踏 步 。
However, just look at other countries in our neighbourhood, they stand up, face the storm, and walk out of the storm. They overhaul the system, improve the processes and march forward, they moved up to a new level. And Malaysia , still walking on the spot.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
夢醒時分 The moment when dream is awakened...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This is my letter to YB Abdul Karim:-
Date: 8th June 2010
YB Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
Setiausaha Politik Kepada YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak
Jabatan Ketua Menteri Sarawak
Tingkat 2 Wisma Bapa Malaysia By Fax/Hand
Petra Jaya 418551
Dear Yang Berhormat,
Re: Police Report lodged against police brutality at KM85 Jalan Kuching/Sri Aman on 4.6.2010
Complainant: Lai Chun Nyang
I refer to abovenamed matter and your press statement in the article entitled “Go to the Police, not the DAP” at front page of “Borneo Post” dated 7.6.2010.
Yang Berhormat said that “From what had been reported” the Complainant “had refused to follow the instructions of the police”.
From the abovementioned article, it can be quite certain that Yang Berhormat possesses information of what was transpired at the scene. The person who informed Yang Berhormat the fact that the complainant “had refused to follow the instruction of the police” must be able to identify who were the policemen appeared at scene and involved in the alleged offence of police brutality.
For Yang Berhormat’s knowledge, the Investigation Officer is currently arranging for the identification parade to be held as the suspect of the case is still unknown to him. In the premises, I believe Yang Berhormat’s information would render assistance to the Investigation Officer in identifying the suspects of the alleged offence. In that case, the identification parade can be dispensed with and the case can be brought to book.
Therefore, as a matter of public duty, I urge Yang Berhormat to provide to the Investigation Officer, Inspector Azlan, who can be contacted at 016-8382007, the identity of the person who gave Yang Berhormat the abovementioned information.
Wong King Wei
Deputy Publicity Secretary
cc. Investigation Officer, Inspector Azlan By Fax Only
Friday, March 19, 2010
Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Kuching
Polis Diraja Malaysia
Jalan Simpang Tiga,
DAP Socialist Youth presented a memorandum to Ketua Police Daerah Kuching on 17.3.2010 to call for daily policemen patrolling and stand guard at crowded places and places with high crime rate in Kuching. The following is our memorandum:-
CALL FOR DAILY POLICEMEN PATROLLING AND STAND GUARD
AT CROWDED PLACES AND PLACES WITH HIGH CRIME RATE
To: Ketua Polis Daerah Kuching
Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Kuching
Polis Diraja Malaysia
Jalan Simpang Tiga,
Re: Call for daily policemen patrolling and stand guard at crowded place and places with high crime rate in Kuching.
We, Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY), Kuching, strongly call for daily policemen patrolling and stand guard at crowded place and places with high crime rate in Kuching.
The people in City of Kuching have experienced a great job done by the police personnel in patrolling and stand guard at most of the traffic light junctions all over Kuching City during the Annual General Meeting of Party Persaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak, a component and leading party of Barisan Nasional in Sarawak, on early March 2010.
As such, we strongly call for equal force from the police, as what has been provided to PBB, to the benefit of all the people in Kuching. The crimes in this city are rampant, although the official statistics may not show so. Recently, we have four students being robbed where one of them was killed, a taxi driver was murdered, outsiders went into a secondary school and blashed up a student, non-stop houses/shop breaking incidences, theft of vehicles, rape cases and others. The City of Kuching was painted by the Barisan Nasional Government as a peaceful city to which most of the people of this city will strongly disagree.
We have received complaints from some of the victims of housebreaking that when they made phone calls to your department to report the incident of housebreaking, they have been asked by policeman to lodge a written police report at the nearest police station before any police personnel can go to the crime scene. The reason given by the police was that the investigating officer has no authorities to go out from their office to carry out investigation work unless they are referred to a formal police report.
As a result of which, the victims have to wait for about 2 hours to lodge a police report and to record his statement; and wait for another few hours for an investigating officer to come to the scene for investigation. At the end of the day, the criminals are, most of the time, untraceable.
However, on the other hand, the Selangor Police can by their own initiative lodged a police report against DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, for sedition.
If that can be done against DAP, a political enemy of Barisan National, why it cannot be done against the criminals, the common enemy of the people?
We urge for fair and responsible enforcement from the police force. We urge the police to be more to the ground and more accessible to the people for the purpose of preventing the crime and to be the very first person comes to the crime scene when victim is calling for aid. One of the main reasons why crimes are rampantly repeating is because policemen were only arrived to the scene long after the crime has happened.
We noticed that policemen are keener to pay attention to drivers or motorcyclists for minor traffic offences, such as vehicles which cross double lines, drivers who use handphone without hands-free while driving, illegal parking, vehicles or drivers with road tax or driving licence expired, etc… These are duties supposed to be carried out by traffic policemen, enforcement team of Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalanraya (JPJ) and traffic wardens of local councils.
We are curious why, to a minor traffic offender, who passes by a particular place in seconds, the policeman is able to identify and stops him; however to a criminal, who commits a crime in a particular place for minutes and hours, the policeman is unable to arrest him.
Therefore we call for your department to concentrate your man power in fighting against criminals by daily patrolling and stand guard at crowded place and places with high crime rate in Kuching. This has been doing by the policeman in Hong Kong and South Korea.
In the interest of the People, we hope our plea herein will meet with your serious consideration and approval.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2010
On behalf of Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth, Kuching,
Wong King Wei
Secretary of DAPSY
Friday, January 29, 2010
On 24.9.2004,policeman seized the pocket money in total sum of RM5,980.00 from 3 suspects before put them in lockup. The money was never returned to them since Sept 2004. All these years the police kept ignoring our letters until we filed a application to Court pray for the money to be produced to Court and to be returned to the respective owners. Finally, after more than 5 years, the police brought the money to Court and returned it to the owners. They shd returned the money to the suspects when they were released 5 years back as there is no reason why the pocket money should be detained. Shdn't the police be the guardian of our safety and property?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A man came home from work and his children ran to him and called out ‘Ayah! Ayah!’
His neighbour got very upset and said to him, “Can you please tell your children not to call you ‘Ayah’?”
The man asked, “Why?”
The neighbour retorted, “Because my children call me ’Ayah’ too. They might get confused and mistake you to be their father.”
Then the man told his neighbour, are you not ashamed to say that your children do not know who their ‘Ayah’ is.
So you are saying by using the word ‘Ayah’, your children will call me ayah too without knowing who is their father?
The neighbour said yes, only my children should use the word 'Ayah'.
The man said, “Then there is something wrong in what you are teaching your children. They are not sure and do not know who their 'Ayah' is!”
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
News from Sarawak Update: Wong King Wei, Special Assistant to Chong Chieng Jen urged the Home Ministry to write to the churches formally to inform them that they could use “allah” in their church magazine.Wong said Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi George Chan was wrong when he said the Allah word was never banned in Sarawak.Showing a letter of proof that besides the Catholic church, Methodist church received a letter from the Home Minister in November 26, 2008 banning them from using the word. The word was used in the Malay edition of the Methodist church.Wong said he was sad that the issue was politicised for the benefit of UMNO who wanted to win votes in West Malaysia thus the ban and allowing it to be used here as they wanted to win the votes here as there were more Christians here,Due to the issue, more than 10 churches and a mosque had been vandalised in the nation.