Mengapa UMNO Menggelebah dengan Komen Perdana Menteri Singapura?
-Mengapa pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO resah sangat dengan kenyataan PM Singapura ini bahawa Melayu di Singapura lebih baik dari Melayu di Malaysia dibawah pimpinan UMNO dan BN?
-Mengapa tidak cabar Perdana Menteri Singapura bahawa bukan Melayu di Malaysia lebih baik dari bukan Melayu di Singapura?
-Mengapa tidak cabar bahawa bukan Melayu di Malaysia dilayani lebih baik dari Melayu di Malaysia dibawah pimpinan UMNO dan Barisan Nasional?
Bukankah itu kenyataan? Lihat sahaja Melayu di Terengganu dan Kelantan dilayani dibawah pimpinan UMNO dan BN? Lihat sahaja kontraktor dan professional Melayu dilayani di Melaka. Lihat sahaja institusi kewangan dan Tabong Dana Melayu dimusnahkan oleh UMNO seperti Bank Bumiputera, Petronas, Tabong Haji untuk menyelamatkan kroni-kroni UMNO. Lihat sahaja syarikat-syarikat gergasi Melayu seperti Renong, Proton, MMC, MAS, Time Telecom, UEM, LRT/STAR, dan sebagainya menggunakan tabong dana orang Melayu untuk mengayakan dua tiga kerat Melayu dan memiskin seluruh Melayu lainnya?
Mengapa Wang Royalti orang Melayu Terengganu dinafikan? Mengapa saluran gas dari perairan Kelantan tidak dinaikkan di Kelantan dan dimana Royalti untuk orang Melayu Kelantan?
Wahai Melayu UMNO... Terimalah hakikat bahawa Melayu dibawah UMNO sebenarnya dikhianati dan dizalimi. Melayu UMNO lah yang memporak-perandakan Melayu.
Memang benar bahawa Melayu di Singapura lebih baik dari Melayu dibawah pimpinan UMNO. Terima sahajalah hakikat ini wahai pengkhianat bangsa Melayu.....UMNO dan Mahathir..
Di bawah disertakan kenyataan Perdana Menteri Singapura yang membuat pemimpin UMNO kepanasan seperti cacing
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Malays have moved up, says PM
Wrong to say Singapore Malays are marginalised when community 'has made real gains and can achieve more'
By Ahmad Osman
PRIME Minister Goh Chok Tong yesterday dismissed the idea that the Malay community here was marginalised, citing figures on the significant progress it made in the last decade.
In a speech peppered with statistics, he painted a picture of a Malay community which is now better educated, has more skilled workers and professionals, earns a higher median household income and enjoys a higher quality of life.
The figures, he said, showed that Malays in Singapore had fared well, compared with their counterparts in Malaysia. The community was also performing as well as, if not better than, others in the region and beyond.
Speaking at a tea party to pay tribute to him on his 10th anniversary as Prime Minister, he told Malay community leaders that they could be proud of their achievements and urged them not to fall into the trap of imagining that they had been marginalised.
'It is counter-productive to imagine yourself marginalised when you have made real gains, and can achieve more. It is, in fact, dangerous for your community, as it will result in a self-fulfilling prophecy,' he said.
He began his speech to about 600 community leaders by noting that a 1998 book by lecturer Lily Zubaidah Rahim, on the Malay community here, had been used as 'an excuse for Malaysian media interest in the fate of Singapore Malays'.
'I say 'excuse' because it struck me as odd that the Malaysian media should discuss the book only now, when it was published in 1998,' he noted. He asked his officials to prepare a detailed report on how Malays in Singapore had fared over the years. They also compared the education and economic profile of Malays here with their counterparts in Malaysia.
Among the findings: More Malays here completed secondary school and the percentage from a Primary 1 cohort entering university and polytechnic more than doubled, from 13 per cent to 28 per cent, from 1990 to 1999.
Median Malay household income here rose from $1,880 in 1990 to $2,708 last year and the median balance in the Central Provident Fund accounts of Malay workers more than doubled over the last decade.
About 25 per cent of Malay workers here had upper secondary or higher qualifications last year compared to 14 per cent of Malaysian Malays in 1998, the year the latest Malaysian statistics were available.
Singapore Malays held more administrative, managerial, professional and technical positions than those across the Causeway.
There were some areas where Malaysian Malays had done better: there are proportionally more doctors and lawyers, and also more millionaires and top-position holders in the public and private sectors.
'But, overall, our Singapore Malays fare well compared with the Malaysian Malays,' he said, drawing applause.
While Singapore Malays had closed the gaps with other races in many areas, they still lagged in some. The other communities had also progressed, he noted.
'Lagging behind the other communities in some areas does not mean marginalisation,' said Mr Goh.
He urged the community to go beyond improving the number of students who passed examinations, to helping them to score better O- and A-level grades so that more of them would make it to university and polytechnics.