Tuesday, October 08, 2019

From Kg Baru to the jungles: The (so-called) predicament of Malay urban land owners

Kg "Kudis" Baru against KL's skyline

bcc Thurs Oct 8: If I were asked that day (Oct 6) which part of Dr Mahathir Mohamad's address to the Kongress Maruah Melayu was worthy of an amanat, it would be his plea to the Malay landowners NOT to sell their land and properties, especially those in urban areas.  
When the Malays sell their assets in the cities and towns (to non-Malays, developers, the government?), these Malay landowners would then retreat to the suburbs and, with their newfound wealth, buy cheaper land and properties in those suburbs. Then these suburbs become developed and these Malays get offers to sell, and the cycle would repeat. Ultimately, the Prime Minister said, the Malays would end up in the jungles.



Yes, I tweeted that part of his address as I thought it was a damn good advice for the Malays, especially those in Kampung Baru who were under all kinds of pressure from Dr Mahathir's own Administration to sell to their land.  
Turns out I was mistaken ...




So now, if you ask me which part of Mahathir's address to the Kongres Maruah Melayu its worthy of an amanat ....

2 comments:

RD. said...

Salam Dato Rocky.

Twit Dato... "Amanat Mahathir: Mana dia Kampung Kerinchi...."

Nampak-gaya... benci sunggoh Dato Rocky kepada Dr.M... sejak UMNO-Najib & Jho Low hilang kuasa.

Kalau ya pun tak mahu atau merasakan Dr.M tidak layak bergelar Tun yang dikurniakan Raja-Raja Melayu, sekurang-kurangnya jangan la menidakkan gelaran 'Dr.'

Rockybru said...

Dear RD,
;-)
Kalau saya benci kat Tun pun, manya sebeb dia bersekongkol dengan puak2 pelampau dalam DAP dan menyebabkan kita kena berKongres nak mempertahankan maruah Melayu pula. Bukan kebab Umno-Najib & Jho Low hilang kuasa seperti Sdr sarankan.

Gelaran2 untuk Tun - baik Dr maupun MahaFiraun dll - takkan dapat saya tidakkan. Dalam blog dan sosial media, reference yang saya gunakan untuk Tun banyak dan berubah-ubah (macam pendirian dia jugak :-).

Antara gelaran2 favourite saya untuk Tun dalam penulisan saya:

Tun
Dr
The Old Man (bukan setakan old man)
PM
The Prime Minister
Our PM
Kit Siang's BFF

p.s. Kalau saya drop all titles dan refer tu Tun as "Mahathir" saja dalam penulisan saya, it's not out of hate (benci). It's a newspaperman's way of addressing someone in a story or commentary. In any case, my apologies sebab bro tersinggung.