Ridhuan Tee Abdullah : a baffling character

Quoted from his speech,

“When this country was formed, there was only one race. And this fact has to be respected, you have to respect us (Malays) for that,”

When did conversion to Islam make one a Malay? How deluded can this character get? Even his statement of the presence of only one race when Malaysia was formed is utter rubbish. He should go back to the history books.

The most ludicrous thing is that Ridhuan is ethnically a Chinese and that is a fact. It is fine to talk like a Malaysian but when he talks as if he is a Malay and expects to be accorded the priviledges for Malays, then either he has fooled the people around him or that he is just a confused man.

Ridhuan Tee, you are a Malaysian of Chinese descent who has embraced Islam. You cannot change that and you are not any more Malay than any Malaysian non-Malays!!

Self destruct

Malaysia once stood tall among Asian countries. Now, it is slipping down the ranks as our leaders get distracted with deprecating issues.

It is sad to hear when individuals abroad are advised to stay abroad. Those that choose to return to this region pick Singapore as their destination of choice. In tandem, many Malaysians are looking abroad to further their careers and education swearing never to return.

Even as our final year medical students take their examinations, scouts especially from Singapore move stealthily among the cream. Equipped with job offers and attractive renumeration cum career advancements, only a fool will reject them.

In stark contrast, the Ministry of Health appears jaded and out of sync with its employees. There is no transparency in their procedures. There is also no empathy when dealing with issues concerning doctors from placements to post graduate opportunities and training. For example, expensive post graduate examination fees are borne by the doctors here, whereas in Singapore, they are reimbursed.

I can go on and on about the pitfalls but the reality is, even we are forced to advice friends against returning too prematurely to Malaysia lest your career be single handedly squashed by the government. In addition, talents that are much needed here easily bypass our country for a usually more lucrative deal on the other end of the Causeway.

We need to check this slide. If not, we will continue to self destruct, contrary to the rosy image that politicians attempt to paint to us.