Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Somali view on Dr.Mahathir and Malaysia

I’m a Somali living in Malaysia who follows the local scene here very much. I would have to admit that Tun Dr M’s greatest disadvantage is his pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone who disagrees with him.
Never have I seen a human being whose sole motivation, drive and engine is pure hatred. Just visit his blog which is read by friends and foes, locals and foreigners and I must tell you it epitomizes him in every way.Since he started it after complaining of UMNO media strangulation, did you see an article that he has written concerning the poor, the needy, the widows, the orphans, the handicapped, the downtrodden, the wayfarers, compassion, empathy, sharing, sacrifice, charity, morality, accountability, God’s fear and Judgement, forgiveness, patience (etc)?
No.Always it is about some people, blaming others, calling them names, dishing out unvanished, pure hatred. Blaming others for this and that and exonerating himself from all blame? Surely, at this age? You can’t build a society and a nation through hate, vengeance, intense anger and mean spirit.
You would have to remind the people the higher purpose of life for them to get motivated and work harder for the less fortunate and for themselves. Finger pointing, blaming others, planting defeatist culture in the Malays, reducing them to mad people (we are sensitive, we will run amok society that makes even foreigners despise the Malays) will not help this society and nation.
My people (the Somalis) suffered from cruel leadership and when the hatred became too much, we turned to each other and till today, we the only nation with no Central govt. The Malays share with us almost every trait, very feudal, manipulated easily, territorial, misuse of Islam for expediency, rigid explanation of Islam and too much interest in outward Islam than inward Islam that strengthens the hearts, our only difference is that the Malays have the Chinese and the Indians around that make them watch out for the “enemies.”
For us, we didn’t have that and that’s why we turned to each other. If God has loved the Malays and Malaysia, it is because He brought other people here. If some Malays regret the presence of the Chinese and Indians, ask us the Somalis and you will know what it means to be an incestous (homogenous) society and you will praise the Almighty day in day out.
If it was possible, I would have shipped the Chinese and Indians to Somalia to create diversity in my nation but it is wishful thinking.
The other person who makes me cringe in shame is one Curry[Khairy] Jamaluddin. Never have I seen a more uncouth, uncultured, degenerate, pugancious, ill, nefarious and utterly infantile being than this young man. I have a big heart who tries to understand everyone and put myself in their place, but I don’t think my heart can accommodate one Curry Jamaluddin. He is a primate and deserves the worst treatment (though I hate it because we are Muslims and human beings) but honestly he is too much.
AbubakarOctober 25, 2008 at 5:43 pm


  1. Pure, simple and true 600 word summary of Malaysia and the main actors. Regretably, many from the supporting cast were not mentioned.

    We should save this letter for posterity.

  2. How very true 'about the racist -hate-promoting,manipulating,
    deceitful self righteous,cunning Mahathir ,even more so coming from a Somali Gentleman.
    Mahahtir stoop to the lowest level of human decency when he frame & fix Anwar Ibrahim,when Anwar as Finance Minister refused to use public money to bail out Mahathir's Son's Shipping Co.
    Mahathir's current motivation is to manipulate the Malays (yes the non malays are the punching bag again and scapegoat and anyone who oppose his views ) to promote his son Mukhris to high office.
    The Najibs,Badawis and Mahathirs seem to think Malaysia belong to their families and the Citizens can go fly kite !
    NO NO NO.....Malaysians do not want hate filling Mahathirism with its ugly head of Racism !!!

  3. To Abu Bakar:-

    Rather than bring the Chinese and the Indian to Somalia why not having Dr. Mahathir "shipped" there? Its a cheaper alternative in all sense (if you got what i mean). May be for 2-3 years as an advisor of the government or something. And after that you write another view on Dr. and Mahathir.

    (But please.. please.. return him to us Malaysian after that. If you Somalis keep him for too long you may be become too reliant to him as a problem solver and we might lose our national treasure.)

  4. Abu Bakar, you are poking "Sarang Tebuan" the bee nest. You cannot generalised the term "Malays" as it would have a bad impression on those who are good. Generally Malays are very nice people as you do not experiance it. I a non Malay, M'sian born and grow up in this land and grow's up with Malays, and those days are something i still remembered as we play and have joyfull days in schools,and at nebourhood with our Malay friends and brothers. To be more specific the pendatang's(migrant's)so called who claimed themself malay's who spoiled the image of Malays and islam.These are the people who divide and "rule" M'sia now.This are the people who poison the M'sian mind enable to stay in power forever and made the Malay's dumb,Speculate the Malays,and made them as a subsidised race and down trodden. We can name great Malays not a few, but many till to date. However we can name "only" a bunch so "called Malay", who are ruling and tarnishing the image majority of malays in this country. We hope, the real malays realised they are systematically dumdfolded and victimised. Till then the Malay race shall never be one with those competing race for decade and or till the end of the world. God Bless.

  5. A wake up call!! Thanks for the insight.