Saturday, September 12, 2009

Penan's Plight Reflects the Failure of Bumiputera Policy

It is sad that the sexual abuse of Penan women took so long to be uncovered. The main question which should be asked is, "Was the state authority trying to cover up this embarrassment?"

Spokesman of the Bruno Manser Fund noted that the report, which contains the results of an investigation conducted by the ministry in November 2008 "contradicted statements by leading Sarawak politicians."

"(This includes) Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu, who had condemned (us) for making the Penans' allegations of sexual abuse public," it said.

The extend of poverty and neglect faced by the community is yet another proof that the Barisan pro-Bumiputera policy has a limited focus on a certain segment of the Bumiputeras.

Collectively, the communities in Sabah, Sarawak, Trengganu, Kelantan and other parts of the country which are located outside of the Klang Valley development sphere should pressure the federal government to decentralise its power and development budget.

Socio-economic development and infrastructure development cannot be focused merely around Klang valley. The overly centralised model has failed in its purpose and objective to help develop Malaysia more evenly.

As usual, this case has put Malaysia in a bad light and it reflects another failure of the Barisan government ability to rule fairly.


julian said...

read your articles often first time commenting-------keep up the good work man

Anonymous said...

The rapist r chinese loggers - everywhere these race go they cause havoc

Anonymous said...

Typpical sabotage by chinses immig loggers cum rapist. Chinese dun just rape the land but also the people

Anonymous said...

Chinese Rapist Malay Rapist Indian Rapist.

Why can't we just punish the rapist (and the racist).

Whether they are chinese or not is not the main issue. How the case is treated IS!!!!

So to all the rapist and racist get the hell out of malaysia.

You deserver to burn


Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...


To all those who rape
Let there be no escape
People are not like grapes
Don't treat them like apes

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 170909
Thur. 17th Sept. 2009.

Anonymous said...

Lets make it clear,chinese or whatever those rapists must be found and punished.The Penans are human beings not animals.

Anonymous said...

Failure of bumiputra policy?
Come off it lah. There's no such thing as bumiputra policy, only Malay policy. Every benefit and affirmative action policies only benefit the malays.

Bobbie said...

Dear Koo
I have read your article why the Malaysian economy is in a dilemma & noted its contents & the comments that followed.Being a Britisher & a frequent visitor to your lovely country I cannot help looking inside from the outside. You must admit that sometimes this position gives a better view.The injection of the monetary stimulus package has & is helping the Malaysian economy.The Malaysian dollar is gaining strength on a daily basis as opposed to the British pound which is floundering.So have you got it wrong? When & where is the Malaysian recession!