I’m A Racist

I am a racist…

…towards my own kind.

I was having breakfast with Baby at a certain bistro in Setiawangsa, KL, and there was this group of malay boys…hardly 15, puffing on ciggies while having breakfast. They looked as if they hadn’t had a shower for the past two days or so, and definitely lack sleep. One of them, whom I do not think is even a secondary-school-goer, heck, I don’t think he goes to school at all, was struggling to stay awake. Another was very hyper, looks as if he’s had too much of herbal ciggies the previous night.

Question: where the hell are the parents?

You will see this familiar scene anywhere in KL, but you will only see the malays do it. Mat Rempits are malays, obviously, otherwise they’d be called Muthu-bikers or Beng-cyclists. No, bad branding exercise there. So Mat Rempits describes the illness. Although I would prefer calling them Mat Bodohs and let them try glorify that title.

“Wei, aku proud giler, aku Mat Bodoh!

No, you won’t see that happening.

What’s happened to the parents? Too busy working that they no longer have time to inculcate positive values? No time to monitor the progress or regress of their children? There should be a law to jail parents of children involved in criminal and other unhealthy activities. Maybe even to the point of slapping them with fines when they come to bail their kids from the police lock-up.

Just two nights ago, in Century Gardens, JB, I saw a young chinese kid sitting by his original-imitation DVD stall. He was around 16. Although I do not condone the sale of pirated DVDs, at least this young kid is learning to earn money the hard way, that is: money does not come easy!. Once clubs close for the night, chinese kids are seen to head back home, and will dilligently try to complete homeworks and assignments on a Sunday, while the malay kids, may not have gone home, let alone having a shower even.

Then you also see underaged malay kids on motorbikes without helmets. When they get dragged more than 100 meters by a trailer with the head smashed into smithereens, and half the torso stuck in between the trailer’s wheels, the parents will blame the government for allowing heavy vehicles on the roads near their abode. When teachers cane their children, the teachers get beaten up by stupid parents. Then the malay kids will become trash, and the chinese kids excel, and then the former will claim their seat in a local university, and may not even graduate; or, graduate because the university’s administrators deemed it necessary to lower the passing mark so more malays could graduate albeit with third class degrees. Then, government departments will be filled with half-baked administrators whose English at best would sound like, “IS, ARE, IS ARE”.

Well, what else can you do about the Malaise if they themselves do not want to change?

4 Replies to “I’m A Racist”

  1. as long as the goverment supporting them n pour them with all those welfare like opportunities and system, this kinda trend will remain the same. some does gain lavishly frm this, those ppl like the malay to remain like this as they eventually can gain more votes (majority mah) by not educating them the right way. knowledge will open up ppl’s mind and thus those educated will then question back on how things have (had) been run all this while. some ppl like it to be status quo.

  2. actually that is quite a common sight… i first saw all this shit when i was going thru my orientation (read as ragging) during young officers days…seniors use to take us to chow kit area at midnite… basically the only place alive in KL at KL…. and u can see young kids (age 10-15) loitering around, riding bicycles, training to be mat rempit one day…. and it is normally on weekdays and very often past midnite… sometimes i wonder how busy could their parents be until these kids can be out at odd hours and ‘neglected’ like this….

  3. why don’t all those law enforcers, religious enforcers, watever enforcers that r available or relaforcers be put on duty to patrol the streets after midnite with paintball markers on their hands. license to shot those underage kids without adults’ presence on the spot. that would be fun! hahahahaha

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