Why does Ridhuan Tee hate so much?

I’ve often wondered what could drive someone like Ridhuan Tee to be what he is. I mean it’s pretty clear that this guy hates himself so much that he’s taken on a new persona. It’s not even about converting to another religion; I have many friends who’ve converted, but to my knowledge, none espouse so much hatred.

So, when a psychiatrist friend from the US came for a visit, I took the opportunity to ask what could drive someone to such self-loathing. He basically said that someone from the group he displays so much animosity towards (i.e. the “kiasu” people) must have abused him when he was a child. When I suggested physical abuse, my friend said while that was possible, it’s unlikely because he doesn’t seem to have any physical scars. In his learned opinion, it had to be some form of sexual abuse – and for the hatred to be so deep-rooted, it must have been done repeatedly.

Now I’m a pretty liberal guy, so I’m pretty much OK with whatever gets you off – as long as it’s between consenting adults. Key word being “adults”. I draw the line at pedophilia (I’m not too keen on that bestiality stuff, either, but who am I to judge?) You have to be a sick demented evil individual to abuse a defenseless child.

I have no way of knowing if this is the truth (I’ve thankfully never met the man), but Ridhuan, if indeed you were repeatedly raped as a child, please seek some professional help. You will see that not all “kiasu” people are bad.

SO JAMAL “Red Shirts” Yusof has run off to Indonesia, eh? What a joke. Jamal, you were nothing buy a typical bully. As all bullies do when their intended victims stand up to them, you ran away. But the joke gets even funnier.

According to Jamal, “powerful people” want to apprehend him, so in a video that he released, he pleaded for help and protection from Tan Sri Muhyiddin. When asked about this by a reporter, our Home Minister asked back: “Want to protect from what?” HAHAHA!

The joke’s on you, Jamal. All the really “powerful people” are busy saving the country from the thievery that your boss (and his cronies) did. Either that or they’re busy trying to stop these crooks from liquidating all their assets and leaving the country – like that video of “well-connected” people selling their luxury cars at massive discounts show. See, Jamal? That’s how low down the pecking order you are – so low that you don’t even have anything for the MACC to go after. At least Musa Aman ran off to London. Where are you Jamal? In the middle of an Indonesian palm oil estate? Why are you even still a Datuk?

Why does Jamal expect to have special treatment?

In the May 27, 2018 edition of the Malay Mail, Jamal Yunos’ lawyer, Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin, said that the Red Shirts leader “…is still unwell and will only cooperate with authorities to complete his bail process after he feels better…”

This raises the question: Why does Jamal think that he deserves any special treatment? After all, he left before his bail process was complete. This technically means that he’s jumped bail, and is a fugitive. To their credit, PDRM put – and to my knowledge, still has – an All-Points Bulletin (APB) out for his arrest after his “escape”.

To me, this just points to the fact that UMNO-BN leaders are still living in some sort of deluded reality where they can thumb their noses at the law. You have Najib still in denial that what the Malaysian government owes is over RM 1 trillion; the de facto head of UMNO Perlis basically telling that state’s Ruler that it is he (not the Ruler) who decides who becomes the Menteri Besar; Arul Kanda thinking that by giving a rubbish answer like “I’m on gardening leave” is satisfactory; or, UMNO itself telling the government to “return” all that cash found in Najib’s mansion to them because “it belongs to the party”.

This led me to an interesting conversation recently. Why don’t we just throw the book at the lot of them and put them in jail already?

One of the people I had the conversation with gave an interesting perspective. This whole “wayang” isn’t meant for us city folk. If you’re reading this, chances are that you are a PH supporter who has already pretty much decided who the “bad guys” are. My learned friend, however, told me to think about the “kampung folk”, who still made UMNO the biggest single party in Parliament (they still have 54 Federal seats). Due process aside, the reason is to show the thievery that was done in its entirety in the hopes that our rural friends will finally see that “Amanah, Bangsa, Negara” was just a tagline to enable thievery on a massive scale. Hopefully, this will bury UMNO (and with it, BN) once and for all.

KUDOS TO Setiawangsa MP and PKR Youth Chief, Nik Nazmi, who – on the same day – called for the National Civics Bureau (BTN) to be shut down. Nearly everyone who has dealt with the civil service will tell you a story of how the BTN ran programs to practically brainwash Malay attendees that they were under siege from Malaysians of different races and religions. Of all the vile organizations set up by the BN when in power, the BTN was probably the most insidious – and effective – in spreading hatred and national disunity.

How effective was it? I remember when I was in Standard Six. I had a good friend named Ismail. We were really tight – sat next to each other in class, played football together…basically, shared a lot of good times. Then, he went to one of the Malays-only residential schools. Within a year, his demeanor totally changed – not only was he unfriendly, you could tell that he was weary talking to me. As if I were some sort of devil! I’m nearly fifty now, so that’s nearly 40 years of hatred this country has to overcome. That’s why I say that although Siti Kasim has her heart in the right place, please don’t expect Dr Maszlee to perform miracles in overhauling the education system. What I want to know, though, is how those countless civil servants (“political appointees”, no doubt) who ran the BTN sleep at night? Do they actually think it’s OK spreading lies and hatred?

Forget Tony Fernandes – we’ve got bigger fish to fry

Over the last few days, there’s been a lot of talk about Tony Fernandes. Is he a good guy forced to do bad things? Did he have a choice? Rafidah Aziz and Syed Saddiq went out to bat for him, so he can’t be that bad, right?

I’ll tell you what he is. He’s a billionaire who loves the media, and doesn’t really give a toss about what you or I think. In his “apology”, he says he “buckled under pressure”. I was going to buy that, but then I saw pictures of him sitting in THAT plane laughing and chuckling away with Najib. Sure doesn’t look like a guy under pressure to me.

In the whole scheme of the universe, however, it doesn’t matter. Like I said, whatever you or I do, he’s got billions of RM. It’s a new Malaysia, but some things just don’t change – namely, people with lots of RM don’t usually find themselves very lonely. But if Tony does care about the Malaysian people (like he claims), then I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if we liberalized Malaysia’s airspace, and let other budget airlines in, right? I’ve flown on Thai Airways’ budget carrier, Nok, before – and I can tell you I preferred that a whole lot better than AirAsia. Besides, the only way to really guarantee the “lowest fares possible” is by letting in more competition.

Anyway, the purpose of my writing this is to point out that – love him or hate him – there’s really not much we can do to AirAsia or its boss. Instead, we should be concentrating on the other lowlifes who can really do damage to our new democracy. Most of them are already on the radar of the new government, but here is my Top Three of those who seem to have gotten away (in reverse order).

In third place, we have Ali Tinju. You remember him – the guy who would rather help a thief just because of his race. Please, no excuses – he wasn’t stealing bread to feed his starving family. It’s blatant racism. He stole a smartphone at Low Yat. Who is this Ali Tinju anyway? Some ex-Sergeant in the Army? I’d rather listen to a real man like Brigadier General Dato Mohd Arshad of Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan.

In second place, Dato Jamal of the Red Shirts fame. Spreading hatred and threatening violence with his antics, I wonder how big of a man is he going to be when he’s in Sg Buloh Prison? Yeah, those videos of him spreading money around Sekinchan and during his ceramahs – in direct contravention of the Elections Act – should be more than enough for the EC, MACC, etc. to press charges. Special mention also goes out to MCA Sg Besar for inviting this guy to lunch, despite his insulting all Malaysians of Chinese descent by calling them pigs. MCA, you really are a disgrace to your people, families, and ancestors.

Speaking of disgracing their ancestors, here’s first place on my list: Ridhuan Tee. This guy deserves the top spot because his brand of hate-spewing and self-serving rhetoric is especially toxic. It does nothing but put up walls among Malaysians. Indeed, that was his intention. I’m glad that the Malaysian people have unequivocally rejected this type of thinking. Hey,Ridhuan – how does it feel to know that most people agree with the ultra-kiasus?

He should do the honorable thing and resign his position at the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin. If not, whoever is in charge should just get rid of him. Yes, we’re not out for vengeance, but tell me – honestly – what could he possibly contribute to our young people, except for hatred? If you can’t come up with something, then I don’t think we need to spend our taxes paying this guy (we have a national debt, you know).

Of course, he could really believe the nonsense that comes out of his mouth. If so, dude – how does it feel to loathe what you see in the mirror every morning? If, on the other hand, it was all a sham – just a persona to get a pay cheque – then he could do a Tony Fernandes and make an apology video. Unfortunately, he’s not a billionaire, so he has to come up with something better than “I buckled under pressure”. How about “I was abducted by aliens, and all the anal probes they did on me made me lose my mind”?