I lay claim to be the first to present this phenomena on Malay Oligarchy. Not that I’m the smartest but many learned men and scholars are either AUKUed (read OKUed) or still drunk in the post 0905 euphoria. I guess some are too embarrassed to admit that they have been outmanoeuvred .
Post Reform or post REVOLUTION, it is common for the Game of Thrones to unfold. No surprise here. Socialists, communists, nationalists, religionists try to out manoeuvre each other scrambling for position and power.
In the case of Malaysia, in the jostling for power and control, after successfully toppling a kleptocratic government, a group of powerful and super rich and politically influential Malays emerges. These are no ordinary super rich. Yes, they are Malays led by once upon a time the destroyer of Reform, TDM.
Lately it is becoming too often a narrative for TDM to blame the Malays for being lazy, of poor values and in need of crutches.
In the attached article, Dr Sharifah presented her take on the myth of the lazy natives, trying to justify that serious bundling of all Malays as lazy by TDM. I agree with her observation that elites and colonialists are the usual exploiters of the masses. In the case of Colonialists, they use the usual narrative of the lazy natives as a cover for the exploitation.
I’m adding here a new context to the myth of the lazy natives unfolding in Malaysia. What is unique in the narrative of the lazy natives in Malaysia is that it is being propagated by the natives’ own kind by no other than TDM himself.
TDM is no ordinary leader, but a superduper politician turn OLIGARCH .
What is TDM’s game plan, one wonders. One possible game plan which is becoming clear and simple to recognise, emerges; make the subjects helpless, scared and boom the oligarch comes swooping in with his army, armada, ready to die troops. The country is hijacked.
But the narrative presented is one of a frustrated leader. I have tried to help but you people are just plain stupid, spineless and lazy. I come to save you