Saturday, February 25, 2017

PROTON

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on February 21, 2017

1. I am sad that Proton is to be sold to foreign companies. Having a strategic partner is ok. But once Proton is sold to foreigners it will cease to be a national car. It will just be producing foreign cars in Malaysia. That is something we have been doing since the 1970s.

2. Proton may not be profitable now. But it was very profitable before. Admittedly it was because it was protected. But even after protection ceased it was profitable. All countries protect their automotive industry. It may not be through high import duties. But there are other ways of preventing imports from challenging locally made cars. These other ways are actually much more effective and can result in excluding foreign-makes completely. That is why Proton cannot be exported to these countries. We are very generous. Anybody can export their cars to this country. Sub-standard cars too can be imported.

3. I am out of Proton now. Since then I have not been allowed to even meet or speak or phone Proton staff.

4. That is alright.

5. My fear is that if we do not own Proton anymore the Malaysian automotive industry will suffer a great loss.

6. The vendors and suppliers of components will close shop. Lots of workers will lose their jobs. And Malaysia’s engineering capacity will be reduced. It will not be a developed country in 2020 or later. Malaysia will remain a third world developing country.

7. Once upon a time Malaysia was called an Asian Tiger. Today Malaysia is not even a pussycat. We have become one of the ten most corrupt countries in the world.

Syabas! Najib.

BUDI DAN BAHASA

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on February 20, 2017

Budi bahasa budaya kita
Slogan mendesak di mana-mana sahaja
Jangan lupa budaya bangsa
Ulangi di mulut mencukupilah juga.

Kita diingat jangan lupa
Budaya silam warisan kita
Tetapi jika tersalah apa-apa
Rentap kursi balik tidak mengapa.

Budi bahasa budaya Melayu
Sering bertukar mengikut masa
Jika tersilap jangan malu
Budi bahasa perkara lama.

Kesipuan jangan dibiar berlaku
Tiada kursi alasan mencukupi
Kurang santapan diganti muruku
Bangsa tersungkur takdir disalahi.

Budi bahasa slogan negara
Bersopan santun pakaian disedia
Selempang kanan jangan dikirikan
Jangan guna tangan kiri waktu makan.

Budaya bangsa budi dikenang
Itulah adat Melayu lama
Setelah naik tangga ditendang
Kalau nak turun terjun sahaja.

Wahai bangsaku berbudaya barukah kamu
Atau berbangsa lainkah kamu
Hilang adat hilang malu
Duit disembah raja baharu.

Lanun sudah menjadi raja
Bukan jenayah bila mencuri
Bintang di langit dipasang di dada
Rakyat menyembah duit yang diberi.

Batu putih bertuan baru
LKY menjadi Raja
Bila terkenang zaman dahulu
duduk mengalir air mata.

Menangislah kamu wahai Melayu
Negara dijual kerana duit itu raja
Sembahlah kamu raja baharu
Itulah peranan hamba raja.

Tangisan tidak membawa ke mana-mana
Setelah negara dimiliki orang
Junjunglah penjual negara yang kaya
Mungkin sekupang dua tercicir di belakang.

Kutiplah kamu dedak dan serdak
Itu sahaja yang tertinggal bagi mu
Tertutup mata, mulut dan pekak,
Tersumbat hidung, matilah kamu.

Menangis meratap penjunjung jenazah
Kenapakah dedak disumbat hidung
Baunya sedap menolak payah
Akhirnya maut diangkat perusung.

Wahai bangsaku bijak bestari
Tak fahamkah kamu kesannya tenggelam
Tidak bernyawa bermakna mati
Berakhirlah sudah cerita silam.