GOODBYE GENOCIDE, GOODBYE UMNO
Thursday, 29 May 2008
The penniless children of Pariaman wander to Malaysia, hoping to make a few bucks. Instead, they are beaten, raped, and dumped overboard at sea. Left to drown in the Straits of Malacca by the despicable Malaysian Police. Pariaman residents detest TEKAI (Indo Agency for Labour Export to Malaysia) Few return in good shape. And none with success stories.
By Michael Chick
Nestled deep in Minangkabau Country, in Sumatera, lies a small town called Pariaman. This quaint hamlet today is quiet, and uneventful. However, words cannot decribe the horror of the bloodbath which occurred here exactly 50 years ago. 25 Chinese families were brutally murdered in their sleep in cold blood. They had their throats slit with sharp Zinc roofing shards. Every single one of the 180 odd Chinese residents were butchered this day 50 years ago. Their bodies thrown into the sea left to rot.
The 25 families were guilty of one and only one crime. They were successful business people. And for that, they paid with their lives. Today, as a result, Pariaman is economically decadent. Shops barely stay financially afloat. Most shops barely make enough to pay rent and utilities. Crime rates skyrocket. Corrupt Police Officers leech off the residents, who already barely make ends meet. Citizens steal, rob and plunder from each other, and many shopkeepers have to sleep in their stores just in case "Kedai kena Maling" (shops get robbed), as one elderly resident so aptly put it. Dark shadowy figures stagger, engaged in Glue Sniffing, Narcotics, and shifty Drug Pushers ply the streets after dark. Women and children are preciously locked at home after nightfall, for fear of their lives. You will never see them after dark.
30 kilometers away, the city of Padang is thriving. Ethnicities work well together and the economic pie is pretty well distributed. Local residents can even afford Rp 4million Prostitutes. (Rm 1,000) for a one night stand. Impressive, even by KL standards. Apparently many Ministers (Bupati) make Padang their unofficial "fuck-town". 2 huge 5-Star Hotels make special concessions to cater to this industry.
The penniless children of Pariaman wander to Malaysia, hoping to make a few bucks. Instead, they are beaten, raped, and dumped overboard at sea. Left to drown in the Straits of Malacca by the despicable Malaysian Police. Pariaman residents detest TEKAI (Indo Agency for Labour Export to Malaysia) Few return in good shape. And none with success stories. Most silently cry in Malaysian Prisons, awaiting their next gang rape by Malaysian Police. One case-study involves a 16 year old TEKAI "export" who was continously gang raped by Malaysian Police in Jail, she subsequently gave birth to 3 children during her continous 3 years in Prison. This is the evil product of Malaysian Police Brutality. I nearly cried when I was conducting this interview. The now 20 year old finally managed to escape. She resides in Pariaman today. All her dreams crushed. All her hopes shattered. The whereabouts of her 3 children (products of Police rape), unknown. Perhaps forever. There is a high probability that they were sold into the Prostitution Trade in Thailand. Forever to lead the life as a cheap sex toy to pleasuring men.
Pariaman Residents thought, that to win the economic race, was to obliterate their competitor. What they failed to realize, was that in fact it was not the 180 Chinese throats that they slit, but their own. Their Genocidal Act is still felt by the entire Community today. Reverberating in tandem with the rampant earthquakes. Homes have literally fallen apart. Mosques crack beyond repair, while paddy field workers make Rp 5,000 (RM1.20) per day. After having toiled from 7am till 6pm under scorching heat, mind you. For comparison, a single meal at a roadside stall costs Rp8,000 per person in Pariaman.
Bravo! I call this Ketuanan Pariaman! UMNO has learnt well from them. Congratulations.They have tried to make themselves look good by killing the competition. Literally. UMNO thought that by removing, or enslaving the pendatangs, they have Ketuanan. They were right. The stupid Chinese of Malaysia allowed themselves to be enslaved. Had their wings clipped. And as a result, Malaysia is 100 years behind Singapore. Some idiot asked not to compare Malaysia with Singapore. He was merely speaking from deep embarrassment. But the sleepy idiot was right for once. Because Malaysia is so far behind, there is no comparison. And yet, ironically, he speaks of Ketuanan. So while Singapore goes full steam ahead in her plans to becoming the elite top half category of the First World Status, Malaysia decides which ketupat recipe is better. Ketuanan Ketupat is hard at work.
Yes, Malaysia chooses to compare and perhaps idolize inferior 3rd world countries left far behind in the economic dust. This inferiority complex manifests in wallowing in continous self-pity. I quote Syed Albar, ex-Foreign Minister of Malaysia, "... We are poor. We are so poor. Even the Indians are Richer than us..." in a Live World Broadcast by the BBC. How pathetic. No wonder Michael Backman openly said what he said.
And who can blame him? Anyone who slits their own throats is indeed BODOH ! Hence Malaysia BODOH ! (STUPID Malaysia) Anyone who thinks that Genocide is clever, should slit their own throats like UMNO has. Who, unfortunately learnt from the "intelligent" Residents of Pariaman.
Today, take a stroll along the empty streets of Pariaman at dusk, and see if the faint cries of the haunting echoes of the 180 dead Chinese voices affect you.
Goodbye Genocide, Goodbye UMNO. Good riddance. And don't come back.
Truly Asia, Truly Genocidal...