Ibrahim Ali: Don't some Chinese be too greedy

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malay rights group PERKASA President Datuk Ibrahim Ali said that Chinese were controlling the economy of Malaysia and the number of Chinese tycoons were more than the number of Malay tycoons, while major industries were also manopolised by Chinese, "Could a particular group of Chinese just don't be so greedy?"

He said that Malays were still lagging far behind in some economic areas, "Please have sympathies with them...."

"There were no private college in the past but we are having plenty of them nowadays, who are the owners?

"You have even been given scholarships, what else are you asking for? You should ask bankers or business groups how much money have them allocated for scholarships?" he said.

He told Sin Chew Daily that Article 153 of the Federal Constitution that protected Malay and Bumiputra privileges did not erode the interests of non-Bumiputras.

He cited an example that all automobile parts stores in Setapak were owned by Chinese, "Enough is enough, what else do you want?"

"I am not afraid of being opposed or scolded by the Chinese community. I speak only the truth. However, Chinese in Kelantan are not greedy as they live like Malays. Malay food cooked by Chinese in Kelantan taste even better than those cooked by Malays," he said.

Ibrahim also said that among those who were ranked in the Malaysian richest man ranking, most of them were Chinese as nine out of ten richest men were Chinese. However, some Chinese were not contented but asked for more.

When being asked to comment on the saying that if PERKASA was strong, it would cause more Malaysians to immigrate to foreign countries, Ibrahim criticised that it was only an excuse for those who were not patriotic to "rationalise" their decision to immigrate.

"These people studied and received scholarships in Malaysia but they chose to stay abroad after getting a job there. They will always have a bunch of excuses if you ask them why don't they return. In fact, they are not patriotic," he added. (Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE/Sin Chew Daily)

MySinchew 2010.04.12