Apartheid, social and political policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by white minority governments in South Africa from 1948 to 1994.

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The term apartheid (from the Afrikaans word for “apartness”) was coined in the 1930s and used as a political slogan of the National Party in the early 1940s, but the policy itself extends back to the beginning of white settlement in South Africa in 1652. After the primarily Afrikaner Nationalists came to power in 1948, the social custom of apartheid was systematized under law.

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Answer ICC! why Darfur but not Depayin?

Answer ICC! why Darfur but not Depayin? 

Than Shwe must be pulled to ICC like Omar Hassan.

Than Shwe must be pulled to ICC for Depayin Massacre like Omar Hassan for Darfur genocide.

I hope ICC is not Apartheid, committing Racial Discrimination or Religious Discrimination.

If they could indict a Muslim leader committing a crime on Christians,

why could not they indict a Buddhist committing genocide on Muslims, Christians and Buddhists?




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China as a safe haven for Myanmar’s Muslims

China as a safe haven for Myanmar’s Muslims

October 9, 2007 by Wang Daiyu

Islam in China

“Seek knowledge even as far as China.” – Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

109261-burmese-muslim-girl-0.jpgAlthough this story is not strictly about Chinese Muslims but it is related to a news item which has been quite prominent in the news lately and does involve Muslims in China but not exactly Chinese Muslims. What I am referring to are people from the Rohingya ethnic group who are predominantly Muslims and have been forced to flee their homeland by the Military Junta. I saw this news item by chance and discusses the plight of Rohingyas and how many have found refuge in Southwest China. Here is an extract from the story:

“I don’t even know where my friends are buried,” Islam said, bursting into sobs. “My mistake was being educated,” said the zoologist. After five months of clandestine living he joined the exodus of hundreds of thousands fleeing the junta to neighbouring Bangladesh. “I had to leave, the military was going from home to home looking for me,” said Islam.

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Who cries for Burma? Not Malaysia, not Asean

Roshan Jason | May 23, 08                                                                                        Malaysiakini /letters

 I refer to the Malaysiakini report No regrets in supporting Burma to join Asean.

I cannot help but be appalled at_

  • the ignorance and insensitivity of the Malaysian government_
  • when it comes to the humanitarian – and political – crisis surrounding Burma.
  • Malaysia has displayed an extreme lack of awareness to the reality of the situation in a country which has been ruled by various brutal military dictators for the past 46 years.
  • In displaying no regrets when supporting a military regime that_
  • has no qualms about allowing its citizens to needlessly suffer the after-effects of a natural disaster,
  • Malaysia has proven that it does not care for the welfare of the people in Burma – ‘a close neighbour’.

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Read this: Apartheid Myanmar Buddhist Chauvinistic SPDC

Read this: Apartheid Myanmar Buddhist Chauvinistic SPDC

 I just heard on the Democratic Voice of Burma about reports of obstructing, confiscating and insulting of SPDC Military authorities to the Burmese Muslims rice doners from Daunt Tan Mosque.

  •  Those Burmese Muslims were just only trying to distribute rice bags to the cyclone victims.
  • SPDC authorities stopped them and told them that INDIANS are not allowed to donate personally to the victims.
  • They confiscated all the donations and said they, military authorities themselves would distribute (donate) to the victims.

 What a sparrow mind they have!

 There are reports that even ‘part of the international aids’ only are labeled as donations from the generals and distributed to the refugees.

  • Please notice that ‘part of the international aids’ only reached the victims.
  • Wives of the generals are rumored to keep the best and each and every level of military authorities would take the rare chance to choose what they want, some for use and some for resale.

Myanmar/Burmese roots is the mixture of_

  1. Pyu (Hindu-Indians)
  2. Kan Yan (Tibeto-Burmans, migrants from China, Yanze/Yellow River area.)
  3. Thet (Sino-Shan migrants from Yunnan)

SPDC Generals are all mixed blooded early migrants and they are shamelessly practicing Apartheid system in Myanmar.


Please read this letter to the Malaysiakini by Kin Kok Low, Let me tell you about ‘brain drain’


I was born in 1949 in Penang when the white men were still the colonial masters of Malaya. During that time there were only two types of people – the British who were the imperial masters and Malayans of different ethnic backgrounds who were the ‘ruled’. We called the British ‘Sir’ or ‘Tuan’ – in our own country! My dad worked for Sime Darby (owned by the British then). He was ‘exploited’ by the boss. He retired after 35 years with the company with very little savings.

I grew up in a slum area in Penang (Dato Keramat Road). Next to our slum was a Malay kampung. We little boys knew we (the Chinese and Malays) were different. But not that much different. We played football, flew kites and catched peacock fish together. We had our little boys fight but our parents never come out with a parang or kung fu knives to kill each other. A few days later we again played tops or badminton together.

To cut the story short, I was fortunate to attend my secondary education at the Penang Free School, passed my HSC and given a state scholarship (the chief minister that time was Dr Lim Chong Yew) to study economics at the University of Malaya. My second day at UM was May 13, 1969. Suddenly, we (Malay and Chinese students) found we were very different. We became suspicious of each other. We gathered in ethnic groups. My childhood friend, Adenan was a clerk working for the HSBC bank. But we were still friends. Our naive minds could not understand why the Malays and Chinese could not live together like Adenan and me.

I graduated and did not take up teaching as required by my scholarship. But I paid back the scholarship money to the government. I joined Malayawata and later in 1975 the Chase Manhattan Bank. During this period I saw the impact of the NEP, the separation of Malaysians based on race, religion, colour and political affiliation. It pained me to see all these. I was a fifth-generation of Chinese Malaysian. My roots were in Malaysia. Malaysia was the country I was brought up and thought I had a future in.

China was not an option for me. I was poor like my Malay friend in Dato Keramat Road. Why discriminate based on race? Why not discriminate bases on social class? There are rich and poor Malays. Likewise there are rich and poor non-Malays. Why can a rich Malay kid receive support (scholarship, allowed to go to university) while a poor non-Malay kid is not given the opportunity? I was born a Malaysian and Malaysia was my country. There was no other country.

I got married and have two wonderful children. Both my wife and I had very successful careers. By 1989, we could experience the intensity of the separation of the races with the onslaught of the NEP. I still have many Malay and Indian friends. In 1989 we decided – for the sake of our children – that we need to go out to have a look at other countries. China was not in our mind as a place we wanted to emigrate. We came to Australia. We all like it.

The good thing about Australia is that when you first meet the immigration officer he says, ‘Welcome to Australia’. The customs officer did not hustle us. We looked at some of the schools for our children. The teachers welcomed our children even though we had not registered them. We went to the government departments and people lined up. There is no ‘cutting the line’. All are served irrespective of their race and the government officer even smiles!

We returned to Malaysia and applied for Australian permanent residency. In 1992, my wife and I left our two very wonderful jobs and with our teenaged children, emigrated to Australia. The first year was a struggle for me as I could not find job. In 1992, Australia had the recession it needed to have. I subsequently found a job and career. Our kids went to school, to university (both received scholarships) and both are now successful bankers. I am still working at 59. I work for a US company.

For our Australian operations we have a country manager who is a French Australian, a general manager who is Anglo Saxon Australian and a finance manager who is an Indian from South Africa. I am the human resources manager and I am ethnically, Chinese. I have an American and a white Australian reporting to me. We have more than 20 different ethnic groups working in our company. We are very different culturally, religiously and socially. But when we come to work we work for one company in one country.

Why do I want to tell my story? Because this is the same story of many qualified, experienced Malaysians now living in Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK, Singapore and even China. Malaysia is losing very talented people. Talent which is short supply in the world.

As an economist once said, ‘It is better to have 30% of 1,000 than 90% of 200′.



History of India’s Apartheid caste system

 History of India’s Apartheid caste system

“India today ruled by caste, not constitution”, by Joe Fernandez in Malaysiakini

The word ‘India’ is an anglicized term from the Greek word ‘ind’ which is taken from the word ‘Indus’ which is one of the longest rivers in the Indian subcontinent. The Indus originates in the Himalayas, flows through Kashmir in India and West Punjab and Sindh which are now in Pakistan.

The word ‘Hindu’ originates from the words ‘Sind’ and ‘Sindhu’ which later became ‘Hind’ and ‘Hindu’. The Chinese refer to Indians as ‘Hinua’ and the Americans used to refer to Indians as Hindus. Hindustan simply means the Hindu state but Muslims in India since independence have a dislike for the term ‘Hindustan’. The Moguls used to refer to India as Hindustan even when they were ruling India.

Today, in the constitution of what is left of India, the country is known as India in English and Bharat in Sanskrit and other Indian languages.

‘Indian’ is not a race but a nationality just like Malaysian, American, British etc.

There is a tendency to refer to all Indians, no matter what their religious persuasions, as Hindus. I would have had no problems with that except for the fact that Hinduism is linked with the centuries-old criminally exploitative evil caste system which is based on nothing more than a pack of lies combined with the excuse that there needs to be a division of labour, indeed of the permanent kind.

Hence, a night-soil carrier’s son would always be a night-soil carrier because he was supposedly a sinner in his previous life. If he behaved himself in this life, he would be born into a higher caste in the next life. Such lies to ensure the continued ‘moron-ification’ of the masses. The whole idea was to ensure social order.

The caste system is a vicious system in North India and even in Pakistan and Bangladesh where they have the four-fold caste system and outside this caste system, they have the outcastes comprising landless peasantry ie, the untouchables, ‘un-lookables’ and ‘un-approachables’. The outcastes in North India and elsewhere are today known as ‘Harijans’ or the Children of God, a term coined by Mahatma Gandhi. They sometimes prefer the term ‘Dalits’. Hence, the militant Dalit Panthers.

The origins of the caste system

The origins of the caste system lie in the Dravidian-Aryan divide. The whole foundation of the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan and Iran is Dravidian. Superimposed on this was the Aryan invasion of Iran and India and the caste system followed to distinguish between the invaders and the conquered, between the landlords and the landless and the mixtures that followed.

The Aryans are part of the third and final wave of human migration out of East Africa.

They branched out from Central Asia to Europe, Iran, India and the final branch entered America and became the natives there. Only three families entered Europe and all Europeans are descended from these three families. Naturally, there would have been a lot of in-breeding which eventually resulted in albino-ism. A rise in numbers later and the advent of Christianity and surnames helped weed out in-breeding.

The Dravidians were part of the second wave of human migration out of East Africa.

They stopped over in Greece and later branched out into Afghanistan to India and China. The branch that entered China again split with one going south and the other going north.

The Negritos were part of the first wave of human migration out of East Africa.

Unless India and Hinduism can get away from the caste-system, the country will not have pride of place in the international community.

The caste system is even more evil than Nazism and apartheid. Although the Brahmins form only four percent of the population of India, they hold 70 percent of the seats in the Indian Parliament.

Japan and China, too, have taken the caste system from India. The communists, however, did a good job in destroying the caste system. In Japan, the Burakumin continue to suffer discrimination under the caste system.

The Malays switched from Hinduism to Islam when India fell under Muslim rule because they were unhappy with the caste system.

In the Indian subcontinent, the pagans and the lower castes of Hindus have become Buddhists, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians to escape the caste system. Still, many of them remember their former castes.

India today is not ruled by the constitution but the caste system.

Indians can be incredibly stupid when it comes to such things despite being_

  • second only to America in software engineering
  • and in the medical sciences
  • and boasting about having the world’s third largest pool of scientific and technological manpower.

In Malaysia, IPF’s MG Pandithan represents the Tamil outcastes. That’s why he was thrown out of the MIC by the caste-centric Tamils. Is this something that Umno knows? No. The caste-centric Tamils not only throw out the outcaste Tamils but also other Indians like the Malayalees etc. K Pathmanaban, a Malayalee, was put into MIC by Tun Abdul Razak but eventually, he was thrown out by the Tamils.


JOE FERNANDEZ @ FERNZ is an educationist and former newspaper editor and ex-civil servant who feels compelled to put pen to paper when something doesn’t quite jell with his weltanschauung (worldview).