Sunday, October 14, 2012

KIMMA dan jawatan pentadbiran

Semua pihak yang menyokong atau bersama-sama dengan kerajaan akan meminta jawatan termasuk dalam pentadbiran. Terkini Kongres India Muslim Malaysian atau KIMMA berbuat demikian. Sekurang-kurangnya KIMMA mahu jawatan timbalan menteri.

Tindakan KIMMA sama saja dengan pertubuhan politik lain yang bergabung atau menyokong Barisan Nasional. Mereka melihat perjuangan sebagai landasan untuk meminta atau mendapatkan jawatan.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohamad Najib Tun Razak, ketika berucap merasmikan mesyuarat KIMMA dan sebagai jawapan kepada permintaan KIMMA itu, bertanya siapakah Ketua Setiausaha Negara (KSN)?

Semua orang tahu KSN Dr Ali Hamsa adalah seorang India Muslim dan merupakan penjawat awam 'bukan Melayu' yang pertama diberi kepercayaan dan tanggungjawab mengetuai perkhidmatan awam Malaysia selain selaku setiausaha kepada Kabinet. Ia adalah jawatan tertinggi dalam perkhidmatan awam.

Mungkin KIMMA tidak menyedarinya atau masih belum berpuas hati sehingga meminta jawatan timbalan menteri. Siapa pula yang berada dalam pemikiran kepimpinan KIMMA untuk mengisi jawatan yang diminta itu? Mungkinkah presiden KIMMA sendiri yang boleh dilantik melalui pintu Dewan Negara? Hanya KIMMA yang mampu menjawabnya.

Kepada KIMMA dan masyarakat India Muslim seluruhnya di Malaysia, penyertaan rakyat Malaysia keturunan India Muslim ataupun keturunan India dalam barisan kepimpinan negara wujud sudah lama. Malah, ada yang menjadi Perdana Menteri selama 22 tahun. Bukan rahsia yang  Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad adalah seorang keturunan India Muslim.

Selain itu, beberapa orang yang pernah menjawat jawatan menteri juga berketurunan India Muslim atau mempunyai darah keturunan India Muslim, antaranya Abdul Kader Sheikh Fadzir, Anwar Ibrahim dan sekarang Nor Mohamed Yaakop.

Oleh itu,  kenapa KIMMA bersuara sedemikian sedangkan ia telahpun dilakukan di negara ini. 

Apa yang dapat dikatakan hanyalah pilihan raya dah dekat, minta sajalah!


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dah dapat Mokhzani, Mukhriz dan bapa mereka sudah lah

nick said...

What KIMMA really wanted above everything else is the acknowledgement from UMNO and from the government that "They are and always have been MALAYS and of course that entitled them to every privileges and opportunities that has so far only have been reserved for UMNO leaders, elites and their families".

So in short, KIMMA just like UMNO thinks that election and being elected into government meant that they are now the owner of the country and its coffers and that they can do what they pleases once in office. Loyalty, service and sacrifice doesn't mean anything to KIMMA and of course to UMNO who believed they own this country. Loyalty, service and sacrifice is meant only for the ordinary folks like us and this has alwaysbeen the message being drummed up from the time of Mahathir, AAB and now Najib. The malays must be loyal to UMNO BUT UMNO is not necessarily obliged to be loyal to the malays hence we still have the malays left behind in almost every sector and in wealth (except for a few lucky malays who are very close with the UMNO leadership). And we hear this in every election season (and soon after the election, every UMNO leaders who have won left the malays to fend for themselves until next election is around the corner). So far I have seen nothing dissimilar between UMNO and KIMMA. Do you?

Nick.

Syed Imran said...

Nick,

Agreed. Most Indian Muslims, particularly in Penang, are or were UMNO members. At one particular period in the late 60s and early 70s, a couple of branches under the Tanjong division comprised of local Mamaks or Indian Muslims. Most of them conversed in Tamil during tea breaks and even meetings. Prominent Indian Muslim leaders during that era included MSA Zachariah, AS Mohamed Mydin, SM Idris and the Ismail brothers of Ismalia Bakery.