Sunday, September 03, 2006

Globalisation - Make Quantum Leap, Najib Urges Malays. But How?

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak called on the Malays to make a quantum leap in various fields to survive in an increasingly competitive world. The deputy prime minister said gradual achievement was no longer sufficient for the race in a world facing rapid globalisation, information boom and no borders.

"We must be brave in facing the challenges posed by globalisation, stiffer competition, a borderless world and information explosion. For the Malays to excel, we must look at how to achieve success, not gradually, but in a quantum leap. An incremental change is not enough, we need to strive for a quantum leap in our achievement," he told reporters.

"A quantum leap means an extraordinary achievement in terms of a sudden change. For example, if we're a small business operator, we can supply to hypermarkets, the hypermarkets order our products and all at once we make a quantum leap," said Najib who is also Umno deputy president.

****All of Najib's advice sounds good on paper but how the devil are we to achieve it? It is not an easy task to motivate people who are used to mollycoddling to do even a little extra work, let alone a quantum leap. Three and a half decades of benign indulgence in the name of agama, bangsa and negara can dull even the sharpest mind and ebb seriously any desire or ambition to compete on an equal footing.

To make a genuine quantum leap would definitely require the dismantling of the affirmative action policies being practiced right now. Would Najib or any Malay leader be prepared to do that? Not in a hundred years. Therefore things like quantum leap, towering Malay and other fancy terms will forever remain in the realm of theory and fantasy. The truth is that it is the government which is the biggest impediment to a truly progressive Malay race. They know it, we know it and the government knows it. But as long as there is some short-term gain to be made by the Malays and the government, why worry about 'futurisitic' concepts like globalisation, mindset change, competitiveness and first-class mentality? The ultimate loser will be that Malay who is dependent on the economic crutch. This is the cripple who will not make it to the next phase of human development on a global scale. A pity really.


Blogger toniXe said...

u know it I know it they know it

enjoy !

( i m enjoyg yr posts ! )tq

8:45 PM GMT+8  
Blogger perlisan said...

For these politicians, talking is cheap.
In the past he has talk about that American Dream. It seems like this is his Malaysian Dream that will never come true. Never in the foreseeable future.

10:12 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is impossible. Where there is a will there is a way. God helps those who help themselves. If God be for us who can be against us?(Romans,
Chapter8, verse32)

2:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how to make any quantam leap when they dont want to even walk without help? It is an impossible task. forget the idea. It cannot work.

3:40 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

easy, instal a turbo engine to the "clutch", they'll no leap but fly!!

7:12 PM GMT+8  
Blogger H J Angus said...

Here is a simple start:

No more 10 to 15% Bumi discounts to those who already own one house.

Now developers factor this discount into the overall project and guess who pays for this parasitic practice?

7:15 PM GMT+8  

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