In NST today:
Ungku Aziz tells Malays to be No. 1 always
SEREMBAN: Malays need to be “kiasu", that is, always wanting to be No. 1 or the best in whatever field they are in, said Royal Professor Ungku Aziz.
The “kiasu” attitude is among the virtues that Malays must have to succeed, as outlined at a special forum at the National Agriculture Convention 2007 themed “Malays in Agriculture: Past, Present and Future", held here yesterday.
The two-day convention was organised by the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry, Umno economic bureau and Negri Sembilan Umno liaison committee to highlight the importance of agriculture to the Malay economy.
He said Malays must work harder to succeed.
“They live in a fantasy world, so are not serious about their profession and responsibilities.”
If this situation prevailed, he said, the Malays would be weak and would lag behind.
He said the Malays’ productivity level was relatively low, even lower than that of the unskilled migrant workers.
He asked whether this was the result of the long period under colonisation, causing static and infertile minds. — Bernama
Huh, dont like the last statement (or is it a question? heh).
Tapi overall message?
Agree? not? I to some extent, yes I agree. But not forgetting.. We are what we are, but we also must must must succeed. Some ways? by, not forgetting our roots, our duty in the beautifully peaceful religion (yes, the most important) and not to lose our culture (the good ones).
I honestly feel, that this message should not only be addressed to MALAYS, but all MALAYSIANS regardless of our races.