1 Aug In The Malay Dilemma, Mahathir, a trained medical doctor, critically dissected the weaknesses of his own race and warned that without. I did read it recently and even though it’s quite informative, it wouldn’t hold any standard of nowadays political correctness, not even the Malaysian standard of it . 26 Aug The author is the new Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, a year-old physician, who wrote ”The Malay Dilemma” while he was in the.

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Dr Mahathir sets out his view as to why the Malays are economically backward and why they feel they must insist upon immigrants becoming real Malaysians speaking in due course nothing but Malay, as do immigrants to America or Australia speak nothing but the language of what the author calls “the definitive people”.

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And so the cycle of the dilemma continues. Sep 12, Raymond Chan rated it really liked it. Crude, broad generalizations and overall a terrible attempt at justifying institutionalized racism. Each member must therefore seek to enhance the position of his race so that he himself may gain in the long run Oct 22, Khairul Hezry rated mahatuir it was ok Shelves: Mahathir is understandably anxious about the Malay plight.

The Malay Dilemma

The rural remains rural, emanating a behavior, characteristics and thinking of a rural people; the backward society with little chance of progressing. As someone who is not even Malaysian, I have met a lot of Malaysian Chinese friends who hold very negative attitudes towards the ethnic Malays in their country. With a New Preface. Want to Read saving….


This is obviously not the case simply because a large majority of Chinese just like their non-Chinese counterparts are poor, ” I was interested to read this book as I wanted to truly understand what was hindering the progress of the Malays in this country from a leader who has ruled this nation for more than 2 decades.

Mahathir bin Mohamad born 10 July Jawi: Dengan itu perkahwinan di dalam kaum keluarga ini tidak akan menghasilkan zuriat yang baik.

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However, the author also draws a lot of analogies, from all over the world. Beijing must increase people-to-people engagement with all Malaysians.

To ask other readers questions about The Malay Dilemmaplease sign up. Thank you You are on the list. More on this story. Masih boleh dikatakan karya ini padu, walaupun thf dengan unsur rasism -atau berterus terang? To reboot the quest for parity, Malaysians must be willing to extend the olive branch to one another, with mutual concessions and compromises. In fact the poor workers and peasants in Malaysia can be easily distinguished as a class by itself but so far have not yet been able to unite and act as a class for itself.

Under these conditions each member of a race must be instictively guided by considerations of profit and loss for himself. The town folks had the capital, capacity and ability that enabled them access towards better education, which would grant them access towards better job prospects.

Mahathir, a Social Darwinist, believes that the absence of a natural eugenics program among the Malays made them a weaker race when they face the Chinese.


The only way is to get rid of the crutches and teach them how to walk get rid of the bumiputera policies and instead increase massive funding for education for the Malaysso that at the end of the day, the Malays’ position can be improved without setting up obstacles for the Chinese, thus making up Malaysia thw stronger country. Dr Mahathir’s attempt to reverse the tide of history, to avoid looking at the real root-cause of our backwardness should be strongly condemned.

Mahathie dilemma thus, was whether Malays should accept this governmental aid—and Mahathir’s position was that they should.

Cara penjagaan ini pada Mahathir adalah tidak sihat dan dari sudut jangka panjang akan melemahkan bangsa Melayu.

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Unsur-unsur budaya merupakan perkara asas pembinaan sesebuah bangsa dalam negara. Our neo-colonial economy is structured by diilemma colonists particularly the Anglo-American and the Japanese. Appoint Malays in top positions of corporations. Views Read Edit View history. Doctor Mahathir depicts the Malay dilemmma such a pitiable way that according to him the misfortunes experienced by the Malays were caused by their bad traits, namely desire to avoid conflict, self-effacing and overtly courteous, and also being fatalistic, to name a few while he also a Malay, by the way.