Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ahmad Said Malaysian racial joke

Background for the joke: Malaysia is a country of immigrants which a few generations ago had immigrants coming from China, India, Indonesia, Yemen, etc., and have racial harmony problem. The Malay Muslims majority claims special rights and get preferential treatments and claimed to be the original inhabitants of Malaysia. However, many Chinese and Indians are third, fourth, fifth..... generation descendants of Chinese and Indian laborers brought in by the Imperial English colonizer or even further back in history, are descendants of Chinese who came with Admiral Zheng He (Admiral Cheng Ho) in the fifteenth century while many Malay Muslims are not only recent immigrants or descendants of recent immigrants, but are also are descendants of mixed marriages. Ahmad Said was a Penang UMNO (political party for Malays only) warlord who during a by-election campaign called the Chinese pendatang immigrant and caused racial disunity and an uproar. The current Prime Minister of Malaysia Abdullah Badawi has Chinese blood, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir is of Malay-Indian descent, Said Albar the Interior Minister is the son of a Yeman immigrant, and Ahmad Said himself apparently is also a recent descendant of an Indian-Malay marriage.

Ahmad Said racial joke

Ahmad: Hey son, who were you talking to ?
Son: My fairy godmother.

Ahmad: How many times have I told you there is no such thing as a fairy godmother ?
Son: I know but there really is a fairy godmother, Dad.
Ahmad: Okay, call her here now. I would like to talk to her.
Son: But she won’t come Dad. She said she doesn’t want to meet you.

Ahmad: Did she tell you why?
Son: She said that you are a bad man.
You betray your Chinese friends by calling them Pendatangs.
Ahmad: You saw that news on TV, didn’t you ?
Son: No, I didn’t, the fairy godmother told me.
Ahmad: Well, your fairy godmother is wrong.
She should thank me for calling the Chinese Pendatangs.
Son: Why Dad ?
Ahmad: You see son, the Chinese are actually bad people.
They come from another country and they want to chase us out of
this country.
Son: Why do they want to do that Dad?

Ahmad: Because they are greedy.
Now, you tell your fairy godmother that your Dad is right by doing what
he did. Can your fairy godmother grant you wishes ?

Son: Yes Dad, she told me so.
She even asked me to make a wish but I didn’t know what to ask for.
Ahmad: Well, ask your fairy godmother to make all these Pendatangs to
disappear and go back to their grandparents country of origin.
Okay son, time for bed. No more talking to make belief fairy godmothers ,
okay .
Good night son.

Son: Good night Dad.

*15 minutes later*

Ahmad: SON, SON, where are you ? Where are you ?
Huh, there you are. I am so worried, I thought I’d never find you.
Son: Dad, where are we….. India ? Why are we here ?
I was talking to my fairy godmother on your wish and suddenly we are here
in a strange place.
Ahmad: Err, what were you talking to the fairy godmother ?
Son: *I told her, I wish all the Pendatangs would be sent back to where they
come from*.
*Is that Tun Dr Mahathir s/o Iskandar Kutty and
**Uncle Samy there selling roti ????
Dad, is this India ??? Badawi in China ….
Najib in Acheh rebuilding the home…..
**Khir Toyo busy tending his farm in Indonesia ….
Syed Albar and the rest of Arab SYED’s clan riding his camel in Yemen ’s
Arab desert.*

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