Friday, January 26, 2007

The Greatness of An Individual and the Greatness of a Racial Group

Most of the Malays are too used to having a laid back attitude.

There is no sense of urgency in their work or action.They prefer to take it easy.

Since they are very accomodative in character and tolerant of other's faults, they too assume that others should treat them the same. They assume that their laid back attitude with work or standards would be forgiven by others.

Take for example the attitudes of government servants, and Malay dominated corporate world such as TM (excluding Petronas) and you see this glaring problem.

Petronas is an exclusion because eventhough they are dominated by Malays, Petronas selects Malays with a different mindset and of higher quality Malays. The rest cannot be said of government servants or other Malay entreprises.

The goverment sector for example will absorb all Malays whether they are hardworking or lame. All are treated the same. When you select inferior individuals to run your organisation, then quality and work performance suffers. You may even try to hire top execs as the boss, you will not succeed when only few individuals at the top are top class whereas the rest of the organisations have a couldnt care less attitude. You cant change the organisation overnight when most of these Malays are inferior Malays. You may even hire donald trump, still he will also be powerless.

If these organisations are to succeed, they can hire Malays, but hire only capable Malays. Better, they should hire anyone possessed of merit regardless of race. If Petronas could do it, why cant the others?

"A race will never be great if the great majority of the individuals constituting this particular race is mediocre. Before you can change a race, you have to change the individuals making up that race. If the Malays as a people wish to be great, every single individual Malay must strive to be great."

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