If you haven’t read the news, our PM suggested giving Mat Rempit a more flattering name, call Mat Cemerlang. Mat Rempit refers to the young Malay youths who zoom around with their noisy, small bikes without consideration for their own lives and those around them. There is a tinge of hooligan-ism there.
Meanwhile, Ah Beng is the nickname given to Chinese youths who seems to do nothing but dye their hair blond and selling illegal, pirate DVDs, shaking heads with Ecstasy, gambling, pimping and etc. Some subtle gangsterism here.
So, if we name Mat Rempit, Mat Cemerlang, shall we also give a new name to Ah Beng too? Mat Cermerlang means ‘Successful Mat’ (Mat is a short name for the commonly used Ahmad/Mohamad/Mohamed).
The best name I can think of for Ah Beng will be Chong Beng. Chong Beng means Clever in Hokkien.
So, let’s toast to our wise leaders for solving crimes like gangsterism, vandalism, illegal racing, drugs, snatch thefts, hacking innocent victims, rapes, molests and etc etc with such a brilliant idea! Give them a new name which empowers them and I bet tomorrow, they will turn into successful leaders too.
Heh, you think we all baru lahir yesterday kah? Positive parenting guru teach you issit? Kahkahkah, best joke of the year.