Re: Ketuanan Melayu
- From: "sclee" <sclee@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 13:09:31 +1000
It has been announced in Parlaiment that if you non Malays do not like what
is being dished out, leave the country and go back to your ancestors' home.
<CKinSF <ck_in_sf1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
FeedDateTitlemalaysia Broken Oranges
|||Yesterday 01:34 AM|BullsOnParade (noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx)
Academics debate 'social contract'
From what I gather by these academics, ketuanan Melayu can be summed up
"It is very clear that the nation state would be called Malaysia and the
of the state was from a Malay polity that features the Malay monarch,
the religion of the federation and the Malay language." --Dr Chandra
And it has been abused by UMNO for its own gains.
If that is so, then ketuanan Melayu needs a whole nother name.
It is by default that bumis, making up 65% of the population would be
the state with a bumi polity. And as Professor Shamsul Amri Baharudin
Anwar's ketuanan rakyat is the same thing just by numbers. I also don't
there is a persistent grassroot effort to undermine the Sultans or take
official status of Malay and Islam out of the Malaysian identity. If you
about it, it is the politicians that are always going against the Sultans
both sides of the aisle.
But what ketuanan Melayu has embodied now is nothing about what has been
mentioned. How can you stand there and tell me that ketuanan Melayu is an
concept that is merely stating the obvious and does not threaten my very
existence when even a member of the royal family has stated, concocted out
thin air, that I should shut up and be largely nonexistent while they do
whatever the hell they want because I am basically playing in "their"
By the logic of some, I was offered "entry" into this playground on the
condition that I stay largely out of sight. So even though I have a piece
card and a passport that looks exactly like those of my Malay brethren, I
equal to him.
That is bullshit! I wasn't offered "entry" from the outside. I was born in
country! I grew up in this country, I pay my taxes, I work to better this
society and economy, I sing praises of it the few chances I get to go
have every right as the next guy to participate in determining the destiny
this country. Maybe in my grandparents generation, there was a provision
for immigrants to test how much they valued this country. But I on the
hand know no other country. Telling me to go back to India or China makes
sense to me. I am as much a tourist there as a Malay or any other
would be going to those countries. Why? Because I am Malaysian. I grew up
thinking this was my homeland, not China, not India. I thought I was meant
here, I thought I would die a
And being Malaysian mean holding the "Malay" institutions to high respect
though to me, those institutions are as much mine as Malays as I grew up
learning the same that they learned about respecting these institutions
these institutions define who I am as a Malaysian). That does not mean, I
thought I had the right to install a Chinese or Indian monarch. That does
mean, I thought I had the right to ask for Buddhism or Hinduism as
religions. That does not mean, I thought that the government should make
languages official state languages.
I, and most of my fellow minority friends, know how this country is built
respect it and have no wish to change it. But when you change the name of
game to telling us that instead of us being one Malaysian people who
same things, but that our status in this country is not as permanent as we
it is. That we should be "grateful" to be citizens, and not a "right", it
downright scares us. That we have to shut up as you spew ultimatums about
raising our voice on anything is a challenge to your supremacy. How can
blame us that we get nervous? That means any day, we could be a citizen of
country just because of the color of our skin. One day, we can suddenly
this place home even though it is all that we have ever known. Do you
how scary that is?
And that is what ketuanan Melayu has come to embody today. The philosophy
"everybody else shut up or come hell or high water..." Precisely that
kings and everybody else is slaves, no matter how many people say that
not the case. If you want to convince me that this is the "true" meaning
ketuanan Melayu, then come up with another term that better reflects the
ideology because ketuanan Melayu has become so dirty and rotten in the
so many that it cannot be said to mean something else when their
a certain way.
Issue of Malay rights sparks heated arguments
|||Yesterday 09:50 AM|BullsOnParade (noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx)
Issue of Malay rights sparks heated arguments
Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak), who had sought permission to
speak, said non-Malays should not regard Malays as racist when they
"As Malays, surely we will defend our rights and we have never questioned
rights of others. Why the misunderstanding?
"I do not want any non-Malay to manipulate this matter. Malays have never
questioned the rights of others," he said.
Of course you have never questioned the rights of the non-Malays. Because
just ignore it!
People getting pissed about a temple? Tear it down! People wanting to send
damn letter to the king? Tear gas and water cannon the hell out of them!
and Indian schools becoming underfunded and being in the sorry state of
depending on the donations of mostly poor parents (richer parents would
place their kids in such a situation)? Shut them down! People feel scared
uncomfortable at a keris waving as an "answer" to "others"? Wave it again
year and vouch to wave it the year after that and the year after that and
others to not even dare question the appropriateness of it.
And Malays are not racist when they defend their rights as Malays. Defend
against what? Defend against who? The "attack" of Chinese and Indian
culture? I have not seen mass conversions of Muslims to Buddhism or
the belief by many Malays that speaking Chinese and Indian languages is
even an aggressive drive to convince Malays to "forget" or "lay down" the
definition of being Malay in favor of a more Chines or Indian oriented
or social consciousness. So why the hell are you still treating us like
goddamn enemies that you have to defend yourself? Why the hell do you have
on the aggressive and "challenge" anybody who dares to question you? Who
your imaginary questioners? My weapons are down, in fact, I have no
the wish to procure weapons never even crossed my mind, so why the hell
brandishing your knives in preparation for the imaginary impending tide?
I really don't know who you are defending against. I have no wish to
in ANY sense, physically or mentally, literally or rhetorically. Your
nationality is Malaysian, and I, until recently, thought I was Malaysian
looks up to the Sultan, speak Malay as a national language, and live in a
whose majority is Muslim. So who the hell are you defending from?
CKinSFalso known as chow-kow-sick-fûçkk(cksf)
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