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UPDATED on 1 dec – see, i was right. i have sixth sense. in my last line of this post, i mentioned perkasa’s name and true enough, the next day perkasa came out to protest against wan azizah and like the DPM, wants to hold on to malay supremacy. some NGO even lodged police report against her for sedition. why i never!!! prof. khoo said that malay supremacy is not in the constitution at all!
yeah that’s right. ketuanan melayu (malay supremacy) is enshrined in the constitution, according to our dear DPM. ain’t no surprise to learn of that, right, since he had proudly stated he is malay first, malaysian second. well of course he did not spelled it out that ketuanan melayu is enshrined in the constitution but the way he said it something to do with article 153, i can take a hint.
muhyiddin was responding to PKR’s wan azizah speech during the party (PKR) congress, in which she had attacked the concept of ketuanan melayu. she had said:
“Ketuanan Melayu should be abandaoned. The concept of Malay supremacy must be left behind so that our children will grow up with the vision of a dignified race. Malay supremacy is a slogan used by a small group of Malay elites who are cheating the Malays as a whole for their own interests,”
muhyiddin said that wan azizah’s attacked on ketuanan melayu was to save a sinking PKR and he said that….
Muhyiddin said PKR leaders should respect Article 153 of the Federal Constitution which provides a safeguard for the special position of the Malays and Bumiputera as well as the interests of other communities.
This provision should serve as a guiding principle in championing the cause of the people, he said. “However, it seems that this is not the case with PKR.”
see? “should respect Article 153 of the Federal Constitution which provides a safeguard for the special position of the Malays and Bumiputera as well as the interests of other communities.” see? ‘special position of the malays’. this means the malays still reign supreme. ok, maybe not… BUT the fact remains that there are politicians (and NGOs) twisting this ‘special position’ to make it mean ketuanan melayu. first there was this use of ‘special rights of malays’. then many people here and there (including liberal malays) said there is no such thing as malay rights. everybody has equal rights, so why mention malay rights, chinese rights, indian rights and so on. so they use ‘position’ instead of ‘right’. however, now the ‘position’ has become ‘supremacy’. just because malays has special position, they reign supreme? yes, according to our DPM, yes according to perkasa.