The Malay race has been in existence since mankind walked on this land. From infants, they have now grown to adults. When you are an infant and you depend on your parents to provide food and shelter.But after growing up, you still ask for food and shelter in the name of bumiputera or Malay supremacy? What does this make this great race? The true Malay warriors are people like Azmin Ali and Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who seek to break themselves from this culture.
The Malays do not want to be political prostitutes of Umno and its henchman, Perkasa anymore. It's time the Malays 'bangkit' (rise up) and built an identity for themselves that no one can take away or challenge.Do we want our future generations to continue to live a life of manipulation and shame? No more. Malaysians, move forward as one race and one nation.
Geronimo: When Onn Jaafar proposed that Umno should open its doors to the other races, the party thought he must have been out of his mind. Now look at Umno - trying their best to be inclusive under the guise of the BN and its direct membership. PKR, or rather Azizah and Azmin, are doing what Onn Jaafar had been propagating all along. For that, Perkasa Youth chief Arman Azha Abu Hanifah might as well called Onn Jaafar a prostitute.
To Kak Wan Azizah and Azmin, carry on the good work and do what is right for the nation. Once in a while we get someone from 10,000 BC springing forward to tell us what to do. Such primitive thinking, and they don't even realise that the world has moved on.
Cala: I looked up Wan Azizah's speech. Her argument in appealing for the abandonment of the concept of 'ketuanan Melayu' was built on two considerations:
i) the false Umno propaganda that needs it for Malays' survival; and
ii) the false Umno propaganda that needs it for Islam's survival.To be sure, it is clear as daylight that no one is being threatened if 'ketuanan Melayu' were to be taken away. Wan Azizah was right to call a spade a spade.
Remember, the majority poor at the bottom 34 percent of Malaysia's workforce is earning less than RM700 a month, and mind you, the majority of them are Malays. The point is, Arman Azha is confusing himself over a fact that nobody is disputing, that is, everybody knows that the New Economic Policy (and in the same vein, 'ketuanan Melayu'), is used by a small elite group of Umnoputras to mislead its own community.Otherwise how do you explain the predicament of the bottom 34 percent of the workforce is earning less than RM700 a month?
CarL: I may disagree with Arman in many areas, but not with what he has said about PKR leaders and their aims. They have subjected almost everyone - of different race, religion and creed - to whatever they wanted them to hear at that time.This is fast becoming the way of the opposition parties, and they each have their own agenda and use the rakyat as though they are not smart enough to see the ruse and that the rakyat will serve them whenever they make claims to suit the occasion. Their agenda has led to the survival of Perkasa.
Multi Racial: Before Arman Azha Abu Hanifah or anybody from Perkasa shout their lungs off, I would think it is a good idea for them to understand the constitution vis-a-vis Malay rights and/or the rights of others.PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar has already offered to debate on this publicly. So far, none, including those from Perkasa, have dared to come forward. Why? Is it because they fear to be embarrassed publicly by a young Malay politician who happens to know more than them? Or are they fearful that the truth may be exposed?Whatever it is, this country can do much better without such racists causing trouble.
Henry Hock: The Quran teaches us, "Believers, conduct yourselves with justice and bear true witness, even if it be against yourselves, your parents or your kin" (4:135).But this Muslim wants to practise injustice against the non-Malays because he blindly fear the economic and political imbalance is against him and his own kind. The very word 'ketuanan Melayu' is a reflection of racism. It reminds me of the concept of the supremacy of the Aryan race propounded by Hitler.