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Monday, 11 August 2008

The way that I see it...

Updated Diary: 12th August 2008 - Talks about Malay supremacy and special privileges hasn't end yet. I know the reason why Malays felt threatened looking at the current situation. The party which they regard as their guardian were in shambles politically.

The morale is very low not only living as a Malaysian but also within UMNO itself nowadays. There was no clear objective where are we heading as a nation. I feel disappointed to see such thing happened. Plus we have only 11 years to reach 2020. I support UMNO struggles not merely for the sake of just supporting a political party. But UMNO was formed on the basis of guarding the Malays interest. Before 1946, the Malay doesn’t know anything about political power and unity as a whole, until Dato’ Onn asked all the Malay states association to gather at the Selangor Club [Dataran Merdeka] in 1946.

With the unity itself, UMNO managed to turn down the Empire decision for the formation of a colony [Malay Union]. But to achieve independence, the Malay had to lay down all sorts of privileges such as their nationality. It was a big sacrifices done by the Malay as before the Chinese and Indians were regarded as an immigrant races. But that was turned in 1955 with the compromises made by not just Tunku Abdul Rahman, but also Tan Cheng Lock and V.T. Sambathan.

The compromises of the nationality were made so that the Chinese would help the Malays in gaining their place in the country economically. As such, all the plans were laid out by the Alliance government spearheaded by UMNO. But it is clear that UMNO lost their objective today. I'm not surprised to see many more of UMNO members to change their political party. I'm also predicting many would abstain from voting in the future election as a protest.

People talk about Malay superiority and their privileges. But many doesn't really understand why the struggle to upheld those belief at the first place. Let me tell you a bit of the facts that I know. Before we gained independence, Malay was a peripheral race. They lived in outer skirts of major cities. The reason being is that they tended not to advent in any conflict when it comes to business and rights. The British would create a strata land not to protect the Malays from encroachment of manipulations, but as such [the strata land] it was created to con the Malays for all the land that they don’t regard as their land. The Malays were easily satisfy those days and they will just only used land that they can tilted and work on. Others were considered as not theirs and the British would then file such as belonging to the British planters to plant rubber and for mining.

The Malays also were isolated from the main stream education, political system and economy for a hundred years. Schools for the Malays were erected on the pretext of making the Malays just slightly better than their parents. If their parents were fisherman, then the education would make them a better fisherman, if their parents were a farmer/ paddy planter, then it would just only make them a better farmer/ paddy planter, not more then that [you can check paper from the colonial office as there were written papers about this education policy]. But with just only scant education, the Malays proved they were to be great students of their own teaching.

The Malays start to amass their political power through unity which leads to the formation of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO). The struggle that were fought by UMNO those days were to rebalance back the economic portions tilted by the British government during the colonial period. It was design as not to extricate wealth from their Chinese and Indian friends, but merely by offering new opportunity that will be created through the bigger economic cake. When the times come, then such provision of mending the imbalances would be ditch out. But nowadays not many people realize this, not even an UMNO member themselves.

And now, UMNO is not fighting for the Malays, but for the UMNO "aristocrats". I feel very disappointed to see not UMNO but Malay NGOs' are currently fighting for the Malays. UMNO had become totally mute and everybody knows the reason behind this. I love UMNO, and I pray that there are still some people in UMNO who know what should UMNO do to remain the major force in Malays affairs. Or else, one day we might see that school children would only know UMNO through text books and not in what they do and can do for the betterment of the whole community regardless whether you are a Malay, Chinese, Indians, Dayaks, Ibans, Kadazan, Dusun, or aborigines.

11th August 2008 - Currently there’s a lot of talk about Malaysia political situation. There were racial and religion issues raised by irresponsible faction of people that were looking for their self interest. The truth is that everybody was disappointed with the National Alliance failure to understand what peoples want [Abdullah and Khairy out]. Personally I think that the National Alliance lead by UMNO would fall hard on their nose in 2013 election. Perhaps the opposition would clean sweep all the states legislature and the parliamentarians seats [seems that way and I have no doubt about this statement looking at the current public feelings]. Unless Prime Minister Abdullah resign and he do it now!

1 comment:

afif said...

"O People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadhan, and give your wealth in zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim, and that Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to your selves.

Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone."

Itulah rangkap kelima dan keenam dari khutbah terakhir junjungan kita Muslim Nabi Muhamad S.A.W.

Dan kerana dua rangkap inilah mengapa bukanya tiada orang Melayu sendiri mahu melihat terhapusnya Ketuanan Melayu. Bukan kerna ingin lihat kaum sendiri merempat di bumi kelahiran. Tetapi kerana ingin menjunjung ajaran sebenar Baginda Rasulluah S.A.W, dan bukanya menjunjung ajaran ketuanan bangsa yang dibawa oleh datuk nenek kita.

Nabi tak ajar kita ketuanan bangsa,
Nabi mengajar kita menentang ketuanan bangsa,
dan Nabi mengajar kita akan kesaksamaan semua bangsa

Bumi Malaysia bukanlah milik Melayu,
Bumi Malaysia bukanlah milik Cina,
Bumi Malaysia bukanlah milik India,
Bumi Malaysia bukanlah milik manusia,
Hanya Allah yang miliki Bumi Malaysia

Ketuanan bangsa yang kaum Melayu kita perjuangkan itu bukanlah perjuangan yang bersandarkan ajaran Baginda S.A.W. Ia tidak lebih dari semangat assobiyah Melayu yang kita warisi dari datuk nenek kita. Sedangkan Nabi Muhamad S.A.W telah menyeru para umatnya bahawa tiada bangsa boleh menjadi tuan kepada bangsa lain

Sayangnya, orang Melayu hari ini ramai yang tidak sedar akan hakikat ini... Orang Melayu taksub dengan kegilaan ketuanan bangsa yang kita warisi dari datuk nenek kita, hingga mereka buta akan kebenaran yang sebenar

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