This was in NST today. What 3 BN reps said about Ketuanan Melayu
Green hi-lites below is what is reported
Blue italic hi-lites are my own thoughts
"During a debate on the state 2009 Budget, which was tabled more than a week ago, Ayub Jamil (BN-Rengit) led the call to quash any racial provocation by political leaders who tend to confuse the people with a malicious interpretation of the ketuanan Melayu concept.
He said Malay supremacy was not a "slave and master" relationship.
Instead, Ayub said it was a concept that was long held in the highest regard by people in the country, which was the authority of the Malay Rulers.
"There is no such thing of Malays being the 'master race' while others merely serve as slaves.
"We have a sultan. Our master is the sultan, who rules the states and country. I am disappointed with the current state of racial unity in the country."
Even the 'ketuanan Melayu' concept is being questioned."
Is your only master really the sultan?
And if BN is acknowledging that the Sultan RULES the states & country, why are there elections? There will be no more need for PMs. Ruling means to take charge - or is there another meaning (yet again) to the word "Ruling"
I am pleased there is now greater importance & relevance placed on our Monarcy & Royalties.
Some of our Royalties are such firm favorites of mine, that in my dreams, I wish that they could rule because better an enlightened monarchy than an Idiotic Despot.
Or is it a matter of "now that we need them, let's wheel them out on parade"?
BTW are the Sultans insisting on this concept, or Some Commoners?
Next clarification came from:
Tahir Taat (BN-Bukit Serampang) questioned the sincerity of leaders who claimed to raise such issues for a more united Malaysia.
He said the country's forefathers who fought tooth and nail for independence had clearly understood the concept of ketuanan Melayu."
Excuse me? This concept or term was in use when? Since the time of independence? Please do point to those citizens whose forefathers "fought tooth & nail" where in the Constitution this term is found?
What I do know is - from the time of my 1st memories, my father (1 of those who fought) believed in his Sultan of Selangor. He voluntarily hung a photo of the Sultan in his office - without being told to.
He said the Malay rulers did not see themselves as kings only for the Malays. Tahir said for example, Sultan Iskandar of Johor had never addressed the Malays as his only subjects."Whenever his majesty called upon the rakyat, he would address us as rakyat (people) of Johor. "He did not address them according to races. "He is the sultan for all," said Tahir.
Let me reiterate this question "are the Sultans insisting on this concept, or Some Commoners for their own political agendas? "
Last view about Ketuanan came from
Datuk Abdul Halim Suleiman (BN-Puteri Wangsa), who said "such disruptive political views could only hinder the democratic process in the country. Should such sentiments persist, then the country would be in disarray following irreparable racial rifts."
I agree. But please ask yourself "Who are using this concept to divide the Nation & All Malaysians?"
I love my BTWs :)
So! BTW -
I am NOT a PKN, DAP, MCA, or Gerakan supporter.
I support NOBODY
I only support whoever advocates a Fair & Just Country for ALL who lives in it.
And common sense dictates that in a Fair & Civil Society, concepts meant to Subvert 1 race/tribe to the advantage of another should be Annuled, Deleted & Seen no More lest the History of a Country be Shamed!