Orang Asli came to Malaya 40, 000 years ago.
They have ancestral and historical property rights. Adat, based on customary practices, has force of law.
The Perak state gov’t only existed since Merdeka, 31 Aug 1957.
In law, the gov’t cannot backdate legislation to say the Orang Asli are squatting on state land.
Definition of Malay . . . (Malay is a dirty word. It should not be mentioned in polite society) . . .
The Definition of Malay in Article 160 is not about race, DNA, Valiangkati, Nathekaran, history, geographical origin, Nusantara, Kepulauan Melayu, rumpun Melayu or Austronesian.
It’s about a Bogus Malay identity for some Muslims governed by the Merdeka cutoff point. No more Malays after Merdeka except for the descendants of the Malays.
According to the Definition of Malay in Article 160, Muslims able to speak Malay are Malay if born or domiciled in Singapore and Malaya by Merdeka, 31 Aug 1957.
Their descendants are also Malay.
It’s clear these are Bogus Malays.
The Definition is an artificial construct, an aberration in law. The Constitution is colour blind.
Generally, the so-called Malays in Singapore and Malaya are Tamil, Malayalee, Pathan, Yemeni, and Turk (all from India); and Bugis, Javanese, Minang and Aceh (all from Indonesia).
Many people are missing the point.
If a Malay people ever existed in history, it’s certainly not reflected in the Definition of Malay in Article 160.
Again, the people referred to as Malay in Article 160, under the 1st prong, are Bogus Malays.
Given the Bogus Malays in the 1st Prong, it’s a contradiction in terms to harp on the so-called Malay culture, customs and traditions under the 2nd prong.
Besides, the so-called Malay culture, customs and traditions are not only highly subjective but debatable.
Mandi Safar, for example, is Hindu.
Batik, kris and sarung are Indian.
Roti Canai (berota), cendol and rojak are Indian.
The list goes on and on.
Negrito (Semang) . . .
The Negrito came to Malaya from Kerala, southwest India, 40, 000 years ago. Negrito went from east Africa to India 70, 000 years ago.
The descendants of the Negrito still live in the mountains in Kerala.
Kanis, Uralis, Kadar, Kanikkar, and Paniyar, the major tribes who inhabit the mountains of Kerala, are descendants of the Negrito.
The Negrito are still there in Malaya. They are still there in Sumatra, south Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines. They came from Malaya.
The Negrito have been assimilated in Borneo.
Austronesians only appeared in history about 6, 000+ years ago.
The Tamils from southeast India were the first people in Malaya after the Negrito from Kerala, southwest India.
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