The politics of distraction . . .
Malay politics is based on supporting anything that non-Malays oppose and opposing anything that non-Malays support.
There’s no formula for peaceful co-existence.
There are only temporary “ceasefires”.
It’s all about the politics of distraction to divert public attention from the real issues of the day and gov’t.
Main Belakang has been silent so far on the khat/Jawi issue.
Khat/Jawi is a distraction from sex videos/PM succession issues.
Mazlee is the Minister of Distractions under the guise of Education.
Jawi is based on Farsi and Arabic.
Any language can be written in Jawi.
Utusan Melayu killed Jawi by closing down.
Jawi was previously introduced in schools but fizzled out. It was a case of “hangat hangat tahi ayam”.
Utusan Malaysia ran weekly columns on Jawi and then stopped it.
Bahasa Kebangsaan, Article 152, is not in Jawi but Rumi i.e. Roman letters.
Bahasa Melayu was originally in Indian script as in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The French changed the Indian script in Vietnam to Roman letters.
Chinese language uses characters.
The rule of law . . .
The rule of law is the basis of the Constitution.
Religion does not enter the picture.
Don’t make up stories!
Where does it state in the Constitution that Islam is the official religion of Malaysia?
Official means gov’t.
There’s no official religion in Malaya and no religion in Sabah and Sarawak under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
The Federal gov’t has no religion.
Islam is the religion of the sultans.
They preside over the spiritual affairs of the local ummah.
The Definition of Malay . . .
The British colonialists seized Orang Asli land in Malaya to create gov’t reserves by gazette.
Some of these reserves were given to Muslim squatters, labelled Malay for administrative reasons, to get them out of the way where the British wanted to plant rubber and mine tin.
The Malays referred to these gov’t reserves as “tanah Melayu”.
Tanah Melayu is a misnomer for Orang Asli land the British seized to create gov’t reserves.
Besides Article 8, the Orang Asli in Malaya can also refer to Article 5 “right to life” and Article 13 “property rights”.
The Orang Asli came 40, 000 years before the Malayan gov’t. The Negrito (Semang) came from Kerala, south west India.
The Malayan gov’t cannot claim, in law, that the Orang Asli are squatting on state land.
Many people are still missing the point.
Malay should not be mentioned in polite society.
Language is no proof of race. I speak English as my primary language. That doesn’t make me an Englishman.
The Malay language was the lingua franca in the Archipelago before the advent of the West in the region.
Lingua franca means a language used by various communities, all having their mother tongues, to communicate with each other in a common medium.
The Malay language has also been carried to the Cocos Keeling Islands, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Surinam in Latin America.
If ever a Malay people existed in the Archipelago, i.e. speaking the Malay language as their mother tongue, it’s not reflected under the 1st prong in the Definition of Malay in Article 160 of the Federal Constitution.
There’s no evidence of a Malay race, so to speak, speaking only Malay. Every Malay speaker, i.e. those classified as Malay, has his mother tongue i.e. Malayalam, Tamil, Bugis, Minang etc
Generally, the Malays in Article 160 are Tamil, Malayalee, Pathan, Yemeni and Turks (only adherents of Islam among these communities, from India, were re-classified as Malays); and Bugis, Javanese, Minang, and Aceh (only adherents of Islam among these communities, from what is now known as Indonesia, were re-classified as Malays).
Briefly, the Definition holds that Muslims able to speak Malay, and either born or domiciled in Singapore or Malaya, by Merdeka 31 Aug 1957, are Malay.
Their descendants are also Malay.
Patently, the Definition is not about DNA, race, history, geographical origin, Natekaran, Valiangkati, First Nation people, Orang Asal, Indigenous, Aborigine, Native, rumpun Melayu, Kepulauan Melayu, Nusantara, Archipelago or Austronesian.
Hence, it’s a contradiction in terms to speak in the Definition’s 2nd prong of those in the 1st prong practising Malay culture, customs, and traditions. The issue is not only subjective but highly debatable.
Needless to say, the so-called Malays defined in Article 160 were not the first people in Malaya.
Orang Asli . . .
Again, the 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.
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.
Malay unity . . .
Malay unity, like after May 13, is history.
There has never been Malay unity.
The ruling elite used the ISA to destroy Malay Opposition parties and called it Malay unity.
At the same time, they fostered as many non-Malay political parties as possible. Today, most of these parties are history. Non-Malays will not support them.
Mahathir knows the Malays will never unite.
He wants to get Malay political parties together in PH to form the single largest block in gov’t.
The non-Malays in PH will be in three parties viz. DAP, PKR and Hindraf.
If push comes to shove, Azmin & Co may join Bersatu. This will include PKR in Sarawak.
DAP will oppose Amanah merging with Bersatu.
So, Mahathir will focus on PBB and Umno. One may be dissolved, the other deregistered.
The focus of the ruling Malay elite and the deepstate is on “Malay unity” i.e. having the largest number of seats on the gov’t side, in Parliament, under one symbol.
At present, Malay racists claim the PH gov’t is controlled by DAP through Malay proxies i.e. PKR, Bersatu and Amanah.
In fact, there are non-Malays in PKR too.
It’s not Main Belakang who decides on the PM.
It’s the ruling Malay elite and the deepstate, possibly also involving the deepIslamicstate.
Leave the Malay buggers alone. Let them sort out their politics.
Non-Malays should destroy race-based non-Malay parties.
Next, All should destroy race-based Malay parties.
Plight of Indians in Malaya . . .
The distortion of Article 153, and NEP, and the existence of the Definition of Malay in Article 160 have hit Indians hard.
It’s unlikely that whoever is in Putrajaya will do anything for Indians.
The Definition of Malay in Article 160 and the distortion of Article 153 and the NEP stand in the way.
Indian votes are only important in bringing down a gov’t, and denying the gov’t two thirds majority, not to put one in power.
The incumbent gov’t does not need Indian votes to remain in power.
Indians in Malaya are condemned to bringing down the gov’t without getting anything in return.
Indians in Malaya should get their politics and relationships right.
That’s only possible if there’s a change in mindset.
Degenerating into rhetoric and polemics is not the way. That’s what MIC did for 60 years, what Waytha Moorthy is doing now and what Uthaya Kumar seems to be doing.
They should control the Narrative.
The politics of the so-called Malays is based on nothing but bullshit.
Indians should not emulate this.
They should emulate the Chinese in DAP.
No point demanding this and that as Indians. The gov’t will not entertain such demands.
Indians are not mentioned directly in the Constitution. There are 350, 000 stateless people of Indian origin in Malaya. A further 850, 000 displaced estate workers are of Indian origin.
Only the Orang Asal and so-called Malays are mentioned in the Constitution.
Indians should focus on Article 153.
The second prong mentions the legitimate interests/aspirations of non-Malays.
The first prong is about a reasonable proportion, by way of a special position for the Orang Asal and so-called Malays, in only four areas viz. intake into the civil service; intake into institutions of higher learning owned by the gov’t and training opportunities; gov’t scholarships; and opportunities from the gov’t to do business.
Giving 90 per cent of matriculation seats to the so-called Malays is an unreasonable proportion. The so-called Malays formed only 50.4 per cent of the population in 2010, the last time the census was taken.
Article 153 has been deviated and distorted from reasonable proportion in the said four areas, to unreasonable proportion in the four areas, to unreasonable proportion in all walks of life.
Examples abound. For example, the canteens in all Klinik Kesihatan are run by so-called Malays. During puasa month, these canteens are closed. Non-Malays visiting the clinics can’t get even a drink.
Indians in Malaya should focus on the deviations and distortions in the implementation of Article 153 and the NEP.
By focussing in this manner, Indians in Malaya can secure their legitimate interests/aspirations.
They have legitimate expectations.
Hindraf Makkal Sakthi . . .
Someone purportedly from Hindraf sent me a comment claiming that the entire human race, including black Africans, is descended from Tamils.
All 23 genetic strains of the human race can be found in east Africa.
All other human beings are from a lesser number of genetic strains.
Black Africans could not be descended from Tamils who come from less than five genetic strains. Like other human beings, Tamils could only have descended from Black Africans.
The “Hindraf” character claims to know Waytha Moorthy very well. He added that Waytha Moorthy does not know me. Only fakes would make such claims.
Whenever Waytha is in gov’t, he will keep away from me. When he’s out of gov’t, I am the first person he calls.
There are no longer any pure Dravidians in the Indian subcontinent. Language is no proof of race.
Except for perhaps the Negrito, and the tribals, none of the other Indians are pure. There’s no such thing as pure Aryans in India. Language is no proof of race.
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