No one Malay by race in Singapore and Malaya

No one is a Malay by race in Singapore and Malaya.

Malay is not a race under Article 160 in Malaya and Article 152 in Singapore.

Malay is a form of IDENTITY for MUSLIMS in Singapore and Malaya governed by the Merdeka cutoff date.

So, Mahathir was either ignorant or lying when he told a reporter that “except for a few spoonfuls of blood (Indian), otherwise I am Malay”.

What is this Malay he was referring to? He was implying that Malay was a race.

Read Article 160 in Malaya on the Definition of Malay. Malay is not a race in the Definition.

Earlier, he said “my great great grandfather was from India”.

He never mentioned his mother who reportedly was also from Kerala.

Great great grandfather

Great grandfather



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This Dunia Melayu is not reflected in the Definition of Malay in Article 160.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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