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