BREAKING NEWS! . . . Malaysia’s Bahasa Kebangsaan DEADER than DEAD . . .

Malaysia’s Bahasa Kebangsaan DEADER than DEAD . . .

Article 160(2) PROOF there’s no Malay race in the world!

Answer to How do Malays feel when they meet Malaysians who are not fluent in Bahasa Malaysia? by Tan Sing Yee

My COMMENT . . .

Malay in Malaya, under the Definition of Malay in Article 160(2) in the Federal Constitution, are descendants of various Muslim communities — from various ethnic groups in the Archipelago, India and elsewhere — who were either born or domiciled in Singapore or Malaya by Merdeka (Independence) i.e. 31 Aug 1957.

Malay, under the Definition, isn’t race but a form of identity for these Muslim.

That has been declared in case law, in the High Court of Malaya, on the Definition.

The case law can be found here . . . Palm Oil (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v. Che Mariah Mohd Tahir (Trading as Delta Mec Enterprise) [1994] 3 CLJ 638.

There’s no Malay race in the world.

The Malay language wasn’t originated by a race but created by Hindu and Buddhist from southeast India as lingua franca for the Archipelago, hence Malay Archipelago.

The Malay language began as a Cambodian dialect. Tamil, Sanskrit and Pali were superimposed on the dialect. The Malay language was used in trade, missionary activities, administration and education.

Bahasa Melayu has only 20K words.

The Johor-Rhio-Lingga variant of Bahasa Melayu is the Bahasa Kebangsaan (national language) implied in Article 152 of the Federal Constitution.

Bahasa Malaysia, based on Bahasa Melayu, has 40K words and includes words from local languages and dialects and English.

Bahasa Malaysia isn’t the Bahasa Kebangsaan. Hence, Article 152 is redundant. Malaysia no longer has a national language. Bahasa Melayu is DEADER than DEAD.

Today, when Malay or non-Malay speak Bahasa Malaysia, five to seven words out of every ten words are Sanskrit.

Bahasa Indonesia, based on Bahasa Melayu, includes words from local languages and dialects, Dutch and English.

In Sabah, Bahasa Sabah is used as a medium of communication. Bahasa Sabah is a local variant of Bahasa Melayu which remains quite distinct from the Johore-Rhio-Lingga variant.

In Sarawak, Sarawak Malay is a variant of the Iban language and a local variant of Bahasa Melayu spoken by the Orang Laut or Kirieng. The Brookes, for administrative purposes, emulated the British in Malaya and called them Sarawak Malay.

It was the British who first codified Malay as an administrative term in Malaya.

In Brunei, the Barunai are also referred to as Brunei Malay. The Barunai are mostly descended from Iban and Dusun, the original people in Brunei.

The Brunei sultanate began when a Khmer Prince came to Bandar Seri Begawan with 90 soldiers and declared himself King.

The Khmer Empire was set up when a Brahmin (priest) from India married a Cambodian princess.

Read further here . . .

BREAKING NEWS! . . . Malayalee, 1st people in Malaya, came 40K years ago as Negrito.

Negrito, 1st people in India, came 70K years ago, still found in the mountains of Kerala.

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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