In order to continue to rule Malaysia, the Malays must unite. While the Malays are the rulers of Malaysia the country will remain at peace and tranquility. When the power goes to the non-Malays, the Malays will not tolerate it and riots may happen. As a result there will be continuous chaos and instabilities in Malaysia. The Malays are the owner of the country and they have ruled the country for hundreds of years. Evidences have shown that the Malays have established power in the Malaysian Peninsular and the Borneo long before the foreigners came to these areas. Chinese and Indians had come to this part of this world as traders and labours during British and some of them have settled and married with the locals. The Malaysian Peninsula and Borneo are lands that belong to the Malays while the Chinese and the Indians are the immigrants and later being accepted and welcomed by the Malays to become the citizen of Malaysia. Malays, known by their generosity and gentleness are ready to accept the Chinese and the Indians to become the citizen of the newly formed country known initially as Federation of Malay States and later on known as Malaysia.
British was willing to give independence to the Federation of Malay States because the Malays are willing to give citizenship to millions of Chinese and Indians whom the British have brought to the Federated Malay States to work in the country. The British have brought the Indians to help them in the management and labour work of their rubber estates, the Ceylonese to help them in the administration works and the Chinese to help them in trading and in tin mining industry as labour work. When the Malays are willing to give citizenship to the Chinese and the Indians, it was to the advantage of the British to give independence to the Federation of Malay States. The Chinese and the Indians, residing in Malaya at those times in reality were British citizens. In case the Malays refused to give citizenship to the Chinese and the Indians, British would have to bring these Chinese and Indians to the United Kingdom and this would had created problems to them. In return for the kindness the Malays had shown towards the Chinese and the Indians, both of these migrant communities have agreed, not to question the special rights given to the Malays by the constitutions .The Malays think they deserve to have the special rights, as they believe the country belong to them and they want the special rights to be endorsed by the Parliament and become the rules of laws in Malaysia.
Many leaders of the early generation of the Malays, Chinese and the Indians who have agreed to this social contract CLICK, by which virtue, achieved the independence of the Federation of Malay States from the British, have passed away. Many of the present Malays, Chinese and Indians have forgotten the social contract that the three races have achieved as a pre-requisite to gain the independence from the British. Many of the present Chinese and the Indians leaders and citizens who were born after the independence, question the special rights of the Malays because they are ignorant of the history leading to the independence of Malaya. We cannot blame them for questioning the rights of the Malays because they believe they are also Malaysians as they were born in Malaysia just like the Malays and they also want the same rights as the Malays. The Constitution of Malaysia stated that as long as you are a Chinese or an Indian, no matter how many generations you lived in Malaysia, you will not get the same rights as the Malays. Many Chinese and Indians, especially those who were born in Malaysia after the Independence, feel that it is not fair to give the special rights only to the Malays and not to the Chinese and the Indians. To them, it is unfair because they can never opt to become a Malay and also it is not their choice to be born as a Chinese or an Indian.
Many Chinese and Indians who are born in Malaysia, want to have the same special rights as the Malays and they are not happy with the fact that only the Malays have special rights while they don’t. Many Malaysian Chinese and Indians are unhappy with the special Malay rights and they from time to time are questioning this special rights in the media. Whenever the Chinese or the Indians question the special Malay rights in the media, the Malays will get annoyed and become irritated. When the Malays are annoyed, they will ask the Chinese and the Indians to shut up and to simply accept the social contract that their forefathers have agreed before. Many Chinese and Indians are not happy with the remarks made by the Malays and whenever they have the opportunities, they will continue to question the special Malay rights.
In my opinion, the dissatisfactions of the Chinese and the Indians, are just waiting for the right time and situation to burst into flames. The Government is trying to cover the issues with such slogans as one Malaysia, but in reality the political situation in Malaysia is very volatile. If not managed well by the present leaders, the dissatisfactions may lead to racial riot such as the racial riot of May 13th 1969. Chinese and Indians in Malaysia are dissatisfied with the special rights given to the Malays and they are just waiting for the right time to protest and to demand changes. The Chinese and the Indians in Malaysia are demanding justice and equality between races and they want to abolish any special rights given to any particular ethnic group.
In my opinion, the non-Malay opposition parties want to win the general election and they also want the Chinese or Indians to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Under the present law, the Yang Di Pertuan Agong is the one who finally decides who shall be the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Yang Di Pertuan Agong definitely will want a Malay and a Muslim to be the Prime Minister. Until and unless the power given to the Yang Di Pertuan Agong is abolished, a Chinese or an Indian will never become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. In order for a Chinese and an Indian to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia they must abolish the laws that give special rights to the Malays and the power to the Malay Kings. The non-Malay opposition parties want to win the general election and in order to win they must unite and work together, such that that both the Chinese and the Indians become united and the Malays become disunited. Once the non-Malay opposition parties win the general election and the non Malays become the majority members of the Parliament with two third majority, they may then abolish the laws that give special rights to the Malays and to the Malay Kings.
The current political scenarios in Malaysia clearly show that the Malays are greatly disunited. The Malays are mainly divided into three political parties. Most Malays belong to the three major Malay political parties in Malaysia and they are against each other. Although the Malay is the biggest ethnic group in Malaysia, but when they are divided, the Malays is the minority group politically . When the Malays are minor politically, the Malays will lose the political power that they now have. The Malays will remain in power as long as they are united and remain the largest ethnic group. Once the non-Malays become united politically, the Malays will lose the power to govern Malaysia and at that time they may loss the special Malay rights they now enjoy. At that time the Malays particularly those who are now against the unity of Malay will regret. The Malays will become like the Arabs in Palestine and the Chinese and the Indians will become like the Jews. Behind the Chinese and the Indians will be the government of America and Singapore. The American and the Singaporean governments will protect the Chinese and Indians in Malaysia as they can fulfill their demands better than the Malays. The Malays will become fugitives in their own lands and the Malay Kings will be disposed and become powerless and the Malay Kings will lose all the privileges that they used to enjoy now. The worst scenario that can happen to the Malays is that, the Malays may not even be able to practice the teachings of Islam as freely as now like in Singapore where ‘azan’ must be only in mosque and strictly not allow to ‘azan’ like in Malaysia. When that happen the individuals who belong to the groups that are against the unity of the Malays may have died but they will mostly be remembered by the future generations of the Malays as the traitors and the enemies of the Malay race.
Dr. Nasoha Saabin
Dean of Faculty of Optometry
International University College of Technology Twintech
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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