by Kusha Basir
When it comes to talking about the power of the Malays in this country, we cannot deny that it will also relate with the special privileges of the Malays as stated in the Constitution in Article 153. It is not a minor issue and can’t be taken lightly because this kind of issue affects all the people in this country especially Chinese, Indian and Malay.
Yang betul-betul power punya Melayu, mesti cium keris
Ini otai, tak payah cium keris.. otai ka auta? thee hehe
Melayu kalau nak kasi power, tak boleh tinggal Tongkat Ali
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Telan banyak2 biar sampai mati sakit jantung!
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.There has been many disputes and questions raised by the minorities in this country on the power of the Malays and Bumiputra. These arguments would always come to the proposition elimination or reduction of this special privilege and subsidy for the Malays in this country.
The main issues that are being questioned on Article 153 by the minorities are the provision of scholarships, sponsorships and quota for Malays. This would usually be seen as 'offensive' to the Malays as the inclusion of this privileges as part of how this country is managed is provided in the Constitution under Article 153.
The Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah previously said the prerogative of the Malay rulers in the power of Islam and Malay customs must be respected by every ruling, policy or administrative orders relating to the establishment of two things must first be referred to the king and government, before it is decided and announced.
Until now, the power need not only be preserved and maintained but the principles need to be respected and adhered to the boundary of separation of powers. If the fundamental principle is to be set aside, Nazrin feared that it has the potential to trigger a misunderstanding, confusion and friction among Malaysians.
The Malay Rulers must be referred to in the early stages before any matter affecting the Islamic religion and Malay customs. Unfortunately, the problem is they are only referred to for their blessings and support when the problems take a polemic turn.
.Meanwhile, Perkasa as a non-governmental organization that was formed with the objective of protecting Article 153 feel that the Malay and Bumiputra rights are being challenged by non-Malays in Malaysia.
The real question is: why is it that there are resentments towards the Malays and their warranted rights in this country? During our independence, the Malays agreed to the jus soli or principle which is for those born in Malaya would immediately gain citizenship and in return the non-Malays agreed to the set Malays and Bumiputra special privileges.
As asserted by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Malays are willing to give reasonable rights to non-Malays. Non-Malay Malaysians had been given many privileges too in the past, not that they haven’t. Sure the Malay special rights is stated in the Federal Constitution, but the non-Malays were never denied their right to achieve success economically and politically, and yet until now the Malays and Bumiputra are yet to achieve the economic target of 30 percent share in the country’s economic cake. So what more is there to argue about?