Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Understanding "Ketuanan Melayu" - Part 2

The Industrial Revolution took place in Europe in the early 18th century, these European industrialists invented new machines and methods which brought about higher level of efficiency and productivity, as a result, they needed to find more raw materials for their production and new markets for their products, it was one of the few reasons that prompted the British to cross over the 4 Oceans and 5 Continents to start their global exploitation and colonial rule, Malaya, a land full natural resources,would inevitably become an attraction to the British. Some said the British came to rape and sodomise our land, but let's hear the other side of the story....
When the British came to "our" land, they first sought our Sultans approval and consent to begin their "management" and hence, they were given the legitimate power by the Sultans to "run" our land, they brought with them excellent administrative, judicial and educational system, and "our" land first entered a brand new phase of proper and systematic development, certain quarters like the Indian-Malay Mahathir who wrongly accused our Sultans of giving in to the British, Mahathir was wrong to say so, he didn't understand the sacrifices our Sultans had made for sake of achieving unity, peace and development for "our" land, Mahathir's father was an Indian immigrant, without the British bringing his father in to "our" land, this fella would still be languishing in India selling Kacang Puteh!! this fella has the audacity to question our beloved Sultans?? Mahathir, please don't challenge "Ketuanan Melayu" or else we send you back to your motherland or fatherland!...

The British were just the temporary "General Manager" to manage and oversee the development of "our" land, they developed "our" country and earned from us, they brought the nine Sultans together and had helped unify the whole of Malaya, without them, we could have a totally different geopolitical landscape today, we may have The Kingdom of Selangor, Johor, Pahang, Kelantan etc, in addition to "Ketuan Melayu", we may have "Ketuanan Bugis", "Ketuanan Minangkabau", "Ketuanan Java", etc; and "our" land could be much more backward without their planning and development experience! Without their judicial, educational and administrative system, we would have many "Kangaroo Courts" around "our" land where Penghulu or Ketua Kampong would be the Majistrates and Bomoh would be our teachers and doctors. Thanks to the unselfish, bold and wise decision of our Sultans to allow them to temporarily manage "our" land, otherwise we wouldn't have "Ketuanan Melayu" today and i might need a Passport to travel to Kedah, Selangor or Pahang. We must always remember the sacrifices our Sultans had made for us to have prosperity, peace and unity in "our" land!
The British respected the Sultans and therefore the Sultans of respective States were willing to cooperate with them, they never questioned our Sultans' immunity and special rights and position, but when Malaysia was under the rule of indian-Malay Mahathir, he amended the constitution to empower himself to challenge the special position of our Sultans. He created a new form of "Ketuanan Melayu" to challenge "Ketuanan Melayu"!
The British urgently needed many workers to rapidly develop and expand our economies, they started "import" workers from india and China, this was how Mahathir father and many other foreigners came to our land and how things started to get more complicated racially, politically, economically and culturally.

To be continued, please stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Understanding "Ketuanan Melayu" - Part 1

We are the prince of the soil (Bumiputra) and have been the owner of this land since the beginning of the world when Allah first created the whole Universe! Our ancestors were NOT immigrants because Adam and Eve were created in Kuala Lumpur or "maybe" in Melaka or somewhere around Putrajaya. Unlike the pathetic condition we are currently in, we used to own everything in "our" land -100% equity by us and we established a great Melaka Empire, which was said to have unified and ruled the whole of present-day Malay Peninsula, in fact, Malaysia should be called The Great Kingdom of Melaka to reflect the past glory of our forefathers. Please take note of that, Parameswara, the founding father of Melaka Empire was born in Melaka, he was NOT an immigrant, you will be charged under ISA if you say he was an immigrant for you would incite racial hatred and challenge "Ketuanan Melayu"!!!
Because of our greatness, Indians, Chinese, Bugis, Minangkabau began to come to "our" land to seek employment and business opportunities, they admired and respected us and very much wanted to become "us", they didn't request us to set up Chinese, Indian or Bugis schools, and they willingly and cheerfully adopted our culture and way of life, some of them even went to the extent to completely "become" us, therefore, we didn't have any racial issue because the immigrants or squatters managed to successfully assimilate into our society, so we had Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, and their auntie is Hang Li Poh!
Though we didn't have racial issue, the strife within the palace had troubled us enough and ,ironically, sometimes we had problems with Bugis and orang Aceh, they waged war against us before...
Things started to change after the Westerners came to our land to colonise us, but the coming of Ang Moh had "accidentally" empowered us, the Melayu, to "extinguish" bugis,Javanese,Boyanese,Achinese,Minangkabau in our land, we have made them become one Melayu race, they had to give up their past to become us in order to be "tuan" in our land! and that was the begining of "Ketuanan Melayu"....
The Portugese, Dutch, British and Japanese took turn to rape and sodomise our land, to quicken their sodomisation, they brought in "cheapest" labors from India and China because we were reluctant to be part of this sodomisation of our own land! Orang Cina and Indians who left their homeland at that time were 3rd class citizens in their respective countries, these jobless and landless peasants could possibly be dying of starvation if they didn't travel out of their countries and come to "our" land. We even heard of their misery that they ate shit and drank urine while on their sea voyage to "our" land. They must be grateful and bow down to us for coming to their rescue! Without us accepting them, they would have died in their motherland or got drowned in South China Sea or Indian Ocean! Unless they chose to "become" us, they were supposed to be temporary workers in our land, they were just "pendatang" or "penumpang"!
The Ang Moh knew that if they wanted to continue their sodomisation, they had to segregate cina, india dan melayu, and should it be necessary, they would sow the seed of mistrust among different races...

To be continued, please stay tuned!