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"!
To be continued, please stay tuned!