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‘Ketuanan Melayu’ or ‘Pejuangan Melayu’?
BY: NICHOLAS LIM
Ultra chauvinistic Malays have been busy thumping their chests to the mantra of ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ or Malay supremacy when the reality is that from time immemorial the world has come to realize that supremacy of any kind doesn’t really exist.
These Malay chauvinists are going the wrong way and only serving to upset right thinking Malaysians while decent, right and proper Malays are saying that ‘Perjuangan Melayu’ or Malay struggle is a more appropriate slogan chant.
Let’s face the fact and go down the brief history of time to witness all those racial supremacists and how they ended up being foolish and foolhardy for championing the superiority of their respective races.
Right thinking Malays are spot on. These right thinking Malays believe that success is a struggle and if the Malay race is to become successful and happy they have to pull their own weight, work hard and work smart.
The tone has been set and the accent right now in a globalized world for Malays is really ‘Perjuangan Melayu’ or the Malay struggle to rise up and be counted as a race and to be able to compete on an equal footing with the rest of the world.
Malays must realize quickly that there can be no room for laggards and for those who fail to measure up to the requirements of a borderless world as the alternative for them will be to become fractured and fragmented as a race.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
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