I have strong convictions that this speech by Tun Dr Mahathir will form the Malay agenda in the next few years. It will unite the Malays, bring stability back to Malaysia (This country will not be stable unless the Malays are united, read our history and you will understand why – also read about Sri Lanka to see the equivalent – especially what can and may happen if the main grouping in a country is split and at each other’s throat – war and the usage of the other groupings as punching bags! ).
Tun outlined in precise and simple language (if you understand the Malays and Malay Culture you will understand better the innuendoes he has embedded in his text) what is now in the hearts of the Malay masses, gave reasons, supported with historical events, gave them emotions and the spirit to pull together the millions of Malay hearts out there and making them ONE.
I do not think Tun is finish yet. This is just a beginning of a larger campaign. Tun, I envision is working to put back Malaysia on the correct footing by first cleansing, re-energising and re-modelling and enhancing the major group in Malaysia, the Malays.
While personally I wish we can work on all the races at once, I guess pragmatism in today’s politics demands the other.
Tun , thank you Sir!
To read the text of his speech - http://bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/tun-dr-mahathir-melayu-perlu-usaha-untuk-ubah-nasib-dalam-cabaran-globalisasi