Many innocent Malaysians of all ethnicities are not aware…
That … If there is one thing the hard-core right-wing Malay politicians and the hard-core right-wing Non-Malay politicians have in common – is how they see Ketuanan Melayu.
THEY BOTH BELIEVE, PROMOTE AND PROPAGATE THAT KETUANAN MELAYU IS ABOUT MALAY SUPERIORITY AND NOTHING ELSE. They both want you to believe in this distortion so that they can get support from their innocent and perhaps naïve followers. They love the idea that Ketuanan Melayu is about superiority of one race over the other. THEY ARE BOTH IN CAHOOTS IN THIS – FOR POLITICAL MILEAGE.
They refuse to allow or to contemplate that Ketuanan Melayu could be something else. They work hard to keep their version popular.
Ketuanan Melayu IS NOT ABOUT MALAY SUPERIORITY over others.
Do not believe in either of them. The notion of Ketuanan Melayu did not just appear in recent years. It has historical basis, existing in Tanah Melayu since hundreds if not thousands (Kedah Tua) of years ago. In Malay historical culture and language, the term Ketuanan Melayu originates from the word ‘Tuanku’ – a title reserved for Malay rulers since the early days of our society. Ketuanan Melayu thus can be seen as a contraction of the phrase ‘Ketuanan Raja-raja Melayu’, the sovereignty of the Malay Rulers.
Ketuanan Melayu = ‘Malay Sovereignty’ – That is derived from Kedaulatan Raja-Raja Melayu.
In the first place do the Malays see themselves as superior?
Any Malay Muslim kid in Malaysia by about 10 years old would know the story of Bilal the Ethiopian slave who was given the honour to be the first to Azan, the call of prayer – which today is the name of the muezzin – the one who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque. When he went up to make the first call to prayer, some of those in the community asked that the honour be given to someone else.
But Prophet Muhammad reminded them that God does not see the physical manifestation, but judges the purity of the heart. In Islam, there is no preference between Arab and non-Arab, slave or no slave, black or white. Later, a Quranic verse confirms Prophet Muhammad’s position in Quran 49:13.
Smart Malaysians must make a choice. Stop supporting politicians FROM BOTH SIDES who use this distorted version of Ketuanan Melayu.
Tell them off. Correct those who use it wrongly.