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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Shall Faris Forgets The Non- Malay Bumis?

Tengku Faris: Non-Malays should not seek equality PDF Print E-mail
Posted by kasee
Saturday, 12 April 2008

Andrew Ong

(Malaysiakini) Kelantan Crown Prince Tengku Faris Petra said today that Malays had been coerced into giving non-Malays citizenship and the latter should therefore not seek equality or special treatment.

He said this during his keynote speech at a forum titled “Malay unity is the core of national unity” organised by the newly formed Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu in Kuala Lumpur today.

Speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 people, Tengku Faris said the Malay rulers would be an umbrella to foster unity among all Malaysians, based on the Federal Constitution and the Rukun Negara.

“Therefore, the rakyat must unite and never raise issues regarding Malay rights and special privileges because it is a quid pro quo in gratitude for the giving in of citizenship (beri-paksa kerakyatan) to 2.7 million non-Malays into the Tanah Melayu federation.

“Thus, it is not appropriate for these other ethnic groups to have citizenship, only (later) to seek equality and privileges,” said Tengku Faris, who read from a 11-page prepared text.

However, the crown prince stressed that in an effort to unite the Malays, non-Malays also have rights that must be protected, such as in areas of religion.

As an example, Tengku Faris said non-Malays are allowed to practice their respective religions in peace. They must however do so in accordance with the law and “not be provocative towards Islam”.

“The Malay rulers are the head of the Islamic religion and Malaysia is a Islamic country (negara Islam), not secular. We have our own formula (as a country) which is different from others,” he added, drawing thunderous applause from the crowd.

‘Dominance’


He added that the effort to instil Malay unity and defend Malay special rights does not mean that other races would be ignored.

“In fact, if Malay rights and special privileges are taken care of and is not disturbed, it would ensure national harmony. It does not just benefit the Malays but all ethnic groups,” he said.

In his speech, Tengku Raris said the 12th General Election results have shown that the Malays are being “challenged” and thus Malays unity is of the outmost priority.

“The election results have shown that the Malays are disunited and facing other ethnic groups who are more dominant politically and economically,” he said.

As the constitution provides that the Malays are the natives (penduduk asal) of Malaysia, Tengku Faris said every Malay must defend the constitution and Islam and this can only be achieved through Malay unity.

“We have to make an effort to unite. Don’t spilt up. Avoid polemics that can distance us. Ideology (and) having different interpretations does not contribute to Malay unity.

“Discussing about polemics such as Islamic state, secular state, welfare state... confuses the people... Resulting from this confusion, Malays are becoming more disillusioned,” he added.

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The poor Tun Jugah and Yakub (not us) joined the Fedreal of Malaysia because they assumed that the 18-Memorandum will be well preserved and fulfilled by the Malaya. What right?? Sarawak had enjoyed 5% oil royalty from the BN and the affect of their disrespect to the memorandum is that The Aborigines was chase out from their long house. Samling and Rimbunan Hijau have to recover the lost made by the “Malaya”. What Right again, Faris? The Chinese in Kelantan may not talk about this but how about the Ibans, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kelabit, Dusun, Murut, Kadazan and the rest in sabah and Sarawak?

Please brandish the Keris again and wash the blood of the aborigines with it. Please be fair to the Bumiputera for the equality must be delivered in any means. We were told by the Jerai MP to be out of Malaysia if we do not deserve to stay? Don’t you see the tension was there?

The NCR was the only hope for us and yet the government preserved almost 1000 cases in the High Court regarding on the Aborigines Rights. NEP is said for us but the truth does not tells us as it should be. Please respect the other assumptions when it comes to a “careless” statement like this. You can enjoy the oil, timber, mining loyalty from Sabah and Sarawak forever and please know that we are sick of this kind of joke made by Tunku Abdul Rahman.

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