Congratulation to Datuk Ibrahim Ali, Perkasa and the Majlis Perundingan Melayu(MPM) for organising yesterday’s LANDMARK Kongres Ekonomi Bumiputra in UMNO-owned PWTC.
The Congress was well attended by delegates representing all strata of the Malay community. Significantly, to the politicians, the Malays/Bumiputras make up 65% of our country’s voters. Those who ignore the ENXIETIES of the Malays/Bumiputras would do so at their own POLITICAL PERIL.
Najib fully realized this, as any GREAT POLITICIANS would do. Despite the day-time SALVOS against the NEM, Najib humbled himself to attend to officially close the Congress, and accept the AGREED RESOLUTIONS. Congratulations to Najib for the GALLANT GESTURE, and congratulations for RE-ASSURING the Malays/Bumiputras that he would not turn back on the ‘Spirit of NEP’ which was the brain-child of none other than his own late father, Tun Razak.
The gathering of over 75 Malay NGOs in PWTC yesterday reminds us of the gathering of 43 Malay NGOs in Sulaiman Club, Kampung Baru, over 60 years ago, in their fight against the Malayan Union, which gave birth to UMNO. Yesterday’s Congress was aimed at MAKING SURE that UMNO would remain on the right track, to continue defending the MALAY RIGHTS as provided in the Federal Constitution, besides ensuring the LEGITIMATE RIGHTS of the non-Malays, who are descendents of IMMIGRANTS who were granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1950s.
The Malays will never forget that the GRANTING OF CITIZENSHIP to the immigrant races in 1950s was part of pre-independence understanding among major races known as the SOCIAL CONTRACT, which recognized the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS as the original inhabitants and rulers of Tanah Melayu, which entitle them certain RIGHTS as specifically spelt out in the Constitution.
Unlike the situation in 1946 when UMNO was formed, UMNO today is the back-bone of the ruling BN, who have been in power, without any break, ever since the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu became an independent Nation, and later became Malaysia. UMNO’s responsibility is not only towards Malays, but Malaysians as a whole. With UMNO at the helm of power, Malaysia has for over 50 years enjoyed PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY.
Despite that, the role of Malay NGOs are equally important, in voicing out the ENXIETIES and ASPIRATIONS of Malays, and keeping UMNO on track, as the nation continues the voyage into the future.