Between RACISM and Defence of Malay Rights
Chinese politicians and bloggers have been extremely ‘generous’ in showering UMNO/BN leaders and Malay NGOs like Perkasa with terms like RACIST and RACISM whenever they defend MALAY RIGHTS as enshrined in the country’s Constitution.
Terms like RACIST and RACISM have been very much mis-used or misquoted, in the same way terms like TERRORISM. If we look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the west tend to label the PLO and HAMAS freedom-fighters as ‘terrorists’ for their continuous struggle for their Palestinian State. While, to the Palestinians and the Muslim world, they regard PLO and HAMAS as FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Instead, they regard Israel as ‘Terrorist State’, for their indisciminate air-raids and shellings of Palestinian towns and villages, killing both the FREEDOM FIGHTERS and innocent civilians.
Chin Peng, the leader of the Chinese-centred Parti Komunis Malaya(PKM) used to describe himself as FIGHTERS FOR INDEPENDENCE of Malaya from the British. While, for the Malays and Malayans/Malaysians, Chin Peng and his platoons of ‘bandits’ were seen more as COMMUNIST TERRORISTS or the CTs.
Today, in 2010, the Chinese would regard any UMNO/BN leaders talking about certain provisions of our Federal Constitution as ‘racist’. Talking about NEP is regarded as ‘racist’. Talking about history of the IMMIGRATION is regarded as ‘racist’. Even talking about the history of old Malay Kingdoms like Langkasuka, Srivijaya and Malacca is regarded as ‘racist’ .
What the Chinese expect Malays to do, at a time when they are HIDING behind terms like democracy, ‘keadilan’, transparency and others to systematically DISMANTLE the terms of Social Contract agreed upon by the leaders of major races in the run up to the country’s independence in 1957.
Malays had stood up UNITED in the face of MALAYAN UNION, introduced by the British, which would have removed the ‘Keris Taming Sari’ from the Malays. Malays stood up again UNITED, beside the British, in ‘repulsing’ the politically AMBITIOUS Chinese, who attempted to take over the country ‘by force of arms’ under the guise of COMMUNISM.
Malays will continue to defend their rights to the last drop of their blood. As the old Malay sayings go, ‘Biar puteh tulang, jangan puteh mata’. It does not matter if the Chinese term it ‘racist’ or ‘racism’. We are very sure, the Chinese in China would do the same thing, ie. defending their ‘Chinese rights’, had 50% of Mainland China be swarmed by FOREIGN RACES.