Unlike in the USA where they have to endure TYPHOONS and HURRICANES, in Malaysia, at worst, we have to only try to stay calm when ‘Storm in the cup’ SHAKES THE NATION.
Our country has been so PEACEFUL for over 50 years since our independence, that even a ‘storm in the cup’ may SHAKE THE NATION. The latest FUROR was the proposal by an editor of the UMNO-linked Utusan Malaysia advocating ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’ movement in the aftermath of the almost clean sweep by the Chinese-based of Chinese-majority urban seats in the recent Sarawak state election.
The initial sign of storm came when the Chinese-based senior partner in the ruling BN, MCA, called for the BOYCOTT of Utusan Malaysia. In retaliation, several Malay NGOs staged demonstrations in front of both MCA and DAP KL offices, to protest against their PROVOCATIVE GESTURES against the Utusan Malaysia, long seen as the VOICE OF THE MALAYS.
Putting RACIAL PREJUDICES aside, one wonders what’s really so wrong with the advocation of ‘1Melayu, 1Bumiputra’ movement should it be taken up at all. Afterall, ‘1Melayu’ only means ‘UNITED MALAYS’, while ‘1Bumi’ simply means ‘UNITED BUMIPUTRAS’. On the same token, ‘1Malaysia’ advocated by the Malaysian PM Najib means ‘UNITED MALAYSIA’.
Infact, in 1946, when the Malays decided to be UNITED to face up to the MALAYAN UNION, which the Chinese-based DAP has re-phrased it as MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA, they formed a party called UNITED MALAYS NATIONAL ORGANISATION(UMNO). UNITED MALAYS, in Najib’s era, is what ‘1Melayu’ is all about. Infact the Alliance Party was the getting together of UNITED MALAYS(UMNO)), UNITED CHINESE(MCA) and UNITED INDIANS(MIC). And with 13 other parties coming in, it has become the BN, the UNITED MALAYSIA ‘1Malaysia’ party.
That being the case, why are the Chinese-based parties including MCA and DAP so sensitive about the advocation of ‘1Malays, 1Bumi’ movement? Is it wrong for the Malays to be UNITED under ‘1Melayu’, and the Bumis to be UNITED under ‘1Bumi’? Afterall, our country’s has shown BEYOND DOUBT, that, the UNITY OF MALAYS, in Najib’s era called ‘1Melayu’ has contributed a great deal to the PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY of the country.
So, what’s wrong with ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’….as long as all the races are united again under 1Malaysia, or MALAYSIA UNITED. And, please….no more ‘storm in the cup’.