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On Yesterday's Papers:
KUALA LUMPUR: The special rights and privileges of Malays should not be questioned but the community should make every effort to improve and stay united, the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan said.
Tengku Mohammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra reiterated that nobody should challenge Malay rights and privileges, adding that these developments were becoming apparent following the recent general elections.
“The Malay Rulers will act as a source of unity and loyalty among all the people as stated in the Constitution and Rukunegara.
“As such, the people should be united and no one should question the special rights and privileges of the Malays because it is quid pro quo in return for providing citizenships to 2.7 million people of other races who joined the Malay Federation.
“It is not appropriate for the other races to demand equal rights and privileges after they had already acquired their citizenships,” he said in his opening address at a Malay unity gathering held in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration at the Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.
So this is how we are being look at through the eye of a local ruler. We are the 'other races' who should just shuddup and be thankful that they being all holy and merciful had given us, the beggers and disgraceful ones, some space at one corner as a servant, not as a co-owner. I think the TM forgot that much of our country's development was contributed by the other races. We dont ask for equal rights, or more. All we want is to end all the deprivation that the government has been doing to us all these while. Race based policies are slowly beginning to lose its clutch and being a ruler, it is very, very shallow and insensitive to even have such a disgusting thought of us vs them, more so to publicly annoucing it.
I am truly disappointed to have such a person as a ruler, (albeit only an heir to a state throne) whom I expect to promote national unity for all, shelter the poor, clothe the naked, feed the hungry and fight for the deprived. If the ruler, or any other people at all, still stubbornly hold on to the policies of old, our country will NEVER be a 1st world country.