Yes, HRH was telling Malaysians of Chinese, Indians, Eurasian, Thai and other non-Melayu ancestries that there is to be no ‘equality’ for them vis-à-vis Melayu’s.
Personally I don’t care so much about ‘special treatment’, but ‘equality’ …?
He stated: “... 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.”
WTF, aren’t we Malaysian citizens? Does HRH understand what is a citizen? … unless of course he has in mind ‘second’ and ‘third’ etc classes of citizenships?
Then he added, getting his royal self involved with politics: “The election results have shown that the Malays are disunited and facing other ethnic groups who are more dominant politically and economically.”Alas, the future Sultan of Kelantan has not only failed to understand what is democracy but has committed a royal faux pas by making an unacceptable political statement, as well as coo-ing such ‘sweet’ music at a forum organized by Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu, a group of conservative Malay NGOs – my Unc said in the old days they would be called ‘ultras’.
The theme of the forum was 'Malay unity is the core of national unity'.
The issue of ‘national unity’ is total bullshit after HRH has slapped non-Malay Malaysians in their faces.
This, in the wake of what was alleged as required by the Sultan of Selangor of the composition of the new State exco, has been completely demoralizing to Malaysians who aren't of Malay extract.
Either the bigots are exploiting the royalties to project a more extreme ethno-centric positioning or the royalties themselves feel they need to exert their ethnic muscles.
Those bigots just have to learn that there must be a limit to the 50-year old gravy train, especially more so in the current globalised world.
In every country, there is always room for affirmative action based on economic needs. But their harping on ‘special treatment’ based indiscriminately on race is in reality a nation-sabotaging move akin to cutting one’s nose to spite one’s face.
What does UMNO say about this? What does PKR say about this?
But most of all, what does the PAS MB of Kelantan say about this? How the hell has he allowed the Crown Prince of his State to be hijacked by Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu into making such a hurtful racist political statement?