"The Lord of the Manor does not make enemies of his charges.
Instead he looks after all their needs and interests.
For that he is called the 'Lord of the Manor'.
Itulah Ketuanan yang sebenarnya."
- Syed Akbar Ali, Lets Start The Perubahan : Ketuanan Melayu
"..... But we have some real ass@#l@s."
- Mathias Chang, Why I Am Happy .....
Jeez, Dude - I didn't know there was a "Real Ketuanan Melayu" ...... thanks for the enlightenment! What were the "real Malays" thinking ....
I curse all these guys who made me fall for the "UnReal Ketuanan Melayu" - may the fleas of a thousand Arab Camels infest them where the sun don't shine(Mathias Chang calls them ass@#l@s!!
It almost made me burst with pride to know that this was what Umno meant all along - and that it was only these days that they got it all wrong.
You know what? I'll go see Fr. O.C Lim, and confess that I have wronged Umno-ites who have had such depth to their philosophy since the 513 they brag about. Maybe I'll even flog myself silly for having "sinned" in ignorance against Umno.
This is lipstick on a pig. Crap when repackaged and resold, is still crap, Syed. No matter how you try to twists the words, to mean something "magnanimous" - they'll still stink to the high heavens. Redefining four letter words don't make them any less vulgar, Syed - and that applies to the term "Ketuanan Melayu".
The very notion of the literal interpretation of the words send nothing less than a Fascistic Nazi message of supremacy to the "uninitiated", who may not be able to comprehend the deeper 'divine nature' of it all as defined by the spin-masters.
It is simply a symptom of a much more malignant illness which plagues Umno (vis a vis the Govt)- for a long time now. It is something that many Malaysians from all walks of life have been lamenting all these years.
It is just something that Malaysians have gotten used to - disgust with Umno's philosophical bankruptcy.
It has been there since you were a child - the only difference is, they boldly express themselves these days. The vulgarity of the posters are no less then the call for a chinese bloodbath, or the waving of the kris with blood curdling screams from "eminent persons" who feign innocence.
Forget Mr. Chris or Mr. Mongolia - One needs to look no further than the institution of BTN to see an even uglier facet of the political ideologues who rule the nation. The ("New") economic policies which are akin to that of Pietr Botha's South Africa, is the manifestation if it all. The Arab wannabes are of course a whole new chapter in the "Ketuanan Melayu" ideology ....
What was expressed in the posters is the least of the problems, Syed - which Umno needs to confront and eradicate. What it needs to do is dismantle the institutional racism and apartheid that has become synonymous with the Govt. It is something which unlikely to change for some time, 1 Malaysia (among many) not withstanding.
Come what may, it's better late than never.
Nevertheless, well said Syed - after all these years, thanks to you, I now believe in Santa Claus.