Saturday, August 29, 2009

What '1 Malaysia' really means

Since Malaysia had its sixth Prime Minister installed into power earlier this year, the government has been pushing a new slogan... "1 Malaysia". The slogan refers to the (allegedly) harmonious society that Malaysia has got, all races and religions living together peacefully and all that. Well, Malaysia really has a polyglot of tribes, not races. And the tribe known by various names-- the Malays, Bumiputras, Melayu, etc.--make no mistake, this tribe is the one in charge.

And if you want an idea of what sort of tensions continue to fester right under the surface of that harmonious society, have a look at this video. It shows how some Malays feel about plans to build a new Hindu temple in their neighbourhood:



Lugging around and spitting on the severed head of a cow, an animal that Hindus consider sacred, is a particularly nice touch, don't you think?

If you watch the video, you'll see that there's plenty of Islamic supremacy on display, but absolutely no sign of law enforcement. This is in spite of the fact that all public gatherings in the country are, in theory, not allowed without a police permit. In fact, the protesters can be seen proceeding down what must be a usually busy thoroughfare with nary a sign of traffic. Perhaps the police were being helpful by blocking off traffic for Allah's demonstrators to march, yes?

So while a group of Hindu activists in Malaysia gets prompt attention from riot police, for some reason, a group of Malays shouting 'Allahu akbar' warrants decidedly different treatment. Anybody wondering why that is?

The government is promising an investigation, but watch what they do, not what they say.

Therefore, let us remember what '1 Malaysia' really means:

1 Malaysia = Islamic Supremacy

3 comments:

trumpetzzz said...

Totally lop-sided interpretations and upholding of law exists! Typical behavior patterns of a desperate regime!

Najay said...

The Muslims has been very patient with all the words and action going against them since last 5 years. Time has come they cannot be pushed too far. If the indians and the chinese not thankful staying in Malaysia, they can migrate to other country

blackmoley said...

Malaysia which is considered one of the most “tolerant” Islamic Nations appears to be changing and changing for the worst. See the new face of this nation so called tolerant peaceful Muslims Nation and that’s also in the so-called holy month of Ramadan. Be wary of muslims whereever you find them, they can start a jihad any time.