Soon after the 2008 Election result, among the opposition parties, we hear this phrase , Malaysian First. This phrase is being used to ask the common people to aspire to become Malaysian First. This is a good suggestion but there is a catch in this aspiration.
To create a Malaysian first Malaysia, there are few things that we need to understand. Firstly, language is the identity of a country. To be a citizen of a country, you must first show that you are able to speak the native language of that country. Only morons dispute this fact.
If the Arabs all over the Middle East want to champion their national identity, the Libyan must be able to speak Libyan Arabic, to show that they are Libyan first. Similarly, a Saudi, an Iraqi or a Syrian must all show their ability to speak their local dialects of their respective countries in order to proof their relationship with the country of their origin.
If an Indian in India wants to champion Indian First, then he/she must first show their ability to speak Hindi. That is the national language of India. Therefore one must show the mastery of Hindi in his or her speech in order to claim that he/she is an Indian first. America is dominated by English speaking people. English is America national language. So to be American first, even Chinese American must be able to speak English and put English above everything else. Even Mandarin is to be discarded if they truly want to be Americans. Only morons will dispute this.
So what is the first requisite to declare that you are Malaysian First. The first requisite for any immigrants citizen of Malaysia is to identify with the language used by the majority of the people that are dominating the country your are living in. So in the case of Malaysia, the Malays dominated this country likewise the Englishman who dominated Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom requires any other person who wants to be their citizens, they must be able to put their mother tongue second and the national language of their country first. Only morons dispute this.
For a Chinese or Indian in Malaysia, to be Malaysian First is to put their mother tongue aside and adopt the national language as their first language and they must be proud to speak the Malaysian national language so that they could be identified as Malaysian when they travel abroad. To a Malay, to be Malaysian first is actually to be Malay first because his/her mother tongue is the national language of the country. To a Malay, he is Malay First and that makes him Malaysian likewise the Englishman in America.
But sadly for Lim Kit Siang, he thinks otherwise. Very funny how this old man operates his mind. He is being supported by a porn star Anwar Ibrahim.
Here is a reproduction of Lim Kit Siang - Malaysian Malaysia and Malaysian First..
The present Prime Minister, Najib Razak, to gain popularity , announced reforms to win back support after losing the two-third majority in Parliament. He proudly announced his 1 Malaysia policy but his 1 Malaysia is a poor imitation of Malaysian Malaysia. When challenged, PM Najib dared not declare that he is a Malaysian first, and Malay second.
He could not because his party UMNO is still championIng its KETUANAN MELAYU (malay supremacy) policy. The ordinary man in the street will easily see that 1 Malaysia is not compatible with a ketuanan melayu policy.
Anwar Ibrahim has announced that Pakjatan Rakyat would adopt a Ketuanan Rakyat ( Malaysians First) policy. This policy will unite the people, as all Malaysians whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans or Kadazans would regard each other as equals under the Malaysian sun. With unity there will be progress and prosperity.
In the UK, the dominant race in that land is the Englishman. In Ausralia, again it is the Englishman. In New Zealand again the Englishman. In the USA likewise the Englishman. They also have the concept of Ketuanan Rakyat but their Ketuanan Rakyat is for all Americans, Australians and New Zealanders to recognise English as their First Language and adopt the ways of the whiteman including their religion if possible in order to be true Americans, Australians or New Zealanders. That is their Ketuanan Rakyat.
The US have got their first Afro American President. He has a Muslim name but to be American, he embrace Christianity and adopt English as his mother tongue in respect of the dominant race ruling America.
So in Malaysia, in order to enforce the Ketuanan Rakyat, Malaysian First or Malaysian Malaysia, the people must recognize Malays as the dominant race, adopt Bahasa Malaysia as their first language and respect the special privileges of the Malays as the dominant race as the Englishman in America requires every other race in US to recognize the Englishman as the primary race in America and aspire only for the American Dream. Only morons dispute this.
1 Malaysia is compatible with Ketuanan Melayu as to be Malaysian, you must be identified with the dominant race of Malaysia, speak Bahasa Malaysia to show that you are truly Malaysian. Only morons dispute this fact. To be equal doesn't mean the Malays have to renounce their dominant status. The humility of the Malays as the dominant race is exemplified when the Malays gave the Chinese and Indians equal citizenship of this country. That is the core of 1 Malaysia. Giving due recognition to other races even though the Malays is the dominant race.
Here is a video , how a Chinese ought to speak if he adopts the Malayian First aspiration....I leave you to ponder over this matter. Lim Kit Siang is a liar. This country is dominated by Malays and hence, he must acknowledge that dominance.