I realised that some in shock when DS Najib reminded not to question the social contract. In fact, I myself was quite suprised to hear DS Najib to utter those words. Suffice to say that since DS Najib stepped into the shoes as Prime Minister, we could hardly hear him saying things like this. Most of the time, he played safe games, a more soft words that hopefully could be understood by those who are concerned.
More than a year, after changes of words by those who are interested to question lots of things inside the Constitution, even from his side, finally he said it. Perhaps yes, JMD’s question is relevant, which in the same time the development puzzled my dear friend, dinturtle because his few articles have been hoping DS Najib to stand firm on something he believes in, and hopefully also plays his trade as UMNO President.
Another part of the news that caught my interest is this news, reported by BERNAMA on the same day:
The report are compilation of words from who have the knowledge and understand the history of what made Malaysia today. The words that caught my interest is:
“If Article 153 is to be amended or abolish, the Malays, as a whole, should first agree to it. If they feel that they are not ready for it, then it cannot be amended,”
The Malays as a whole? How we consider “as a whole” in today’s Malaysian political context? A uninamously agreed by all Malays or majority Malays agreed or the MPs that represent Malays agreed?
Why do I put it in three terms? Simple… our politicians have become too political and love to use big words and over stated supports that he or she or they received. Each win will be greeted as if won by more than 90% out of total. Each win as of shows a total 100% confidence in them.
Therefore, I’m more worried IF the interpretation of “Malays as a whole” is taken by number of politicians representing them later on.
It is not that I am worry Barisan will lost any of the next elections (they will if they still “sleeping”, and eventually things that start will have an end), but I’m more worried of the conditions of national state at that point of time. Will it be during the time that the poor will be not look after? Will it be the time that there are no concerns for those who left behind? Will it be the time that ownself success and wealth is more important than developing others? These are my concerns as the number and percentage (in whatever way you want to calculate) of poverty still majority made up by Malays and Bumiputeras.
And when a respectable person like Nurul Izzah unable to see why the Article 153 is important (especially now) to help the race that I believe made up majority of the total votes she got during GE12, I am dissapointed. Dissapointed in a sense that a Malay Muslim criticise the Article that provided some room of safety to her own race, when some non-bumi came up to defend.
What more Nurul Izzah has openly criticized our own defence capabilities abroad. For crying out loud, you are like inviting outsiders to attack and create chaos in Malaysia!!!
Dear YB Nurul Izzah and those who have forgot what made you being able to be where you are due to some room of safety provided by Article 153, I do pray that you will realise what you have done.
Just respect what have been agreed before. 30% is not bigger than 70%. Afterall, 30% is small portion for a group that made more than at least 51% of Malaysians.
Question on the street: DO YOU THINK DS ANWAR WILL BE THE NEXT PM IF PAKATAN IN POWER AND ABOLISH ALL THE RIGHTS RELATED TO MALAY AND BUMIPUTERA AVAILABLE?
My answer will be yes, but a short stinct only.
p/s: By the way, I’m also taking this opportunity to wish all readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and may we have a good raya celebration.
Maaf Zahir & Batin. 🙂