Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Malay race and Gaza strip should be in the running for the Seven Wonders of the World! Why not!




Hiyall!

I was reading a paper the other day and saw a poll being made via the internet by someone about what should constitute the next Seven Wonders of the World, and I thought why should the category be only for ancient and modern buildings?! Why can't the category be on places, a piece of land or a race of people!

So I suggested two "items", one to place Gaza Strip and the West Bank in the running for the search of one of the Seven Wonders of the World where these two places are cesspool of human misery that will never end! In fact the two strip of places are living hell for any human kind here death occurs almost everyday and a way of life, no place or piece of land on earth should be allowed to keep such a vmisery as a way of life, so Gaza and the West Bank should be two of the wonders of the world!

The other "item" is the pathetic Malay race to be in the running for a place in history as one of the wonders of the world! One because the Malay race is one of the most easily cheated and taken in races in the world, apart from the Eskimo (or the Inuit as we call them today) the Hottentots of South Africa (being shot by white settlers as they would hyenas), and the Aboriginal people of Australia (who were placed under the Ministry of Wildlife as a mean to contain them)!

The Malays, especially their leaders, are gutless wonder where they do not dare to fight their own war if their survival or survival of their followers depended on it, Malays only thrived under other peoples rule, they also have the best brain in the world for the brain are seldom used, heard about a joke where a man went for a brain transplant, the doctor said the Malay brain is good and cheap and hardly used!

The Malays even fall for a clause in a shoddy treaty where the British said as long as there is the moon and the stars the treaty will bind! Under the influence of opium some Malay chieftains signed it, and today we have Penang and Malacca the way they are today!

So my vote for the next wonders of the world will be the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and the ancient and pathetic Malay race!

BTW! Before you morons jumped over my blog use you brain first, for I am also a Malay!

(Pix From top to bottom: Map of Gaza and West Bank, European traders cheating Malays in the early days, MALAY Chieftains, they are more like Morons to me!)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pasquel! Malays are gutless wonder so they should be one of the wonders of the world!

Melayu from Jelebu!

AHIRUDIN ATTAN said...

Hey Pasquale,

I think you are too hard on your own race but I shouldn't care that much because I am a Minang.

Both my parents are Minang and at my kampung, we speak neither Bahasa Melayu nor Bahasa Malaysia and certainly not Bahasa Kebangsaan. Is there any similarity between, say, "saya" and "den"? Yep, just like "saya" and "I", macam langit dan bumi. You find a greater similarity between "me" and "moi".

Anyway, back to the Malays as a world's Wonder. I agree the Malays are good for the title but Malaysians are more deserving. For more or less the same reasons you gave.

thank you.

old jurongian said...

A little detour.This is how i picture our malaysians---and it never fail to make me fuming mad.
Picture this.

1. Long queue at the paying counter in a supermarket. When it comes for us to pay, (after the worker has checked about a million items into the plastics carrier bag), THEN only we s.l.o.w.l.y.. take out out our wallet and count the amount to be paid, or choose which credit card to use.
So what do we do while waiting for our turn and/or waiting for the worker to check all our items ?--wait--do nothing--theres plenty of time somemore , what ..

2) Long queue at the toll booth. Again wait till its your turn to pay , then wait further for the amount to be flashed (as if we don't know how much its going to cost) then, and only then, we look for our small change, ask our fellow passengers if they any change, or dig out our wallet. What do we do while waiting all this while--just sit , wait and looking smug..

UGHRGH " ITs really infuriate me !

Just my 2 cents. Something very simple about us--but happening everyday, everywhere.

Kerani Tua said...

You obviously left out the clause in many a treaty (with Malay sultans) to the effect that the treaty was subject to "law of civilised countries". Yep, England was the "civilised country".

There are a lot of smart Malays in the West, in South Africa, Ceylon, Singapore and even in Malaysia. But not all the smart ones in Malaysia are honest..that is the real problem. Many (not all) cannot see past the 'rent economy' that has grown with the aid of MCA, Gerakan et al. They also destroyed the Malay left that had social democrat aspirations because MCA & Gerakan are afraid of Malay intellectuals (Mahathir is not an intellectual and AAB will never be).

Pasquale said...

Kerani Tua!

I am glad you dropped in a good thesis although to short and may be you can send a longer ones, you sound like a Malay leftist yourself, the British with the help of the Chinese Towkays stamped leftist out of the equation, why, because they were intellectuals.

Cheers!

mysweetlady said...

I dont know him and I dont trust him. But I know I dont want him to be our PM and continue raping & looting the country.

God forbid if this greedy, ambitious & arrogant young punk's dream came true and became a reality.

Na'uzubillah!

mysweetlady said...

I dont know him and I dont trust him. But I know I dont want him to be our PM and continue raping & looting the country.

God forbid if this greedy, ambitious & arrogant young punk's dream came true and became a reality.

Na'uzubillah!

Pasquale said...

Mysweetlady!

I do not not how to do it for you may want to send it again properly!

Cheers!

mysweetlady said...

Hi Pasquale,

Done.

Thanx for giving me the space.

p/s. Sorry for the double, in fact triple entry of the same comment.

baba said...

The Malays are the smartest people in the world. Look at the Indonesians - how hard they have to work and how poor they are. The Malays in Malaysia like yourself do not have to lift much finger but can have millions of ringgit in the bank.

That's because you are tuans and have the servant races to do all the hard work for you. Now isn't that smart?

Pasquale said...

Baba!

I know you are being facetitious! Not all Malays are well off and if you cannot make that differentiation you are not a smart person yourself and therefore I shall not entertaian you from now on! People simply canot accept the fact that Malaysia was once called Persekutuan Tanah Melayu so the land was originaly in modern governance time was ruled by a still do by the Bangsa Melayu who has decided to share the land with other races, accept that fact!

Siti Ramona ABdul Rahman said...

p-quale,
its an interesting way of getting Malays off their butts....

Michael said...

It's been interesting to read such free-flowing comments on the subject of the Origins of the
Malays. While we are on the subject, how many of you have read the book entitled
"Contesting Malayness - Malay Identity Across Boundaries" Edited by Timothy P.
Barnard published by Singapore University Press?
Written by a Professor of National University of Singapore. It reflects the Anthropologists
views that there is no such race as the "Malays" to begin with. If we follow the original
migration of the Southern Chinese of 6,000yrs ago, they moved into Taiwan, (now the
Alisan), then into the Phillipines (now the Aeta) and moved into Borneo (4,500yrs ago)
(Dayak). They also split into Sulawesi and progressed into Jawa, and Sumatera. The final
migration was to the Malayan Peninsular 3,000yrs ago. A sub-group from Borneo also
moved to Champa in Vietnam at 4,500yrs ago.
Interestingly, the Champa deviant group moved back to present day Kelantan. There are
also traces of the Dong Song and HoaBinh migration from Vietnam and Cambodia. To
confuse the issue, there was also the Southern Thai migration, from what we know as
Pattani today. (see also "Early Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay
Peninsular")
Of course, we also have the Minangkabau's which come from the descendants of
Alexander the Great and a West Indian Princess. (Sejarah Melayu page 1-3)
So the million Dollar Question... Is there really a race called the "Malays"? All
anthropologists DO NOT SEEM TO THINK SO. (strangely, this includes all Malay
Malaysian Anthropologists who are of the same opinion.)
Neither do the "Malays" who live on the West Coast of Johor. They'd rather be called
Javanese. What about the west coast Kedah inhabitants who prefer to be known as
"Achenese"? or the Ibans who simply want to be known as IBANS. Try calling a Kelabit a
"Malay" and see what response you get... you’ll be so glad that their Head-Hunting days
are over.
In an article in the Star, dated: Dec 3rd 2006
available for on-line viewing at:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/12/3/focus/16212814&sec=focus
An excerp is reproduced here below:
"The Malays – taken as an aggregation of people of different ethnic backgrounds but who
speak the same language or family of languages and share common cultural and traditional
ties – are essentially a new race, compared to the Chinese, Indians and the Arabs with their
long histories of quests and conquests.
The Malay nation, therefore, covers people of various ethnic stock, including Javanese,
Bugis, Bawean, Achehnese, Thai, Orang Asli, the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak
and descendants of Indian Muslims who had married local women.
Beneath these variations, however, there is a common steely core that is bent on changing
the Malay persona from its perceived lethargic character to one that is brave, bold and
ready to take on the world. "
The definition of “Malay” is therefore simply a collection of people's who speak a similar
type language. With what is meant by a similar type language does not mean that the words
are similar. (A native Kelantanese native speaker has no clue whatsoever what his Iban
native brother is talking about; if both speak their own dialect) Linguists however, call this
the "Lego-Type" language, where words are added on to the root word to make meaning
and give tenses and such. Somehow, the Indonesians disagree with this "Malay"
classification and insist instead on being called "Indonesians" even though the majority of
"Malays" have their roots in parts of Indonesia. They refuse to be called "Malay"….
Anyhow you may define it.
The writer failed to identify (probably didn't know), that the "Malay" definition also
includes, the Champa, Dong Song, HoabinHian, The Taiwanese Alisan and the Philippino
Aetas. He also did not identify that the "Orang Asli" are (for lack of a better term) ex-
Africans. If you try to call any one of our East Malaysian brothers an "Orang Asli", they
WILL BEAT YOU UP! I had to repeat this because almost all West Malaysians make the
same mistake when we cross the South China Sea. Worse, somehow, they feel even more
insulted when you call them “Malay”. Somehow, “kurang ajar” is uttered below their
breath as if “Malay” was a really bad word for them. I’m still trying to figure this one out.
Watch “Malays in Africa”; a Museum Negara produced DVD. Also, the “Champa Malays”
by the same.
With this classification, they MUST also include the Phillipinos, the Papua New Guineans,
the Australian Aboroginies, as well as the Polynesian Aboroginies. These are of the
Australo Melanesians who migrated out of Africa 60,000yrs ago.
Getting interesting? Read on...
"Malay" should also include the Taiwanese singer "Ah Mei" who is Alisan as her tribe are
the anscestors of the "Malays". And finally, you will need to define the Southern Chinese
(Southern Province) as Malay also, since they are from the same stock 6,000yrs ago.
Try calling the Bugis a "Malay". Interestingly, the Bugis, who predominantly live on
Sulawesi are not even Indonesians. Neither do they fall into the same group as the
migrating Southern Chinese of 6,000yrs ago nor the Australo Melanesian group from
Africa.
Ready for this?
The Bugis are the cross-breed between the Mongolian Chinese and the marauding Arab
Pirates. (FYI, a runaway Ming Dynasty official whom Cheng Ho was sent to hunt down)
Interestingly, the Bugis, (just like their Arabic ancestors) were career Pirates in the Johor-
Riau Island areas. Now the nephew of Daeng Kemboja was appointed as the First Sultan of
Selangor. That makes the entire Selangor Sultanate part Arab, part Chinese! Try talking to
the Bugis Museum curator near Kukup in Johor. Kukup is located near the most southwestern
tip of Johor. (Due south of Pontian Kechil) He is more than willing to expound on
the Bugis heritage. Buy him lunch and he can talk for days on end.
Let's not even get into the Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekiu, and Hang
Lekir, who shared the same family last name as the other super famous "Hang" family
member... Hang Li Poh. And who was she? Legend tells us that she is the Princess of a
Ming Dynasty Emperor who was sent to marry the Sultan of Malacca. Won't that make the
entire Malacca Sultanate downline "Baba" ? Since the older son of the collapsed Malaccan
Sultanate got killed in Johor, (the current Sultanate is the downline of the then, Bendahara)
the only other son became the Sultan of Perak. Do we see any Chinese-ness in Raja Azlan?
Is he the descendant of Hang Li Poh? But wait a minute....
That's what legend says. Let's look at the proof. The solid evidence. There is a well next to
the Zheng He Temple in Malacca which is supposed to be the well built by the Sultan of
Malacca for Hang Li Poh. According to legend, anyone who drinks of it shall re-visit
Malacca before they die. Hmmm smells like a romantic fairy tale already. But let's look at
who Hang Li Poh actually is. Which Ming Emperor was she a daughter to? So I got into
researching the entire list of Ming Emperors. Guess what? Not a single Ming Emperor's
last name begins with Hang. In fact, all their last names begin with Tzu (pronounced
Choo). So who is Hang Li Poh? An Extra Concubine? A Spare Handmaiden? Who knows?
But one thing for certain, is that she was no daughter of any of the Ming Emperors. Gone is
the romantic notion of the Sultan of Malacca marrying an exotic Chinese Princess. Sorry
guys, the Sultan married an unidentified Chinese commoner.
Next question. If the Baba’s are part Malay, why have they been marginalized by NOT
BEING BUMIPUTERA? Which part of “Malay” are they not? Whatever the answer, why
then are the Portugese of Malacca BUMIPUTERA? Did they not come 100yrs AFTER the
arrival of the first Baba’s? Parameswara founded Malacca in 1411. The Portugese came in
1511, and the Dutch in the 1600’s. Strangely, the Baba’s were in fact once classified a
Bumiputera, but some Prime Minister decreed that they were to be strangely “declassified”
in the 1960’s. WHY? How can a "native son of the soil" degenerate into an "un-son"? The
new classification is "pendatang" meaning a migrant to describe the Baba's and Nyonyas.
Wait a minute, isn't EVERYONE on the Peninsular a migrant to begin with? How can the
government discriminate? Does the Malaysian Government have amnesia?
The Sultan of Kelantan had similar roots to the Pattani Kingdom making him of Thai
origin. And what is this "coffee table book" by the Sultan of Perlis claiming to be the direct
descendant of the prophet Muhammed? Somehow we see Prof Khoo Khay Khim’s
signature name on the book. I’ll pay good money to own a copy of it myself. Anyone has a
spare?
In persuing this thread, and having looked at the history of Prophet Muhammed (BTW, real
name Ahmad) we couldn't figure out which descendant line The Sultan of Perlis was.
Perhaps it was by the name Syed, which transcended. Then we tried to locate which
downline did the Sultan descend from of the 13 Official Wives of Prophet Muhammad
named in the Holy Koran? Or was the Sultan of Perlis a descendant from the other 23 nonwives?
Of the 13 Official Wives were (at least known) 3 Israeli women. Then you should
come to this instant revelation, isn't Prophet Muhammad an Israeli himself? Yes, the
answer is clear. All descendants of Moses are Israeli. In fact, the Holy Koran teaches that
Moses was the First Muslim. Thus confirming all the descendants of Moses to be Israeli,
including Jesus and Prophet Muhammad. It is also found in Sura 2:58&59 which
specifically mentions that the Torah/ Talmud (Jewish) and the Kitab (Bible) are Holy
Words of Allah. But since this is not a Religious or a Theological discussion, let's move on
to a more anthropological approach.
So, how many of you have met with the Orang Asli’s (Malaysian Natives)? The more
northern you go, the more African they look. Why are they called Negrito’s? It is a Spanish
word, from which directly transalates “mini Negros”. The more southern you go, the more
“Indonesian” they look. And the ones who live at Cameron Highlands kinda look 50-50.
You can see the Batek at Taman Negara, who really look like Eddie Murphy to a certain
degree. Or the Negritos who live at the Thai border near Temenggor Lake (north Perak).
The Mah Meri in Carrie Island look almost like the Jakuns in Endau Rompin. Half African,
half Indonesian.
Stangely the natives in Borneo all look rather Chinese in terms of features and facial
characteristics especially the Kelabits in Bario.
By definition, (this is super eye-opening) there was a Hindu-Malay Empire in Kedah. Yes,
I said right… The Malays were Hindu (just like the gentle Balinese of today). It was known
by it's old name, Langkasuka. Today known as Lembah Bujang. This Hindu-Malay Empire
was 2,000yrs old. Pre-dating Borrobudor AND Angkor Watt. Who came about around 500-
600yrs later. Lembah Bujang was THE mighty trading Empire, and its biggest influence
was by the Indians who were here to help start it. By definition, this should make the
Indians BUMIPUTERAS too since they were here 2,000yrs ago! Why are they
marginalized?
The Malaysian Government now has a serious case of Alzheimer's. Why? Simply because,
they would accord the next Indonesian who tomorrow swims accross the Straits of Malacca
and bestow upon him with the apparently "prestigious title" of the Bumiputra status
alongside others who imply have inhabited this land for hundreds of centuries. (prestigious,
at least perceived by Malays) They also have a strange saying called "Ketuanan Melayu"
which literally transalates into "The Lordship of Malays" The Malays still cannot identify
till this day "who" or "what" the Malays have "Lordship" over. And they celebrate it
galantly and triumphantly by waving the Keris (wavy knife which has Hindu origins in
Borrobudor. Ganesan is seen brandishing the Keris in a bass-relief sculpture.) during public
meetings over National TV much like a Pagan Wicca Ceremony on Steroids. Let's all wait
for that official press release to see who the "Malays" have Lorship over, shall we?
Of the 3 books listed, "Contesting Malayness" (about S$32 for soft cover) is "banned” in
Malaysia; you will need to "smuggle" it into Malaysia; for very obvious reasons.... :( or
read it in Singapore if you don’t feel like breaking the law. Incidentally, the Professor
(Author) was invited to speak on this very subject circa 2 yrs ago, in KL, invited by the
MBRAS. You can imagine the "chaos" this seminar created...... :( Fortunately the FRU
was not called in.
The other, "Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago, and the Malay Peninsular" (about
RM84) are openly sold at all leading bookshops; Kinokuniya, MPH, Borders, Popular,
Times, etc. You should be able to find a fair bit of what I’ve been quoting in this book too,
but mind you, it is extremely heavy reading material, and you will find yourself struggling
through the initial 200+ pages. It is extremely technical in nature. Maybe that’s why it
hasn’t been banned (yet)…coz our authorities couldn’t make head or tail of it? (FYI, if I
wasn’t doing research for my film, I wouldn’t have read it in its entirety)
The "Sejarah Melayu" (about RM 50) however, is freely available at the University
Malaya bookshop. I have both the English and Royal Malay version published by MBRAS.
Alternatively, you could try reading the Jawi (Arabic Script) version if you are truly a
sucker for unimaginable pain...... (may feel like circumcision)
There are actually many sources for these Origins of Malays findings. Any older Philippino
Museum Journal also carries these migration stories. This migration is also on display at
the Philippines National Museum in Luzon. However, they end with the Aeta, and only
briefly mention that the migration continued to Indonesia and Malaysia, but fully
acknowledge that all Philippinos came from Taiwan. And before Taiwan, China. There is
another book (part of a series) called the "Archipelago Series" endorsed by Tun Mahatir
and Marina Mohammad, which states the very same thing right at the introduction on page
one. “… that the Malays migrated out of Southern China some 6,000yrs ago…”. I believe
it is called the “Pre-History of Malaysia” Hard Cover, about RM99 found in (mostly)
MPH. They also carry “Pre-History of Indonesia” by the same authors for the same price.
It is most interesting to note that the Malaysian Museum officials gallantly invented brand
new unheard-of terms such as "Proto-Malay" and "Deutero-Malay", to replace the accepted
Scientific Term, Australo-Melanesians (African descent) and Austronesians (Chinese
Descent, or Mongoloid to be precise) in keeping in line with creating this new “Malay”
term.. They also created the new term called the Melayu-Polynesian. (Which Melayu
exists in the Polynesian Islands?) Maybe they were just trying to be “Patriotic” and
“Nationalistic”… who knows…? After all, we also invented the term, “Malaysian Time”.
While the rest of the world calls it “Tardy” and “Late”. It’s quite an embarrassment
actually…. Singaporeans crossing the border are asked to set their watches back by about a
100yrs, to adjust to “Malaysian Time”…
In a nutshell, the British Colonial Masters, who, for lack of a better description, needed a
“blanket” category for ease of classification, used the term “Malay”.
The only other logical explanation, which I have heard, was that “Malaya” came as a
derivative of “Himalaya”, where at Langkasuka, or Lembah Bujang today was where the
Indians were describing the locals as “Malai” which means “Hill People” in Tamil. This
made perfect sense as the focal point at that time was at Gunung Jerai, and the entire
Peninsular had a “Mountain Range” “Banjaran Titiwangsa”, as we call it.
The Mandarin and Cantonese accurately maintain the accurate pronunciation of “Malai
Ren” and “Malai Yun” respectively till this very day. Where “ren” and “yun” both mean
“peoples”.
Interestingly, “Kadar” and “Kidara”, Hindi and Sanskrit words accurately describe
“Kedah” of today. They both mean “fertile Land for Rice cultivation. Again, a name given
by the Indians 2,000yrs ago during the “Golden Hindu Era” for a duration of 1,500yrs.
It was during this “Golden Hindu Era” that the new term which the Hindu Malay leaders
also adopted the titles, “Sultan” and “Raja”. The Malay Royalty were Hindu at that time, as
all of Southeast Asia was under strong Indian influence, including Borrobudor, and Angkor
Watt. Bali today still practices devout Hindu Beliefs. The snake amulet worn by the
Sultans of today, The Royal Dias, and even the “Pelamin” for weddings are tell-tale signs
of these strong Indian influences. So, it was NOT Parameswara who was the first Sultan in
Malaya. Sultanage existed approximately 1,500yrs in Kedah before he set foot on the
Peninsular during the "Golden Hindu Era" of Malaysia. And they were all Hindu.
“PreHistory of Malaysia” also talks about the “Lost Kingdom” of the “Chi-Tu” where the
local Malay Kingdom were Buddhists. The rest of the “Malays” were Animistic Pagans.
But you may say, "Sejarah Melayu" calls it "Melayu"? Yes, it does. Read it again; is it
trying to describe the 200-odd population hamlet near Palembang by the name
"Melayu"?(Google Earth will show this village).
By that same definition, then, the Achehnese should be considered a “race”. So should the
Bugis and the Bataks, to be fair. Orang Acheh, Orang Bugis, Orang Laut, Orang Melayu
now mean the same… descriptions of ethnic tribes, at best. So some apparently Patriotic
peron decided to upgrade the Malays from Orang Melayu (Malay People) to Bangsa
Melayu (Malay Race) Good job in helping perpetuate the confusion. And since the
“Malays” of today are not all descendants of the “Melayu” kampung in Jambi (if I
remember correctly), the term Melayu has been wrongly termed. From Day One. Maybe
this is why the Johoreans still insist on calling themselves either Bugis, or Javanese til
today (except when it comes to receiving Government Handouts). So do the Achehnese on
the West coast of Kedah & Perlis and the Kelantanese insist that they came from Champa,
Vietnam.
Morover, the fact that the first 3 pages of "Sejarah Melayu" claim that "Melayu" comes
from Alexander the Great and the West Indian Princess doesn't help. More importantly, it
was written in 1623. By then, the Indians had been calling the locals “Malai” for 1,500 yrs
already. So the name stuck….
And with the Sejarah Melayu (The Malay Annals in page 1-3) naming the grandson of
Iskandar Zulkarnain, and the West Indian Princess forming the Minangkabau. Whenever a
Malay is asked about it, he usually says it is "Karut" (bullshit), but all Malayan based
historians insist on using Sejarah Melayu as THE main reference book for which "Malay"
history is based upon. The only other books are “Misa Melayu”, "Hikayat Merong
Mahawangsa", "Hikayat Pasai", "Hikayat Raja-Raja Siak" and “Hikayat Hang Tuah”
among others; which sometimes brings up long and “heated” discussions.
Interesting to note is one of the great "Malay" writers is called Munsyi Abdullah; who
penned "Hikayat Abdullah" He was an Indian Muslim. Let's re-read that little bit. He was
an Indian Muslim. How can an Indian change his race to be a Malay? He can change his
shirt, his car, his religion and even his underwear, but how can anyone change his race?
This must be The New Trick of the Century, which even David Copperfield will pay lots of
money to watch (and perhaps learn).
"Mysterious Race Changing Trick"- created by The Malaysian Government.
Still, Malaysians are still only second to the Jews (who by the way, are the only other
people in the world who are defined by a religion) So perhaps David Copperfield has yet to
learn a few tricks on the mass deception skills of the Malaysian Government?
Malaysia Boleh...
I find this strange.
I also find, that it is strange that the "Chitti's" (Indian+Malay) of Malacca are categorized
as Bumiputera, while their Baba brothers are not. Why? Both existed during the
Parameswara days. Which part of the “Malay” side of the Baba’s is not good enough for
Bumiputera classification? Re-instate them. They used to be Bumiputera pre 1960’s
anyway.
Instead of "Malay", I believe that "Maphilindo" (circa 1963) would have been the closest in
accurately trying to describe the Malays. However, going by that definition, it should most
accurately be "MaphilindoThaiChinDiaVietWanGreekCamfrica". And it is because of this;
even our University Malaya Anthropology professors cannot look at you in the eye and
truthfully say that the word "Malay" technically and accurately defines a race.
This is most unfortunate.
So, in a nutshell, the “Malays” (anthropologists will disagree with this “race” definition)
are TRULY ASIA !!! For once the Tourism Ministry got it right….
We should stop calling this country “Tanah Melayu” instead call it, “Tanah Truly Asia”
You must understand now, why I was "tickled pink" when I found out that the Visit
Malaysia slogan for 2007 was "Truly Asia". They are so correct... (even though they
missed out Greece, and Africa)
BTW, the name UMNO should be changed to UTANO the new official acronym for
“United Truly Asia National Organization” . After all, they started out as a Bugis club in
Johor anyway….
I told you all that I hate race classifications…. This is so depressing. Even more depressing
is that the "malays" are not even a race; not since day one.
“Truly Asia Boleh”

Anonymous said...

Dear Michael

Whole of your chinese ancestors are actually from here...read something on the Perak man