Forget about being the first Malaysian, Malayali, Hindu, or Chinese or what ever!! The first astronaut from this country called Malaysia is, guess what?!!......A MINANGKABAU FROM NEGERI SEMBILAN! Yes the first Minang! Utusan Malaysia confirmed it below:
"SEREMBAN 11 Okt. – Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan merakamkan ucapan tahniah kepada angkasawan pertama negara, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor dan berdoa semoga misi di Stesen Angkasa Antarabangsa (ISS) berjaya.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan berkata, pencapaian itu amat membanggakan dan seluruh rakyat gembira kerana angkasawan pertama negara itu berasal dari Negeri Sembilan...."I was probably the first Minangkabau to hitch hike around the world in the late 60s, and congrats Dr Sheikh Muszaphar for being the first to go around the globe from space, you have done the Minangkabau sub-Malay species and the rest of Malaysians proud (Hey! My blogsite I can say it!)
PS. It is confirmed by three of his classmates, and was told he is not gay! Even if he is, so what he is still the first Minang to shoot up in space man, so much that you can say about yourself people! What a mind-boggling and mind-bending experience, eh!
Selamat Hari Raya!