Umno Youth chief Hishammuddin Hussein need not apologise to the non-Malays for kissing the Panca Warisan, a Malay kris or dagger, as a symbol of the Malay "supremacy", the onus is on the word symbol. The ancient Malays and the kris have always been synonymous, since time immemorial, and there is nothing wrong in keeping up with a tradition!
He said: "I apologized if this has affected anybody. I apologize to the non-Malays if they felt afraid of the symbol..to the Malays I also apologize because I cannot defend the symbol of our heritage."
So, Hishammuddin what good are you if you cannot even defend a Malay symbol and what make you think that you can be voted in to the next echelon of Umno hierarchy. For your statement I think you can kiss your chances to be the next vice-president of the party.
I know if I am empowered to vote I will not vote for you as the next leader of the Malay community, how can you be empowered to safeguard the Malay interest when you faltered when pressure by the non-Malays not to pull the symbolic kris from the sheath?
I will tell you what else the non-Malays are uncomfortable with in this country if you are still clueless! They are also uncomfortable with everything Malays, including the Malay paramount ruler, the Malay sultans, the Malay reserve land, the NEP, Malay language and the official language, and many, many more! When they were uncomfortable with the name Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, we changed that too! After this it will be changing the name of Askar Melayu DiRaja, if I am a non-Malay I will be very uncomfortable with the name too for in my insecure non-Malay mind I will believe the Askar Melayu DiRaja will shoot me one day!!
Even marching during Maulaud Nabi was also banned and Malays just abide by it, and now what else the non-Malays want banned!
So Hishammuddin, my advise to you is if you think you aspire to go up in Umno, think again because it is a final nail to the coffin of your political career that you have just hammered!
If you cannot defend a Malay symbol how are you expected to defend anything else, so what good are you?