Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ketuanan Melayu?

Read about what DSAI have to say on the current polemics on "Ketuanan Melayu" in the Malaysian Bar Council website today,

'Umno, not Malays, under threat'

Sunday, 13 April 2008 05:30pm
Malaysiakini (Used by permission)by Chan Kok Leong
Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said the ‘Ketuanan Melayu' card increasing played up by Umno is to divert attention from the party's internal problems following its unprecedented setback in last month's general election.

The former Umno deputy president said this today at a hotel in Shah Alam when he was asked to comment on Utusan Malaysia's ‘Ketuanan Melayu tercabar' front-page headlines in the Umno-owned newspaper.

At a gathering organised by newly formed Barisan B Tengku Faris Petra told the crowd that it was not appropriate for other ethnic groups to seek equality and privileges accorded to Malays."We didn't hear much about this (Malay rights) issue last month or before the elections. I believe their intentions are to divert the attention of everyone," said Anwar.

He said that instead of the ‘Ketuanan Melayu' concept, the more important cause is ‘Ketuanan Rakyat'."And when we say 'rakyat', it includes the Malays...especially the downtrodden ones and not the rich ones," said Anwar, who is former finance minister. Read more of it here

Catch what DSAI has to say on various issues here (7 Parts Video in all). To view all of it, go here. This is Part 6 of The Star Q&A with him:

When asked about his immediate political plan, this is what he had to say:

Sunday April 13, 2008-The Star Online
Anwar: No immediate plans
SHAH ALAM: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he had no immediate political plans after he becomes eligible to contest for public office on Tuesday.
He said his immediate priority would be to ensure that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition leads with good governance, accountability and democracy.
“People ask me what are your plans but my personal plans are not the priority now,’’ Anwar told a press conference at a leadership seminar organised by PKR for its elected representatives here Sunday.
However, he said the plan for a PKR-held parliamentary seat to be vacated for him to contest to become an elected representative still stood.
Read more here.

Our PM-in-waiting? Mathematically the odds are not against him. What are 30 or 40 seats? Just numbers.

DSAI has made some arguably valid and interesting points. Ketuanan Melayu v Ketuanan Rakyat. It's fresh, it's original and it's appealing.

What is UMNO doing by the way? Are we still politicizing everything under the sun?

Who is actually wagging the dog now?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

anwar sounds appealing to me.