In English, it should be called Malays' Dignity Congress.
I was told Dr Mahathir Mohamad will deliver his amanat at the end of the Kongress, which has encouraged the conclusion that this is an event quietly sponsored by the Prime Minister's own party, Pribumi Bersatu . Wallahualam.
Looks like they need to have a congress for their dignity.
That's a bit off, I think.
As pointed by Rocky, it looks like all the Malay leaders are now scrambling to be the champion of Malays' this or that after the Umno-Pas recently sealed cooperation.
The ultimate objective, however, I believe is still Malay Unity. The way I see it, all of them ultimately want to be the champion of that because it's the key to power.
Since this is actually a Pribumi Bersatu's project, I do wonder though as to how are they going to approach and persuade those of Umno and Pas to join them in unity to discuss the dignity of their race.
Or would they?
Honestly, at the moment, I don't think that any of these Malay stuff can do without the participation of Umno and Pas.
But, I still remember this from just two months ago,
No DAP whatsoever. That's what Zahid said.
And Pribumi Bersatu is an ally of DAP.
So, I don't think Umno will be there and probably Pas too.
Unless Zahid and Hadi want to betray their own Perpaduan Ummah pact lah.
Therefore, I don't think they'll be interested to help Dr Mahathir's party with this Malay Dignity Congress.
After all, their Perpaduan Ummah sounds better as it emphasises on unifying the Malay Muslims without threatening or suppressing others.
Compared to that, the Pribumi Bersatu's one have this;
Of course, Hamzah and friends are also concerned with the relationship between the Malays and other races. To promote unity, they think that it is time the Government introduce the OSS - the One School System - and abandon the vernacular schools. This is not going to go down well with some quarters at all but as one of the brains behind the Kongress told me: "If Singapore could do it, why not us?"
They are promoting the congress by among others calling on the closing down of vernacular schools, especially the Chinese ones.
It sounds very much like a Malay nationalist bait, to me.
Forcing Chinese kids to go to sekolah kebangsaan.
The excuse was to enhance national unity as usual, but personally I think it's just them selling Malays' dignity or is it pride or just ego for political interest.
Anyway, closing down Chinese schools will unite the Malays meh?
Malays are divided because Malay political leaders are selfish and only care about their personal interests or that of their supporters, okay. It has nothing to do with Chinese schools.
We have the various school systems for decades without much problem. The country is even doing relatively well.
We don't have civil wars like some of those country with single school system.
Well, we may have one if we try to close down the Chinese schools.
You all think the Chinese community will just keep quiet when forced to close down their schools?
It's like telling Malay Muslims that they cannot have mosques because religions are divisive.
Really guys, do we want that?
Singapore can do it? You all want us to be Singaporeans?
Hey, I have friends who studied in Chinese schools and they are good people.
And one of them is definitely more patriotic than myself.
I wrote about her here when MH370 went missing in March 2014;
I'm all for Malays to be united but I'm against anyone attempting to achieve that by victimising others.
Malays should unite for their betterment and not for the purpose of oppressing others.
Anyway, try to unify the Malays first la before you all want to talk about unifying Malaysians. One at a time okay.