I quote Pak Lah: “Malay supremacy meant that the Malays, as the indigenous people in Malaysia, needed to strengthen themselves to ensure they were successful and developed.” ““If they are not successful and developed, then they are not tuan (masters), therefore they will be coolies. I am sure we do not want to become coolies who do not play any role in development because we are weak and not able.”
Ok, here’s my points of contention: Why must you use the word SUPREMACY lah? I don’t think folks really care about the special priveleges/sultans etc encased in the Federal constitution (yes folks I have a copy at home! Not that I read it much haha). It’s just the wrong word to use, SUPREMACY. It just speaks volumes huh? What the heck is the if not ‘tuan’ (is he saying they would like to be masters/tuan?), then coolies? Pak Lah, Pak Lah.. (shakes her head in disappointment). Nobody wants to be coolies, whatever your background mah. It’s such colonial language, don’t ya think?