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MALAYS AT CROSSROADS – PART 2

“The Malays today are no longer a rural agrarian society, but rather has been urbanized and the lifestyle has becoming more urban like and facing a challenging demand of urban living and environment. This has caused a severe pressure and in many ways reshaped their thinking and way of life”. Malays used to be a…

MALAYS AT THE CROSSROADS – part 1

I have been perturbed by many events of the past one year, starting with the spurt of racial remarks by some UMNO leaders on non-Malays, the sudden rise of the so-called “Malay Sovereignty” (Ketuanan Melayu) and the “social contract”, increasing resentment on the UMNO, the call by some quarters for the unity among the Malay…

ORIGINS OF THE MALAYS AND MALAYSIA – REVISITED

As some readers might recall my earlier article “A Very Brief History of the Malays and Malaysia”, I have tried to explain about the subject in my own “naive” and “uneducated ways”. It was written out of my general knowledge and observations, as I have been traveling around the region extensively and I have always…