In yesterday’s Parliamentary proceedings, Mohammad Sabu drew parallels between Ketuanan Melayu and White Supremacy, warning that the championing of corrupt Malay politicians will lead to the early stages of civil unrest and riots similar to those currently unfolding in the United States (US).
— 🇲🇾Astro AWANI🇲🇾 (@501Awani) July 27, 2020
Parliamentary proceedings descended into madness yesterday as per usual, when Kota Raja-Amanah MP, Mohammad Sabu brought up the issue of Ketuanan Melayu and White Supremacy. He spoke of the harm in continuing to assert the rhetoric of Ketuanan Melayu without truly helping those, Malay or otherwise, of integrity in the lower strata of society.
Not only that, Mat Sabu spoke on the history of White Supremacy and how it first butted its ugly head during the governance of one of the US founding fathers, President George Washington and whose influence remains negatively affecting the US to this day. White Supremacy is reflected in US President Donald Trump, whose presidency has been a rallying cry for White Supremacists. The centuries old conflict in race relations has resulted in the anarchy and chaos currently witnessed across the US, Mat Sabu highlights in his speech.
” During the pandemic coronavirus (Covid-19), many people remain outside doing demonstrations that led to the deaths and this is also a danger when we continue with Malay supremacy. Malay leaders must express authority, integrity and non-Malay supremacy.
” Otherwise it is the same as White Supremacy. Now we have not seen the danger because it is new and in the beginning but what happened in the United States eventually leads to a scene that is not only in that country but all over the world,” he said during a Parliamentary debate time in Parliament yesterday.
Mat Sabu as he is more endearingly known across Malaysia, went on to maintain that support must be given to Malay people no matter the background or political party, so long as they are not involved in bribery and governmental irregularities.
However, that did not stop all hell from breaking loose at Mat Sabu’s insistence of a government free from corruption. Tanjong Karang MP, Tan Sri Noh Omar interrupted Mat Sabu’s speech and made his disapproval loudly known.
” When you talk about Malays, I feel it because I am a Malay person. If corruption is common and YB (Mohamad Sabu) is fighting for Islam, why did he run away from PAS and form Amanah. Doesn’t PAS fight for Islam?
” YB (Mohammad Sabu) is a Malay person, do not insult Malays. Do not associate Malays with corruption and shame our race while others are corrupt and do not shame themselves,” he continued, uninvited I might add, throughout Mat Sabu’s speech.
This shouting match continued on for around half of Mat Sabu’s speech with the Deputy House Speaker, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said doing little to nothing except weakly asking for Noh to sit down and allow Mat Sabu to continue his speech.
Another MP had to ask for Noh to calm down before Mat Sabu was finally able to continue his speech.
During the speech, Pasir Mas MP. Ahmad Fadhly Shaari made an interesting and supported claim stating how Ketuanan Melayu and the rights of Malays in this country is enshrined in the Federal Constitution and does not extend any farther than that.
I do not know about you but to me, Mat Sabu is one of the bravest person in Parliament at the moment. To go against the grain like that, especially in a Parliament not receptive to dissenting beliefs that threaten their comfortable status quo? Unheard of. What a man.
Can we have him as our next Prime Minister? Pretty please, with cherries on top?
Also, am I the only one just a tiny bit surprised by how intellectual Mat Sabu is? I always just knew him “mari kita bangun” guy but he is clearly so much more than that.
Kau orang ingat artis luar negara je hebat buat mic drop. Kau tengok Mat Sabu mic drop versi Melayu. Mic drop ni dikatakan paling hebat dalam sejarah Melayu & tiada tandingannya. I’M DYING! “Cis! Mari kita bangun!” pic.twitter.com/hBBmpMz81l
— Jul (@zulfaqar1994) May 11, 2018
Yes, in the words of Mat Sabu, Mari Kita Bangun against Ketuanan Melayu. Uplift the poor and fight the corrupt!