I am reminded of my history books, about the bad British colonials, and how they used 'divide and rule' strategy to keep the various races in Malaysia at arms length of each another, in order to maintain their grasp of power onto Malaya. The white men were the tuans then, and everybody else lesser beings.
In 1957, Ketuanan British was ended. We got colonialised by another kind of 'divide and rule', and new tuans. The Ketuanan Melayu. And since all Melayu has got no choice but to be Muslims, it simply implies Ketuanan Islam. From then on, it was UMNO-MCA/MIC, Bumi-nonBumi, Malay-nonMalay, Muslim-nonMuslim. We've outdone ourselves so well, that we could put the British tuans to shame.
Yerterday I saw a new ray of hope in Malaysia. The people has spoken and they are fed up with the system. Ketuanan Rakyat is the new word. The tuans being the reason-minded rakyat.
Can the man be trusted? Whatever said, he WAS part of the system, at its forefront even. I don't know. But I would rather to give some trust for the man to prove his worth, than to trust the system that has proven itself a failure, and is still failing.
Heralding of a new era? Merdeka, indeed, if it is.
A good read HERE.
Bye bye Be eNd.
God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever. He controls the times and the seasons; he makes and unmakes kings; it is he who gives wisdom and understanding.