I am compelled to reply the letter by M Sahaja entitled Non-Malays clouded by own insecurities due to the audacious reply of the author who must be plagued by his own insecurities.
Malay nationalism bore fruit much on the back of Indian nationalism and picked up momentum after the Japanese occupation. Remember that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who has done so much for the Malays, is actually the grandson of an Indian who was employed as the head of security for the Kedah Sultan.
Chin Peng was Chinese but fought the Japanese during their occupation of Malaya and was awarded the Order of the British Empire. He spent all his years in the jungles fighting to turn Malaysia into a communist state.
Though this did not succeed, he did not go back to China and still wants to return home to Malaysia. A lot of former Umno leaders claimed to be involved in anti-Japanese activities during the war. Several wartime memoirs, however, show them happily parading in Japanese uniforms.
Indians and Chinese having being coming to Malaya to settle down for centuries. The largest Malay empire to come out of Malaya, the Malacca Sultanate, was founded by a prince with Indian blood and protected by the Chinese emperor.
The Peranakans, Malacca Chettis and a lot of Indians and Chinese today are more bumiputera then a lot of the people who are now classified as such. The real bumiputeras, the Orang Asli and the ethnic communities in East Malaysians are in a far worse state then all the other communities.
I do not wish to waste time dabbling in the past. At the end of the day, I still believe the Malay community needs to be helped. The Chinese and Indians should make a concerted effort to help the Malays.
All the races should also support multi-racial political parties rather than race-based ones. This will prevent and erase the concept of people only supporting and helping their own race. This will also prevent politicians from profiteering using the race card and attacking other races to divert attention away from themselves. Last but certainly not least, all races Malaysians of all races should vote in all the general elections as every vote is significant.
There was once a good leader in Malaysia. His name was Tunku Abdul Rahman. However, some treacherous elements worked to destroy him and today the people deserve the government they elected.