I refer to the letter Non-Malays clouded by own insecurities.
I would just like to point out to M Sahaja, that the past is in the past. However, we should try to leverage our multicultural heritage in forging Malaysian culture and unity. The concept of Bangsa Malaysia may be too farfetched at this point. It may pre-empt 'unity in diversity'. We all should know this. So why engage in the tit-for-tat insecurity?
The name 'Sahaja' is Sanskrit-derived and so are the words 'Nusantara Melayu'. Sahaja means 'natural, unadorned, simple, plaintive or spontaneous joy ' towards union. Bangsa is also Sanskrit, and so are 'budaya, budi, bahasa, puasa, agama, negara, merdeka, putrajaya, bumiputera' and many more.
Nusantara means seat of felicity. 'Melayu' is derived from Malaya in Sanskrit, or Malay in Tamil to mean mountainous and hilly respectively. The name and the land is mentioned in the ancient Indian Sanskrit text called the Vayu Purana.
Malays also have their own unique culture. But it is interesting how much of the higher civilisational concepts and vocabulary are derived form Sanskrit still enjoy popular currency in modern Malay.
Why not just focus on our rich classical Asian heritage and allow the process of the Malaysian cultural evolution to be dynamic, spontaneous and sensitively discriminating?