Federal Constitution 'silent' on tribal claim to country

Joe Fernandez

Modified 6 Feb 2011, 12:16 pm

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has now decided that the non-Malays must accept that Malaysia “belongs” to the Malays.

This is a continuation of the fiction in our history books that Malaysia is a continuation of the Malay-Muslim Malacca Sultanate. Malacca’s founder Parameswara, a Hindu from Palembang, has no doubt been buried in the same manner as Mt Everest climber M Moorthy.

Why didn’t Mahathir raise the issue, if any, during the 22 years when he was in public office?

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