It has now become necessary for me to take my place as one and equal with all the Rakyat of Malaysia. Accordingly on this day, Friday 23rd October 2009, I Hussein Abdul Hamid NRIC No: 471031-10-5499, being of sound mind and good health – do herby solemnly declare that I willingly relinquish my Bumiputra Status and chose, by my own free will, to revert back to being the Malay that I was, have been and will always be. No permission is required to renounce that which I have never sought in the first place and which is imposed upon me against my will.
By this deliberate act I declare my commitment that there shall be no discrimination against any Rakyat of Malaysia on the ground only of religion, race, descent or place of birth in any law or in the appointment to any office or employment under a public authority or in the administration of any law relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of property or the establishing or carrying on of any trade, business, profession, vocation or employment. So help me God.
Hussein Abdul Hamid.
Hold your horse Pak, thought you an Australian, you haven't anything more to denounce other than nothing?ReplyDelete
Still Malaysian - only PR down here.ReplyDelete
I know of some friends who have also decided to denounce their Bumiputra status. He prefers to be called 'Bumikera' because his Bumiputra status gives him no special privilege at all. His definition of 'Bumikera' is a Malay who tries to get a job but is either cheated by another Malay or is rejected by another Malay because he does not belong to a preferred political party. You can guess the political that I am referring to?
The Chinese came to Malaya more than 1000 years ago, while the Indians came here almost 1030 years ago. Kota Gelanggi and Lembah Bujang are proof of these early settlements.ReplyDelete
· The Malaysia Constitution has been amended some 690 times. The USA has been in existence for more than 200 years and their constitution was only amended 27 times.ReplyDelete
· Because of the overwhelming power available to the executive, the judiciary has been corrupted and emasculated, the legislature has been reduced to a rubber stamp, the power of the Agung has been clipped.
· The legal system is a sad joke, serving only further the desires of the ruling group.
Then let me re-quote Lee Kuan Yew:ReplyDelete
Singaporean politician Lee Kuan Yew of the PAP, who publicly questioned the need for Article 153 in parliament, and called for a "Malaysian Malaysia".
In a speech, Lee Kuan Yew bemoaned what would later be described as the Malaysia social contract:
"According to history, malays began to migrate to Malaysia in noticeable numbers only about 700 years ago. Of the 39% malays in Malaysia today, about one-third are comparatively new immigrants like the secretary-general of Umno, Dato Syed Jaafar, who came to Malaya from Indonesia just before the war at the age of more than thirty. Therefore it is wrong and illogical for a particular racial group to think that they are more justified to be called Malaysians and that the others can become Malaysians only through their favour."
Eventually, and Singapore became an independent nation in 1965, with Lee Kuan Yew as its first prime minister.
Title is only the skin, like the cover of a book. The most important is the content.
Some people write with fear, some write for favour and very few write without fear or/and favour. And p'se keep yourself in the company of the 'very few'.
You belong to the human race and when cut will bleed just as red.
I salute you for the declaration even though there is no need for it. We can see it in your writings.
The real bumiputra are the orang asli but the malays of UMNO will never acknowledge that.
Actually everyone born on Malaysian soil as a Malaysian citizen should be Bumiputra, because they were "diputrakan di bumi Malaysia"ReplyDelete
Look at the other countries in the world - citizens get privileges over non-citizens.
In Malaysia - party members who are deemed Bumiputra (even those who are not Malay but Mamaks) and their supporters get privileges and the rest of us proletariat riff raff exist to line their pockets.
By definition, Bumiputera are all Malays and all indigenous people of Malaysia. Whilst all Malays are Bumiputera, not all indigenous people are Malays. Which means the Malays are not only the previliged race of Malaysia but the double previliged race of all Malaysian races, enjoying the Malay's Special Previleges as well as Bumiputera status. In as far as Bumiputera term is concerned, it has two classes, the Malays are the ‘first class’ Bumiputera while the indigenous people are the ‘last class’.ReplyDelete
All the Peranakan communities comprised of the the Baba-Nyonya (Chinese descent), the Chitty (Hindu descent), the Jawi Pekan (Indian Muslim) and the Kristang (Portugese-Eurasian) have been left out in the cold, they have no class. They are neither Bumiputera nor Puterabumi. They are simply Malaysians.
Race integration? Forget it, when all we mean is race disintegration.
this is call 1malaysia.. hope najib understandReplyDelete
you memang steady !!!
Lost your marbles mate?ReplyDelete
Barisan Najis will never understand the significance of what HH did.ReplyDelete
What is there to denounce when you are a human, by birth? You are a Bumiputra even, when born in Australia, so am I in Malaysia and anybody thats born on Mother Earth, is a Son of the Soil.
It's a Sanskrit word, not Bahasa Melayu and even the people of the Land of Sanskrity(India), do not demean, by dividing human beings.
If a Malay were to be born in India, he too will be known as 'Put Bumi Dha' in translation 'Son of the Soil'.
Everybody and anybody born on Mother Earth, is the Child of this Bumi. Bumi is Earth and Putra is Son.
So,, what are this UMNO ruling party, of policy makers talking about and fooling the Public.
The well informed are aware, of who we are in the Malaysian Society and in the World at large.
Abang,,there is nothing to denounce but, rather we "DECLARE" all 6 billion population of Mother Earth as "BUMIPUTRAS".
Dr. Amrit has an interesting point.ReplyDelete
If only we can truly call ourselves Malaysians, this country is a heaven.
Unfortunately, those Umno bastards are making this country hell.
I believed many Malays already have this in mind for a long time, but you were the first to have penned it so nicely.....legally speaking.Bravo & Viola!!!!!ReplyDelete
malays ...700 years ago !ReplyDelete
chinese ...1000 years ago !
indian ....1030 years ago !
so...so wat !!
700 years Malays,
1000 years Indians,
1030 years Chinese,
So what,,, is this, that ,, we are all migrants, some late and some early,,unfortunately the late ones seem to be disrespecting the status quo. In other words lawan taukay. The beauty is that the early ones, that 1000 years and 1030 years, are behaving more civilised.
That is the so. Now you figure it out.