Daulat Tuanku! Daulat Tuanku! Daulat Tuanku!
No one has said it so preciously like Raja Perlis did. The Tuanku called them as “narrow minded people”, criticizing those who advocate Ketuanan Melayu and creating racial intolerance and divisions among Malaysians.
Two famous quotes in Tamil remind me of His Highness' words of wisdom today:-
1."To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life’s good comes not from others’ gift, nor ill. Man’s pains and pain’s relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise!” Tamil Poem Pura-naanuru, cirsa 500B.C
2. Ruling righteously himself and safeguarding subjects from others, A monarch may be deemed divine by his people. Kural Verse 388
Read this to understand why the Tuanku created this great impression in me…
Equal rights for all Malaysians, says Perlis ruler
KANGAR: The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Syed Jamalullail, yesterday took to task those propounding the "ketuanan Melayu" (Malay supremacy) policy, accusing them of using "narrow-minded ways to achieve personal objectives". He said every Malaysian, irrespective of age, gender, social status or religion, enjoyed equal rights.
The ruler said some Malaysians were making a big issue of the "ketuanan Melayu" issue and asking that supremacy or rights be given only to a particular race.
"It is very unfortunate to see these self-interested parties raising sensitive issues which could dampen the spirits and hopes of millions of people. In