Speech by Raja Perlis caused goose pimples on me!

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…

By News Straits Times 6/3/2009

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 Malaysia, every race is tuan," he said in his speech at the launching of a seminar on the Federal Constitution here. The seminar was jointly organised by the state government and the Biro Tatanegara.



Anonymous said...

Hi, do you think speech such as the raja's could change the mindset of hardline Malays?