Malay Champions? Anybody?
I just couldn’t believe myself that I’ve missed this very issue of Peniaga Bumiputera Diarah Henti Beroperasi Di Suria KLCCwhich was sent by two Malay businessmen at Suria KLCC to Utusan Malaysia on 17 April 2007.
What surprised me the most was the issue didn’t trigger any of the so called Malay Champs. Might be because it was published between the period of Machap and Ijok by-elections. Either Pemuda UMNO or Anwar Ibrahin didn’t come out to the spotlight and raise the issue. Why Anwar? He told voters in Machap and Ijok that although he supports equality among ethnics, he still a Malay who will continue to ensure Malays in Malaysia receive fair treatments in every aspect (sounds like Pemuda UMNO isn’t it).
Why bother anyway?
When non-Malays were rejected for such opportunity (that what I would like to address this issue), MCA, DAP, Malaysiakini would race to the front to bring up the matter but when it came to Malays, no voices were heard. MCA tried their best to be the champs when a few of Chinese best students in SPM didn’t get scholarships and places in pursuingtheir education to higher level. DAP and Malaysiakini used the issue to tell the world how unfair Malaysia Government was. MIC also came forward when the government stopped recognizing a medical university in Ukraine, where a lot of Indian students studied.
Now, when Malays were evicted from their lot in Suria KLCC without any reason, everybody just keep their mouths shut. Where are the saviors of human equality? Where are the Malay Champions?
I really hope somebody would raise the matter how it should.