The Malay man abroad

muslim200These are some questions that need to be asked in the article at the end of this para. Questions like why does the Malay man abroad behave differently from when he is at home?……You may have your own questions. You may disagree with mine, but you cannot deny that Malays, in Malaysia, are a confused lot. They are at the mercy of their political masters.

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We have been subjected to indoctrination for decades that we are too lazy to think for ourselves. We allow politicians and the ulama, to ride roughshod over us.

If only we would pick up that book, to arm ourselves with knowledge. If only we would move our lips and voice out our thoughts. Logically. Rationally. Calmly.

Do the Malays really know what they want? They are keen on the rituals of the religion, but when it comes to personal satisfaction, religion appears to fly out the window.

Some politicians litter their speeches with incantations in Arabic. Many Malays nod in agreement, despite not understanding what has been said.

What is wrong with Selamat pagi, petang or malam? Must we use Arabic greeting?

When it comes to forms of “baju”, what is wrong with the selendang, or baju melayu? Why do Malay men don the jobah? What is wrong with Malay culture that we must adopt, in some cases, blindly, the Arabic style of this and that?

Malays and non-Malays should discuss sensitive issues more often.

Normally, the Malays who offer feedback, in articles such as these, are vituperous, whereas the majority, who probably agree with me, remain silent. Sadly, your silence does much harm to Malaysia.

The silence of the masses encourages the extremists among us to take over. Do we want Malaysia to turn into another Pakistan or Afghanistan? Our nation is unique. Malaysia may not be perfect, but do not let the politicians lead the country into the abyss.

If you won’t do it for yourself, please do it for your children and their children. It is the least we can do for them.

The extremists only want Malaysia for themselves, but the nation is big enough for all of us – Malays and non-Malays, Muslims and non-Muslims.


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