Mahathir's undignified strategy of using non-Malays to demean Malays

S Thayaparan

9 Oct 2019, 12:02 am

Updated a year ago


"I don't feel guilty, my conscience is clear. I did what I thought was best for the country, and if you don't agree, that is your right to disagree."

– Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad

COMMENT | The recent Malay Dignity Congress was nothing more than the Malay political elite and their factotums displaying their casus belli against the non-Malay communities brought upon by decades of political, religious and social mismanagement.

This was a congress of the elite, by the elite and for the elite. There was no new narratives about how to get a grip on the problems facing the Malay community, but rather old narratives of how the Malays – read this as politicians – had to compromise with non-Malay power structures because there was no hegemonic Malay power structure which could ride roughshod over everyone else...

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