Re: Yet another Malay who joined the DAP

Zairil was already 7-8 years old when his mother Puan Sri Christine married Khir Johari. His real father is chinese. 

by Bluesyworms Jazzyworms

This is what i know. Khir Johari’s first wife, Puan Sri Kelsom died in 1994. He had, if not mistaken, 7 children with her. Khir later remarries in 1996 to Puan Sri Christine Lim. Puan Sri Christine was a janda beranak dua at that time. Puan Sri Christine is Zairil’s mother. Zairil was already 7-8 years old when his mother Puan Sri Christine married Khir Johari. His real father is chinese. 
With the marriage both the mother and children convert to Islam, with Zairil taking up a Muslim name, possibly Zairil Khir Johari bin Abdullah. So the name Khir Johari must actually be Zairil’s own name, not of his father. 
There was a dispute after this second marriage especially in regards to wealth etc. The children of Khir Johari with the first wife got kicked out from their family home by Khir himself. Unfortunately for Khir the house was a joint property between him and his first wife, so one of the children put a caveat on it. Khir Johari then went to court battling not only his children, but also the trustee estate of his first wife Puan Sri Kelsom to get all of the wealth. If not mistaken there was a court case regarding these matters in 2002. I do not know who won. Some say that Khir Johari later disown all of his children from the first marriage.
I’m relating the personal and sad story regarding the late Khir’s family above not to tarnish any relevant parties reputation, but because some bloggers are claiming Zairil as ‘anak sulung Tan Sri Khir Johari’ which is not really true. He may be Puan Sri Christine Lim’s eldest child but not Tan Sri Khir Johari’s eldest.  
Second, Zairil is definitely not a Malay. And he is just Khir Johari’s step son. How do you think his real Chinese father would feel seeing you all promoting his own son as a different race? Just as some of us argues that Ridhuan Tee have forgotten his own Chinese roots, are we now condoning the same just because that person joins the opposition?
Unless of course everyone now agrees with the literal definition of Malay as in Article 160 of the Federal Constitution that states a Malay as;
“Malay” means a person who professes the religion of Islam,
habitually speaks the Malay language, conforms to Malay custom
(a) was before Merdeka Day born in the Federation or in
Singapore or born of parents one of whom was born in
the Federation or in Singapore, or is on that day domiciled
in the Federation or in Singapore; or
(b) is the issue of such a person;
In this case then again the argument regarding Ridhuan Tee’s ‘unchinese’ ways is invalid because he is already a Malay. And KIMMA the Malaysian Indian Muslim Association whom for years have been fighting for themselves to be declared as Malays should be supported by us as well. Thus the saying ‘masuk melayu’ for anyone converted to Islam in this country. Do we all now agree with this?
And to those who accuse Zairil of using Khir Johari’s name, well if my assumption is correct, he was just a child when his real name was changed. It was not his fault why his name bears the name of his step father. It is normal practise to those in similar scenarios to name the stepchild or adopted child from a different faith with the stepfather’s name as a show of love by the stepfather.
Really the most important thing is for us to judge Zairil not for his family background and the colour of his skin, but for his character. As Martin Luther King Jr said in his ‘I have a dream’ speech;
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
DAP should really make a full background check before publishing and promoting false information regarding its members. Thus do not promote Zairil as something that he is not. UMNO and BN will surely use this issue to their own advantage to show DAP as mere spinners and a dishonest party.