Isma lashes out at non-Malays again

Abdul Rahman Mat Dali

(The Rakyat Post) – In yet another debate on racial differences in the country, Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) vice-president Abdul Rahman Mat Dali today expressed his displeasure over non-Malays’ continuous questioning of special rights of the Malays.

In an article on the NGO’s website, Abdul Rahman wrote that it was unfair for the non-Malays to question the special rights of the Malays, who in turn can’t question non-Malay rights.

“If DAP and others can vocally question previous decisions made on Malay rights, we can also argue previous decisions that gave rights to non-Malays.

“If not, then it’s not fair,” he wrote.

Abdul Rahman had also previously claimed that DAP had the potential to incite racial disputes, like what had happened on May 13, 1969, as the party adopted ideologies on socialism and secular as well as championing the concept of a Malaysian Malaysia.

He stated that the concept of a Malaysian Malaysia called for racial equality, targeting Malay privileges in Article 153 of the Constitution to be abolished.

Abdul Rahman added that the position and privileges of the Malays were traditional and of natural heritage.

Citing special rights of the Malays, Abdul Rahman said they were enshrined under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.

“Malays are given special reserves in three aspects — civil service, education and economy — while Malay reserve land is stated in Articles 89 and 90,” Abdul Rahman said.

“However, DAP, a socialist party created by Jews, with leaders like Lim Kit Siang, the late Karpal Singh and their children, always disputes the special rights of Malays, including Mara, UiTM, scholarships, rights in the management of Islam, among others.

“They also want equality among all races.”

Abdul Rahman argued that if DAP could question the earlier decisions made about Malay special rights, then Isma could also dispute the giving of rights to non-Malays, including citizenship, the use of other languages and vernacular schools, among others.