What a pack of lies and if any Siamese in Malaysia thinks it is true, I’d really like to know what they’ve been smokin’.
According to Bernama, our PM said that, “the government has recognised the Siamese community as a bumiputera group in the country and will ensure the community is accorded the same privileges enjoyed by their other bumiputera counterparts.”
What a load of crock!
Unless I am sorely misinformed, there has not been any amendments to our Consti to enlarge the definition of Bumiputera in Malaysia, which is defined in Article 161 of our Consti. In fact, our PM doesn’t claim that there has been any amendments to the Consti either in the article.
Our PM is either misinformed, lying or delusional. I don’t know which is better, or worse.
I hope that the Siamese community are not fooled by this. Whether or not they have a claim for Bumiputera rights is not my issue here. My issue is that unless and until our Consti is amended to expand the definition of Bumiputera, the Siamese community still do not have any claim to being ‘sons of the soil’.
Our PM does not have the power to include more people into the Bumiputera family, regardless of how he feels about it. If he is truly sincere in doing this for the Siamese community, he should table an amendment of the Consti to expand the definitions for Bumiputera.
I’m sorry. You’ve been had.
PS: Plus I think that we’re still in a state of emergency, regardless of what the PM says. I don’t think that the bill has passed the Senate yet.