Jikalah tidak kerana orang Melayu yang bermurah hati, maka orang-orang Cina dan India, yang datang ke TANAH MELAYU ini dari Tanah Besar Cina dan Benua Kecil India (rujuk gambarajah sebelah untuk tahu lokasi yang disebut), akan terus KEKAL menjadi “STATELESS”. Pelarian yang tidak mempunyai kewarganegaraan mereka.

Mereka mungkin juga tidak akan diterima kembali ke tempat asal masing-masing sepertimana nasib pelarian Rohingya yang dihalau dari Burma itu.

Begitulah saripati dari kata-kata mendiang Tan Siew Sin ketika membalas serangan bertalu cauvanis DAP ke atas “Hak Keistimewaan Melayu” semasa kempen pilihanraya 1969.

The Malays, through UMNO, were generous enough to relax the citizenship laws of this country to such extent that within 12 months of independence, 90 percent of the non-Malays became citizens. This was different to the situation before Merdeka whereas 90 percent of the non-Malays were still non-citizens after nearly 100 years of colonial rule in the Malay States. In return for this major concession. the MCA and the MIC agreed to continue the policy of preserving the special position of the Malays while at the same time upholding the legitimate interest of other communities.

STunTanSiewSin-Hak-Melayu-30Apr1969iew Sin memperakui orang Melayu berkorban untuk membenarkan orang-orang Cina dan India menjadi WARGANEGARA Tanah Melayu sebelum wujudnya Malaysia lagi.

Jangan lupa FAKTA sejarah. Ini turut diulangi oleh orang yang menekuni serta faham sejarah, Prof Emeritus Khoo Kay Kim. Beliau pernah dipetik Bernama sebagai berkata:

The people, irrespective of race, who question Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, which spells out the special rights and privileges of the Malays and Bumiputeras, are blind about history and the constitution.

When the British came to Malaya, they found that there were already Malay governments in several parts of the peninsula, and the British recognised these governments.

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