"This Is A Malay Land" - Pasir Salak MP Argues After Claiming DAP Is Unfair To Malaysians
In the Dewan Rakyat earlier today, 25 July, Pasir Salak Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman accused the Democratic Action Party (DAP) of being unfair to all races
Tajuddin claimed that DAP's support of the "Malaysian Malaysia" concept, which can be found on the party's website, strives for equality.
"Equality is not fairness," Tajuddin said, before claiming that Barisan Nasional helps the needy, regardless of race.
"If (DAP) wants equality, this means that the poor and incompetent will have to go up against the rich and competent," the Pasir Salak MP added.
"Malaysian Malaysia" was a phrase used in the early 1960s by the Malaysian Solidarity Convention, a group of political parties which opposed Article 153 of the Federal Constitution. The article guarantees and safeguards the special position of Malays and bumiputeras.
In response to Tajuddin's claim, Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong reiterated that DAP, together with the government, do provide help to Malaysia's poor and needy
Khoo also stood his ground by saying that everyone should take lessons from the country's history after the Pasir Salak MP further alleged that DAP did not mean what they say about fairness to all communities.
However, Tajuddin caused an uproar in the Dewan Rakyat when he stressed that Malaysia's history shows that the country is a "Malay land"
"You (Khoo) talk about history. (But) this is a Malay land, you know," Tajuddin said.
His words were met with disagreements, particularly from Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin.
"This is (a) Malaysian land, not Malay land," Willie replied to the Pasir Salak MP.
Deputy Speaker of the house Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon then urged both Khoo and Willie to not interrupt Tajuddin in his speech.