"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

"Ethnic stereotypes are common and commonly accepted by Singapore Malays... Malays will say that a Malay who hoards money is miserly and is obsessed with money like the Chinese. Malays often say that money and work are in the flesh and blood of the Chinese...

Malays have a moral sense of superiority to the Chinese. They regard the Chinese as socially irrelevant (Li, 1989: 134-5). 'The perception that Chinese profit through trickery, while Malays are constrained by moral and religious scruples, is a fundamental part of the ethnic image of Malay businessmen' (Li, 1989: 140). The difference is a source of pride and an acknowledgement of inability to compete with Chinese...

The question of ritual impurity is a difficult one for Malays. As a result of pork consumption, Chinese are considered impure."

--- Growing up Malay in Singapore / Joseph Stimpfl, in Race, ethnicity, and the State in Malaysia and Singapore / edited by Lian Kwee Fee.

This book was so seditious they had to print it in the Netherlands. Hurr hurr.

"When Malays engage in racialization, they racialize themselves as subjects but the Chinese and others as objects. Similarly, the Chinese racialize themselves as subjects but the Malays as objects... the Malays are politically dominant whereas the Chinese are economically dominant...

Yet, because the Malays have historically been regarded by the British as a weaker 'race', a view that has been passed down and shared by both Malays and Chinese today, it may be argued that the Chinese racialization of Malays is likely to be racist. It is unlikely that the Malay racialization of Chinese is racist."

--- Race and Racialization, Lian Kwen Fee, Ibid.

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