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Monday, December 1, 2008

GGMM Mohd Apis and lawyer ....You are so Wrong

Found this in Malaysia Insider and was a little surprised with the lawyer's understanding on the 'Ketuanan Melayu' issue. I must say that he fails to appreciate the constitution and that nothing in the constitution translated or gave strength to the word Malay Supremacy. I echo the views of Gerakan President to just change the words of Malay Supremacy or Ketuanan Melayu to that of 'hak keistimewaan orang Melayu' or Malay privileges. And I can assure Malaysians and Malays that Soi Lek had never in his wildest dream challenge Malay privileges. It was just Malay Supremacy.

And I reiterate here that I am not questioning the special position of the Malay, agama Islam or bahasa Malaysia.

In fact I will defend the constitution of this country and that would mean defending the special position of the Malay and the natives as stated in Art 153, Islam in Art 3, and the special position of Bahasa Malaysia in Art 152.

GGMM count me in and I will defend them.

I wish to further reiterate Article 8:
(1) All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.
(2) Except as expressly authorized by this Constitution, there shall be no discrimination against
citizens on the ground only of religion, race, descent or place of birth in any law relating to the
acquisition, holding or disposition of property or the establishing

So please be clear Mr Mohd Apis and Mr. Lawyer for GGMM, you are so wrong.

Malay group wants Soi Lek to pay RM2 million for citizenships granted during Merdeka

By Adib Zalkapli

Dr Chua Soi Lek asked to pay RM2 million to group for remarks on Malay leadership and supremacy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 - A Malay rights group is demanding MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek pay RM2 million in compensation for allegedly questioning the special position of the Malays.

Mohd Apis Johar from the Young Malay Graduates Movement (GGMM) said he was disturbed by remarks made by Dr Chua late last month, in which he said he accepted Malay leadership but not Malay supremacy.

"Before Merdeka, with a stroke of a pen, two million non-Malays were granted citizenship," the group's lawyer Khairul Azam Aziz told reporters.

MCA official Yap Chin Chin,partly hidden, receiving the letter of demand from lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam. Yap said that she would forward it to the party's leadership. - Picture by Choo Choy May

He added that the money would be donated to any organisation interested in the advancement of the Malay community.

In its notice of demand addressed to Dr Chua, the lawyer who acted on behalf of Mohd Apis, also urged the former Labis MP to retract his statement an issue a public apology.

"The statement of apology must be approved by us on behalf of our client before it is uploaded to your blog," said Khairul Azam in the notice.

He added that they would proceed with legal action if Dr Chua fails to comply with his demands.

GGMM also wants everyone to stop questioning Malay supremacy.

Its spokesperson Nik Rizman Sapian said the group is not linked to any political party but merely interested in defending Malay rights.

"For those who question Malay rights as stated in the constitution, we will not hesitate to take action," said Nik Rizman.

Earlier, the small group, who were outnumbered by members of the media, marched from the Ampang Park LRT station to Wisma MCA to hand over the notice.

The notice was received by MCA official Yap Chin Chin, who said that she would forward it to the party's leadership.

Dr Chua's remarks on Malay supremacy has drawn criticism from Malay leaders including Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who reportedly said that it would be better for BN component parties to join the opposition if they continue harping on the issue.

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has distanced himself from his deputy by saying the remark is not the party's stand.

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