Legendary Malay hero was really Indian/ Blame Mendaki, not PAP

I came across this FB comment made by someone using a Malay name.

Remember Old Malacca sultanate PM or Bendahara , Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Mutahir (died 1510) was a famous Bendahara of the Malaccan Sultanate. He belongs to Tamil Muslim ancestry. He was the seventh Bendahara, a post equivalent to a prime minister. He was accepted as Malay in Malay country!

What he left out about the Indian Bendahara was that he filled court positions with his relatives, and was executed by the Sultan who was suspicious that he was trying to become sultan, hence giving posts to his relatives.

Actually the Malacca Sultanate, the Golden Age of the Malays, was a pretty multiracial place.

Hang Li Po, a supposedly Ming dynasty princess, was the fifth wife of Malaccan Sultan Mansur Shah.

Btw, the poster went on

Tun Mahathir , ex PM and numbers of Indian ancestry ministers and MPs from UMNO accepted as members , a party which only Malay can join!

Why we in Singapore make a big fuss about Malay ancestry of Elected President.In fact how many of Malay people are pure Malay!We are Rojak society , and in us flow many ancestry bloodline before our IC indicate the race MALAY!

If Malaysia, Malay country can accept any Indian ancestry Muslim Malay spoken , especially in Penang, as Malay why can’t our country, Singapore.

Thinking about it why didn’t the PAP simply say Nathan also Malay?

After all PAP MP Zainal Sapari says i/c is irrelevant in deciding whether one is a Malay (Malayness issue post). Actually he may have gone further, allegedly claiming that Mandaki was wrong in using i/c card race classification in deciding whether to extend aid. Sadly he sanitisied his FB thread so we can’t be certain.

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This is especially because Mendaki’s position is that if i/c doesn’t say “Malay” there’ll be no help for the Muslim supplicant, even if the entire kampung swears that said supplicant is really a Malay.

Malay-Muslim self-help group Yayasan Mendaki has a set of criteria for its financial assistance schemes for students administered on behalf of the Government. Among other things, the recipients “must be of Malay descent” as stated in their identity cards. It spells out a list of what it considers to be “Malay descent”, and this includes 22 ethnicities including Acehnese, Javanese, Boyanese, Sumatran, Sundanese and Bugis. Students with “double-barrelled” race are eligible if the first race is listed on the identity cards as Malay, said a Mendaki spokesman. For example, a student who is Malay-Arab would qualify for the schemes but an Arab-Malay student would not, he added.

(CNA)

Malayness issue post

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If he did, was he aware that the Malay minister responsible for Malay affairs heads Mendaki? Now that guy’s i/c says “Malay”. But a classmate of his says that the story in school (Tanjong Katong Technical School) was that his dad chose “Malay” instead “Arab” because of the goodies. But we know school boys can be mean, and tell lies.

 

 

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12 Responses to “Legendary Malay hero was really Indian/ Blame Mendaki, not PAP”

  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Hang Tuah was Chinese and & Cheng Ho was Muslim But did they declare themselves as Malays???

    I suppose those days the Malay Race Card was NOT in Use Yet lah!!!

    Remove the Race Card issue and all will be well in the Human Race

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  • Knock your head:

    When in Rome, apply the Rome logic, when in Singapore, apply the Singapore logic. Determining a race according to what’s stated in Identity card is the usual way, yes or no?

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  • Champor champor:

    Is a Arab + Malay combo = Malay or Arab or chinchai?.
    Suka suka?

    Who is the judge of this combo?

    Or is this classified as OTHERS?

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  • LIONS:

    its not that netizens are fussy and nitpicking.
    the PAP itself says this time ONLY MALAY CANDIDATES.

    So,HY IS NOT MALAY no matter what ‘malayness’ is assigned her?

    no matter how we look at HY,inside out,outside in,she is still an INDIAN.
    MY father hokkien,my mother teochew.
    on I/C AND BY ANCESTRY N CULTURE,I AM HOKKIEN!!!
    NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO MESS AROUND WITH IT.
    IS LKY HAKKA OR HOKKIEN?

    IS LEE AH LONG,TEOCHEW?

    COME ON,STOP THE BULLCRAP.
    MALAY IS MALAY JUST LIKE MILK IS MILK.
    MILK IS NOT HONEY N HONEY IS CERTAINLY NOT MILK.

    UNLESS OUR PRESIDENT SCHOLARS HAVE SOME OTHER WAYS OF LOOKING AT THINGS?

    NO WONDER,OUR TRAINS BREAK DOWN.
    OUR SGS ARE SCREWED FROM MIDDLE-CLASS TO NEW POOR AND POOR N JOBLESS FOREIGNERS BECOME RICH HERE??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS: HALIMAH,HOW SO DID YOU WORK VERY HARD FOR SG WORKERS???

    ANSWER: BY MAKING THEM JOBLESS???

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  • SURVEY RECENTLY:

    Now in singapore ; filipino convert to singapaorean, are now call malay in thier ic ; what do you think tio chie huang ? A rojak singapore ! LOL

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  • rukidding:

    Cynical and those Pimps and prostitutes are ever “trying so hard” to “convince” people that Indian Muslim is same as “Malay Muslim” ???

    Really damn “sheah sway” !

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  • Change We Must:

    In the whole wide world, father is always the bloodline. So is Halimah nd the PAP trying to act as god to change what the god has given us mankind.

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  • lamig:

    I have always thought that our clowns had overpaid themselves slightly just only for their routine Clowning Acts. I only now realiseu that their repertoire extends way beyond Clowning.They are undoubtedly the greatest Magicians on the planet as well.At the twirl of the wand (whip) they are able to transform an Indian into a Malay. Is this not the most brilliant magic ever performed?

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  • l'ingenieur:

    Think big picture. Singapore assuming ASEAN Chair 2018 and it is the hot seat for thwarting PRChinese ambition in the South China Sea. Since an EP is jiak liao bee regardless of whether it is TCB or Halimah, better to just put a talisman up there to tell the PRChinese “Saya tidak faham bahasa Cina” while spending the political capital of 69,9% mandate.

    Don’t you guys miss LKY? Back then, he was the original Thuglifer who could take on anyone from the East or the West on his own merit. Now the clown prince has to rely on talisman.

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  • Malays need to stand up to PAP:

    Watver crap scam classifications they come up with. one thing is Malays need to stand up to PAP to regain back singapore a originally malay country

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  • Suck Squeeze Bang Blow:

    Champor champor:
    Is a Arab + Malay combo = Malay or Arab or chinchai?.
    Suka suka?

    Who is the judge of this combo?

    Or is this classified as OTHERS?

    We must convene a COI to investigate why OTHER RACE is used or required when MIXED RACE is not mixed race anymore given the Halimah incident where Malay + Indian = Malay and not Indian and Not other.

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  • Chris Bong:

    Malaysian folk heros Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat were heros in many Malay literature and they were Muslims. However, the minute they discovered that they were also Chinese, they were quietly remove from all Malay literature. So how on earth can an Indian be accepted as Malay in Singapore is beyond me.

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