NST should be responsible for wrongly connotating ‘Ketuanan Melayu’


It has come to our attention, that NST’s article on HRH Raja Perlis’s titah on ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ has been spun, for most probably the wrong reason. Primero bloggo-journo Rocky’s Bru has highlighted the major English as ‘Putting words in HRH’s mouth’.

‘Ketuanan Melayu ‘is about respecting and adherence to HRHs Malay Sultans sovereign rule and traditions as ‘Masters of the Land’, despite sacrificing the luxury of power for Westminster style ‘Constitutional Monarchy’ democracy, when Federation of Malaya achieved its independence. This is embedded in the Federal Constitution.

In short, ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ is constitutional and it does not repress other peoples’ rights.

Interpreting this otherwise is inherently dangerous. NST should be responsible in presenting HRH Raja Perlis’s (who was the past immediate XII HM Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong) titah, with such strong connotation. Lately, some Malaysians already using any opportunities they can to belittle the indirect role and patronage of HRH’s within the Malaysian political system, for all the wrong reasons.

Now, does NST has a ‘hidden agenda’ in this article?

Strangely, it were the same persons who adulterated ‘Daulat Tuanku’ for their narrow political  struggle almost one and a half year ago, when they felt HRHs were ready to back their street movement for political pressure against the ruling government.

NST, as a responsible ‘media corporate citizen’ should make sure that the rakyat do not misuse any part of any HRH’s titah, for all the wrong and selfish reasons. The convenient “correction we almost missed” is something should probably be taken as ‘having a hidden agenda’.

Published in: on March 11, 2009 at 16:02  Comments (7)