This is the second part of my three (3) part series in response to Anwar Ibrahim statement in the Financial Times (FT), which was then picked up by Malaysian Insider today. The second part will discuss on his second statement which were:
The statement given by the opposition leader is very interesting. By implying that everyone will be treated equally, does this mean that the New Economic Policy (NEP), scholarships, admission to public universities, jobs in public service will be open to all regardless of race and religion? If YES, then this is most interesting because what Anwar would be doing is actually AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION.
Let me remind readers of the Malaysian Constitution and Article 153, Clause (2), which states clearly:
Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall exercise his functions under this Constitution and federal law in such manner as may be necessary to safeguard the special provision of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and to ensure the reservation for Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak of such proportion as he may deem reasonable of positions in the public service (other than the public service of a State) and of scholarships, exhibitions and other similar educational or training privileges or special facilities given or accorded by the Federal Government and, when any permit or licence for the operation of any trade or business is required by federal law, then, subject to the provisions of that law and this Article, of such permits and licences.
To make it clearer, the figure shown below describes the roles and responsibility of the King, and the Special Position of the Malays which is enshrined in the constitution.
So from Anwar's statement to the Financial Times, i can summarize that he is a blatant liar, serial manipulator of facts and to the extend of going against the King and Malaysian constitution. I have not heard PAS condemning this statement, and as always DAP would not say anything as this is what they are fighting for since their separation from the People Action Party (PAP) of Singapore in the 1960s.
The abolishment of NEP is not in Buku Jingga (which now the MB of Kedah has stated is not a "Quran" that has to be followed) and PR has been saying that if they are in power the Malay Special Rights will not be abolished. Therefore my question is, which is which? Are you going to treat everybody equally as stated in the Financial Times, or maintain the Malay special rights which you have been telling all this while during your ceramah?
Someone appears to be lying, and its no other than Anwar Ibrahim.
Source : The Kuala Lumpur Chronicle