6/30/2015

Whither the Malays in Malaysia

The recent spate of moral policing in Malaysia is a sign of things to come in Malaysia. Non Malay citizens were forced to wear sarongs to enter govt offices by security guards who acted as if they are highly moral and religious puritans to impose what is the right way to dress. Though govt officials subsequently apologized and claimed that there is no such regulation, the security guards were not disciplined and more cases continued to appear.

The opposition leaders are taking up this issue to question the govt on why this is allowed to continue and the govt not taking a stand on these incidents? If it is not a govt regulation, why not put a stop to it? Why allow it to continue?

Malaysia is a beautiful country with beautiful culture. The Malay culture, dresses, customs and way of life are distinct and beautiful in its own right. At the look of things, soon they will all be covering up in drapes of black and grey like the Arabs. They will change their culture, custom and way of life to be like the Arabs.

What then would happen to Malay culture? Who is going to protect Malay culture and custom? If Malay culture is going to be replaced by Arab culture, then what would be the definition of Malay? Would there still be Malays in Malaysia?

Or would Malaysia become a little anomaly in Southeast Asia, as a mini Arabia? Would the Mlalays become Arabs but not accepted as Arabs by the Arabs? Would the Malays destroy their once proud and beautiful culture for the Arab culture? If there is no more Malay culture and custom, whither the Malay race?

Are the Malay leaders protecting Malay culture and custom or protecting Arab culture and custom? Are these better than Malay culture and custom?

The Singapore Malays will continue to enjoy their beautiful culture, traditions and custom. Would Malaysia turn into a country where people wrapped themselves in black and grey and walk around without anyone having a clue what is inside the drapes of cloth?

What do you think?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Malays in Malaysia, by asking non Malays to wear sarong, are telling those non Malays how powerful the Malays are in their own Matland, even their security guards!

I mean, if u can make somebody wear sarong, are you not powerful, u tell me lah?

If only those Sinkies can also tell those foreigners to do something like that in their own Sinkieland, then it will also show how powerful Sinkies are. But alas, that is not the case, tio bo? And not surprising too, as the strongest Sinkie opposition party is not even powerful to replace PAP, so what to expect of ordinary Sinkies?

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

Culture if fluid. Aspects of culture can be absorbed and integrated, or replace existing norms, or there could be a "clash" between local and foreign culture, with unknown consequences.

There are plenty of Middle Easterners in Malaysia. And so some of them have brought their more fundamental Arabic versions of Islam with them. So you see aspects surface now and then in what used to be a peaceful "Malaysian version" of Islam.

Will the Arab influence stick? Too early to tell. Check in about 50 years.

Anonymous said...

The Malays in Malaysia are well known of being lazy, running amok and now corrupted to the core.

Virgo 49 said...

In the fifties and sixties, the malays wore sarong kebaya showing their lovely figures and baju kurong dancing jogets beautifully.

That time lesser grads and all so sophisticated.

Now supposed to be more advance and thsy become backward wearing the °Arab attire. These only for the deserts lah for sand storms.

Just some jokers who are not thinking straight due to their prejudices in their upbringing or genes tells others not to wear these so called obscene clothes and they obeyed them totally.

Any way thet must not forced others to follow their beliefs.

Why are they afraid of MERs which is also an import from the Arabs??? The disease is from the Arabs having carnal animal sex with the young camels.

My ex seaman friend told me of his seafaring visit to the middle EAST where he is led to believe visiting an Arab prostitute to find young camel with backside covered with cloth waiting for him.

Matilah and Ahgongkia would love to have a go at it!!!

Anonymous said...

Whither the Singaporeans in Singapore?

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ 1254:

>> Whither the Singaporeans <<

Whithered orleidi lah. Withered and fallen to the ground like rotting fruit and dead leaves. They are simply "fertilizer" for their more AWESOME "replacements".

Got progress?

Anonymous said...

Now you are talking, you fucking traitor.

patriot said...

The Chinese had given up their traditional attires, those seen in Chinese Wayangs and historical scenes. They were at one time forced to don the Machurian traditional attires during the Ming Dynasty followed by the Red Army aka Mao Attire. They are now only seen in Period Movies and Dramas.

Likewise, the Indians are also abandoning their Dhoti and Saris though those in the villages are still traditional in their attires, jeans, pants and t-shirts are common sights on the younger generations.

The Middle East too are also very much into the Universal Fashion for practicality and smartness.

FOR THE MALAY REGIME IN MALAYSIA TO STICK TO THEIR TRADITIONAL ATTIRES AND THOSE SO-CALLED ISLAMIC ATTIRES IS ANACHRONISTIC AND SUPERSTITIOUS.
UNIVERSALITY IS EMBRACING THE MOST PRACTICAL AND PURPOSEFUL USAGE OF CONTRAPTIONS. IN LIVING, IN INDUSTRY OR IN FASHION,
IN SCIENCE AND IN SOCIAL PRACTICE, PROGRESS AND CHANGE ARE EVOLVING ALL THE TIME. WHICHEVER BEST SUITS THE TIME SHALL BE THE UNIVERSAL NORM.

TO BE COMMON HUMANS IS TO HAVE AND SHARE COMMON PRACTICE AND NOT CREATING A NON-PRACTICAL UNIQUENESS AND BE SYMBOLIC OF A SPECIAL CULTURE WHICH WILL NOT STAND THE TEST OF TIME.
WORSE AND IN FACT UTTERLY UNREASONABLE iS TO IMPOSE ONES' BELIEF ONTO OTHERS WHOSE FREEDOM SHOULD NEVER BE CURBED.

MALAYSIA SHOULD ASK ITSELF IF IT WANTS TO BE FORCED TO SURRENDER ITS' RIGHT BY ANY STRONGER NATION.

DO NOT DO UNTO OTHERS UNFAIRLY AND UNREASONABLY AS IT IS SINFUL TO DO SO.

patriot

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ anti-progress, 141:

>> you fucking traitor. <<

Jealous much? ;-)

Anonymous said...

One day when you visit Malaysia you will see nothing but blobs of black and grey moving around with only a slit for the eyes instead of people. You would not know what is inside each blob.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ 859:

Ninja? In Malaysia? ;-)