‘It is a betrayal and a treason to this country,: so says the Malays of kuala Lumpur.
That bitter statement is a reaction to contents of the closing speech by none other than Wan Azizah Ismail at Party Keadilan Rakyat’s triennial convention held recently.
Dr Wan Azizah, the President of PKR which is the main component of Malaysia’s Opposition Coalition. She is also the wife of Anwar Ibrahim who is the supreme adviser to the Opposition Coalition.
Earlier, in her speech, Wan Azizah had called on the abolition of the so-called Malay Supremacy. By doing so, she had unintentionally hinted on the abolition of the Monarchical System. However, Malaysia practised only the Constitutional Monarchy which means that the Law of the land is supreme.
The Malays are the biggest racial group in Malaysia and for years have called this region as ‘Tanah Melayu’ which means the Malay Land.
As a reaction to that particular speech by Dr Wan Azizah, various NGO’s and common citizens had lodged several Police reports. Demonstrations where her photos and other images were burnt took place across the land.
There were signs that even the Royalties were offended.