Melayu bulu main mat saleh

01-Jan-2016 00:13

Linguists call this the "Lego-type" language, where words are added on to the root word to make meaning and give tenses and such. The writer failed to identify (probably didn't know), that the "Malay" definition also includes, the Champa, Dong Song, Hoabin Hian, The Taiwanese Alisan and the Philippino Aetas.Somehow, the Indonesians disagree with this classification and insist on being called "Indonesians" even though the majority of "Malays" have their roots in parts of Indonesia? He also did not identify that the "Orang Asli" are (for lack of a better term) ex-Africans. He is witty, smart, funny, irreverent, sometimes self-effacing, and a lot more.He sent me a very long comment from a commentator to his posting on "Freedom to Choose A Religion".

Beneath these variations, however, there is a common steely core that is bent on changing the Malay persona from its perceived lethargic character to one that is brave, bold and ready to take on the world.

(FYI, a runaway Ming Dynasty official whom Cheng Ho was sent to hunt down) Interestingly, the Bugis were career Pirates in the Johor-Riau Island areas.

Now the nephew of Daeng Kemboja was appointed the First Sultan of Selangor.

Neither do they fall into the same group as the migrating Southern Chinese of 6,000yrs ago nor the Australo Melanesian group from Africa.

The Bugis are the cross-breed between the Chinese and the Arabs.

Beneath these variations, however, there is a common steely core that is bent on changing the Malay persona from its perceived lethargic character to one that is brave, bold and ready to take on the world.

(FYI, a runaway Ming Dynasty official whom Cheng Ho was sent to hunt down) Interestingly, the Bugis were career Pirates in the Johor-Riau Island areas.

Now the nephew of Daeng Kemboja was appointed the First Sultan of Selangor.

Neither do they fall into the same group as the migrating Southern Chinese of 6,000yrs ago nor the Australo Melanesian group from Africa.

The Bugis are the cross-breed between the Chinese and the Arabs.

Worse, somehow, they feel even more insulted when you call them “Malay”.