Storify Feed Feedburner Facebook Twitter Flickr Youtube Vimeo

ROS Lboard

‘Melayus’ must not forget Indian link

February 24, 2011

FMT LETTER

From Sewel, via e-mail

The ‘Malays’ forget that Sri Ganga Negara or what is Malaya today was never theirs. Even Langkasuka of old which is today’s Kedah, Penang and Perlis plus Northern Perak was settled by an Indian Prince and his family.

The Sultanate of Perak were direct descendants of old Hindu princes.

Even the word ‘Malayar’ or ‘Malaya’ is a derivative of the Indian word ‘Mountainous’ as the ancient Hindu traders found ‘Malaya’ very mountainous.

Even Mahathir’s own father was an Indian first generation migrant! The irony of course is the real ‘Melayu’ of Malaya or the ‘Orang Asli’ are not considered ‘Bhumiputera’ or Bumiputera by the Sumatrans and Javans who settled in Malaya after the arrival of the British in the 1800s.

Also read

Unity in diversity still a dream


Comments

Readers are required to have a valid Facebook account to comment on this story. We welcome your opinions to allow a healthy debate. We want our readers to be responsible while commenting and to consider how their views could be received by others. Please be polite and do not use swear words or crude or sexual language or defamatory words. FMT also holds the right to remove comments that violate the letter or spirit of the general commenting rules.

The views expressed in the contents are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of FMT.

Comments