Most probably if Lim Guan Eng denounces his Christianity and converts to Islam perhaps he would become the first Chinese Prime Minister in Malaysia. All Malays will fully support Lim Guan Eng Abdullah!
WZWH knows the desire of why the Chineses support Pakatan Rakyat which some estimate nearly 80% because they the Chineses want more power especially to become the first Chinese Prime Minister in Malaysia.
This is what DAP aim for, to mobilise all Chinese people to get that objective. In order to garner support from the Malays, politicians like Sakmongkol AK47 and other Malays are employed to do the tasks.
WZWH suggests one easy and short cut way for the Chineses if all of you really want the real power:
- Embrace Islam en masse
- Assimilated Culturally
According to Malaysia Constitution, the definition of a Malay (one of the definitions) is practising a religion of Islam hence the Chineses if embrace Islam are already half Malays!
The best way for us to see a Chinaman becoming the PM of Malaysia is to have the Malaysian Chinese become Muslims en masse. The most pious and knowledgeable among them will be the best candidate to become PM of Malaysia. A pious and knowledgeable Muslim Malaysian Chinese will bring the country into an era of wealth and prosperity. The wealth of Allah is unlimited and has no boundary.
If the Chineses assimilated culturally like Canada, Australia, Britain, USA all have excellent examples of ethnic minority citizens being appointed or elected to very senior positions in their government or community.
Malaysian Chinese and Indians who tend to make such comparisons need to understand one very important point though. Almost without fail, those high profile leaders are thoroughly assimilated culturally into the majority ethos of their country. To the extent their ethnic descent is largely irrelevant.
Canada's former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson, born in China, but is practically a White Canadian. Colin Powell, Chairman of the US Military's Joint Chiefs of Staff and later Secretary of State, born of Black Jamaican parents, but indistinguishable from any middle-class White American apart from his physical appearance.
Pakistan-born British Lord, Baron Nazir Ahmed, more English than most Englishmen.
The many Malaysian Chinese who insist educating their children in their own vernacular school system, speak haltingly in Bahasa Malaysia and have hardly even basic knowledge and interest in the History and Culture of the people Nusantara can hardly complain about their lack of representation in high profile official appointments.
Let us look at the The History, The Phenomena, The Success of mamak people of Indian origin enjoy the status of being 'fully Malay' referring to the mamaks (Indian muslims) who are now 'thoroughly assimilated', especially by marriage to the Malays.
So WZWH narrates the story...
In contemporary Malaysia, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhari, Zainuddin Mydin, Siti Nurhaliza binti 'Thaarudeen', Justice Haidar Mohd Noor, Ahmad Nawab, Akbar Nawab, P Ramlee, Man Bhai, Tan Sri Elyas Omar, Tan Sri Ali Abul Hassan are all Indian Muslims or descended from Indian Muslims. Malaysia's first Speaker of Parliament Tan Sri CM Yusuf was a mamak. So was the permanent Chairman of UMNO Tan Sri Sulaiman 'Ninam' Shah. 'Ninam' is actually truncated Tamil for 'Naina Mohamed'. Former Sabah Chief Minister Dato Harris Salleh and present Chief Minister Musa Aman are all mamaks. They are not Pushtuns, Pakistanis or Yemenis.
Among our Prime Ministers Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the son of an Indian Muslim. Abdullah Badawi has mamak blood from his father's side. Toh Puan Sharifah Radziah Syed AlwiBarakbah, the wife of our first PM Tunku Abdul Rahman, had mamak ancestry. The Tunku himself was of mixed Thai and mamak parentage. Ex DPM Dato Sri Anwar Ibrahim's father is a mamak. The intellectuals Kassim Ahmad and Farish Noor have Indian Muslim fathers while the late Tan Sri Muhammad Noordin Sopiee had a mamak grandfather. Munir Majid is a Tamil speaking mamak and Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is a mamak too. Also Dato' Sharizat Jalil the ex-Minister of Women too.
Here it is pertinent to note the 'Syed' and 'Sheikh' name. Among Indian Muslims the name Syed or Sheikh is common, its no big deal. The names 'Shah' and 'Khan' are also very common mamak names. Other 'Malay' names like 'Chik', 'Tamby Chik' and 'Keling' are definitely of mamak origins too.
The name 'Shah' is not common among the Malays but strangely enough it is very common among the Malay sultans, for example Sultan Azlan Shah and Raja Nazrin Shah. Shah is NOT an Arabic name. It originates from Persia and comes to Malaysia from India through the Indian Muslim influence. This is just more indication of the mamak ancestry of our Malay rulers.
But among kampong Malays the name Syed and Sheikh are supposed to indicate Arab ancestry, the name Syed being associated with 'keturunan nabi' or lineage from the Prophet. To the kampong Malays these names are a really big deal. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Another common mamak name is 'Maricar'.
Actually it is 'Marikiyaar'. This has evolved into 'Merican'. Hence the thousands of Malays who bear the 'Merican' name today are also of mamak ancestry. They call themselves Jawi Peranakan. They are actually mamak.
Many smart Indian Muslims realized very early on this Malay liking for Arabic names and Arab ancestry. So they started passing themselves off, (or did not object if they were referred to) as Arabs, usually of Yemeni descent. In Malaysia too many Syeds and Sheikhs from among the Malays today are actually recycled mamaks.
One good example is Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhari. Among the Malay elite Tan Sri Syed Mukhtar Bukhari passes off as being of Yemeni descent. His family actually comes from India.The former mayor of KL Tan Sri Elyas Omar is also of Tamil mamak origins from Penang.
Among the Malays it is also 'ok' if a mamak is from Pakistani descent. Perhaps Pakistan is closer to Bollywood. So some clever mamaks claim to be from Pakistan. The former Sabah Chief Minister Harris Salleh and present Chief Minister Musa Aman are said to be 'of Pakistan origins' but in actual fact they are of Indian mamak ancestry, and usually Tamil speaking.
Mamaks come in all colours and complexions from the dark skinned to the light skinned, green eyed and brown eyed types. A visit to the Masjid Kapitan Keling in Pitt Street in Penang or Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur on a Friday will witness all varieties of mamak.
The Indian Muslims in Malaysia today can be classified as follows :
- Those mamaks who have inter married with Malays for generations and have actually become Malays. You can only know their mamak ancestry by their mamak sounding names like Merican, Shah, Syed, Sheikh etc, by their 'Indian' appearances - prominent nose, rounder eyes etc.
- Those mamaks who have not inter married with Malays but who have assimilated closely into the Malay culture. They can only speak Malay and have cut off almost all their links with India.These would include thousands of mamaks in Penang, Kedah, Melaka and other parts of the country. Only their DNA remains Indian. But practically, for all intents and purposes they are Malay.
The rate of inter marriage between mamaks and Malays increased tremendously after 1970. After 38 years of the NEP, the mamaks are even more assimilated now through marriage than ever before.Today there is rarely a mamak family which does not have a Malay son or daughter in law.
But it is a fact that the Indian Muslims are heavily intermarried with Malays.This trend started over 600 years ago and continues until today. They and their offspring have played major roles in the history of this country. Sang Nila Utama, Parameswara, Tun Ali, Hang Kasthuri, Hang Tuah, Mani Purindan, Tun Teja, Abdullah Munshi and ALL the Malay Sultans are descended from Indian Muslims. The Perlis Royal family is almost certainly of mamak/Thai mix.
A DNA test will reveal Indian DNA among all our Malay rulers but which Sultan can or wants to retrace his Indian ancestry? All Sultans prefer to be distinguished as AhlulBait the decendents of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Some of the Sultans are genuine decendents of AhlulBait.
These are the mamaks who assimilated into the Malay community from generations ago. Fast forward to today : in UMNO there are thousands of mamaks fighting for Malay rights. In PAS there are mamaks fighting for Islam (aka Malay) rights. PAS stalwart Hanipa Mydin is a pure mamak while Deputy MB of Kelantan Dato Husam Musa may have mamak blood. In the old Keadilan 'brother' Abdul Rahman Othman, another mamak tulen, became party secretary general and then quit later - to join PAS. In the Civil Service and in the Melayu korporat sector there are thousands of mamaks helping the NEP 'social engineering' come true.
In Penang pure Malays are a rarity. As late as the 80s, they could only be found in Sungai Ara, Balik Pulau and other places where there were no roads. In all other places in Penang, mamak blood is almost a certainty. Hence words like 'chacha' and 'nana' are a part of Penang Malay.In Kedah and Melaka the mamak 'penetration' of the Malay populace is much more earlier than in Penang. Which means the mamaks in Kedah and Melaka have diluted their DNA into the Malay population from much earlier times.
In short mamaks are a permanent feature of the Malay 'make up'. It is the karma of the mamaks that they have become kurma in Malaysia. If the Indians can why not the Chineses have try...if all of you really want POWER to rule Malaysia!
For WZWH, also got Chinese DNA through WZWH's great-grand mother!