Parti Gerakan president Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon is inviting another ‘tearing of photo’ (and risk being call racist) session from his fellow BN members in Umno again. The former Penang chief minister proposed a new term for ‘special position’ in place of ‘Ketuanan Melayu’.
The Star reports Koh as saying “use the term “special position” instead of ketuanan Melayu,”
“The term ketuanan Melayu would give rise to a tuan and hamba (master and slave) situation so let’s use the proper term as provided for in the Federal Constitution.
“Article 153 safeguards the special position of the Malays and natives, the Rulers and Islam as well as protects the legitimate interests of non-Malays.
“We must understand the Federal Constitution, parliamentary democracy system and constitutional monarchy in totality.
“The needs of rakyat Malaysia must come first especially in light of global challenges,” he said after opening the party’s life member council meeting on Sunday.