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Gugusan Kepulauan Melayu
Malay Archipelago

The posting below was supposed to be a short reply to the comments in an article in The Malaysian Insider, but it somehow turn out to be few paragraphs long. So, I just thought of posting it here too, since I don't really have much to write these days.
..This land was previously known as Tanah Melayu. The previous rulers were all Raja-raja Melayu. Across the whole land and sea from Patani up in the north, to Aceh in the west, to Java and right up to Southern Philippines to Maluku in the east, are known as the Gugusan Kepulauan Melayu or the Malay archipelago.

My point here is, if a native Malay (Minang, Siak ,Aceh, Banjar, Bugis, Patani, Brunei Malays etc etc) migrates to Tanah Melayu, they were just migrating from one to another negeri/tanah jajahan Raja-Raja Melayu. In the old days, the concept of nation-state, state sovereignty, immigration and so on so forth were almost none existence. Therefore the Malays in the Malay archipelago were free to move about everywhere they want.

Again, remember that all of them are Malays, who profess Islam, speak the Malay language and follows the customs of the native Malays in Tanah Melayu. All these elements forms the attributes of a Malay according to the Federal Constitution. So tell me, what's the big deal?

It was the British and the Dutch colonialist who separated parts of the Malay archipelago into two in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty 1824. The result of it; Malay peninsular and Singapore were handed over to the British while the Dutch took Sumatra and Java. And this later on became the official borders of the independent states of Malaysia and Indonesia.

So please stop making a fool by saying things like "Malays are not the first race in Malaya" or "Malays are immigrants too" and other nonsense. It's just too sickening to read these kind of things. Am not trying to be racial here but merely stating facts from history.

Truly Dissapointed..

Good night, Malaysiaku..


muNm said...

Totally agree with you....

Hamka said...

hmm malaysian :D
btw , i cant comment in your blog without blogger profile :(

GombakRock said...

What can I say bro...racist and ignorant politician came from Racist n Ignorant Political Parties...

shahnon said...

hello gombakrock,
finally for once we are in a total agreement. heheh

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